Your Home from Home by the Sea

Perched perfectly on the rocks in the heart of St Mawes, the 19 bedroom Relais & Chateaux hotel is your home away from home, with each of our bedrooms are individually designed to reflect the ultimate beauty in waterside comfort & luxury. With a multi award winning restaurant, and unprecedented south facing views across the water, the environment is relaxed and the hospitality is genuine and engaging.

Roseland Walks

Discover the footpaths & bridleways of the stunning Roseland Peninsula, with our Roseland Walks Getaway.

Roseland Walks Book

by Andrew Alderson and Jacques Egbers, sponsored by The Idle Rocks and The St Mawes Hotel.

Idle Rocks Restaurant

Dine at our Award Winning Restaurant. Open for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Afternoon Tea

World Oceans Day

Join us in the restaurant for a specially developed tasting menu, to celebrate World Oceans Day
view of a bedroom at the Idle Rocks hotel

Stay at The Idle Rocks

All of our bedrooms are individually designed , the ultimate in waterside comfort & luxury, each with its own, unique style and charm.

Dine at the Idle Rocks Restaurant

Winner of the "2018 Seafood Restaurant of the Year" and Voted as ‘Best Restaurant’ Trencherman’s Guide 2018. Enjoy authentic and inspiring dishes, conceived from sustainably produced local ingredients.
overhead shot of poached sea trout dish The Idle Rocks Restaurant


A family celebration, a movie during your stay, a night out with friends or a business meeting. The Idle Rocks makes entertainment easy

The Idle Rocks - Your Place by the Sea

Experience the Idyllic destination of the Idle Rocks, in St. Mawes
  • Seasonal Getaways

    Join us for romantic getaways, gourmet breaks, and seasonal packages throughout the year. A perfect excuse to take a break!
  • Award Winning Dining

    Our restaurant and south facing terrace offer an ideal location to enjoy delicious food, centred on fresh Cornish ingredients.
  • Roseland Walks

    “Roseland Walks” by Andrew Alderson and Jacques Egbers,
  • Provenance

    The provenance of the produce we use is vitally important to us. We know the growers, the farmers and the fisherman.
  • Award Winning Dining

    We are delighted to have been named the winner of the 2018 Seafood Restaurant of the Year by The Caterer; in association with Seafish, the public body supporting the £10bn UK seafood industry.
  • Sail Away

    Yacht Charters, Sailing Tuition and a whole variety of water based activities can be enjoyed at The Idle Rocks,

Our Booking Options

Book your stay with Idle Rocks online, reserve your restaurant table with us direct or why not have a look at our beautiful partner Hotel, The St Mawes Hotel.
a wide view of Room 8 with grey, white and orange at The Idle Rocks Hotel
Book Your Stay

Rooms can be reserved online or you can call us on 01326 270 270 or email

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colouful green and orange carror dish on white plate
Reserve a Table

Tables can be reserved online or you can call us on 01326 270 270 or

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St Mawes Hotel balcony
St Mawes Hotel

Discover our rooms and dining options, at our sister hotel

Visit St Mawes Hotel

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Exclusive Offers
Rewarding loyalty is what we do best, if there’s an exclusive offer or limited treat you will find it here first.