Your Home from Home by the Sea

Perched perfectly on the rocks, in the heart of St Mawes, on the Roseland Peninsula, on the South Coast of Cornwall. Our 19 bedroom Relais & Châteaux hotel is your home away from home.

Each of our bedrooms are individually designed to reflect the ultimate beauty in waterside comfort & luxury.

With an award winning restaurant and unprecedented south facing views across the water, the environment is relaxed and the hospitality is genuine and engaging.

Experience A Taste of Cornwall

As we head towards the cooler seasons, we are delighted to offer our guests a two night “Taste of Cornwall” retreat, for wine lovers and adventurers alike.

The Idle Rocks Gift Vouchers

A Gift Voucher is an ideal gift for someone who loves St Mawes & The Idle Rocks. Redeemable in the restaurant or hotel, and available in various denominations. Buy Online.

Waterside Terrace

After a day exploring the stunning local area by sea or by land, our Waterside Terrace is the ideal place to enjoy dinner or a chilled drink, in the beautiful Cornish sunshine.

Stay in St Mawes

Perched perfectly on the rocks in the heart of St Mawes on the Roseland Peninsula, The Idle Rocks, a 19 bedroom Relais & Châteaux hotel, is your home from home by the sea.
view of grand seaview room at the Idle Rocks Hotel

Stay at The Idle Rocks

A luxury hotel on the Roseland Peninsula, in the heart of Cornwall. A stay at The Idle Rocks is the place to re-engage with the simpler pleasures in life.

Dine at the Idle Rocks Restaurant

Led by Executive Head Chef Dorian Janmaat, our passionate team of chefs pride themselves on preparing authentic and inspiring dishes, conceived from sustainably produced local ingredients.
Dine in the Idle Rocks, St Mawes, Roseland Peninsula


Whether it’s a family celebration, a movie during your stay, a night out with friends or a business meeting, our facilities at The Idle Rocks and our sister property, The St Mawes Hotel, provide a wide range of corporate and personal entertainment options.

The Idle Rocks - Your Place by the Sea

Experience the Idyllic destination of the Idle Rocks, in St. Mawes
  • Award Winning Dining

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

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

    “Roseland Walks” by Andrew Alderson and Jacques Egbers.
  • New Year’s Eve at The Idle Rocks

    See in the New Year with a bang at The Idle Rocks.
  • Sail Away

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

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

Our Booking Options

Book your stay and reserve your restaurant table at The Idle Rocks online. Or why not have a look at our beautiful sister property, The St Mawes Hotel.
Seaview Rooms - a wide view of Room 8 with grey, white and orange at The Idle Rocks Hotel
Book Your Stay

To make a hotel reservation, book online, call 01326 270 270 or email

Book Your Stay
Dine in the Idle Rocks, St Mawes, Roseland Peninsula
Reserve a Table

To make a lunch or dinner reservation, book online, call 01326 270 270 or email:

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St Mawes Hotel balcony
St Mawes Hotel

Discover our rooms, bar & dining options, and the Hidden Cinema at our sister hotel

Visit St Mawes Hotel

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