Over the last few weeks we’ve been carefully monitoring Government guidelines, with a goal of re-opening the hotels as soon as we are allowed but with caution and importantly taking into account local sentiment.
Based upon the most recent Government advice, we have decided to open The Idle Rocks & St Mawes Hotel on a restricted basis on Saturday 4th July.

The health & safety of our guests, staff and the village community is vitally important to us, which is why we are opening with cautious measures in place and in full compliance with Government guidelines.

Over the next few months we will remain flexible and hopefully the situation will improve which will allow us to advance some of our plans, especially when it comes to opening our restaurants to outside diners for lunch and dinner.

Further details of our opening plans and Covid-19 Policy can be found here

Best wishes,

The Idle Rocks & St Mawes Hotel Team

Grand Seaview Rooms

Our Grand Seaview Rooms at the Idle Rocks are our largest and most luxurious rooms. Spacious, light and airy, with spectacular water views.

Harbour View Rooms

Our Harbour Views Rooms are all individually designed, with luxurious bathrooms. Wake up each morning to the spectacular water views.

Village Hideaways

Our Village Hideaway Rooms are characterful and unique. With village or water views, escape the day to day and embrace romantic seclusion.

Family Rooms

Our Family Rooms at the Idle Rocks are generously proportioned. With either bunk beds or sofa beds, all three rooms have spectacular sea views.
The Idle Rocks Terrace

Gift Vouchers

Why not treat you loved ones to an Idle Rocks Gift voucher? Look forward to some delicious food, cream tea in our lounges or even a bottle of wine in the glorious sunshine on the terrace.

Dine at the Idle Rocks Restaurant

Led by Head Chef Dorian Janmaat, our passionate team of chefs pride themselves on preparing authentic and inspiring dishes, conceived from sustainably produced local ingredients.
Be Our Guest at The Idle Rocks


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
  • 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.
  • 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.
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Rooms can be reserved online or you can call us on 01326 270 270 or email info@idlerocks.com

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Reserve a Table

Tables can be reserved online or you can call us on 01326 270 270 or eat@idlerocks.com

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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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