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.

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

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

Village Hideaway Rooms

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.
Sea view at St Mawes

The Idle Rocks Experience: On The Water

The sea is central to The Idle Rocks experience; our location could not be closer to the water and all its associated joy. Make special memories, and experience adventure, engaging with the great outdoors and the Cornish way of life.

Dine at the Idle Rocks Restaurant

Our passionate team of chefs pride themselves on preparing authentic and inspiring dishes, conceived from sustainably produced local ingredients. Led by Head Chef Guy Owen, whose culinary style is refined, imaginative, with French & Asian influences.
overhead shot of poached sea trout dish The Idle Rocks Restaurant


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.
  • 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
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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
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St Mawes Hotel balcony
St Mawes Hotel

Discover our rooms and dining options, at our sister hotel

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