About

The Idle Rocks is your place by the sea; a place to relax, kick off your shoes and re-engage with the simpler pleasures in life. Situated idyllically on the harbourside of St Mawes, perched on the rocks, it’s your home from home, where you can relax, unwind and pamper in the comfort of one of 19 individually designed bedrooms. Our award winning restaurant and south facing terrace offer the ideal location to enjoy the unprecedented views across the bay, whilst enjoying fabulous food centered on fresh Cornish Ingredients.

Voted in the “50 Best Beach Hotels in Europe ” by the Sunday Times Travel Magazine

St Mawes Village

Surrounded by the sea and gentle hills, St Mawes is spectacular, with a strong sense of community, all centered around the Harbour and waterside.

Our Culture

The Idle Rocks and St Mawes Hotel have sustainability at the heart of our ethos; from sourcing local produce to respecting our diverse Cornish environment and minimising our footprint.

The Local Area

Situated on the River Fal,the estuary on the South Coast of Cornwall, our location is a visitor's paradise.

On The Water

Make special memories, and experience adventure, engaging with the great outdoors and the Cornish way of life.

History

The Idle Rocks has been a part of the community of St. Mawes for over one hundred years.

The Idle Rocks Restaurant

Our award winning restaurant and south facing terrace offer the ideal location to enjoy the unprecedented views across the bay, whilst enjoying fabulous food centered on fresh Cornish Ingredients.

Events in St Mawes

The Idle Rocks is a perfect location to enjoy the best of Cornish events and hospitality

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 stay@stmawes.com

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: eat@idlerocks.com

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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

3 Reasons to
Book Direct

1
Best Rate Guarantee
Our best rates are always available directly and you will not find a cheaper price on any comparison websites.
2
Room Availability
We only offer a selection of our rooms on comparison websites, book direct for our full choice of room types.
3
Exclusive Offers
Rewarding loyalty is what we do best, if there’s an exclusive offer or limited treat you will find it here first.