Stay at The Idle Rocks, St Mawes

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.

Perched perfectly on the rocks in the heart of St Mawes on the Roseland Peninsula, the 19 bedroom Relais & Chateaux hotel is your home from home. All our bedrooms are individually designed, the ultimate in waterside comfort and luxury, each with their own, unique style and charm.

With an award winning restaurant, with a focus on sustainable fish & seafood, and unprecedented south facing views across the water, the environment is relaxed, and the hospitality is genuine and engaging.

We look forward to welcoming you to The Idle Rocks.

  • Grand Seaview Rooms

    Our Grand Seaview Rooms are our largest and most luxurious rooms, and very popular with our guests. Spacious, light and airy, with spectacular water views. Wake up to the sound of the ocean.

  • Seaview Rooms

    Our Seaview Rooms are generously proportioned with spectacular views over the water. All have en-suite bath or shower rooms. Some also feature a stunning juliette balcony.

  • The Cottage: Grand Harbour & Harbour View Rooms

    The cottage is located adjacent to the main hotel and home to our Grand Harbour & Harbour Views Rooms. All  are individually designed, with luxurious bathrooms. Wake up each morning to the spectacular water views and the gentle sounds of St Mawes harbour.

    DOG FRIENDLY: Two of our Harbour Rooms are dog friendly, where we welcome a small, well-behaved dog. Please note, dogs are not allowed in the public hotel areas (see our Terms & Conditions page for further details).

  • Village Hideaway

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

  • Cosy Seaview Room

    Snuggle up in our Cosy Seaview rooms with gorgeous views over the Percuil River and beyond. Sit back, relax & watch the waves roll in.


  • Village Cosy Room

    A bright airy room, with a nautical decor, which epitomises St Mawes. Our Village Cosy room has a double bed and ensuite shower room.

  • Family Room

    We have one beautiful Seaview family room which can accommodate 2 adults and 2 children in a bunk bed.

  • Rooms at St Mawes Hotel

    Rooms at our sister, The St Mawes Hotel, located just across the harbour, are individually designed; classic luxury meets seaside chic.
    Relax in the sumptuous Hypnos beds, and luxurious modern bathrooms, with all the little extras that make your stay the perfect relaxing seaside retreat.
    Our seaview rooms have uninterrupted vistas across the River Fal; fall asleep to the waves lapping on the shore and wake up to the sunshine twinkling off water, and the hustle & bustle of St Mawes Harbour

Summer On The Rocks

Illuminated by the Spring weather, St. Mawes provides the most stunning location for you to enjoy a three night seaside escape, with its wonderful sea views & warm hospitality.
The St Mawes Hotel

Our Sister, The St Mawes Hotel

Located in the centre of the village with a commanding view over the harbour and bay, The St Mawes Hotel is placed at the very heart of the community. Our boutique accommodation across seven bedrooms, offers the very best in coastal comfort and luxury, each room individually designed, with their own unique style and charm. The Lower Deck Bar & Upper Deck Restaurant at the St Mawes Hotel is a convivial escape to enjoy authentic, quality dishes that showcase the best locally sourced Cornish ingredients.

Activities at The Idle Rocks

Our unique position on the water, gives our guests access to a whole range of activities.

Our Booking Options

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