Idle Rocks

Perched ‘truly on the water’, Karen and David Richards’s sophisticated seaside hotel (Relais & Châteaux) is ‘just the place to unfurl after the stresses of the day-to-day’, this year's visitors say. More

Contact details

Idle Rocks
Harbourside
St Mawes
Cornwall
TR2 5AN
England
01326 270270
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Hotel information

Bedrooms

19. 4 in adjacent annexe, 1 suitable for disabled.

Open

all year.

Facilities

lounge, restaurant, kids' room, boot room, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Sky), terrace.

Background music

all day in public areas.

Children

all ages welcomed.

Dogs

allowed in 2 bedrooms, not in public rooms.

Credit cards

all major cards.

Prices

[2016] per room B&B £200–£380. Set menu £55 per person. 1-night bookings sometimes refused at weekends.

Other Credits

Good Hotel Guide Review

Perched ‘truly on the water’, Karen and David Richards’s sophisticated hotel is ‘just the place to unfurl after the stresses of the day-to-day’, visitors say. ‘Well-chosen’ decor in the public spaces ‘sets the style’: vibrant coastal colours (‘lots of blue’) throughout, along with bold paintings, huge flower planters, squashy cushions, ‘up-to-date’ glossy magazines. A children’s playroom brims with toys and puzzles. Go barefoot in the individually styled bedrooms – all the better to feel the pile of ‘expensive rugs’ on smooth wooden floors. Against an airy palette, find ‘splendid’ pillows and ‘gorgeous’ flourishes (glasswork, bleached coral, heavy throws in natural fibres). ‘Our bathroom had a motion-sensor-operated night light – a fantastic addition.’ An evening turn-down service leaves ‘tidiness everywhere’. In the lively restaurant, chef Guy Owen’s modern menu draws from the local larder; consider wild bream alla romana, barbecued vegetables. A separate oyster menu has them butter-poached, with a lemongrass velouté, or in a chilli-ginger preparation. Breakfast has ‘excellent marmalade’, artisan bread, eggs all ways. (Abigail Kirby-Harris)

Special offers

Foodie Escape

April, May and June: To launch Head Chef Guy Owen’s new Tasting menu and Afternoon Tea menu, a special foodie package has been created for you to enjoy this Spring. As well as indulging in the restaurant, you can spend your two days relaxing or exploring the Roseland and beyond. From £299 per room per night for two. Includes accommodation, breakfasts, a tasting menu dinner, an afternoon tea and a 1 day travel ticket on the Fal River network. Please call 01326 270170 or email stay@idlerocks.com. http://idlerocks.com/time-idle-rocks/foodie-escape/

Map

Idle Rocks
Harbourside
St Mawes
Cornwall
TR2 5AN

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