Idle Rocks

‘The situation, the view and interior are all marvellous,’ writes a reader this year, of Karen and David Richards’s ‘superb hotel’ (Relais & Château) right by the harbour wall in a fishing village on the Roseland peninsula. More

Contact details

Idle Rocks
Harbourside
St Mawes
Cornwall
TR2 5AN
England
01326 270 270

Hotel information

Bedrooms

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

Open

all year.

Facilities

lounge, restaurant, kids' room, boot room, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Sky), in-room treatments, waterside terrace, public areas wheelchair accessible, small car park.

Background music

all day in public areas.

Children

all ages welcomed.

Dogs

allowed in 2 cottage bedrooms, not in main hotel.

Credit cards

all major cards.

Prices

per room B&B £200-£405, D,B&B £316-£521. Set lunch £38, a la carte £58, 5-course tasting menu £75. 1-night bookings sometimes refused at weekends.

Other reviews

Good Hotel Guide Review

‘The situation, the view and interior are all marvellous,’ writes a reader this year, of Karen and David Richards’s ‘superb hotel’ (Relais & Château) right by the harbour wall in a fishing village on the Roseland peninsula. Built in 1907 and extended in the 1980s, it has bright-and-breezy, nautical-chic decor with lots of sea blues and bare floorboards. ‘Coastal-inspired colours’ continue in the bedrooms, most overlooking beach or harbour. A top-floor room had a ‘wonderfully comfortable bed’, but a shallow wardrobe and ‘amazing but outsize’ bedside lamps suggest that style can triumph over substance. Service is ‘good, the ‘staff are great’, but one regular reader in 2018 ‘was disappointed’ to be told he must have the full lunch menu when visiting for a light bite. Chef Guy Owen makes creative use of locally produced and foraged produce in cooking ‘of the highest quality’ served in the restaurant or bar, or on the terrace. Perhaps Ajax hake, mussels, saffron, gnocchi; pressed lamb breast, leek, ewe’s curd, shimeji. The kids, meanwhile, can tuck into goujons and chips. One reader would have liked more variety and less richness but breakfast rates another ‘marvellous’. (OT, and others)

Map

Idle Rocks
Harbourside
St Mawes
Cornwall
TR2 5AN

Guest comments

'The situation, the view and the interior are all are marvellous. The menus at dinner are somewhat complicated, with no change of the choice over three days. The breakfast were marvellous however. ' - SA - October, 2017

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