19. 4 in adjacent annexe, 1 suitable for disabled.
lounge, restaurant, kids’ room, boot room, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Sky), terrace.
all day in public areas.
all ages welcomed, not under 12 in restaurant after 8.30 pm.
allowed in 2 bedrooms, not in public rooms.
all major cards.
 per room B&B from £150–£405. Lunch 2 course- £27.50 3 course - £35. Dinner À la carte £58, 5-course tasting menu £75. 1-night bookings sometimes refused at weekends.
Good Hotel Guide Review
In a ‘wonderful position right by the water’, this ‘beautifully decorated’ hotel is ‘superbly run’, by ‘great staff’, in a ‘hospitable spirit’. Owned by Karen and David Richards, it is a modish place, in a pretty village ‘well accustomed to well-heeled yachties and other sea-loving holidaymakers’. ‘On a Sunday afternoon in the off season, the place was buzzing with people dropping in for lunch,’ a Guide correspondent reports in 2017. ‘Despite a full-scale gale blowing outside, the hotel was comfortably warm.’ Smart bedrooms facing village or harbour vary in size; some suit a family. ‘Our room had a supremely comfortable bed and crisp bedlinen; a huge walk-in shower that would easily have taken two. Small improvements would be welcomed, however: a full-length mirror, better bedside lighting, more power points.’ Order a cocktail, then join the crowds in the restaurant or on the sun-bathed terrace raving about chef Guy Owen’s ‘high-quality cooking’: his Cornish produce-packed menus might include wild bream, squid ink gnocchi, salsa verde, saffron. ‘Breakfasts are excellent, the full Cornish and eggs Benedict particularly good.’ (Oliver Thomas, AK-H, and others)
A Taste of Cornwall Special Offer
Stay for a two-night break at The Idle Rocks this December through to 21st March 2018, to experience a real taste of Cornwall! Prices start at £458.75 per night, based on a two-night stay with two adults sharing a Grand Sea View room. Your break will include: Tea and homemade biscuits on arrival; two nights’ luxury accommodation; breakfast each morning; half a dozen Cornish oysters and a glass of Trevibban Mill, Organic sparkling wine; Chefs secret Tasting menu within The Idle Rock’s award winning restaurant; Three course dinner at The St Mawes Hotel, followed by a movie in the luxury Hidden Cinema; a visit to The Lost Gardens of Heligan. To enjoy this culinary journey please call the Reservations Team on 01326 270270 or email email@example.com quoting A Taste of Cornwall. And don’t forget to enjoy ‘The Catch of The Day’ lunch special, with a glass of organic Cornish wine for £19.50 per person. Please mention the Good Hotel Guide when booking.