Idle Rocks

In a ‘wonderful position right by the water’, this ‘beautifully decorated’ hotel is ‘superbly run’, by ‘great staff’, in a ‘hospitable spirit’. More

Contact details

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

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, not under 12 in restaurant after 8.30 pm.

Dogs

allowed in 2 bedrooms, not in public rooms.

Credit cards

all major cards.

Prices

[2018] 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.

Other reviews

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)

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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