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The Idle Rocks

A unique and unrivaled waterside location in St Mawes.

A great place to stay year round.


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The Idle Rocks Hotel

The recently refurbished Idle Rocks is situated idyllically, on the Harbourside of St Mawes. With 20 bedrooms, each with its own unique scheme, a Restaurant seating 65 with views across the unspoilt Harbour and a South facing Terrace that sits perfectly on the rocks…


The Idle Rocks is the place where people can re-engage with the simpler pleasures in life.

Your place by the sea


The Idle Rocks sets new standards of comfort and service, creating a true feeling of home from home for our guests. Our food offering is a celebration of Cornwall and its local produce, only using seasonal, fresh and locally sourced ingredients prepared with simplicity and to the highest of standards.


Explore the rooms...

Sea | Beach | Harbour | Village


Seasonal food cooked simply...

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner


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Latest News/Blogs from The Idle Rocks

Trencherman’s Awards 2018 Winners Announced

Trencherman’s Awards 2018 Winners Announced

From 27 November 2017

Winners of the prestigious Trencherman’s Awards 2018 were revealed during a sumptuous ceremony at Salcombe Harbour Hotel last night. Food and drink connoisseurs from across the region congregated to celebrate the creativity and passion of the region’s chefs, hoteliers, restaurateurs, landlords and staff.

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Suggestions for Minimoons in Cornwall

Suggestions for Minimoons in Cornwall

From 9 October 2017

We’ve chosen some of our favourite ways to celebrate being newlyweds. Here are some of the best things to do on minimoon in Cornwall, and the perfect places to do them!

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Where to Stay of the Day :: Idle Rocks Hotel

Where to Stay of the Day :: Idle Rocks Hotel

From 17 September 2017

Re-engage with the simpler pleasures in life, by staying at this stylish, laid-back waterfront inn in chic St Mawes.

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