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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

6 Romantic ways to spend Valentines Day in Cornwall

6 Romantic ways to spend Valentines Day in Cornwall

From 29 January

The Cornish coast always offers a truly romantic setting, and with the most romantic day of the year approaching, we've searched out the area’s most idyllic hotels, sumptuous cuisine, soppy spots, gift ideas, and more.

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Top Winter Walks and Sunday Lunch Combos

Top Winter Walks and Sunday Lunch Combos

From 17 January

We all love a crisp winter walk especially when there’s a cosy spot with a Sunday Roast en route!

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Christmas in St Mawes

Christmas in St Mawes

From 6 November 2018

Take the stress out of Christmas and enjoy a relax in St Mawes this year where two of the Cornwall's leading hotels The Idle Rocks & St Mawes Hotel have got you covered...

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