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Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

What a great hotel with the most amazing views. Stayed there with my husband for his birthday treat. Great rooms. Lovely restaurant and bar. The staff was lovely, very helpful, very engaging. Would definitely stay there again.

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Bath, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fantastic location, fantastic food, great rooms with harbour views and very attentive staff. Can't be long until they receive a mitchelin star. We would recommend this hotel highly. We will return again in the autumn.

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Thank Carolyn G
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

From arrival to reluctant departure, this place, the location, the rooms, the food, the service - hell even the weather - was faultless. Relaxed Cornish hospitality with a touch of class. What a stunning hotel with possibly the most beautiful view in the UK. Dont waste a moment more considering other places to stay - book this place now! We'll...

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Thank Louise M
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Location,food and staff exceeded every one of our expectations! We left a little heavier but feeling we had made many new friends. We will find an excuse to return very soon as we did not have time to take advantage of their amazing cinema. Thank you Paul,Rachael and Sid and all of your happy team.

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Thank gchod1981
Southampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My other half and I had a couple of nights at this lovely hotel during February half term. Our room was fabulous with a view across the harbour. The decor throughout was of a very high standard with exquisite attention to detail, and the bed and bathroom were of the highest order. Our visit was made all the more enjoyable...

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Thank Andy7691
cornwall uk
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is our destination place for a celebratory lunch. As usual we were not disappointed with the staff very welcoming and excellent food. The view from the restaurant windows is fantastic, cannot be beaten! Have never stayed at the Hotel but can only imagine it to be marvellous - if you are in the area can only recommend a try....

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Thank bobity
Cirencester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Exquisite, is the word I would use to describe this hotel. On arrival, we were greeted warmly and from that moment on, nothing was too much trouble. The beautiful decor is contemporary with a subtle coastal theme; a roaring log burner added warmth and a homely touch. It was such a relaxing space to read or simply take in the...

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Thank catherineloly
Oxfordshire. UK
Reviewed 20 February 2017

My wife and I have just returned from a three night stay at this astonishing hotel. The hotel itself is perfection; everything is presented to the highest possible standard and has a very relaxing atmosphere. Its location just above the sea wall is fabulous with sea views from most rooms and all of the public areas. The food in the...

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2Thank LotusOxfordshire_UK
StMawes2015, Manager at The Idle Rocks, responded to this review

Dear Alan and Jan, Thank you for your wonderful review following your recent stay with us. I am delighted to read how much you enjoyed the hotel, bedrooms, views and especially the food. It is also a pleasure to read that my team helped to make your stay enjoyable and I will pass on your special thanks to Kirsty and...

Leeds, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 February 2017

Having stayed at The Atlantis, The Mondrian, Soho House, The Zetter and Dean Street Townhouse in the last year I feel like I've been lucky enough to experience some amazing hotels. The Idle Rocks is not an amazing hotel. Its a hotel that thinks its five star. Its not. Its a hotel that can't get a soft boiled egg right....

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StMawes2015, Manager at The Idle Rocks, responded to this review

Dear Lee, Thank you for your review following your stay with us in August 2016. Clearly some time has passed since your visited and as you can see from more recent reviews, guests seem to be enjoying a much more positive experience. That being said, we take all feedback seriously and I would still appreciate the chance to talk to...

Oxford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Beautiful hotel with a wonderful team. The attention to detail is magnificent and the staff were all so welcoming and helpful throughout our 3 night stay. The food and drink selection was perfect and we even enjoyed tea and scones on arrival. The breakfast selection was one of the best ever. The views are very special with the harbour just...

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StMawes2015, Manager at The Idle Rocks, responded to this review

Dear Baillois, Thank you for your recent review following your stay with us for Diane's birthday. I'm delighted to read how much you and your wife enjoyed everything and especially that she enjoyed a special birthday with us. We hope to see you both again. Best wishes Paul Goodwin, Manager

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Accessible rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Idle Rocks has the most enviable location in St Mawes, overlooking the harbour with views across the River Fal to Falmouth. Our 19 bedrooms, most with stunning vistas over the bay, have been thoughtfully designed, each having their own unique identity with fabulous fabrics and decor that leave you in no doubt that you are by the sea. After a long day lazing on the beach, our south facing terrace is the perfect place to relax, have a long drink, and watch the world go by. You may even see your dinner being landed on the harbourside.The Idle Rock's restaurant, run by our head chef, Guy Owen, is a celebration of Cornwall; showcasing a range of fabulous produce that has been sourced locally using only seasonal fresh ingredients. In many cases it will have been swimming right on our doorstep only a few hours earlier and while the food is of the very highest standard our setting is very relaxed. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Idle Rocks

Address: Harbourside, St Mawes TR2 5AN, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cornwall > Roseland Peninsula > St Mawes
Price Range: €169 - €331 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 19
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