The Idle Rocks sits on the edge of St Mawes harbour wall in the quaint fishing village of St Mawes, on the tip of the Roseland Peninsular, an area of outstanding natural beauty.
The view from the hotel is the Cornish dream brought to life: a small, idyllic harbour, narrow lanes of tidy fisherman's cottages, green fields that slope down to the sea and sandy beaches. St Mawes is located on the southern coast of the UK's mildest county, where daffodils begin to bloom in January, this makes the Idle Rocks a destination to visit all year around. Within the Roseland Peninsula, the Idle Rocks Hotel in St Mawes truly is a beautiful example of a luxury Cornwall Hotel.
Aside from its enviable location the hotel is a magnet for discerning diners, attracted by its reputation for superb cuisine as well as those simply seeking to relax in its friendly ambience and comfortable accommodation.
The terrace is simply the best place around to sit and watch life on the water of this bustling harbour in summer. In winter, the theatre of water on display (compliments of Mother Nature), provides a natural symphony of entertainment - best enjoyed from the comfort of the hotel lounge, bar and restaurant.
Two of the Harbourguides crew (Liz and Steve) were fortunate enough to stay at the Idle Rocks Hotel and although both have traveled all over the world they can not think of a nicer hotel or location anywhere. Liz said “its been one of the most enjoyable weeks away I have ever had” and Steve added “the rooms the restaurant and the service is second to none” They would both along with the rest of the Harbourguides crew like to say a big thank you to all the staff there especially the manager Chris Skidmore!