On the quayside in the traditional fishing village of St Mawes, the The Idle Rocks features excellent sea views and fresh seafood. It offers modern rooms and free Wi-Fi.

All individually decorated rooms at Idle Rocks feature a flat-screen TV, vintage radio, Cornish tea, a Nespresso coffee maker and a bathroom with a bath or shower, and some with a rain-effect shower.

Some rooms have views of the harbor and St Anthony’s Head. Some TVs also double as mirrors.

Food is sourced locally and the head chef is also a keen forager. Breakfast includes unique twists, such as Birch Tree sirup, and there is also a range of brunch dishes on offer. You can enjoy a cocktail in the bar, or on the terrace which offers lovely sea views.

The village is home to St Mawes Castle, coastal and inland walks and watersports. Falmouth is a mile away by ferry, which operates year-round. Trelissick Gardens, St Austell and Truro town centers are 30 minutes’ drive away.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.8 for a two-person trip.

The Idle Rocks has been welcoming Booking.com guests since Aug 12, 2005

Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.8)

Want a great night's sleep? This hotel was highly-rated for its very comfy beds.

Breakfast Info

Continental, Full English/Irish, Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-free

FREE parking!


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Room Type
1 queen bed
Bedroom :
1 king bed
Living room:
1 sofa bed
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Closest beaches
  • Cellars Beach

    8.3 Very good beach
    2,450 feet from property
  • Great Molunan Beach

    8.8 Excellent beach
    4,800 feet from property
  • Little Molunan Beach

    8.7 Excellent beach
    5,200 feet from property
  • Porthbeor Beach

    8.7 Excellent beach
    1.1 miles from property
  • Towan Beach

    8.5 Very good beach
    1.3 miles from property
Property questions and answers
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  • Do you have any Accessible rooms as my husband has mobility issues. Thank you
    Good afternoon, Thank you for your email and we hope you are well. I am delighted to say we do have a Grand Sea View Room available. If you would l..
    Answered on 26 February 2021
  • Are you open to non residents for lunch? Thank you.
    Thank you for your enquiry. I am delighted to let you know that we are currently making reservations for non-residents at lunch time. Kind regards, th..
    Answered on 13 October 2020
  • Do you have any rooms left for next year please ?
    Good evening, Yes, we have plenty of options available for next year! Our reservationists work every day between 7.30am and 10pm, please give us a ca..
    Answered on 20 August 2021
  • Do you have car parking
    Good evening, Thank you for your enquiry. I'm pleased to confirm that we do indeed have 18 designated parking bays for all of our 18 rooms here at Th..
    Answered on 4 December 2021
  • do you have guest laundry facilities
    Good Afternoon - We do provide a laundry service for our guests.
    Answered on 25 September 2022
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Hotel area info *
1 Restaurant On Site


Amenities of The Idle Rocks
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Beachfront
  • Sun deck
  • Terrace
  • Walking tours
  • Movie nights
  • Temporary art galleries
  • Beach
  • Water sports facilities on site
    Additional charge
  • Hiking
  • Canoeing
    Additional charge
  • Windsurfing
    Additional charge
  • Fishing
    Additional charge
  • Tennis court
    Additional charge
Food & Drink
  • Special diet meals (on request)
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free public parking is available at a location nearby (reservation is not needed).
  • Valet parking
  • Electric vehicle charging station
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Concierge
  • Baggage storage
  • Dry cleaning
    Additional charge
  • Babysitting/Child services
    Additional charge
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Room service
Safety & security
  • Safe
  • Smoke-free property
  • Heating
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
Languages Spoken
  • English
Sustainability initiatives
This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and eco-friendly travel

House rules

The Idle Rocks takes special requests – add in the next step!


From 3:00 PM


Until 11:00 AM


Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

Children 12 and above are considered adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

Crib and extra bed policies

Cribs and extra beds aren't available at this property.

No age restriction

There's no age requirement for check-in


Pets are not allowed.

Maestro Mastercard Visa American Express The Idle Rocks accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

Please inform The Idle Rocks of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

FAQs about The Idle Rocks

  • The Idle Rocks is 2,950 feet from the center of Saint Mawes.

  • Guests staying at The Idle Rocks can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 7.5).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental
    • Full English/Irish
    • Vegetarian
    • Vegan
    • Gluten-free

  • The Idle Rocks has 1 restaurant:

    • Restaurant

  • The Idle Rocks offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Hiking
    • Fishing
    • Tennis court
    • Canoeing
    • Windsurfing
    • Beachfront
    • Beach
    • Water sports facilities on site
    • Movie nights
    • Temporary art galleries
    • Walking tours

  • The nearest beach is 150 feet from The Idle Rocks.

  • The prices at The Idle Rocks may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • Room options at The Idle Rocks include:

    • Suite
    • Double

  • Check-in at The Idle Rocks is from 3:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM.