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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Absolutely amazing from check in to check out room was lovely and well serviced every time food was really good a bit pricey but well worth it the staff makes the hotel everyone was just happy and happy to help and that make our stay amazing

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

Dear Luca, Thank you for your recent review following your stay with us. It was wonderful to read how much your enjoyed your time with us. If you are able to return again please let me know on paul@idleocks.com and I will be sure to offer you a glass of Champagne. Best wishes Paul Goodwin, Manager

Christchurch, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Stayed for 2 nights - room 2 with stunning view from window seat and bath! Glorious weather - breakfast outside on terrace followed later in day by bottle of prosecco - so relaxing, wanted to stay so much longer! Food was stunning, staff were so friendly and helpful, room was beautiful. Cannot praise it highly enough . St Mawes so...

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

Dear Jackie, Thank you for your wonderful review following your recent stay with us, I am pleased to hear how much you enjoyed everything. We look forward to welcoming you back! Please drop me an email at paul@stmawes.com next time you are thinking of joining us and I will ensure you are looked after with a glass of Champagne. Best...

Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

Stayed here a few times and will stay here many times again. Absolutely fantastic. Staff very well trained and a happy workforce. Food is fantastic and consistent. The rooms are incredible and unbelievably comfortable. I can't recommend this place enough.

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

Dear Bim67, Thank you for your wonderful review following your stays with us. Its a pleasure to read how you have enjoyed your time and thank you very much for the recommendations. If you are planning your next stay please be sure to contact me beforehand and I will ensure you are looked after with an upgrade. Best wishes Paul...

Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

From the bed to the alternative lounge, to the spacious dining room this hotel felt comfortable. The reception area is welcoming in design and the staff charming as they were in every area of the hotel. And the food? Perfect.

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

Dear Elizabeth, Thank you so much for your wonderful review, I am so pleased to read how much you enjoyed everything. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. If you are then please be sure to drop me a note on paul@idlerocks.com and I will ensure you receive an upgrade. Best wishes Paul Goodwin, Manager

Banbury
Reviewed 27 September 2016

Booked a surprise night for my husbands birthday, pleasantly surprised when we arrived to be upgraded to a sea view room. Brilliant room, spacious, comfortable with amazing views. Nespresso machine appreciated and fresh milk in the fridge. Staff so friendly and helpful. Reserved a table in the restaurant for our evening meal. What a treat food wonderful and a real...

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

Dear BarneyBanbury, Thank you for some great comments following your recent stay with us, which I will share with the team. If you are planning a visit again please do not hesitate to contact me directly on paul@stmawes.com and I will ensure you are looked after. Best wishes Paul Goodwin, Manager

Eastleigh
Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

We spent 2 nights here celebrating a birthday. The hotel is beautifully decorated and is located on the sea wall with great views across to the harbour and floating moorings. The bedroom was comfortable and the bathroom fantastic with walk in shower. An area for improvement here is the lack of shaver socket. This would be acceptable if the hotel...

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

Dear Aydubya, Thank you for your feedback following your recent stay with us, I'm pleased to hear you enjoyed a 'birthday weekend to remember'. We appreciate you taking the time to share your comments regarding the shaver socket and WiFi and I will certainly look into where improvements can be made for future guests. We hope you can join us...

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Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

We stayed for 4 nights recently in room 2, which is a wonderful large room overlooking the harbour. It had a separate bathroom with great walk in shower and a bath next to the window. Good quality dressing gowns and towels were provided and lovely bath products. The bedroom was absolutely beautiful, I could tell that everything had been very...

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

Dear curlycat, Thank you for your wonderful review following your recent stay with us. I am really pleased to hear how much you enjoyed everything and I do hope you can join us again. Please let me know next time you are looking to stay by contacting me directly on paul@stmawes.com and I will ensure you are looked after with...

Barnstaple, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

Of all the hotels we have stayed in (and we have stayed in many), this is my favourite to date! From the minute we arrived until we regretfully left, we felt totally relaxed. Our room (6) was spotless and very tastefully decorated, as is the hotel throughout. Love the little extra touches in the room and the harbour view. Dinner...

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

Dear Lalkitten, Thank you for your wonderful review following your recent stay with us. I'm so pleased to hear how much you enjoyed everything and I appreciate the feedback regarding breakfast service and will investigate this further. Please let me know next time you are looking to stay by contacting me direct on paul@idlerocks.com and I will ensure you are...

Reviewed 12 September 2016

This hotel and restaurant offers excellent service, wonderful accommodation and an amazing atmosphere. attention to detail is second to none.

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

Dear Sue, Thank you for your review following your stay with us, i'm delighted to read how much you enjoyed your time with us. Please let me know next time you are looking to stay and I will ensure you are looked after with room upgrade, I can be contacted directly on paul@idlerocks.com. Best wishes Paul Goodwin, Manager

Essex
Reviewed 12 September 2016

This is just a short review, as I first reviewed this hotel a couple of years ago. We first stayed here in 1991 and then again in 2014 after its complete renovation. I thought it was perfect then but it just keeps getting better. This time we stayed in room 15 and it was absolutely beautiful, with a bath in...

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

Dear Susie, Thank you so much for your wonderful review following your recent stay with us. I'm so pleased to hear that it was even more enjoyable than the last time you stayed. We look forward to welcoming you back again in the future. 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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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Dry Cleaning
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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: RM817 - RM1,176 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 19
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“17 has the sound of the waves running through.”
 of 5 bubbles clifft879, 22 Nov 2016 | Read review
“You don't need to splash out to get the view, all rooms have amazing views of the sea.”
 of 5 bubbles Mrjonnygreen, 18 Nov 2016 | Read review
“One of the rooms has a roll top bath in the bedroom area. it may not be everyones cup of tea.”
 of 5 bubbles Loobabe, 18 Nov 2016 | Read review
“We stayed in room 14 on the top floor which has lovely sea views and is very quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles rayr801, 15 Nov 2016 | Read review
“For best views chose a room that looks over the harbour”
 of 5 bubbles AndrewJ60, 13 Nov 2016 | Read review
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