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    The Idle Rocks

    Harbourside, St Mawes TR2 5AN, England
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    Overview
    • Excellent78%
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    “idle rocks” (181 reviews)
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    Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

    Stopped for a cream tea after a long walk and before getting the ferry to Falmouth. We had our cream tea looking out over the water. It really is a perfect setting, the scones were perfect, and the service was excellent. We must go again!

    Thank edm1887
    Response from IRHPaul, Manager at The Idle RocksResponded 1 September 2017

    Thank you for taking the time to write your wonderful review. Your comments have been passed on to our staff and we all hope to welcome you again soon. Kindest regards Paul

    Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

    Stayed at The Idle Rocks for two nights with my wife. First time for ten years or so. Weather not so good on the first day but Idle Rocks has a cozy lounge area where we relaxed, read the Sunday papers and drank excellent coffee...More

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    Response from IRHPaul, Manager at The Idle RocksResponded 1 September 2017

    Thank you for your extremely kind words and taking the time to review your stay with us. Your praise has been passed on to our staff, who are all delighted that you both had such a wonderful experience at The Idle Rocks. We all look...More

    Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

    We stayed at Idle Rocks for two nights over the August bank holiday weekend. From arrival, there was nothing that was too much trouble for the staff. They parked our car, showed us to the terrace where we immediately relaxed in the sun with a...More

    Thank PoppyT1234
    Response from IRHPaul, Manager at The Idle RocksResponded 1 September 2017

    Thank you so much for your very kind review. I am delighted to read your praise and recommendation for The Idle Rocks. Whenever I read such positive reviews about our staff, I know that we are achieving what we set out to do, so I...More

    Reviewed 16 August 2017

    Falmouth to st makes ferry, lunch at this superb hotel was the order of the day, The staff were very attentive and helpful, the food was tasty , the mojto's were excellent , so much so we missed the ferry back, so hey ho ,...More

    Thank paulina138
    Response from IRHPaul, Manager at The Idle RocksResponded 1 September 2017

    Many thanks for taking the time to write your kind review. It is so wonderful to hear you had such a good time and you will be most welcome when you next need to get away or have a hankering for a mojito! Kind regards...More

    Reviewed 14 August 2017

    This hotel far exceeded our already high expectations in a quiet, understated way. The Idle Rocks is the only hotel on the water side of the street in the tiny picturesque village of St. Mawes. An older building with modern, renovated bathrooms, it has comfortable...More

    Thank PA88
    Response from IRHPaul, Manager at The Idle RocksResponded 15 August 2017

    Thank you for taking the time to post such a positive review. Your wonderful comments have been seen by the staff, and I can tell you that they are very much appreciated. with best wishes, Paul

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    Amenities
    • Top amenities
    • Restaurant
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Beachfront
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Free Parking
    • Room Service
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Dry Cleaning
    • Laundry Service
    • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
    • Room Service
    • Concierge
    • Room amenities
    • Refrigerator in room
    • Minibar
    • Things to do
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
    Details
    • Price range
    • US$196 - US$325 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Hotel class
    • Room types
    • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
    • Accessible rooms ,
    • Suites ,
    • Family Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 19
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    • Location
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    • Truro District >
    • Roseland Peninsula >
    • St Mawes
    • Also Known As
    • Idle Rocks Hotel ,
    • Idle Rocks St Mawes
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    Nearby Attractions
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    edegenhard
    16 February 2016|
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    Response from SoAromatic | Property representative |
    Hi Elizabeth, We do have options for a family of five. If you know dates please call reservations on 01326 270270 or email us to check availability. Best wishes
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    pmg154
    2 April 2015|
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    Response from Willment16 |
    There is one grand sea view and three harbour rooms which can be accessed from the ground level. The grand sea view is accessed via a ramp, is a large beautifully appointed room with an en-suite which has a wet room style... More
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    Tessaderby
    14 February 2015|
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    Response from Anthony C | Property representative |
    Hello Tessaderby, Thanks for your question. We don't have any dog friendly rooms ourselves. However, our sister hotel, The St Mawes Hotel welcomes four legged friends. Please give our reservations team a call for more... More
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    "We only had the dinner."
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    "request seaview it's amazing"
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    "Superb views over the harbour. We had the deluxe suite and it was absolutely beautiful."
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    "Room 8 is lovely with amazing views"
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