We spent 4 nights here as part of a Cornwall trip. What a great decision. Our room, room 8, has opening doors on two walls with juliette balconies, giving a sense of being in the water at high tide. The room is elegantly decorated with enough space to be comfortable and a sense of complete privacy. Very high quality finishings including large and comfy bed, lovely bathroom products, big soft towels etc.
The service was perfect. Sid, the Concierge, makes the place tick and is very helpful, going out of his way to help make the trip great. A mention to Matthew, the night manager, who is very friendly and had great ideas to make our trip even better. Housekeeping kept the room beautifully clean every day and were great at choosing times we were out to do the room.
The dinner we had was very good. The breakfast was excellent. Short but well selected wine list with interesting options and nothing in the stratospheric price range!
We loved sitting on the terrace in the afternoon sun, with a blanket when needed, and simply relaxing.
The Idle Rocks is a treasure of a place for a break from busy life, we will return for sure. If you are looking for spas, pools, big bars and lounges, and gardens, it's not the place for you. To chill out in a lovely setting with excellent but not too formal service, it rocks.
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- Idle Rocks Hotel
- Idle Rocks St Mawes
- The Idle Rocks St Mawes, Cornwall