The Idle Rocks

Harbourside, St Mawes, Cornwall, England, TR2 5AN, United Kingdom | 3 star hotel
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Travel Blogs from St Mawes

The Eden Project

A travel blog entry by jas20j

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... has community at its heart and regularly seasonal musical events on its expansive stage. The Big Lunch, an initiative to encourage neighborhoods to gather together socially over a meal, is also an annual event.

On our way out of the Eden Project we visited the Core. This is home to exhibitions, school programs and the 75 ton Seed sculpture. We also watched the 20 minute film about the creation and building of the Eden ...

Sennen Cove, Cornwell

A travel blog entry by jgazz

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... keen to get wet since they had just been told the surf was going to pick up in the afternoon, FINALLY!!! Over the following days both Dean and Luke were able to get in a few surfs a day. The rest of our time has been spent walking into "town" which is consisted of one street, hanging out at the beach and campsite and enjoying the ...

A Cornish detour

A travel blog entry by wendymoz

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A long drive today to almost Lands End. . I had been determined to visit St Michael's Mount at Marazion Cornwall and although it was nearly four hours through sun, clouds, torrential rain on the top of Dartmoor and Bodmin Moor, it has been worth it.
What a gorgeous little town with steep narrow roads. It was a ...

Nothing could prepare me for the cold there.

A travel blog entry by siobhan-mw.aus

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... which is amazing! And watched the lunch time organ recital! By Roger Judd. He seems a pretty big deal, he has awards and honors from the queen etc. it was amazing! So no hostels in Truro, another camping ground it is then! And more rain! But it's ok, the hot showers there were life changing! In the morning I took the 7am bus into town, to catch the national express coach to ...

Third Day

A travel blog entry by mickadams

Absolutely hammering down and forecast to last for days. This where the test begins!! Walking along wearing a poncho.. Look a right idiot (I think because I can't see myself) Probably look mean, moody and magnificent. Today certainly tested my resolve although I honestly didn'tremotely feel like giving up. As I did not listen properly to directions given I took ...

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This 3 star hotel, located on Harbourside, St Mawes, is near Cornish Cyder Farm, Perranporth Golf Club, and Carn Brea.
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    Historical Traveler Reviews The Idle Rocks St Mawes

    A wonderful setting

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    What a lovely setting the Idle Rocks hotel has, perched above the harbour/beach in St Mawes. We stayed for 2 nights in April 2005 on a special deal booked directly with the hotel.

    we had a room at the back of the hotel (this was a mistake, next time we will have a sea view room) which was comfortable. we also looked at the premier rooms which are lovely with little balconettes.

    we could not fault the food in the restaurant at breakfast or dinner, and the service was excellent. we had coffee in the lounge and they even lit the fire for us.

    we took our dog with us and she was made very welcome and was allowed in the lounge.

    note that parking is in the public car park 100 yards away.

    we thoroughly enjoyed our stay, it was great value and we will be returning!

    Wonderful home made bread!

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    Staff wery very friendly and obliging at all times. A good base to explore Cornwall, a picturesque fishing village. Very nicely refurbished dining room and breakfast cooked freshly, not a buffett. A huge choice of gorgeous home made breads. Would definately recommend it. Oh & almost forgot very comfortable beds! Got our thumbs up for that so often you get poor beds in hotels.

    Luxury Weekend Break

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    We had a lovely weekend break at the Idle Rocks. Our room was one of those in the cottage - delightfully set out with two easy chairs by the casement window, below which the tide lapped. The bed was very comfortable and there was plenty of space.

    The bathroom was large and very good, having a separate shower and whirlpool bath. Nice toiletries.

    The restaurant was also very good, with friendly and attentive staff. However our meal on the second night seemed a lot more substantial than on the first. There was lots of choice for breakfast, though disappointingly the smoked trout was not available on the last morning.

    We had an off-season dinner, bed and breakfast deal, which we thought was good value, but the rack rate for high season seems very expensive to me.

    St Mawes is a nice little village, with some shops worthy of a bigger place.

    Excellent February mini break

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    We have just returned from a mini break at the Idle rocks Hotel at St. Mawes and it was a truly lovely experience.

    The food was excellent and the staff extremely courteous and helpful.

    The location was just on the beach and the hotel had views of the harbour. The hotel looked to have been newly decorated and certainly the restaurant was very spacious and well presented - in the style of ocean liner dinning. The food was wonderful.

    The short ferry trip to Falmouth was nice (about 15 mins) but there is not too much to recommend Falmouth itself (from a holiday makers point of view).

    The hotel has excellent views over the small port and I woould recommend the break to anyone - we shall be returning.

    Pure indulgance

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    A thoroughly delightful hotel, the staff were the friendliest we have ever come across, and the views from our room was nothing short of breathtaking. After reading Paddy Burts review of the food, we were a little hesitant, but I am glad to say it was one of the finest meals we have ever had with service to match. This truly is a jewell in the crown of Cornwall and we WILL be returning

    Christmas Break

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    What a superb Christmas break! I'd read a few reviews on this hotel and was a bit apprehensive before arriving but this feeling soon evaporated. We were made extemely welcome by a very professional team of personnel, from the hotel manager to the waitresses in the restaurant. Our room was extremely comfortable with a wonderful view over the harbour. The food was superb - they currently have 2 AA rosettes and are clearly aiming for a 3rd. The cooking is simple - the chef relies on quality and extremely fresh produce. Whilst the prices at first seemed rather high, when balanced against what you received, the Idlerocks Hotel was extremely good value for money. I wouldn't hestitate to return!

    Food for thought

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    The room, staff,location were all perfect...but!! Oh my the food (gourmet) as the Head Man pointed out not pub food - leaving us feeling a little less than worth our space...

    The Menu was disappointing; food excelent quality but not our thing exactly. Very repeatative and quite uninteresting apart from the puddings....scrumptious if a little different. A case of nice place, restaurant needs a little variety and tolerence..

    We would stay again, but only B&B

    Great situation,pity about the food

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    Wish I had read Paddy Burt's review prior to eating. Unimaginative, and poorly presented.

    Great location

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    The Idle Rocks Hotel is in a great spot, right on the small beach/harbour of St Mawes. The sea view room we had was spacious, quiet, spotless and had tasteful decor (touch chinzty perhaps) and wonderfully powerful shower and spa bath. The breakfast (included in the price) offered a wide choice - haddock to full english to porridge. The dinner was well presented and tasty although the staff were perhaps not quite in league with the level of cuisine - frienddly all the same mind. Note too that if you book a table by the window, this does not mean you will actually get a table by the window - unless one is vacated at the right time.The hotel is currently undergoing some construction (of which we were not aware at the time of booking, one week before our stay!) - rebuilding the restaurant and extra 6 rooms which should be nice when its completed (June 2003).If you are travelling by public transport, it is probably easiest to get the train to Truro and bus from bus station to St Mawes (1.5 hour journey). If travelling by car there is no car park, but a public one opposite for which you will be refunded.

    PARADISE

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    Is one of the most beautifull places I've ever been. The food is excellent with the pretiest views while you having dinnner.

    And the rooms is like you where at home.

    Best regards

    Henry

    TripAdvisor Reviews The Idle Rocks St Mawes

    4.00 of 5 stars Excellent