The Idle Rocks Hotel - Cornwall

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Harbourside, Cornwall, United Kingdom, TR2 5AN  show map
 3 stars
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The Idle Rocks Hotel - Cornwall

Free Wi-Fi
Parking

Valet parking

Luggage storage
24-hour

24-hour reception

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

A la carte restaurant

Sports activities

Canoeing

Fishing

Wind surfing

Tennis court

Breakfast

In-room breakfast

Private beach

Beach access

Overview

The traditional 3-star The Idle Rocks Hotel offers an en-suite accommodation in a charming area of Cornwall. Founded in 1910, the hotel underwent a renovation in 2004.

The property lies within 6.5 km from Oasis Fun Pools, Penryn Museum and Holywell Bay Fun Park. A 25-minute drive will take guests to St Ives (Cambridgeshire).

The Idle Rocks Hotel can be reached in 35 minutes by car from Newquay Cornwall airport.

Rooms

The hotel comprises 20 rooms equipped with a writing table, a heating system, TV with satellite channels, a private safe and a sofa. The guestrooms look out on the sea. The rooms feature vintage décor and en suite bathrooms with free toiletries, a bathtub and a shower.

Eat & Drink

The beach restaurant provides special meals. Guests can dine at Rising Sun and Roseland Cafe located within a 5-minute walk of the property.

Services

The Idle Rocks Hotel features such facilities as a luggage storage, a free car park and a safety deposit box.

Relax

The on-site activities include canoeing and windsurfing.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Free public parking is possible at a location nearby.

Number of rooms:   20.

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Facilities

General

  • No smoking on site
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour reception
  • Pets allowed
  • Luggage storage

Sports & Fitness

  • Wind surfing
  • Canoeing
  • Tennis court
  • Fishing

Services

  • Valet parking
  • Room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning

Dining facilities

  • In-room breakfast
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Bar/ Lounge area

Children's facilities

  • Babysitting/Child services

Leisure facilities

  • Beach access

Room view

  • Sea view
  • City view

Room facilities

  • Heating
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Terrace
  • Kettle

Room decor

  • Parquet floor

Policies

Check-in

  • from  3 pm

Check-out

  • until  11 am

Pets

  • Pets are allowed on request.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

Harbourside, Cornwall, United Kingdom, TR2 5AN

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City Center
  • Cornwall
    11.3 mi
Airports
  • Bus stop
    2.7 mi
Restaurants
  • The Watch House (cuisine: Contemporary, British)
    200 ft
  • Rising Sun
    100 ft
Parks
  • Lamorran House Garden
    300 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of rooms:
    20

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Rooms and availability

The Idle Rocks photos Room
Superior Double or Twin Room Sea View
Bed type: King-size bed
Size: 270 sq. feet
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These spacious rooms have uninterrupted views of the sea. There is an en-suite bathroom with a bath or shower.

Room facilities
    The Idle Rocks photos Room
    Deluxe Double Room
    Bed type: King-size bed
    Size: 325 sq. feet
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    This spacious, beautifully decorated room has a dressing room and an en suite bathroom.

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      The Idle Rocks photos Room
      Deluxe Double Room Sea View
      Bed type: King-size bed
      Size: 250 sq. feet
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      Offering views of the harbour, these individually decorated rooms have en suite bathrooms with luxury showers.

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        Deluxe King Room
        Bed type: King-size bed
        Size: 280 sq. feet
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        These spacious rooms have a separate seating area with lovely sea views and a sofa bed. There is a luxury en suite bathroom.

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          The Idle Rocks photos Room
          Double Room Private Bathroom
          Bed type: King-size bed
          Size: 165 sq. feet
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          Looking onto the village, these rooms have nautical-themed décor, a seating area and bathrobes.

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            The Idle Rocks photos Room
            Standard Twin Room
            Bed type: 2 Single beds
            Size: 220 sq. feet
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            This twin room features tea and coffee making facilities and an en suite bathroom with bathtub and separate shower. It can be booked as an interconnecting room with a double room to create a family room. Please use the Special Request Box when booking to arrange this.

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              How to reach hotel

              hotel The Idle Rocks Hotel - Cornwall Cornwall location
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              Hotel Address:

              Harbourside, Cornwall, United Kingdom, TR2 5AN

              Get directions
              City Center
              • Cornwall
                11.3 mi
              Airports
              • Bus stop
                2.7 mi
              Restaurants
              • The Watch House (cuisine: Contemporary, British)
                200 ft
              • Rising Sun
                100 ft
              Parks
              • Lamorran House Garden
                300 ft
              Hotel information
              • Check-in:
                from  3 pm
              • Check-out:
                until  11 am
              • Number of rooms:
                20

              Hotel Awards

              UKHOTEL AWARDSHighly RecommendedCornwallThe Idle Rocks

              According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
              Best 3 Star Hotels in United Kingdom

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              Local attractions

              • Porthcurnick Beach - 2.0 mi
                England
              • Falmouth Art Gallery - 2.6 mi
                Municipal Buildings, The Moor, Falmouth
              • Glendurgan Garden - 5.2 mi
                Mawnan Smith, Falmouth
              • National Maritime Museum Cornwall - 2.3 mi
                Discovery Quay, Falmouth
              • Penryn Museum - 4.0 mi
                Higher Market Street, Falmouth

              Near the hotel

              • Lamorran House Garden - 300 ft
                Upper Castle Road, St Mawes
              • Falmouth Seafront Promenade - 2800 ft
                Castle Drive, Falmouth

              Restaurants nearby

              • The Watch House - 200 ft

                Address: 1 The Square
                Phone: 01326 270038

                72% likes this, based on 194 reviews
                Cuisine: Contemporary, British
                Price Range: USD 12 - USD 25

              • Roseland Cafe - 200 ft

                Address: 6 the Arcade

                73% likes this, based on 16 reviews
                Cuisine: British

              • St Mawes Bakery - 600 ft

                Address: The Quay
                Phone: 1326 270292

                76% likes this, based on 45 reviews
                Cuisine: English

              • Rising Sun - 100 ft

                Address: The Square
                Phone: (01326) 270233

                56% likes this, based on 149 reviews

              • Victory Inn - 500 ft

                Address: Victory Steps
                Phone: (01326) 270324

                56% likes this, based on 93 reviews

              Hotel information
              • Check-in:
                from  3 pm
              • Check-out:
                until  11 am
              • Number of rooms:
                20

              Hotel Awards

              UKHOTEL AWARDSHighly RecommendedCornwallThe Idle Rocks

              According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
              Best 3 Star Hotels in United Kingdom

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              The Idle Rocks Reviews

              Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at The Idle Rocks

              Average guest rating

              7.2out of 10
              Very good
              Based on 31 reviews

              Rating by category:

              Service
              5.0
              Value
              8.0

              Guest reviews

              • Older travelers
                6.6

                Location

                Additional expense for car parking. Feeling that some of the bedrooms would benefit from re-decorating and new carpets. Suggest option of dining- in without using the restaurant and ability to select meals from a more extensive menu.

              • Older travelers
                9.2

                The service in the bedroom and bathroom and the cleanliness also the restaurant in the evening all in all a very good hotel

              • Older travelers
                8.8

                The room was a delight....a lovely harbour view...even from the loo! we asked for a double with a bath and a harbour view and that was exactly what we got...and then some! Comfy bed, loads of hot water, fresh towels, de-caf coffee option on the hospitality tray, nice quality toiletries and chocolates on the pillows....Bliss!

                To say anything negative would just be being picky - we feel we made the right choice of where to stay in St Mawes.

              • Older travelers
                9.2

                The staff was wonderful, they went out of their way to make us feel welcomed. great attention to details in every aspect.

                Sorry but the bed was quite lumpy.

              • Older travelers
                6.2

                Great location, very helpful front desk team. Great views and excellent location

                Restaurant just did not live up tp expectation; main courses over cooked and really poor quality. Head waiter busy chatting up the feront desk staff to bother with quality of the restaurant.

              • Older travelers
                8.8

                The views from our Premier Cottage room and from the restaurant, were excellent.

              • Couple
                10.0

                Outstanding, our room was cleaned whenever we popped out! Very comfy bed, great view of st mawes harbour in the guillemot room, great breakfast, just overall a really nice stay

              • Older travelers
                10.0

                A lovely homely atmosphere, very comfortable and exactly what we wanted. Cream tea was sublime and the jam the best I have ever tasted!

              • Older travelers
                6.2

                It is in a wonderful location with the sea lapping against the walls below.

                I had stayed here 12 years ago and the quality was not as good. The room we were in needed redecorating as there were a lot of marks on the walls and the windows were very bad. Also the bathroom needed some attention. The breakfast was not brilliant with a poor selection of fruit and breads etc.The reception area needed improvement too. Apparently years ago film stars used to frequent this hotel but I don't think they would now! I would recommend this hotel for its unique position only but it could be brought back to its former glory with a little attention.Also some of the staff in the restaurant need to understand the english language.

              • Older travelers
                10.0

                Idyllic location, wonderful food beautifully presented

                Felt the room needed updating, making use of the seaside location

              • Older travelers
                8.8

                We found the staff most attentive. The food was excellent, and the location very attractive.

                Parking was a minor irritant - there is no park at the hotel itself. The room we were in lacked wardrobe space, and was not best designed to give maximum space

              • Older travelers
                6.6

                The decor was tired and tatty just a little work would improve it enormously and as always the price of drinks is a rip off.

              • Older travelers
                5.4

                Harbour view

                For the price of the room i expected much better. Room was so small and i wouldnt class this as a 2 star hotel.

              • Older travelers
                7.4

                The hotel is comfortable the staff are friendly the food was good

                The bathrooms and bedrooms are a little in need of smartening up since our previous visits,and the soundproofing needs much to be desired

              • Older travelers
                6.2

                relaxing and having a drink on the terrace overlooking the sea.

                The lack of parking arrangements

              How to reach hotel

              hotel The Idle Rocks Hotel - Cornwall Cornwall location
              Show big map »

              Hotel Address:

              Harbourside, Cornwall, United Kingdom, TR2 5AN

              Get directions
              City Center
              • Cornwall
                11.3 mi
              Airports
              • Bus stop
                2.7 mi
              Restaurants
              • The Watch House (cuisine: Contemporary, British)
                200 ft
              • Rising Sun
                100 ft
              Parks
              • Lamorran House Garden
                300 ft
              Hotel information
              • Check-in:
                from  3 pm
              • Check-out:
                until  11 am
              • Number of rooms:
                20

              Hotel Awards

              UKHOTEL AWARDSHighly RecommendedCornwallThe Idle Rocks

              According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
              Best 3 Star Hotels in United Kingdom

              Use Badge