Three visits so far but only for lunch and dinner, all 3 meals near faultless. Wonderful waterside views and setting - the Terrace keeps you away from the hustle bustle of St Mawes in High Summer, but if you want the town, it's just a few moments walk away. Can't comment on the overnight experience but one relative booked in for their wedding anniversary and spoke very highly of the service they received and the comfort of the rooms. For an opinion on the wine list, see my Master of Wine qualified sister-in-law "Ichoosethewine" 5 star review elsewhere on TA. Almost impossible to believe that the interior decor was put together by the owner's wife, better results than so many high end interior design firms achieve.
Noted that others have marked down their trip adviser score on patchy service but this can happen anywhere, our last 2 meals at the otherwise excellent Tresanton were marked by a wrong order for one of our party 1st time around and then one course completely forgotten at the next visit! Meaning the "victim" had to wait and watch the rest of us eat while their meal as then cooked and we all had to wait for her to catch up. St Mawes spoilt for eating and accommodation, don't ignore the Rising Sun either, that's a great place for a cheaper meal.
Idle Rocks: Please sort out a visitor mooring for your guests who arrive by boat from Falmouth! (Ferry stops running too early) Anchoring off in the dark is such a pain.
- 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