The Idle Rocks Hotel, Truro
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Historical Traveller Reviews of The Idle Rocks Hotel
Perfect pleasure in Cornwallfrom A TripAdvisor Member
Firstly we had perfect weather that enabled us to enjoy both the hotel and the lovely scenic places on the Roseland penninsula, Situated on the waters edge, directly overlooking the little harbour, the location is perfect fpr relaxing. Our bedroom was most tastefully furnished and comfortable, and the window looked on to the harbour. We found the staff to be particularly friendly and most attentive to our needs. The newly furbished restaurant was extremely pleasant and the food excellent. "Pictures on a plate" would describe it, and the taste just as good. The sun terrace outside the restaurant windows was delightful to sit with a drink and watch the boating activity, and the lounge comortable to enjoy a coffee after dinner. I would have no hesitation in spending another break there and warmly recommend it to others.
Will definitely return!from A TripAdvisor Member
What has happened to Idle Rocks?from Warey
We stayed there last year and despite being not too easily pleased we had a great time.
Food,service and rooms could not be faulted.
I was just about to book for our break last week when I read the latest reviews.
Has the management changed?
It was as if I was reding about a totally different hotel!
Come on Idle Rocks and let's see you back on track!
I must say that almost all the recently received reviews are concerning stays over Summer 2005 when the hotel was going through a difficult time.
I commenced my position as General Manager in February of this year and can say hand on heart that we now provide a first class service in every respect.
I eat in the Waters Edge Restaurant twice a week and can confirm that the food is excellent and shows great flair and imagination. The service is very efficient, but is also friendly at the same time.
The hotels bedrooms and public areas are looking great and there is a programme of continuous refurbishment and maintainance in place to tackle all those niggly issues that always crop up.
All in all, I am extremely happy with how things are going at The Rocks and very much look forward to the future.
Lovely hotel - shame about the restuarantfrom crazypom
Again the staff had obviously been successful in getting everyone out by 10.00pm as they filed into the pub for their beer and fags. The hotel rely on Eastern Europeans to staff the resturant and they are just not up to the job, no friendly rapport just gloomy faces. Sorry Idle Rocks, despite the bottle of champagne left in our room and an apology from the charming Manageress the morning after we will not return. Funnily enough, we have just had a long weekend in the nearby Lugger Hotel in Portloe and met a couple who an identical experience at the Idle Rocks.
What a rip-off!from A TripAdvisor Member
Intimidating warning on confirmation of reservationfrom A TripAdvisor Member
Visitbritain are helpless to do anything about this new "hotel cancellation insurance".
lovely location ... shame about the restfrom miss-pea
Very classy Cornish hotel, loved it!from booksearch22
The views are delightful, you are really in the heart of prettiest Cornwall here, and the village itself is lovely, especially out of season when it is very quiet.
The lounge was most convivial, and we enjoyed playing a game of Scrabble after the wonderful evening meal. Well done to all at the Idle Rocks, we shall be coming again!!!
Super Hotel, Super Staff, Super time!from shorej
We took our dog, he was very well looked after, we even had an offer to look after him whilst we had dinner, (but he was so worn out he was happy to sleep for a few hours).
I would highly recommend this hotel, and cannot wait to visit again.
Idle Rocks Hotel-an experience to be repeated!from Brolyn
The food on the whole was excellent, even though some might feel that it is rather nouvelle cuisine-ish. Nevertheless I always felt I had eaten well at the end of the meal. Unusually, one is given a pre-starter starter (usually a veloute [soup] in an espresso cup) and a pre-dessert dessert (usually a thimbleful of a vanilla curd with a compote of fruit). One guest complained they never had soup on the menu and was told that this was because it was a fine cuisine menu ! (No, I didn't understand the logic either)!
Overall however, I would certainly stay at The Idle Rocks again -something which I will try to do sooner rather than later.
Top Local Tips for Truro
Parking fees The parking fees to park at the public car park in St Mawes are high and the procedure for purchasing tickets is fiddly and hard to understand: there's a night time rate and then a period day time rate. I couldn't figure it out and ended up spending more money than I needed to - predictably the hotel staff were of no help at all. A woman in the local convenience store eventually explained the procedure to me: you can't buy a night ticket and a day ticket at the same time and you have to go to the car park early in the morning when the day time charging period opens in order to buy a day ticket.
Try the Ferry Take the ferry trip across the bay to Falmouth - it takes about 20 minuts and is a greta way to see the area without a car.
PARKING AND VISITS ALL CHARGED FOR Eden project good value
Other names for The Idle Rocks Hotel
- idle rocks st mawes
- idle rocks hotel
- Address: Harbourside - Truro - England - TR2 5AN - United Kingdom
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