The St Mawes Hotel

St. Mawes, Cornwall

This cool seaside hotel goes out of its way to exercise your pleasure receptors - smart rooms, delicious food, even a cinema wait


7 rooms


Rooms sleep 2


Seaside chic, a relaxed feel and some lovely rooms are the hallmarks of this small hotel that stands on the water with big views out to sea. Outside, pavement tables are popular with people watchers, though those in the know head upstairs to the balcony, an unbeatable spot on a good day. Inside, you’ll find sofas in front of the fire in the bar, then rugs on stripped boards in the colourful first-floor dining room. The food is delicious, the best local produce cooked simply, perhaps calamari with lemon mayonnaise, a crispy goat’s cheese pizza, peanut butter brownie with vanilla ice cream. Beautiful bedrooms are scattered about, some with beautiful timber frames. Those at the front have watery views, all have chic fabrics, colourful art, the best beds, then robes and walk-in showers; a couple have baths, too. You’ll find driftwood art scattered about, well-kept ales waiting at the bar and a small cinema for films if it rains. The harbour stands directly outside, so hire kayaks and explore the bay. Don’t miss the castle or cricket on the beach. The coastal path starts at the front door.


  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Bar
  • Parking on premises
  • Licensed premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Garden
  • Tennis court
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
From 3pm
Check out
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 2 nights at weekends.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Breakfast: continental included, full English £8. Lunch from £6.50. Dinner, 3 courses, £25-£30.


Nightly price
from £140
Damage deposit
The rate for 1 night
Minimum stay 2 nights at weekends. Cots/children in parents' room from £25.
7 Twin/doubles
From £140


Nice bedroom with seaview and good ensuite facilities, excellent continental breakfast and very pleasant and helpful young staff.


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Paul Goodwin

  • St Just in Roseland Church is a very special 13th century Church, with a 6th Century Celtic heritage, in a unique waterside semi-tropical garden setting where you will be sure of a welcome.
  • St Mawes Beaches. Both Summer’s Beach and Tavern Beach are within a short walk of The Idle Rocks.A range of other beautiful sandy beaches, including Porthcurnick (with its Hidden Hut beach cafe) and Carne, are just a short drive or cycle ride.
  • Lamorran Gardens. The gardens are a ten minute walk from The Idle Rocks and are open on Wednesdays and Fridays, 10am to 5pm, during the months of April through to September.
  • St Mawes Castle. The castle is among the best-preserved of Henry VIII’s coastal artillery fortresses, and the most elaborately decorated of them all.
  • Place Ferry. From St Mawes you can pick up the Place Ferry that will take you over the water to Place Manor where you can pick up the Southwest Coastal Path. The little ferry runs from March to November, 7 days a week from 9am to 5.45pm.
  • Falmouth Ferry. The foot ferry journey from St Mawes to Falmouth is a pleasant run and makes for a good day out without having to use the car. The ferry runs between St Mawes Harbour and Falmouth every 30 minutes throughout the year.