Getting Here

Our location on the Roseland Peninsula in Cornwall is well connected by Rail, Road or Air.

We would however recommend a car should you want to explore the surrounding Cornish countryside.

The St Mawes Hotel,
St. Mawes,


By Road:

Please be aware that many Sat Navs will direct you via the King Harry Ferry, however this stops running at 21.20pm in summer time. We would recommend when using Sat Navs, that you choose to “avoid ferries”; this will direct you via road which in fact is usually the most direct route.
On arrival into the village, via the A3078, turn right onto Upper Castle Road, following signs for the castle; this will bring you into the village from the west. The St Mawes Hotel is located opposite the harbour, on the left hand side. Upon arrival please pull up outside the hotel (the hotel entrance is on Commercial Road to the right of the building), where our reception team will be happy to take care of your luggage. We will then direct you to the St Mawes public carpark, just around the corner. Should you require change for the carpark, please just let us know.
The carpark also has charging points for electric cars including Tesla. You can find more about Tesla charging points on the Tesla website

By Rail

There are regular train services from London and the Midlands to Truro Station, via Great Western Railways, from where we can arrange for guests to be collected (approx. 45 mins).
National Rail Enquiries Website

By Air

There are regular flights from throughout the UK and Europe to Cornwall Newquay Airport, including London, Manchester ,Dublin, Birmingham, Edinburgh, Berlin, Stuttgart and many more.

We can arrange for guests to be collected from the airport (approx. 45 mins).
Cornwall Airport Website

Ferries & Water Taxis

Falmouth Ferry – if traveling to or from Falmouth, than the Falmouth Foot Ferry is an enjoyable trip. The ferry runs between St Mawes Harbour and Falmouth every 30 minutes throughout the year. There is a summer & winter timetable timetable. Check the Fal River website for more details
Place Ferry: From St Mawes you can pick up the Place Ferry 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
Water Taxis – The RIB Paramour is available for water taxis, to and from St Mawes.


The St Mawes Hotel is able to make arrangements for helicopter landings nearby. Please call the Concierge for details.

Our Booking Options

Book your stay at The St Mawes Hotel online, reserve your restaurant table with us direct or why not have a look at our beautiful sister Hotel, The Idle Rocks.
bedroom at St Mawes Hotel with view
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Rooms can be reserved online or you can call us on 01326 270 270 or email

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Reserve a Table

Tables in the Upper Deck can be reserved online or you can call us on 01326 270 270

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The Idle Rocks from the air
The Idle Rocks

Discover our luxurious rooms and award winning restaurant, at our sister hotel, The Idle Rocks

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