The Scarlet

While families whoop it up at sister hotel Bedruthan (previous entry), grown-ups enjoy the serenity at this adults-only hotel and spa. More

Contact details

Tredragon Road
Mawgan Porth
01637 861800

Hotel information


37. 2 suitable for disabled.


all year except 2–31 Jan, house parties Christmas (4 days) and New Year (3 days).


lift, 2 lounges, bar, library, restaurant, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), civil wedding licence, spa (indoor swimming pool, outdoor swimming pool, seaweed baths, terrace, meadow garden, public areas wheelchair accessible, adapted toilet.

Background music

all day in bar and restaurant.


not allowed.


allowed in selected bedrooms, some public areas.

Credit cards

MasterCard, Visa.


per room B&B single £240–£410, double £260–£480. Set dinner £50. 1-night bookings refused Fri/Sat.

Good Hotel Guide Review

While families whoop it up at sister hotel Bedruthan (see previous entry), grown-ups enjoy the serenity at this adults-only hotel and spa. A reader was impressed on arrival by valet parking, ‘a comprehensive guided tour’, complimentary tea and coffee. He admired the design (‘modern, clean lines, interesting artwork and lighting are achievable anywhere; here it’s exciting’) and the eco-friendly credentials. ‘I could go on: the restaurant, the peace, the views… the charming young staff.’ Bedrooms, most with floor-to-ceiling windows, have a terrace, balcony or courtyard garden; all enjoy sea views. ‘Ours was very comfortable (wonderful mattress), bath in the bedroom (not sure about that) and power shower.’ At dinner, chef Mike Francis cooks imaginative dishes such as pan-roasted cod, crispy oyster, Jerusalem artichoke, cavolo nero, salsa verde. One reader raved, another found the restaurant low on choice and slow on speed. Others in 2018 agreed: ‘the cooking wasn’t up to the standard of the rest of the superb hotel; flavours were generally bland.’ Breakfast has more healthy than cooked options but if you want something special, ask. (Richard Barrett, ANR)

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Special offers

15% off Spa Treatments Special Offer

The Scarlet is offering 15% off pre-booked spa treatments for guests, until 30th June 2019. You might love the signature Scarlet Journey where you’ll explore your Dosha type and have the perfect blend of treatment and massage techniques, or just want to spend time in the cliff top hot tub gazing out over the Atlantic ocean. To benefit from this offer, please mention The Good Hotel Guide.


The Scarlet
Tredragon Road
Mawgan Porth

Guest comments

'Our sixth visit. Every year we feel we are coming home. A feeling of peace washes over you as you step into the stylish entrance and catch first sight of the Atlantic Ocean through the floor to ceiling window opposite the front door. We are always impressed by the service we receive in all areas of the hotel, and we love the balance the staff achieve between professionalism and warmth. A truly our happy place. ' - Debbie Lamb - August, 2019
'What an amazing trip. Perfect from start to finish and rejuvenating for me with my MS. Polite, informed staff (not over attentive), beautiful location and decor, and the most comfortable bed ever. The facilities and specialist staff are awesome. Meals and wine matches are carefully thought out, using local produce and the best quality. Our breakfasts and dinners were delicious and well balanced. ' - Sharon Gethings - February, 2019
'Everything was aimed to make our trip as special, relaxing and memorable as possible. This hotel is stunning. The setting is out of this world. The staff are helpful without being intrusive. The restaurant was gorgeous, with amazing food and designed around the view out to sea,. ' - Melanie Morris - October, 2018
'Eco-themed, grand sea views, friendly and relaxed staff; food that is bold, flavoursome and daring, There is a feeling of wellness, amplified by its immaculate, professional spa, and tranquility that The Scarlet has uniquely achieved. It's a special occasion place, reflected by its high price point. It was well worth it ' - Timothy Edwards - July, 2018
'Refreshing place to stay - and they allow dogs! No children so it is quiet and peaceful. Delightful grounds and leisure areas. Track down to the beach and the South West Coast Path. Staff friendly and helpful. Room spacious, smart, clean and very comfortable. Food absolutely delicious and locally sourced. Very vegetarian friendly. ' - Linda Durman - July, 2018
'Our rooms on the top floor were spacious, very comfortable (wonderful mattress), Modern, clean lines, interesting art works and lighting, exciting and entertaining The hotel makes a serious attempt to be environmentally low impact without evangelising or compromising comfort or luxury, and luxury is what it achieves effortlessly. The restaurant, the peace, the spaces, the views. The charm of the young staff. One of our top hotels. ' - Richard Barrett - March, 2018

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Tourist attractions

  • Deep-sea fishing

    Full or half-day deep sea fishing trips, with catches including pollock, cod, bream, ling and whiting.

  • Horse riding

    Pony trekking and evening pub rides.

  • Surf lessons

    Small groups and private lessons at Mawgan Porth.

Last updated: October 8, 2018. Information from the 2019 Good Hotel Guide