The Scarlet

Mawgan Porth, Cornwall

While children let rip at sister hotel Bedruthan (previous entry), all is serene at the adults-only Scarlet, ‘perfectly located overlooking the beach and ocean’, with Ayurvedic-inspired spa and outdoor hot tubs. More

Good Hotel Guide Review

While children let rip at sister hotel Bedruthan (previous entry), all is serene at the adults-only Scarlet, ‘perfectly located overlooking the beach and ocean’, with Ayurvedic-inspired spa and outdoor hot tubs. There are no negatives in the many reports readers send about this modern hotel, which has ‘lovely art scattered everywhere, and a real sense of connection to nature, with the outdoor freshwater pool and landscaping’. Each bedroom has a private courtyard, garden terrace or balcony, with sea views. ‘We had a “Just Right” room, with its own private patio leading to a path to the beach.’ ‘The staff are top class, young, friendly, knowledgeable; everything is done with grace and a smile.’ In the Atlantic-view restaurant, Mike Francis’s imaginative, locally sourced menus include such dishes as glazed native beef with crispy oyster, or curried aubergine with pickles and samosa. ‘The food is wonderful, great choice, freshly cooked breakfasts with local produce.’ ‘If something wasn’t on the menu that wasn’t a problem – the kitchen would rustle up what you wanted.’ (Andy Driscoll, Peter Francis, and many others)

Hotel details

Address

Tredragon Road
Mawgan Porth
Cornwall
TR8 4DQ
England

Telephone

01637 861800

Bedrooms

37. 2 suitable for disabled.

Open

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

Facilities

lift, 2 lounges, bar, library, restaurant, in-room TV (Freeview), civil wedding licence, spa, terrace, meadow garden, public areas wheelchair accessible, adapted toilet.

Background music

all day in bar and restaurant.

Children

not allowed.

Dogs

allowed in 5 selected bedrooms, some public areas.

Credit cards

MC, Visa.

Prices

per room B&B single £200–£460, double £220–£480. Fixed-price dinner £49.95. 1-night bookings refused Fri/Sat.