The Scarlet

Mawgan Porth, Cornwall

Serenity and space are the two words that crop up most in the wealth of praise we receive for this 'utterly relaxing' adults-only spa hotel with sublime views over beach and sea. More

Good Hotel Guide Review

Serenity and space are the two words that crop up most in the wealth of praise we receive for this ‘utterly relaxing’ adults-only spa hotel with sublime views over beach and sea. ‘It never feels crowded’, so ‘you can really relax’, say guests, particularly with ‘the sight and sound of the sea everywhere’. Bedrooms, with their light, Scandi styling of stripped-wood floors and floor-to-ceiling windows, have superb coastal views, all with outside space, whether terrace, balcony or courtyard garden. Readers had a ‘Just Right’ room and everything was ‘just right, from the exquisite natural pool to the lobster rolls at lunch’. ‘High-class’ facilities include an art-filled library, relaxation terrace, an indoor as well as outdoor pool and Ayurvedic spa. The cliff-top hot tubs are ‘a marvellous treat as the sun starts to descend’. There is a ‘good and varied dinner menu’ with inventive dishes such as lemongrass prawns followed by duck with blueberries and shiitake mushrooms, and ‘excellent risotto’. Staff are ‘discreet’ but ‘attentive when you need them’. ‘Five stars is not enough for this hotel.’ (Tessa Stuart, and many more)

Hotel details

Address

Tredragon Road
Mawgan Porth
Cornwall
TR8 4DQ
England

Telephone

01637 861800

Bedrooms

37. 2 suitable for disabled.

Open

open all year.

Facilities

lift, 2 lounges, bar, library, restaurant (vegetarian/vegan menus), in-room TV (Freeview), civil wedding licence, spa, indoor pool, outdoor reed pool, terrace, meadow garden, EV charging, public areas wheelchair accessible, adapted toilet.

Background music

all day in bar and restaurant.

Children

not allowed.

Dogs

allowed in 5 selected bedrooms (£15 per night), some public areas.

Credit cards

MC, Visa.

Prices

B&B doubles from £245, singles from £225. Fixed-price dinner £52, tasting menu £70. 1-night bookings refused Fri/Sat.