The Scarlet

Clean, contemporary design, eco credentials and ‘wonderful views’ attract guests to this voguish, adults-only hotel overlooking ‘a classic Cornish bay’. More

Contact details

The Scarlet
Tredragon Road
Mawgan Porth
Cornwall
TR8 4DQ
England
01637 861800

Hotel information

Bedrooms

37. 2 suitable for disabled.

Open

all year except 2 Jan–2 Feb.

Facilities

lift, 2 lounges, bar, library with pool table, restaurant, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), civil wedding licence, spa (indoor swimming pool, 4 by 15 metres, steam room, hammam, treatment room), natural outdoor swimming pool (40 sq metres), seaweed baths, terrace, meadow garden.

Background music

all day in bar and restaurant.

Children

not under 16.

Dogs

allowed in selected bedrooms, some public areas.

Credit cards

MasterCard, Visa.

Prices

per room B&B from £210, D,B&B from £280. Set dinner £45.50. 1-night bookings refused Fri/Sat.

Good Hotel Guide Review

Clean, contemporary design, eco credentials and ‘wonderful views’ attract guests to this voguish, adults-only hotel overlooking ‘a classic Cornish bay’. ‘A special mention, too, for the engaging staff who managed to find a charging device for my prehistoric phone,’ says a Guide reader in 2017. With a private balcony or courtyard terrace, every one of the ‘excellent bedrooms’ – some small, others spacious enough to have a generous sitting area – has its own piece of the sky. Guests prone to bashfulness, be warned: in many rooms, a bathtub in the bedroom or a loo behind frosted glass ‘offer little privacy’. Spend the day in ‘well-maintained’ swimming pools, or in the lantern-lit spa treatment rooms; further afield, the South West Coastal Path runs in both directions from the doorstep. In the restaurant overlooking the water, chef Tom Hunter’s ‘first-rate cooking’ is distinctly Cornish, with vegetarian options (perhaps Jerusalem artichoke tarte Tatin, smoked Westcombe ricotta, white bean purée) to tempt the most ardent carnivore. Guests-to-be with children in tow should check out sister hotel Bedruthan Hotel and Spa (see previous entry). (Nick Patton, and others)

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Map

The Scarlet
Tredragon Road
Mawgan Porth
Cornwall
TR8 4DQ

Guest comments

'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
'Great midwinter break; excellent rooms, food, and engaging staff who even managed to find a charging device for my prehistoric phone.The outdoor natural pool ws a little bracing - 8C - but must be wonderful on a hot summers' day ' - Nick Patton - November, 2016
'Expensive, but good value for money. Its situationis superb, the ultra-modern design attractive, the staff are charming, friendly and efficient, the food is very good. Our room on the lowest floor opened on to the grassy slope leading down to the beach. The hotel was spacious and comfortable, but the large bath and double wash basins were integrated into the room, with a shower and toilet behind frosted glass at the back; the toilet had no real privacy. That, and the limited size of the indoor and outdoor swimming pools, are our only criticisms. ' - David Lodge - September, 2015

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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.