The Scarlet

An eco-friendly, low-tech ethos meets indulgent, high-spec style at this adults-only hotel in ‘a superb situation 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 Jan 2–27.

Facilities

lift, lobby, bar, lounge, 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

[2016] per room B&B from £210, D,B&B from £280. Set dinner £44.50. 1-night bookings refused Fri/Sat.

Good Hotel Guide Review

An eco-friendly, low-tech ethos meets indulgent, high-spec style at this adults-only hotel in ‘a superb situation overlooking a classic Cornish bay’. ‘The ultra-modern design is intriguing and attractive; the staff are charming and efficient; the food is very good,’ says a Guide reader this year. It is the grown-up sibling of family-friendly Bedruthan Hotel and Spa (see previous entry). From the airy reception lounge to the five levels of bedrooms, glass walls bring the wild Atlantic almost indoors (guests are encouraged to turn off their portable devices in public areas, to better take in the surroundings). ‘Our spacious, comfortable room, on the lowest floor, opened on to the grassy slope leading to the beach. A spectacular clifftop walk begins almost immediately. The only caveat: the toilet, in a small wet room behind frosted glass, had no real privacy.’ (The cool, contemporary feel might not suit all tastes: a guest in 2016 thought his room ‘stark’.) Chill out with any of the ‘New Age-type therapies and activities’ on offer – ‘though there’s no pressure to avail oneself of them’ – then sit down to a modern menu while watching the waves wash in. (David Lodge, and others)

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This hotel accepts discount vouchers which entitle readers to a 10% discount off their normal B&B rate for a single night’s stay. To take advantage of this offer, you must present the voucher at the time of booking.

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This hotel accepts discount vouchers which entitle readers to a 25% discount off their normal B&B rate for a single night’s stay. Each printed copy of the Guide contains six vouchers worth in total about £150.

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Map

The Scarlet
Tredragon Road
Mawgan Porth
Cornwall
TR8 4DQ

Guest comments

'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.