Eco-friendly Eden on the rugged Cornish coast
Want to soak in a hot tub overlooking the beach, relax in a cushion-filled pod or simply gaze at Cornish clifftops and seagulls? Then The Scarlet is for you.
The log fired beachfront hot tubs. • Impeccable eco credentials. • Huge glass walls that bring the outdoors inside.
Hit the Spot
Overlooking the beach in Mawgan Porth, ten minutes from Newquay Airport.
There's a holistic (and blissfully tranquil) Ayurvedic Spa dedicated to wellbeing, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, and clifftop outdoor hot tubs with wild Atlantic views.
Good to know
The Scarlet is an adults-only zone, so no kids allowed.
Minimum StayThere is a minimum stay of two nights at weekends
ClosedOpen all year round
ParkingThere is free guest parking. Cars, jeeps and scooters can all be hired locally.
AirportNewquay Airport – two miles
TrainBodmin station – 25 minutes drive, for best connections. There is also a closer station at Newquay.
PetsWell behaved pets are welcome on request.
ChildrenWelcome. Babysitting can be arranged.
LocationTredragon Road, Mawgan Porth, Cornwall, Newquay, Cornwall and Isles of Scilly, TR8 4DQ, United Kingdom
Designed to harmonise with their coastal setting and decorated in sleek Scandinavian style, bedrooms range from the smallest Just Right rooms to the sumptuous Indulgent rooms. All have their own individual outside space – whether a courtyard garden, terrace or balcony – with views over the gardens, cliffs and sea.
Most have an open plan bathroom (so you stay connected to those stunning views) and large double bed. Expect luxurious bedding, oval bathtubs – some in the bedroom itself – monsoon showers and floor-to-ceiling glass doors leading outside.
Splash out if budget allows on an Indulgent room, with a huge bathtub, big seating area and amazing views. We loved the rooms with a patio leading straight onto the grass, though all have outdoor access.
Eat & Drink
Menus feature classic British and Mediterranean dishes with a creative twist. Seafood is naturally king here, with fresh-landed lobster, sea bass and red mullet, Cornish crab and other treats. Numerous artisan wines from local growers are on offer. Sunday roasts (followed by a brisk walk along the cliffs) are a big hit, together with de-lish afternoon teas, served on the rooftop terrace with a glass of fizz. Top views, naturally.
Served until 10.30am. The menu changes daily and the choice is yours.
Available from early till late.
See & Do
There's a big range of outdoor activities on offer, from horse riding on the beach to surf lessons, tree climbing and coasteering. You'll want to make time for wallowing in one of the the seaweed-infused clifftop hot tubs – ideally at sunset with a glass of bubbly – a tramp along the beach or walks along the coastal paths. Newquay is within easy reach should you need a more urban fix.
The Scarlet's all-glass, sea facing Ayurvedic Spa is designed for deep relaxation, with tented treatment rooms and hanging pods suspended from the ceiling for serious chill-outs. A huge indoor pool leads into an outdoor pool fringed with reeds and natural rocks. Chillout zones and an eco friendly treatment list match the hotel's green-and-clean ethos, with choices including tension-trampling massages, salt and seaweed scrubs, white clay wraps or even yoga in the gardens.