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“More than words”
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The Scarlet Hotel
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Mawgan Porth
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Melton Mowbray, United Kingdom
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“More than words”
Reviewed 28 July 2012

Returned a couple of days ago from The Scarlet and this is the first time online since. I've been so calm I haven't wanted to return to the real world.
The experience at The Scarlet was more wonderful than words can say.
I would like to thank Melina, Katrina and Amanda, our therapists for our Journey, the massages and breath work were outstanding which promoted self discovery and a postive start to a lifelong healing process.
Our Spa Escape really was life transforming. Thank you.

Room Tip: We stayed in a Spacious room which truly was spacious. The view, bed, balcony and ensuite were more...
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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Alison B, Manager at The Scarlet Hotel, responded to this review, 9 August 2012
What a fantastic review of your time here - I have taken it down to the spa for the team to read and they were so pleased that had that experience with us. Hope to see you back again one day.
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Reviewed 26 July 2012 via mobile

Stayed for five nights B&B. An amazing hotel, relaxing and very clean, staff very helpful. We had spa treatments and the retreat is very relaxing. We had lovely sunny weather so made the week.
Stayed in room with bath at bottom of bed and open shower, room was very nice. Had our own small garden which did get the sun but was overlooked. Also had a pod upstairs which had a sea view. Plenty of outside space to relax and short walk to beach.

Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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South Molton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 24 July 2012

This was my second trip to The Scarlet and my husband and I have already booked to go back again in September. Although the high end of what we would normally spend on a hotel, the beauty is the absolute sense of calm and relaxation that cocoons you as soon as you arrive. All the staff are trained beautifully to be friendly and open without being intrusive. The spa is wonderful and the deep relaxation area is definitely a must. One of the best things for us is the fact that you don't need to "dress" for dinner - you can wear whatever you feel comfortable in - lovely (and not a bit pretentious!) Considering the pace that normal lives run at now - a couple of days stay gives plenty of time to recharge the batteries!

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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
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Alison B, Manager at The Scarlet Hotel, responded to this review, 26 July 2012
It was lovely to read your review of your return trip to stay with us, and we are already looking forward to seeing you again! I have passed on your really positive comments to our teams.
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 22 July 2012

Utterly amazing, best hotel I we have ever stayed in, let alone imagined. They think of everything, beautiful location, spa, food, staff and food, plus-dog friendly! Can't wait to go back, well worth the cost.
Nik and Jen Luffman

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Alison B, Manager at The Scarlet Hotel, responded to this review, 26 July 2012
What a lovely review! thank you - and so glad you enjoyed your special clebration here, Hopefully see you back again soon.
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budleigh salterton
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Reviewed 20 July 2012

In our opinion and experience the Scarlet Hotel has a unique combination of wonderful location, excellent service, friendly staff and a lovely relaxed atmosphere but without compromising efficiency in any way. This was our first stay and we shall certainly return !

Michael & Christian Wright

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Reviewed 16 July 2012

From the moment you round the headland travelling from Newquay and you spy The Scarlet nesstling like a modernistic rose amongst a bunch of fairly hideous 60's & 70's thorns, you realise you're in for a bit of an adventure!

This hotel is quite like no other - both its situation, carved as it is into the hillside and it's unique architecture promise a quite different experience. And so it proved from the moment we entered the hotel: there is no reception as such (which is a tad dis-concerting at first) but within moments a member of staff appears to warmly greet the visitor, seemingly sensing his/her presence with zen-like efficiency. Casually, yet efficiently one's details are taken and recorded at a sofa strategicaly placed in the lobby to take maximum advantage of the gloroius views. And so the tenor for our stay was set.

We were escourted to our room, for us a ground floor one within the "front" block, past the bar, restaurant and health spa which gave us time to cast an eye over the facilities, all of which looked smart, with number of nice design touches. The room was, however, a bit of a surprise - a minimalist / modernist design statement, it seemed to us that form (or the outward expression of it) had taken precedence over function from a guests perspective. I say this because, whilst we were immediately struck by yet another fabulous view from full-height sliding doors at one end, we were also struck by the lack of any real division between the bedroom and the ensuite. In fact, it'd be wrong to call it a division - there's a sleeping area and an "ablutting" area within a single space. And yes, that does mean what you're thinking - the toilet is effectively in your bedroom, albeit behind a kind of basic modesty screen.

Now whilst this is an interesting style statement, I think somebody forgot the practicalities of what actually happens in a hotel bedroom, often in the middle of the night (no, not THAT!). Going to the loo ( at whatever time) is, for most of us, a fairly private affair but at The Scarlet one has no option but to share the experience with one's public!! This may do it for you, but for us it was all just a little unnerving.

But enough of the bedroom - the public areas a chic and contemporary, and we especially enjoyed the outdoor seating gallery (see the website for images) which, with the blankets supplied (it was early May afterall!!), was a real treat. Our dinner was good, if a tad safe, served by pleasant and courteous staff and there was a reasonable choice of wines. The focus of the hotel is, quite clearly, its spa centre: we didn't use it (our reason for going was to experience the architecture and "ambience"), but clearly those who were using it obviously enjoyed it.

In summary, if you're a spa-junkie or just appreciate unique buildings, this is definately a place to check-out. It IS an experience. But if you like your comforts a little more traditional, this isn't going to be the place for you.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Alison B, Manager at The Scarlet Hotel, responded to this review, 18 July 2012
Thank you very much for your detailed review - and yes the design of the open plan bedrooms isn't for everyone! - but it sounds like you had a lovely relaxing time and we hope to see you here again in the future.
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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 16 July 2012

We absolutely loved this hotel. Everything was perfect, from the comfy beds, the breakfasts, the setting, and the design. We well and truly relaxed here, nothing was too much trouble, the staff were great. We used the excellent spa and would recommend the Rhassoul treatment. On our stay we were able to get out and about to Watergate Bay and Padstow - the hotel is also perfectly located for coastal walks.

We especially loved taking the hotel dog Jasper out for walks on the beach (although it felt like he was taking us for a walk, he is one energetic little dog!)

If you need an escape from everday life, to unwind and relax, this is the place to go.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Alison B, Manager at The Scarlet Hotel, responded to this review, 18 July 2012
Thank you for your lovely review it was good to hear how much you relaxed - and glad you had a good walk/run with Jasper! He is such a strong dog!
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Property: The Scarlet Hotel
Address: Tredragon Road, Mawgan Porth TR8 4DQ, England
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Region: United Kingdom > England > Cornwall > Mawgan Porth
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Mawgan Porth
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££££
Hotel Class:4 star — The Scarlet Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 37
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Simply put, we are a beautiful 37 bedroom hotel built to the highest eco standards, boasting delicious locally sourced food and the best Ayurvedic inspired spa you can imagine.Discover an escape for grown-ups, to eat, dream and play in peace. ... more   less 
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