Our first trip to Cornwall. We stayed at the Scarlet, and used it as a base to visit surrounding towns/cities like Falmouth, Truro and Padstow, and it was lovely to come back to after a day of exploring. Interaction can be minimal, on account of lack of reception, plus a split-level lounge, as well as dining area, sitting rooms, sun deck, enclosed garden etc scattered in various corners of the building -- lots of places to disappear to. Not a bad thing if you like service but not of the overbearing, intrusive kind. The staff were friendly and helpful. This is not the place if you wish to be pampered constantly, but we had drinks on the sun deck several times, and coffees in the library in the morning, and all came promptly.
However, it is possible to feel a tad isolated, as the building can feel quite sprawling, with corridors, rooms, multiple levels etc. Nevertheless, we really enjoyed the quiet, and our pet dog loved it too, especially the amble down towards the beach each day. We met other dog owners, though we learnt that only 4 dogs are allowed on the property at any one time.
The most awesome aspect are the spectacular views. We also ate breakfast here each morning and had a dinner at the restaurant. The meals were quite nice though not so spectacular you would write home about. Overall, very happy with our experience.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- The Scarlet Hotel Cornwall/Mawgan Porth