I just can't say enough about the scarlet Hotel. The hotel is based on relaxation and it does things slightly differently to other 5 star hotels. The staff are friendly and will chat with you. There is no reception desk so a member of staff will come out to greet you and book you in. The atmosphere is that of a boutique hotel with quirky art all around, some of which is for sale. The furniture is not the usual arm chairs etc. yes they have three lounges, all set out differently and furnished beautifully.
There are different types of room you can have from spacious rooms, pod rooms; these give you a view of the sea from a pod on top of your room. We have been very happy with the 'just right' rooms. They are large enough for 2, clean, comfortable and at the cloister level have the most spectacular views of the beach and rocks of Mawgan Porth. Luckily for us the wind was coming off of the sea so some of the weather we had was superb, i.e. wind, rain and crashing seas.
The scarlet has 2 pools one outside and one in. there is a beautiful spa there where, if you have a treatment, I recommend you do is exquisite. Many times I have fallen asleep. You can book a hot tub outside and that usually comes with a glass of bubbly.
The restaurant is very good. Not only does it have spectacular views but also very good food. We had to complement the chief on several occasions. The waiting staff cannot do enough for you, they are not intrusive but appear to know when to come and collect the empty plates. All of the food is locally sourced and most of the wine and some spirits are local to.
If you want to get away from all the hustle and bustle of daily life go to the Scarlet. It is an adult only hotel and is there for you to relax and wind down. The Scarlet caters for disabled guests and has all the facilities required.
The Scarlet is also an Eco Hotel where grey water is used to flush toilets and the rooms have recirculated air in them that is taken from the hot places in the hotel and sent to the cooler parts. Air conditioning is not required you just have to open the enormous sliding door and you get natural air con.
Well all I can do now is say a very big thank you to all of the staff, those you don't see and those you do. I want to thank Nikki, General Manager, and the rest of her management team for making our stay so calm and relaxing. Nikki has a section in the hotel book saying that if they can make something happen they will. Well, I think I would like a ride across the beach on a pink elephant next time I am there. Thank you all!!
- 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