The Scarlet Hotel and Spa , Cornwall

Tredragon Road, Mawganporth

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Reviewed by Jo
Such a perfect location! A fabulous coastal hotel and spa

The location of this luxury Cornwall eco hotel and spa is stunning and we can honestly say that the views from the Scarlet are up there with the best that UK holidays have to offer. Truly a perfect place for a romantic getaway!

We were met with the warmest of welcomes and shown to the Mediterranean themed lounge area overlooking the beach and the colourful living roof garden.

Here local artists have been selected to display their original works, thus contributing to the unique character and charm that the Scarlet has to offer.

Some websites are "clever" with photography, but in this case, even though the (award winning) website photos are stunning, once inside the Scarlet and consumed by its personality, it quickly exceeded all our expectations!!  We simply could not believe we were just one hour away from Manchester!

Under 18s are not allowed to stay here, and even better is the fact that the nearby sister hotel, The Bedruthan Steps Hotel is completely family focussed.  It's a great opportunity for overstretched parents to enjoy a relaxing short break whilst the grandparents spend some quality time with the kids in the sister hotel across the lane, the Bedruthan Steps.

This is a perfect three generation break for everyone.  You can indulge yourselves in style, safe in the knowledge that the children are being well looked after nearby.  Whilst the overall ambience is relaxed and easy going, the hotel staff are extremely knowledgeable and attentive.

We were very impressed with the innovative eco design of the hotel. Each cliff side floor has a wonderful light quality and there is a feeling of space and airiness throughout.  Every measure has been taken to ensure that the building complies with sustainable and ecological principles.

The natural outdoor pool is completely free of chemicals and filtered by reeds and the indoor pool uses bromine rather than the harsher chlorine to keep it clean.  Perched on the top of the cliff at the end of the pool are two log fired seaweed hot tubs overlooking the magnificent headland and the vast Atlantic surf.  

The Ayurvedic inspired spa's extensive luxury facilities include an indoor pool, aroma steam room, silent zone, meditation room, oriental themed  hanging relaxation pods, Hammam  and Rasul treatment rooms, there are also complimentary yoga classes over looking the ocean.

The hotel's exterior, dotted with sea plants and pebbles, is a joy to behold and following your spa experience we recommend a gin and tonic on the terrace at sunset.  The restaurant offers some wonderful menu choices in a chic contemporary setting again overlooking the vast ocean below.  The head chef, Ben Tunnicliffe, is passionate about locally sourced and where possible, organic ingredients.  It was a delight to savour the taste of fresh sea bass I thoroughly enjoyed my first tasting of the nutritious seaweed " velvet horn".  The overall ambience is relaxed and easy-going and the staff are extremely knowledgeable and attentive.

The bedrooms are spotless and stylish with some quirky design features you'll be sure to remember, with wood and mosaic artworks complementing the contemporary eco theme.

Our room had its own private outdoor terrace - perfect for the complimentary afternoon tea or cocktails at sunset.

Just next to the hotel you'll find a surf school and a little path leading down to the beach with its lovely white sands.  If you're feeling energetic you can go surfing, swimming, rock climbing or tree climbing.  The Scarlet is only a couple of miles away from Newquay airport, perfectly located for a short break away from the city.

It's no surprise that the Scarlet has won several awards already this year, and the team hasn't even had their first full summer season!!  All in all, an incredible holiday experience we will never forget!

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From £225/ night incuding dinner, bed and breakfast.