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“Made me want to move out of London”
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The Scarlet Hotel
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Mawgan Porth
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46 reviews
43 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Made me want to move out of London”
Reviewed August 15, 2011

Took the wife here for a birthday treat and quickly fell in love with both the hotel and Cornwall. Whilst she pottered off for some spa treatments, I went for a long walk (via the pub) and even though wet (fortunately the hotel lend out some pretty big umbrellas), the beach and surrounding area were absolutely breathtaking. Not the cheapest of places, but the scenery, food, lack of mobile phone signal and hot tub experience make it well worthwhile.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
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OceanviewCornwall, General Manager at The Scarlet Hotel, responded to this review, August 29, 2011
Thank you for taking the time to write this review, perhaps you can stay with us whilst you house hunt and plan your new life in beautiful Cornwall.

Hope to see you again soon.

Best wishes

Nikki Broom
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 13, 2011

Had a fabulous 3 night stay here - it was a surprise birthday present and I loved every second of it. I love the relaxed atmosphere and attentatiive good service, the room was big and airy and well decorated and the view was amazing! i loved the ethos of trying make you feel as if you are personally being entertained by good friends and the breakfast menu (menu changes daily) was perfect. The spa treatments were wonderful and the I hot tub experience was made even more special as my partner had secretly arrange for staff to bring out some champers! I can home feeling so revived and refreshed and I can wait to come back here, Thanks, ;-))

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled as a couple
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OceanviewCornwall, General Manager at The Scarlet Hotel, responded to this review, August 29, 2011
Thank you for this lovely review. Our fabulous red hot tub do tend to bring out the romantic side of people. I have lost count of the number of proposals they have witnessed!

Look forward to seeing you again soon.

Best wishes

Nikki Broom
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Reviewed August 11, 2011

My boyfriend and I spent Christmas at the scarlet hotel and didn't want to leave. It was so relaxing. You could join in with activities that were taking place or just chill out by the pool. The staff were amazing very professional and helpful. I would recommend this hotel to anyone. The price does reflect the quality you receive and is worth every penny

  • Stayed December 2010
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OceanviewCornwall, General Manager at The Scarlet Hotel, responded to this review, August 29, 2011
Thank you for taking the time to review your experience here at Christmas last year. Have you booked again? We have just released our Christmas Package and this year it is for 4 nights and promises to lots of fun.

Hope to see you here again soon.

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Nikki Broom
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed August 3, 2011

Words cannot describe how amazing our stay here was. We stayed in a "Unique" room which was simply stunning, with it's own little pod looking out over the sea which we spent hours in just chilling out.

We went for a relaxing break and that's exactly what we got. Plus beautiful food, amazing staff, the most amazing sunsets and best of all no mobile phone reception!

I couldn't recommend this hotel highly enough... It's very expensive but worth every penny! I can't wait to go back.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
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OceanviewCornwall, General Manager at The Scarlet Hotel, responded to this review, August 29, 2011
Delighted you enjoyed your stay and thank you for chosing to write about it here and share your experience. We share all tripadvisor feedback with our team and regard it as very valuable.

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Nikki Broom
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 1, 2011

Stayed her for 2 nights on a whim & found the hotel on the Mr & Mrs Smith website. Looked almost too good to be true from the pictures.

Can 100% say this hotel more than lives up to the hype. Make sure to read the book in the hotel reception detailing the lengths they went to regarding the construction of the hotel to ensure 100% eco-cred ratings & be suitably impressed. Amazingly helpful hotel staff; gorgeous views from all the hotel windows; excellent location; spacious & clean rooms; hotel dog is super friendly & you are encouraged to take him for walks on the beach; HIGHLY recommend eating in the hotel restaurant rather than at Jamies Fifteen restaurant. In fact, give Jamie's a miss altogether. If you're feeling energetic, take a run along the cliff top towards the sister hotel (Bedruthen Steps - # 1 on trip advisor for this area), surfing lessons are also instructed in the sea just in front of the hotel. Collect a classic DVD from the hotel reception staff to watch in your room if you are not the energetic type.

DO NOT LEAVE THIS HOTEL without having a spa treatment (couples - do the Rassoul) and also having an outdoor hot tub experience! utterly devine ! The hotel was completely fully booked during our stay & we felt like we were alone a lot of the time. Great layout ensure that!

We are already booked to go back for an even longer stay.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
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OceanviewCornwall, General Manager at The Scarlet Hotel, responded to this review, August 29, 2011
Thank you so much for this lovely review. I am so glad you enjoyed your stay and that we will have the pleasure of your company again soon.

Best wishes

Nikki Broom
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uksatman
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Reviewed July 29, 2011

Probably one of the best set hotel positions in Cornwall with a stunning sunset view overlooking the beach of MorganPorth. A very different hotel which can only be described as eclectic.
Natural swimming pool, that means the pool is kept clean and clear by natural vegetation, hot tubs in the shape of red tea cups are just some of the unusual things you will find at this hotel.
No children or dogs allowed, it's for adults only who wish to get away from the hustle and bustle of life and switch off. In fact even your mobile will struggle to get a signal
On the food side we have had the nibbles on probably one of the best decked views in Cornwall on fabulous seating by Alexander Rose.
On the food side if your Peckish the nibbles are outstanding,gravlax,artichokes,parma ham,olives are just to name a few on the menu and if you order the scones be prepared the size of them are like dustbin lids, not for the faint hearted.
On the main menu it's more of a two or three course but once again a menu to challenge your taste buds with a view to match the experience!
Excellent choice of wine and the only downside is I wish they just sold a larger on tap,as all beer is of the bottle variety!
I have viewed the rooms but never stayed as of yet but it is on my to do list in the near future.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
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OceanviewCornwall, General Manager at The Scarlet Hotel, responded to this review, August 2, 2011
Thank you for taking the time to review the Scarlet. I do hope you find an excuse to come and stay with us soon. You can sign up for special offers by joining our mailing list on the website.

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Nikki Broom
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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 29, 2011

We booked the Spa Break which gave the best value, four days bed, breakfast and evening meal AND a 4 hour treatment 'journey' for two. There is no reception desk just a welcoming person waiting for you. You were made to feel special from that very moment on. The staff are all very friendly and relaxed, they must go through some very special training to get them all to such a standard. The food was excellent varied and fresh everything cooked to order and nothing is too much trouble. The accent is very much on the relaxed, dress code in the restaurant is relaxed if you are happy then the staff are. We were never aware of any management about the hotel, the staff are all so professional they take responsibility and get on with their jobs.
The position of the Hotel is to die for overlooking the bay of Mawgan Porth on the cliff edge. Sitting in one of their hot tubs with a glass in hand watching the surfers and swimmers is so, so special.
This hotel is the perfect place for couples, to re-charge yourselves, honeymooners, or for that 'special' occasion.
It is not cheap but in our view it was money well spent, we will go back.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
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OceanviewCornwall, General Manager at The Scarlet Hotel, responded to this review, August 2, 2011
Thank you for taking the time to review the Scarlet. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Best wishes

Nikki Broom
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Property: The Scarlet Hotel
Address: Tredragon Road, Mawgan Porth TR8 4DQ, England
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Location: 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
Hotel Style:
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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