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“3 rd visit - just gets better”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of The Scarlet Hotel

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The Scarlet Hotel
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Mawgan Porth
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Bideford, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“3 rd visit - just gets better”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2012

So relaxed and welcoming. Rooms clean and comfortable. The views are amazing Staff welcoming and pleasant. Most quite chatty amd happy to engage in conversation which is nice. Food....just amazing! (although some of the portions were a little on the small side) Spent a very lazy weekend just doing not a lot and enjoing the ambience.Take note of the bar prices!

Room Tip: Any room is good
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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
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OceanviewCornwall, General Manager at The Scarlet Hotel, responded to this review, March 5, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to review us again. I do hope you will visit a 4th, 5th and 6th time etc and continue to enjoy the time you spend here.

Best wishes

Nikki Broom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2012

One of the best all-round hotels we have stayed in for a long time and we have stayed in some good ones.
Stayed in an indulgent for 3 nights , room 6, fantastic views ( impossible to read your book because you keep looking out over the balcony from your bed towards the cliffs and sea )
As we were leaving we asked to see a couple of other rooms to see how they compared, they are all fantastic.
The food . Breakfast is a three course delight, toast and fresh jams to start with fresh Cornish apple juice, followed by fresh fruit , poached pears etc etc and then a full English with some of the best sausages and bacon I have tasted. ( this was my preferred route , there are other options of course )
Dinner was fantastic , spot on portions and a super wine list. The big boys could learn a trick or two here, seriously.
What else, oh yes the Spa , we both loved it, very relaxed and professional .
Now the best bit , the STAFF, they are G R E A T, nothing is too much trouble. We really liked talking to them over dinner and at the bar. You have picked and trained well.
The reason for the title review is simple, we must all be mad reviewing this establishment, we'll never get in again.
This was our first visit and have decided to make this our twice a year long weekend retreat.
Thank you so much, kind regards Robert and Cindy.

Room Tip: the rooms are all good. Indulge if you want but there is no need.
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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
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OceanviewCornwall, General Manager at The Scarlet Hotel, responded to this review, March 5, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to post this really wonderful review, you may think you are mad, but I am really greatful. Whilst we do get really busy I can assure you we still have space. You do need to plan at bit further ahead though if you want to bag room 6 (one of the best!).

We look forward to seeing you both again soon and really hope you do make it a regular thing, we have a few guests that do and it only takes a couple of stay before they start to feel like part of the family.

With my best wishes

Nikki Broom
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 31, 2012

Stayed for 5 nights October 2011.Beautiful setting - stunning sunsets and views.Nothing to fault with the food or service. Occupied Room 1 - large room with balconies back and front, more than enough storage space, desk etc.Bathroom open plan with separate shower.Everything about the hotel is well thought out and executed. No tea/coffee facilities in room - why bother when room service is minutes away from bringing the best coffee we have tasted anywhere.
Spa treatments are a must-do.Sitting in the hot tub in the garden overlooking the bay is an incredible experience and the relaxation rooms are superb.
Have spent the last 20 years visiting Cornwall and we intend to stay no-where else as long as it remains this good.Not cheap but very good value for money.

Room Tip: Telephone the hotel,see what is available and trust the reception staff to describe it accurately.
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
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OceanviewCornwall, General Manager at The Scarlet Hotel, responded to this review, March 5, 2012
I am so glad t hear you enjoyed your stay and thank you for chosing to share your experience here on tripadvisor.

We look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Best wishes

Nikki Broom
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Haslemere, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 30, 2012

My partner and I enjoyed 5 days of absolute luxury in every aspect of our stay. Not over-done, perfect ambience nothing pushy no pressure. The staff were ever attentive but unseen, the food was excellent.

The additional activities were at the right level and all-in-all the perfect Christmas break, great location and even the dip in the sea was bearable but not compulsory and great fun.

We have booked for Christmas 2012.

Room Tip: All rooms were great but we were in room 1 which was stunning
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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
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OceanviewCornwall, General Manager at The Scarlet Hotel, responded to this review, March 5, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to review your Christmas break here at the Scarlet. Well done for taking the plunge into the Ocean. I do hope we will see you again soon, perhaps next Christmas when we are planning a similar break.

Best wishes

Nikki Broom
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2012

lovely place to stay where the service and food compliments the fantastic position overlooking the sea. Room costs are at the top end of what we believe the hotel can reasonably expect to achieve...
The Spa is good if a little expensive...laid back Cornish living,worth a visit any time of the year, we've been several times and as long as prices don't rise, well go back.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
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OceanviewCornwall, General Manager at The Scarlet Hotel, responded to this review, March 5, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to review the hotel here. I am glad to hear you enjoyed your return stay.

I hope we will see you again soon.

Best wishes

Nikki Broom
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2012

We stayed at the Scarlet between Christmas and NY 2011 for 3 nights. It was the moxt relaxing and enjoyable experience we have ever had at a hotel. The staff are so friendly, really lovely that thoughtful, the rooms are amazing (we had an indulgent one, yummy!). It really is the small things that make the difference, the fresh coffee and hot chocolate each morning, the way the staff come out and talk to you when you walk in and Jasper, the hotel dog that loves to play frisbee!! I can't recommend it highly enough and we are going back to stay there after our wedding this year!

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
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Thank Michelle H
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OceanviewCornwall, General Manager at The Scarlet Hotel, responded to this review, March 5, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to submit this review. It is nice to hear you were able to recharge with us between Christmas and New year.

We look forward to welcoming you back later this year after the Big Day.

Best wishes

Nikki Broom
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2012

Visted the Scarlet for 3 nigths over New Year and returned feeling like we'd been on holiday for a fortnight. We've stayed a couple of times before however this was the first time I'd been organised enough to book a Spa treatment. It was superb - thank you Milena. She massaged away a year's worth of stress in 1.5 hours and the seaweed hot tub was as good as everyone else has said. And what a great place to sort out all those good intentions for the forthcoming year! The team there were great - friendly, informal and attentive without being intrusive and a really interesting range of actvities were organsied without any pressure to join in; singing lessons, dancing lessons, wine tastings, live music each night and wetsuit glad dips in the sea (with hot chocolate on tap on the beach to warm up with afterwards). Yes, it's expensive but worth it to stay in such a lovely environment, with great food (the chef has changed since we last stayed and the food remains locally sourced, imaginative and well presented), great service and such breathtaking views. It really is soul food.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Ailsa M
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OceanviewCornwall, General Manager at The Scarlet Hotel, responded to this review, March 5, 2012
I am so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your return stay with us and glad you found the time to experience the Spa on this occasion.

We all look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

With my 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
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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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