4 years after monitoring its creation via the Scarlet's blog and mentally putting it at the top of my list of places to go, we finally arrived on its 4 year anniversary and it was worth the wait! Stunning art, fantastic fresh food and views that could make you cry from their sheer beauty - this was a birthday treat where treat takes on a whole new meaning.
We had all sorts of plans for going out and about in the local area, but once we got inside the hotel, we felt totally wrapped in its warm embrace and didn't venture out, apart from cliff top walks and a midnight scramble down the path onto the beach (made more eventful by the batteries on our phone running out half way down!).
I had a journey at the spa, which was not only relaxing but enlightening too and we braved the outdoor pool (its not called 'fresh'water for nothing!) because it's so enticing.
Yes, it's true that the approach is not as spectacular as the beachfront vista and parking can be tight but everything has been carefully thought of; there is a valet parking service for example for those of us tempted to just abandon the car at the thought of parallel parking!) and nothing is too much trouble for the fantastic staff.
My benchmark for hotels is how happy and excited I feel when I am there and how sad I am to leave and on that basis the Scarlet beats most others hands -down. It's hard to drag yourself away from the immersion in peace, tranquilly and nature and back to the 'real world'. We're not waiting 4 years for our next visit and are already planning to be back next summer.
- 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 Mawgan Porth, Cornwall