The Scarlet Hotel review: Magnificent coastlines, bubbling hot tubs and Cornish cream teas are some of my all-time favourite things, so the delightfully grown-up and rather decadent Scarlet Hotel in Mawgan Porth was right up my street.
The Scarlet Hotel review
Nestled on the coast overlooking the glorious beach at Mawgan Porth in Cornwall, the Scarlet is rather wondrous. Huge glass walls give sweeping vistas of the sea and the calming white decor and tastefully chosen modern art instantly calm and cocoon you, even after a frazzled four-hour train journey. Our room was simple but very welcoming, and the whole place magically smelled like the sea (or how the sea would smell if it were a very posh perfumed candle). A balcony opened the room up to a never-ending view of waves and sky, with tiny surfers dotted on the water.
Outside is even more spectacular – there’s a verdant, seaweedy pool that a mermaid would be rather at home in and a relaxed outdoor terrace to take tea and eat scones on, but best of all is the hot tub. Looking out at the crashing swell whilst floating gently in hot water with a glass of wine and some lovely company on hand, it’s very, very hard to worry about much.
I’ve stayed here twice now, and one of my favourite things to do when I’m not lazing in the hot tub (it’s hard to drag yourself away) is go for a run along the South West Coast Path, which snakes away from the hotel along the cliff through yellow gorse bushes and with incredible views of the clear blue Cornish ocean.
Stay here: Stay at The Scarlet Hotel (adults only) from £230 per room per night. There are also seasonal offers.