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Winners of ‘Seaside Hotel of the Year’

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Who doesn’t love winning awards? We’re no exception at the Scarlet, but our most recent award is a special one.

We have always been fans of The Good Hotel Guide and their continued support of independent hotels. We love that they listen to their readers and the impartial reviews to recommend wonderful independent staycation hotspots across the UK – there is always somewhere new to discover and try out. So we were utterly delighted when they announced that we had been awarded ‘Seaside Hotel of 2021’.

We think the Scarlet is a hotel unlike anywhere else. When we built the Scarlet, we were lucky to find this beautiful stretch of Cornish coastline to create and inspire. It’s a quiet place for staring out over the sea, and now, we know these clifftops have gained a special place in many of our guests’ hearts too. It certainly holds a very special place in the hearts of our team. The Scarlet is always a team effort, an experience delivered with passion and love.

Thank you to all who have reviewed, recommended and stayed with us. We hope to welcome you back soon.

The Scarlet team


Re-opening the Scarlet doors

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We’re delighted to share some heartwarming news – all being well, we will be re-opening our doors on 4th July, which is sure to delight those wishing to bask in the Scarlet’s serenity this summer. As a team, we look forward to returning to the familiar sights and sounds we know and love. Here’s what you’ve been swooning over via our social channels, and before long, you’ll be able to experience your own #scarletmoment…

Ocean views from a bedside

The glistening natural, reed pool

Our iconic cliff-top hot tubs

Meadow gardens bursting with blooms

A tangerine sunset from a Spacious Room balcony

Wave watching from the retreat terrace

For reassurance:

We will be making some changes in the hotel, to ensure we comply with social distancing and to keep our guests and employees safe. You may find out more here: https://www.scarlethotel.co.uk/our-plan-to-keep-you-safe/

We recommend – Three Night Spa Break:

Stay a while and let us take you on a journey. Indulging in a three-night spa break at the Scarlet will be a real escape from your daily life, and lockdown. Take this opportunity to wind down and make a lasting difference on your wellbeing.

Find out more here: scarlethotel.co.uk/three-night-spa-break/

Finding balance – the Yin & Yang of life

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A guest post written by Kimberley Chandler, of Cinnamon Yoga

It was fitting that our stay at The Scarlet came right after a hectic trip to India, where our last stop was Delhi – just before the recent riots broke out and as COVID-19 was slowly creeping mischievously into our every day conversation.

India was, as always, an assault on the senses. An extravagant display of raw human life, laid bare. I still can’t get enough of it.

The long bus rides, waits in airports and relentless traffic did, however begin to take it’s toll.

I had travelled solo to complete a further yoga teacher training in Yin yoga – which was as calm, restorative and rejuvenating as I hoped it would be.

This was followed by 10 days of state hopping, ultimately ending in the grand finale of the Taj Mahal in Agra.

During my yoga training I learnt about the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems, which we all have – and I likened them to the Chinese concept of Yin & Yang. Yin being the slow, restorative, replenishing Female energy, and Yang being the quick, dynamic, fight or flight, masculine energy.

I learnt of the importance of having a balance between these energies – too much Yang and we feel stressed, strung out, un-centred. Too much Yin and we feel sluggish, lethargic, depressed.

It is a concept that I now apply to my daily life – to search for that sacred balance, the sweet spot where we have harmony, equilibrium with both energies.

Spending too much time in our Yang, our sympathetic nervous system, means we will be experiencing high levels of Cortisol, the stress hormone.

This can be physically and mentally detrimental to our wellbeing.

We can literally encourage ourselves to enter into our parasympathetic nervous system. It’s like having an emergency wellbeing tool kit.

Your wellbeing toolkit:

  • Spending time in nature
  • Getting a massage
  • Yoga
  • Meditation
  • Relaxing music
  • Creativity, arts
  • Playing with animals / children
  • Breathwork (Pranayama)

A stay at the Scarlet allowed us to replenish our Yin, to find peace, stillness and that dreamy balance once more after a hectic final two weeks in India. Thank you.

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