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Scarlet is currently closed and will reopen on 20th January.

Things to note before your stay

Local building works

Due to local building works in Mawgan Porth, there may be some noise or disruption during your stay.

Although these works are not connected with Scarlet, the proximity may have an effect at certain times when outside the property; we are working closely with builders to ask that noisy works are not carried out until after 9am.

The building site shares the north boundary of the Scarlet gardens, close to our natural reed pool, and there will be times when builders will require to work with tall or large machinery; however, the property, once finished, will not exceed the height of the existing building.

The building works are scheduled to be carried out over 18 - 24 months, finishing between April - September 2023.

We will do our best to ensure your stay is as restful as possible; but please get in touch if you wish to discuss these works further via [email protected].

A safe trip to these Cornish shores

Our plan to keep you safe

Your time at Scarlet will be as normal as we can possibly make it; however, our highest priority is the safety and well-being of both our guests, teams and local community.

We will be continuing to keep certain measures in place to do our part to help control the spread of the virus for the foreseeable future. This includes:

  • Asking all guests and team members to wear a face covering in all public spaces, unless seated at a table or medically exempt. This is now a legal requirement in hotel spaces.
  • When walking around our spa and during your treatment, masks must to be worn by both guests and therapists due to the close contact involved. You may remove your face covering during a Tula Facial, Shirodhara, Mukhashiro or Mukhapada treatment only.
  • Providing table service in our restaurant and bar; you are welcome to order at the bar but please wear a face covering.
  • Encouraging all guests and team members to regularly take lateral flow tests and frequently use hand sanitiser found throughout the hotel. Please ensure you have tested before setting off for Mawgan Porth - in the event of a positive test, we will be happy to postpone your stay for a later date.
  • Maintaining social distancing throughout Scarlet's communal spaces.
  • And of course, we’re deeply cleaning rooms and shared spaces regularly — opening the windows and letting the sea breeze blow through.

We’ll be entirely honest: sometimes, these new measures mean we can’t always provide the seamless service we’d like. But we think it’s much easier to relax when you are entirely confident in your personal safety. We are all responsible for keeping each other safe during these challenging times, so a few extra steps are worth it for protection and peace of mind.

It’s our duty to protect the safety of everyone here. We will not tolerate any unsafe behaviour or unfair pressuring of our team. Please remember we’re all working through this situation together and we may need to alter our services if team members become unavailable.


Scarlet is an adults-only hotel, designed for those over 18. This extends to all spaces, including our spa restaurant and lounges. We welcome solo travellers, couples, friends, siblings and families. Just up the hill, our Scandinavian-inspired outpost Bedruthan welcomes people of all ages.

Arriving at our eco hotel

Scarlet is found in Mawgan Porth, a small Cornish village found on the quiet coastal stretch between Newquay and Padstow. Our cliffside location can be easily reached by foot, car, train or plane.

Check-in from 4pm; Check-out by 11am

Please feel free to arrive at the Scarlet any time on your arrival day to begin exploring our coastal hideaway; however, your room is not guaranteed to be ready until 4pm. We ask that you leave any luggage in your car until then. If you don’t have a car, we can store bags until check-in or after you’ve checked out.

We also ask that all guests use our new online check-in to minimise contact – then all you’ll need to do is collect your room keys and start exploring Scarlet.

Scarlet Restaurant & Bar

Our sea-view restaurant is very popular and we recommend booking a table for breakfast and dinner in advance. We can cater for most dietary requests, so please speak to our team before setting off.

Scarlet Spa

Our spa doesn’t do generic: our treatment menu is a wide collection of interesting treatments, offering up new and thoughtful approaches to wellbeing. Our philosophy is inspired by Ayurveda, an Indian holistic health system that helps us reach a more complete self-understanding.

Time in our clifftop spa, swimming pools and a wellness class programme is available to all guests during your stay, as well as access to our new treatment menu exclusive to hotel guests. Scarlet spa is very popular so we recommend booking experiences, wellness classes and treatments online as soon as you can, to avoid disappointment.

Our eco sanctuary

Scarlet is somewhere in love with nature. And out of a deep awe for our clifftop place, we try and live here in a balanced relationship with the natural coastal ecosystem. It’s a simple way of living that’s about slowing down, using less and appreciating more.

Open plan living

Scarlet’s rooms have been carefully designed to make you feel closely connected to the natural coastal environment.

Spaces are designed to maximise our Atlantic view, including our bathrooms. Instead of dividing walls, the sinks and bathtubs are open to the room.

Some rooms feature private showering areas, while others are more open.

The toilet is divided from the room by an opaque glass door. Our reservation team can always take requests or talk you through the slight differences between rooms here.

Phone signal

There are quirks to living out on the Cornish coastline. Here, phone reception can often come and go, though no one seems to mind too much.

Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel and all Scarlet guests have access to a wide-range of newspapers and magazines while staying at the Scarlet. Simply download the exclusive app before you arrive; once connected to our Wi-Fi, you can enjoy unlimited reading.


Scarlet is located in the small Cornish village of Mawgan Porth. We are found on a sleepy residential road, sharing our clifftop view with a few other houses.

Here, the views are unobstructed and the loudest thing around is normally the gentle murmur of the sea. Mawgan Porth beach is public, though is often quieter than many other beaches along this coastal stretch.

Bring your dog

Our natural retreat is open to both humans and dogs. And with long stretches of Cornish sand and miles of Atlantic cliff paths, Scarlet can be what both dogs and their owners seek.

If planning to stay with a dog, please contact our reservations team directly. Up to two dogs can share your Scarlet stay with you, however not all rooms can cater for this. Please email us at [email protected] or call us on 01637 861800.

And if you’re allergic to dogs, we also have rooms that remain dog-free. Please discuss this with our reservations team before your arrival.

Change your booking

If you need to change your booking, our reservations team can handle this for you. Please give us two weeks’ notice of any intended alterations. Further details can be read in our terms and conditions.