The Scarlet is a warm and welcoming place for anyone having a break on their own. Whether you are escaping for a few days to restore your equilibrium or need peace and tranquillity to work free from distractions, we are the ideal place to stay.

Holidaying alone

As an adults only hotel we have plenty of quiet and calm spaces to relax, read and stare out on magnificent views of the Atlantic Ocean.  We hope you will feel that you can have as much or as little company as you choose.

If this is your first trip travelling alone, we have put together our top tips for booking a solo holiday.


Each room has its own individual outside space, ranging from private courtyard gardens to terraces and balconies.

Our rooms are arranged over five levels, each offering their own special views over gardens, cliffs, beach, sea and sky.

Explore the rooms


Join us for freshly cooked, locally sourced breakfast, lunch and dinner at the Scarlet Restaurant.

Led by Head Chef Mike Francis, the team bring together modern European-style dishes with the gusto of Cornwall at its heart.  We work with Cornwall’s innovative, organic and sustainable growers, farmers and fishermen to source the best produce the county has to offer – our menus change regularly and with the seasons.

Gaze out at stunning sea views, take in the ambience and feel at home.

Dining at the Scarlet


Our spa is your haven of tranquillity with far reaching views over Mawgan Porth Beach to the wild and beautiful Atlantic beyond. We offer Ayurvedic inspired treatments that focus on your holistic wellbeing, beautiful facilities and free yoga classes for guests.

You might want to slather yourself in rich mineral mud in our rhassoul, experience a traditional bathing ritual in the hammam, or simply relax in our stunning Relaxation Room with its cocoon-like pods hanging from the ceiling.

Outside, a cliff top hot tub invites you to stargaze or storm watch, and our natural chemical-free pool, cleaned by reeds, beckons you into the water.

Visit the Spa


Situated overlooking stunning Mawgan Porth and the north Cornish coastline, there is plenty to explore, see and do in the area.

If you are flying in to Newquay airport you might want to hire a car to zip around in.  Our staff live and breathe Cornwall, and have an in depth knowledge about the local area.  We can give you the best local hot spots and hidden gems to explore during your stay.

If you’re wishing to stay on foot, our coastal walks are second to none or simply take a daily stroll along the sandy beach just metres away from the hotel.

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