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Scarlet Hotel

Last updated: 19 April, 2023

Clinging to the cliff in Mawgan Porth, this glamorous, 37-room luxury hotel ticks all the boxes: golden sand and surf, stunning eco-friendly glass-fronted architecture, great seasonal food, interesting wines, and a convenient location near Newquay airport.

The Scarlet’s crowning glory, though, is its Ayurvedic spa with tented treatment rooms, swinging relaxation pods, and log-fired outdoor hot tubs. As well as a cloister garden and yoga by the reed pool, the spa can organise wild swimming in a nearby lagoon and Nordic walking.

All rooms have ocean views and outside space.

Surrounding area

The hotel is situated on rugged cliffs overlooking Mawgan Porth Beach. The surrounding area is known for its natural beauty, with breathtaking coastal walks, sandy beaches, and picturesque villages.

Mawgan Porth is a small-ish but busy seaside town and holiday resort, set behind and on either side of a glorious, horseshoe-shaped beach of golden sand and rolling surf.

It’s only a short 10-minute taxi ride from Newquay airport, and a great base for discovering other top north coast beaches and surfing hotspots and towns such as Watergate Bay (45 minutes), and Padstow (25 minutes).


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General amenities

Key facilities

Airport transfers: Not available
Beach: < 10 mins walk
Fitness centre
Fitness classes
Golf course
Hot tub
Kids club
Parking: On-site (free)
Pool (adults only)
Pool (indoor)
Pool (outdoor)
Pool (kids)
Tennis courts
WiFi: Free

Food & drink

All inclusive
Kids menu
Restaurant on-site
Self catering
Additional charge

Room amenities

Room types


Room facilities

Air conditioning
Flat screen TV
Hot tub (private)
Pool (private)
Tea & coffee making facilities

Bedding options

2+ bedrooms
3+ beds
Connecting rooms
Rollaway/sofa bed