Scarlet Hotel

 Tredragon Rd, Mawgan Porth, Newquay TR8 4DQ

Why it makes the list

Snuggled on the rugged Cornish clifftops the adult-only Scarlet hotel is truly extraordinary. Its clean, simple design aesthetic with tall glass walls showcases the hotel’s stunning wild surrounds. The property embraces a creative use of its levels, revealing glimpses of the staggering views as you move through the hotel. And this is a hotel with a true eco-heart. Even the building materials were carefully considered to ensure the Scarlet benefited its environment.

The eco theme continues with the hotel’s elegant spa. With an indoor pool, outdoor natural reed pool, clifftop wooden sauna, a steam room and log-fired hot tubs perched on the cliffside above the golden sands of Mawgan Porth – this is a truly exceptional setting to unwind and recharge.


The hotel has 37 rooms over five levels, with views over the gardens, cliffs, beach and sea. Rooms are airy, colour palettes calming and muted. Sliding doors lead to open spaces letting the sounds of the ocean drift in, there is a feeling of privacy and space here which encourages a relaxed pace and spirit throughout the hotel.


Open for breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner, Scarlet’s restaurant offers captivating views of the coastline as guests enjoy seasonal, responsibly sourced food and wines paired by the in-house sommelier. The daytime menu is more a of casual affair transforming into a fine dining experience in the evening with a seven-course tasting menu, inspired by the hotel’s commitments to organic local and sustainable produce.