Need to know
10am (or 11am, if there's availability); check-in, from 2pm.
Double rooms from $254.88 (£208), excluding tax at 20 per cent.
Rates usually include breakfast. Please note: the Scarlet does not accept group bookings of more than three rooms at a time.
Ruby-red log-fired hot tubs stud the cliffside, overlooking the sea. Book in for your bubbles; they’re mighty popular.
At the hotel
Gardens, terrace with sea views, spa (booking essential) and library with DVDs. In rooms: flatscreen TV, CD/DVD player, WiFi (bit patchy) free bottled water and Cornwall Soap Box products.
Our favourite rooms
The Just Right rooms are exactly that: peaceful and calm, with unobstructed sea views. Unique rooms have spiral staircases leading up to relaxing ‘pods’, with views over the sea-thrift-covered roof and out to sea.
There’s a natural swimming pool outdoors and log-fired hot tubs on the cliff side.
Birkenstocks, Annie Greenabelle and howies threads, cotton beach bags and wooden jewellery.
Maybe leave the mobile switched off – signal is next to non-existent in these parts. The hotel has two pet-friendly rooms (one Just Right room, one Unique), and dogs can stay for £15 a nigh on request; food and water bowls, towels and treats are provided.
This is a couples-only hideaway.
A biomass boiler, solar panels, heat recapture and heat exchangers are used; everything that can be is recycled; staff share cars; local produce dominates the restaurant menu; and the Scarlet organises a number of social and conservation projects.