Need to know
11am; check-in from 2pm.
Double rooms from $223.74 (£175), excluding tax at 20 per cent.
Rates usually include breakfast. Please note: the Scarlet does not accept group bookings of more than three rooms (and six guests) at a time.
Group yoga and wellness classes are held every day by a rotating crew of in-house and visiting instructors; session are free, but you’ll need to book in advance.
At the hotel
Gardens, terrace with sea views, spa (booking essential) and library with DVDs. In rooms: flatscreen TV, CD/DVD player, WiFi, free bottled water and the hotel's own-brand all-natural Oula bath 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 stone-lined natural swimming pool outdoors and wood barrel hot tubs (linked to the hotel's biomass boiler) on the cliff side, overlooking the sea; book in for your bubbles; they’re mighty popular.
The holistic Scarlet Spa is open to day and hotel guests (the latter can luxuriate in the pools and steam room whenever they’d like). Soak in rich mineral mud in the rasul, enjoy a traditional hammam ritual, or book in wellness-focused treatments of the Ayurvedic variety, with a Cornish lilt. Go for a soothing Sarvanga massage, a revitalising scrub of Oula mud and coffee, or a clock-stopping Shilajita Mumiyo facial. Afterwards, curl up in one of the cocoon-like pods that hang from the relaxation room’s ceiling, or pad out to the cliffside hot tub for a sea-view soak.
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.
Pups are welcome for £15 a night; there's one pet-friendly room in each category (request when booking), and doggy towels, food and water bowls, and treats will be provided. See more pet-friendly hotels in Cornwall.
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.