There is something so surreal about sitting in a hot tub, on the edge of a naturally existing cliff, watching the waves crash into the shore whilst you’re settled in a bubbly hot tub, drinking a mojito, watching the sun slowing descend over head as we slowly move into the evening. Bet you’re thinking, does that really exist or is that something out of a fiction story? Well, it is part of a story. My story.
The views simply don’t get much better than this. It was at that moment that I realised how spectacular and special the Scarlet Hotel was. It was one of a kind and a real tribute to showing off the Cornish coast to visitors.
The Scarlet Hotel is all about relaxation in a serene environment, which makes it perfect for guests coming from the hustle and bustle of London to the south coast to enjoy some much needed peace. Whether you’re looking for the complete relaxing treatment complete with facials and full body massages or you’re looking to escape to beautiful views and extreme comfort – it’s all here for you.
The facilities on offer to guests is just amazing. As I mentioned, the hot tubs do exist and are set up in the most idealistic place, which makes you never want to leave.
With a Swedish sauna just below it. Shape liked a wine barrel, it makes it the coolest looking sauna room there was. Best of all, you can still see the view from inside it.
If you’re more a massage person, who needs to get all those knots out then a visit to the spa is much needed. The Scarlet Hotel offer a range of treatments catered to everyone. A great way to wind down. Nothing beats a good swim after a massage though, just to get those muscles moving again. The Scarlet Hotel has the most beautiful indoor swimming pool that also ensures you don’t miss out of the view, thanks to the big open pane windows. Just stunning…
Once you’re feeling complete zen, i’m sure you’ll want a quick nap before dinner. Returning to the big spacious rooms with lots of natural light will make you just want to jump into a hot bath or shower, before retiring into your bed before a pre-dinner wake up call.
If you get the timing right, you’ll be able to catch the sunset from your very own natural balcony. Slide the door open, take a few steps across the lush green grass and behold, the golden beautiful wish you well, until tomorrow.
I’ll be honest, I must have stood out there for at least 15 minutes without taking my eyes off the sun. I was just so blown away by natures natural beauty and i’m completely grateful that The Scarlet gave me this experience. One i’ll be sure to never forget…
Once we felt revived by such a beautiful sight, we headed down to dinner to see what The Scarlet had to offer in terms of dining. Where we catch the last of the sunset as it set off into the night.
Mum & I were quick to order soon after, as we were both super hungry after all that relaxation.
Mum ordered the Celeriac soup with toasted almonds, crispy capers and burr noisette. I had a little taste of it and it was really good. The soup was a great way to warm the cockles after the evening brought over some cold winds.
For my starters I ordered the Ox cheek ragu with saffron pappardelle, sautéed wild mushrooms and parmesan. So, so delicious! The pasta was cooked al dente and the ox cheek had so much flavour and spices, cooked through causing it to just melt in your mouth.
We both ordered Loin of West country beef with sweet potato fondant, daube, bone marrow crumb and truffled baby leeks. Tucking straight into it, it was just the most perfect dish. So many flavours, from the sweeter potato fondant to the more salty bone marrow crumb, it worked so well.
It was served with some chill and sesame garnished vegetables. Which made for an ideal accompaniment that added a bit of spice to to the dish too.
Even though we were so full, when we saw the dessert menu we just couldn’t resist – even if we just had one spoon. Mum ordered the dark chocolate delice with salted almonds and malted milk ice cream. It wasn’t really what I was expecting it to be like if i’m honest, it was a very sticky block of chocolate. I was hoping it would be more aerated into a light chocolate mousse almost.
I had seen the a pecan pie earlier that day on Instagram and it just had me in the mood for a slice. So when I saw pecan pie with Cornish clotted cream, coffee and walnut ice cream on the menu, it was a no brainer. Boy oh boy, was it good!
However, the menu does change on a daily basis depending on what is available in the area. As all the ingredients are locally sourced, so you can be sure to never have the same dishes on the menu when visiting again – which makes it a popular dinner location for the locals too.
Mornings at The Scarlet aren’t half as bad as your usual week day work mornings, especially when you’re served up fresh citrusy apple juice and well made latte with pretty art on top.
Complete with freshest of fruit, including my favourite raspberries and strawberries. Mmmm…
The Scarlet also understand your breakfast needs. After all, breakfast is for champions! So we both went for something a little different, poached egg on welsh rarebit served on sourdough toast. Absolutely deeeelicious!
We were very sad to say goodbye to these beautiful views, good food and amazing facilities but we left with great memories of Cornwall whilst feeling very relaxed!
The Scarlet Hotel
Until next time…