You can find answers to our most frequently asked questions below, but please don’t hesitate to
get in touch via our contact page here if there’s anything else you’d like to ask us.

General questions

What is the weather like in Mawgan Porth?

Like the rest of the UK, Cornish weather can be very temperamental, although generally the weather is milder in Cornwall than the rest of the UK. The hottest months are around July and August with average temperatures of 16°C and 13 hours of sunshine a day.

The sea temperature is at its warmest in the middle of August reaching between 13°C and 18°C.

For an up to date forecast for your stay with us, take a look at the following forecasts:

Met Office
BBC Weather
Met Check

Or check out our webcam.

Do you allow dogs?

Yes, we want to create a feeling of a home-from-home for our guests, so we like to welcome guests with their four-legged friends. We have five bedrooms which allow pets and the shared spaces that are pet friendly are the tranquility lounge, the Wild Cafe, the front lawn of the Herring and the reception area. We charge £15 per night per pet to cover the cleaning costs (each room is steam cleaned afterwards). You can find out more about our dog-friendly holidays here.

To those that can be uncomfortable around dogs, please note that we limit the number of dogs in the hotel to six at only one time, and we often don’t have any within the hotel.

Do you do gift vouchers?

Yes, we do tailored gift vouchers that are available to purchase for any amount you please. We can also include a special message in it for you too and can send it direct to you, or the recipient.

You can purchase one here.

What is the distance to the beach and the coast path?

The beach and coast path is a short 10-15 minute walk away – just follow the paths passed the Scarlet hotel. Please note that it is a narrow and uneven path in places and there are steps so it isn’t suitable for wheelchairs or pushchairs. But it would be possible to access it via the road.

How far is the Scarlet hotel? Can Bedruthan guests use the Scarlet hotel facilities?

Our sister hotel, the Scarlet, which is an adults-only hotel is a 5 minute walk down the hill.

Bedruthan guests are welcome to attend the spa classes free of charge, but please book in advance as they are subject to availability. Bedruthan guests are also welcome to use the Scarlet spa by booking one of their day packages, please call the spa reservations team on 01637 861 861 for availability and pricing. The Scarlet restaurant is open to non-residents for breakfast, lunch and dinner, please contact the the Scarlet reception team on 01637 861 800 to book.

Please be aware that the Scarlet is an adults-only hotel, so if you have little ones with you, drop them off at a kids club session whilst you enjoy the Scarlet surroundings.

Is the hotel accessible?

Bedruthan Hotel is situated on a steep cliff face – which while this gives spectacular views, it does mean that the hotel rooms and facilities are on a number of different levels and quite far apart. The hotel was also built in the 1960s and although it does have a lift, it only accesses a certain number of rooms and floors, and most are only accessible via staircases. The spa, pool and villas are only accessible by stairs.

Our team strives to overcome our sloping site and if you have mobility issues we’d love to discuss your individual requirements to see if Bedruthan is suitable for you. Please call our reservations team on 01637 860 860 or Although we have specially adapted rooms available for guests, and aim to make our facilities as accessible as possible, we want to ensure that we are a suitable destination for you first.

Is there mobile phone signal at the hotel?

The car park at the front of the hotel is the best spot for network coverage. In other places, you might not be able to get reception – conjuring up phone signal in the Cornish countryside isn’t always easy. Depending on you’re network & contract Wi-Fi calling may be possible. However, feel free to give out our direct number (01637 861 200) and we can forward calls to rooms.


Room questions

What time can I check in and check out of my room?

Your room is guaranteed to be ready from 3:30pm on your day of arrival, but please feel free to arrive earlier, check in your luggage and make use of the hotel’s facilities.

Check out is at 10:30am the day of your departure.

What do the non-sea view rooms overlook?

The majority of our non-sea view rooms overlook the hotel car park and the fields beyond. Non-sea view single rooms have a view of Mawgan Porth village and valley.

Which rooms have recently been refurbished?

All of our main hotel rooms were refurbished between 2017-2019 with a few brand new refurbished rooms.

Spa questions

What are the spa opening hours?

The indoor spa swimming pool is open from 8am-9pm with adults only swims from 8am-9am and 6pm-7pm

The thermal spa area including the hydropool, steam room, sauna and caldarium is open from 9am-9pm.

Spa treatments are available between 9:30am – 6:30pm but we offer late and early treatments on request.

The spa booking line is open from 8am – 5pm.

Are children allowed in the spa?

Our spa is for over 18’s, but our pool is open to children under the age of 16 and they will need to be accompanied by an adult. During the school holiday we do run children’s spa sessions for hotel guests to enjoy the spa together. Children’s clubs are also available in the morning and afternoon to hotel guests if you were prefer to enjoy the spa on your own.

Do you provide towels, robes and slippers?

We provide all guests with a robe, towel, shampoo and conditioner within the spa.

Can I cancel my spa treatment?

Yes, however we will need 48 hours notice to cancel your appointment or we may have to charge 75% of the total treatment cost. Regrettably late arrival will shorten your treatment time.

Restaurant questions

Are children allowed in the restaurants?

Yes, they are allowed in both our Wild Cafe and Herring restaurants. But please note that in our Herring restaurant children aged 8 or over are welcome anytime, but children aged 7 and under can only book 6:00pm, 6:15pm and 6:30pm.

What's the difference between the Herring and the Wild Cafe?

The Wild Cafe serves simple, relaxed food such as buffet breakfasts, Cornish mussels, slow roasted beef rib, homemade breads and a colourful array of salads. Whereas the Herring offers more of a fine dining experience of three courses with dishes such as monkfish ceviche, roast duck breast and dark chocolate tart.


What are the opening times of the restaurants? When are children's teas?

The Wild Cafe is open from 7.30am – 10am for breakfast (It’s normally quietest between 7.30am and 8.30am. The busiest period is between 8.45am and 9.30am), 12pm – 2:30pm for lunch, 4:30pm – 6pm for children’s tea and 4:30pm – 9:15pm for dinner. Children’s teas are served from 4:30 – 6pm in the Wild Cafe.

The Herring is only open in the evenings from 6pm until 9:30pm all week.

Day guests

Can non-resident guests use the hotel facilities?

Yes, anyone is very welcome to enjoy our day spa, the Herring Restaurant and Wild Cafe for breakfast, lunch or dinner, along with hot drinks, cakes and pastries and beverages/cocktails in our sea view bar. We always suggest you book for the spa and meals in our restaurant before hand – especially during the summer holidays

Outside of the school holidays non-residents can also make use of our soft play Jungle Tumble area for £3 per child.

What are the prices for day guests?

For day guests using the spa, sessions start from £45 per person, please see our Day Spa page for details.

All of our restaurant prices are the same for day guests as our guests staying at the hotel – just check the menus.

A Jungle Tumble session outside of the school holidays is £3 per child.