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Artist Residence Cornwall
Ranked #9 of 82 Penzance B&B and Inns
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Reviewed 8 November 2016

My son and his partner stayed here recently and it was a fabulous experience. Their hotel room, Matt,in the loft was very quirky and bright and cheerful.Lots of lovely artwork. The Cornish Barn, which is their restaurant, had a great selection of smoked meat and fish which is prepared in their own smokerie on the premises and I'm told that the steak and chicken were fantastic.I'm a vegetarian and the choice was very good.The service both in the hotel and restaurant is 5 star,lovely friendly people.As I live in Penzance this is a great place to go for coffee and cake and a read of the paper in their comfortable bar area. Thank goodness they're here!

  • Stayed: October 2016, travelled with family
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Reviewed 6 November 2016

I had such a super time with my boyfriend and this very well designed boutique hotel. I just fell in love with the decor and our room was number 15 which is new for 2016. Very well designed, massive comfy beds and voluptuous pillows (my boyfriend wanted to take them home). The roll top bath was the icing on the cake.

We had a 3 course meal in the hotel and everything was super tasty. We could not eat it all as we were stuffed near the end. The english breakfast in the morning was very well received and was very well cooked.

I am a lover of boutique hotels and I will be of course going back to this one on the future :)

  • Stayed: November 2016, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 November 2016

four of us stayed in room 25 for the first 2 nights, as we are no spring chickens we didn't realize it was 3/4 floors up with no lift.
Apartment smelt of drains as you entered into the kitchen from the entrance.
Lounge was spacious and well equiped out. Bed rooms where small and very little space to hang clothes. Bathroom very poorly organised with a normal lampshade over the sink, and too close to the slanting roof,

Room Tip: Best rooms we saw where 4 + 5
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  • Stayed: October 2016, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

We stayed here during half term with our two children aged 8 & 10.

Having arrived on the overnight sleeper from London early in the morning, we went straight to the hotel for breakfast.

The staff were very friendly and helpful, and were able to have our room ready by the time we'd finished eating.

We stayed in the 2 bedroom apartment with a sea view.
It is a nicely laid out apartment, but a few things let it down....
Large stain on sitting room carpet, broken arm of sofa, none of the ceiling light fittings had been finished, also the option of two singles/zip together bed would have been good for families.

None of the things above ruined the stay at all, but the hotel seems a bit shabby (not in a chic way!)

Overall this is a well positioned hotel, really close to everything you'll need.

The apartment views are lovely and it is well equipped for self catering if you choose to.

Stayed: October 2016, travelled with family
1  Thank Caroline T
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Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Stayed here for one night with my partner. The Artist Residence is absolutely stunning - the decor is thoughtful and fun; the staff were helpful and friendly and the location in Penzance is great.

Although there is no parking there is a public car park just down the road that was not overly expensive.

Following our check in we did not leave the hotel as it had everything we wanted. The cocktails and choice of drink at the bar is great. We particularly enjoyed the garden and played Ping Pong for hours. Dinner was superb - menu is limited but you can't fault the food. Breakfast was equally as good the following morning.

Our only complaint is that we both had an awful nights sleep for a number of reasons. The room was incredibly warm (I can't imagine what it's like in the summer!). We could not open the window due to drinkers in the garden and the fan provided was noisy. Furthermore, the smoke detector had an extremely bright flashing light that woke us both up numerous times during our stay. We also found the mattress uncomfortable but I'm aware that's a personal thing.

All in all we enjoyed the stay - shame it was let down by a few minor issues.

Stayed: October 2016, travelled as a couple
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Address: 20 Chapel Street | The Georgian House, Penzance TR18 4AW, England
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Region: United Kingdom > England > Cornwall > Penzance
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Ranked #9 of 82 B&Bs / Inns in Penzance
Price Range: €84 - €227 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Artist Residence Cornwall 4*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located on historic Chapel Street in the heart of Penzance in a Grade 2 listed Georgian mansion. All our rooms and apartments are individually designed. Our artist rooms feature individual murals painted on to the walls by local artists. Our house rooms are eclectically decorated in a vintage style with Farrow and Ball paint, reclaimed furniture and limited edition prints. All rooms have a flat screen TV, hairdryer, tea/coffee making facilities and are en suite. Cooked breakfast is available in our newly refurbished dining area and is made using the finest local ingredients. You can also relax in our rustic neighbourhood restaurant. The Cornish Barn is open all day for breakfast, lunch and dinner, offering a seasonal menu of seafood, meat and vegetarian put together by chef Gareth Spencer using local Cornish produce. The hotel is just a five-minute walk from Penzance train station making us the perfect base for exploring West Cornwall. ... more   less 
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