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Artist Residence Cornwall
Ranked #9 of 82 Penzance B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 29 August 2017

The Artist Residence is a guesthouse run by very nice young people who try hard to please. The location near the harbor and main shopping areas is wonderful. There is a lot of art on display within the premises, from the dining room downstairs to the bedrooms. Some of it is pleasing to the eye and some of it looks odd and junky. The bedrooms are crammed with more furniture and knick-knacks than seems to be either necessary or enhancing. The bathrooms are poorly equipped for travelers, because of a lack of shelving and decent lighting. Breakfast choices are quite good, innovative and healthy. Artist Residence neither pleases nor offends its guests. It could use some tender loving care.

Room Tip: There is no lift. Luggage needs to be carried to the upper floors.
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  • Stayed: July 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 28 August 2017

They had no single bed for my child - just a cot - nothing suitable for a 3 yr old. Room was small, no bath, They even forgot to clean our room one day. Food (especially breakfast) was delicious. I'd go back but they charge too much for what they are. No fridge in the rooms!!! The whole place is run by kids. Sorry, I fee bad for saying this stuff but it's true.

  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled with family
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Reviewed 25 August 2017

We stayed here for one night having previously stayed in their new Oxfordshire property.
We were kindly offered a complimentary upgrade to a larger room with nice views over the roof tops of Penzance and the garden. The room was quirky yet basic, the bathroom is very simple and could do with a refresh as the floor isn't tiled and the shower very basic. They have a mini-bar full of artisanal British products which is a nice touch and good tea/coffee facilities in the room.

Our dinner was not quite as good as we would have hoped, especially since dinner at their other property was extremely good.
I ordered prawns, they were served in a bowl of hot butter and herbs with their shells on, it made it extremely hard to peel the shells with them being so hot and slippery and they ended up being overcooked as they lay there, had they been served on a plate with the butter for dipping it would have been much more enjoyable. My husband ordered the baby pork ribs which turned out to be extremely large and chewy, not what he expected, although the flavour of the glaze was good. The butternut squash casserole was hearty and warming and a nice combination of flavours. Breakfast was good but not included.

The staff is pleasant, especially the girls who checked us in.
All in all there are a few areas for improvement and it's a bit more expensive than similar hotels in the areas, although I do recommend a visit.

  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 August 2017

The good - huge and v comfortable bed and and nicely designed room, location in Penzance
The not so good - Cheap bathroom fittings and instant coffee on the room tray, loud braying family meeting up at breakfast (not the hotel's fault obv...)

  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 20 August 2017

We stayed for 3 nights on a two-week tour of Cornwall that also included stays in Padstow and Falmouth. We really liked the Artist Residence. Highlights - funky room and hotel interior and consistently great food. Lowlights - slightly awkward hotel team (until you get to know them), unnecessarily small showers and a bit of a walk for parking. This was our first stay in Penzance and, while it has economic and historical town planning challenges, it has a real energy and up and coming feel e.g. Chapel Street, parks, gardens, Lido, restaurants, pubs ....

  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Artist Residence Cornwall

Address: 20 Chapel Street | The Georgian House, Penzance TR18 4AW, England
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Region: United Kingdom > England > Cornwall > Penzance
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 82 B&Bs / Inns in Penzance
Price Range: €85 - €226 (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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