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“Beautiful boutique hotel perfect to explore South Cornwall and Scilly Isles”

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Artist Residence Cornwall
Ranked #9 of 82 Penzance B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 20 June 2014

Stayed here for 3 nights last week (June 2014) as a couple. Beautiful boutique hotel with friendly attentive service, fabulous breakfasts and beautiful rooms (we stayed in 'dolly divine' a vintage inspired room with a large sash bay window overlooking Chapel Street). Bed really comfortable and loved all the vintage photos around the room.

Staff were great and could not do enough, even popping to the shop to pick up soya milk for us. Breakfast was fabulous and beautifully fresh.

Check in and out was so simple as 50% of room charge taken before stay with remaining 50% on day of departure via centralised system and you get 10% off a following stay at either this hotel or their one in Brighton for a set period of time!

Location was great, right in the middle of Chapel Street with lots of fab small shops, restaurants and quaint pubs but not noisy at all. Ferry to Scilly Isles leaves 5 mins from Chapel Street which was great for the early morning departure.

Would definitely stay again and would recommend to others.

Room Tip: 'Dolly divine' room has large sash window over Chapel Street, others may prefer a room at th...
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ArtHotelPenzance, Manager at Artist Residence Cornwall, responded to this reviewResponded 26 June 2014

Dear Lemarlemar,

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review :)

We're so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us in the Dolly Devine room!

We look forward to your next visit :)

Kind Regards,
Hannah, Tina, Viki & The AR Team

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Reviewed 13 June 2014 via mobile

Had a great five night stat there, rooms were immaculate, staff very friendly, the book in the room on the hotel and the area was brilliant. The breakfast selection and food service was great. Good location 2 minutes from the front or the shops in the other direction.

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ArtHotelPenzance, Manager at Artist Residence Cornwall, responded to this reviewResponded 26 June 2014

Dear Dafty1973,

Thanks for leaving us such an amazing review!

We're so glad you enjoyed your stay with us here at AR Penzance.

We always want our guests to have the best time in Cornwall which is why we like to provide you with all the highlights of things to do in our Guestbooks :)

We hope to see you again soon!

All the best,
Hannah, Tina & The AR Team

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Reviewed 11 June 2014

Check in was friendly and efficient. We stayed on a friday night in the top room, with walls painted with the view of the pub, as seen out of the window. Double glazed so you could not really hear pub noise. You can walk to bars, resturants, shops, etc. The bed was really comfortable with feather pillows & duvet. Breakfast was tasty. Full of modern art - quite different to the normal guest houses!

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Thank criz11
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ArtHotelPenzance, Manager at Artist Residence Cornwall, responded to this reviewResponded 26 June 2014

Dear Criz11,

We're so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us :)

We hope you come to visit us again sometime soon!

Kind Regards,
Hannah, Tina, Viki & The AR Team

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Reviewed 31 May 2014

So when we decided to go to Cornwall we wanted to spend all four nights here but because they were full for two of the nights we stayed in Newquay which is just about 45-50 mins away. I fell in love first with this little town and then when we got into our rooms, aww, so unique. In fact when we got to our rooms we all looked at each other with the same thought really..that we had gotten to spend the entire four days here.

This little hotel with its big red door, had a rustic but warming feel to it. I felt so at home there. The staff is just wonderful, everyone we came in contact with was just a joy to speak with. Genuine and warm smiles met you all the time. You could tell that they were so sincere in their eagerness to assist you in whatever you wanted and they could help with. The rooms are a bit small but we still fit in, so cozy. It was just beautiful. My boys went haywire when they realized that they had chalk board doors they could write on..(had to warn them that they were limited to only closet doors and bedroom door), but they still had a great time with it.

Breakfast is included in the rate. There are about 5-7 breakfast choices the days we were there. Needless to say we were not disappointed with breakfast. We enjoyed it, they had homemade yogurts and granola cereal to sprinkle on top if you wish. Fresh fruits, various cereals and delicious hot mad to order meals. We all chose different meals each day were were there and we were not disappointed once.

The two rooms in which we stay were completely different, I am guessing each and every room is. We had a small fridge and microwave in one of the rooms. Our bed was set atop some metal looking base while the other was just a regular one. The "night tables" were on wheels, had an old fashion radio. The previous guests and or probably the owners had messages, drawings written all over the doors (the one's on which you can write, and or scribble things..you are given chalk to scribble, draw whatever you like to your hearts content), this added to the unique setting of the room/hotel and made you feel much more at home. BTW they have painting hanging all over the wall, at least in the dining area, and you can purchase whichever you like...we bought one, lovely for my mom in law, she was happy with it and put it up in her living space immediately.

I wished they served lunch and dinner too. Now we went on the weekend on a Sunday to be exact and most of the places were closed for dinner. However there are many little restaurants, pubs and shops for shopping in the area. There is one a minute down from the hotel itself almost. More so pubs were open. I am not into pubs mainly because I do not drink plus, we have kids and don't think it is the right enviro for them. Other family members went to a couple and said they enjoyed being there.

We planned on doing a fishing trip but were not able to due weather conditions, but I hear it is great thing to do while there. Anyways we did visit St. Michael's Mount. This is an interesting place to visit. You are able to walk over to this site when the tide goes out or the "sea parts" my own version and or ride in boats to get across. Now I saw people wading through the water even before the tide went out properly. We paid 2 pounds per person to go across, because tide had not gone out but walked "across the sea" on our way back. Pretty interesting. Now the trek up after going across/walking is something to reckon with. You should wear comfortable and flat shoes when going unless of course you don't mind going up very steep steps with heels on.

A bit off topic there...anyways if you are ever in Cornwall visit this little Boutique Hotel you will not be sorry I promise you, unless of course something change drastically since I left, this is one of the places we plan to visit again on our trip next year..we might also check out the one they have in Brighton, yes there is another there,hence how we came to know about the on in Penzance .

Thank you one and all at Artist hotel we had the best stay..you should be proud of your hotel and brand. Def return.

One little prob, did not like that people could stare right into your room from next building..but we fixed that by drawing our curtains when needed to.

Room Tip: Each room appears to be different so enjoy. Sleep quality had nothing to do with room, but had to op...
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ArtHotelPenzance, Manager at Artist Residence Cornwall, responded to this reviewResponded 8 June 2014

Dear Tina13246,

Thank-you for taking the time to leave such a great and detailed review.

We're so happy to hear how much you enjoyed your stay and time in Cornwall.

Looking forward to your return next year! :)

Best Regards,
Hannah, Tina, Viki & The AR Team

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Reviewed 31 May 2014

We have stayed here on several occasions on our way to, and coming back from, the Isles of Scilly. Although you know the rooms are all different it does add to the pleasure of the stay when instead of a standard hotel type room you are escorted into a room which is unique. We have stayed in four different rooms so far, particularly like the one with the blackboard, but they are all good. Despite all rooms being differently they are consistent in high standards of cleanliness, with comfortable beds, good showers, etc. The mulit-tasking staff have been consistently welcoming and helpful, and the breakfasts are worth a special mention, especially the scrambled eggs.

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ArtHotelPenzance, Manager at Artist Residence Cornwall, responded to this reviewResponded 8 June 2014

Dear Symsat,

Thanks for taking the time to leave us such a great review.

We're so pleased that you always enjoy your stays with us - and hopefully you'll get to try out even more of our rooms in the future!

All the best,
Hannah, Tina, Viki & The AR Team

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Reviewed 27 May 2014

We spent the weekend of May 1-4 in Penzance and booked this guesthouse on the back of Tripadvisors reviews. All is true: the guesthouse is perfectly located very close to the town centre and yet in a cosier and quieter road, Chapel st. with nice shops and lovely pub/restaurants. It is strategically positioned close to bus stops and a few yards away from the coastal path. We had asked for a quiet room and were given a very beautifully furnished and spatious double room overlooking the internal yard, with en suit bathroom. The breakfast, included, is just delicious, with made to order tasty choices, both sweet and savoury, excellently cooked and with very fine and fresh ingredients. Staff is extremely friendly, welcoming and helpful. A place we strongly recommend and to return if back in west Cornwall.

Room Tip: Rooms at the front might be nosier as overlooking a pub entrance
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ArtHotelPenzance, Manager at Artist Residence Cornwall, responded to this reviewResponded 29 May 2014

Dear Rossella66,

Thank you for taking the time to write such a splendid review.

We are very happy to hear we live up to our previous reviews! We are very lucky to be situated so close to the town centre on Chapel Street which itself is quite beautiful with the tall buildings and quirky little shops and so close to the seafront.

We are especially delighted to hear you enjoyed your breakfast, we take great pride in using locally sourced produce and creating the dishes.

We hope to see you again one day here or at our sister hotel in Brighton :-)

Kind regards,

Tina, Hannah and the AR Team

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Reviewed 27 May 2014

Very comfortable room, although the tele could have been a little bigger! Stand alone shower is now a must for us and this was perfect for us. Thick fluffy towels make such a difference. Mustn't forget the breakfast:-excellent quality, lovely fresh local produce and wonderful butter and jams.
A very enjoyable guest house for a couple of nights.

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Thank warwick r
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ArtHotelPenzance, Manager at Artist Residence Cornwall, responded to this reviewResponded 29 May 2014

Dear warwick r,

Thank you for taking the time to right a lovely review.

We are very happy to hear you liked your room and found it very comfortable and especially enjoyed the shower! Thank you for your opinion on the size of our TV's, we will consider changing this for the future.

We are especially glad to hear you thoroughly enjoyed your breakfast, we take great pride in the locally sourced ingredients for our breakfasts.

We hope to see you again one day in the future or maybe at our sister hotel in Brighton :-)

Kind regards,

Tina, Hannah and the AR Team

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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
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Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 82 B&Bs / Inns in Penzance
Price Range: £87 - £239 (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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