We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Completely charming and original hotel in a great location in the best Street in Penzance” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Artist Residence

Best prices for -
Enter dates for best prices
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 4 more sites!
Save
You added Artist Residence to your Saves list
Artist Residence
4.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   20 Chapel Street | The Georgian House, Penzance TR18 4AW, England   |  
  |  
Hotel website
  |  
  |  
Hotel amenities
Special Deal
Complimentary Breakfast
Ranked #14 of 88 Penzance B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
London, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Completely charming and original hotel in a great location in the best Street in Penzance”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013

We stayed here one night on a flying visit to Cornwall. The hotel is a a quick easy walk from the station, to the town centre and down to the harbour for the boat to the Isles of Scilly.Our room was such fun, with the outside street scene painted on the inside! Everything you need for a very comfortable stay and a fabulous breakfast - I especially enjoyed the sour dough bread! I will definitely come again.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Charlienewey, Manager at Artist Residence, responded to this review, May 15, 2013
Dear Linda R R R,

Thank you so much for writing a review for us.

We are really happy that you enjoyed your stay with us.

The Sourdough bread is made by a local baker, Chris. It is lovely! I sometimes worry we will not have enough for guest as Jill and I like it so much :-)

We hope to see you again in the future.

From
Mel and Jill
Artist Residence Penzance
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

271 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    196
    57
    12
    4
    2
See reviews for
36
150
20
19
Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (73)
Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
London, United Kingdom
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

Lovely laid back and quirky hotel, full of charm and character. Good location. Friendly helpful staff, great breakfast. Room we stayed in was quite small but well was well equipped. We would definitely come back.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Charlienewey, Manager at Artist Residence, responded to this review, May 15, 2013
Dear Fiona7777,

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. It means so much much to us!

We are so glad that you enjoyed you stay.

We take real pride in our breakfast so we are please you found them yummy!

We hope you see you again in the future.

From
Mel and Jill
Artist Residence Penzance
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Oxford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013

I first stayed at The Artists Residence in December 2012 and was bowled over with my room (Jo Peel) the warm and friendly welcome and the breakfast ! This was the end of a business trip throughout Cornwall and I was relieved to escape the corporate world to one of relaxed, quirky style and fab hosts Mel and Flo. When it was time to visit for pleasure, I headed back in April chose a different room (ARBlank, fabulous floating bed) and had another brilliant stay. A welcome back from Mel that was more like coming home than away, great recommendations for eating out and as much tea as you can drink when recovering from a hard days walking round St Ives. Location fabulous for evening walks along the front to Newlyn...just wish I could have stayed longer. Lovely to meet Gill who joined the team this year from bonny Scotland, I am rather jealous I didn't apply...

Room Tip: Jo Peel was tremendous....AR Blank bed was amazing, I shall work my way round the others!
See more room tips
  • Stayed April 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Charlienewey, Manager at Artist Residence, responded to this review, April 24, 2013
Dear Alisa C,

Thank you for writing a review! :-)

It was lovely to see you again, glad you enjoyed the AR blank room. Sorry about the lack of Music Gods during your stay ;-)

Hope all the art looks amazing in your house and hope to see you again soon!

From
Mel and Jill
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
St. Mabyn, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013

I came across this wonderful little place purely by looking and booking last minute!
On arrival we were greeted by our very enthusiastic host, Mel. The welcoming pot of tea with the quirky udder jug was a real treat and very much needed!!!!
Our room was wonderfully decorated which in itself is refreshing. All of the girls were very helpful and friendly and our breakfast was beautiful. Very laid back atmosphere that puts you in relaxation mood straight away!!!!! Will definitely be coming back!!!!!!!!!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Charlienewey, Manager at Artist Residence, responded to this review, April 24, 2013
Dear Fiona C,

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review :-)

We are so glad you enjoyed your stay... the udder jugs still make me giggle :-)

Please come back to relax some more soon :-)

Kind Regards
Mel and Jill
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
London, United Kingdom
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013

The best and only place to stay....gorgeous rooms, fabulous staff and superb breakfast....could live there! My brother in law lives in Penzance and I visit with my husband 2 or 3 times a year would not stay anywhere else

Room Tip: All the rooms are good and all different
See more room tips
  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Charlienewey, Manager at Artist Residence, responded to this review, April 24, 2013
Dear Shegitters,

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review.

We are so glad you enjoyed your stay... we love having you :-)

Look forward to seeing again soon!

Kind Regards
From
Mel and Jill
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Coventry, England, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

The hotel design and decorations are great, especially the cafe on GFloor. Information provided in hotel's leaflet is very useful for us. Staff are polite, friendly and helpful. I am so in love with the breakfast choices. They are all great e.g. egg benedict, egg florentine, pancake, omelette etc. which are totally different from other hotels that offer only English/continental breakfast. The taste is really good. Location is also great. It's less than 10 minutes walk to bus / train station.

Room Tip: The room named "Dolly Divine" on 1st floor has a magnificent floor to ceiling bay window a...
See more room tips
  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Charlienewey, Manager at Artist Residence, responded to this review, April 24, 2013
Dear Patty A,

Thank you so much for taking the time to write us a review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed you time here at Artist Residence.

We take great pride in using local ingredients and lots of care over our breakfasts so we are really happy it was the best you ever had :-)

We hope to see you again in the future,

Kind Regards
Mel and Jill :-)
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

Lovely hotel with FANTASTIC costumer service, very clean and fun rooms, and excellent food. Jill, Mel, and the rest of the girls were so nice, helpful, and friendly! We had to cut our trip to Penzance short because of the weather and they were really understanding. Breakfast are amazing: if you go do not miss Mel's pancakes, DIVINE!!!!

Room Tip: Butterfly room was really pretty, nice and comfy!
See more room tips
  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Charlienewey, Manager at Artist Residence, responded to this review, April 5, 2013
Dear Alex1920,

Thank you so much for the lovely review! We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay and are sorry that the wether was so bad- the only thing we can't seem to control :-)

The pancakes have taken years to perfect- so happy that you liked them!

Look forward to seeing you in the future :-)

Kind Regards
Mel and Jill
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
mm/dd/yyyy mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Price Your Stay

Been to Artist Residence? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Artist Residence

Address: 20 Chapel Street | The Georgian House, Penzance TR18 4AW, England
Phone Number:
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cornwall > Penzance
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #14 of 88 B&Bs / Inns in Penzance
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Artist Residence 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 funky 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 hot and cold drinks and opens for dinner in the evening. Offering a 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 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Booking.com, Travelocity, Priceline, Odigeo and Agoda so you can book your Artist Residence reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Artist Residence Penzance, Cornwall

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Artist Residence, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.