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Artist Residence Guesthouse Penzance
The Georgian House, 20 Chapel Street, Penzance TR18 4AW, England   |  
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“Great place!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

Really enjoyed our stay here. Spacious, comfortable room, friendly, helpful staff, good location and best breakfast of our trip! Close to the promenade on a side street. A fun place to stay. There are some good restaurants around and good walks. Penzance has a nice feel to it- not too gentrified- and this place has a nice quirky quality that works well for it.

Room Tip: Can't remember its name- king size bed, butterfly motif: really a good room
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Charlienewey, Manager at Artist Residence Guesthouse Penzance, responded to this review, October 30, 2013
Hi Lucia R,

Thanks so much for writing this lovely review! We are so pleased that you found our rooms so comfy, and enjoyed breakfast so much.

We're very happy also that you enjoyed Penzance, we love it here it here too :)

Thanks again,
Kind Regards,
Jill and Mel
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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  • Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

Lots of places try to be a bit trendy and fail but this succeeds without apparently trying..... Very clean, comfortable and relaxed with a great breakfast but more importantly great staff..... Very good location and reasonably priced....
Highly recommended

Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Charlienewey, Manager at Artist Residence Guesthouse Penzance, responded to this review, October 25, 2013
Hi gezzabel,

Thank you so much for this fantastic review, its always amazing to hear positive feedback and gives us all a real boost and puts a spring in our step!

We are always pleased when guests enjoy breakfast here at Artist Residence, its so important to us and we take great pride in it. Thank you also for mentioning the staff, we all love it here and feel that comes across in our service.

Thanks once again, and we hope to see you again very soon!

Jill and Mel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

Stayed in the Muju room - great for dreamers with beautiful waves, blues and splashes of orange. Went and met the artist at his gallery in St. Ives. (Loved the design so much,) As it's the loft room it hasn't any large windows so feels a little closed in, but enough light with loft window where you can see out to the water when you're standing up, and skylight. Up 54 stairs so you need to be fit! Clean and comfy bed & bathroom. Lovely breakfast with freshness and local food. Great service, friendly and welcoming. Would love to spend longer and see some of the other rooms.

  • Stayed October 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
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Charlienewey, Manager at Artist Residence Guesthouse Penzance, responded to this review, October 19, 2013
Dear Jennie G,

Thank you so much for taking the time to write us review!

We are so pleased that you loved Muju World and went and met him in St Ives, his work is truly magical.

We take a lot of pride in breakfast and so we are always happy when people enjoy it!

We hope to see you again in Penzance or maybe in out sister hotel in Brighton!

Best Regards
Mel and Jill
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

I booked this in the early autumn and stayed with a lifelong friend. The Artist Residence is a unique quirky place and appears to be well run but we were dissappointed as when we booked online with Booking.com they showed pictures overlooking a lovely bay which led to the impression that this was their 'seafront view' when clearly they were just library pictures of the area.... The Artist Residence is actually located in a central streeted position in the town, overlooking rooftops to the harbour, but it is very convenient for all local restaurants and amenities. However the staff were charming, friendly and helpful and the food served was excellent. The highlights of our trip in Penzance was the superb Penlee House Gallery and Museum and nearby Trengwainton Gardens.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Charlienewey, Manager at Artist Residence Guesthouse Penzance, responded to this review, October 17, 2013
Hi 896MariaC123,

Thank you so much for taking a time out to write us a review, we really appreciate it!

I'm so glad you enjoyed your time here in Penzance, I remember you well and you were lovely guests...

I can only apologise for the misleading pictures on booking.com, you have raised a valid point and we are looking into getting them changed to a view that better represents what you can see from the rooms.

Penlee museum and Gallery and Trengwainton Gardens are lovely, I'm not surprised they were a highlight for you :)

Thank you again!
Kind Wishes,
Jill and Mel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

We stayed recently in the Picture Room. Quality fittings and furnishings and a really comfortable bed with nice touches like classic books (if only we'd had the time to read them!)
The breakfast was superb, as others have previously mentioned, probably the best breakfast in a hotel or B&B we've had.
If you have the extra cash, well worth a visit.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Charlienewey, Manager at Artist Residence Guesthouse Penzance, responded to this review, October 11, 2013
Hi gramic,

Thank you so so much for your lovely review! We are utterly THRILLED you enjoyed our breakfast enough to say it was the best you have ever had! That is such a wonderful compliment and we will be sure to pass that on to our cook and all other staff. We are also glad you enjoyed the picture room so much and thank you for mentioning the books, we do feel they add a little bit of extra charm.

Thank you once again and we do hope to see you again soon :)

Best wishes,
Jill and Mel
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

I recently enjoyed a pleasant stay here with my partner. Mel was friendly and helpful as were all the staff who made us feel very welcome.
We chose one of the smaller rooms called "Dots Enough" - perfect for our needs and a short, three-night stay. If staying in Penzance again for longer, I might opt for larger room if only to experience another of the uniquely-designed interiors.
The communal area, used for breakfast, is filled with interesting, local art pieces providing a very cool space for hanging out on a rainy afternoon.
The hotel is in a great location - a street full of interesting shops and cafes with two great centuries-old pubs directly opposite the hotel.
Overall, this is definitely a fun, friendly and convenient place to stay when visiting Penzance.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Charlienewey, Manager at Artist Residence Guesthouse Penzance, responded to this review, September 30, 2013
Dear Phillip N,

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

We are so pleased that you enjoyed your 3 night stay in Penzance.

Chapel Street is indeed one of the best for cool quirky shops and lovely pubs!

We kind of like it when it rains so people come and hang out in the gallery with us!

We hope to see you again in Penzance or maybe in our sister hotel in Brighton?

Kind Regards
Mel and Jill
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York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

A great place from start to finish. Rooms are all individual and quirky but in a quality way. Couldn't fault the staff. They couldn't have been more helpful, and were genuinely friendly and welcoming, rather than going through the motions as at most hotels. Breakfast was a highlight, can't remember the last time I saw such a great breakfast menu. I have already recommended the place to a few friends, only shame for us is that we love so far away.

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  • Stayed September 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
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Charlienewey, Manager at Artist Residence Guesthouse Penzance, responded to this review, September 25, 2013
Dear Victoria W,

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

We are so happy that you had such a lovely stay, it makes us very happy!

We are so proud of our breakfast menu and are so please when people enjoy their breakfast!

We hope to see you again in Penzance or maybe our sister hotel in Brighton!

Kind Regards

Mel and Jill
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Address: The Georgian House, 20 Chapel Street, Penzance TR18 4AW, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Cornwall > Penzance
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #19 of 90 B&Bs / Inns in Penzance
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Artist Residence Hotel & Gallery is Cornwall's brand new and exciting boutique Guesthouse. Located on historic Chapel St in the heart of Penzance, the beautiful Grade 2 listed 1600 Georgian House has undergone complete refurbishment to provide guests with not just a bed, but a truly unique and memorable experience. Each of our 11 bespoke rooms have been individually designed and decorated by both both local and UK artists, adding to the buildings eclectic charm and character. Rooms range from Pinky Vision's cool pastel sea-scape mural to Sinead Geary's beautiful bespoke wallpaper & fabric design. Artist Residence is truly one-of-a-kind, offering not just a luxury and comfortable base, but a unique and personable experience in one of Cornwall’s trendiest and stylish hotels.Ideal for both family holidays, romantic breaks or simply to get away from it all, our welcoming, friendly and attentive staff will make your stay truly special... whether that's helping you plan your day, recommending local restaurants or serving a delicious breakfast in our stunning contemporary gallery space, which holds host to local exhibitions. Ideally situated just 5 mins from the train station and Penzance’s sparkling sea-front, we are the perfect base to explore the best that West Cornwall has to offer. Relax on some of Britain’s finest beaches, indulge in a spot of shopping in nearby St. Ives, explore the world famous Lands End or simply savour some of the finest food and Cornish ales whilst watching magnificent sunsets. Guests will never run out of things to do, explore and see in Cornwall. Our motto: "Not just a bed, but a truly unique & memorable experience." ... more   less 
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