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Artist Residence Penzance

20 Chapel Street The Georgian House, Penzance TR18 4AW England
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#1 of 5 hotels in Penzance
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Artist Residence Penzance is a boutique hotel bringing a slice of eccentric charm to the dreamy lanes of the historic seaside town. With 16 eclectically decorated bedrooms, 3 fabulous suites and a cosy 3-bedroom cottage, the revitalized Georgian pile is a unique seaside inn. Tucked away on historic Chapel Street, we're perfectly situated for daily forays to local beaches, trips to the Isles of Scilly and just a short stroll to the pubs, restaurants and bars of Penzance town centre, the unique art deco lido and a view of the fairytale that is St Michael's Mount. Downstairs, you'll find the Clubhouse, a buzzing community hub, serving up glorious feasts of locally sourced meat and fish, while the laid-back, intimate bar and terrace garden are the perfect after-dinner hideaways.
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Property amenities
Paid public parking nearby
Street parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Coffee shop
Baggage storage
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Wine / champagne
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
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Bottled water
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
Bath / shower
Electric kettle
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Rosie S wrote a review Jun 19
Coventry, United Kingdom77 contributions18 helpful votes
Stayed 1 night on our way to Isles of Scilly lovely room very nicely decorated and furnished . great meal in the evening in a relaxed dining area . Very friendly and helpful staff…. Although no parking we found it easy to park in a side street although there was a public Carpark close by Would highly recommend and would stay again . 10 minute drive to Heliport
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Julian W wrote a review Jun 19
London, United Kingdom44 contributions13 helpful votes
In the heart of Penzance, 5 minutes from the recently renovated Jubilee pool lido - the Artist Residence is a gorgeous boutique hotel. The room was really comfortable, we had a small suite, it was amazingly quiet, event the seagulls didn’t disturb us. Supplies of coffee and fresh Milk were refreshed daily without any need to ask. Lovely Bramley Toiletries complimented the room and there was a massive copper bath to relax in. Breakfast was great. We enjoyed very good Negroni’s with dinner. The staff were all super helpful and really friendly, though perhaps as this was just at the end of lockdown things were still getting up to speed. All in all we thought the Artist Residence was a great hotel and ideally located if you intend to do the trip from Penzance to the Scilly isles, we definitely hope to return one day.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: If you are luck you can park right outside on Chapel Street for free, if not there is a long stay...
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Emily T wrote a review Jun 18
4 contributions1 helpful vote
My husband and I visited this hotel for two nights for the last leg of our honeymoon, and we were greeted by two really sound reception staff which was nice. The hotel room was also really cool and quirky and reminded us of somewhere we’ve stayed in ibiza but I have to say, for £590 for the two nights, it is over priced. Why? The room was super small (although it was really nice and we loved the decor, it was soo tiny). There was no phone down to reception which is kind of unusual (so we had to find the hotel number from our phone, which took us through to a customer service line, who then finally put us through to reception). We were in a roof room so it was a bit long to keep going down the stairs and round the corner and through the corridors etc just for a quick question. No iron in the room. 1 mini face mirror in the bathroom which we had to try and share whilst getting ready. No breakfast included in the price, which is tight. Due to the reasons above, I do think it’s overpriced. We’d just come from a plush hotel in the Cotswolds which was wayy posher, and they included all of the above so in my opinion this hotel is cool and so are the staff, but lacking a lot of basics.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Curious666817 wrote a review Jun 17
5 contributions1 helpful vote
Disappointing end to special meal out . Waited more than 20 mins for coffee which never arrived then effectively told had to leave table for next booking . We didn’t know we had a time limit either . Spoiled the experience after a lovely seafood meal .
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: Check if you have a time limit on the table .
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selztras wrote a review Jun 14
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We decided to do a last minute trip down to Penzance and were stressed when we realised that there was pretty much no availability for airbnb/rentals, so were very surprised and pleased to find the the AR cottage was available for booking - which was great as we weren't comfortable with fully staying in a hotel. The cottage was perfect for what we needed - around the corner from the main hotel with its own parking spot, it's small but cozy and comfortable (worth noting only one bathroom for the three bedrooms). Some of the group was on holiday and some were working during the day, so the cottage set up was perfect for remote working. Staff were super friendly, accommodating, and helpful. We only ate one meal at the hotel, which was decent (the restaurant wasn't open for lunch, only breakfast or dinner). Only feedback would be that the staff didn't seem very knowledgeable about the local neighbourhood, so weren't able to help much with tips for what was open, what was good, etc. A brand like AR seems like they would have a "neighbourhood guide" kind of thing with where to go for coffee / best pasties / fish & chips / drinks with a view / etc. Although the rooms don't have any sort of view, the location is very central, which is nice.
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Date of stay: June 2021
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Room Tip: The cottage has no view, but is great for a group of friends / family looking to have a contained...
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Frequently Asked Questions about Artist Residence Penzance
Which popular attractions are close to Artist Residence Penzance?
Nearby attractions include Eureka Escape Cornwall (0.1 miles), Penlee House Gallery & Museum (0.2 miles), and Jubilee Pool (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Artist Residence Penzance?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, breakfast, and baggage storage.
Which room amenities are available at Artist Residence Penzance?
Top room amenities include a minibar, a flat screen TV, and a walk-in shower.
What food & drink options are available at Artist Residence Penzance?
Guests can enjoy breakfast, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Artist Residence Penzance?
Yes, paid public parking nearby and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Artist Residence Penzance?
Conveniently located restaurants include Mermaid Alley, The Shore Restaurant, and The Honey Pot.
Is Artist Residence Penzance located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.1 miles away from the center of Penzance.
Are there any historical sites close to Artist Residence Penzance?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Chysauster Ancient Village (3.1 miles), Carn Euny Ancient Village (4.6 miles), and Boscawen-un Stone Circle (4.2 miles).