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Artist Residence Cornwall
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Reviewed October 20, 2012

Just back from Artist Residence, Penzance. Food amazing and staff really helpful. Their recommendations on places to eat made the mini-break too! Rooms very clean.

There's no parking at the hotel which is the only drawback.

Thanks for a lovely stay. I'm sure we will go back.

  • Stayed: October 2012
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Reviewed October 8, 2012

This hotel is so quirky that it is a pleasure to stay there. Art adorns the walls as soon as you enter and go all the way up the stairs to all the rooms. The dining room is in an eclectic style with a lovely atmosphere. The quay is 5mins walk away if you are travelling onto the Isles of Scilly as we were. There is also a small car park which is handy as the hotel is centrally located in Penzance. The rooms are individually decorated with a different room, we stayed in the nautical room. A pleasure to stay there!

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Whitehalltraveller
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Reviewed October 8, 2012

They set out to make a very average town centre hotel into something with class, and they succeeded. They should do tours so that you can see all the rooms, each of which has it's own artist-designed style. Ours was called Ephemeral, decorated in white, grey and silver with the odd splash of colour - lots of fun. Breakfast in the cafe was different too, with a menu that doesn't include the "full English" but does include Eggs Benedict. We parked outside overnight, but the waiting is limited, so we moved to a large pay and display at the bottom of the hill before 0930.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank BTN
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Reviewed October 7, 2012

Artwork on just about every surface, a pleasant atmosphere, and friendly, helpful staff who are always smiling and chatty.
I was given the Ben Gray room which is tucked away in the attic, cosy as anything and has a great view of Newlyn and the Bay as well as fun, bright and cheerful decor courtesy of the artist for whom the room is named. The ensuite was clean and bright with a high-pressure shower, and a quality flat-screen TV was provided along with tea and coffee making facilities and bottled water (not to mention free WiFi, which is an essential in my book as I'm never more than a few feet from my laptop!)
The two-hour breakfast window (08:00 - 10:00) is a boon to lazy slug-a-beds like myself who struggle to get up in the morning, and the breakfast/lunch/gallery space on the ground floor is light and airy and very welcoming.
The only negative for me was that I found the bed uncomfortable - it was too soft for me - and therefore didn't get much sleep, but please don't let this put you off as it's purely a personal thing.
Overall this hotel is a real credit to Penzance - something different and well worth its room-rates. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled solo
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Thank Twinkle1083
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Reviewed October 3, 2012

First and foremost, this is a 4 out of 5 review. This hotel (since it really is one) is //very// good and not your usual half-hearted affair.

Positives:
- Very friendly and helpful staff who really seem to like working there :)
- Wonderfully quirky design, fabulously mismatched antique furniture and crockery at breakfast. "Artists" room design is also a very nice added bonus.
- Good location in the nice part of Penzance (away from the pound shops)
- Amazing breakfasts
- Comfy beds
- Nice quality teas, coffees and water in the room

Negatives (sorry):
- Rooms are not so well noise insulated and we found it hard to sleep in the front overlooking the pubs (made worse by a sash window that didn't seal well). Thankfully we were moved to a quieter room at the back/side (No. 6).
- While the rooms are decorated by artists, some of them (5 & 6) could do with a lick of paint/new carpet, but worst than that both bathrooms we stayed in had slightly mouldy showers and the fit and finish was pretty basic. I wouldn't mind but prices were top whack (£105 a night) at the end of Sept. Hopefully a revamp is looming.
- Parking is tricky (but not as bad as I was expecting)
- Quite hard to find any staff at times, no matter how hard we rang the bell we couldn't get any drinks or an evening meal when we wanted, so gave up in the end.

Again //please// do not focus too much on the negatives as this is a very, very nice hotel :)

Room Tip: Rooms at the front can be noisy due to sash windows and two pubs opposite
  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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