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“The best breakfast i have ever had !” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Artist Residence
Ranked #6 of 87 Penzance B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Coventry, England, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“The best breakfast i have ever had !”
5 of 5 bubbles 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...
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank Patty A
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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 :-)
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles 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!
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Alex1920
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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
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Bath, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 28, 2013

My wife and I were looking for somewhere a little different to stay whilst visiting Cornwall and we were not disappointed.The guest house is a lovely old Georgian property that has been restored and so has bags of character and is decorated with exceptional care and taste. The breakfast room is decorated eclectically with some really great pieces of art from local artists and is really wonderful. Jill was extremely friendly and very helpful on our arrival and made us feel really welcome. The map we received was also extremely helpful as we had not visited the area before, so it is worth getting hold of. As the guest house is located in the heart of Penzance, there is some noise from the lanes and from the pub opposite which was audible with the windows open. We are both heavy sleepers so this didn't bother us but noteworthy if you aren't!

We were in the Blank room (no.9) which provides guests with the chance to add their contribution to the collection with chalkboard doors and a plentiful supply of chalkboard pens - much to the delight of my wife who spent several hours doodling! The room has a floating bed which is great and extremely comfortable and also has basic kitchen facilities which is really handy if you are staying for more than a few days.

Breakfast was excellent; my wife had the pancakes which were delicious and would highly recommend them, along with the apple juice which was divine. There is a great choice on offer and the team were all extremely helpful and attentive without being intrusive.

Unfortunately there is no parking available so you have to chance your arm trying to find a space on the street or use the long stay car park which is about a 5 minute walk away. Now we know this, I will encourage the missus to take a smaller suitcase! We are very keen to visit again and experience all the other rooms!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank PDryden
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Charlienewey, Manager at Artist Residence, responded to this review, April 5, 2013
Dear PDryden,

Thank you so much for your lovely review! We always like to receive as much feedback as possible!

We are really glad you found the map helpful and enjoyed the AR Blank room!

We take great pride in our breakfasts and glad you enjoyed the pancakes- The Cornish Orchards Apple Juice really is the best- isn't it! :-)

We look forward to hopefully seeing you again soon!

Kind Regards

Mel and Jill :-)
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London
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 19, 2013

Really lovely, unique art hotel with very friendly staff. Our room ('upcycle') was pretty snug and the round bed was more idiosyncratic than fun, but it felt very private and cosy.

Fantastic breakfast and breakfast room.

Also, we came back for an afternoon nap one day and, following a knock on our door, were handed complimentary drinks and cakes, a really nice touch.

If it wasn't that there's so little to do in Penzance, we'd be back in a flash! This hotel was the highlight of our stay, closely followed by the ridiculous nautical themed pub opposite.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank TSLee53
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Charlienewey, Manager at Artist Residence, responded to this review, March 22, 2013
Dear TSLee53,

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

We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay and breakfast.

The Admiral Benbow Pub is indeed a highlight!

Once again, thank you for the review... we love feedback!

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Mel and Jill
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 8, 2013

Only had 2 nights in this stunning find in Penzance but will be back for more. Truly exceptional service from Mel who checked me in and answered all my questions and made sure I was settled. In the morning she was up bright and early and served me probably the best breakfast pancakes ever. The hotel is arty and quirky and unique and I can not recommend it highly enough.

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Jennifer B
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Bath, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 8, 2013

My Boyfriend and I booked the Artist Residence for a pre Christmas romantic getaway and what a great decision it was! The hotel was beautifully decorated (by different local artists), exceptionally clean and best of all the staff were brilliant from start to finish. The lovely lady on reception (I think her name was Mel) was very polite and had a smile on her face the whole time and was able to give some very good recommendations on were to go to eat and enjoy some of the local sites! The breakfast at Artist Residence is to die for too, we had a delicious cooked breakfast and some of the best coffee around!

We will definitely be coming back and can't wait until we do so!

Room Tip: Choose the Mat McIvor room! It's great size and the artwork is brilliant!
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Aimee B
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Valencia, Spain
Level Contributor
39 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2013

I stayed for a week. Superb location right in the centre of Penzance. Very modern rooms and nice style. However, the cleanliness wasn't up to expectations since they cleaned the room just once in a whole week even though the signal was put on the door and they removed it every time and they didn't pick up the rubbish.
As for the sleep, it was an absolute nightmare. There was a lot of noise in the street every night. Besides, there was this signal of the pub opposite to the hotel which wouldn't stop squeaking.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled on business
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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9 Thank RocioMC
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Property: Artist Residence
Address: 20 Chapel Street | The Georgian House, 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 #6 of 87 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 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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