After writing a whole book on Cornwall I find it amazing that there are still places for me to discover. The Artist Residence Hotel in Penzance is found on charming Chapel Street, nestled among independent shops and pubs. As part of the same group as the London and Brighton properties, I knew I was going to love the hotel even before I arrived.
There are 22 rooms and a cottage, each decorated in an eclectic seaside style. We were in a comfy luxe double room on the first floor, which was cosy and stylish. The room, which has only recently been redesigned, featured a giant luxury King-size bed, retro Roberts radio, and a selection of Cornish minibar goodies. I felt completely at home here.
Downstairs, The Cornish Barn feeds guests and visitors with hearty fare made from the best Cornish produce. We sampled a selection of dishes from the menu, and a few fruity cocktails from the bar. The eatery has a small smokehouse and is particularly proud of the smoked section of the menu. After trying the indulgent ribs I could see why, coated in a sweet and sticky sauce with a lovely smoky taste they were addictively tasty. We also loved the mushroom gnocchi and the macaroni cheese.
Each room has a few features which makes it special. In our room we had a beautiful roll-top bath, standing majestically in the bedroom accompanied with a range of Bramley toiletries. There was a lovely ‘La Vita’ print hanging above it adding a touch of travel inspiration. Considering the size of the room it is amazing what Artist Residence have done with each bedroom, utilising the space to create inspirational and beautiful bedrooms that are a joy to spend time in.
Before departing we had time for a quick breakfast at The Cornish Barn. An appetising spread of eggs, pancakes, granola, cereal and fruit was a delicious start to the day. We left the Artist Residence feeling well rested, well fed and ready for a day of exploring Cornwall.
More information and book a stay at Artist Residence Penzance here.
For inspiration about things to do in Cornwall, buy a copy of my Weekend Journals guidebook here.