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Hotel Challis

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Apart from the check in experience, the hotel is nice enough but the room is extremely small. When I arrived there were no staff and on return the lady said nothing but "we can't check you in yet" and no apology for me having to go and try to look for staff (I was a bit early for check in,...

Thank wdtw2016
Trois-Rivieres, Canada
Reviewed yesterday NEW

The personal give good tips to know the neighborhood. The room is really clean and beautiful. Easy access to the transportation (bus 311 and Station King Cross 5 minutes of walk). The nightlife and good restaurants around.

Thank meve1981
Waikato, New Zealand
Reviewed yesterday NEW

I stayed just one night at Hotel Challis while travelling for business. The hotel is situated in a row of older homes in a quiet street (My Uber driver had a challenge finding it - tip: ensure you choose 21 Challis Ave rather than the back entrance the uber app tries to take you to). When I arrived in the...

Thank Andrew C
Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Good convenient location. Room was clean and tidy etc. The only downside was that I changed from a regular decent sized bedroom to the tiniest box room after two nights. Check what sized room you are getting.

Thank michaelbG3412JH
Zug, Switzerland
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

One of the smallest rooms I ever had, although the design is modern and the place is well kept. Some staff at the reception desk appeared to be a little bored. However, the place is quite recommendable.

Thank Z1108MQklauss
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great location, close to excellent restaurants and transport. Very helpful and 24x7 check in. Small but adequate room bathroom. I prefer my bed to be a bit firmer but it was OK. For the averagely fit, it's a nice walk to the art gallery or into the city

Thank williamwP8911VW
New York City, New York
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Hotel Challis is fairly close to the opera house- a decent waking distance. The area is ok and also near a metro station. The rooms are small but for us (my husband and I) were manageable. The Wi-Fi is not as reliable but free. When we were there they had issues with it. They also have a computer desk in...

Thank LuciaDel
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Hotel is located close to major attractions. It takes a 25 min walk through the Botanical Gardens to the Opera House. Other attractions can be reached by bus 311 which stops nearby. No breakfast included, but you can literally have nice breakfast next door ( recommend la Buvette) several restaurants nearby as well (Fish Shop, seafood restaurant across the road...

Thank G2528TEpaula
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My wife and I needed a place to stay near to St Vincent's Hospital, we found the perfect spot. The location was near to Darlinghurst, Potts Point and Wooloomooloo. Eateries are numerous and close by. If you are in need of a comfy place to stay and great price this is it.

Thank Mickteach20
Gerringong, Australia
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

third time staying and, as always, it was excellent. Only minor quibble was suboptimal wi-fi. Prices higher now after change of season but still very good value. We will stay again- thank you and a special thanks to the receptionist Daniella.

Thank 527lindsays

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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Refrigerator in room
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Hotel Challis offers a boutique hotel experience in Potts Point. Accommodation is set over two beautifully restored and completely renovated terrace homes. Hotel rooms feature premium bedding, free WiFi access, air-conditioning, large flat screen TV, a work desk and chic en suite bathroom with amenities. Walking distance to Kings Cross train station and only 10 minutes to Circular Quay. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Challis

Address: 21-23 Challis Ave | Potts Point, Sydney, New South Wales 2011, Australia
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney
Price Range: $135 - $298 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Challis 3.5*
Number of rooms: 55
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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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“Best rooms are with balconies!”
 of 5 bubbles sophietravelmatters, 29 Nov 2016 | Read review
“I only have experience with one stay and my stay was beautiful.”
 of 5 bubbles Lukabs, 30 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Choose a bigger room.”
 of 5 bubbles Gerald-NL, 13 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Get a room with a balcony”
 of 5 bubbles phbf, 27 Jul 2016 | Read review
“I found Room 408 perfect. In fact I returned in July for another night.”
 of 5 bubbles Annie46Perth, 23 Jul 2016 | Read review
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