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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 21 August 2016

I love this hotel but make sure you book a room that's big enough for you. I stay quite a lot for business: this time with my husband for a weekend away. Rooms here are unusually small which suits me fine for biz but are way too small for romance or just hanging out.

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sydney_lodges, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Challis, responded to this review

Dear moyas671, thank you so much for taking the time to review your recent stay with us. We already changed the light bulbs, so sorry about that!)))We value and appreciate that you are our returning guest and we are looking forward to seeing you again!

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 21 August 2016

Room is a bit small and pokey but clean and tidy Bathroom is also small and layout is a little awkward but clean quite and comfortable for sleeping and a very convenient location for a reasonable price

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sydney_lodges, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Challis, responded to this review

Dear 133fionaj, Thank you so much for taking the time to review your stay with us at our small boutique hotel. Hopefully it is was a pleasant stay, despite the room size and hopefully, we will see you back soon!

Salt Lake City, Utah
Reviewed 20 August 2016

The price and the location were amazing. We had ants in our bathroom, and they didn't offer us any kind of compensation or if we wanted a new room. They did take care of the ant problem. The rooms are really small. They offer no food or even an ice machine. Food is very expensive near the hotel, and the...

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sydney_lodges, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Challis, responded to this review

Dear 342breckj, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay at our hotel. We are sorry to hear about the ants in your bathroom. We are also sorry that the room type you chose for your stay was too small for you - perhaps you could have booked a bigger one. The hotel does not offer any...

London
Reviewed 20 August 2016

The 3rd Sydney lodge I have visited. They all offer great value for money. I am not sure whether I was lucky and received a special deal, though for the price of a double with shared facilities at both the Macleay Lodge and the Maisonette I received a double room with an large ensuite bathroom. This hotel has also been...

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sydney_lodges, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Challis, responded to this review

Dear Rob020, Thank you so much for taking the time to write the review about your stay with us. We enjoyed reading it and we are glad that you put so many details in - now we know everything) We are also happy to know that you loved our property, it is a really nice small hotel, less than a...

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 19 August 2016

My colleague and i stayed at Challis as an overnight Sydney base. Whist our appointments were a taxi ride away (no surprise there) we were able to enjoy the easy access to great dining at the Woolomooloo Wharf and the fantastic early morning running and walking opportunity that the Botanical gardens is. A perfect spot.

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sydney_lodges, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Challis, responded to this review

Dear C5017VGdavidj, What a lovely comment! Thank you for giving us credits) We surely are looking forward to seeing you back soon! Cheers!

Cairns, Australia
Reviewed 18 August 2016

Location is very good. Hotel is nice, clean, room service is provided every day, comfortable bed. They don't serve breakfast, however it's not a problem. There are many good cafes serving breakfast nearby. II would recommend La Burette. Also there are at least three good restaurants for a dinner on Chalis avenue. Kings Cross train station is five minutes walk...

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sydney_lodges, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Challis, responded to this review

Dear 121saulius_, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay with us at Hotel Challis. Thank you for all the compliments. We are a nice small hotel, right after full renovation so that is why everything is new and nice) The area is great too and we do have pretty much everything nearby. Hopefully you will choose...

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 18 August 2016

My tiny room had bleak, white flourescent lighting and no window, which in no way was compensated for by the fancy throw pillows. Depressing. Worse, a terrifying false alarm threw us onto the streets at 4 a.m., according to staff caused by lack of routine maintenance to pumps. Lack of sleep ruined the following, ONE day I had for seeing...

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sydney_lodges, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Challis, responded to this review

Dear Kathryn S, Thank you so much for taking the time to review your stay with us. We value your opinion and we are using it in order to better ourselves. It is sad to learn that you were disappointed with the size of the room you`ve chosen for the stay. the room type you booked for the stay was...

Cairns, Australia
Reviewed 17 August 2016

Rooms were small but perfectly clean with modern furniture. Great quiet street but handy with Woolworths 2mins away and lots of eateries close by. Kings Cross Station only about 10mins walk away so easy to travel into city. Wifi worked well.

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sydney_lodges, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Challis, responded to this review

Dear Renee W, Thank you for taking the time to leave a comment about the hotel and your stay. We are happy to know that you liked it and we hope you will stay with us again one day!

Harare, Zimbabwe
Reviewed 17 August 2016

Hotel was easy to locate, staff were friendly and helpful! We had a great overall time while we stayed in Sydney. Close to the opera house and the Sydney Barbour bridge, just a 30 minute walk which was very convenient.

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sydney_lodges, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Challis, responded to this review

Dear Chaelene S, Thank you for your lovely comment - we are so glad that you guys enjoyed your time in our hotel and in Sydney altogether. Hoping that you had a nice trip back home, Harare sounds very exotic! We are looking forward to have you back here one day!

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 17 August 2016

Perfect location in a quiet street close to transport, city, parks and the harbor. Plenty of choices for food with the local streets lined with cafes and restaurants. Loved it. The rooms are a little tight but well appointed and very comfotable

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sydney_lodges, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Challis, responded to this review

Dear Ross G, thank you for taking the time to let us know about your time spent at Hotel Challis. We are so happy that you liked it! Hoping to see you back one day. Cheers!

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Airport Transportation
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
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 - $291 (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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“Best rooms are with balconies!”
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“I found Room 408 perfect. In fact I returned in July for another night.”
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