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Hotel Challis

Expedia.comUS$100*
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11/06/2017 12/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
US$118*
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Newcastle, Australia
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Lovely little hotel. Close to the tourist attractions. Bed was extremely comfortable and staff were helpful and friendly. I would recommend this place to anyone who wants to stay in the city. Restaurants close by and excellent opportunity to explore city

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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A brilliant little hotel in a fantastic location. It's simple, very clean, modern, affordable and easy. The rooms are small (very english-like), so get the largest size for a couple, but individually it's great.

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

Dear lachiejbuch, Thank you for taking the time to leave this brilliant review! Oh, we are so delighted to read it. Our cosy boutique property is definitely a gem of Potts Point and that`s great that you loved it. We hope you will choose this hotel for your next stay in Sydney. Cheers!

Mainz, Germany
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

good location: the station Kings Kross is very close. Or walking to the Opera is possible within 10-15 minutes. The rooms are very small but clean. No breakfast but there are many cafés and a supermarket in this area.

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

Dear 42maryann, Thank you for taking the time to leave your lovely review about the hotel and your stay with us. We are glad to know that the location was very convenient for you. We are offering a nice boutique property experience, and, right, no breakfast here. We are hoping to see you again soon. Thank you for being our...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Hotel has many steps...request a room which has level access from the lift...otherwise a very nice place to stay and walk to many cafes and train station. Good Value for crazy Sydney prices and rooms are spotless

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

Dear GayTraveller55, Thank you for taking the time to review the stay with us at Hotel Challis. We do have steps as per the construction of the the property, sorry of that was not so convenient for you. It is indeed a very nice place to stay and the area is lovely as well. It is nice to know that...

Cromwell, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 week ago

I read the reviews about the rooms being small & chose a king room- it was the size of a standard european room. The bathroom was galley shaped with a shower at the far end- all new looking in good working order. I disliked hitting my knees as I sat on the toilet. One night I was woken by someone...

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

Dear G6549GNmaryh, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay with us at Hotel Challis. We are sorry to read about your experience with the bathroom. We had some musicians staying with us and they did rehearse, however, never outside of legal hours which was monitored by the reception staff. It sad to read that your sleeping...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

We chose Hotel Challis on the recommendation of a friend and because it was fairly close to Paddington where our son, daughter-in-law and grand daughter live. The room was very clean and quiet and we would stay at the Challis again if our visit to Sydney was no more than three days. Cafes and restaurants and shops are a very...

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

Dear Elithabeth B, Thank you for taking the time to review the stay with us recently. Oh, we are so glad that your friends recommended our property for your stay and then you guys loved it here! Thank you for all the compliments and beautiful words - that`s amazing. It seems like the whole Sydney trip was a complete pleasure...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My friend and I stayed here during our stay in Sydney. This is the best location that you can get. It is accessible to public transportation but we just usually take the trains. It's around 5-10 mins away from Kings Cross station. I recommend to walk at Victoria St because it's more quiet. The rooms are clean and very nice....

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

Dear harjy, Perfect feedback - what else can we say?! Thank you so much for taking the time to share it with us and with others. We are delighted to read how the location suited the purpose of your trip, it is indeed a nice part of the city - close to transportation and also the main attractions are within...

Wollongong, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I chose this hotel for the excellent location and value for money. The customer service was also excellent. Lots of great restaurants and bars nearby to choose from. Everything is within walking distance.

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

Dear jojod258, Thank you for the lovely comment you left about the stay with us recently. It`s a great pleasure for us to read the compliments you so generously wrote about the hotel and the staff. We are happy you liked it here and we are hoping you will be coming back.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well located and nice, the hotel could be excellent if the service be at the same level. We enjoy our stay here, the area is very nice with a lot of café and restaurant and pretty easy to reach the center of the town from the Hotel.

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

Dear pascalm975, Thank you for taking the time to review the stay in Hotel Challis recently. We are sorry to read that we have not met your expectations in the area of service, we would love to improve. We are glad you enjoyed the area and the restaurants nearby. Thank you for being our guests and we are hoping to...

San Francisco, California
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed the proximity to local eateries, and to the downtown area/opera house via botanical gardens (a bit of a walk but very pleasant). Very nice room, although note that rooms facing the street can be noisy due to traffic and local residents.

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

Dear 562kento, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us and others on TripAdvisor. We are happy to know that you liked the area when the hotel is located and tat you found plenty of nice restaurants to enjoy your meals. Thank you for being our guest and we are hoping to see you back soon!

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Public Wifi
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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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: RM329 - RM607 (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?
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  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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“Choose a balcony room.”
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“The balcony room I had was on the 3rd floor and faced the tree lined street - 302”
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“Balcony room if available”
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“Rooms at the front have a large balcony”
BeckieY, 16 Jan 2017 | Read review
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