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Paris
Reviewed yesterday NEW

I had a nice time at this hotel. It is very clean and it's location is ideal, only a 10min walk to Kings Cross train station. However, the check in was ok but not very welcoming. The rooms are quite small and the wifi is limited to 500mn per day which is not a lot

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago 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,...

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

Dear wdtw2016, Thank you for taking the time to review the stay at Hotel Challis, we really appreciate it. Nice to know that you liked the property. Sorry to know about your troubles with the check in. The check in time is 2PM. One person at the reception means that one person does so many other things, so she/he could...

Trois-Rivieres, Canada
Reviewed 3 days ago 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.

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

Dear meve1981, Thank you for taking the time to review - it`s a beautiful comment! We are so happy to know that you liked the property and our staff! Hopefully, it is a good enough reason for you to come back and stay with us again! Cheers!

Waikato, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 days ago 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...

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

Dear Andrew C, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay with us. Oh, would not even think that it is such a big issue to find the hotel. Good thing that you managed to find it at the end! We are happy that you liked us, the property and the staff - that`s a great combination....

Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 4 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.

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

Dear michaelbG3412JH, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us recently. Good to know it was a convenient place for the purpose of your trip. True about the rooms - there are four types of them and it is basically up to the guest which room type to choose. However, we try our best to make...

Zug, Switzerland
Reviewed 5 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.

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

Dear Z1108MQklauss, Thank you so much for taking the time to review your recent experience with us at Hotel Challis! It is a small boutique property and we offer convenient, compact and cosy accommodation. Should you choose to stay with us again, please let us know and we will do our best in order to help you book the most...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 6 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

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

Dear williamwP8911VW, Thank you for the kind comment you left about the stay with us recently. We appreciate it. Nice to know that everything worked out and it was a pleasant experience. We are hoping to see you back soon! Cheers!

New York City, New York
Reviewed 6 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...

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

Dear LuciaDel, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay with us at Hotel Challis. Nice to know that you liked the location - it is probably one of the best spots in the city for a hotel - not crowded, close to everything and a lot of things to do. We are offering four room types,...

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Reviewed 6 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...

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

Dear G2528TEpaula, Thanks for taking the time to share your experience of Hotel Challis on Tripadvisor. It is very important for us as we rely on this feedback to spread the word. It's fabulous to read that you enjoyed the area to its max - a lot of great eateries around the hotel. It is a small property and we...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

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

Dear Mickteach20, Thanks so much for giving us full marks, we love it when we manage to provide a perfect stay! The location is so great - close to many beautiful places and easy to talk to the hospital as well. We hope you and your wife are feeling good. Thanks for your review and we hope to see you...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Airport Transportation
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • 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: RM422 - RM916 (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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