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Hotel Challis

1.4 km from Sydney centre
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21-23 Challis Ave | Potts Point, Sydney, New South Wales 2011, Australia
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Armidale, Australia
Reviewed 1 November 2016

This was my first stay at the Challis Hotel. The location was excellent as a family member lives a short walk away. It is an easy walk to the Kings Cross train station and other attractions. There are plenty of eating places nearby as well as functional shops such as a Woolworths supermarket.

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

Dear 39julietr, Thank you so much for taking the time to review your stay with us, that is very nice. It is our pleasure to learn that you liked the property and the area around - we are in a great spot with everything nearby. We will be happy to welcome you when you are coming back. Let us know...

Alicante, Spain
Reviewed 31 October 2016

Walking distance from the main sports in the city! Building is beautiful, really well taken care of, nice restaurants really close to the hotel. My only but would be the size of the rooms, extremely small, difficult to walk around 2 of us plus our luggage.

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

Dear Y8318OScristinac, Thank you for your beautiful review. It is a big pleasure for us to know that you liked our property and the area. Indeed, the location is great and everything is just steps away. As for the room size concern, we can say that the hotel has four different room types and for your next stay we can...

Sydney
Reviewed 31 October 2016

Previously a local, I loved staying at Hotel Challis. The property is well located, surrounded by great shopping and fantastic restaurants. Close to CBD and the harbour walk. I felt at home staying here. The property has been renovated with a modern touch, very clean and staff were wonderful. I will stay here again.

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

Dear beccyboo68, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience about the stay at our lovely property. We are delighted to learn that it was a very positive experience for you and you felt at home at Hotel Challis. We are hoping that your next on visit to Sydney you will be staying with us again. Let us...

Lancs
Reviewed 30 October 2016

Potts Point is the perfect alternative to the CBD. 15/20 mins walk to Opera House. 10 mins Botanical Gardens with Bridge/Opera House views. So many restaurants within 10 mins walk. Decent ones at the end of the road, and supermarket 5 mins walk.....Perfect for business stays, but beware long stays, as we had a superior King room with balcony, but...

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

Dear kmck01, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave this elegant review about your stay with us recently. We are very pleased to learn that you have enjoyed it. You comment will be quite handy for other travelers as it has the full description of the are in general and a lot of small details about the...

Fullerton, California
Reviewed 29 October 2016

Great Boutique Hotel, the rooms are very small but updated and clean. Staff was extremely helpful and knowledgeable about surrounding areas and things to do. Location is fantastic, it's on a quiet tree lined street and a 15-20 min walk to Sydney Harbor. Definitely the place to stay in Sydney.

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

Dear anitacI8536VJ, Thank you for taking the time to leave a comment about your recent stay at Hotel Challis. It is a great pleasure for us to read the review - thank you. We are hoping that you are coming back. We can offer you a 10% discount for your next stay, just let us know when. Cheers!

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 29 October 2016

Great location , clean and friendly... But don't try to do anything else than sleeping there...the bed is as big as the room.... Lots of restaurants and shopping Center near by... May the the other rooms are bigger BUT very expensive

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

Dear marksR1538WH, Thank you for taking the time to review your experience with us, it is very nice of you! Like you mentioned yourself, other room types are bigger and there is always a choice. if you book directly with us you have a possibility of getting an accommodation with 10% off. Just let us know so we can help...

Perth
Reviewed 26 October 2016

This is the best venue for a real Sydney stay if you love lifestyle and the best restaurants, cafes and hipster living at your doorstep. Potts Point, Darlinghurst, Rushcutters Bay , Elizabeth Bay, and Surry Hills are at your fingertips and then it is an interesting short hike through fascinating streetscapes to Paddington, Woollara, and even Double Bay if you...

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

Dear Ayres L, Thank you for taking the time to let us know about your recent experience with us! It is so nice to find out that you actually enjoyed it here, and the area was great for you too! We are definitely trying our best and thank you for appreciating it! We are delighted to learn that you love...

Perth, Australia
Reviewed 26 October 2016

Very clean boutique hotel in a great location! Cafes literally on the same street. The rooms however, were incredibly small (you cannot stand two people side by side in the space around the bed!) but were quite cheap compared to other hotels in the area (it was cheaper to book direct with the hotel, than through booking websites!). There is...

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

Dear Thi N, Thank you for taking the time to leave a comment about your stay with us! We really appreciate it! The hotel is so nicely located indeed! AS for the rooms, we are sorry to hear that it was rather small for you guys. We have 4 room types and the balcony rooms are the ones to die...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 25 October 2016

Unfortunately, the rooms are way too small (for the price!). I was booked into king room which was really a budget room. The king bed was crammed into a small room. there was hardly any room to walk around the suitcase. I won't be staying there again or recommending it to others.

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

Dear 309532barbara, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us recently. We really appreciate your opinion. We are terribly sorry to hear that not everything was so perfect during your stay. It is a boutique property with small rooms, just like we advertise online. We can suggest you staying in one of our King Blacony rooms...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 25 October 2016

very efficient and friendly place, this is the second time I have stayed at the Challis and the standard was as good the second time as it was the first. Extremely clean and tidy, with cafe's a few steps away.

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

Dear philipd168, Thank you for staying with us again and thank you for taking the time to review us! What a pleasure. They say that if it happened twice then it will for sure happen the third time, so, we are expecting to see you back soon! Just let us know if you need any assistance with the reservation. Cheers!

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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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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Shuttle Bus Service
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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: RM415 - RM1,008 (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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“The balcony room I had was on the 3rd floor and faced the tree lined street - 302”
 of 5 bubbles R2005TNsandras, 12 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Balcony room if available”
 of 5 bubbles Kieran27, 16 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Rooms at the front have a large balcony”
 of 5 bubbles BeckieY, 16 Jan 2017 | Read review
“King Rooms are better.”
 of 5 bubbles JoshN479, 12 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Best rooms are with balconies!”
 of 5 bubbles sophietravelmatters, 29 Nov 2016 | Read review
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