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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Ideally located for visiting all the main attractions. Staff very friendly and helpful. Originally booked a balcony room and received an email the day before asking us to contact the hotel as the room which we booked had structural damage and was unavailable but they did offer a downgraded room or a stay in their sister hotel located a short...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Booked Hotel Challis for one night in Sydney and we weren't disappointed. The hotel was clean and well located and very good value for Sydney! The Botanical Gardens are a short walk away, and through these you can easily reach the Harbour Bridge and Opera House. Although there were problems with their system when we were checking in the staff...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a very pleasant stay at the Challis. The building is a beautifully restored period house, the location is fantastic. Very helpful staff, very quiet street. We had very restful night sleep. The drawback is that the rooms are tiny and due to its minimalistic decor there is nowhere where to hang anything in the room. A few hooks...

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed at Hotel Challis in early January checked in early but rooms not ready as still being cleaned so wandered up the street to kill a hour on return room was available, nice room with balcony over looking street. Could do with more storage for clothes, lovely walk in shower and great air con in main room.

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Thank Clyde N
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

Clean and classic hotel that has a modern feel . I will be back as compared to most Sydney hotels it was great value for money. So many great restaurants close by . The airconditioning was super quiet so sleeping with the air con on was great

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Hotel Challis is well located in Potts Point. We stayed in a small room but were prepared for the size due to the clear information provided on the website. I would look to stay here again as we visit this part of Sydney regularly, however, might try a bigger room next time. Rooms are clean and staff are friendly...

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

Dear 172robynh, Thank you so much for taking the time to review us on TripAdvisor, that is very kind of you. Definitely, try a different room type next time you are here. We would recommend a King Balcony room. If there is any need, the hotel staff can assist with reservation and you are also entitled to get 10% off...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

The location and decor is great. However the rooms are tiny and I struggled to manuver around mine. The shower looked great but not enough water power which is the whole point of this type of shower. A separate had held shower head would be a good addition. For the amount of time spent in the room it was fine....

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

Dear Robert W, Thank you so much for taking the time to say a few words about us on TripAdvisor. We are glad to know that you liked both the location and the design of the hotel. Sorry to read that your room was a bit small for your needs. We make sure to correctly indicate the room sizes on...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed here for 4 nights before driving north up the coast. Our flight landed at 06:30 from the UK (31 hour journey) and we arrived at 8am at reception but despite emailing ahead and explaining we were landing early we were unable to check in until 2pm due to room availability. The receptionist that greeted us was unsympathetic to...

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

Dear Emma B, Thank you for taking the time to leave this descriptive review about the stay with us. We are very sorry to read about all the things that have upset you. Obviously, you were very tired and too sensitive. As you were informed in our replies, the check out time is 10AM, which means the people are still...

Groningen, Nederland
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice hotel in a great location: in the middle of popular area Potts Point. A lot of bars en restaurants around, and far away enough from the rush of busy Kings Cross. The rooms are small, and views are not superb.

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

Dear VaboNL, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent experience with us in Hotel Challis. We are happy to know that you enjoyed the area and your stay. Potts Point has a lot to offer and we are lucky to be situated here. The property offers boutique style accommodation, so some of the rooms are of a...

Sao Paulo, SP
Reviewed 1 week ago

Challis occupies a beautiful old building on the charming Challis Ave, where you can find good bars and restaurants two steps from the hotel, and that is already a good reason to stay there. The rooms and bathrooms, though comfortable, are small, so you better keep that in mind -- you won't have much space for the luggage etc. One...

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

Dear Cynthia C, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a lovely review about your stay at Hotel Challis. I should say, a charming review. Oh, yes, the building is like from old classy movies - you feel like putting that special lady - like outfit of the 19th century...) All the restaurants around make the stay...

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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 High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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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: $121 - $229 (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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“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
“I only have experience with one stay and my stay was beautiful.”
 of 5 bubbles Lukabs, 30 Sep 2016 | Read review
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