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Hotel Challis

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Taupo, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The hotel is very conveniently located to excellent cafes, restaurants and a short walk to gardens and water. Close to the train station to go to the city and ferries. Good facilities at the hotel and helpful staff. Laundry facilities great. My room was small and really only for 1 traveller but comfortable- it would be difficult to fit another...

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Sao Paulo, SP
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The reception staff are very friendly and helpful, the hotel is good,the value x location is good too... but the cleanliness is terrible, the wi-fii work very well, , the roons are good but very tight.

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Hotel Challis was clean, comfortable and well located. I booked a small room, but it was perfect considering I was out and about most of my stay. Plenty of amenities in the neighbourhood within walking distance. The train to the city is less than a 10 minute walk, or walk to the city in about 20 minutes. I had a...

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

Dear Anne S, It is a gorgeous review from a nice guest. Thank you so much for your kindness and beautiful words. Clean, comfortable and well located - yes, that`s us! Restaurants and train nearby. Walking distance to the Opera House. Nice to know that you liked that the window in your room opened and you were able to enjoy...

Melbourne
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Great price, friendly staff, comfy beds and excellent location, walking distance to wolloomoolloo wharf, where dining there is impeccable! I will definitely be returning to hotel challis in the near future!

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

Dear Memphismiddleton, Thank you for your kindness and for such a great review! We are so glad that you liked it all, just as much as we like it. Thank you for the compliments. We are surely hoping to see you back again soon. And... glad you were able to contact your cousins)))

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Our stay at the hotel was great. The location and conditions of the rooms were definitely worth the value we paid for it. Beside the small toilets in the room everything else was great. I would recommend others to stay here.

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

Todah rabah, Or! Thank you for taking the time to review the stay with us. It was a pleasure to greet you guys here - very special guests. I think you did the right choice as for the accommodation in Sydney. Thank you for recommending us to others and we are hoping to see you back one day! Cheers!

Ballarat, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

Room was so small, one person had to sit on the bed while the other was moving about. Room was left in-serviced. Staff were not interested in turning this situation around. We will not be returning to this Hotel.

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

Dear Robyn N Gez G, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at Hotel Challis. We are sorry to read that you did not like you stay in the hotel. We are sorry that the room type your chose for your stay was small for you. It is quite disappointing that the room was not serviced on...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

I like the view to the downtown and the locTion is perfect. Everything is close. It has to improve the access to the hotel because it dont have a ramp for luggage and would ve nice a more spaciuos room

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

Dear cbaquero1307, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent experience with us - we really liked it. We are taking your comments on board and hopefully we will be pleased by having you stay with us again in the future! Cheers!

London, Canada
Reviewed 1 week ago

The location of the Hotel is excellent -- walking distance to the rail/metro station (7min) and to the Sydney Opera House (20min). The staff is very friendly and knowledgeable. Very clean hotel, especially the bathrooms were in superb condition. The only negative is the Hotel's Internet Wi-Fi -- the daily usage limit is only 200MB -- which is super low....

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Perth
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Rooms were too small. No space for luggage and to move around. Cannot even put a suitcase under the bed as beds are low. But noisy early mornings. Staff were very good and helpful. Happy with hotel overall.

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sydney_lodges, Reception at Hotel Challis, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. I am sorry to hear that you found the room you reserved inadequate, as we are only a small boutique hotel we cannot always compare to the standards of other international hotel franchises when it comes to size, however we would like you to know that we do have other room sizes available, including Queen,...

Bhuj, India
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My small double room was beautiful....comfortable and filled with dappled sunshine. Housekeeping attended to my room daily, tho always at such a convienient time I never noticed them! The area is great, with loads of great restaurants it's easy to access train and busses.

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sydney_lodges, Reception at Hotel Challis, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write out such a stellar review. We are glad that you liked the room and that the housekeeping staff did a good job of making-up your room unnoticed. We really hope you choose to come stay with us again as it would be a pleasure to have you.

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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
  • Public Wifi
  • 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: $114 - $186 (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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“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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