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Hotel Challis

Expedia.comUSD 83*
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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
USD 97*
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Melbourne
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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 5 weeks ago

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 19 April 2017

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 16 April 2017

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 14 April 2017

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 13 April 2017

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 12 April 2017

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.

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 12 April 2017

I stayed at Hotel Challis for two nights from 8-10 April. The hotel is located nice a close to the city (15-20 min walk). The hotel was very clean and tidy and everything was in good working order. The room was small but if you are only staying a few nights you don't need a big room. The bed was...

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sydney_lodges, Reception at Hotel Challis, responded to this review

We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your stay and that you will be coming again in the future. Thank you for taking the time to review the hotel and the compliments you payed to our staff. We are happy to hear that you like our location as much as we do, and we are glad that the room...

Auckland NZ
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Loved the balcony option - fresh air and a great place to sit, chat and have a drink Excellent location, easy walk to city centre and local shops and restaurants. Very pleasant part of Sydney. We were there for a wedding so utilised the easy availability of taxis in the area for a number of events.

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

Dear Paulette L, Thank you very much for the great review that you so kindly left! Oh, what a pleasure to read it. The balcony rooms are of course the best ones because of the outdoor space that overlooks the gorgeous street and maybe, if you are lucky - you can see the top of the Harbour Bridge. It is...

Singapore
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Walking distance to Botanic Gardens, Art Gallery, Kings Cross and Opera House. Very small rooms but clean and modern. It was nice to have a Lounge area for sitting as rooms do not have the space. Good cafes handy for breakfasts.

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

Dear walter605, Thank you for your kind words about the hotel and your recent stay. We all enjoyed reading it. Yes, that`s a very convenient location. The boutique property offers cosy rooms and some of them are bigger than others - depends on the room type. We definitely have a lot to offer. Many nice cafes around are handy as...

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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: $103 - $188 (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”
Kieran27, 16 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Rooms at the front have a large balcony”
BeckieY, 16 Jan 2017 | Read review
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