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Bengaluru, India
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Hotel stay was very nice and the warmth of the reception staff was very good. Though coming for the first time to Challis, the warm welcome shown by the reception late night was a pleasant surprise. Overall stay was a very nice experience...

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Byron Bay, Australia
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

a beautiful hotel in a perfect postion, out of the hustle and bust;e but only a few blocks walk and your back in it. There is a park and veiws of the harbour around the corner. Staff was friendly and room was beautiful.

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Burlington, Canada
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The hotel room was smaller than most but it was perfect for my needs. Very clean and comfortable in a quiet neighbourhood. Close to some really nice sidewalk cafes. Within walking distance (30 minutes) of Circular Quay and Sydney Opera House. Staff was very friendly and helpful.

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

Dear davidjP6351MM , Thank you for taking the time to let us and others know about your recent stay with us! It is wonderful to read that our property served great for the purpose of your trip. Very clean - thank you! Our top pleasure is when the guests recognize all our efforts and work. The walk from the hotel...

Mudjimba, Australia
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Beautiful hotel with friendly, helpful staff. Rooms were small but good value and the hotel is in a fantastic location. Loved that I could open the window and get some fresh air. Would definitely stay here again

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

Dear C1900CNsharon, Thank you for taking the time to leave a few words about your recent stay with us at Hotel Challis. What a pleasure it is to read your review. Thank you for all the kind words and compliments. We are a cosy boutique hotel, some rooms are smaller in size, as you mentioned. However, we are luckily well...

Newcastle, Australia
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Lovely period building..awesome location. Close to all the wonderful eaters in Potts Point. Room was a little dark as on the southern side of building but clean and tidy. Great service... Good value for money...i would stay again.

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

Dear 747suzannav, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us, we really appreciate it. Lovely building, great location - yes. Some of the rooms have less day light due to the construction of the building. Please, come and stay with us again. We will organise a room with a lot of light for you and you...

Calgary, Canada
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Although room size small it had everything in a great location .kings cross and royal botanical garden and opera house easy walk. lovely period house Reno staff helpful and ability to store luggage while you explore sydney

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

Dear Nancy C, Thank you for taking the time to leave a nice comment about your recent experience with Hotel Challis. We are very conveniently located, which adds to the charm of the building and the property. Being a cosy boutique hotel we are offering four room types , the balcony rooms are the biggest. Just keep that in mind...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Excellent location close to shopping strip and train station, so easy to walk around. Rooms were small and bathroom was not overly impressive, however for the amount of time spent in our room it was fine. Recommended based on the location.

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

Dear sallyo56, Thank you for taking the time to review us on TripAdvisor! It is a lovely location here and definitely easy to walk around everywhere. Our boutique hotel has four room types to offer, depends on the budget, one can book bigger room for the stay. Thank you for being our guest. Cheers!

Ireland
Reviewed 5 days ago 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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sydney_lodges, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Challis, responded to this review

Dear Kieran27, It is so nice to hear from you! Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience with Hotel Challis on TripAdvisor. As a matter of fact we did have a small issue with the room you booked and we are endlessly grateful to you guys for being so king to accept our apologies and...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 days ago 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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Dear Beckie Y, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience and your thoughts about Hotel Challis at TripAdvisor! It is so good to read that it was a good stay for you and you actually liked pretty much everything. Oh, sorry about the system "moment" - happens sometimes, but thank you for understanding and for being so...

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

Dear JFJD2015, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay with us. It is so nice to know that you loved the property and the location. Many thanks for complimenting the staff! Comfortable beds and quietness of the street add to the quality of sleep, definitely. We are taking all your comments and suggestions into account, this...

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Amenities

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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: $121 - $243 (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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