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Hamburg, Germany
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice small hotel in perfect location. A lot if restaurants and shops as well as supermarkets and laundry are directly around the hotel Walking distance to sydney opera (20mins walk ) Botanic garden (10mins walk) Choose the king size rooms with balcony. They are spacious with nice view

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Thank A1286BBandrem
sydney_lodges, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Challis, responded to this review

Dear A1286BBandrem, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent experience with us, we greatly appreciate it! It is always a great pleasure for us to know that the guests had fun and everything was awesome. The area is great indeed! We love it here. Especially in the summer - not that we move locations during winter))) It... More 

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20 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed for two nights at the Hotel. It's located in a beautiful renovated colonial house in a cool part of Potts Point. The rooms are very small but fine for a few nights. We upgraded so that we had a balcony for an extra $50 per night. The beds were comfortable, the rooms were a little warm even though... More 

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

Dear Wemst Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us. We are happy you chose our property for the them you were in Sydney. The area is nice, and yes, could be tough with parking, but everywhere in the city is the same. We hope you will choose to stay with us again soon! More 

Munich, Germany
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The perfect hotel for visiting Sydney and stay in a beautiful area. Lots of nice restaurants for brunch lunch or just a cup of coffee are around. The harbour is only 30 min walk away (especially for runners a hint) .... what should I say- give it a try- you won't regret your decision.

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

Dear andreasbW2301IN, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us at our beautiful place. We are so happy to know that you liked - super nice area, lots of things to see and to do around here. We hope you will give it another try as well, hoping to see you back soon! More 

Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Location is great. Beautiful street surrounded by nice treets. The street is calm since it is perpendicular street to darlinghurst road. In the nearby you have very nice bar and good restaurants. It is also well located in terms of public transport. Train station kings cross is at 5 min walking.

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

Dear lorenzocQ904XN, Thank you so much for taking the time to review your recent stay with us and for leaving this beautiful review. It is nice that you liked the property and the area, we love it too! Perhaps, you need to come back and stay with us again soon)) Just let us know if you need help with reservation.... More 

Lisbon, Portugal
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This confort hotel transport us to the begining of the XX century, but with the facilities of the XXI century. The ambience is perfect and the art deco decoration too. Spacious room and WC. Great location also. I recomend it.

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

Dear Luís M, Thank you so much for a great review! It is so classy! Thank you for staying with us and for loving the place. We hope you will be back sometime soon. More 

Billericay
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Large very comfortable bed and excellent air conditioning. The location is good with plenty of restaurants yet very quiet at night. Very clean and well presented although room is not large which is expected for a city location. Recently decorated with lovely walk in shower. We walked into the main city as well as using the local railway station.

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

Dear 18georginap, Thank for taking the time to write down this lovely comment about he hotel and your stay. WE are so glad to know that you liked it with us. It is really a lovely place in a great spot. WE do our best to keep the property clean. Hopefully, you will be back to stay with us again... More 

Melbourne, Australia
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Check in experience was one of the worst I have ever had - the male receptionist had zero warmth, and could not seem to match my prepaid booking to the credit card reference, only to request a cash security deposit to access my room. Great start. Upon finally receiving my room key, I was completely nonplussed to find my room... More 

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

Dear travellight831, Thank you so much for taking the time to review the experience you had with us recently. We are terribly sorry to find out that it was not a pleasant one, however, we do everything possible for the guests to feel nice and comfortable here. There probably was some sort of misunderstanding at check-in time. We have a... More 

Brisbane
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice, clean hotel. Standard room however was way too small. Just book it if you have only have luggage. The staff was very friendly and helpful. 25 minutes walking distance to all major sights. Nice cafes around, good neighborhood.

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

Dear Shorty9481, Thank you for taking the time to leave a nice comment about your stay with us recently. Hopefully you liked us enough to be back soon! Let us know if you need any assistance. Thank you for staying with us. More 

Bangkok, Thailand
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32 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed at this place for years when it was a step above a cheap backpacker joint - No disrespect there - Now that the Challis has renovated and boosted the rates, both substantially, it's a swell place to hang out. Good location in Potts Point, just down from Kings Cross and the train, an easy 10 minute walk. Rooms... More 

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

Dear Tee K, Thank you so much for taking the time to review your recent stay with us. We love to know that you are a returning guest and we are definitely happy that you liked the renovation! Awesome location, lots of nice places around and great weather - unbeatable combination, that probably will be the reason you coming back... More 

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13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I originally choose to stay here because it was it was a two minute walk to my in laws apartment in Potts, it's also a really cute Victorian terrace house. Why wouldn't you want to stay? I really did...However, on our arrival it was made clear to me that I'd selected the wrong dates when I booked the property online... More 

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

Dear cosmogirl1990, Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review about your recent stay with us. It is really lovely of you. We are sorry to hear about all your troubles with the reservation/cancellation. You made the original NON-REFUNDABLE booking for Dec 17,2016 and came in into the hotel Nov 9 insisting that you made it... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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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 )
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  • Airport Transportation
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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: $129 - $291 (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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See which rooms travellers prefer

“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
“Choose a bigger room.”
 of 5 bubbles Gerald-NL, 13 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Get a room with a balcony”
 of 5 bubbles phbf, 27 Jul 2016 | Read review
“I found Room 408 perfect. In fact I returned in July for another night.”
 of 5 bubbles Annie46Perth, 23 Jul 2016 | Read review
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