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Zug, Switzerland
1 review
Reviewed yesterday NEW

One of the smallest rooms I ever had, although the design is modern and the place is well kept. Some staff at the reception desk appeared to be a little bored. However, the place is quite recommendable.

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Sydney, Australia
1 review
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great location, close to excellent restaurants and transport. Very helpful and 24x7 check in. Small but adequate room bathroom. I prefer my bed to be a bit firmer but it was OK. For the averagely fit, it's a nice walk to the art gallery or into the city

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Hotel Challis is fairly close to the opera house- a decent waking distance. The area is ok and also near a metro station. The rooms are small but for us (my husband and I) were manageable. The Wi-Fi is not as reliable but free. When we were there they had issues with it. They also have a computer desk in... More 

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1 review
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Clean, helpful and kind staffs, great location. However it was so small even if I stayed at a king bedroom. No natural light. And optus data was too slow, wifi was too slow also. I stayed four days, they offered three days free wifi. It was horrible I had to go out to google.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
1 review
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Hotel is located close to major attractions. It takes a 25 min walk through the Botanical Gardens to the Opera House. Other attractions can be reached by bus 311 which stops nearby. No breakfast included, but you can literally have nice breakfast next door ( recommend la Buvette) several restaurants nearby as well (Fish Shop, seafood restaurant across the road... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My wife and I needed a place to stay near to St Vincent's Hospital, we found the perfect spot. The location was near to Darlinghurst, Potts Point and Wooloomooloo. Eateries are numerous and close by. If you are in need of a comfy place to stay and great price this is it.

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Gerringong, Australia
1 review
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

third time staying and, as always, it was excellent. Only minor quibble was suboptimal wi-fi. Prices higher now after change of season but still very good value. We will stay again- thank you and a special thanks to the receptionist Daniella.

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Gold Coast, Australia
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I loved this beautiful hotel - the exterior and interior are to die for. The location is prime in Potts Point surrounded by great cafes, restaurants, bars and shops. It's a great place to stay if you want to be close to transport and the city, but away from the hustle and bustle. The fault I have was the rude... More 

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

Dear sophietravelmatters, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay with us. Nice to know that you liked the are and the proximity to main Sydney attractions. Sorry to find out that you were not pleased with our staff, probably just one of those days. We will be very happy to welcome you back in Hotel Challis,... More 

Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great hotel - lovely, authentic old style, tastefully modernised, comfortable. Terrific location - Potts Point has everything. Not spacious - but that's what you get with a beautiful old building. Get a room with a balcony.

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

Dear 737amek, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent experience with Hotel Challis and thank you for loving it! We are so happy to get to know that. The location is a real gem, we agree. It`s a small boutique hotel, so it give some different sort of feeling than the big properties. We are more cosy.... More 

Umina beach
1 review
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Was nice clean and the staff were very friendly and looked after us well. The rooms are very small for the amount of money you pay but i guess you are paying for location rather than quality of room overall it was a pleasant visit

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

Dear jamessN6424XO, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a few words about the stay with us in Sydney. How exciting! We re happy to get to know that you had fun and that you actually liked us. Hopefully we will have a chance to welcome you again in the future! Cheers! More 

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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Refrigerator in room
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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: €90 - €202 (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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“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.”
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“Choose a bigger room.”
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“Get a room with a balcony”
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“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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