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Jakarta, Indonesia
Reviewed 24 December 2016

I was stay 2 night on Dec, 12-15 2016, service was good but the room size is very small, I booked the room type Deluxe with double bed size, i can't open a suitcase size large. But over all it's Ok, about location u can get a cup of coffee and breakfast beside the hotel

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

Dear Nama N, Thank you for taking time to write the review. The location is definitely superb, Potts Point is hot spot for coffee lovers and foodies in Sydney! Regarding room size, it seems that you stayed in Small Double Room which is the smallest kind and it is a good option for travellers on budget (we do not have...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 23 December 2016

Five minute walk to Kings Cross station, less to bus stops. Quiet location on un-busy road. Room was "compact" with tiny bar fridge and small ensuite. Lovely old building but the interior has been fairly recently refurb'ed and is very clean. Short walk to a wide variety of eateries. We were in town for the Christmas Concert at the Town...

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

Dear Helen and Rob C, Thank you for taking the time to leave a lovely review about the recent experience at Hotel Challis. The property is located n a very picturesque and convenient location - easy to explore Sydney`s beauties from here. It is fabulous to read that you liked the building and the interior - we put a lot...

Canberra, Australia
Reviewed 23 December 2016

My parents enjoyed their stay a lot. The location is great since it's quiet but still so close to everything. Most I'd like to thank the staff who helped a lot beforehand and made sure that my parents felt in good hands.

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

Dear ingrid747, Thank you so much for your kind and glorious review! What a pleasure for us! We are very happy to know that your parents felt home at Hotel Challis and were looked after. We are very lucky with the staff - they are true gems and really kind people. We are sure we will be seeing you more...

Gold Coast, Australia
Reviewed 21 December 2016

We are so pleased to have found the hotel Challis, a beautiful old world building, the location was excellent for many beautiful walks. Local restaurants are fantastic and the staff excellent Thank you so much, we will visit again

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

Dear M7127OJlindas, Thank you for taking the time to leave such a beautiful comment about your recent stay with us!!! You are very welcome and thank you for choosing us! We are also happy your have found Hotel Challis, honestly))) It`s a gorgeous building in a nice spot in the city. Easy walks from here to Sydney`s main attractions. Thank...

Winnipeg
Reviewed 21 December 2016

5-7 minute wak from subway in quiet street. Walk to subway is ok. Not too far from Bondi and not far from downtown. Restaurants close. Room was not ready at 2 but no concerns. We were tourists to Sydney.

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

Dear Reg D, Thank you so much for sharing the experience of your stay at Hotel Challis on TripAdvisor. A lovely, nice message just to let us know that everything was fine - that`s basically all we need to know from our guests. We are happy to read that the area was good for the purpose of the trip. Sorry...

Houston, Texas
Reviewed 21 December 2016

Convenient location, 10 minutes walk to King Cross station for 2 min. walk to bus stop. Lots of restaurants in the area to choose from. Friendly staff and offer bus shuttle to the airport for $14 AUD per person.

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

Dear Phi L, Thank you for taking the time to share your review following your stay with us. It’s great to hear that you enjoyed your visit especially our convenient location and welcoming staff. There is plenty of restaurants in Potts Point area indeed and our guests are spoiled for choice! As for the airport shuttle, we are happy that...

San Jose, California
Reviewed 20 December 2016

1. The wall and window are pretty thin so I could hear the noise from the nearby restaurant, the hallway and upstairs guest. 2. The room is relatively small. For example, when I open the shower door, it could either hit the shower head or the sink. 3. There's a limit of data you can use for wifi. 4. The...

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

Dear grace072016, Thank you so much for taking the time to review your stay with us. We value your pinion. We are sorry to hear that you had some issues during your time at Hotel Challis. We have four different room types - some rooms are smaller than others, we make sure to have all the information online. The Internet...

Santiago, Chile
Reviewed 20 December 2016

The room was clean and nice and the frontdesk people were very helpful and kind. The neighborhood is pretty, near a supermarket and nice cafe's. The only thing to take into account is that it takes around a 10 minutes walks to the closest subway station (king's cross)

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

Dear Rafasg, Thank you for being so kind to leave such a wonderful, I should say excellent, review about your stay wit us! Our top pleasure is to know that the guests are happy with what we have to offer! We love this area and we are so happy you got to admire it too. We certainly hope you are...

Stuttgart, Germany
Reviewed 20 December 2016

The room was really small, but I guess that is a genral problem in Sydney and our fridge dindn't work, but we forgot to complain about it. Except of that everything was excellent and we liked the quiet area with nice cafes and beautiful walk to downtown.

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

Dear 594saschab, Thank you for taking the time to review your time with us at Hotel Challis. Thank you for liking us and giving us full marks. Sorry about the fridge, normally it does not freeze things but only keeps the things cool. We hope your next stay will be just super. Let us know if you need any assistance...

Oshawa, Canada
Reviewed 19 December 2016

Really enjoyed staying there.Only concern fridge in room does not have vents to release heat from running fridge .The door to fridge compartment was hot to touch. Talked to front desk staff and apparently this issue was cleared by fire department but I did not feel comfortable with this issue and the fridge did not cool, when I propped the...

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

Dear timwN9612TA, Thank you so much for letting us know about your experience at Hotel Challis recently. Thanks for the compliments and we are so happy you liked it here. We are sorry to read about your concerns about the fridge. As it has already been reported, the situation is safe. But yet the cabinets do get warm. We hope...

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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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  • 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: €78 - €129 (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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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
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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”
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