Hotel Challis

4 stars
View map of 21-23 Challis Avenue, Potts Point, Sydney, NS 2011

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
4.1
out of 5
17 reviews
Backyard room

It's worthful. After the day I checked out, it started renovation, after that it will be better. See full review

  • Anna Bai
  • 2 Jun 2014
Early check in and late check

Early check in and late check out made this trip more comfortable. No need to wander the streets... See full review

  • john
  • 22 Jun 2011
Hotel Challis offers comfortable accommodation option for those who enjoy the peace and calmness of leafy suburban streets. It is just few steps away from Australian Museum, one of the best six natural history museums in the world. Elizabeth Bay House, a historic home characterized by an oval dome is not to be missed while visiting Sydney. El Alamein Fountain is within one kilometre from this property. Hotel's close proximity to Royal Botanic Gardens allows tourists for relaxation possibilities.
General
The friendly staff at Hotel Challis assist guests in booking sightseeing tours of Sydney. At leisure, guests relax in the pleasant atmosphere of the outdoor courtyard or can enjoy a visit to the Art Gallery of New South Wales, where they can admire a fine collection of Australian, European and Asian arts. A visit to the nearby Parliament House is worthwhile.
Location
Challis Hotel is located in Potts Point, one of Sydney's most famous suburbs. The city's popular attractions in the lodge's surrounding include St Mary's Cathedral, State Library of New South Wales and Hyde Park Barracks.
  • 20 min drive to the International Airport (Sydney)
Dining
Guests at Challis Hotel Sydney can utilise the onsite kitchen facility to prepare meals for their friends and family. They can also dine at Sydney's popular Fratelli or Lotus Restaurants in Challis Avenue.
Rooms
All well-maintained rooms at Hotel Challis are fully equipped with television, refrigerator and coffee maker.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Internet
WiFi
Parking
Parking

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Hotel Map

-33.869 151.2247
Area served
Sydney.
Nearby airports
Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport.
Area description
Sydney.

Nearby points of interest

  • Elizabeth Bay House: 0.2 km
  • Art Gallery of New South Wales: 0.7 km
  • El Alamein Fountain: 0.9 km
  • Royal Botanic Gardens: 0.9 km
  • St Mary's Cathedral: 1.1 km
  • State Library of New South Wales: 1.1 km
  • Hyde Park Barracks: 1.1 km
  • Parliament House: 1.1 km
  • Sydney Mint: 1.1 km
  • Sydney Hospital: 1.1 km
  • Australian Museum: 1.3 km
  • Government House: 1.4 km
  • Museum of Sydney: 1.4 km
  • Great Synagogue: 1.5 km
  • Sydney Tower: 1.5 km
  • Elizabeth Bay House: 0.2 km
  • Art Gallery of New South Wales: 0.7 km
  • El Alamein Fountain: 0.9 km
  • Royal Botanic Gardens: 0.9 km
  • St Mary's Cathedral: 1.1 km
  • State Library of New South Wales: 1.1 km
  • Hyde Park Barracks: 1.1 km
  • Parliament House: 1.1 km
  • Sydney Mint: 1.1 km
  • Sydney Hospital: 1.1 km
  • Australian Museum: 1.3 km
  • Government House: 1.4 km
  • Museum of Sydney: 1.4 km
  • Great Synagogue: 1.5 km
  • Sydney Tower: 1.5 km
  • ANZAC War Memorial: 1.5 km
  • Customs House: 1.5 km
  • Sydney Opera House: 1.5 km
  • Pitt Street Mall: 1.5 km
  • General Post Office: 1.6 km
  • Wentworth Park: 1.6 km
  • Sydney Wildlife World: 1.6 km
  • Queen Victoria Building: 1.7 km
  • Museum of Contemporary Art: 1.8 km
  • Town Hall: 1.8 km
  • Capitol Theatre: 2 km
  • Sydney Aquarium: 2.1 km
  • Belmore Park: 2.1 km
  • Sydney Observatory: 2.1 km
  • Harbour Bridge: 2.1 km
  • IMAX Theater: 2.2 km
  • Chinese Garden of Friendship: 2.2 km
  • Pyrmont Bridge: 2.2 km
  • Sydney Football Stadium: 2.2 km
  • Sydney Entertainment Centre: 2.3 km
  • Australian National Maritime Museum: 2.4 km
  • Sydney Cricket Ground: 2.4 km
  • Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre: 2.5 km
  • Powerhouse Museum: 2.6 km
  • Fox Studios Australia: 2.6 km
  • Luna Park Sydney: 2.7 km
  • Bradleys Head Fortification Complex: 2.7 km
  • University of Technology: 2.7 km
  • Star City Casino: 2.7 km
  • Sydney Fish Market: 3 km

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
14:00
Check-out:
10:00

Terms and conditions

Extra charges may apply for children. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the quoted rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

Ratings and reviews for Hotel Challis

Overall score

4.1 / 5
5.01.0
17 out of 17
Amenities:
3.1
Cleanliness:
3.6
Hotel staff:
3.8
Comfort:
1.8
Location:
4.4
Value:
4

88% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Hotel Challis

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anna Bai
Single
Canberra
2 Jun 2014

Backyard room

It's worthful. After the day I checked out, it started renovation, after that it will be better.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Single

Review of Hotel Challis

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Dave D
Single
New South Wales
9 Apr 2014

DO NOT STAY DURING RENOVATIONS

While there is a warning about noise due to renovations but they miss out on the fact that you are actually in the middle of the renovations! They are not renovating floor by floor and and blocking off these sections to keep the noise, dust dust and dirt out. Hence my room was very dusty and dirty from cement and dry walling and stank. The dust is pretty thick in the air and I think it irritated my sinuses. It takes some pretty bare-faced cheek to still be open when the place is such a mess. IMHO they shouldn't have a licence to be open at the moment because it is a building site and I think they are breaking OH&S regulations. I have a photo of a fire hose with a box over it and a do not use sign in it because they are redoing the plumbing. Building sites a meant to be clearly blocked off. This they have not done.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
1
Comfort:
1
Location:
4
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Single

Review of Hotel Challis

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
0431AJC
Family
Brisbane, Australia
16 Feb 2014

Great location!

This was a great location with cozy rooms close to the heart of Sydney. We didn't book it for the rooms, we booked the accommodation for how close it was to all the sights! Great local eateries, shops and facilities. Good accommodation in the middle of a refurb.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Family

Sightseeing tip: Long walk from hotel

What a spectacular harbour and city!

Review of Hotel Challis

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Minky
Couples
Canberra
12 Jun 2013

.................................

I recommand another hotel..... If you go to travel with you girl friend or boy friend....... Now... I'm feeling now very sorry for my girl frined.... I hope you can't feel like me........ Good luck!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
1
Location:
4
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of Hotel Challis

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
john
Not Provided
22 Jun 2011

Early check in and late check

Early check in and late check out made this trip more comfortable. No need to wander the streets because your room is not available. Very obliging staff.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
No rating
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Review of Hotel Challis

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Not Provided
4 May 2011

Second time I stayed here and

Second time I stayed here and enjoyed it again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
No rating
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Review of Hotel Challis

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Not Provided
23 Mar 2011

Very convenient for our requirements.

Very convenient for our requirements. Bathroom way too small. Had to climb over toilet to get into shower! Could not use the sink in bathroom for anything. Way to small. Otherwise great location.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
No rating
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Review of Hotel Challis

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Not Provided
7 Mar 2011

The exterior of this building

The exterior of this building has lovely character, and if you are lucky enough to be in a room facing the street, will enjoy the balcony. The interior is clean but a bit tired. The single room is spacious enough for one on a short stay. No issues in regards to having to share a bathroom and the shower water pressure is perfect. Would happily stay again

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
No rating
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Review of Hotel Challis

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Not Provided
4 Nov 2010

Staff were very friendly. The

Staff were very friendly. The room was fine, but a little small. It would be quite hot in Summer, but was fine in October.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
No rating
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Review of Hotel Challis

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Not Provided
2 Nov 2010

I booked a single room with shared

I booked a single room with shared bathroom/toilet facilities but was not aware that there was only one bathroom/toilet per area. Gaining access to the bathroom proved to be quite a challenge in the mornings due to the high demand. If you need to go somewhere in the morning and want to use the toilet or shower beforehand you need to build in sufficient time to allow you to wait for access unless you are planning on getting up before the rush or using it after the rush. The rooms have paper thin walls so any movement in adjoining rooms, exiting or accessing these or the watching of TV is very apparent and will disturb most people's sleep. There was a TV on al night in the room adjoining me on one night and I would have been lucky to have got 3 hours sleep. The rooms are clean and come with a sink, crockery and cutlery and a bar fridge. They represent reasonable value if you are prepared to put up with the limitations that I have just mentioned.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
No rating
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

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