Challis Lodge - Sydney

21-23 Challis Avenue Potts Point, Potts Point, Au, Sydney, Australia, 2011  show map
 2 stars
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Challis Lodge - Sydney

Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

Parking
Luggage storage
Late check-in/ -out
Shuttle

Paid city shuttle

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness center

Laundry

Self-service laundry

TV

Flat-screen TV

Overview

The 2-star Challis Lodge offers fine accommodation in Sydney.

This hotel is about 1.6 km away from Queen Victoria Building, Darling Harbour and Sydney Opera House. The property is set within 2 km distance from Sydney city center.

Kingsford Smith airport can be reached in 10 minutes by car from Challis Lodge.

Rooms

There are 51 modern rooms at Challis Lodge feature complimentary Wi-Fi, climate control, LCD TV, ironing facilities and a private balcony. In-room self-catering facilities include an electric kettle, coffee/tea makers and a fridge.

Eat & Drink

The property is set in Potts Point district, within about 5 minutes' walk of China Doll and Typical Spanish that serve delectable meals.

Services

Guests will benefit from 24-hour front desk, laundry and ironing service along with a storage room, a designated smoking area and a lift.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

No parking available.

Number of rooms:   51.

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Facilities

General

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • 24-hour check-in
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • No pets allowed
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness center

Services

  • Paid city shuttle
  • Housekeeping
  • Self-service laundry
  • Tours/Ticket assistance

Meeting facilities

  • 24-hour business center
  • Computer rental
  • Fax/Photocopying

Leisure facilities

  • Garden area
  • Leisure/ TV room
  • Television in lobby

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • In-room air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Steam shower
  • Room toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Self-catering

  • Kitchenette
  • Mini-fridge

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Telephone
  • Radio

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

Check-in

  • from  3 pm

Check-out

  • until  11 am

Children and extra beds

  • There are no extra beds provided in a room. 

Pets

  • Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

21-23 Challis Avenue Potts Point, Potts Point, Au, Sydney, Australia, 2011

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City Center
  • Sydney
    1.1 mi
Airports
Train Stations
  • Art Gallery of NSW
    2700 ft
  • St James Station
    4000 ft
Underground stations
  • Wynyard Station
    1.1 mi
Restaurants
  • China Doll (cuisine: Asian fusion, Asian, Chinese)
    1400 ft
  • Busshari Japanese Restaurant (cuisine: Japanese)
    1400 ft
Parks
  • The Domain
    2300 ft
Beaches
  • iVenture Card Australia
    4700 ft
  • Shark Island
    1.0 mi
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of rooms:
    51

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Rooms and availability

Challis Lodge photos Room
Small Double Room
Bed type: Double bed
Size: 130 sq. feet
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    How to reach hotel

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    Hotel Address:

    21-23 Challis Avenue Potts Point, Potts Point, Au, Sydney, Australia, 2011

    Get directions
    City Center
    • Sydney
      1.1 mi
    Airports
    Train Stations
    • Art Gallery of NSW
      2700 ft
    • St James Station
      4000 ft
    Underground stations
    • Wynyard Station
      1.1 mi
    Restaurants
    • China Doll (cuisine: Asian fusion, Asian, Chinese)
      1400 ft
    • Busshari Japanese Restaurant (cuisine: Japanese)
      1400 ft
    Parks
    • The Domain
      2300 ft
    Beaches
    • iVenture Card Australia
      4700 ft
    • Shark Island
      1.0 mi
    Hotel information
    • Check-in:
      from  3 pm
    • Check-out:
      until  11 am
    • Number of rooms:
      51

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    Challis Lodge Location

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    What's nearby

    Tourist attractions

    • St Mary's cathedral - 3300 ft

    Popular areas

    • Darlinghurst Road, Kings Cross - 1700 ft
    • Crown St - 3300 ft

    Places of interest

    • Woolloomooloo Wharf - 1400 ft
    • Lady Macquarie's Chair - 3000 ft
    • NSW Parliament House - 3700 ft
    • The Sydney Mint - 3700 ft
    • St Mary's Catholic Cathedral - 3700 ft
    • Old Supreme Court Building - 4300 ft

    Train stations

    Convention centers

    Shopping areas

    Monuments and Landmarks

    Museums

    Parks

    • The Domain - 3000 ft
    • Hyde Park - 4000 ft

    Arboretum, Green spaces, Zoos

    • Royal Botanic Gardens - 3000 ft

    Local attractions

    • Sydney Opera House - 1.0 mi
      Level 2, Suite 203, 227 Collins St. 329 Clayton Road, Sydney
    • The National Opal Collection - 5200 ft
      60 Pitt Street, Sydney
    • Queen Victoria Building - 1.0 mi
      455 George Street, Sydney
    • Oz Jetboating Sydney Harbour - 5100 ft
      Circular Quay, Sydney
    • Steyne Park - 5200 ft
      corner of Ocean Avenue and William Street, Woollahra

    Near the hotel

    • Art Gallery of NSW - 2300 ft
      Art Gallery Rd, Sydney
    • Royal Botanic Gardens - 3400 ft
      Mrs Macquaries Rd, Sydney
    • Sydney Jewish Museum - 3900 ft
      148 Darlinghurst Road, Sydney
    • Australian Museum - 4200 ft
      6 College St, Sydney
    • The Domain - 2300 ft
      Art Gallery Road, Sydney
    • State Library of New South Wales - 3900 ft
      Macquarie Street, Sydney
    • Museum of Australian Currency Notes - 4000 ft
      65 Martin Place, Ground Floor, Sydney

    Restaurants nearby

    • China Doll - 1400 ft

      Address: 4/6 Cowper Wharf Road, Woolloomooloo
      Phone: 02 9380 6744

      79% likes this, based on 346 reviews
      Cuisine: Asian fusion, Asian, Chinese, Malaysian
      Price Range: USD 2 - USD 77

    • Typical Spanish - Catering On Site - 1600 ft

      Address: Darlinghurst
      Phone: 0420571238

      87% likes this, based on 51 reviews
      Cuisine: Spanish
      Price Range: USD 18 - USD 28

    • Busshari Japanese Restaurant - 1400 ft

      Address: 119 Macleay Street
      Phone: 61 02 9357 4555

      70% likes this, based on 54 reviews
      Cuisine: Japanese

    • Sugar Baby Cafe - 1700 ft

      Address: 1 Bourke St

      69% likes this, based on 35 reviews

    Hotel information
    • Check-in:
      from  3 pm
    • Check-out:
      until  11 am
    • Number of rooms:
      51

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    Challis Lodge Reviews

    Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Challis Lodge

    Average guest rating

    5.8out of 10
    Guest rating
    Based on 168 reviews

    Guest reviews

    • Single
      6.2

      Lovely exterior of building, really good and atmospheric location. Check-in staff really helpful.

      The rooms were disappointing. No better than a hostel. The condition of furniture and fittings were rather beyond what most ordinary modest hotels would tolerate to offer guests (and no bedside light in my room either). Room was clean though. This was by no means the cheapest hotel I have stayed in, but was for the money the most disappointing in either Australia or New Zealand

    • Older travelers
      7.0

      It was in a beautiful part of the city--apartment houses and hotels, big trees--with restaurants, shopping, atm and bus right close by. And the staff at the desk was very friendly.

      The room was tiny! But still a good value. We had a fan and a heater, an electric water pot for coffee, dishes, and a bathroom to ourselves, the bed was comfortable, and the place was very quiet.

    • Older travelers
      7.4

      Location near airport and public transport to Santa Monica and Manhattan Beach

    • Single
      10.0

      The area, as it was close to everything and easy to find transport.

      No complaints at all

    • Family with children
      5.4

      The balcony close to' bus and train

      In the family room there is no possibility to' cook and the table is little

    • Couple
      6.6

      location

      we stayed at a room without private bathroom, and the room was quite different from the pictures in booking. The share bathroom was very tiny, not confortable and far away from the room.

    • Single
      7.8

      Challis Lodge is an elegant building in a quiet, tree-lined avenue in Potts Point, a smart and trendy neighbourhood just a short walk from the centre of Kings Cross. Rooms have high ceilings, polished wood floors and facilities such as sink, fridge and TV. Bathrooms are shared and there's also a communal laundry and kitchen. Guests are not pampered with conventional hotel services, such as daily room service, though the place is kept clean and towels are changed every two days. It's a perfect place for independent travellers who simply want a relaxed and civilised place to stay.

    • Couple
      3.8

      Checking out

      The unfriendly, unhelpful staff. Fire alarm without a battery in, when a complaint was made they gave us a battery saying it was taken out because it kept beeping, however this is because the battery was flat. This would have put many hotel users at risk and in my opinion Challis Lodge should not be allowed to stay open to the public with such a fire hazard in place. This will be notified to the authorities. The staff messed us about with changing rooms because of a "lock problem" saying we had to change rooms on the last night, we didn't and they did not even realise. On our last night of staying the man on reception could barely speak any English which made communication difficult. Overall the hotel obviously doesn't care for users safety and reviews will be written on all travel websites in order to prevent other travelers having to go through this same experience. Although expectations were low for this budget hotel, the low expectations were not even met, making this hotel a disgrace to the amazing city of Sydney.

    • Group of friends
      3.2

      Location was close to the shops and night spots

      Uncomfortable beds, toilet was un-operational, not enough blankets.

    • Group of friends
      7.4

      Clean, good location & value for money, good hot shower.

      Facilities were a bit dated

    • Older travelers
      7.4

      We liked the location of the challis,nestled in the tree lined street, with beautiful facade and old world feel.Our balcony room was a real plus for us,easy access to transport ,bus to the cbd a easy 10 minute ride and amenities ,laundramat,dairy,internet,and supermarket all located within a short walk from our abode.Great value!

      the only thing I can think of is the television reception was very poor,

    • Single
      7.8

      Hair shampoo sachets would have been appreciated

    • Group of friends
      8.2

      The price is good. The room was very clean. I appreciate open windows and fresh air rather than air con.

      The room was very small and rather worn. I would have liked a microwave in the room. The kitchen was inaccessible without going out in the rain.

    • Single
      4.2

      The location was OK, short walk to the city and plenty of restaurants etc in the area

      Although it was budget accommodation I would expect basic hygiene. the fact that the room had actual mushrooms growing in it describes the overall level of cleanliness

    • Couple
      4.2

      When we were moved to a room which was more of what we expected for the price we were paying.

      The first room we were put into. Didn't find some of the staff very friendly

    How to reach hotel

    hotel Challis Lodge - Sydney Sydney location
    Show big map »

    Hotel Address:

    21-23 Challis Avenue Potts Point, Potts Point, Au, Sydney, Australia, 2011

    Get directions
    City Center
    • Sydney
      1.1 mi
    Airports
    Train Stations
    • Art Gallery of NSW
      2700 ft
    • St James Station
      4000 ft
    Underground stations
    • Wynyard Station
      1.1 mi
    Restaurants
    • China Doll (cuisine: Asian fusion, Asian, Chinese)
      1400 ft
    • Busshari Japanese Restaurant (cuisine: Japanese)
      1400 ft
    Parks
    • The Domain
      2300 ft
    Beaches
    • iVenture Card Australia
      4700 ft
    • Shark Island
      1.0 mi
    Hotel information
    • Check-in:
      from  3 pm
    • Check-out:
      until  11 am
    • Number of rooms:
      51

    Hotel Awards

    AustralianHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedSydneyChallis Lodge

    According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
    Hotels Recommended by Guests in Australia

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