Challis Lodge - Sydney

21 Challis Avenue | City Of Sydney, Sydney, Australia, 2011  show map
 2 stars
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Challis Lodge - Sydney

 Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

 24-Hour

24-hour reception

 Check-in/Check-out

Express check-in/-out

 Fitness/Gym

Fitness center

 Meeting facilities

Business center

 No Smoking

Non-smoking rooms

 Pets

No pets allowed

 Shuttle

Paid shuttle service

Overview

Situated close to a beach, the lovely Challis Lodge offers 51 comfortable guestrooms with views of Woolloomooloo Bay.

Guests can reach such landmarks as Sydney Harbour, Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House in a 20-minute walk. The hotel is approximately 5 minutes' walk from Kings Cross and Potts Point.

The hotel offers central location close to a harbour.

10 minutes' drive from Kingsford Smith airport and 5 minutes' walk to Art Gallery of NSW train station.

Rooms

The rooms in Challis Lodge come with individual climate control, LCD flat-screen TV, ironing facilities, a seating area and a dressing area. They feature en suite bathrooms with a shower, bath sheets and a hairdryer.

Services

There are such business facilities as a business center and a copier on the premises.

Relax

Such sports activities as golf and cricket are provided on-site.

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
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk

Bathroom

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

Kitchen facilities

  • Kitchenette
  • Mini-fridge
  • Electric kettle

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Telephone
  • Radio

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

Check-In

  • from  2 pm

Check-Out

  • until  10 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 Challis Avenue | City Of Sydney, Sydney, Australia, 2011

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City Center
  • Sydney
    1.1 mi
Airports
Train Stations
  • Circular Quay Station
    1.0 mi
  • Museum Station
    1.0 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  2 pm
  • Check-Out:
    until  10 am
  • Number of rooms:
    51

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Rooms and availability

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Small Double Room
Bed type: Double bed
Size: 130 sq. feet
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  • Air conditioning
  • Private bathroom
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Room facilities
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    Small Suite
    Bed type: Double bed
    Size: 130 sq. feet
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    • Air conditioning
    • Private bathroom
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    The small double room features a digital LCD TV, a fridge and a small en suite bathroom.

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      Double Room
      Bed type: King-size bed or Queen-size bed
      Size: 195 sq. feet
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      • Private bathroom
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      This stylish modern king room features a digital LCD TV, a fridge and a small en suite bathroom.

      Room facilities
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        Modern Suite
        Bed type: King-size bed or Queen-size bed
        Size: 195 sq. feet
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        • Air conditioning
        • Private bathroom
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        This stylish modern king room features a digital LCD TV, a fridge and a small en suite bathroom.

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          How to reach hotel

          hotel Challis Lodge - Sydney Sydney location
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          Hotel Address:

          21 Challis Avenue | City Of Sydney, Sydney, Australia, 2011

          Get directions
          City Center
          • Sydney
            1.1 mi
          Airports
          Train Stations
          • Circular Quay Station
            1.0 mi
          • Museum Station
            1.0 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  2 pm
          • Check-Out:
            until  10 am
          • Number of rooms:
            51

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          What's nearby

          Tourist attractions

          • St Mary's cathedral - 3300 ft
          • hogarth gallery - 5000 ft

          Popular areas

          Places of interest

          • Woolloomooloo Wharf - 1400 ft
          • Lady Macquarie's Chair - 3000 ft
          • The Sydney Mint - 3700 ft
          • NSW Parliament House - 3700 ft
          • St Mary's Catholic Cathedral - 3700 ft
          • Old Supreme Court Building - 4300 ft
          • Government House Sydney - 4600 ft
          • Pylon Lookout - 4600 ft
          • Fort Denison - 5000 ft

          Train stations

          • Circular Quay Station - 5000 ft
          • Museum Station - 5000 ft

          Shopping areas

          • Pitt Street Mall - 5000 ft
          • Galeries Victoria - 1.0 mi

          Historical sites

          • Government House - 4600 ft

          Museums

          Parks

          Arboretum, Green spaces, Zoos

          • Royal Botanic Gardens - 3000 ft

          Marina

          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 (QVB) - 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  2 pm
          • Check-Out:
            until  10 am
          • Number of rooms:
            51

          Hotel Awards

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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

          Individual 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 Challis Avenue | City Of Sydney, Sydney, Australia, 2011

          Get directions
          City Center
          • Sydney
            1.1 mi
          Airports
          Train Stations
          • Circular Quay Station
            1.0 mi
          • Museum Station
            1.0 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  2 pm
          • Check-Out:
            until  10 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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