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
Parking

No parking

Luggage storage
24-hour

24-hour check-in

24-hour reception

24-hour business center

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

The hotel provides modern rooms including king room, small double room and double room. They are equipped with complimentary wireless internet, a laptop-compatible safe, pay television, LCD TV and heating. They also feature en suite bathrooms fitted with a bathtub, a shower and free toiletries.

Eat & Drink

China Doll and Typical Spanish serve a selection of meals within 450 meters from the venue.

Services

Guests can make use of 24-hour front desk, laundry and ironing service as well as a baggage storage, a designated place for smoking 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

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

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

Room facilities

  • In-room air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Dressing area
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities

Bathroom

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

Self-catering

  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Electric kettle

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Telephone
  • Radio

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

Check-in

  • from  3 pm

Check-out

  • until  11 am

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
  • St James Station
    4000 ft
  • Museum Station
    1.0 mi
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

Small Double Room
Bed type: Double bed
Size: 130 sq. feet
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King Room
Bed type: King-size bed
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  • Air conditioning
  • Shower
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    Queen Room
    Bed type: Queen-size bed
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      How to reach hotel

      hotel Challis Lodge - Sydney Sydney location
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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
      • St James Station
        4000 ft
      • Museum Station
        1.0 mi
      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

      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

      Monuments and Landmarks

      Museums

      Parks

      Arboretum, Green spaces, Zoos

      • Royal Botanic Gardens - 3000 ft

      Galleries

      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
      • St James Station
        4000 ft
      • Museum Station
        1.0 mi
      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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