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
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
  • 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

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • 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

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Telephone
  • Radio

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

Check-in

  • from  3 pm

Check-out

  • until  11 am

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

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Small Double Room
Bed type: Double bed
Size: 130 sq. feet
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  • Shower
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    Double Room
    Bed type: Queen-size bed or King-size bed
    Size: 195 sq. feet
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    • Shower
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      King Room
      Bed type: King-size bed
      Size: 195 sq. feet
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        Queen Room
        Bed type: Queen-size bed
        Size: 165 sq. feet
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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
          • 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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