Challis Lodge - Sydney

21-23 Challis Avenue Potts Point, Sydney, NSW, Australia, 2011show map
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Guest ratingBased on  172 reviews
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According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as  Best 3 Star Hotels in Australia

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Overview

The comfortable Challis Lodge is a 3-star property located in the center of Sydney.

This hotel is situated 28 km away from Kings Cross. 20 minutes' walk from Sydney city center.

Guests will find themselves a 15-minute stroll from Wynyard subway station. 15 minutes' drive from Kingsford Smith airport.

Rooms

The hotel offers 51 fashionable rooms appointed with complimentary Wi-Fi, heating, a laptop-compatible safe, LCD TV and pay TV. There are en suite bathrooms with a bathtub, a shower and free toiletries along with an electric kettle, coffee/tea makers and a fridge for self-catering.

Eat & Drink

Offering various dining options, China Doll and Sugar Baby Cafe are about 5-minute walk away.

Services

Challis Lodge offers computer equipment, a business center and printers for business guests.

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
Wi-Fi
Parking
Luggage storage
24-hour services

24-hour reception

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness centre

Laundry

Self-service laundry

TV

Flat-screen TV

Elevator

Lift

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness centre

Services

  • Housekeeping
  • Self-service laundry
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Newspaper service

Business

  • Business centre
  • Fax/Photocopying

Spa & Leisure

  • Leisure/ TV room

Room features

  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Dressing area
  • Terrace
  • Tea and coffee facilities

Bathroom

  • Bathroom
  • Shower
  • Free toiletries

Self-catering

  • Kitchen
  • Mini-fridge
  • Electric kettle

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor
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Check-infrom 3 pmFREECheck-outuntil 11 amFREE
PetsPets are not allowed.
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Location
  • Nearby
  • Restaurants
  • City landmarks
St Mary's cathedralSt Mary's cathedral3300 ft
The Royal Botanic GardensThe Royal Botanic Gardens3000 ft
The DomainThe Domain3000 ft
Art Gallery of NSWArt Gallery of NSW2300 ft
Elizabeth Bay HouseElizabeth Bay House700 ftSeven Onslow Avenue Elizabeth Bay
Woolloomooloo WharfWoolloomooloo Wharf1400 ft Sydney, New South WalesAustralia
Royal Botanic GardensRoyal Botanic Gardens2300 ftMrs Macquaries Rd
Art Gallery of New South WalesArt Gallery of New South Wales2200 ftArt Gallery Road The Domain
Kings CrossKings Cross2300 ft Sydney, New South Wales 2011Australia
The Domain The Domain 2600 ftArt Gallery Road
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China DollChina Doll1400 ft4/6 Cowper Wharf Road, Woolloomooloo
Busshari Japanese RestaurantBusshari Japanese Restaurant1400 ft119 Macleay Street
Typical Spanish - Catering On SiteTypical Spanish - Catering On Site1600 ftDarlinghurst
Sugar Baby CafeSugar Baby Cafe1700 ft1 Bourke St
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Sydney AquariumSydney Aquarium1.3 mi
Toronga ZooToronga Zoo2.4 mi
Sydney Exhibition CentreSydney Exhibition Centre1.5 mi
Queen Victoria BuildingQueen Victoria Building1.0 mi
Museum of SydneyMuseum of Sydney4300 ft
Museum of Contemporary ArtMuseum of Contemporary Art1.1 mi
Sydney ObservatorySydney Observatory1.3 mi
Powerhouse MuseumPowerhouse Museum1.6 mi
Chinese Friendship GardenChinese Friendship Garden1.4 mi
Cruising Yacht Club of Australia Cruising Yacht Club of Australia 3300 ftNew Beach Road
Mrs Macquarie\'s ChairMrs Macquarie\'s Chair3600 ftMrs Macquarie's Road The Rocks Visitors Centre
St. Mary\'s CathedralSt. Mary\'s Cathedral3700 ftSt Mary's Road & Prince Albert Road
State Library of New South WalesState Library of New South Wales3700 ftMacquarie Street
Hyde Park Barracks MuseumHyde Park Barracks Museum3700 ftMacquarie Street Queens Square
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Getting around
Airports
Kingsford Smith (SYD)5.7 mi
Sydney Bankstown (BWU)14.1 mi
Train
St James Station4000 ft
Museum Station1.0 mi
Underground
Wynyard Station1.1 mi
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Reviews
5.8
Guest ratingBased on  172  reviews
  • 6.2
    Good

    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

  • 7.0
    Very good

    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.

  • 7.4
    Very good

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

  • 10.0
    Exceptional

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

    No complaints at all

  • 5.4
    Guest rating

    The balcony close to' bus and train

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

  • 6.6
    Good

    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.

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    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.

  • 3.8
    Guest rating

    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.

  • 3.2
    Guest rating

    Location was close to the shops and night spots

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

  • 7.4
    Very good

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

    Facilities were a bit dated

  • 7.4
    Very good

    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,

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    Hair shampoo sachets would have been appreciated

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    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.

  • 4.2
    Guest rating

    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

  • 4.2
    Guest rating

    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

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Highlights
6
Guest ratingBased on  172 reviews
Hotel Awards

According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as  Best 3 Star Hotels in Australia

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Good to know
Check-infrom 3 pmFREECheck-outuntil 11 amFREE
PetsPets are not allowed.
Cancellation
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Getting around
Airports
Kingsford Smith (SYD)5.7 mi
Sydney Bankstown (BWU)14.1 mi
Train
St James Station4000 ft
Museum Station1.0 mi
Underground
Wynyard Station1.1 mi
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