Challis Lodge - Sydney

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

Wi-Fi
Parking
Luggage storage
24-hour

24-hour check-in

24-hour reception

24-hour business center

Shuttle

Paid shuttle service

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness center

Laundry

Self-service laundry

TV

Flat-screen TV

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

General

  • Non-smoking property
  • 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
  • Mobile phone network

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness center

Services

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

Meeting facilities

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

Leisure facilities

  • Garden area
  • Leisure/ TV room

Room facilities

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

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Room toiletries

Self-catering

  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Electric kettle

Media

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

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT

Check-in from 3 pm FREE
Check-out until 11 am FREE

Children and extra beds

There are no extra beds provided in a room. 

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

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Hotel Address:

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

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City Center
  • Sydney
    1.7 km
Airports
  • Kingsford Smith (SYD)
    9.1 km
Train Stations
  • St James Station
    1.2 km
  • Museum Station
    1.6 km
Underground stations
  • Wynyard Station
    1.8 km
Restaurants
  • China Doll (cuisine: Asian fusion, Asian, Chinese)
    420 m
  • Busshari Japanese Restaurant (cuisine: Japanese)
    400 m
Parks
  • Royal Botanic Gardens
    700 m
Beaches
  • iVenture Card Australia
    1.4 km
  • Shark Island
    1.6 km
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of rooms:
    51

Hotel Awards

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Best 3 Star Hotels in Australia

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Rooms and availability

Challis Lodge photos Room
Small Double Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Shower
    • Private bathroom
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Work desk
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Carpeted floor
  • Telephone
  • Accessible by lift
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Dining:Electric kettle
  • Refrigerator
  • Glassware
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
Room Description:

The small double room features a digital LCD TV, a fridge and a small en suite bathroom. 500 MB of free WiFi is provided per day.

Challis Lodge photos Room
Small Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Shower
    • Private bathroom
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Work desk
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Carpeted floor
  • Telephone
  • Accessible by lift
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Dining:Electric kettle
  • Refrigerator
  • Glassware
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
Room Description:

The small double room features a digital LCD TV, a fridge and a small en suite bathroom. 500 MB of free WiFi is provided per day.

Challis Lodge photos Room
Queen Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Queen-size bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Shower
    • Private bathroom
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Work desk
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Carpeted floor
  • Telephone
  • Accessible by lift
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Dining:Electric kettle
  • Refrigerator
  • Glassware
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
Room Description:

This queen room has a digital LCD TV, a fridge and a small en suite bathroom. 500 MB of free WiFi is provided per day.

Challis Lodge photos Room
King Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Shower
    • Private bathroom
    • Balcony
    • + More
  • General:Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Carpeted floor
  • Telephone
  • Accessible by lift
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Sofa
  • Extra long beds
  • Dining:Electric kettle
  • Refrigerator
  • Glassware
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
Room Description:

The balcony king room offers ceiling-high glass doors, an opening to a balcony looking out over the tree-lined Challis Avenue. These rooms feature a seating area, digital LCD TV, fridge and en suite bathroom. 500 MB of free WiFi is provided per day.

Economy Double Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

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Room Description:

Standard|Economy Room

Challis Lodge Location

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What's nearby

Tourist attractions

  • St Mary's cathedral1.0 km

Popular areas

  • Potts Point100 m
  • Kings Cross500 m
  • Darlinghurst Road, Kings Cross500 m
  • Darlinghurst Road, Kings Cross500 m
  • Crown St1.0 km
  • Crown St1.0 km

Places of interest

  • Woolloomooloo Wharf400 m
  • Lady Macquarie's Chair900 m
  • NSW Parliament House1.1 km
  • The Sydney Mint1.1 km
  • St Mary's Catholic Cathedral1.1 km
  • Old Supreme Court Building1.3 km

Train stations

  • St James Station1.1 km

Monuments and Landmarks

  • Woolloomooloo Wharf400 m
  • Sydney Conservatorium of Music1.1 km
  • NSW Parliament House1.1 km
  • The Sydney Mint1.1 km
  • Old Supreme Court Building1.3 km

Museums

  • Australian Museum1.2 km
  • Hyde Park Barracks Museum1.2 km
  • Museum of Sydney1.3 km

Parks

  • The Domain900 m
  • The Royal Botanic Gardens900 m
  • The Domain900 m
  • Hyde Park Sydney1.2 km
  • Hyde Park1.2 km

Arboretum, Green spaces, Zoos

  • Royal Botanic Gardens900 m

Galleries

  • Art Gallery of NSW700 m

Local attractions

  • Sydney Opera House1.6 km
    Level 2, Suite 203, 227 Collins St. 329 Clayton Road, Sydney
  • Grand Post Office (GPO) Sydney1.5 km
    Martin Place, George and Pitt Streets
  • Customs House1.5 km
    Sydney Customs House 31 Alfred St Circular Quay
  • Sydney Harbour1.7 km
    Sydney, New South WalesAustralia
  • Martin Place1.5 km
    Between Macquarie and George Sts.

Near the hotel

  • Elizabeth Bay House200 m
    Seven Onslow Avenue Elizabeth Bay
  • Royal Botanic Gardens700 m
    Mrs Macquaries Rd
  • Kings Cross680 m
    Sydney, New South Wales 2011Australia
  • Cruising Yacht Club of Australia 990 m
    New Beach Road
  • Woolloomooloo Wharf420 m
    Sydney, New South WalesAustralia
  • Art Gallery of New South Wales660 m
    Art Gallery Road The Domain
  • The Domain 790 m
    Art Gallery Road

Restaurants nearby

  • China Doll420 m

    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: INR 128 - INR 4 933

  • Typical Spanish - Catering On Site470 m

    Address: Darlinghurst
    Phone: 0420571238

    87% likes this, based on 51 reviews
    Cuisine: Spanish
    Price Range: INR 1 153 - INR 1 794

  • Busshari Japanese Restaurant400 m

    Address: 119 Macleay Street
    Phone: 61 02 9357 4555

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

  • Sugar Baby Cafe500 m

    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

Hotel Awards

AustralianHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedSydneyChallis Lodge

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

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  • St Leonards hotels - 5 km
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  • Surry Hills hotels - 3 km
  • Camperdown hotels - 3 km
  • Coogee hotels - 7 km
  • Wolli Creek hotels - 8 km
  • Summer Hill hotels - 7 km
  • Cockatoo Island hotels - 4 km

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, Sydney, Australia, 2011

Get directions
City Center
  • Sydney
    1.7 km
Airports
  • Kingsford Smith (SYD)
    9.1 km
Train Stations
  • St James Station
    1.2 km
  • Museum Station
    1.6 km
Underground stations
  • Wynyard Station
    1.8 km
Restaurants
  • China Doll (cuisine: Asian fusion, Asian, Chinese)
    420 m
  • Busshari Japanese Restaurant (cuisine: Japanese)
    400 m
Parks
  • Royal Botanic Gardens
    700 m
Beaches
  • iVenture Card Australia
    1.4 km
  • Shark Island
    1.6 km
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
Best 3 Star Hotels in Australia

Use Badge