Challis Lodge

2 stars
21-23 Challis Avenue, Potts Point, Sydney, NS 2011
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.8
out of 5
22 reviews
Early check in and late check

Early check in and late check out made this trip more comfortable. No need to wander the streets... See full review

  • john
  • Jun 22, 2011
Second time I stayed here and

Second time I stayed here and enjoyed it again. See full review

  • Anonymous
  • May 4, 2011
Challis Lodge in Potts Point, is a budget guest house close to major Sydney attractions like the Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour. PLEASE NOTE: IMPORTANT: Challis Lodge is currently undergoing extensive refurbishment and renovations. Construction noise may occur between 8am-5pm Monday-Friday. Please take this into account when making your accommodation decisions. If noise is an issue for you, we recommend booking The Maisonette Hotel or Macleay Lodge, both of which are within metres of Challis Lodge.

Hotel Map

-33.869 151.2247
Area served
Sydney.
Nearby airports
Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport.
Area description
Sydney.

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Challis Lodge Rooms

Single Standard
The Single Standard room includes a comfortable single bed with shared bathroom facilities. The room also features a television, bar fridge and tea and coffee facilities.
Double Standard
The Double Standard room includes a comfortable double bed with shared bathroom facilities. The room also features a television, bar fridge and tea and coffee facilities.
Twin Standard
The Twin Standard room includes two comfortable single beds with shared bathroom facilities. The room also features a television, bar fridge and tea and coffee facilities.
Double Ensuite
The Double En-suite includes a comfortable double bed with an en-suite bathroom. The room also features a television, bar fridge and tea and coffee facilities.
Twin Ensuite
The Twin Room includes two comfortable single beds with an en-suite bathroom. The room also features a television, bar fridge and tea and coffee facilities.
Family Room
The Family Room for 3 people includes a double bed and one or two single beds with an en-suite bathroom. The room also features a television and a private balcony. Tea and coffee facilities are also included as well as a bar fridge.
Single Ensuite
The Single En-suite includes a comfortable single bed with an en-suite bathroom. The room also features a television, bar fridge and tea and coffee facilities.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Internet
WiFi
Parking
Parking

Nearby points of interest

  • Elizabeth Bay House: 0.2 mi
  • Art Gallery of New South Wales: 0.4 mi
  • El Alamein Fountain: 0.6 mi
  • Royal Botanic Gardens: 0.6 mi
  • St Mary's Cathedral: 0.7 mi
  • State Library of New South Wales: 0.7 mi
  • Hyde Park Barracks: 0.7 mi
  • Parliament House: 0.7 mi
  • Sydney Mint: 0.7 mi
  • Sydney Hospital: 0.7 mi
  • Australian Museum: 0.8 mi
  • Government House: 0.8 mi
  • Museum of Sydney: 0.9 mi
  • Great Synagogue: 0.9 mi
  • Sydney Tower: 0.9 mi
  • Elizabeth Bay House: 0.2 mi
  • Art Gallery of New South Wales: 0.4 mi
  • El Alamein Fountain: 0.6 mi
  • Royal Botanic Gardens: 0.6 mi
  • St Mary's Cathedral: 0.7 mi
  • State Library of New South Wales: 0.7 mi
  • Hyde Park Barracks: 0.7 mi
  • Parliament House: 0.7 mi
  • Sydney Mint: 0.7 mi
  • Sydney Hospital: 0.7 mi
  • Australian Museum: 0.8 mi
  • Government House: 0.8 mi
  • Museum of Sydney: 0.9 mi
  • Great Synagogue: 0.9 mi
  • Sydney Tower: 0.9 mi
  • ANZAC War Memorial: 0.9 mi
  • Customs House: 0.9 mi
  • Sydney Opera House: 0.9 mi
  • Pitt Street Mall: 1 mi
  • General Post Office: 1 mi
  • Wentworth Park: 1 mi
  • Sydney Wildlife World: 1 mi
  • Queen Victoria Building: 1.1 mi
  • Museum of Contemporary Art: 1.1 mi
  • Town Hall: 1.1 mi
  • Capitol Theatre: 1.3 mi
  • Sydney Aquarium: 1.3 mi
  • Belmore Park: 1.3 mi
  • Sydney Observatory: 1.3 mi
  • Harbour Bridge: 1.3 mi
  • IMAX Theater: 1.4 mi
  • Chinese Garden of Friendship: 1.4 mi
  • Pyrmont Bridge: 1.4 mi
  • Sydney Football Stadium: 1.4 mi
  • Sydney Entertainment Centre: 1.4 mi
  • Australian National Maritime Museum: 1.5 mi
  • Sydney Cricket Ground: 1.5 mi
  • Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre: 1.5 mi
  • Powerhouse Museum: 1.6 mi
  • Fox Studios Australia: 1.6 mi
  • Luna Park Sydney: 1.7 mi
  • Bradleys Head Fortification Complex: 1.7 mi
  • University of Technology: 1.7 mi
  • Star City Casino: 1.7 mi
  • Sydney Fish Market: 1.9 mi

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1400
Check-out:
1000

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz

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Guest Reviews (22)

Ratings and reviews for Challis Lodge

Overall score

3.8 / 5
5.01.0
22 out of 22
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3.4
Hotel staff:
3.5
Room comfort:
2
Location:
4.3
Value:
3.8

82% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Challis Lodge

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Not Provided
Nov 4, 2010

Staff were very friendly. The

Staff were very friendly. The room was fine, but a little small. It would be quite hot in Summer, but was fine in October.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
No rating
Location:
4
Value:
4
Review of Challis Lodge

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Not Provided
Nov 2, 2010

I booked a single room with shared

I booked a single room with shared bathroom/toilet facilities but was not aware that there was only one bathroom/toilet per area. Gaining access to the bathroom proved to be quite a challenge in the mornings due to the high demand. If you need to go somewhere in the morning and want to use the toilet or shower beforehand you need to build in sufficient time to allow you to wait for access unless you are planning on getting up before the rush or using it after the rush. The rooms have paper thin walls so any movement in adjoining rooms, exiting or accessing these or the watching of TV is very apparent and will disturb most people's sleep. There was a TV on al night in the room adjoining me on one night and I would have been lucky to have got 3 hours sleep. The rooms are clean and come with a sink, crockery and cutlery and a bar fridge. They represent reasonable value if you are prepared to put up with the limitations that I have just mentioned.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
No rating
Location:
4
Value:
4
Review of Challis Lodge

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Troy
Not Provided
Apr 5, 2010

Best budget accommodation that

Best budget accommodation that I have stayed in. Small but functional room was quiet at night, found the staff friendly and located at Potts Point so easy to get to the city and eastern beaches. Will definitely stay there again I need cheap accommodation in Sydney.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
No rating
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Challis Lodge

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Not Provided
Mar 8, 2010

a pleasant hotel in the lower

a pleasant hotel in the lower price bracket - no elevators for older people but facilities and service adequate.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
No rating
Location:
3
Value:
4
Review of Challis Lodge

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Not Provided
Nov 29, 2009

The service was good.The hotel

The service was good.The hotel staff were polite and courteous.Rooms were neat and clean, but no internet.The location is not far from the city.So, it is a good place to stay for a budget traveller.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
No rating
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of Challis Lodge

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
john
Not Provided
Oct 18, 2009

Good price room with cooking facilities

Good price room with cooking facilities and balcony. Bus service at end of road and short walk to Kings Cross area. Supermarket close by.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
No rating
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Challis Lodge

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
jankerry
Not Provided
Sep 10, 2009

we fully enjoyed out stay at Challis

we fully enjoyed out stay at Challis Lodge. excellant location -in the city, great internet rates, and we were also lucky enough to be upgraded at a very cheap rate. we paln on returning.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
No rating
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Challis Lodge

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Not Provided
Jul 11, 2009

If there have a renovation for

If there have a renovation for the whole building and fix some air con, that will be more good. SOmemore, if there have private facilities, that will be the best.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
No rating
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of Challis Lodge

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
John
Not Provided
Jun 24, 2009

Usual good service and breakfast

Usual good service and breakfast as a bonus.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
No rating
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Challis Lodge

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
tetsuo
Not Provided
May 31, 2011

思っていたより狭かったですが、2人なので不都合はなかったです

思っていたより狭かったですが、2人なので不都合はなかったです。部屋の所々に古い感じはありましたが、手入れはされていて汚いとは思わなかったです。ただ、シャワールームのカーテンにカビがついていたのが嫌でした。 あと、タオルを交換してくれる日と交換してくれない日があって、そこはよくわかりませんでした。レセプションに行って、交換してと言えばすぐに換えてくれました。 時期が秋の初め頃だったので過ごしやすかったですが、エアコンがないので真冬と真夏は厳しいかもしれません。窓は1つしかなく、風通しがよくないで 。 全体的な意見としては、6泊しましたがうるさくなくて静かだったので過ごしやすかったです。駅からも歩いて10分弱なのでアクセスも良いし、すぐ近くにスーパーがあってとても便利です。

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
No rating
Location:
4
Value:
5
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