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Hotel Challis

3.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Great Value, very good location, in potts points, surrounded by cafes and shops and easy access to public transport. Close to Sydney CBD. The Hotel is kept in good conditions and the staff is very helpful.

Great location for where we needed to be. Very clean. Good service. Room/bathroom was very small. But we didn’t spend much time there so was fine for what we needed. We would stay there again and recommend it to friends.

Bit tricky when we checked in- given an already occupied room, after 10pm arrival so occupant not super happy. Nowhere to fill large water bottle. Location great, rooms clean wifi limited but ok. Extra $ to check out 2 hours later unless you book on their website.

The hotel was average but I disappointed with the communication of the female staff who was French but would not help us or let us communicate with a manager.Our money was not refunded by the hotel and even our booking agent explained to them.The curtains you could see through no privacy and we had to upgrade to a better room. I was very unhappy and i don't think I would return.You should always try to help and accomadate a customer so they will come back.I think the staff lady was very unfair and she should have called a manager to interveen so they would have been so sought of compremise.

Good location but a bit of a hike from kings cross down to the city, and not something I would do of a night, a taxi ride without a doubt once the sun goes down!..... There is a marina close by which is very nice with bars and restaurants and also you have kings cross itself which the hotel is well away from the seedy side. The hotel itself is a beautiful period building with a laundry room which came in very handy. The rooms are very small, something which if you intended on spending an extended period in there, would be an issue, but for explorers like ourselves, it wasn’t!!! The hotel wasn’t the cheapest we seen in Sydney, but worth what we paid 100% The staff were very friendly and rooms kept clean and tidy, along with the hotel itself which was immaculate!

Found staff at reception not very co'operative and as unhelpful as they could be We didn't get a room on the top floor which we ask for we were on the back of the property that overlooked a school yard so early in the morning we could hear chidren doing what they do making a noise We found the room and hotel to be clean and tidy but the room was on the small side One big problem for us was when we came back to our room after being out all day at around 10 the door was propped open with a towel i guess by the cleaners who were long time finished their shift luckily for us nothing was taken . We said to the reception staff about this and we got the impression that they wasnt really bothered

Hotel Challis was a welcome stop in our travels around Sydney. My wife and I stayed for two nights and enjoyed the peace and quite, while having very convenient access to world class dining in every direction - all within walking distance from our room! Overall, a great boutique hotel experience in the middle of a busy city that didn't break our budget.

Planning a trip to Australia, how do you pick a hotel? Read reviews, some people will put down a perfect place for rediculios reasons. This I found with Hotel Challis! Yes the rooms are small, but, your not going to live there for ever. We found the staff very helpful the place had been immaculately restored (3 row houses turned into a hotel. The rooms are air conditioned and well appointed. The facility was spotless . The hotel was tucked away on a nice quiet street in a bustling city within walking distance of the City harbour, Harbour bridge, Botanical gardens and the Opera house. Very convenient and would not hesitate to come back here.

The hotel is very well maintained all public areas spotless. The king balcony room was well appointed comfortable clean bed with nice bedding. Bathroom clean and good powerful shower. Laundry room is a good

Friendly check in on arrival and room was ideal for a couple. Very comfy bed. Location great for us we walked through the botanical gardens to get to city centre. Tea & coffee facilities in room and water fountain in lounge. No restaurant on site but so many to choose from nearby. Would stay here again when returning to Sydney.

21-23 Challis Avenue Potts Point NSW

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • 24-hour business center
  • Laundry facilities
  • 24-hour front desk

Hotel Challis places you within a 15-minute stroll of popular sights such as Woolloomooloo Wharf and The Domain. This 55-room, 3.5-star hotel welcomes guests with in-room amenities like refrigerators, electric kettles, and LCD TVs. Royal Botanic Gardens and St Mary's Cathedral are also nearby.


All of Hotel Challis's 55 air-conditioned rooms provide refrigerators, electric kettles, and phones. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and LCD TVs. Bathrooms offer rainfall showers, hair dryers, and free toiletries. Desks are also available.

Property features

Renovated in 2015, Hotel Challis offers free WiFi in public areas, a 24-hour business center, and a computer station. The front desk is staffed 24 hours a day to help with luggage storage and tours/tickets. Additional amenities include express check-in, free newspapers, and laundry facilities.

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

27.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 857 reviews