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Challis Lodge

2.0 of 5 Small Hotel   |   21-23 Challis Ave | Potts Point, Sydney, New South Wales 2011, Australia
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Ranked #49 of 64 Sydney B&B and Inns
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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Melbourne, Australia
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I stayed at Challis Lodge for 11 nights in April. I had a late check in and was greated by a friendly man at the door. As I walked in the door I saw a sign saying that the lodge was undergoing renovations and that there 'MAY' be noise between 8:30am and 5pm. As I got further inside the door... More

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Sydney, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

DON’T DO IT, NO MATTER YOUR BUDGET RESTRAINTS! The words hideous and third world country standards come to mind. In fact, they’d probably be better. The images of this property on all accommodation websites must have been taken 20-40 years ago when this place actually held up even a minimal standard. THE ROOMS IMAGES ARE OLD AND WRONG! The walls... More

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Valparaiso, Florida
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The rooms- though clean- are very old, shabby, and VERY tiny; not really what their online photos represent. Our bathroom plumbing leaked, making the floor always wet. Since the shower and the toilet make up ONE tiny closet-sized room, it would likely be wet anyway. However, the lack of A/C (very humid), and the low-end hostel effect of the room,... More

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Ashby de la Zouch, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My daughter had paid for three nights at Challis Lodge based on a previous stay. However the Lodge was undergoing renovations which stated work started at 8am, it acutally started at 7.05am and our room was right next to the work storeroom. Our room smelt musty, the bathroom ceiling leaked from the room above and water constantly dripped onto our... More

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Melbourne, Australia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very good value accommodation, clean, very helpful staff and brilliant location. Would definitely recommend this to others staying in Sydney & would stay there again! Easy Walking distance to city centre.

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Berlin, Germany
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I booked two rooms in two guesthouses only 1 minute away from each other. The Challis Lodge is the one I booked for my parents. When they arrived they realised the hotel is a building site (March 2014) and were informed it could get a bit louder (builders would be there between 7am and 5pm). They kind of accepted it... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I actually didnt mind this hotel. I think that the website was actually very on par with what we got. Its no 5 star accomodation, but its located in a good area, walking distance to the CBD, Harbour Bridge and Opera, room was clean, bathrrom was clean, had everything you needed - I'd stay again.

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Sydney, Australia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

I booked this place to stay for a few days straight after my wedding. Judging by the website and images, I thought it should be fine even though it will be a bit old. When I arrived, the outside is as advertised. However, I didn't anticipate that there will be renovations done. So okay, I can handle that as long... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

We stayed here for a week Initially we booked the rooms which did not have attached bathrooms and I found them very small. We shifted to new room with attached bathrooms which was decent. The staff was very friendly and they shifted us without any problems. King's cross station is about 5-10 minutes walk. Would not recommend for family stay,... More

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Sydney, Australia
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014 via mobile

I have never stayed such a worst budget hotel in my life. Especially they are under renovation and construction team will start making noise 7am - 5pm (hacking, drilling, etc) Construction people talk shouting around and pass through our room. Extremely noisy. Room lighting only provide a yellow color 5watts bulb, the room luminaire so bad. No wifi, no heater,... More

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Also Known As:
Challis Hotel
Challis Hotel Sydney
Address: 21-23 Challis Ave | Potts Point, Sydney, New South Wales 2011, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney
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Ranked #49 of 64 B&Bs / Inns in Sydney
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Hotel Class:2 star — Challis Lodge 2*
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