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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 #50 of 64 Sydney B&B and Inns
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  • 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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37 reviews 37 reviews
29 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The whorstest hotel i've never been...the day after i decided to go away.rooms are very DIRTY and small!you do not have space for baggage and to live!there are insect and a dirty moquette..keys opens all rooms particularly the gate doorin the period i went there ( new year's eve 2013 there were works in progress and there were no security... More

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newcastle
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Several rooms booked for family trip, 3 nights in May. Absolute building site, cement mixer outside room( in back yard) lots of building materials everywhere,gritty floors covered in cement, unsafe. The bed cover was stained and really 'tired' furniture. I complained and we did receive a small discount but I'm shocked that rooms were being let in this condition.

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Melbourne, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

Sadly, had to say, I wouldn't recommend this accommodation to others unless they bring improvements in the future. Stayed there for one week, the fan in the toilet wasn't working throughout the stay so when I was taking shower, the whole room was foggy and wet. Had insects inside the room. The bed had tires on a wooden surface so... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

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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34 reviews 34 reviews
20 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

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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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

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 April 2, 2014

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
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

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 March 25, 2014

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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Address: 21-23 Challis Ave | Potts Point, Sydney, New South Wales 2011, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Challis Lodge 2*
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