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“IBIS budget (previously formula 1)” 1 of 5 bubbles
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Ibis budget Sydney East
Ranked #120 of 179 Hotels in Sydney
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“IBIS budget (previously formula 1)”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2014

We needed to stay in this area for convenience of the car rental and to visit friends.....I wish we'd forked out a little extra and stayed somewhere better, but I thought 'it's an Accor hotel, it will be fine'..... Well I was wrong!
We paid $189 a night and for that we got a dingy, pokey room with no air flow which made it feel very claustrophobic.
The bathroom was tiny and filthy, it had two well used towels and half a roll of toilet paper.
I was greatful for the rubber mattress topper on the bed as I witnessed another quest paying a woman as she left (William st is where a lot of prostitutes pick up business). The sheets were well worn and had holes all over them. The bed was on wheels and every time we would move it came away from the wall.
The walls were badly marked and stained.
I felt disgusted by the state of the place and furious at the amount of money we paid to stay here (I wouldn't have even written this review if we had only paid $89 a night).
Last but not least the security of the hotel left a little to be desired, there were junkies coming and going at all hours who would all hang at the front door smoking and going through the bins in the rear lane way.
We have stayed at a number of Accor hotels in Australia, NZ and Bali but unfortunately this representation of they're brand has left us very disappointed and I would definately think twice about staying at any of they're hotels in the future.

  • Stayed March 2014
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2014

Location was very good, close to everything. & very close to trains. Room was tiny, dirty & smelly. Once air con was started up the smell did seem to go. Noise is a factor in this hotel as its so close to Kings x & major road outside. Only thing is we were on a hol to see the sights... not sit in our room so it was fine for what we needed. Expensive for service you get!!
Overall I wouldn't stay here again or recommend it to anyone else!

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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with friends
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2014

Really disappointed with our recent stay, now known as Ibis Budget Sydney East hotel, room was ok, they don even provide tissue papers, for 4 nights can't even get a hair dryer dispite asking the reception every day. Getting up to the hotel from the main road is quite a issue as there is no lift.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
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Ajith R, Front Office Manager at Ibis budget Sydney East, responded to this review, 30 March 2014
We appreciate your feedback, and we regret that you have had difficulty during your stay at IBIS Budget Sydney East.Thank you for taking the time to bring this to our attention. We will take necessary actions to avoid such circumstances in the future. Again, thank you for the valuable feedback.
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Additional Information about Ibis budget Sydney East

Property: Ibis budget Sydney East
Address: 191 - 201 William St | Kings Cross, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia (Formerly Formule 1 Sydney East)
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney > Darlinghurst
Amenities:
Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #120 of 179 Hotels in Sydney
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Ibis budget Sydney East 3*
Number of rooms: 115
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located just 5 minutes from the Sydney CBD in the cosmopolitan East Sydney, Formule 1 Sydney East is the ideal inner city budget accommodation. The lively area boasts a huge range of restaurants, bars and clubs; and is within walking distance to the city, Sydney shopping, museums, art galleries, Hyde Park and the colourful Oxford Street.From the close by train station, Bondi Junction, Circular Quay and many more attractions are only a few stops away. Rooms feature a queen size bed with single or double bunk, twin beds or quad share rooms and all have a private en-suite bathroom, air-conditioning and LCD TV's. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
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Formule 1 Kings Cross Sydney

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