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“Shabby ibis with NO WIFI”

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Ibis budget Sydney East
Ranked #118 of 178 Hotels in Sydney
Reading, England, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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“Shabby ibis with NO WIFI”
Reviewed 28 August 2014 via mobile

Stayed for 6 nights.
Very poor sound insulation, can clearly hear the next room conversation.
Wall, Celling and bathroom tiles look very dirty.
The placement of TV is seriously a mistake. It either impossible to watch it at the table or on the bed.

The water pressure of shower head is very small. While the flushing of the toilet is too strong.

NO WIFI.

Upper floors seemed a little but better.

  • Stayed August 2014
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Reviewed 23 August 2014

Spent 2 nights in the hotel, good location on William street and two blocks to Kings Cross club area. Vending machine all around the hotel, a small lounge available for BBK at price of 9$ per person. Staff was very friendly, airport shuttle bus comes to the hotel every 30 mins for pick up/ drop off at price of 12$ per person. There is a bus station cross the street for hop on hop off bus which is great tool for explorin Sydney at cost of 60$ 48 hours.

Room was basic but good for the price, try to ask for a room not to the street side otherwise can't really sleep well from the traffic. The hotel doesn't provide wifi but only a computer available at the reception for internet and printing needs at cost of 2$ per 20 mins which wasn't too bad at all

Room Tip: take the hop on and off bus is highly recommemded, it takes you to everywhere you need in the city.
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Perth, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 August 2014

It is very close to "red light zone". Night clubs around. It is impossible to sleep because of traffic. Facilities in the room are terrible. There is no hair dryer, no tea/coffer bar. If you want some hot water, you need to go down to the dinning room and get it yourself.
Very bad conditions!!!!!

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with family
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3 Thank Sophia C
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While the rooms are basic, they are what you pay for. Ibis Budget provided friends and myself the cheapest accommodation around that was only a short walk to a nearby train station and food. In addition the staff were friendly and checking in and out was easy.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2014

This hotel was situated near a night club, meaning it was very noisy. However the situation of the hotel was good as you were close to the subway station and some nice restaurants. The room was clean, and it also came with a complimentary breakfast, this was basic, but decent.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 29 July 2014 via mobile

Room on William street impossible to sleep due to traffic (windows frames with one centimeter air). Bugs in the bathroom!!! Wifi signal only at reception and very expensive. The PC at 2dollars for 20 minutes and not working. After two nights room changed, bad and very small. Absolutely not to reccomend!!!

  • Stayed July 2014
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Ajith R, Front Office Manager at Ibis budget Sydney East, responded to this review, 31 July 2014
Dear Sir/Madam,

We appreciate your feedback, and we regret that you have had difficulty during your stay at IBIS budget. 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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Reviewed 28 July 2014

I thought it was horrible, I paid AUD 214 for three nights, I appreciate its budget but this was just terrible. Dirty walls and windows, dirty toilet, dust on the TV, broken fitments, graffiti on the walls, halls stank of cigarettes. The bed was OK, there is also a bunk for kids, the room looked like a prison cell.
The desk staff were very nice and helpful, I could not fault them.
There is a $12 shuttle bus that runs around all the local hotels, I hour to the airport, but it was OK. There is a $9 buffet breakfast. WIFI is not free and expensive too.
Its budget yes, but come on IBIS you are an International chain, you need to up your game!!!

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled on business
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Ajith R, Front Office Manager at Ibis budget Sydney East, responded to this review, 31 July 2014
Dear Sir/Madam,

We appreciated your valuable comments and assure you that the next time you visit our hotel you will be offered a better service. Thank you for the valuable feedback.

Kind Regards,
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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 #118 of 178 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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