Stayed there with my partner as we were going out in Kings Cross that night, so we thought that it would be close by - and it looked relatively new from the outside. We didnt expect much beacuse of the price, but it was a truly awful stay.
Once we arrived we were told that they had checked for our booking (made on [--]), and that they could not check it until the manager arrived - an hour later. So we just waited around until then.
Once in the room, we found it to be dirty, small and old. Basically, i came to the conclusion that its main purpose would be for a cheap room for the working ladies on the cross.
The airconditioner was HUGE and LOUD, the bathroom was bigger than the actual room, and you could hear evryting going on in the corridors - word for word.
The next morning at 7am, despite booking the room for 2 nights to avoid having to check out early, the cleaner knocked on the door and told us to check out, when i told him we were staying for two nights, he told me i needed to go downstairs and book it, despite the fact i had.
After ignoring the cleaner, we came back after lunch to find that we had been locked out of the room. This was sorted quite easily, but no apologies or refunds were given.
Basically this Motel is run by incompetent people for those who are VERY budget consious.
My advise to people who are thinking of staying here...DONT. There are much better places to stay in Sydney for that price or a little more.
- 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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