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Ibis budget Sydney East
Ranked #115 of 179 Hotels in Sydney
Reviewed 12 September 2007

The toilet didn't flush, we repeatedly told the staff, it didn't help.
Well, nothing else was bad.
We found a restaurant named Spigolo right round the corner, Italian restaurant run by Italians. Food was great. I might go to stay there again just to go and eat at that place. :)

  • Stayed: May 2007, travelled on business
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Reviewed 5 September 2007

We were only staying 2 nights and needed somewhere central. The location was great and although the room was extremely basic and small it served it's purpose. we booked a quad room, 2 bunk beds an ensuite and a small TV. I wouldn't stay if you are spending any lenght of time here but for a few nights it was good.

  • Stayed: September 2005, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 6 June 2007

I've stayed in countless hotels/motels in this price range around Australia & this has to be the worst.
The bedsread & blanket don't appear to have ever been cleaned, there were crumbs in the bed & the mattress smelled.
The bathroom floor tiles were mouldy & the water pressure so bad that I had to run around in the shower to get wet.
The walls were grubby & the TV only worked when it wanted to.
There is a no-refund policy which applies even to advance calculations.
Leave the place to the hookers.

  • Stayed: June 2007, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank R0bert999
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Reviewed 18 April 2007

When backpacking it is not unusual to make some bad accomodation choices.

However, in 5 months on the road, including developing nations, this was second worst (the other was in a remote bit of Peru).

The noise was terrible. The place was occupied mostly by a youth sports club and drunks, who spent all night shouting in the corridoors.

The linen was torn and full of holes and the bed springs were breaking free of the mattress. When we made our great escape, their automated, coin operated left luggage facilities ($8 a go, free everywhere else) swallowed our luggage without giving access codes, the manager offering no guarantees we would have it back in time for our flight.

The cleanliness was average, which was the only redeeming feature.

For a quieter break with less drunks, try the Salvation Army flop house.

  • Stayed: April 2007, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank manddLondon
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Reviewed 10 January 2007

Very bad accommodation...tiny room like matchbox, not enough space for our suite case, so noisy, and the window is locked unable to open it, god knows why?? No basic cutlery, tea/coffee facilities or a fridge which are a basic requirements for any en suite room/hotel room, which was shocking. Basically nothing there just tiny room with bed and bathroom which has no vanity and after taking shower you need to keep the door open to get rid of the steam as it doesn't have extractor fan.... on top of all, to watch a movie on the hotel movie channel we have to pay for it...UNBELIEVABLE.
Certainly I DO NOT recommend it to anyone it is just a NIGHTMARE.

  • Stayed: January 2007, travelled as a couple
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5  Thank Spicy2007
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Reviewed 23 December 2006

Tiny room - you walk in and the bed is at the front door, and the wall on the other side.

Tiny bathroom, no toiletries provided.

Towels had holes in them.

This is an absolutely basic place to stay, no better than a backpackers hostel.

Would not go back!

  • Stayed: December 2006, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank Newcastle1979
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Reviewed 19 November 2006

Stayed here for 2 nights and found the place to be in a good location (william st)which is a couple of mins walk to the cross.unfortunately the noise levels on the inside made it near impossible to sleep as it seems the cheap accomodation rates seemed to attract all types.Room was of a decent standard but what i thought was very strange and dangerous was that the window was locked shut with no way of opening so god knows what you were supposed to do in the event of a fire.Anyway, finally I would not use this accomodation again if I was staying in the area.

  • Stayed: November 2006, travelled with family
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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 #115 of 179 Hotels in Sydney
Price Range: £65 - £126 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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. Please note : If you are taking a taxi/Hire car to the hotel ask the driver to drop you off at PREMIER LANE entrance to avoid the stair case with your heavy luggage. ... more   less 
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