I have found at Ibis the standard I expected: a clean room, LCD TV located in front of the bed, free WiFi everywhere and a confy bed.
I asked for a room located on a floor where I could have a great view and I was given a room at the 12th floor or something like that. The view was indeed extraordinary, only that it was very hot in the room. Although there was a climate system in the room, we slept with the window open, because it didn't seem to blow any cool air and it was the beginning of May. It was still hot in the room, even with the window open, and there was a disturbing noise coming from the streets - center of Sibiu, remember? - until late at night and then kind of early in the morning.
In the next day we went to the reception and told our problem. We were explained that the climate system wasn't started to work on cold air yet - probably because it was the beginning of May :P, but she promised that we would get another room at a lower floor. She kept her promise as in the same afternoon we changed our room with another one located at a lower floor (4th or 5th). The new room didn't have the view, but the temperature was a good one so we could enjoy our stay.
As good points of the hotel I would like to mention: the services, as the room was changed very quickly and the staff was very nice, the fact that the room was clean, the bed was good, there was an empty small fridge in the room, the TV had good quality image, the WiFi was good and the bathroom looked OK. A very good point of the hotel is the position, very close to the historic center of Sibiu.
As weaker points, I would mention the fact that the window was difficult to open (I had to climb on the desk in order to reach it) and it was kind of dangerous too when it was open - it left an opening below it where a child could fall - so that's a nasty concern when you travel with children. The TV was good but it had no HDMI port available. Although the TV had HDMI ports, they were not reachable - for whatever reason only RCA ports were located on the front panel and you couldn't reach the back of the TV to connect anything to its native ports. The WiFi signal was overall good but stronger in the upper floors than the lower ones. The bed was very good but it wouldn't have hurt to have a variety of pillows to choose from (tougher or softer, depending on each taste).
On overall I think the hotel is a good one, respecting the Ibis standard, has great position and so I would say that it's worth the money.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 195 soundproofed and air-conditioned rooms are available for booking. The hotel has an international restaurant and a bar open 24/24 for snacks. Guests on a business trip have internet connection access. Private parking available. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Minotel Sibiu
- Sibiu Minotel