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Ibis Budget Melbourne Airport
Ranked #7 of 7 Hotels in Tullamarine
Avenel, Australia
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68 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Great overnight stopover”
Reviewed 25 July 2014

Rooms are extremely small but for the price and for one night it is perfect. Everything is clean and breakfast is just lovely. An added bonus was that the man on duty in the morning was very friendly and helpful.

Room Tip: I think all the rooms are pretty much the same.
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2014

Formally a Formula 1 hotel, the place hasn't changed and is still a good option if you are leaving Melbourne early or arriving too late for connecting flights.
Rooms are very basic but beds and pillows are comfortable
Coffee and tea are available near reception as is a basic breakfast option to buy if required.
Fast food outlets are also within walking distance.
It takes only 5-10 minutes to walk from the terminal on flat ground.
For around $120-$130 a night it's okay

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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1,248 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 610 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 July 2014

I stayed at this hotel for a transit from Canberra to Jakarta. its location is in walking distance from the terminal, just follow the sign board. As the budget hotel the room is a bit small. The bed and the bathroom was fine. Good for transit.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled solo
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Reviewed 18 July 2014 via mobile

Organized 7 am check in got there to be told there was no rooms available till 9am. Had to suggest to reception to check if a room was free. Rooms are small. Dirty aircons that barely work. Toliet and shower I have seen better in caravan parks. No water pressure and had to squat to get under shower head. Would not recommend this hotel

Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Don C, Manager at Ibis Budget Melbourne Airport, responded to this review, 25 July 2014
Thank you for the feedback received regarding your recent stay with us .
So sorry to read that you would not recommend us . Unfortunately it is unclear as to who you organised the 7am check in with . Our staff members are aware that to promise an early check in at that time of the morning would be very hard to fulfill . Perhaps one of the upper market hotels in our network which have 24 hour reception available would more suit your requirements .
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Kingscliff, Australia
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Reviewed 18 July 2014

Ratings here should be according to what you are booking. It is a budget hotel not the novotel! As it is - a great choice - cheap - clean and 5 minutes walk from the terminal. They could do with a few more signs - especially from the BP servo around to the hotel

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled on business
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Don C, Manager at Ibis Budget Melbourne Airport, responded to this review, 25 July 2014
Hi and thank you for your review .
We really appreciate your comments given . We are indeed a budget hotel and we never pretend to be something else . It was most pleasing to read that you found us to be a great choice - being inexpensive and clean with a 5 minute walk to the terminals .
We hope to welcome you back in the near future .
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Don
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Gunn
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 July 2014 via mobile

Rang a head of time and was told to call when landed in Melbourne so we could check in early.. the rude woman behind the desk didn't greet us when we walked in.. instead we were told to wait until 9am, then it changed to 930. Came back at 930 again no greeting just a rude toned " you still have to wait". Very unhappy with the service. It may be a budget hotel but that is no excuses for the lack of manners.

Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
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Don C, Manager at Ibis Budget Melbourne Airport, responded to this review, 25 July 2014
Thank you for your comments .
It was disappointing to read that the receptionist on duty at the time was rude .
We always try to accommodate early arrivals as best we can . Sometimes there are delays in trying to get rooms ready quick enough for waiting guests, particularly early in the mornings .
However there is no place for rudeness and your comments will be discussed with the staff member concerned . Your feedback is much appreciated .
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Additional Information about Ibis Budget Melbourne Airport

Property: Ibis Budget Melbourne Airport
Address: Caldwell Drive | Melbourne Airport, Tullamarine, Victoria 3045, Australia (Formerly Hotel Formule 1)
Region: Australia > Victoria > Greater Melbourne > Tullamarine
Amenities:
Free Parking Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 7 Hotels in Tullamarine
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Ibis Budget Melbourne Airport 2*
Number of rooms: 73
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