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Ibis Budget Melbourne Airport
Ranked #7 of 7 Hotels in Tullamarine
Trafalgar, Australia
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“Handy for overnight stay”
Reviewed 29 July 2014

As its named suggests, it's a budget hotel by the Ibis chain. It has the basic facilities in its room to meet travellers' needs who are either at the airport for an early flight or who get in late. It meets its purpose. Its location, and price, is very good for the night stay before or after a flight.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2014

Date stayed – 5th May 2014

No of people - 2

Location – 500 metres from Tullarmarine airport

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The unit is small however is enough space to have luggage without tripping over them. It has a small desk, chair & bar fridge.
Bathroom/toilet is unusual as it is like a separate module. You have to go up a step to get in the bathroom. Also the basin is located in the room where you sleep.
The rooms can be a little noisy due to loud heating unit & being able to hear doors from other units open & close.
Overall the rooms although having an unusual layout & being very basic are very clean & quite adequate to stay in overnight.

Transport – within walking distance to Tullamarine (Melbourne domestic & international airport). If weather is poor walkways to airport provide limited or no cover. Hotel has its own car park without any charge. Also close to petrol station if you require to fill a hire car (be warned this petrol station can be very busy & does get congested).

Staff Service – Nothing spectacular however polite & happy to help with any information. Do not provide any services for carrying luggage. This may create problems for some people as there are no lifts (only two floors) & carrying luggage upstairs may be difficult.

Offer free coffee & tea & have vending machines for other treats. I understand they offer breakfast but we did not use this service.

For an overnight stay if you have an early flight this is a great budget option. It is has basic amenities & is very close to the airport.

Room Tip: Recommend ask for ground floor unit if you have lots of luggage or disabled
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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3 Thank 5starbudget
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Avenel, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
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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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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1 Thank ushy
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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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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Thank Darnel-HDI
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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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ibis Budget Melbourne Airport
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Property: Ibis Budget Melbourne Airport
Address: Caldwell Drive | Melbourne Airport, Tullamarine, Victoria 3045, Australia (Formerly Hotel Formule 1)
Region: Australia > Victoria > Greater Melbourne > Tullamarine
Free Parking Wheelchair access
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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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