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Ibis Budget Canberra

15 Tay Street | Antill Street, Watson, Canberra 2602, Australia (Formerly Formule 1 )
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Sydney, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you have a car and you aren't looking for something luxurious, this is a great place to stay for the price. Short drive to Questacon, the zoo, War Memorial and the Wig & Pen. But then again, everywhere in Canberra is a short drive away! Therefore if you have a car, why wouldn't you stay somewhere really cheap as... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stopped over Canberra for an overnight stay on the way to Perisher. We have stayed at a number of Ibis Budget (Coffs Harbour, Enfield, Campbellfield, formerly Hotel Formula 1) and I must say that this is by far the best of the ones we have stayed, in terms of room size and amenities. We were pleasantly surprised that the... More 

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Queanbeyan, Australia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Good stop over if you have an early appointment in Canberra and want to arrive refreshed. Basic no frills accommodation, all I needed was a secure place to spend the night. The heater warmed the room up a treat and I had to turn it down as it got too hot. Good for a couple of adults and a child.... More 

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sydney
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We recently stopped in Canberra on the way back from Jindabyne. Chose the Ibis because it had a great price offer. We are Accor members but have never used the Ibis hotels before. We were pleasantly surprised at the room and it's facilities. For a stop over it was excellent, room was comfortable, warm and clean. Front staff were very... More 

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IbisBudgetCanberra, General Manager at Ibis Budget Canberra, responded to this review

Hi kim m Thank you so much for your feedback. Yes, we are a great hotel for short stays - especially if you are on a budget. Im really glad to read that you enjoyed the service from my team, they have such great personalities and nice big smiles which our guests really enjoy. The next time you come in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

First impressions of this hotel was from reviews and pictures. I was expecting VERY BASIC accommodation in a small dingy hotel. The hotel was a lot bigger than I first thought and I was pleasantly surprised with the standard of the room. The room itself was spotless and bed was comfortable. The rooms are small but I didn't expect any... More 

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IbisBudgetCanberra, General Manager at Ibis Budget Canberra, responded to this review

Hi Mellonie J Thank you so much for your review of our hotel. Im really happy to read your feedback about the cleanliness of the room and dealings you had with management. Yes, it was a really eventful night that evening, and it was so important to me that all who were affected by the incident were taken care of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great value. Easy to find coming from Sydney at night. Reasonable soundproofing. Rooms easily accommodate 2 adults + 1 child, if 1 is able to climb to the top bunk. There's wifi too but my laptop security didn't like it and I couldn't be bothered getting a login, sleep more

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IbisBudgetCanberra, General Manager at Ibis Budget Canberra, responded to this review

Hi bruce_royall I really appreciate you taking the time to do a review on your stay. Im glad to read that you found our hotel - great value. We try our best to provide all of the basics at a budget price. We do hope to have you stay with us again in the not too distant future. Take care,... More 

sydney
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This hotel is clean and friendly staff , it was warm and I requested a extra blanket, but we didn't need it. The shower was fun and pressure perfect. I actually liked the space casual look of the bathroom. It's not a holiday resort its a stop over style hotel sleep and go . We went to the movies in... More 

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IbisBudgetCanberra, General Manager at Ibis Budget Canberra, responded to this review

Hi cate s Thank you so much for your review. Im really happy to read how much you enjoyed staying here with us. It's always so exciting for the team when we receive positive feedback about guest stays. You are so right, we are not a resort and although we do not have very many extra's for our guests, we... More 

Provo, Utah
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68 reviews 68 reviews
14 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Booking this hotel, I was a bit suspicious because of the price and some of the pictures. But I was very surprised how comfortable our stay was. The rooms are small, it kind of feels like you are in a modern camper van. The beds were comfortable, the rooms was clean and the staff was nice. It is very quiet... More 

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IbisBudgetCanberra, General Manager at Ibis Budget Canberra, responded to this review

Hi kdub_lewis Thank you so much for your review. Im glad you enjoyed your stay with us, we try our very best to ensure all of our guests are looked after. Yes, the bathrooms and very small and they do not suit everyone, but we find they are fine for an overnight or 2 night stay. We hope you enjoy... More 

melbourne
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The room is fairly small, the bed is comfortable , the room has a electric heater and two way air con, basin and tea and coffee facilities. Flat screen TV with a fibreglass shower/toilet unit. The shower compartment could have done with a curtain screen to prevent water splashing onto the toilet floor. This is truly a very good budget... More 

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IbisBudgetCanberra, General Manager at Ibis Budget Canberra, responded to this review

Hi ptwiggo Thank you so much for your review. Its always so great to receive positive feedback from guests who have stayed with us. Each and every staff member knows just how important it is to ensure our hotel and rooms are clean, and service standards are high. We look forward to having you come and stay with us again... More 

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