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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
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Melbourne
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The general condition of the hotel was ok for its market segment, however when comparing to other (Sydney Airpot,Melbourne CIty, Sao Paolo) Ibis Budget, former Formule 1 I must say that I was disappointed, - Extremely compact rooms, the smallest and less comfortable among the branch. - Toilet pod style was a big down side, my mother had some trouble... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

prompt service, nice and helpful staff, clean and tidy rooms. bathroom was ordinary but usable. bed was comfortable, amenities were clean , parking a breeze. Staff were lovely to chat to , great tidy and clean rooms. Would definitely stay again, thank you

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

Hi Lee E Thank you so much for your review. Its always a delight to read reviews that mention the staff and level of service received during guest stays. We pride ourselves on great customer service and cleanliness, im so glad to read you experienced both whilst you were here. I do look forward to having you back with us... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Cheapest hotel I've ever stayed in (think cheap with a capital "C"). Room was clean and warm. Shower cubicle thing reminiscent of a porta potty. No way to keep water from going everywhere, including all over toilet floor, so you just gotta hope you don't need toilet anytime soon after shower, unless you brought your gum boots. No cupboard space.... More 

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

Hi Joe V Thank you for your review. Its sad to read that the experience you had with us was not a positive one. Our hotel does not suit everyones needs, but we try our best to ensure the majority of our guests have a positive stay, im sorry this was not the case for you. We are a budget... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Firstly I disagree with a previous review written by Jit C (below) as the best budget they have stayed in. This has been my worst. I would have to say the Ibis in Wickham (Newcastle) would have to be one of the best & I use it as a benchmark to compare all others. I stayed here with 2 kids... More 

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

Hi RovingRiffy Thank you for your review. It is important to note that we are an "Ibis Budget" hotel, and not an "Ibis" as you have indicated your benchmark property in regards to setting a standard is Ibis Wickham. It would be difficult for our hotel to be compared to an "Ibis" because the design, layout, star rating and what... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

the staff were very friendly and helpful but the room itself was horrible. the room was tiny, the angle of the tiny TV made it very difficult to watch from anywhere, the shower was filthy, the toilet smelt like it hadn't been cleaned in weeks and to top things off my card (key) wouldn't let me in my room twice.... More 

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

Hi Wayne S Thank you so much for your review. It really disappoints me to read about all the issues you had during your stay with us - especially in regards to your bathroom cleanliness and room key problems. Let me assure you, I will be taking the cleanliness concerns up with my housekeeping supervisor and housekeepers directly, it is... More 

Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you'r budget holiday is on lesser side this is the most suitable place to be.Helpful Staff at front office and pleasant atmosphere .The cabin/room, Bed covers and the washroom were clean and cozy, happy with the hygiene of the toilet. Good car park space and accessible 24hrs without any hassle

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

Hi santhosh1979 Thank you so much for your review. Im glad to read that you had an enjoyable stay. You are absolutely right, we are a great hotel if you are on a budget, clean, tidy and great service! We do hope you come and stay with us again sometime soon. Take care, Karen Tari More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you'r under a budget holiday this is the most ideal place to be.The reception was very helpful .The cabin overall and Bed covers were clean and cozy,Not too happy with the hygiene of the toilet and the common microwave was very dirty.I would really like if breakfast has more variety .Everything else was just fine

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

Hi Cooldemu Thank you so much for your review. I am very happy to read that the service here at the hotel was efficient and that my team was friendly. We strive really hard to have the highest of customer service standards. In regards to the housekeeping issues you experienced, this is not typical of my team as we try... More 

Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Hi Tom S Thank you so much for your review. You are absolutely right, we are not a "luxury" hotel, but we have all the basics available and we are a very clean hotel. It is a perfect place to stay if you are out all day visiting Canberra's many attractions, and need a nice compact little room to relax... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

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

Hi Jit C WOW! Thank you so much for your awesome review! We try our best to ensure that when each guest stays with us we have a few added extra's for you to enjoy. Please come back and stay with us again soon. Take care, Karen Tari More 

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