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Ibis Budget Melbourne CBD

2.5 of 5
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97 - 103 Elizabeth Street | Near the Corner of Collins & Elizabeth, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia (Formerly Hotel Formule 1)
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    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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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Good location to shopping areas and trams. The receptionist named Vicky was very helpful and friendly. Because it is in the city, sleeping at night can be quite difficult because it's noisy. The hallway entrance of the hotel looks a bit dodgy.

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IbisBudgetMelbCBD, General Manager at Ibis Budget Melbourne CBD, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words regarding Vicky, I will make sure she is aware of your appreciation, on a tough day its kind words like yours that remind us why we love our jobs, we all love to look after people and help to make them happy. We are glad the location was convenient to your needs... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Good location, value for money. There are tram stops just outside the hotel(free tram zone area). Room made up and new towel swap was done everyday. I used family room, the room was very small but comfy and clean. Heater was working promptly(winter season). I recommended this hotel to budget travelers who want to stay in CBD area with reasonable... More 

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IbisBudgetMelbCBD, General Manager at Ibis Budget Melbourne CBD, responded to this review

Hi Princess W, thank you for staying with us recently. We are very pleased the central location made you happy :) The hotel is extremely basic, so we are glad it worked for your needs on this occasion. We appreciate the review. Safe Travels, wishing you many happy adventures. Tracy & The Team. More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

After staying here I've learnt to spend an extra $10-$20 and get something a bit better. It's great location and cheap. It is also dirty and the hallway to the hotel smells strongly of sewerage. If you want too Melbourne on a budget I would say go for it, but also check out cheaper hotel booking websites and you can... More 

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IbisBudgetMelbCBD, General Manager at Ibis Budget Melbourne CBD, responded to this review

Thanks Macedonboy. We are so happy the location worked for you on this occasion. Getting in ahead of time means you can get a great rate. Thank you for staying. Safe travels, we wish you many more happy adventures. Kind Regards, Tracy & The team. More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Pretty much what you'd expect from Ibis Budget. More functional than luxurious. There's a shower room, sink and clean comfortable bed. There's an odd current around the sink, but otherwise everything works and the carpet looks like it's been worn for years. Can't ask for any more for this price in such a central location. The doors to the rooms... More 

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IbisBudgetMelbCBD, General Manager at Ibis Budget Melbourne CBD, responded to this review

Hi SD60, your so spot on, budget is not right for every person on every occasion. Painting commences Monday for the marked hallways. We have found the source of that infernal funky stench a disused bathroom with a floor drain in one of the tenancies had developed a "dry joint" in essence water in the pipe had dried out completely... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Don't stay here..our room was dirty, walls gross, carpet fifthly. Also we had no heat. The heater would not work and we got no help from the desk. We reserved do to the location. On a very busy street. Too noisy .

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IbisBudgetMelbCBD, General Manager at Ibis Budget Melbourne CBD, responded to this review

Hi Gypsyatheart, Firstly we hope you all had a fantastic trip & enjoyed Melbourne! Please do let me know your room number so I can check out the heater. If you would like to discuss any aspect of your stay I would love hear from you directly. This site makes it tricky to type e mail addresses but lets try... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Perfect location, right in the centre of the city! For the price, the room was great, good size and clean enough. The bathroom was a bit interesting, simply a shower curtain, but hey, for the price, that's fine!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great location in Melb City. Clean and easy access . Car park close by available. Close to Vic market. City Fringe location. Close to museum. Close to public transport. We had no problems staying here.

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