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Ibis Budget Melbourne CBD

97 - 103 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia (Formerly Hotel Formule 1)
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

For your own safety, don't stay at this hotel, especially if you have small children!!! This hotel has faulty elevator,( the one of the left) Hubby was trapped Inside, i informed the staff but all she did was take a quick look, and then back to serve guests , as if nothing happen! My hubby was stuck in the lift,... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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13 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great location right in the busy Melbourne CBD. Room is very clean. Easy check in. Tram, train, taxi, malls, is all within walking distance. Especially 3 minutes walk to Flinder train station. bravo! Across the road is the center of shopping mall - Emporium, Jones & Myers. China town is 10 minutes walk away.

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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Basically, you're getting what you pay for at the Ibis Budget. The staff are churlish, the hotel smells, the communal tea and coffee area is filthy, the elevators are dodgy and one is very small which can be problematic when many guests are arriving at once. The rooms are clean though old and in desperate need of a refurbish. The... More

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F1Manager, General Manager at Ibis Budget Melbourne CBD, responded to this review

Hi MS, Glad you enjoyed the location! You are spot on it's a place for sleeping when you only need basic facilities. Thanks for taking the time to post a review, people always appreciate a variety of perspectives they can find on tripadvisor.com and hopefully it will assist others to make their own well informed choice on accommodation. Safe travels... More

Sydney, Australia
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48 reviews 48 reviews
12 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel is in a fantastic part of the CBD, about 3-5 minutes walk to major sites like Flinders St Station and Bourke Street Mall. There's also a tram stop right outside the hotel, with trams running up and down Elizabeth Street. The hotel itself was very ordinary, however, as a budget hotel it was quite good. You've got to... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As I knowingly booked this one/ two star budget accommodation for the Grand Final weekend I had NO Illusions that this place would be a bit grubby and stainy (not the beds tho), darkish rabbit warreny corridors, small with the occasional funky smell in the hallway downstairs. It is however extremely well located, extremely well priced, the beds were comfortable... More

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F1Manager, General Manager at Ibis Budget Melbourne CBD, responded to this review

Hi RTM, We love it when we fit peoples needs. I can't get away with saying some of the things you have, so I will just go with a cheeky heartfelt THANK YOU. Please take note review readers - this lady is spot on. We have a refurbishment in the pipeline so hopefully that will happen early next year. You... More

Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Right in the central business district, so very strategic for first time visitors. Wifi isnt free, though. And no free breakfast. But then again, it's Melbourne so cant expect everything to be free. Rooms are small and basic, but beds are comfy, ac and warm showers are working, so it does the job. No real complaints, actually. Free (or cheaper)... More

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Buderim, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Grand final week end in Melbourne is difficult to get accommodation in the CBD and we ended up at the Ibis Budget out of necessity. Upon entry your senses are assaulted by the strong smell of garbage while waiting in the corridor for the lift. Upon reaching the cramped reception area where only one slightly frazzled girl was handling guests... More

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F1Manager, General Manager at Ibis Budget Melbourne CBD, responded to this review

Hey K, Hope you had a great time in Melbourne Grand Final Weekend. Yep we where stinky - thanks restaurant grease trap! Not ours, but we get to cop the stench, you will be glad to know the Building Agent was able to get that sorted. I'm sorry this hit you upon arrival, not a greeting we like to give.... More

Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A place just for sleep. Nothing exceptional. But the an excellent location. Close or everything. The main problem is the lift. The hotel only have 2 and too much people, specially when you have to do the check-out. A good point: the lockers, you'll pay a low fee for the lockers.

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Address: 97 - 103 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia (Formerly Hotel Formule 1)
Location: Australia > Victoria > Melbourne
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 146
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Hotel Formule 1 Melbourne
Melbourne Hotel Formule 1

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