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Ibis Budget Melbourne Airport

Caldwell Drive | Melbourne Airport, Tullamarine, Victoria 3045, Australia (Formerly Hotel Formule 1)
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Ranked #6 of 6 Hotels in Tullamarine
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Lower Zambezi National Park, Zambia
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26 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

First, I have to say that I know real estate near airports is really expensive, so some things will just cost more (like parking, hotels etc) than elsewhere. But ultimately, the rooms at the Ibis Budget are really small, with a "cupboard" like bathroom... it's hard to reconcile paying mid-range accommodation charges for this. I used the hotel as my... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The reason for booking this hotel is that I arrived just before midnight and did not want to wander around the city centre looking for the hotel. The hotel is close to the airport. But sadly I mixed up the directional signs for cars and pedestrians so I ended up at the wrong road. It was a bit scary walking... More 

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Don C, Manager at Ibis Budget Melbourne Airport, responded to this review

Thank you for the comments posted regarding your recent stay with us . We apologise for the condition of the towel, this is unacceptable and your comments have already been discussed with our housekeeping staff and will be shown to the laundry management as all our linen is outsourced externally to them for cleaning . The housekeeping staff do try... More 

Louth
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Chose this budget hotel as we were arriving late and leaving early the following day so didn't feel it was worth spending too much money for a shower and a few hours sleep. It was what we expected and it did the job. However, it wasn't easy to find in the dark and a woman alone might find it unsafe... More 

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Don C, Manager at Ibis Budget Melbourne Airport, responded to this review

Thank you for the comments posted . We were glad to read that overall, we provided all that you needed . Kind Regards Don ibis Budget Melbourne Airport More 

Strathalbyn, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed here with my partner and 1yr old son on a layover from Adelaide to Launceston. This place was more like a backpackers motel. Foyer crowded with Intenet cubicles, tables and vending machines. The room was a standard room on the ground floor but was tiny with hardly room to move and only just enough room to set up... More 

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Don C, Manager at Ibis Budget Melbourne Airport, responded to this review

Thank you for your review . It was disappointing to read that you likened us to a backpacker hotel . Our rooms are indeed compact with limited amenities and will not be found suitable for some . Our establishment is an ibis Budget hotel and does not offer what a fully serviced ibis hotel provides . May we recommend you... More 

Rumbeke, Belgium
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Arrival 3 AM, had reservations, but couldn't get it. Took me half an hour to get in with new payments. Rooms ok for one night, but quite noisy with a refrigerator in the hall. This hotel is fine if you need a few hours rest after or before a flight

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Don C, Manager at Ibis Budget Melbourne Airport, responded to this review

Thanks for your review . We were sorry to read of your difficulty in using our automated check in kiosk . We agree that our rooms are indeed designed for overnight stays and good for a rest after or before a flight . Kind Regards Don ibis Budget Melbourne Airport More 

Townsville, Australia
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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While this place looks cheap (and you expect it to be due to it being the budget model) but there are few things that make this not the best place. 1) There is no elevator. They do have ground floor rooms but they also have other floors so you have to carry your bags upstairs 2) There is no shuttle... More 

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Don C, Manager at Ibis Budget Melbourne Airport, responded to this review

Thank you very much for the review . Our rooms are indeed compact and will not suit all tastes, though it was pleasing to read that you found them to be clean and the bed comfortable . There are indeed vending machines available for hot beverages , cold drinks, and snacks . The close proximity to the airport makes the... More 

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