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“Clean, safe and like most Sydney hotels.....not cheap” 3 of 5 stars
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Ibis Budget St Peters
1.0 of 5 Hotel   |   178 Princess Highway, St Peters, Sydney, New South Wales 2044 , Australia (Formerly Hotel Formule1 St Peters)   |  
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“Clean, safe and like most Sydney hotels.....not cheap”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2012

Spent the night of 16th August here.
I chose this hotel because I had business in the airport.
It is not the closest hotel to the airport or for that matter not even the closest F1 hotel to the airport. It is 10-15 min drive to airport. But at $89 it is $40 cheaper than a F1 hotel that is 5 mins from the airport.

On the matter of price, F1 hotels in Australia are significantly more expensive than the European cousins. Why? I do not know.

B/fast (bread, cereal, yogurt and coffee) is an extra $7 if you so choose. I did not try it so cannot say how good or bad it was.
I chose this hotel for its location, next to a 24 hr McDonald’s. Less than a 1 min walk! KFC is 1 min the other direction. And it has free onsite parking.
It is 5 min drive from IKEA where you can eat and drink from 0930-2100 most days.
The hotel is 20-minute drive to two shopping malls (in different directions).
The Broadway Shopping Centre near Sydney University has 3 hr FREE car parking, so you can leave your car there, hop on a bus or take a 10 min cab ride into town, explore the city and return to collect your car without incurring the horrid in town car parking fees.

The other mall is Eastgardens in Pagewood.

Both malls offer supermarkets, cinemas and coffee shops.
On site laundry (coin op). Check in is 1400 checkout is 1000

There is no telephone in the room.
In the bathroom there is no face cloth, no bath mat and no shampoo.

Wifi costs $5 per 30 mins and must be consumed in one sitting. That is one cannot surf for 10 mins, log out and later surf for 20 mins all on the initial $5.

In the area (by which I mean 15 min drive from the airport) you can find cheaper hotels than F1, which at $89 is expensive compared to what is offered in areas closer to the city, but I doubt you’ll find another hotel chain at this price.

The room was functional, desk, tv, large bed but too soft
Air cond was useful to warm the room but way too loud to enjoy a sound sleep
Windows CAN be opened (very important to some, including me).
If you have a car, this is great to/from the airport for a night or two.
If you have no car, then this is not an ideal hotel.

The sound of aeroplanes from 5:00am may disturb some sleepers.
The tv has only analogue free to air channels. A total of 5 channels.
And a warning to folks with kids: be careful what channel you switch to if you have kids in the room because one channel (an adult channel) can be accessed very easily. Like the 5 free to air channels there is no need to click the ‘pay per view’ button or select any parental control switch.
There is no fridge, micro or coffee maker in the room.
Overall this hotel is clean, safe, quiet, but pricey for what it offers.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2012

The Hotel is in a pretty good location, within walking distance of two Railway Stations and the Newtown shopping and restaurant strip. The beds are comfortable, the rooms clean and all reasonably priced. The one drawback can be the neighbours. The Hotel is in the middle of a KFC and MacDonalds. The KFC isn't too much of a problem but the MacDonald's trades 24 hours and can get noisy in the car park at night. However, it's still a pretty good place to stay.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Maria C, Manager at Ibis Budget St Peters, responded to this review, August 15, 2012
Dear Traveller,

Thank you for submitting a review regarding our hotel.

We were pleased to read that you enjoyed your stay.

We hope to welcome you back to our hotel in the near future.

Best Regards,

Management
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Address: 178 Princess Highway, St Peters, Sydney, New South Wales 2044 , Australia (Formerly Hotel Formule1 St Peters)
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney > St Peters
Amenities:
Free Parking Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in St Peters
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:1 star — Ibis Budget St Peters 1*
Number of rooms: 105
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