Hotel Ibis Budget ( Formerly Formule 1 Melbourne CBD), 97 – 103, Elizabeth Street, CBD, Melbourne
Talking of Hotel accommodation and that too in heart of Melbourne; the fifth most expensive City in the World. And then in Melbourne, in the CBD and that too on the Elizabeth Street. Look left and you see the Iconic Heritage Building - the GPO. Look right and your eyes get glued to the most beautiful Flinders Station. Rotate your neck 180 degrees and you have Bars, Restaurants, Shopping Malls, Business Centers, Free Tram and Bus Stops, Convenience Stores and what-ever one might want as a Tourist.
So much for the Location of Hotel Ibis (Budget), 97- 103, Elizabeth Street, Melbourne; formerly known as Formule 1 Melbourne CBD.
And all this and much more within AUD 75 – 85 per night. And if you still want 5 star facilities in the Hotel, then you got to rethink.
Most conveniently located, it offers a clean environment, Good Air Conditioning, Comfortable beds, Clean Linen, and a friendly staff at the Reception located on the First Floor. Ground Floor are all Shops/ Showrooms. Internet available on payment at the Reception. Airport Shuttle drop/ Pickup point right at the Hotel doorstep.
The down side - narrow dark corridors, small room with a small WC cubicle, even smaller cubicle shower and a Wash Basin which is just outside the Shower but in the room with a Curtained partition. Quarter Table and a chair. Bunk bed as third bed. No Telephone. No closet. No pegs for hanging clothes either. Practically no view. No parking. No in house restaurant except Breakfast that can be ordered in advance. But then, they say all this on their website; so no one can claim that they have been short-changed.
The location, price band and the good points mentioned above make it absolute Value for Money. Please do not expect more at this price any-where. Overall, Hotel Ibis Budget is a definite Value for money.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.