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“Central Location, Cheap, Clean Room” 4 of 5 stars
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Ibis Budget Melbourne CBD
97 - 103 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia (Formerly Hotel Formule 1)   |  
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“Central Location, Cheap, Clean Room”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Perfect location, cheap clean room. nothing fancy very good for the price.
Overall Great value for money.
Great for traveling with family or friends and you would like to stay in one room.
Bathroom and bedroom is a little small not much storage area but given the price and location it didn't bother me at all.

Room Tip: Higher Floors and Bigger room (if you are staying for a longer period)
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We have stayed at the Ibis Budget twice now and both stays have been excellent. This is a budget hotel so you know what to expect. The staff are helpful and friendly, the rooms are clean. Showers are small but hot water is plentiful and adequate for the price. This hotel is so conveniently placed. It is a short walk to everything Melbourne has to offer. We have already booked to return in February.

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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014 via mobile

This hotel was much better when it was formula one hotel, the location is it's best thing.the staff are friendly but the room was in very poor condition.the bed is very good(firm/hard).shower goes from hot to cold very quickly(be careful).food outlets are very close to the hotel,tram stop is just outside the front door.

Stayed June 2014, traveled solo
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014 via mobile

I stayed here for about a month, location very handy, worth the money spent. Reception lady very helpful.
Rooms are bit tiny with little provisions so I would advise you to bring your own basics.
Could get noisy at times but overall satisfactory.

  • Stayed May 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Stayed in Ibis Budget Melbourne CBD with 3 other friends.

They only have one lift which is slow and a bit noisy.
The room was very basic and small. The bathroom also very small. There were no hook or bar on wall to hang your clothes and no place to put your luggage, so you can only put your luggage on the narrow path floor. No thermos for hot water, no glasses/cups.
Linen & towels provided. I recommend you to bring your own toiletries, because they only provide hand soap in the bathroom.

But the location is very prime, in the middle of the city, just across the Block Arcade! You just walk outside the hotel and already in the strategic CBD area. It's just a walking distance to flinders street, swanston street, collins street, and nearby. If you need public transport, you can easily find and catch a tram just outside of the hotel. Also various good restaurants nearby the hotel. It's very well located hotel!

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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F1Manager, General Manager at Ibis Budget Melbourne CBD, responded to this review, June 9, 2014
Dear Veelka,

Thank you for taking time to write some feedback. I'm glad you enjoyed the fantastic location.
We love it when guests convey their experiences, we believe it's really helpful to fellow travelers.
The rooms are compact and basic.
Please be aware we do provide boiling water facilities on level 1 in our breakfast area.
If you need a fridge we recommend you book a family room, as we are trialing fridges in theses rooms at the present time. We also put out complimentary tea and coffee after breakfast for our guests to utilise.

We hope you had a great time in Melbourne, thank you for giving us a try, we hope to see you again soon.

Sincerely,

Tracy
General Manager
Ibis Budget Melbourne CBD
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Address: 97 - 103 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia (Formerly Hotel Formule 1)
Location: Australia > Victoria > Melbourne
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#2 Best Value Hotel in Melbourne
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