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“A nice place to visit” 4 of 5 stars
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Ibis Budget Dubbo
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   14 Victoria St, Dubbo, New South Wales 2830, Australia (Formerly Formule 1)   |  
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Ranked #20 of 28 Hotels in Dubbo
Hobart
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40 reviews 40 reviews
29 hotel reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
“A nice place to visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2008

Formule 1 Dubbo was our first experience with the F1 chain. We chose it because it is very close to the Greyhound bus drop off point.

We were anxious before arriving, the price was so low that we worried about what we'd got ourselves into.

The property was excellent really. It was clean and comfortabe for us, a group of 3 travellers. The Manager and his wife were lovely to deal with, very helpful with local information. They made our visit to Dubbo very enjoyable.

I noticed other reviewers complaining about a dog. Must have been a previous manager, there was no dog around when we visited.

  • Liked — Value for money, Managers
  • Disliked — It's out of town a little.
  • Stayed August 2007, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Australia
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72 hotel reviews
Reviews in 48 cities Reviews in 48 cities
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2007

My wife and I stay here regularly when we come to Dubbo for shopping trips (we live 2 hours North). Whilst it's a 10 minute walk into the centre of town you can't beat the price of $49. Some of the rooms are larger than your standard formule one rooms and it's next door to Hungry JAcks, a pub, and 24 hour service stations.. Newly painted. Current manager is excellent. at moment only downside is the long walk into town

  • Liked — Price
  • Disliked — long walk to the bars
  • Stayed October 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2005

I often stay at the Formule 1 in Dubbo and although it's hardly 5 star, I've always found it to be clean, cheap and a useful stop off point. It provides a bed (a bit hard) and a hot shower which is about all I need on the road. I've never seen any dogs (see other review) and staff have always been helpful. I've never found it to be as bad as what the other reviewer would suggest. At $49 for 3 people in a room, it's as cheap as you'll find in Dubbo and the Hungry Jacks next door is useful for a quick dinner for kids.

  • Stayed June 2005
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2004

Well, after pulling into the car park and unloading we were confronted by an employee's dog being allowed to urinate in the centre of the entranceway whilst the employee looked on. The employee didn't try to stop this and so we had to wait until the dog finished his business and then no effort was made by the employee to wash the urine away - yuck! After negotiating the urine, we entered the lobby area and then were met by another employee working behind the desk who allowed a number of person to just barge in in front of us - they appeared to be 'mates' of the employee. So much for customer service. Anyway, after receiving our room key, we headed up to it and found that for $49.50 you get a room that looks terrible with dirt lying around, thin pillows, marks all over the walls, cigarette burns and other less than savoury conditions.

The next morning we came across another dog urinating in the entranceway with no effort being made by the owner, another employee, to stop this behaviour - filth is all I can say!

Yes this is basic and you are not getting any sort of quality for your money. I know it was only $49.50 for the room but there are basic standards and cleanliness that one owuld expect that were not evident at this motel. In short, I and my family will never be staying at t Formula 1 Motel in Australia again!

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Additional Information about Ibis Budget Dubbo

Address: 14 Victoria St, Dubbo, New South Wales 2830, Australia (Formerly Formule 1)
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Dubbo
Amenities:
Free Parking Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #20 of 28 Hotels in Dubbo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Ibis Budget Dubbo 2.5*
Number of rooms: 66
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Also Known As:
Formule 1 Hotel Dubbo

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