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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
Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
“Simply great”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

I believe it is the best value in town, rooms are clean, beds are comfortable and they do have very friendly & helpful staff. Everytime I drive through Dubbo I stay there. Also closeby Ibis you find really good thai restaurant...

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Maria B, General Manager at Ibis Budget Dubbo, responded to this review, May 12, 2013
Thank you for your time in reviewing our Hotel. I am glad to hear you had a great stay, see you next time you visit Dubbo.
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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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Brisbane, Australia
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
24 hotel reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

I was looking for a hotel after a 9 hour drive - somewhere to sleep the night before heading off for another long day of driving the following day.
Ibis budget was very inexpensive so I booked online with the hotel. Checked in with a very pleasant lady at reception and was given a room on the first floor. There were no lifts so you probably wouldn't want to be carrying heavy suitcases up the stairs.
The room was very basic - bed, TV and bathroom - but it was clean and had air-con although I didn't need to use it. The room didn't have the facilities to make tea or coffee but that was available free of charge down at reception.
Although near a fairly major intersection I didn't find noise from traffic a problem and I had a good night's sleep. Breakfast was available near the reception area for a reasonable price.
This was a great hotel for what I wanted - that is, a place to have a shower and a clean bed to sleep in. At $59 it was great value.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Maria B, General Manager at Ibis Budget Dubbo, responded to this review, May 12, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to review ibis Budget Dubbo. Your feedback means a lot & I really appreciate the photos you posted as well. See you next time you come to Dubbo.
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Canberra
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

The rooms were clean and well priced, great value for money.

Personally, the key factor in my decision to recommend the Dubbo Ibis was the way in which Maria (Manager) went out of her way to ensure a comfortable stay. Thanks!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Maria B, General Manager at Ibis Budget Dubbo, responded to this review, May 12, 2013
Thank you for reviewing ibis Budget Dubbo. I am glad you enjoyed your stay & yes I try my best to make everyones stay very comfortable. We are hoping to see you in the near future.
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Burnie Tasmania
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47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

Dubbo was a stopover on the way to Surfers Parasise. Was sceptical about staying here. How wrong I was! Welcome fantastic? Spotless, comfortable room. Couldn't have wanted more for a good sleep prior to a long drive the next day. Thank you!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Maria B, General Manager at Ibis Budget Dubbo, responded to this review, May 12, 2013
Thank you so much for reviewing ibis Budget Dubbo. I really do appreciate your comments, we are so happy you enjoyed your stay & hoping to see you real soon.
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Perth, Western Australia
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4 hotel reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

The last time I stayed here it was called Formule 1, and it was tired. Now, renamed Ibis Budget, it's had a complete makeover, and it's fresh, clean, and the same value for money. I was charged $69 (for a double) for the first night, and $59 for the second. The new manager (Maria) genuinely wanted to make my stay a positive experience, remembered my name, and later asked me "Are you happy with your room; is there anything you need". This is quality basic accommodation (no mini bar, fridge, phone). I doubt you could find better for the money. Free tea and coffee in foyer (but not in room). Hungry Jacks is next door if you need a quick meal.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Maria B, General Manager at Ibis Budget Dubbo, responded to this review, May 7, 2013
Thank you for taking the time out to review ibis Budget Dubbo. I am very happy to hear you enjoyed your stay & your comments have been passed on to the rest of the team. We hope to see you again in the near future.
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Newcastle, Australia
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11 hotel reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013

We stayed to attend a weekend conference. Whilst the rooms are a little spartan they are very functional and have what you need. The room was clean and well presented and was great value for money.The Queen bed could benefit from a lip at the bottom to prevent it sliding on its base.

Although close to the main highway noise was not an issue. There is a hotel next door which serves excellent bistro meals and fast food outlets close by.

Room Tip: If you are aged or not very mobile seek a room on the ground floor as there is no lift.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Maria B, General Manager at Ibis Budget Dubbo, responded to this review, April 26, 2013
Thank you for reviewing ibis Budget Dubbo. I am happy to hear that you found your room clean. well presented & good value for money. Your comments about putting a lip at the bottom to stop mattress from sliding have been forwarded to head office for further review. I hope we see you again next time you stay in Dubbo.
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Richmond NSW
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

We recently stayed at the Ibis ( Formally Formular 1) Dubbo for a trip to Dubbo Zoo & Gaol. The ibis Budget is a great hotel to stay at if your passing through or on a budget! Reception was extremely friendly, helpful & informative. Rooms are very basic but clean & tidy. For $7 you can have a buffet brekky. Washing machine & dryer available aswell.
Would definately consider staying again.
Thanks for a great stay!

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Maria B, General Manager at Ibis Budget Dubbo, responded to this review, April 26, 2013
Thank you for reviewing ibis Budget Dubbo. I am so happy that you enjoyed your stay & I do hope you visit again real soon.
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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:
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