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“Ibis at Newcastle” 4 of 5 stars
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Ibis Newcastle
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   700 Hunter Street, Newcastle, New South Wales 2300, Australia   |  
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Ranked #9 of 21 hotels in Newcastle
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“Ibis at Newcastle”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2011

Very convenient location with shops within walking distance. Bathroom small but satisfactory with excellent showerhead! Staff friendly and magazines available.
No gym and carpark fills quickly in the evening.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 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
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2011

We had a weekend in Newcastle and were quite pleased with what Ibis provided us for A$111/night (Queen Room).

ROOM SIZE?

The Queen Room definitely wasn’t among the biggest ones out there, but we actually found that it created a nice sense of intimacy. Closet isn’t all that big either but big enough for a short stay.

BED?

Was quite comfy and very clean sheets. Extra blanket and pillow in the closet.

NOISE?

Our room was facing the main street but you could hardly hear anything from the road – unless you choose to open the window. We didn’t really hear the lift or our neighbours, either, being right next to the lift and emergency exit. I don’t think anyone is staying here for good views but the tree outside the window actually works well blocking any possible peekers outside.

BATHROOM?

Was also small of size but usable, good shower but no bath. It was rather clean and without smell. It was good enough for us but I’m guessing it may bring some difficulty if you’re staying with little children.

WHAT ELSE IS IN THE ROOM?

Iron, tea and coffee facilities, a small fridge, a closet, some coat hangers, air-con, a phone, extra pillow and blanket, notepad, alarm (which has an ipod/iphone docking station), bins.

SERVICE?

Yes as seen in many reviews the team were very efficient, friendly and professional.

LOCATION?

Two-min walk from Wickham Station and a little stroll to the city. About 25min walk to the beach or 4min on the train. Pizza Hut, KFC right next door and places to eat around the hotel. Shopping Centre 5 or 6 min walk away.

ANY HEADS-UPS BEFORE MAKING MY FINAL DECISION?

Well I would recommend this hotel if you’re going there for a short stay (like we did) and aren’t aiming for luxury, grand conditions. We honestly found nothing about this hotel that was too frustrating, and I do believe the promise of “solving your problem within 15min” would really help a lot if you do find things intolerable.

Sorry about the photo quality – taken by a mobile phone. Room light is actually pleasant except the bedside ones were a bit too bright. Bathroom well lighted.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2011

My friend & I attended the Newcastle Jazz Festival. We have stayed at the Ibis on three previous occasions and find the hotel adequate for our requirements. It is in walking distance of the Town Hall and within the range of the shuttle bus at night. Our stay is reasonably short as we check in on Friday afternoon, we are out Friday night, all day Saturday until 11 pm at night and we check out at 9.00am on Sunday. The staff were very friendly and accommodating of any service we needed.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2011

Pillows were uncomfortable and there was noise from trains. Double glazing on window would have been good. This was our first night at the Ibis and we found it appropriate for our nights accommodation. It was easy access to venues in Newcastle and the staff were very obliging.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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IbisNewcastleGM, General Manager at Ibis Newcastle, responded to this review, September 27, 2011
Dear Accor Traveller,

Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your experience at the Hotel Ibis Newcastle. I am sorry that your experience did not meet your expectations; please allow me to express my sincerest apologies.

Please rest assured that we are taking the appropriate measures to review and address the problems mentioned to prevent future occurrence. Your comments about the service are much appreciated and shared with the whole team and will serve as encouragement for everyone.

We appreciate your sharing your concerns.

Sincerely,

Thomas Klotz
General Manager
ibis Hotel Newcastle
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2011

Good well run hotel. Handy to the Civic train station and within walking distance to the waterfront. A basic well kept hotel. No draw space

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Ibis Newcastle

Address: 700 Hunter Street, Newcastle, New South Wales 2300, Australia
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Location: Australia > New South Wales > Greater Newcastle > Newcastle
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 21 hotels in Newcastle
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Ibis Newcastle 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Ibis Newcastle is in the heart of the city, within easy walking distance of the Regional Museum, Art Gallery and Civic Theatre. Guests also have easy access to the many boutiques, restaurants and nightclubs in the popular Queens Wharf and Honeysuckle foreshore precinct. The hotel has 98 rooms, a restaurant, bar, Internet access and was winner of a 2005 Tourism NSW award for excellence in accommodation. ... more   less 
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