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“Not a great example of Mercure” 3 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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“Not a great example of Mercure”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2011

Problems with check in and musty smelling and small rooms. Was given a view of the car park and while on this subject charged to park car in unsecured park. Not impressed.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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IbisNewcastleGM, General Manager at Ibis Newcastle, responded to this review, February 23, 2011
Our hotel, Ibis Newcastle, is apart of the Accor hotel group. Mercure is another brand within the group however has different offerings to Ibis hotels.

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Scott Grant
General Manager
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  • 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2011

Just next to KFC and Pizza. 3 minutes drive to main street and harbor side restaurants.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2011

This hotel offers average accommodation at an industry average price. The rooms are small but you only sleep there. I would stay again unless it was a special occasion. The management changed rooms for me when I complained that someone had been smoking in my room previously. It was a non-smoking room. I would recommend the hotel on the proviso that you are aware that it is just an average place to stay for a night or two.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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IbisNewcastleGM, Manager at Ibis Newcastle, responded to this review, February 27, 2011
Thank you for taking the time to write a review on our hotel. The Ibis Newcastle is a 100% non smoking hotel and it is unfortunate occasionally guests choose to smoke in their room. This doesn't happen ofter however as soon as we are aware of it we deep clean the room.

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Scott Grant
General Manager
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2011

Stunningly expensive for a budget style accomodation. $159 for 2 people +$12 parking +$24 Internet.
I like Ibis and stayed in them all over Europe but prices were more like $80 with free parking and Internet.
Room was clean but the hallways were grubby/musty smelling.
Run down area - grafitti everywhere and lots of empty buildings in the area.

  • Stayed January 2011
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 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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