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“Stay Somewhere Else” 1 of 5 stars
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1.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1401 Hume Hwy. | Sydney Road, Fawkner, Moreland, Victoria 3060, Australia (Formerly Formule 1)   |  
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Ranked #3 of 4 Hotels in Fawkner
Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Stay Somewhere Else”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2007

One hotel to definitely give a miss. The room had the most horrific odour. We were on the first floor and when we opened the window we couldnt hear the television from the noise coming off the freeway, the train line and the highway. The bathroom was a cubicle that was dirty. Because of the location of this hotel and the cheap cost it attracts the cities most undesirables. I would rather pay the extra and stay at the Meadow Inn on the other side of the freeway.

  • Disliked — The smell in the room and the undesirables encountered getting to our room.
  • Stayed November 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2007

The room is dark and dirty. No towel, no shampoo. Only a small small soup is provided. My friend and I do not dare to walk on the carpet with bare foot or even with sock. Bringing your own kettle is not permitted. Anyway, there is no single socket. So, don't expect to re-charge your mobile or camera's battery there.

Originally my friend and I had considered to stay in the car for the night, but we booked this hotel.. hoping to have a shower during our long trip. But we decided not to have one at the end because the bathroom is so small and dirty (with slight bad smell of poor circulation). You can also see bedsheets piling on the floor when you walk up the stairs to the room (no lift, the main route for everybody).

The worst of the whole experience is that the staff forgot to return my friend's driving licence. When we noticed that and asked the counter after 12 hours, another staff (who was on another shift) could not find it. When this staff was trying to find my friend's licence, I saw that there were a few number of driving licences in his drawer. When asked, sometimes he explained that the licences were kept for security purpose (Is he a police?). Sometimes he said that they were left by the customers, instead of forgetting to give it back to them after checkin. This impolite and unhelpful staff was not quite willing to call the staff who checked us in, and implied that we lost it somewhere else because he did not have it. His carefree and poor attitude scared us. With our insistence and persuasion, he was finally willing to do his responsibility and he found the licence somewhere after one hour. Yet, it is not surprising that some guest may have left the hotel before noticing the loss of licence.

Although it is cheap, doesn't worth it. I prefer to sleep in my car, go to toilet in the gas station next time. I agree that being homeless is better than staying at this not-like-motel hotel.

  • Stayed August 2007, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Address: 1401 Hume Hwy. | Sydney Road, Fawkner, Moreland, Victoria 3060, Australia (Formerly Formule 1)
Location: Australia > Victoria > Greater Melbourne > Moreland > Fawkner
Amenities:
Free Parking Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 4 Hotels in Fawkner
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:1 star — Ibis Budget Melbourne Fawkner 1*
Number of rooms: 103
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