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“Great place if you like the last person's vomit in your bed” 1 of 5 stars
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Ibis Budget Hotel - Sydney Airport
1.0 of 5 Hotel   |   5 Ross Smith Avenue, Mascot, Botany Bay, New South Wales 2020, Australia (Formerly Hotel Formule 1 Sydney Airport)   |  
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Ranked #5 of 5 Hotels in Mascot
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“Great place if you like the last person's vomit in your bed”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2012

We stayed here following long delays from a cruise so we were already exhausted. When I put my daughter to bed there was dried vomit on the sheets. See photo attached. When I complained they came and changed the sheets and offered us a free breakfast. As if we would eat there after this display of poor hygiene and health standards.

We were not offered a refund or another room. I lay there all night wondering if the sheets I was laying on had in fact been changed from the night before.

Never again.

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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2012

Stayed here for one night in march 2012 to catch next day fight.staff very nice and helpful.hotel itself is very basic,within walking distance from domestic terminal but it's a bit of a walk.ok for one night if your catching a next day flight.bit on the expensive side in my opinion ( £75 ),but apart from that no complaints.

Stayed March 2012, traveled solo
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2012 via mobile

Horrific experience with hotel shuttle bus which was over 30 minutes late for scheduled pick up. Hotel staff unhelpful and unable to contact driver. Even though we could see the airport we missed our international check in. Would not recommend booking this shuttle.

  • Stayed June 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2012

Very poor quality, high rate (90 dollars). Windows can't be opened, like in jail.
++: closest hotel from the domestic airport (10 minutes walk)
Good hotel for a flight connection or an early in the morning flight.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2012

This is a budget property but there is no excuse for dirt! From the entrance way to the lift, to the tv controller- its all dirty, and there is no excuse for it . Accor shame on you!. .The contrast between this Formule 1 and the one at Auckland is like a horror movie and a pleasant experience.
This level of inconsistency obviously hurts the brand because if you stayed at the dive in Sydney you wouldn't contemplate staying in one elsewhere. As for the colour scheme= some one should be fired for this

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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled on business
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2012

I was recently placed in the Sydney Forumle 1 hotel by Virgin Blue because the flight from Sydney to Melbourne had returned back to Sydney due to fog in Melbourne. Formule 1 is by far the worst hotel experience I have ever had in my life, I felt as if I had been placed in a horror movie set. The carpets were stained and sticky, the bed sheets were off white with yellow stains and mildew was dripping down the walls. I strongly feel that the airport and airlines should seriously consider another option for their passengers as this reflects badly on the customer care of the airline and the airport.

Room Tip: Don't Stay Here!!!!
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled on business
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 5 Ross Smith Avenue, Mascot, Botany Bay, New South Wales 2020, Australia (Formerly Hotel Formule 1 Sydney Airport)
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Greater Sydney > Botany Bay > Mascot
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 5 Hotels in Mascot
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:1 star — Ibis Budget Hotel - Sydney Airport 1*
Number of rooms: 199
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Also Known As:
Hotel Formule 1 Sydney
Formule One Airport

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