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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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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012

This Formule 1 hotel is great for its purpose. I spent the night prior to an early morning flight.

I parked my car in the hotel lot and walked just a few steps to the lobby. Check in was fast, friendly and efficient. My room was small, clean and well-deigned. I felt like it could have come from IKEA. All I needed was a good sleep, a hot shower and proximity to the airport. I got all three.

A TV was well-placed for viewing from the bed. There was a small desk, reading lights, and a place to hang my clothes for the next day.

The room was surprisingly quiet given it is almost located on a runway!

I did not get to use the breakfast area or laundry, but it was nice to know they are available. My only qualm was that I thought wireless Internet access was priced too high.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

I have stayed at the Formule 1 Sydney airport on a number of occasions now.
It certainly takes the worry away if you are flying into Sydney for an international departure the next day.
There is no need to worry about weather or airline delays and you get to sleep in longer on the day you head off overseas.

Its basic as all Formule 1 are but clean, well positioned and not expensive by Australian standards.
Charge about $aud6 each for transport to the international terminal which I think is a bit high and also have to pay for breakfast if you want that.
Easy to walk too from the Sydney domestic terminals..all flat.
Fast food outlets next door if you are inclined.

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Launceston, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012

Stayed for one night last week, rooms are very basic but clean, good shower, friendly helpful staff. Did get lost trying to find it, arrived by train to the Airport and directions we were given were not helpful hence we ended up on wrong side of a very busy road. More signage would be good. Overall we were happy staying there and would stay again.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bairnsdale, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012

We booked this hotel as we had an overnight stop (arrived 10pm Friday night) and flew out at 9am the next day.....You can walk from the domesic airport (10min easy), and they have a $6pp suttle bus to international airport. We had a quad room (queen bed and bunk) between 4 adults, and it was quite spacious (enough room to lay out suitcases). The bathroom is quite small and basic however, for a quick stop over, a highly recommended hotel! Krispy Kremes and McDonalds are just next door. So close to the airport, and we didnt have any aeroplane noise.

Room Tip: We were close to the elevator - it dinged everytime the door opened, so maybe best to ask to not be...
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2012 via mobile

We booked two rooms to accommodate our party of 5, 2 adults and 3 children for an overnight stop over between our international and domestic flights. Check in was very promt which was great given it was just after 10pm. We were tired and hungry upon arrival and the friendly staff directed us the fast food outlets which were right next door.

The rooms were small but more than adequate for our very short stay. They were nice and clean and the staff provided us with extra towels and soaps without us even asking. The beds were comfortable and our rooms which were next door to each other were very quiet. The bathrooms were very small and the floor got very wet when showering, but the shower was good and the bathrooms clean.

Check out was fast and friendly and we were able to walk to the domestic terminal which was great. Breakfast can be obtained from the hotel or at the fast food outlets next door. This was a great cheap option for a quick overnight stop over. Would stay here again.

Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Ibis Budget Hotel - Sydney Airport

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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