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“Cut a few less corners” 3 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
Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Cut a few less corners”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

Normal F1 standard- fantastic location and everything clean and working- but given it's $119 I think they could afford to give you some shampoo and conditioner- must be lots of people like me who stay only so they can make a 6am flight for a business day trip and you don't want to take anything except a toothbrush, comb and a laptop- not bottles of shampoo!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
    • 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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  • 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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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

Good enough for an overnight stay before an early international flight. Close to Mascot main street for some good pub grub. There is MacDonalds, KFC or Krispy Creme Donuts next door. Plenty of taxi's nearby. The hotel is quite due to Sydney Airport curfew Worth the effort and money..

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

For a budget hotel, close to Sydney Airport, this property fits the bill. $6 shuttle or $10 taxi. Room was very basic; shower drains into the bathroom floor, so the floor is wet after a shower - ok for a single person, but would have been awkward for a couple, and moreso for two unrelated people. As I was planning activities in the City, my added expenses/considerations included transport into the city (train and/or bus, PLUS taxi back from the train station at night). Also, I would have liked to be able to make myself a cup of tea. The location is very good if you have a late arrival or an early morning flight out of Sydney. Had I been willing to wake up an hour earlier for my flight, I could have stayed in the center of the City for the same total $$

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service

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Sydney
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37 hotel reviews
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013

Hotel well located, ten minutes walk (or less) to the domestic terminals. Rooms were clean, with a regular sized bathroom. Sleep quality excellent. Great value. Why waste money on other "airport hotels" that you need a shuttle for.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Kendall, Australia
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

Staff provided very good service. The rooms were clean as was the establishment. The mattress on main bed is in serious need of replacement!! The mattress had major indentations on it from where the springs had been compressed over the years. Needless to say, we did not have a very good night sleep.
Bathroom was small and there was nowhere to put your soap/wash utensils in the shower.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Melbourne, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

Hotel are value for money you pay, located very close to the airport, convenient walk from airport, but further from any convenience store or shopping area.

May need to bring your own steel hanger to hang your clothes, as the hotel only providing a couple. No shampoo, bathroom exhaust does not suck.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 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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Surfers Paradise, Australia
2 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

We stayed overnight awaiting our connecting flight. Hotel is conveniently located. Taxi cost $17 from International terminal and we caught the shuttle to Domestic terminal the next morning for $5 per person. McDonalds, KFC and Krispy Cream Donuts are next door. Hotel also has all you can eat brekky for $9 per person (we ate McDonald's brekky). Hotel is really tired and there are scuff marks on all the walls in room and corridors. Bed was hard and not comfortable. Cheap overnight stay, but if I had to stay near airports overnight again I would spend the extra $30 or so and stay elsewhere. Clean enough, and I suppose you shouldn't expect much more when choosing the cheapest option close to the airport.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service

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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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