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“Clean, neat and compact” 4 of 5 stars
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Ibis Budget Melbourne Airport
1.0 of 5 Motel   |   Caldwell Drive | Melbourne Airport, Tullamarine, Victoria 3045, Australia (Formerly Hotel Formule 1)   |  
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Ranked #6 of 6 Hotels in Tullamarine
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“Clean, neat and compact”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

My wife and I stayed here one night in-between flights. I was concerned beforehand that the hotel would be hard to find, but the signs were ample and my concerns were unfounded. About 10 minutes walk. We were fortunate that it had rained earlier and stopped, as part of the route is not covered.

Our was immaculately clean, cleaner even than many non-budget hotels I've been to. It was also compact, and unless one has more than 2 larges pieces of luggage and intend to open them, the space is alright.

The toilet and shower room was indeed small, but not as small as that of an airplace or ferry toilet. Again, its cleanliness was immaculate. The sink is in the room, but we did not find this an issue.

A 24-hour McDonald's is only 5 minutes walk away, so there is some access to food. One can always walk back to the terminals for other food choices.

All in all, I would recommend the ibis budget Melbourne Airport as a suitable choice for those who just want to have a room to rest between flights.

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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Don C, Manager at Ibis Budget Melbourne Airport, responded to this review, May 29, 2014
Thank you very much for the review regarding your recent stay with us .
We were pleased to read that you found the hotel easily and that the signage was clear and easy to understand . Our rooms are indeed compact, designed purely for overnight stays . Your remarks regarding the immaculate cleanliness will be shared with the housekeeping staff who will no doubt be very happy to hear of your comments in this regard .
We agree with you wholeheartedly that we are a budget hotel for those who just want to have a room to rest between flights .
We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future .
Kind Regards
Don
ibis Melbourne Airport
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

Well this is what it is... a budget hotel (expensive in absolute terms at AUS$129 a night, but much cheaper than other hotels close to the airport) within easy walking distance to the airport. Fly very early in the morning and you will be happy to have this IBIS as a base (unless you want to pay a lot more)! The rooms are truly designed for a one-night stay: super basic and tiny. Yet, some can accommodate a third guest at no additional charge.
Don, the hotel manager, stays well past office hours to welcome his guests on late flights - thanks for that Don! It was better to talk to you than to deal with the machine outside!!
So... don't expect luxury, just a cheaper option for a longer sleep before a short walk to the airport to catch your plane - hassle free!

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Don C, Manager at Ibis Budget Melbourne Airport, responded to this review, April 23, 2014
Hi,
Thanks very much for your review received regarding your recent stay with us .
It's very pleasing to know you found it the accommodation comfortable and the walk to and from the terminals quick and convenient .
We agree totally with your statement about us being a cheaper option for a longer sleep before a short walk to the airport - hassle free .
Thank you for taking the time to complete a review and we really hope we can welcome you back to our hotel in the near future .
Kind regards
Don
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

This is very much budget, but does the job if you have an early flight. Bathroom is pretty ridiculous and looks like a toilet from a ferry and for soon reason the sink is in the room rather than the bathroom. Be warned the wifi is not free and ridiculously priced so just walk over to the terminal - it's 5 mins and it's proximity is the only reason to stay here.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Don C, Manager at Ibis Budget Melbourne Airport, responded to this review, April 17, 2014
Hi,
Thanks very much for your comments regarding your recent stay .
Our rooms are compact and designed specifically for overnight stays and will not appeal to everybody . As you say, we are a budget hotel with limited services and amenities .
All ibis Budget hotels have the same pricing structure for wi-fi .
Kind Regards
Don
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Address: Caldwell Drive | Melbourne Airport, Tullamarine, Victoria 3045, Australia (Formerly Hotel Formule 1)
Location: Australia > Victoria > Greater Melbourne > Tullamarine
Amenities:
Free Parking Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 6 Hotels in Tullamarine
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:1 star — Ibis Budget Melbourne Airport 1*
Number of rooms: 73
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Also Known As:
Hotel Formule 1 Melbourne
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