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Ibis Budget Melbourne Airport

2.5 of 5
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Caldwell Drive | Melbourne Airport, Tullamarine, Victoria 3045, Australia (Formerly Hotel Formule 1)
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Brisbane, Australia
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52 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This strange hotel seems to sit alone in the 'no-man's-land', between a 'backpacker hostel' and a 'hotel. The clientele seems to be young and bohemian. The reception is friendly and efficient. You'll get up to your room via wide, fire-escape, stairs (but that's better than narrow stairs found around the world, in places with no elevators!) The rooms themselves look... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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36 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Receptionist was very clear on introduction and full credit to him. "We provide accommodation and accommodation only". Rooms are the basic what they can be and feeling of staying freight container was unavoidable. If you need a hotel, this is not the one. If you need relatively clean place to sleep through the night and that's all - this accommodation... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed here for the night to catch an early flight out of Melbourne. Plenty of parking available and walking distance to airport, MacDonald and the service station. No noise from road or planes noticeable. Comfy bed. We mixed up our dates when we booked and arrived on the wrong night but the polite man on reception just swapped it over... More 

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coventry
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55 reviews
51 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed for one night as our flight got in late. It was expensive but we had limited choice. The check in was friendly and the room was small but practical, we spent less than 12 hours in the room so for the time we spent it was good. The bed is comfortable and there is a little fridge, TV... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The location was great and both the check in and morning staff were friendly. Our rooms were comfortable and very quiet. The continental breakfast was a bonus and satisfying. Perhaps having the papers would have been a nice touch.

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Canberra, Australia
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Expected the normal Ibis standard, but hotel has no lift which makes staying with luggage difficult. The set-up with shower and toilet cubicle in one corner and sink, which was partly blocked, located across the room is not ideal. I would not recommend anyone to stay here. You may as well wait in the airport. I should have read the... More 

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Kigali, Rwanda
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20 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed here on a ten hour transit waiting for a domestic flight; the check in staff member was very pleasant and it seems the staff are very dedicated to the hotel (he mentioned that the hotel has looked after him and been a good employer) the room itself was basic and there is no lift which could be difficult... More 

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Perth, Australia
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52 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Rooms are very basic as you would expect but clean and well presented. There is no lift so be aware if youbhabe heavy bags you may need to drag it up to the 3rd floor yourself. The rooms have windows that can be opened to.let in a little fresh air which is finw until another guest opens their window so... More 

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Horsham, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed at this hotel for 1 night as my flight from the UK got in to Melbourne late at night and I just wanted somewhere cheap to sleep. This hotel met my needs exactly; it was a 5 minute walk from the airport, very clean, had aircon (although this was a little noisy), the staff were friendly, and i... More 

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Narraweena, Australia
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15 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

Stayed here for a night between flights. Easy to get to from the airport and all you need from an airport hotel, a clean and comfy bed, shower and air con. Would stay again as is the cheapest option at Melbourne airport.

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