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“DONT STAY HERE ! - AWFUL AWFUL AWFUL” 1 of 5 bubbles
Review of Formule 1 Ghent

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Formule 1 Ghent
Ranked #35 of 37 Hotels in Ghent
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  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    2 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    2 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
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Sydney, Australia
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27 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 14, 2013

The Budget Ibis hotel was extremely disappointing. Signage to the hotel is non-existant and it is hidden behind the Ibis Hotel. The charge for parking is 17 euros per night but you can side-step this by parking at the nearby McDonalds which is free. The breakfast costs 7 euros and is very scant. The rooms are basic and the wifi connection is very poor. It is not a hotel that I will ever stay at again. There are much better places in this area.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled solo
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Edinburgh
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6 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 11, 2013

Really grimy, toilets filthy, old decor really tricky location far from town centre. Everything you touched in room felt greasy. Would not use this hotel again - was surprised as other Formula Ones's have been very nicely presented.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 14, 2013

Firstly, for value for money, it is good. The room is a little small for three people but for the money, what more do you want! The problem was the people. I stayed in my room with two friends and frankly, really didn't want to venture outside it and into the hotel. The corridor smelt of marijuana smoke all the time and the bedding stank of cigarette smoke. The window frame in our room was broken so there was a constant draft. The shared toilet and shower facilities were ok but not cleaned enough. There was a sign stating that they had a "self cleaning" system but this was clearly not enough in the case of the toilets. Enough said about that area! There were also prostitutes living at the hotel who would often hang around in the communal/reception area and the corridors. This was quite intimidating and unpleasant for us as guests. The location is quite a distance from the city centre, not walking distance so driving everywhere was a necessity and the wifi is only available in the reception area and even then it is not reliable. The breakfast at 5euros each is not worth it. Mainly pastries and bread, no hot food available. Decided not to go with this and get something much cheaper in town, even if I did have to drive to get to it!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
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Madrid, Spain
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 15, 2013

50€ a night for 3 or 48€ a night for 1 or 2.
My experience in two F1 hotels in France was 33€ a night and they were better than this one.

- Noisy guests + noisy cleaning lady.
- Room was clean, bed comfortable.
- Poor location, if you don't have a car I wouldn't recommend it.
- WiFi >only< at reception, and didn't work the night we arrived.
- Receptionist was friendly: gave us a map and indications where to park.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Reading, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 10, 2013

The price for night was 40 euro at a time and you can imagine my surprise when I arrived and realised there is no toilet or shower in the room.
The ones on the corridor were dirty and I decided not to use them at the end.

Not very cheap price, but the cheapest quality I've seen in my life.

I am never coming there back again. I am travelling a lot and that was the worst hotel I've seen in my life.

The only positive aspect: WiFi Internet was free and worked very well.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled solo
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Formule 1 Ghent

Property: Formule 1 Ghent
Address: Vliegtuiglaan 21, Ghent 9000, Belgium
Location: Belgium > Flanders > East Flanders Province > Ghent
Amenities:
Free Parking Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #35 of 37 Hotels in Ghent
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 64
Also Known As:
Formule 1 Hotel Ghent

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