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Ibis Budget Canberra
Ranked #46 of 57 Hotels in Canberra
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2013 via mobile

This hotel was just a stop off for us on the way to the snowy mountains. About a ten min drive from the city centre (north). Excellent value for money. Rooms weren't as small as some other budget hotels I've stayed in. Very clean and modern. Think they have just been renovated?

On the main road but didn't experience any traffic noise, we did have the window closed though! Air con in the room, a little noisey bit must aircon units are. Great onsite parking.

This hotel is exactly as it says on the tin. Cheap, clean, easy to find and get to. 10 min drive from city centre. Not five star but work the money we paid for it!

  • Stayed December 2012
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, Manager at Ibis Budget Canberra, responded to this review, January 7, 2013
Hi Deirdre

We very much appreciate your comments regarding your stay at the ibis Budget Canberra. It is always a pleasure to receive positive feedback.
I hope your next stay with us is as enjoyable as your previous stay.
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2012

The ibis budget is what it is. A cheap place to stay. Room was very small but clean. Beds were ok. There is a housing estate being built in front of the entrance. Tip though first room on the left is situated next to the smoking area so keep the windows closed. Also very noisy at night if people up chatting having a smoke. Vending machines around and a petrol station 30seconds away. Imagine the size of a toilet on an airplane,double that and that your bathroom

  • Stayed November 2012
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Thank pillowtron
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, Manager at Ibis Budget Canberra, responded to this review, January 7, 2013
Hi Pillowtron

We very much appreciate your comments regarding your stay at the ibis Budget Canberra. Sorry that you experienced the issue with the smoking area which has been recitified now.
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Newcastle, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2012

This was certainly value for money, although the rooms are small . Possibly tea /coffee making facilites could be requested for the room , perhaps with a deposit paid for their use? Very helpful front desk staff.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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Thank EmpressWu
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, Manager at Ibis Budget Canberra, responded to this review, December 12, 2012
Hi EmpressWu

Thank you for for your feedback on your stay at the Ibis Budget Hotel Canberra! It is always a pleasure to receive postive feedback, we do offer complimentary tea and coffee to our guest in the afternoon/evening,
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2012

I understand that this is budget accommodation, but the poor customer service from front reception cancelled out any savings. On departure at 6.45am when wanting a $20 refund on the borrowed hair dryer, the person at reception told me that reception didn't open until 7am. Problem with that was, he was standing next to the drawer into which I had seen him place my cash deposit the night before. After an unpleasant exchange he did reach down open the drawer and retrieve my deposit, but the officious way in which he responded was so unnecessary. Comfortable bed, but I won't be back, such unnecessary unhelpfulness in a customer service role not really acceptable in any standard of accommodation.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
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, Manager at Ibis Budget Canberra, responded to this review, December 12, 2012
Hi Lynnes

Thank you for your feedback on your stay at the Ibis Budget Hotel Canberra! I am sorry that you experienced some issues with the staff and you were not advised that your refund would be returned to you in reception opening hours, Please accept my apoliges for the inconvienence that was cuased during you check out process.
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Sydney, Australia
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2012

The room was small, highway noise
Bathroom was modular and hand basin other side of room
No chair to sit on
No room for luggage
We won't stay there again
Location was in the area we wanted pity property not up to standard

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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, Manager at Ibis Budget Canberra, responded to this review, December 11, 2012
Hi Lyttlemarg

Thank you for your feedback on the Ibis Budget Hotel Canberra, the hotel has just been through a full refurbishment and the rooms are all the same as it is brand standard in most of the Ibis Budget hotels.
I am sorry that your stay was not what you expected so please accept my apologise.
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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2012

I found the Ibis hotel very clean, easy to find, farely close to most places and with parking. The reception staff friendly, the room was very clean and the service great, BUTwith no fridge or even coffee making fascitles?? that was disappointing..

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
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Thank CezSydney_Australia
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, Manager at Ibis Budget Canberra, responded to this review, December 11, 2012
Hi Cezsydney_austr

Thank you for your comments on your stay at the Ibis Budget hotel Canberra, it always a pleaseure to get some positive feedback.

We do have complimentary tea and coffee in the dining area between 4pm -9pm for our guest to enjoy, unfortunately it is brand standard that they are not in the rooms.
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Additional Information about Ibis Budget Canberra

Property: Ibis Budget Canberra
Address: 15 Tay St | Antill Street, Watson, Canberra 2602, Australia (Formerly Formule 1 )
Location: Australia > Australian Capital Territory > Canberra
Amenities:
Free Parking Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #46 of 57 Hotels in Canberra
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Ibis Budget Canberra 2*
Number of rooms: 75
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