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Ibis Budget Canberra
Ranked #43 of 58 Hotels in Canberra
Melbourne, Australia
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24 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“home away from home”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2014

Stayed here in July as part of a sporting group,
Excellent service , excellent value and the staff were very obliging .
will be back again next year .
Great Location in terms of access to the City and Sites around Canberra .

Room Tip: Go for rooms on the 2nd floor very quiet
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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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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Greystanes, Australia
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8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2014 via mobile

We stayed here overnight on the way from Sydney to the snow to break up the journey. We chose this place because it was a decent price and on our route. The room was tiny and smelt like a dirty toilet, the bathroom was worse and i would liken it to the size of a plane toilet. There was only a thin blanket on the bed in the middle of winter although there was heating in the room. We were glad to have an early start the next day and will not be returning.

Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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Was heading to Melbourne and we stayed in Canberra over night, was a great little room, perfect for a few nights rest. About the only issue was seeing as it was winter the A/C was playing up a bit and would randomly switch to cold.


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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2014

Stayed there 2 nights in mid-June. Pleasantly surprised that the room was maintained in good condition, quite clean and nothing broken or faulty.
Bed was comfortable enough.
I only wished the bathroom was slightly larger and had some accessories like hooks etc.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Melbourne, Australia
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57 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 5, 2014

This hotel is located just as you start to enter the Canberra area so on the outskirts of town. Rooms were quiet though even though right next to the main highway. Plenty of parking available which is great. Check-in was quick and easy although my card didn't open door initially but this was quickly rectified upon a return to reception. The room itself was clean and adequate for 2. Bed and pillows comfortable.

The bathroom is what usually lets the ibis budget hotels down. Only provided with 2 towels, no bathmat or hand towel etc. There is also no shower curtain so when having a shower the bathroom becomes a wet room where toilet gets wet all over. Have to use towel after drying yourself to dry the bathroom floor and leave it there basically. The basin is also not in the bathroom but given the wet room factor after shower this is probably a good thing. No toiletries provided other than bar soap so bring your own shampoo etc.

I didn't have the breakfast so can't comment on that but see there is one available. The Dickson shops area nearby also is quite handy for dinner and has a lot of options available for suburban shops - I was surprised. There is also a back road to the airport (Majura Rd) which helps to avoid traffic.

I paid around $80 a night which is good as we know in Aus - however I paid this in advance and did see some other hotels advertised for Canberra that were only slightly more and probably would have been better. I was there at the beginning of winter but there is adequate heating in the room so it wasn't cold.

Room Tip: Rooms facing residential area for less noise than those on highway side
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Woy Woy, Australia
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27 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 31, 2014

We arrived after closing time but they were still up and made it easy for us to checkin. Bent over backwards, nothing was too much of a problem, and one of the most hospitable hotels we have been to. The design of the rooms, however, is not enough for 3 people.

Room Tip: Beware that 3 floors and no lifts exist, so if disabled, you need a bottom floor.
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Whangarei, New Zealand
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2014

This was a good place to stay, we slept well, the welcome was awesome, a lovely lady from our home country, treated us like family!! Even though it was on the main route into Canberra from the North, it was so quiet!! Clean tidy. great.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
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      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
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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 #43 of 58 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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