It's my first stay at an Ibis in years, as my 'usual hotel' was full. This feels like a 'cheap and cheerful' refurb - particularly the paint job. "Plush pillows and inviting duvets" they claim in their marketing. I'd call it paper thin duvets (I needed a blanked from the wardrobe - that was not clean) and uncomfy pillows.
It's the first time I've ever ordered "room service" in a hotel, only to have to collect it from reception in a brown paper bag. In fairness they call it "Grab and Go". It wasn't great either... chips were good; club sandwich was 'meh'. Now I know why it was cheaper than other room service I've had. The "fruit" at breakfast came out of a tin. Yuk! Maybe my expectations are too high.
The thing that let this place down the most was its cleanliness. Sheets/towels all good (thankfully) but vacuuming and general cleaning in the room could be much improved. Areas of the bathroom are dirty - a definite no no! Work desk not cleaned and still had a long, stray hair (from a previous tenant - not mine) and the crumbs from last night's club sandwich. Nice.
On the plus side, check in was prompt and friendly. All staff I've encountered have been good.
I would not be rushing back to this hotel, I have to say.
That said, if you can find a cheap deal (mine wasn't) and you're not as fussy as me, then it's at least a good location and the staff I met were nice.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Ibis Sydney World Square is in the heart of the Sydney CBD, within easy walking distance of Darling Harbour, Cockle Bay, Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre and Chinatown. The hotel features 166 rooms and is conveniently close to the Sydney Light Rail and Central Station. The hotel has been recently refreshed with new bedding, carpet, in room amenities and upgraded dining facilities. The ibis Sydney World Square hotel in Sydney's CBD offers Standard and Deluxe room type, ideal for both corporate and leisure travelers in Sydney! From the solo traveler needing a comfortable queen sized bed for a night, to large two king sized bed rooms for the family holiday or a group of friends wanting to share. All hotel rooms are clean, wonderfully comfortable and have the convenience of a private en-suite bathroom with shower, new smart TVs, direct dial IDD / STD, tea & coffee making facilities, iron & ironing board, hair dryer, high-speed broadband internet access, in-house movies and fluffy towels. Guests staying at the Ibis Sydney World Square can also take advantage of the extensive hotel facilities including the 24 hour Reception, tour desk and on-site self-service laundry and dry cleaning services. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Accor World Square Hotel