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“Formula 1”

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Ibis budget Sydney East
Ranked #115 of 175 Hotels in Sydney
Brisbane, Australia
1 review
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“Formula 1”
Reviewed July 17, 2012

This hotel suited me perfectly as a place to put my head down at night. It was conveniently located for me and the service was curteous and proompt.

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Reviewed July 12, 2012 via mobile

I expected terrible accommodation from what I've heard about formula 1. But this stay was great. Cheap accommodation so I only expected a small room. The room was neat and tidy, and is in a great location. the air conditioning was nice too so it was good to come back and have a nice warm room to sleep in. Definitely recommend it if you just need somewhere to crash for a night

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Reviewed July 12, 2012

Lured by what at the time appeared to be good value and location, Formule 1 Sydney East turned out to be our worst hotel experience EVER. Upon entering the lobby, you are greeted with a spilled soft drink all over the floor and dregs of a kebab strewn across the stairs...neither of which were cleaned up by then end of our stay 2 days later. Entering our room, we are bowled over by the stench of bleach, and equally as appalled by the array of stains along with a friendly cockroach crawling across the headboard and the cigarette burns in the sheets. But seeing as we were only using it as a place to sleep, we could have put up with that, but the 'hotel' even failed as a place to sleep, as the neanderthals masquerading as 'guests' on our floor had absolutely no respect for fellow guests or the property they were staying in. After a big night out at approximately 4am, the guests on our floor were gathered in the hallway, drinking loudly, banging on other guests doors for over 2 hours and being generally abhorrent, to the point where we felt unsafe and trapped in our room.The experience was culminated by one of them setting off the fire alarm, evacuating the entire building in the process. Unbelievable. Upon returning to our rooms, we are again disturbed this time, by said delinquents arguing with police who had come to question them about their behavior, eventually resulting in a deserved arrest. At check out, reliving the ordeal to hotel staff, breaking from replaying CCTV footage to the attending police officer, just nonchalantly shrugged their shoulders and said "yeah this is a normal Saturday night". Which probably explained the cage in which the 'concierge' transformed into for refuge in after dark. I will never stay in a Formule 1 again, and the generally respectable Accor brand should not associate itself with hellholes like this.

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Reviewed July 11, 2012

Hotel was not clean and lifts etc in poor condition, we feel the foyer was rather dirty
splii drinks no one botheres to clean even by next morning

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Reviewed June 24, 2012

the room is dirty with bad smelling
the location is very good

i have rent a parking for 20$ per night the entrance is very narrow and might damage the car

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Reviewed June 10, 2012

I've heard some nightmare stories about budget accomodation, but the Formule 1 East Sydney was a pleasant surprise. We only stayed the one night but the room was neat & tidy, and we could see a full view of the harbour bridge from our room. Hello New Years!

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Property: Ibis budget Sydney East
Address: 191 - 201 William St | Kings Cross, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia (Formerly Formule 1 Sydney East)
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney > Darlinghurst
Amenities:
Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #115 of 175 Hotels in Sydney
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Ibis budget Sydney East 3*
Number of rooms: 115
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located just 5 minutes from the Sydney CBD in the cosmopolitan East Sydney, Formule 1 Sydney East is the ideal inner city budget accommodation. The lively area boasts a huge range of restaurants, bars and clubs; and is within walking distance to the city, Sydney shopping, museums, art galleries, Hyde Park and the colourful Oxford Street.From the close by train station, Bondi Junction, Circular Quay and many more attractions are only a few stops away. Rooms feature a queen size bed with single or double bunk, twin beds or quad share rooms and all have a private en-suite bathroom, air-conditioning and LCD TV's. ... more   less 
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Formule 1 Kings Cross Sydney

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