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“nice for the location - carpet was a bit funny, parking not that great” 3 of 5 stars
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Ibis budget Sydney East
Ranked #143 of 179 Hotels in Sydney
Sydney, Australia
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47 reviews
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“nice for the location - carpet was a bit funny, parking not that great”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2012

if you plan to stay at this hotel make sure you don't need to drive there, parking in the area is scarce at best and if you have to pay for parking either at the hotel or at a nearby parking station you'll pay approx $40.
however the location is pretty hard to beat and for the $99 that I paid it's central to transport and an excellent nightlife scene.
the carpet in the room i stayed in felt a bit damp or greasy, couldn't put my finger on it. not sure whether it was the actual feel of the pile or whether the cleaners had been a bit oversealous with the products but it's something they could work on
also - windows facing william st need to be regularly cleaned. rooms on the top floor have pretty nice views but not so much when there is a layer of grime over the top of the window
overall i would recommend this hotel for a 1-2 night budget stay if you're only there to sleep and explore the city

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2012

This is the worse hotel that one can actually stay, it is more like backpacker place than a hotel. Rooms was decently big, yet there were some crumb covered under the blanket. Just letting lead to wonder, is everything actually cleaned after the previous resident check out? The carpet was sticky and not clean. Most importantly, no taxi would willing to travel there at night if you are at pyrmont area. Seriously, if you are travelling as a couple, please don stay here!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2012

This hotel is in a great location but is cheap and nasty.
The room is small also a small tv and no other facilities. (fridge)
Al most no service provided at reception staff, but it is handy to the city.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

Hotel located very close to trains and buses. Prompt check in.
We were given a room on the sixth floor with a view of the harbour. Room vas very spacious as it had disabled facilities. Excellent value for money. Would be prepared to stay again.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Ibis budget Sydney East

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 #143 of 179 Hotels in Sydney
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Ibis budget Sydney East 2.5*
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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