I am a senior solo male who visited Australia for Test Cricket & hit Sydney lunch-time Dec 31st.. Was allocated this hotel ( now renamed Ibis Budget) by my travel agent as 2nd stage of 3-city trip. Arrived Kings X via seriously disorganised Mascot airport shuttle - if I wanted a tour of Sydney, I would have booked an open-top bus. On check-in, I found that I had been given what can only be described as an attic garret, very small, 3/4 bed with a bunk-bed over, no bedside table, no wardrobe / chest-of-drawers, no coat / trouser hangers, no bath-plug, no glass-tumbler, no kettle,( tea / coffee vending m/c in lobby out of action all my 8 nights) no phone, TV remote needed batteries, one poor quality dining-chair pushed under a triangular corner shelf & room stiflingly hot although aircon sorted that; & just about tolerable bathroom with shower-curtain, so that was my room. Breakfast @ $8 just about adequate and 2 x very early morning calls were spot-on time. Staff pleasant enough & 3 coat-hangers delivered after big moan in reception. but clothes not wearing stayed in my suitcase. As stated above, being a solo male & not wishing to spend anymore time there than absolutely necessary, I reckon I can cope with most things, but this was really not good enough & travel agent who booked me this hotel said that they would doubt if they would recommend this hotel again. Decent supermarket just up the road & seedy Kings X adjacent; 30 mins walk to Circular Quay & Opera House & 40 to Bridge, so reasonably convenient & good pub down William St serving good beer & food. I thought that lack of amenities indicated that it would ideally service one-night stopover backpackers as they don't require wardrobes , but hotel has a laundry-room which would be useful ,but I was wrong as breakfast-time revealed families on holiday or cricket-fans like me. Think carefully before booking & Good Luck. JW
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Formule 1 Sydney East Hotel Sydney
- Formule 1 Kings Cross Sydney