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“Excellent location in the middle of downtown Melbourne” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Hotel Ibis Melbourne Little Bourke Street

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Hotel Ibis Melbourne Little Bourke Street
Ranked #85 of 157 Hotels in Melbourne
Vleuten, Utrecht, Netherlands
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13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Excellent location in the middle of downtown Melbourne”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2013

The hotel is located at the city centre of Melbourne. Near the free of charge oldtimer city circle tram and circle line bus. Breakfast is simple but OK. Staff is friendly and helpful. It is easy to walk to Victoria Market and the Yarra River to take a lovely boat trip at sunset.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank HansBonsen
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Ibis3030, General Manager at Hotel Ibis Melbourne Little Bourke Street, responded to this review, January 25, 2013
Dear Hans Bonsen

Many thanks for your valuable feedback on your stay in November.
The hotels location is central within the city to get around and see the many sights.
Public transport including the free City Circle Tram is a very affordable option
for transport operating 7 days per week.

We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.

many thanks
Mary Ellen O'Malley
General Manager
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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78 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 21, 2013

We stayed here for 7 nights on October 2012 and were welcomed by the very friendly reception staff. Check-in was quick and our room was very comfortable, although we did look out onto a building site! The room was clean and tidy with a good-sized bathroom.
The hotel is in a great location - close to Southern Cross Station, and to the City Circular tram.
We didn't have breakfast here, so cannot comment on that, but there are plenty of cafes nearby.
The PC in the lobby gives access to the internet for 15 minutes - less time than the Ibis in Sydney, where you are allowed up to an hour each day.
Would definitely recommend this hotel!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank scorpio001
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Ibis3030, General Manager at Hotel Ibis Melbourne Little Bourke Street, responded to this review, January 23, 2013
Dear Scorpio001

We are pleased to hear that your stay in October was most enjoyable.

I dont know why you could get 1 hour per day in Sydney on the free internet. The concept
of 15 minutes free is to give all guests the opportunity to utilise the service to undertake the
quick essentials, airline check in and the like. You were lucky in Sydney.

We trust you have had a wonderful festive season and Happy New Year.

many thanks
Mary Ellen O'Malley
General Manager
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Geelong, Australia
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153 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2013 via mobile

We stayed at the Ibis on the 16/1/2013, our checking was smooth and managed a fast transition to our room by Michael. The rooms were clean and well appointed, although on the small side, but when you only really need the bed - this is sufficient! Glasses, cup, kettle etc were supplied in the room, although we did not need them. It is located close to Southern Cross station, short walk to the Casino, Aquarium etc it is the perfect spot to stay. Included in our package was the Full Buffet breakfast which was filling and delicious. I will definitely stay here again, and would be happy to recommend others.

Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
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3 Thank Mel_Cat75
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Ibis3030, General Manager at Hotel Ibis Melbourne Little Bourke Street, responded to this review, January 23, 2013
Dear Melissa

Many thanks for your time to provide the team with great feedback.
Michael works very hard at providing the best possible customer service and we appreciate
that you have mentioned him in your review, this is great to be able to share this with him.

We look forward welcoming you back in the near future.

many thanks
Mary Ellen O'Malley
General Manager
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2013

You just cannot get any better if you want comfort at a budget price in a central location. Get the same service, cleanliness and comfort that you'd expect from the Accor chain (Mecure, Novotel), but at a fraction of the price.

Location: Right near Southern Cross station and a short stroll to the city hub. Perfect if you don't have a car. I expect parking would not be free in this area. This is not the Paris end of Melbourne city (they are trying to call it the New York end but I don't think it's catching on), so don't expect it to be as lovely as uptown.

Rooms: Quiet, perfect temperature, view of the office next door. Mine was very spacious with a king sized bed. Clean bathrooms with no unsightly mold. They replaced the milk and coffee on a daily basis, tidied the room and made the bed. Great to come home to after a full day out.

Internet: There is a computer in the lobby where you can check your emails etc free for 15 minutes. I used this option as I came from overseas and didn't get a 3G plan in Australia for my iphone. It was good enough for me, but I do wish there was free internet in the rooms. I guess that's why it's budget.

Breakfast: I didn't have breakfast in the hotel, especially when there are so many exciting coffee shop options down the lane ways of Melbourne. It did kinda have a kitchen smell when you walk past the lobby though. Not a concern for me though.

Room Tip: Ask for a room that does not face Little Bourke Street. It's nice and quiet on the other side of...
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Alfieandme
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Ibis3030, General Manager at Hotel Ibis Melbourne Little Bourke Street, responded to this review, January 23, 2013
Dear Alfieandme

Thank you of your informative overview of your recent stay.
It is pleasing to to hear that you enjoyed many aspects of the hotel.

Internet access is a subject we are reviewing regularly to see if we are able to offer
the best service possible. We currently have an in room offer of $10.00 per 24 hours
as an option providing you have your own device compared with the 15 minutes free in the lobby.

An all you can eat buffet breakfast is served daily on the first floor, the aromas do not linger down
to the ground floor.

We do struggle to make comparisons to Uptown New York - however Real Estate agents marketing the many apartments being built in the immediate vicinity do get creative with the names used on development sites

We wish you all the best with your travels and look forward to welcoming you when next in Melbourne.

many thanks
Mary Ellen O'Malley
General Manager
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Rome, Italy
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133 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2013

The hotel's location is very convenient because central and within walking distance from the station of Southern Cross. Nearby there are restaurants, supermarkets and food take-away food. The hotel is clean and comfortable. The rooms are spacious and equipped with kettle, cups, tea and coffee. The natural light illuminates the room by a large fixed window and if on the one hand the visual effect is nice, on the other hand it constitutes a defect because the air comes from an inlet duct forced. Air ducts not have deflectors and the current of air is a little troublesome because it goes straight on the bed. Overall, I would still recommend staying in this hotel.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank dysaules
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Ibis3030, General Manager at Hotel Ibis Melbourne Little Bourke Street, responded to this review, January 22, 2013
Dear dysaules
Many thanks for taking the time to provide valuable feedback.
It is great to hear that you enjoyed many aspects of the hotel.
The hotel is equipped with full length windows, for natural light given the hotel is surrounded
by many tall buildings this does limit the views. As a result the windows do not open
and the air circulation in the room is dependant upon air conditioning.
We wish you all the best with your travels and welcome the opportunity to see you when
next in Melbourne.

many thanks
Mary Ellen O'Malley
General Manager
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Brisbane
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2013

Same as all other Ibis I tried, their price is always affordable (while service is great) and location is excellent. Great for exhibition as it's only 5-10 minute walk to the convention centre. Great for relaxation as it's close to South Bank and the night view and the bars are so great there. The great accommodation choice for travelling in Melbourne CBD.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Patrick Y
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Ibis3030, General Manager at Hotel Ibis Melbourne Little Bourke Street, responded to this review, January 22, 2013
Dear Patrick
Thank you for your feedback about your stay at the hotel. It is pleasing to hear you find the Ibis
brand regularly suits your needs.
We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.

many thanks
Mary Ellen O'Malley
General Manager
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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57 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2013

Stayed here while in Melbourne for 4 days. The room was clean and quiet. The staff was friendly and helpful. It was centrally located and just a short walk from all attractions. The grocery store is near by and a great place to buy snacks.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
3 Thank G0Travel2009
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Ibis3030, General Manager at Hotel Ibis Melbourne Little Bourke Street, responded to this review, January 9, 2013
Dear G0Travel 2009

Many thaks for your time in providng valuable feedback.

We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your time at the htoel whilst visiting Melbourne.

The hotel offers a great location and access to all the things travellers need whilst visiting.

We wish you all the best and good luck with your travels around the world.

many thanks
Mary Ellen O'Malley
General Manager
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Property: Hotel Ibis Melbourne Little Bourke Street
Address: 600 Little Bourke St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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Location: Australia > Victoria > Melbourne > Central Business District
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#8 Best Value Hotel in Melbourne
#69 Business Hotel in Melbourne
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Ibis Melbourne Little Bourke Street 3*
Number of rooms: 121
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Great value, unsurpassed location and excellent service make ibis Melbourne Little Bourke Street a very popular hotel choice. Boasting 121 rooms, this hotel has all the convenience of a central city location close to the financial, legal and entertainment precincts and is walking distance to the Skybus airport transfer service and Southern Cross Train Station. Ibis Melbourne Little Bourke Street is modern and affordable with comfortable rooms and great amenities to ensure a pleasant stay. Facilities include a breakfast room, Internet access and private offices. Conference rooms are available for a variety of small to medium functions, training seminars, trade shows or workshops. ... more   less 
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