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Ibis Budget Melbourne CBD
Ranked #114 of 161 Hotels in Melbourne
Reviewed November 8, 2007

I stayed here for 1 night on a flying visit to Melbourne and found it to be an excellent hotel. It was clean (I am very fussy about this and have stayed in more expensive places that were dirtier) and appeared to be realtively new.

Our room had a view of a neighbouring office building across the lane-way, but from looking around it appears some of the rooms have no views.

The room itself was relatively small, it had a queen bed with a single bunk over it. The shower/ sink was only partitioned off with a shower curtain, so if you are travelling with someone with whom you are not as well aquainted with you may need to take this into consideration. My only criticisms with the room was that it did not have a rubbish bin and the top bunk was not made up- although it did have the necessary sheets, blankts, pillow cases.

The hotel is located well in the city, just a short stroll to Bourke St Mall and to trams.

Excellent value for the price and will probably stay here again.

  • Stayed: October 2007
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Reviewed October 7, 2007

Accor hotels own the Sofitel / Novotel brand and also Formule 1 - their lowest cost option. We booked a room with 1 x Queen bed and 1 set of bunks at $89 a night via [--]

The hotel is conveniently located on the corner of Collins and Elizabeth Street. You can get there from the airport via the RED airport bus to Southern Cross Station then use the airport bus FREE connector service to the hotel....ask the staff when you get off the airport bus.

The Formule 1 is BASIC ok so do not expect a 5, 4, 3 star hotel. It is a backpackers with your own bathroom. The room is clean with a basic TV, no view, clean linen, one bar of soap and not much else. Lifts are slow and often full of young backpacker types on the weekend. Rooms are airconditioned or heated.

This is a GREAT place for those on a budget or anyone with kids. We thought it was a great buy as long as you want a clean safe place to stay that is CENTRAL.

Only weird thing we encountered was Saturday night when there was a knock at the door (no peep hole - so I opened it). A guy in his late teens was standing there and when I opened door he blew a lung full of "marijuana" into the room before walking away. Just WEIRD!

  • Stayed: October 2007, traveled on business
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  • Stayed: October 2017, traveled on business
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  • Stayed: November 2017, traveled as a couple
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Stayed: August 2017, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Ibis Budget Melbourne CBD

Address: 97 - 103 Elizabeth St | Near the Corner of Collins & Elizabeth, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia (Formerly Hotel Formule 1)
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Location: Australia > Victoria > Melbourne > Central Business District
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#11 Best Value Hotel in Melbourne
Price Range: $60 - $154 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Ibis Budget Melbourne CBD 3*
Number of rooms: 146
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HOTEL NEWLY REFURBISHED NO CARPARK this can be booked for you, it is approx 600 meters away, please ask reception. ... more   less 
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