We stayed at Ibis Sibiu for one night only and we chose the hotel based on location—10 minutes’ walk from the Piata Mare—and free parking in front of the hotel. The location was great, we stayed at an upper floor, so we had a nice view of the city, and indeed there are 25 parking places of the hotel, which, luckily for us, were not fully occupied when we arrived. But except location and free parking, everything else was a disaster, from the young lady at the reception when we checked in, who seemed to want to be elsewhere but working there (perhaps she was tired at the end of the shift; the young men who replaced her an hour later was very polite and willing to help) to the room.
The size and the view from the room were OK, but the floor hadn’t been cleaned properly; there were hairs everywhere including the bathroom; the walls were stained; and the bathtub, bathtub panel, and walls hadn’t seen a limescale remover in ages (see attached photos). The bed sheets and pillow covers were clean, but when we looked at the pillows inside, we were disgusted—they had big yellow stains, so we didn’t use the pillows during our stay. Despite the room being decent sized, the space on one side of the king sized bed was too small for a person to get off the bed comfortably.
When we checked out at about 7 a.m. next day, there was no one at the reception; after waiting several minutes, we asked the bartender (also not extremely polite) to call the receptionist, who did not apologise. In conclusion, if you are just looking for budget accommodation in a central location in Sibiu, this place is fine, but don’t expect cleanliness. You might also want to call before you arrive to make sure you have a parking place. We stayed at Ibis in the UK, France, and Spain and did not expect luxury, but a basic clean room—we didn’t get that, so based on this, I do not recommend this hotel. There are many others in Sibiu, so a family-run bed and breakfast at the same price as the Ibis is likely to be a much better choice, at least in terms on cleanliness.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 195 soundproofed and air-conditioned rooms are available for booking. The hotel has an international restaurant and a bar open 24/24 for snacks. Guests on a business trip have internet connection access. Private parking available. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Minotel Sibiu
- Sibiu Minotel