When compared to other five-star hotel's I've been to, the Formule 1 doesn't stack up, but considering what I was expecting (little more than a bed and bathroom) I was surprised. The room was bigger than I expected and was dark and quiet, which would have made sleeping easy. However, thge bed was ordinary, to say the least, and was too lumpy to sleep perfectly in. The room had a tv, though the reception on some channels was bad. The service was also great and considering how cheap it was, service really didn't need to be anything special, but it was good to see the staff go out of their way for the customers. Some things were missing (we only got half a roll of toilet paper, no tissues, no tea or coffee, no shampoo or soap) but considering how cheap and close to the airport it is, I'm not surprised that some services were missing. Breakfast was also served, but I had an early flight and it wasn't open when I check out, but it shares a carpark with Krispy Kreme donuts and is right next to a Macca's and KFC. The best aspect of the hotel was how close it was to the airport, walking distance to domestic terminal and 2-3 min drive to international. Considering I lived 3 hours away from the airport when I stayed, paying $112 for a room less than 5 mins from the international airport (considering I'd already spend thousands on the holiday) the Formule 1 is perfect airport hotel to stay at. They also offer a shuttle to the international terminal, which was $6 a person.
To conclude, the Formule 1 is not the best or most up market hotel I've ever stayed at, but the price/value is amazing for the location, just expect a cheap, basic room, nothing more. It's still the perfect place to stay before flying out of Sydney, or whilst in transit; however, the bed, in my room at least, was pretty bad and needed urgent replacing.
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