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Ibis Budget Hotel Sydney Airport
Ranked #11 of 12 Hotels in Mascot
Reviewed June 11, 2012

Horrific experience with hotel shuttle bus which was over 30 minutes late for scheduled pick up. Hotel staff unhelpful and unable to contact driver. Even though we could see the airport we missed our international check in. Would not recommend booking this shuttle.

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Reviewed June 9, 2012

Very poor quality, high rate (90 dollars). Windows can't be opened, like in jail.
++: closest hotel from the domestic airport (10 minutes walk)
Good hotel for a flight connection or an early in the morning flight.

  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 8, 2012

This is a budget property but there is no excuse for dirt! From the entrance way to the lift, to the tv controller- its all dirty, and there is no excuse for it . Accor shame on you!. .The contrast between this Formule 1 and the one at Auckland is like a horror movie and a pleasant experience.
This level of inconsistency obviously hurts the brand because if you stayed at the dive in Sydney you wouldn't contemplate staying in one elsewhere. As for the colour scheme= some one should be fired for this

Room Tip: Go somewhere else
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  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed May 31, 2012

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled with family
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Thank mac683
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Reviewed May 31, 2012

I was recently placed in the Sydney Forumle 1 hotel by Virgin Blue because the flight from Sydney to Melbourne had returned back to Sydney due to fog in Melbourne. Formule 1 is by far the worst hotel experience I have ever had in my life, I felt as if I had been placed in a horror movie set. The carpets were stained and sticky, the bed sheets were off white with yellow stains and mildew was dripping down the walls. I strongly feel that the airport and airlines should seriously consider another option for their passengers as this reflects badly on the customer care of the airline and the airport.

Room Tip: Don't Stay Here!!!!
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  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed May 28, 2012

In a nutshell, this airport hotel is a place only for a last resort option. I am a well travelled and econmical traveller but I have never stayed in such a basic and unpleasant room. The room was tiny, the threadbare blanket was dirty and stained and when I asked for another for warmth, I was given much the same item. There was no coffee/tea making facilty and not even a plug if one had a travel coil for making a hot drink. Carpets looked dirty, but the bathroom was at least clean. Average price but well below average accommodation! The only positive was proximity to airport. The staff were courteous enough but obviously the owners care little about their investment.

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed May 27, 2012

Stayed here recently for 2 separate one night stays, the rooms were adequate and the staff could not have been more helpful. Macdonalds and KFC next door which made up for the lack of a restaurant.

The bunk bed in the triple rooms is very small, it would definitely not suit an adult, however they were kind enough to upgrade us to a family room with 1 queen and 2 bunk beds

The hotel does serve a continental breakfast in the mornings and a shuttle is available to go to both the domestic and international airports.

Will stay again when next in transit.

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Ibis Budget Hotel Sydney Airport

Address: 5 Ross Smith Ave, Mascot, Botany Bay, New South Wales 2020, Australia (Formerly Hotel Formule 1 Sydney Airport)
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Location: Australia > New South Wales > Greater Sydney > Botany Bay > Mascot
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Bar / Lounge Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #11 of 12 Hotels in Mascot
Price Range: $82 - $171 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Ibis Budget Hotel Sydney Airport 3*
Number of rooms: 199
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Hotel Formule 1 Sydney
Formule One Airport

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