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Ibis Budget Hotel Sydney Airport
Ranked #10 of 11 Hotels in Mascot
Reviewed July 11, 2012

My wife stayed at the Formule 1 at Sydney Airport having missed her connection. She arrived about 8.30 pm without a reservation. The hotel was virtually full but the reception staff went to amazing lengths to find her a room. In the fluster of missing the flight and trying to get a taxi to the hotel she managed to leave her glasses in the taxi. The taxi driver found them and rang the hotel. Again the reception staff were fantastic in dealing with the cabbie and getting the glasses back.

As for the hotel itself, for budget accommodation, the room was quite big and immaculately clean. The bed was very comfortable. The amenities were spotless and soap and towels were provided. The following morning there was a shuttle to the airport for $6.

The only negative was the couple in the next room having a noisy argument at 4 am but you can hardly blame the hotel for that.

For overnight accommodation close to Sydney airport you couldn't go past the Formule 1.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed July 11, 2012

Only good thing about this "Hotel"is the donut diner next door. If it had'nt been our last night in Sydney and the fact our travel agent had booked so we could'nt get a refund we would have left immediately as would have another couple who had prebooked from New Zealand. This is NOT an hotel, but would fit the label "backpackers" much better. The room was very basic for the price we paid, you could get a room at another hotel just up the road, same price and much nicer unless you like the novelty of showering whilst sitting on the loo!!!

Room Tip: Ask to see the room first
  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 10, 2012

This is your basic layover hotel but it is too basic for the price if you ask me. For a few more dollars and a few more minutes of effort you can find a hotel in an area where you have things to do and have more amenities. After you add up charges like internet, TV, toiletries, parking and other things that are standard at other hotels you may as well have stayed at a nicer place. The room is bare bones. The best way to describe it is a room in a military dormitory or a higher end Hostel or perhaps a high end jail cell. I acutally have stayed at nicer Hostels. The most obvious negative point is the shower. If you plan on taking a shower it better be before you leave the hotel or else your bathroom will feel like that of a damp gas station bathroom. I can't imagine a family staying here with the bathrooms the way they are.

My advice take the next hotel up on Priceline or Wotif and you will be happy in the long run!!

Room Tip: Lower Rooms have Wifi access. the higher the room the less the signal.
  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed July 1, 2012

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 1, 2012

Clean basic room, excellent noise insulation from external noise but not from internal noise coming from corridor. I arrived late at night and there were a number of undesirable people loitering in the carpark outside.

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed June 30, 2012

I had a good stay overnight at Hotel Formule 1 Sydney Airport. I like this hotel as it's close to the airportfor my international flight. Staff were friendly, the room was small, however it met my needs for the night. They have a shuttle service to domestic and international terminals. Be prepared and take ear plugs, just in case you need them.

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Reviewed June 28, 2012

  • Stayed: June 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)
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Greater Sydney > Botany Bay > Mascot
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #10 of 11 Hotels in Mascot
Price Range: $83 - $173 (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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Also Known As:
Hotel Formule 1 Sydney
Formule One Airport

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