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“Proximity and convenience above all !” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Ibis Budget Hotel Sydney Airport

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Ibis Budget Hotel Sydney Airport
Ranked #8 of 8 Hotels in Mascot
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“Proximity and convenience above all !”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 20, 2013

I stayed one night at this hotel simply to make sure I could get to and from airport terminals without delay. It is a strictly basic budget hotel, that nonetheless has comfortable beds and costs little. Walk time from either Terminal 2 or 3 (both domestic) was 10 minutes on the dot, and no struggle at all even at my age (70+).

No food is offered except breakfast, but I left before it started next morning. Nearby there are three fairly predictable, convenient fast-food options: Krispy-Kreme, McDonalds and KFC. A late nite cuppa and ice-cream sundae, with a good book, at Maccas was about all I could face, but it met my needs adequately.

The room was quiet, check-in immediate and rather unexpected, and check-out quick because there's no need to lodge a credit card on arrival since booking was pre-paid. Staff were helpful at all times.

Would I stay again? If I was travelling in the same circumstances of late arrival and early departure, yes, certainly. It was adequate in the best sense of the word - nothing flash, but then really affordable compared with other hotels around Sydney Airport.

Room Tip: Try for a ground floor room at the back, facing the side carpark. Very quiet indeed all night !
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Geneva, Switzerland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 20, 2013

It's a Formula 1 hotel. If you expect something clean, basic and relatively competitive (for Sydney) then this is very close to the (domestic) airport so will do nicely.

As long as you're happy with a 10sqm room and a 2sqm shower that you pay $110/night for.

Has a McDonalds, a KFC and a Krispy Kreme next to it so you won't starve (although you may get fatter!)

Room Tip: Makes no difference. Just choose a room at a higher floor so you are away from street noise.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Cooma, Australia
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11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 20, 2013

Only complaint is with the cleaners and patrons being very noisy when leaving and arriving at all hours. It seems these days common courtesy of respecting other people may acyually be asllep at 6am is ignored. I think signs need to be put up to tell people to talk quietly and not shout to people at the other end of the corridor. Also the cleaners cleaning the room next door at 7:30am when we didnt get in till 11pm. Otherwise great location for a quick walk to domestic terminal.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Singapore
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11 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 19, 2013 via mobile

Unlike most guests, I was staying at this hotel for 6 nights as my friend stayed close to the hotel. It's a budget hotel but provides a clean room with no frills. I have a room right at the corner n when the window shutter is down I can virtually hear nothing... Yes not even the plane.

Difference from a normal hotel is that there are no kettle, hairdryer n iron available in the room but could be found at the ground level common area with coin operated washing n drying machine.

The common kitchen area allows for heating up your food n drinks using the microwave. There's a common fridge people use too. Food can be easily obtained from the fast food chains within minute of walking.

Overall I would stay here again if I'm visiting friends n family. If u r a tourist, you can take airport train to the city but it can be costly if you are here for days.

  • Stayed April 2013
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Singleton, Australia
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4 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 19, 2013

Convenient location plus friendly cooperative service.I have stayed many times and will continue to do so and recommend this to others.
The rooms are always clean and very tidy and ready on my arrival.
The availability of the shuttle bus is well appreciated. The staff are always friendly and very helpful

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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melbournre
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 18, 2013

This hotel was perfectly positioned for our overnight stay in Sydney before we left for our overseas flight. We were able to get the free transit bus that drops passengers to their cars in the long term parking area to drop us off at the door...perfect. It would have been a little bit far to walk and I don't think a taxi would have been very thrilled at the 3 minute drive

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Newcastle, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 17, 2013

Very close to Sydney domestic airport, in fact we walked to hotel in less than 10 mins. Path all the way and only one road to cross. Room small but adequate and quiet. The breakfast provided (extra $9 each) was very good value also.

Hotel very close to McDonalds, KFC and donut shop if like us you arrived needing to eat in evening.

We will definitely stay there again when travelling from Sydney.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Ibis Budget Hotel Sydney Airport

Property: 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
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 8 Hotels in Mascot
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Ibis Budget Hotel Sydney Airport 3*
Number of rooms: 199
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Also Known As:
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