LOCATION: Hotel Formule 1 Tullamarine is located just 400m from Melbourne Int'l Airport and is easily accessible on foot (about 10 minutes away), even with luggage.
We had to catch our connecting flight the next morning & were looking for cheap accommodation near to the airport. Most convenient would be ParkRoyal Melbourne Airport which is right across the road from the Int'l Terminal but the room rates were way beyond our budget. Holiday Inn was nearby too but it was fully booked so we ended up spending the night in Hotel Formule 1 instead.
ROOM: Simply furnished with 1 double bed & 1 loft (overhead bunk) bed, a wash basin with mirror, a corner table, TV with multi-channels & ensuite facilities. Our only gripe about the room: the exceedingly bright lighting was glaring & harsh which made us feel like we were in a prison cell...
BED: The double bed was fairly comfortable with clean sheets & pillows. It was winter Down Under & the room felt rather chilly at night, we tried to turn on the radiator but it was so noisy in operation that we couldn't sleep at all. In the end, we had no choice but to turn it off & just bundled ourselves up for the night.
BATHROOM: The compact shower stall & toilet were squeezed into a corner & seemed to be something you'd find on an aeroplane. The hot water (essential during winter) took a while to come on but was fine once it started running; the shower head had fairly decent water pressure too.
Other than a tiny bar of hand soap @ the wash basin, no other amenities are provided so do bring along your own toiletries.
F&B: Room rate does not include breakfast but you can pay an extra $7 (AUD) for it. The self-service breakfast buffet offers a variety of bread, jam & butter, assorted cereals, fruit juice, coffee & tea.
There are 2 vending machines in the foyer dispensing hot & cold drinks. If you need a bite, there's a 24-hour McDonald's conveniently situated right round the corner, about 3 minutes down the road.
SERVICE: Almost non-existent as this is a no-frills budget property. Reception Desk is open from 7-10am & 12-10pm. If like us, you happen to arrive outside of these hours, you can use the automatic Check-In Terminal @ the hotel entrance.
If you need to go online, there are internet kiosks & WIFI access in the foyer.
SUMMARY: Overall, the Hotel Formule 1 @ Tullamarine offers clean rooms & basic facilities @ reasonable rates; good for an overnight stay or a nap & shower if you need to transit in Melbourne for more than 6 hours.
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Formule 1 Melbourne
- Melbourne Hotel Formule 1