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Reviewed 17 July 2014

Stayed here with my family (3 year old and 1 year old), and a large group. There is only one working washer and dryer in the entire hotel. It costs $8 total to wash and dry. Get your coins from the front desk in the morning because in the evening they are limited. There's no phone in the room, no...

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Ajith R, Front Office Manager at Ibis budget Sydney East, responded to this review

Dear Sir/Madam We appreciated your valuable comments and assure you that the next time you visit our hotel you will be offered a better service. Thank you for the valuable feedback. Kind Regards, Front Office Manager

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 6 July 2014

You-get-what-you-pay-for.--The-first-room-was-set-up-as-four-bunk-beds.--Not-for-us.Could-barely-walk-between-them,nor-use-them. The-replacement-room-was-a-double-bed. Plaster-off-the-walls-in-some-places.--Nearly-double-the-rate-for-the-weekend. But-lovely-in-that-it-was-near-the-Opera-House-and-Jewish-Museum.

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Ajith R, Front Office Manager at Ibis budget Sydney East, responded to this review

Dear Sir/Madam, We appreciated your valuable comments and assure you that the next time you visit our hotel you will be offered a better service. Thank you for the valuable feedback. Kind Regards, Front Office Manager

Reviewed 21 June 2014 via mobile

I came with a big family. Eventhough the room is not big but it is still comfy. But this place is quite dangerous at night. This place is close to bar. One night, we heard people quarrelled outside the window.receptionist also not recommend anyone to go out after 10.30pm.anyway,the room is clean and they offer reasonable price.

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Canberra, Australia
Reviewed 21 June 2014

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 June 2014

I stayed at this hotel last year, it’s by no means the best hotel I have ever stayed in, but you do get what you pay for. The rooms were lovely and airy, washrooms were adequate and perfectly spacious bearing in mind they are 'wet rooms'. The location is fine, a short walk from Kings Cross station and a lovely...

1Thank Jamie L
Dunedin, New Zealand
Reviewed 10 June 2014

The hotel met our expectations except that bathroom was dirty - there was lots of easily removable mould over the walls, toothpaste marked on the shelf and remnants of bodily fluid of some sort on the back of the door. A good clean down with disinfectant would have remedied this. As a result we found it necessary to wear jandals...

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1Thank Vance K
Reviewed 6 June 2014

good location , walk about 5 minutes to reach Kingkross station , near convinent stores , friendly and helpful staff , the room doesn't have Closet , Hairdryer , Pot. But everything was good, valuable for spendind money !

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2Thank Montira Y
Perth, Australia
Reviewed 30 May 2014

I had stayed here on a number of occasions when it was named Formule 1 because of its proximity to my where I hire a car, so when I knew I had to visit Sydney I looked it up and after some difficulty found it under its 'new' name and checked it out. Yes, it looked the same, and still...

2Thank POstcardswa
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Reviewed 27 May 2014

Our family stay at Ibis hotel east Sydney in last Feb. Same as many budget hotei of Ibis, room is small just enough for a bed and small table. The good thing of this hotel is the beautiful view of Sydney Habour from your window. Taxi from hotel to George street is about 15AUD. You can also find bus stop...

3Thank chiallasiatravel
Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 25 May 2014

We enjoyed our stay the room was small but was clean and comfortable there is a downstairs kitchen + the shuttle bus comes past the door. Very handy to shopping centres and the city. Only a short walk to Kings Cross.

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Home of the small bar revolution in Sydney, Darlinghurst has more bars per capita than any other suburb. Themes range from American whiskey bars and 1950’s theme bars to hidden bars requiring secret passwords. Oxford Street is the "Gay Capital" of Australia, where gay and lesbian-friendly venues feature “diva shows” and dancing until the morning. Vintage lovers flock to Crown Street, and small designer boutiques can be found along Victoria and Bourke Streets. Dining in Darlinghurst is a gastronomic adventure. Food from all over the world is on the menu, from American ribs to tapas, sushi to gelato and every ethnicity in between.
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located just 5 minutes from the Sydney CBD in the cosmopolitan East Sydney, Formule 1 Sydney East is the ideal inner city budget accommodation. The lively area boasts a huge range of restaurants, bars and clubs; and is within walking distance to the city, Sydney shopping, museums, art galleries, Hyde Park and the colourful Oxford Street.From the close by train station, Bondi Junction, Circular Quay and many more attractions are only a few stops away. Rooms feature a queen size bed with single or double bunk, twin beds or quad share rooms and all have a private en-suite bathroom, air-conditioning and LCD TV's. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ibis budget Sydney East

Address: 191 - 201 Williams Street | Kings Cross, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia (Formerly Formule 1 Sydney East)
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney > Darlinghurst
Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
Price Range: $38 - $819 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Ibis budget Sydney East 2.5*
Number of rooms: 115
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Formule 1 Sydney East Hotel Sydney
Formule 1 Kings Cross Sydney
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