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Ibis Budget Melbourne CBD

97 - 103 Elizabeth St | Near the Corner of Collins & Elizabeth, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia (Formerly Hotel Formule 1)
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  • Block Arcade
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  • 2 star hotel
Reviewed 7 October 2014
as expected...good stay
As I knowingly booked this one/ two star budget accommodation... more
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Reviewed 7 October 2014

As I knowingly booked this one/ two star budget accommodation for the Grand Final weekend I had NO Illusions that this place would be a bit grubby and stainy (not the beds tho), darkish rabbit warreny corridors, small with the occasional funky smell in the hallway downstairs. It is however extremely well located, extremely well priced, the beds were comfortable...

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F1Manager, General Manager at Ibis Budget Melbourne CBD, responded to this review

Hi RTM, We love it when we fit peoples needs. I can't get away with saying some of the things you have, so I will just go with a cheeky heartfelt THANK YOU. Please take note review readers - this lady is spot on. We have a refurbishment in the pipeline so hopefully that will happen early next year. You...

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Reviewed 1 October 2014

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Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia
Reviewed 1 October 2014

Right in the central business district, so very strategic for first time visitors. Wifi isnt free, though. And no free breakfast. But then again, it's Melbourne so cant expect everything to be free. Rooms are small and basic, but beds are comfy, ac and warm showers are working, so it does the job. No real complaints, actually. Free (or cheaper)...

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Buderim, Australia
Reviewed 27 September 2014

Grand final week end in Melbourne is difficult to get accommodation in the CBD and we ended up at the Ibis Budget out of necessity. Upon entry your senses are assaulted by the strong smell of garbage while waiting in the corridor for the lift. Upon reaching the cramped reception area where only one slightly frazzled girl was handling guests...

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F1Manager, General Manager at Ibis Budget Melbourne CBD, responded to this review

Hey K, Hope you had a great time in Melbourne Grand Final Weekend. Yep we where stinky - thanks restaurant grease trap! Not ours, but we get to cop the stench, you will be glad to know the Building Agent was able to get that sorted. I'm sorry this hit you upon arrival, not a greeting we like to give....

Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Reviewed 23 September 2014

A place just for sleep. Nothing exceptional. But the an excellent location. Close or everything. The main problem is the lift. The hotel only have 2 and too much people, specially when you have to do the check-out. A good point: the lockers, you'll pay a low fee for the lockers.

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New Zealand
Reviewed 23 September 2014

My wife and I stayed one night during July as it is in town and close to the railway station. The room was clean and ample in size but a bit tired. The toilet is separate from an outside shower. Air conditioning is via a heat pump which is slightly noisy. Our window just faces the building next door but...

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Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 19 September 2014 via mobile

Minuses -dirty carpet in the room, disgusting - found a bunch of hair -overall the hotel needs a fresh coat of paint and new carpet -no separate bathroom- from the shower you enter the room, inconveniant -continental breakfast too expensive Plus -location -shower was clean. Hot water. Clean towels everyday - good value paid 84 aud for 4 people room...

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Delhi
Reviewed 13 September 2014

As the name suggest the amenities are very basic, but the location is perfect. Its hardly 5 minutes from Flinders Street. Very Nice option if you have limited time in melbourne as many attractions are at walking distance. They charge some 6$ for the lockers on the 1st floor.

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F1Manager, General Manager at Ibis Budget Melbourne CBD, responded to this review

Hi MS3270, a quick line to say thank you for taking time out to pen a review, we especially appreciate it when people explain the basic nature of the hotel and the fantastic location! Wishing you safe travels & Happy adventures. Kind Regards, Tracy. General Manager Ibis Budget Melbourne CBD.

Tasmanian
Reviewed 10 September 2014

My son and I stayed here for two nights. Room is very basic with toilet,shower,bed, table and tv but if you are only there for a short time it is all you need. Close to the cbd and a few minutes walk to Flinders St Station.There is a communal fridge available on first floor and you can buy a buffet...

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F1Manager, General Manager at Ibis Budget Melbourne CBD, responded to this review

Dear 'outonadate' thanks for the review. I'm so glad you enjoyed the great location. It's not everyone's cup of tea for sure, but so glad we suited your purposes this trip. We hope you consider us again next time. Wishing you safe travels & Happy adventures. Kind Regards, Tracy. General Manager Ibis Budget Melbourne CBD.

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 9 September 2014

I was booked into this hotel as part of a work trip. The entry way is a small hallway that is dirty and dank. Arriving at the lift to the first floor reception I was greeted with filthy, dirty metal lift doors - not a good start. The reception staff appear to all be young, foreign students of Asian origin....

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F1Manager, General Manager at Ibis Budget Melbourne CBD, responded to this review

Dear Maffradasher, We where really pleased to see your recent feedback for the Ibis Budget Melbourne CBD. I'm very sorry that you didn't feel safe in the Hotel, certainly not the experience we would want you to take away. The Hotel is certainly not for every person on every occasion, and your review does illustrate this. Hopefully others will find...

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Central Business District
Full of discovery and delight, Melbourne’s laneways tease the imagination long after you’ve put your weary feet up to rest. They weave through the heart of the city: cafes, bars, restaurants and boutiques, throbbing with conversation and espresso coffee. You never quite know what you’ll find around the next corner: cobblestone alleys, old beer barrel hoists and even vats of simmering organic soup. There is the air of Berlin in the street art, a touch of Paris in the umbrella-shaded cafes and, reminiscent of Rome, eateries tucked away in the most unlikely of places. Perhaps you might want a break and cross the Yarra River to Southbank - walk along the promenade, bask in the sun at a waterside bar and decide whether to go to the nearby casino or book a ticket at the Melbourne theatre company.
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HOTEL NEWLY REFURBISHED NO CARPARK this can be booked for you, it is approx 600 meters away, please ask reception. ... more   less 

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Address: 97 - 103 Elizabeth St | Near the Corner of Collins & Elizabeth, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia (Formerly Hotel Formule 1)
Region: Australia > Victoria > Melbourne > Central Business District
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Price Range: $80 - $175 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Ibis Budget Melbourne CBD 2.5*
Number of rooms: 146
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Hotel Formule 1 Melbourne
Melbourne Hotel Formule 1
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#4 Best Value Hotel in Melbourne
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