ibis Budget Fawkner
Formerly Formule 1 Fawkner
As a northern suburb of Melbourne, Fawkner is just 12km from the city centre. Conveniently located on Sydney Road, off the Hume Highway, ibis budget Fawkner provides easy access to Melbourne CBD (25 minutes drive), and to Melbourne Tullamarine Airport (15 minutes drive). ibis budget Fawkner (previously Formule 1) provides accommodation with all the essential comforts. The hotel features 103 rooms, with the choice of three room options. The Queen Room is suitable for up to two guests, the Queen and Single Bunk room is suitable for up to three guests, and the Twin Room can accommodate up to two.
All rooms offer comfortable bedding, an ensuite, a TV, air conditioning, opening windows, an alarm clock, and Wi-Fi access. ibis budget Fawkner also provides free outdoor parking onsite, and is close to public transport. The surrounding area has a number of shopping and dining opportunities, or alternatively, guests can travel the short distance into Melbourne for a huge range of restaurants, bars, shops, and tourist attractions.
- Budget Hotels aren't The Ritz but this one is a good oneDespite being quite far out of town, this is a decent budget hotel. Also previous reviews have stated that there's no wifi, this isn't the case - there's… free wifi with a good reception in all rooms. I found my room and bathroom clean, fully stocked, the breakfast nice and good working laundry facilities too. ($4 for washer, $4 for dryer). All the staff were lovely too. Nearest train station to the cbd is a 10 min walk away (Gowrie Station). Would stay here again anyway if I'm up this way.
- FunctionalIbis Budget hotels (often former Formule 1 sites) are unpretentious and decent value. Ibis Budget Fawkner is no different. It's well located for driving,… being on the corner of Sydney Road and the Western Ring Road. Rooms are typical of this chain: functional, spartan, but perfectly fine. The bathrooms are utilitarian, preformed cubicles that will be familiar to anyone who has been in a motorhome or caravan. Also typical of these places, noise levels from other rooms was noticeable and the noise from Sydney Road traffic was occasionally noticeable. Parking is ample here, reception easy and friendly enough. You pay for what you get at Ibis Budget and it's good value at Fawkner.