Ibis Hotel Melbourne

3 out of 5 stars3 Stars

15-21 Therry Street, Melbourne, Victoria, 3000, Australia
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Satisfaction Excellent
Very Good

Value Score Great Value!

Costs about the same, but rated 10% higher than other 3 star hotels

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Value for money

by TripAdvisor Member sara14

We stayed at the Ibis Melbourne for a couple of nights at the end of April and found it was good value for money. We booked thro the hotel website and got some pretty good rates. We wanted to check in early and it was hasslefree and also got an hour's extension at the end. Room was clean, bathroom was comfortable and had all the basic necessities. View was nothing to shout about but we had no hassles on the non-smoking room bit too. We also got the extra pillows we wanted with no trouble.
Hotel was easy to walkfrom to the shuttle service to the Avalon airport and also the free city circle trams. And a stone's throw from the Market so that was great. Wont sya the food scene was great in the vicinity esp over the weekend but tolerable. good service at the front desk too. Recommend if u r on a budget in Melbourne and has all the good comforts

Family indulgence

by TripAdvisor Member stumble

Family stayed here in AUG 07 (3A + 2C) in a two bedroom room. Enough space to spread out and very clean. Location was a big plus with trams located one block away. there was a large group booking at the hotel at the same time but no significant noise or waitimes. Staff on desk were very pleasant and helpful. Room also has microwave and sink. only slight issue was that bathroom was beging to age but water was hot and plenty as all five had showers and no loss in pressure etc. Would recommend for a family to base in MELB. Save money and spend on shopping.

Average hotel

by TripAdvisor Member samiez

Hotel is located at the top end of Queens road and close the Queen Victoria markets which run on Sundays, we had a 2 bedroom apartment which was hotel style apartment so no kitchen just tea and coffee,fridge etc no cooking, no laundry. Very basic and as we are a family of 5 we stayed around 5 nights and could of really used a hotel with self catering services. Hotel and rooms were tidy and clean.

Restaurant onsite with awesome breakfast well worth the money...

Over all good priced hotel for short stays.

Good,standard hotel, quite a walk from city centre

by TripAdvisor Member Rosie24Midlands

We arrived in Melbourne about 8pm and the taxi driver hadn't heard of the Ibis and struggled to use his satnav. It is a bit out of the way and we had to walk some way to find something to eat (take-away) at 10pm on first night. We were put in double room although I had asked for twin beds. Staff immediately changed room to twin bedded without problem. Also,reception staff helpfully checked in our next flight on line. Overall, a good, clean, standard hotel. Pleasant eating by Yarra river in the evening. Enjoyable trip down Great Ocean Rd-beautiful and not at all crowded in Spring although gather it is bumper to bumper in Summer. Watch out for the helicopter rides offered at Port Campbell;an F111 jet shot very close by us-hadn't notified the leisure rides people that they were flying in that area. Unnerving to say the least.
Would just mention that when you book with agents like Asiarooms, they tend to list every attraction in the city as near to your hotel, rather than stating exactly what is near chosen hotel. Hence we had thought we were nearer centre. Not hotel's fault though.

Average Budget Hotel

by TripAdvisor Member GoldCoastTezza

Average 2.5 -3 star budget hotel. Rooms are basic but clean. Storage of bags was a problem as the baggage room is very small with no security.

100 metres to Victoria Markets. Trams only a block away.

Buffet breakfast was good but basic.

Good value for money budget hotel in the heart of Melbourne.

Decent Budget Hotel

by TripAdvisor Member SF-Coast-Traveler

I recently stayed at the Ibis Melbourne for three nights. The location of the hotel is just one block from the Victoria Market and a short 10 minute walk down Swanston Street to the CBD. Various trams run on Swanston and Elizabeth Streets (within one block of hotel) as well as on LaTrobe Street three blocks from hotel. The Circle Tram runs on LaTrobe Street.

Check-in was handled quickly and efficiently by the friendly and helpful assistant manager who advised me my $96 per night "single" room had been upgraded to a "suite" on the top floor (level 11) because the hotel was full.

The bedroom was of average size with a double bed and was connected to a small kitchen (which included a mini-refrigerator, microwave, dishes and utensils) and a sitting room. The furniture was definitely dated and the carpets were old and had a few dark stains. However, the room was clean as was the bathroom. Other than the furnishings that needed replacement, the tile and moldings around the bathtub needed a good cleaning as there were splotches of mildrew around the tub. The towels were worn and needed replacement but they were clean, as were the bedsheets.

The hotel offers guest laundry machines on several of the floors of the hotel; A$4 to wash and A$3 to dry. Detergent can be purchased at the front desk. The hotel has two Internet accessible terminals in the lobby at a cost of A$2 per 20 minutes.

In the basement there is a restaurant offering buffet service for breakfast and dinner (maybe lunch as well) and also a bar. I did not eat at the restaurant but the buffet looked fairly extensive. There are many cafes within walking distance of the hotel and the Victoria Market is just one block away which offers a variety of food choices. There is an ATM machine just around the corner on Elizabeth Street.

Overall the hotel was satisfactory. The room was clean and comfortable, but dated. The staff were very friendly and helpful.

Good value - clean and quiet

by TripAdvisor Member MelbaAdelaide

Stayed for about a week in October 2007 - second time I have stayed here - good value hotel - quiet and clean; good central location - close to transport - would stay again. Reasonable breakfast available

Value for money

by TripAdvisor Member jjumpstart

Agree with most other reviews ... clean & tidy, although slightly outdated.

The rooms are reasonably quiet, the air conditioning works, the water is hot, and the beds are comfortable.

For what we paid (just over AU$100 per night ... and that was during the Australian Open Tennis) it's a decent budget-priced hotel.

Just a few comments ... we booked 2 rooms (on the one booking) as a package including flights ... when we arrived we were given one room on the 2nd floor and one room on the 11th floor. It didn't really matter to us (inter-room phone calls are free) ... but it might be upsetting if you were a family group. I suggest you phone them to confirm your preferences after making your booking. Also, one room was on a smoking floor which was not what we booked.

Be aware that there is no lift from the underground car park to the lobby. So be prepared to carry your luggage up 2 flights of rather steep stairs (this obviously wont concern you unless you have your own car).

A taxi from the airport is around AU$45 and is about the same price as the airport bus for 3 people (but a lot more convenient).

We found that getting around the city was easy ... the free circle tram (with recorded commentary) travels along Latrobe Street (about 2 blocks from the hotel) and covers just about all of the inner city. A complete circuit on the tram in either direction (with a map in hand) is a great way of getting your bearings.

A taxi from the hotel to the Tennis Centre (or the Casino, or Lygon St) and to most of the inner city shopping areas is around AU$10.

Visit the nearby Victoria Markets for cheap snacks and souvenirs ... but for a huge range of cheap eats, turn right out of the hotel, then right into Swanston St then walk about 2 blocks toward the city centre ... there on the right you will find a huge selection of cheap Asian restaurants ... Chinese, Vietnamese, Thai, Korean, Indonesian, Japanese ... all with main dishes from AU$8 or AU$9. Being in the middle of the student precinct, you get good quality food at a very reasonable rate.

Finally, for something a bit different, try the Colonial Tramcar Restaurant (any search engine should find it) ... our 5 course dinner with unlimited liquor was AU$105 per head (including the 3 hour tram tour around Melbourne). The decore was period, the food was great and the drinks were continually topped up ... and YES ... it's air conditioned and has its own toilet. A great night out (book early ... we booked 3 months in advance).

Melbourne has a lot to offer and "The Ibis" makes a good affordable base ...

Enjoy !

Would NEVER stay here again!

by TripAdvisor Member MedicTaupo

Bouquets: Very clean room. Housekeeping staff did a very good job. Woman bar staff member very helpful in sourcing 2 boxes I needed (reception staff couldnt be bothered - too lazy!) Nice meals.
Brickbats: Non-existent customer service. eg No porter service, did not receive wake-up call morning of departure, (thankfully had back-up) reception staff need immediate re-training in customer service - surly & unhelpful. Had eaten 3 times in restaurant - on checking account on departure found I had been charged TWICE on EACH occasion! One incorrect charge I could accept, but three?? Please! Something 'dodgy' going on here! On two occasions, kitchen staff came out & helped themselves to buffet - NOT a good look when diners in restaurant! Requested Survey Form from Accor Management over a week ago but no reply. So I guess one cant blame staff too much when Management dont bother to acknowledge customers! Travel a lot and will never recommend this Hotel to anyone or stay here again!

great receptin

by TripAdvisor Member graceSpokane

We stayed here during the tennis open. It is two blocks from the victoria market(fun) and reception was the most helpful of any places we stayed. A Mr. Joe Daly was very helpful.


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Forum Posts

Melbourne in Oct

by AskUhor


I was planning to visit Melbourne for 10days on a budget tour, would like to hear some advise on places to visit? Was planning to go:

1) Great Ocean Road,
2) Philip Island,
3) Yara Valley,
4) Queens Victoria Market..

Is there any other place worth visiting? I was also considering a domestic flight to Tasmania, any recommendations?

Tks alot!


Re: Melbourne in Oct

by cafank

Hi, the four ideas you have are great. You could also do Healesville sanctuary which is in the same direction as Yarra Valley - a very nice native animal setup in a lovely area no too far from Melbourne. A bit further away is Ballarat or Bendigo for goldfields history and early Australiana. Depending upon when you are coming there are some lovely seaside areas such as Mornington Peninsula or surfing areas such as Ocean Grove - on the way to the GOR.

Mountains - Mt Buller is not far away abnd has some great trails and walks in good weather - snow if you are coming soon.

A flight to Tas could also be a cheap option there are many cheap flights at the moment - try Virgin Blue and Jetstar airlines for cheap return flights.

Have a good time

Re: Melbourne in Oct

by Lady_Godiva

The four areas you mentioned are fabulous. Just to confirm - Healesville Sanctuary is IN the Yarra Valley. You could easily do a day trip from Melbourne out that way to check out some wineries and visit the sanctuary. Check out my Healesville/Yarra Valley pages for more info.

When in the city I would also recommend strolling along St Kilda - great promenade, beaches and cafes.

Re: Melbourne in Oct

by tropicrd

What about a trip to the Dandenong Ranges,a ride on puffing billy .
Melbourne is a great place to shop and have streets dedicated to this pass
A ride on the tram to St Kilda beach.

Visit the Crown Casino it has many restaurants to choose from.

You could also do the trip up the Mornington peninsular and take the ferry across Port Philip bay to the other side and do the great ocean road.

Melbourne is a great place to visit. Have fun, Dorrise

Re: Melbourne in Oct

by RFS1947

On the way to Philip Island and the Penguin Parade, there is a koala reserve/park/sanctuary that my friends thought was pretty good when they visited here. It is really up close and personal time with the koalas.

Re: Melbourne in Oct

by AskUhor

Hi guys,

Thanks for all your advise! ^V^
I've amended my itinerary to 7 Days Melbourne and 7 days in Tasmania.

I was thinking of booking my Victoria local tour (for next day) upon arrival. Would like to find out the rate and service for local tour package, is the rate somehow similar, and where can we get good service and affordable rate for backpackers:

1) Federation Square
2) Bourke Street
3) Swanston Street

Would it be more appropriate to book online instead?
How about Tasmania, is Salamanca Place only for weekends only? Close on wkday?
Any good information to share?

Thank you!


Re: Melbourne in Oct

by AskUhor


I am also planning to take the "Sunday saver metcard" that have unlimited access to trams, train, buses for Zone 1 & 2. Can I get some advise on which route or station should I travel that is worth to see. How about the travel time needed?




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 Ibis Hotel Melbourne

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Address: 15-21 Therry Street, Melbourne, Victoria, 3000, Australia