By Zozimuz


I stayed in this hotel in 2014 and really disliked it and I would recommend the IBIS on Castle Street as a much better option.

Ibis Budget Hotels, formerly Etap Hotel and Formule 1 is an international chain of basic-service budget hotels owned by the Accor Group. There are several branches in major cities and close to transport hubs like the Eurotunnel terminal in Coquelles. The chain competes with chains like Holiday Inn Express and Travelodge in Europe and the UK.

The rooms are simply furnished and in most cases the walls are whitewashed. Rooms typically contain amenities such as a small desk, television (sometimes with cable/international channels, depending on the location), a double bed or a double with a bunk bed, a shower, a basin and a toilet. Within the UK, the former Etap hotels do not include tea/coffee making facilities in the room, although there is usually a coin operated hot drinks machine in the foyer. In some locations the rooms and entrance have coded locks. Some rooms may also have Wi-Fi. A towel and a bar of soap come as standard, with other toiletries for purchase at the reception. Items such as ironing boards and irons are normally available for hire.