To live is to explore the world around us. Too many are caught up in everyday routines, or staying with the familiar. Why not, change tact every now and then.
With Easter on the horizon, we set off on a road trip from Queensland into New South Wales. Nothng better than a few days away. Road tripping, love it.
To break up the 9-10 hour trip, we decided to stop about halfway, at Ibsis Budget Coffs Harbour. Reviews had slammed this place as being budget accommodation. I’m not sure what these people missed but I’m pretty sure that was obvious in the name! We were arriving late night, leaving early morning and to be fair, I’m not prepared to pay good or top dollars for a place you when don’t have time to enjoy the amenities on offer.
Ibsis Budget it was. Yes that came from Accor Plus membership , but here you cannot use your points, or gain points. No problem, to be honest for about $80, two people, room & breakfast, we are not complaining. Although many have.
Om a side note here, Accor have their basis covered. For sure. From basic accommodation to the best, they have it, and would have to say, good thnking.
The room is basic, as we expected. In saying that it was sufficient. Bed, TV, private bathroom, even basic coffee facilities and bar fridge. We needed no more, particularly when you roll through the door late at night just to sleep and freshen up.
Not only sufficient, clean, tidy and the added plus of friendly helpful staff. Even a phone call to check how we were travelling before they closed reception at 10pm. Don’t panic if you do go over reception time. They will call you, give you a code to enter a locked box outside, which will have your room key in it.Plenty of car parking, yes you probably look out onto a carpark, no balconies here, but as I said, we were just passing through for a few hours. It really doesn’t matter.
Buffet continental breakfast. Again not sure why some expected a full cooked breakfast or a kitchen to open, as it was clearly advertised. Certainly again sufficient to top up after your snooze and refresh.
You cannot top service or cleanliness. The young lady on reception and gentleman on buffet, were both friendly outgoing, helpful and very down to earth, Most impressive service for budget accommodation. Well done.
Sure, I would not recommend staying here for a holiday, however, to break a road trip with a brief stopover, highly recommended.