Number of locations
|603 hotels throughout 19 countries as of June 30, 2018|
|Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin American and Caribbean, Africa and Middle East|
ibis budget Hotels, formerly Etap Hotel and Hotel Formule 1, is an international chain of basic-service budget hotels owned by the AccorHotels 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 simple, but smartly furnished. 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 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.
All ibis budget hotels have a breakfast area, a reception (manned 24 hours a day in the UK & Switzerland; elsewhere this varies) and, at some locations, an automatic reception for out of hours check-ins.
There are over 350 hotels within Europe, most of which are in France. There are also ibis budget properties in the Africa and Middle East markets, as well as locations in the Asia-Pacific, Latin American and Caribbean markets. As of June 30, 2018 there are 603 Ibis Budget hotels total in 19 countries.
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