Hotel Formule 1
is an international chain of "super low budget" or "no frills
" hotels owned by the Accor
Group. Rooms rent for around €29 per night.
There are in excess of 380 hotels in 13 countries worldwide. As with Etap
, most are located in France.
Europe and Brazil
The rooms are very basic and whitewashed. The rooms typically each contain a small desk, a television (with cable and international channels dependent on location), a double bed or a double bed with a bunk above, and a sink. There is no toilet or shower in the room; bathing facilities are communal.
Toilets and showers are self-cleaned after every use. As with most hotels in this price range the doors and hotel entrances in Europe have coded locks thereby eliminating the cost of the original and any replacement keys.
In Brazil there is an en-suite toilet and shower for each room, cleaned daily by hotel employees.
Formule 1 Hotels in South Africa are known as Hotel Formula 1
, and have en-suite shower and toilet facilities.
Australia and New Zealand
The Formule 1 hotels in Australia and New Zealand are more akin to the Etap
hotels found in Europe, in that the rooms have their own showers and toilets rather than communal arrangements. Another difference lies in the use of magnetic cards to allow entry rather than coded locks. Some locations offer the choice of a room with either a double bed with a bunk above; two singles with a bunk above; or a queen bed with a set of two... Read More