This is the first time I try IBIS Styles. The result is mixed. The hotel, although new, is rather basic. The decor, contrary to what I expected from the Ibis Style pubs is basic too. The breakfast buffet is fairly low-end, poor quality. In any case, well below what is usually found in the Novotel hotels. The room (here a suite was booked), is spacious but, again, basic. Many things, although new, did not work initially: the fridge did not work, we had to ask for a hairdryer, the shower bracket did not fit, the sink drain was broken. First suite we were assigned had virtually no windows in the bedroom and a small one in the living-room. So we asked to change and, indeed, the second suite affected was much brighter, but we had to settle for the 1st floor when we requested a high floor at the time of booking (i am Accor Hôtel Gold member). The staff is generally pretty basic, with the exception of two people I would like to congratulate: Murodjon at the reception who stands out from the crowd by the kindness of his welcome, his politeness and his willingness to help AND Irene at the restaurant who we have seen throughout the stay as very impressive in her quality and quantity of work at breakfast time. Also, she was also very nice. Finally, the choice of TV channels was also too limited to the Gulf countries.