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The Criterion Hotel

corner of Quay & Fitzroy Sts | PO Box 291, Rockhampton, Queensland Q 4700, Australia
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The Criterion Hotel
Ranked #20 of 31 hotels in Rockhampton
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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kildare
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

we were not staying in this hotel but the restaurant had been recommended to us. we entered the restaurant through the restaurant door. on our way in there were no signs for dress code. we had our meal which i would have to say was good. we had a few drinks afterwards until a disco started. we then decided to... More

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Mackay, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

Went to the Criterion for dinner for a work function, booked well in advance. It took around 45 minutes to order and get drinks, they did say they were trying to get more staff in but like I said the function was booked well in advance and the wait for drinks was only the beginning of one of the worst... More

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Brisbane, Australia
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
14 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

The Criterion is the quintessential iconic Australian hotel. Overseas travellers probably get a bit confused over the term 'hotel' as mostly it is used in the historic sense and very few Australian hotels offer accommodation and those that do generally have not updated them since the 1950s. The rooms at The Cri are comfortable and clean and historic. There are... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

My girlfriend and I stayed here for one night whilst travelling down the east coast! We had planned on staying in a hostel round the corner, however when we went it was disgusting .... For not much more we checked in at this hotel, the woman was lovely and showed us our room! The hotel is old but it gives... More

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
11 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

This is not a showy 5 star establishment and that is exactly what is so wonderful about it. The places oozes with character and characters, the food does the trick, the beer wet and cold, service comes with a smile. Yes, the rooms could do with a touch up but in my opinion that would spoil them. Just go there... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
12 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

The hotel has a great old world feel to it. We had a room on the corner which was huge. All the fittings are a bit dated but that adds to its charm. The food on an evening is very good value for money and the steak was the best I had in Australia.

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London, UK
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

We stayed at the Criterion whilst traveling up the east coast for a vacation. As we were only staying for one night after a long drive, we decided that the Criterion hotel would suffice for our needs, hoping for an interesting experience staying in such an historic property. Unfortunately we were very disappointed by our stay. Whilst the property is... More

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Red Deer, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

We visited the Criterion to compare the beef from the beef capital of QLD to that which is grown where we live in Canada. Frankly we had expected the meat to be less well marbled, not hung as long and a little tougher than what we were used to eating. We were pleasantly surprised with the quality of the beef... More

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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013 via mobile

The steak was tough. The entree was very small with garnish that was not edible. We were served our meals but had to chase up cutlery. The ceiling fans were turned up and it was so chilly in dining area that made it uncomfortable as it was 30 degrees outside so we were dressed for summer. Take a jacket if... More

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Airlie Beach, Australia
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49 reviews 49 reviews
10 hotel reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

This is a review only of the wonderful bar at the Criterion Hotel. You are invited to read other reviews here from TA experienced travellers of the accommodation and the food at the Criterion Hotel, but this review is just of its must-see, must-visit bar. Usually in country pubs items of interest that are displayed in the bar are not... More

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Also Known As:
Criterion Hotel Rockhampton
Address: corner of Quay & Fitzroy Sts | PO Box 291, Rockhampton, Queensland Q 4700, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Rockhampton
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Restaurant
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Ranked #20 of 31 hotels in Rockhampton

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