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The Criterion Hotel

corner of Quay & Fitzroy Sts | PO Box 291, Rockhampton, Queensland Q 4700, Australia
The Criterion Hotel
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 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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106 reviews 106 reviews
56 hotel reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were not staying here. We ate dinner in the restaurant twice because we enjoyed the atmosphere so much. I also had lunch by myself and took a book to read. There were several t.v. screens to look at. Some had sport, some had music playing. It was quite entertaining and this made it very easy to eat here on... More 

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Cairns, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Older hotel with a more modern motel section which boasts well appointed studio apartments and secure parking. In addition, the restaurant great steaks as a fine choice of other means. Live entertainment is also provided on some nights.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here as a last minute emergency stop following Cyclone Marcia. No frills, free wifi. Given the circumstances we were in it was nice having a safe place to stay the night. It was relatively clean and the hotel offers free off street parking.

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Poole, United Kingdom
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5 hotel reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

We were disappointed in the motel room as it didn't have any windows (except a few glass blocks high up) and so it was obvious the room hadn't had any fresh air for a while, plus of course very little natural light. However it was clean and the staff were friendly. They also emailed me a few days before our... More 

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Rockhampton, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

After 8 hours on the road I arrived at the Criterion Hotel in R/Hampton as I had pre-booked accommodation for myself and my family on our way back to Tvle. I produced my credit card and signed my check in voucher, I was then asked for my drivers license. When questioned as to why the hotel required my drivers license... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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9 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

I went to the Criterion with my husband and in laws. It has a typical small town pub vibe and I could tell it was the kind of place that could get quite rowdy late night. We sat in a booth next to the fish tank, I am personally not a fan if fish tanks particularly in restaurants but each... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

I have had meals at the Cri a few times and last night was by far my worst experience. Ordered meals for the group & was not advised there would be a bit of a wait. 75mins later we were still waiting for meals. When they finally came out, there was no apology and one of the meals (oysters kilpatrick)... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Old traditional style hotel, has a variety of rooms of which I took the cheapest single. It has several different types of room in the main hotel building and modern motel style rooms out the back (which I did not see). My cheap room had air conditioning and shower but WC is shared. Also included a light breakfast. Has good... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I have been astaying off and on at The Cri since 2008. It is always clean, always good value, handy to get a taxi the airport, plus has a good restaurant and bar. I enjoy the history that is associated to this hotel and personally prefer to stay upstairs in the original hotel rooms. This is a great location on... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

I stayed here a few times and loved it. Loved the friendly staff but my last stay there i felt the ghost and seen a quick qlimpse so did not stay again but did go back for a drink. I still highly recommend staying there as it is close to everything.

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