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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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Brisbane, Australia
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35 reviews
13 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Visited Rockhampton recently for business and a group of us had drinks and dinner at the Criterion Hotel. Large variety menu with very tasty meals and service was very good. Would definitely go back again.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

we all ordered the 250 gram steak our choice was veges and mash and 1ordered chips and 1 baked potatoes with the steak some slices of onion chunks of capsicum cupla small pieces of zuchini the meal with baked potatoe turned out to be jacket potatoe with no butter or sour cream offered the chips where ok the meal with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visiting Rockhampton for work, a friend suggested going as it was close to my hotel. Steak cooked to perfection and my friend's ribs looked delicious to which he also confirmed. Will definitely dine there again.

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Rockhampton, Australia
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54 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great atmosphere and friendly staff. Food is always amazing and they have a great cocktail menu. You can't go to the cri with friends without sharing (or devouring all by yourself) and big plate of cri fries. They are definitely the best food to accompany a few beverages.

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NSW
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113 reviews
59 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

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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Victoria Point, Australia
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23 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

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 May 11, 2015

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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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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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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