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“Warm and friendly” 5 of 5 stars
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New Criterion Hotel
100 East Street, Narrandera, New South Wales 2700, Australia   |  
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Ranked #1 of 5 Narrandera B&B and Inns
Bendigo, Australia
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“Warm and friendly”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

Our family of four recently spent one night in Narrandera at the New Criterion Hotel. We stayed in a family room comprising of two single beds, a queen bed and an ensuite. Although we had a TV in our room, we chose to watch a movie in the shared lounge. With over 300 movies to choose from on the apple TV and comfy couches, our children were in seventh heaven. A good continental breakfast was also provided in the dining room. What made the stay most memorable, however, was Murray. He is a delightful host who goes out of his way to make guests feel welcome. We highly recommend the New Criterion (and Murray!) and if we ever come back through Narrandera again, this is where we would stay.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2012 via mobile

Had a lovely stay on our way through to Thredbo. Love the simple decor in this hotel. Family room was great for the five of us. Murray was the perfect host and couldn't have made our stay more welcoming. Don't look any further!

  • Stayed July 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2012 via mobile

From the moment we were greeted by Murray 'til the moment we left, we were treated like real guests and old family friends at the same time. Murray went out of his way to look after our every need. From washing, drying and folding our son's soccer gear to ensuring our windscreen was free from frost when we left very early on a Sunday morning, nothing was too much trouble. Aside from the amazing hospitality, the New Criterion is lovingly refurbished and stylishly finished. We stayed in a family room which was warm and inviting when we arrived. All that we needed was there for us. Breakfast was available early for us and was fresh and nutritious - again, simply fantastic. We would thoroughly recommend a stay here. If we are ever back in Narrandera, we would definitely stay again. A massive thanks to Murray and his family for a wonderful experience.

  • Stayed June 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2012

Tastefully renovated old style country pub. Room was small but very comfortable. Friendly and efficient service. Good continental breakfast, except for the instant coffee. Good location in the centre of town. Owners have obviously put a lot of care and thought into upgrading this hotel.

Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2012

Was lucky enough to stay in Narrandera during Autumn when the leafy streets and park were at their best. Lovely hotel with clean, comfortable and nicely decorated rooms. Owners were extremely helpful, with Murray helping me with my luggage, suggesting places to visit and eat in town, and cleaning my windscreen before I left. Hotel has been beautifully renovated. Breakfast was tasty and served in the dining room. I would love to stay at the hotel again.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2012

Friendly Service, nice rooms and a good healthy breakfast ( maybe a few Yoghurt options could be added). Has a lounge area to relax in away from your room.or a courtyard is also available to do the same. Murray, the owner, is friendly and helpful. He even cleaned our windscreen before we left. There is also a secure carpark - not that your need it in Narrandera. Have booked in for another stay.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2012

My daughter and I had the good fortune of breaking our journey to Melbourne in Narrandera and finding the New Criterion Hotel! What a delight. Lovely owners - so friendly and accommodating, without being intrusive. Our room was clean, comfortable, nicely decorated and well appointed. We made use of the guest lounge and tea making facilities, enjoying the big screen and the magazines after dinner at the Worker's Club. With Coles supermarket across the road, and being in the centre of town, its location is really convenient. The bonus was the Continental breakfast - with beautifully presented fresh fruit platter and a good selection of breads and cereals. Our car was well secured in the off street parking area and our windscreen was de-bugged and cleaned by Murray even before we were seat-belted in. Highly recommend this as a place to stay!

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 100 East Street, Narrandera, New South Wales 2700, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Narrandera
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Narrandera
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The New Criterion is a unique accommodation experience in the heart of Narrandera, making it the perfect stop on your business or sightseeing trip.A recent extensive refurbishment has transformed the majestic 75 year old hotel into an iconic property boasting the newest and stylish accommodation in Narrandera with 18 guest suites, balconies, lounge, courtyard and deck. ... more   less 
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