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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

When I booked to stay here over night during a business trip, I thought of staying here to indulge my love of historical architecture. While the restaurant serves a great Steak meal and the pub is quaint and steeped in history, the hotel room was disturbing. The bed was noisy due to the age of it (under sprung base) there... More 

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Moncton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed a couple of nights at the Criterion Hotel Motel in Rockhampton a week or so ago as part of our drive around Australia. It’s not a luxury hotel so those complaining that it wasn’t a luxury hotel when you paid $60 a night, well you need to get out more into the real world, but some people are... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The accommodation is below average, how do you have a triple room without a toilet? At this day & era???? Is this a 3rd world country??? Again I insist Avoid this joint.!!!!! Noise from the road works, drunks outside the hotel & inside. Very loud music all night long!!!! The room was dark, not well ventilated, dungeon like ...couldn't open... More 

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Thank Mirna J
RynoTheCri, Owner at The Criterion Hotel Motel, responded to this review

YOU booked the WRONG room online for 2 nights Check in 06/07/2016 - Room 11 - Advertised as a Budget triple, Shower Tv & A/c you paid $75.00 per night...you wanted to be upgrade for free, we said we could not do that...we offered you an upgrade for $15 to a ensuited room....you said NO. I offered your husband a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good old fashioned Queensland country Pub service for an impromptu group of truckies! Ate and drank like 20 truckies on a mission. Steak and Guiness scored high on the menu, best of both in a very long time. The Criterion is a Rockhampton staple, every trip to Rocky warrants a trip to the famous little brother of Brisbane's famous Breakfast... More 

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Thank Ben C
Noosa, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Can't fault the food, just great. Bar prices very high though. The room? Heaps of stairs to get to it, long winding corridors. Shower and basin in room but no toilet?! Street parking only. Clean enough but old and dark, some things weren't working in room. No tea or coffee, no fridge. I think there's better places to stay, even... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

We stayed one night at the Criterion and had an en suite room with plenty of character - high ceilings, fireplace and doors to a shared terrace on the first floor. Unfortunately we arrived when roadworks were taking place directly outside the hotel so couldn't really enjoy the outside space (no discount offered of course). The bedroom and en suite... More 

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Thank Sue C
Moranbah, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016 via mobile

Had a great family dinner at the Cri in Rocky. Meal prices vary and accommodate all budgets. Everyone loved their meals and there was a two person band playing all the classics. Atmosphere was great and everyone enjoyed their night. Walking distance from our accommodation at the Empire Apartments.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

Lonely Planet claimed it was acceptable. I'd suggest skippng the history for a more modern and better appointed room. The premises have been poorly maintained. The stairs, though grand in scale, felt spongy underfoot, like they were rotting. The room was just this side of moldy. We expected to see ghosts flit through any minute, since they would recognize the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

Staff are rude with below average service, Most should not be in the hospitality industry. Food was over priced for a below average meal. Rooms a reasonable for price. Due to staff and food will never go there again and will never recommend it until i am aware staff and management have changed and they have picked up their game.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2016

I was so looking forward to eat here as I really enjoyed it 7 years ago. Well what a disappointment. The service here was hopeless. The girl at the bar was nice but preferred to chat with other employees instead of serving. I ordered the rissoles because I had them the last time but these were substandard, the gravy was... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Restaurant
  • Free Internet
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free Internet
Services
  • Laundry Service
  • Free Parking
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Conference Facilities
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Criterion Motel Rockhampton offers modern motel accommodation with 19 rooms and great location in the heart of Rockhampton, across from the Fitzroy River. Our accommodation is suitable for all types of travellers who are looking for well-equipped rooms in a fantastic location. Rooms are modern in style and feature comfortable bedding, ensuite bathrooms, kitchenettes, air-conditioning and LCD televisions. Guests can enjoy the convenience of complimentary WiFi, Foxtel, tea & coffee facilities, guest laundry and secure off-street parking. Spoil yourself with one of our lovely Spa Suites - perfect for romantic getaways, a family holiday or corporate travellers looking for a place to relax after a long working day. Our motel accommodation is located behind a classic family-owned Australian Pub where guests can enjoy a hearty breakfast, quick lunch or delicious pub grub at reasonable prices. With a range of bar areas to choose from, and a wide selection of beverages, the Cri is your place to catch up with friends. Located next to the Fitzroy River, The Criterion provides great location for guests wanting to explore the Rockhampton area or for those just stopping by. Rockhampton (aka 'Rocky'), the Beef Capital of Australia is located on the Tropic of Capricorn and is the gateway to the Southern Great Barrier Reef. Highlights include the Mt Archer National Park, Rockhampton Zoo, Capricorn Caverns limestone caves and the Rockhampton Botanic Gardens. The Cri is a must see when in Rockhampton! Come and experience the friendly atmosphere, our modern motel accommodation and fantastic dining options at the Criterion Hotel. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Criterion Hotel Motel

Address: 150 Quay Street, Rockhampton, Queensland 4700, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Rockhampton
Price Range: $52 - $100 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Criterion Hotel Motel 3*
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