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New Criterion Hotel
Ranked #1 of 5 Narrandera B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Melbourne, Australia
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8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Great stopover”
Reviewed September 7, 2012

Stayed here overnight (in Room 3) with my wife and 8 month old on our way North. Our room was welcoming and spacious (we could easily fit our port-a-cot) and the ensuite was recently refurbished and very clean. We were particularly impressed with the shower, lots of hot water and it was a good size. Secure off street parking is also provided and there is a large shared lounge for guest use which we utilised as a place to eat our take-away dinner... super handy. The included breakfast was tasty with a good selection of cereal, toast and a fresh fruit platter that suited us perfectly, as well as coffee/tea and a selection of juices... a good spread!

The hotel is centrally located in Narrandera making it easy to walk to local pubs, restaurants, shops etc... and there is a park close by with fantastic facilities for kids to play on.

As has been said by other reviewers, Murray is outstanding as host/owner of the hotel. He was there to help us with our bags both at check-in and when we left, very friendly and gave us some good advice about where to eat dinner etc... he even gave the car's windscreen a clean before we departed!!

Would definitely recommend as a place to stop if you are considering Narrandera for acoommodation, I'm sure it's the best in town!!

Room Tip: Room 3 was spacious and at the end of the hall so no passing traffic...
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed September 4, 2012

What a charming art deco hotel! The rooms were comfortable and beautifully refurbished. Loved the view from the balcony and the opportunity to use the large lounge room. Also outstanding was Murray, the gracious owner, who could not do enough to make our stay more enjoyable.

Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Adelaide, Australia
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Reviewed August 29, 2012

A total surprise- Murray went out of his way to ensure I had a comfortable stay. It was a cold evening and finding my room heater already on was a nice touch. Quality fittings,centrally located, comfortable quiet rooms and I was made to feel very welcome. Cant wait to stay again !

Room Tip: Most accomodation in Narrandera is near the Highway and very noisy. This location is very quiet.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled solo
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Bendigo, Australia
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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
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Reviewed July 7, 2012

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
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Reviewed June 10, 2012

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
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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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Property: New Criterion Hotel
Address: 100 East St, 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): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — New Criterion Hotel 3.5*
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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