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New Criterion Hotel
Ranked #1 of 5 Narrandera B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed October 29, 2012

We stayed at the New Criterion in October on our way home from 6 weeks in WA. When I rang I asked if they offered a senior's discount and I was told "We offer exceptional value for money". Too true!

Our host Murray welcomed us and helped us settle in with secure parking for our vehicle and slide-on camper and advice on restaurants. Our room was comfy, well appointed and very clean. We had access to a lovely lounge with tea, coffee and a huge range of movies.

Breakfast was included in the tariff and while yoghurt might improve the breakfast menu, there was plenty of top quality stuff from which to choose. I just hope they get someone to run the proposed dining room.

It was so good next time we'll stay 2 nights.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 6, 2012

This little gem is an excellent stay over in a bit of history. Passed through Narrandera in September and stayed here. Murray was a charming host who was very attentive to our needs down to washing the windscreen - nice touch. Room was old pub style with an on-suite which was very adequate for our needs. Old world charm throughout the hotel - with traditional creaking stairs. Good continental breakfast in the morning as well. Will stay here again in the future. Thanks Murray.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Mohara56
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Reviewed October 5, 2012

The positives. Friendly welcome and introduction to the accommodation. Secure car parking. Clean comfortable rooms. Good linen and towels and toiletry. Good shower. Good TV and air conditioner. Breakfast light but ample (although a tub of yoghurt would be welcome). Location cannot be bettered relevant to restruants and the centre of town but still very quiet.
The only drawback for some might be that all rooms are upstairs.
Enjoyed the experience enough to stay there on the return trip and would do so again without hesitation.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed September 23, 2012

Very friendly and helpful hosts. Room was comfortable and warm plus the guest lounge was well set up. Excellent renovation although a few historic photos or paintings in the hallway would enhance the overall appeal.
Well done Murray we will return.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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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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1  Thank Maddystar
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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
1  Thank Kathy G
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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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1  Thank Anthony M
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Additional Information about 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: $77 - $123 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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