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Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

The only good things were location & free wifi. Concrete bathroom floor with NO mat to step on out of shower, terribly dangerous. Dirty bathroom, vent, tiles, shower & walls. We chose a room with own bathroom, but unfortunately our room (9) right next to shared bathroom with loud slaming door. Didn't have coffee/tea topped up till day before we...

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Belfast, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Not worthy of the name hotel. Perhaps a two star in a third world country but in the major city of a modern country it should not be allowed to operate. Room basic beyond belief. Lack of en-suite bathroom well disguised by the pictures. Shared bathroom filthy. Shower area floor awash. Toilet area equally awash with........I'd rather not think about...

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I would strongly recommend to look for another place to stay. Over priced, dirty rooms and bathrooms. It's not a hotel, hostel with a hotel price tag. You can clean hostels for much cheaper price, if hostels what you are after.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Location is excellent, rooms small and very basic. Bathrooms very tired and need some renovations. Not ideal when they are shared bathrooms. Shower head was broken and no doors on shower. Timber work in bathroom rotten and falling apart, seems like no maintenance is done here. Staff were friendly and carried bag up for us. Power point in the room...

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Newcastle, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So this year my friends and I decided to step out of out comfort zone and try restaurants that we had never visited before. The criterion was the first on our list and all restaurants to follow have big shoes to fill. Thanks for a lovely lunch. Food was great and the atmosphere was too. Will recommend to all my...

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived in the pub downstairs and were shown up stinky wee stairs to our room. It was not clear when we booked that it would be a shared bathroom and toilet situation. I'm all for sharing but these were dirty. Nice to see the number of a bi-curious "lady" looking for fun times scribbled on the toilet door. We...

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Singapore
Reviewed 12 February 2017

Family of 3, Booked Trple sharing room, English Speaking. Centrally located in Sydney CBD area. Everything is walking distance from here. Unfortunately it is an old building and has Itchy Bed, toilet too small and used clothes hanger for the curtains, flooring was sticky (signs of not cleaning)

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

Rooms very small with no storage space for clothes. Not overly cheap for a hostel either. Shared bathroom was dirty, with cracked and broken tiles. Centrally located but that's the only positive. Would never stay there again.

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 20 January 2017

Dropped in at 8.30 pm for dinner at the bistro, (not accommodation). I liked the large menu and really wanted a good steak to soak up all the beer I had consumed at my friend's retirement function, in another nearby hotel where the menu was finger food. I ordered my meal at the main bar on the ground floor. The...

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Noumea, New Caledonia
Reviewed 17 January 2017

the only good point : location everything else is terrible, like I said in the title : very noisy, bad smell everywhere, very dirty, with coackroaches, lots of furniture broken and not repaired, etc...

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Central Business District
The Sydney Central Business District is abuzz with energy. Power brokers run to and from high rise buildings and after-work drink places, high-end shoppers tour venues like the QVB, and fine diners frequent the many celebrity chef restaurants. For a dose of culture, walk to the NSW Art Gallery, or visit the Sydney Museum. To escape the hustle and bustle, reconnect with nature at the Sydney Botanical Gardens or picnic lunch at High Park. No matter your interest, be sure to check the full calendar of events hosted by the city, from the Sydney Festival in January to October’s Good Food Month at Hyde Park.
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The Criterion is central Sydney located hotel on the corner of Pitt and Park Streets. Located just a two minute walk from Town Hall Station and the Queen Victoria Building, we are perfectly situated for you to enjoy the sights of Sydney. Situated within a classic Art Deco building above our hotel premises, our value for money accommodation has recently been updated to supply our guests with simple yet comfortable and clean facilities. All Standard Rooms in our budget accommodation come with shared bathroom facilities. En suite rooms are also available. Each room is supplied with clean linen, towels, access to shampoo & body wash, Sealy Sovereign beds, fan lights and block out blinds. * Check in 2pm (at the bar) * Check out 10am * FREE Wifi in all rooms * No TVs in rooms * All rooms have opening windows and fans * Share bathroom facilities. En suite rooms are also available. * New beds * Accommodation on levels 2 and 3 * Bistro open daily (lunch & dinner) * Sports bar * ATM We know will enjoy your stay at The Criterion Hotel and look forward to greeting you when you arrive. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Criterion Hotel

Address: Criterion Hotel G 260 Pitt St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney > Central Business District
Price Range: $77 - $184 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Criterion Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 23
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“Keep away !!”
 of 5 bubbles nicnac50, 12 Mar 2017 | Read review
“2nd or 3rd floor if they have one.”
 of 5 bubbles paddy1214, 12 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Very convenient location, literally nothing else”
 of 5 bubbles 139clancyj, 30 Nov 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are exceedingly noisy”
 of 5 bubbles Lothar1966, 27 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Room 2 has it's own bathroom/shower and toilet but it is very tiny.”
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 of 5 bubbles krazykat649, 25 Aug 2016 | Read review
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