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Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

The previous comments say pretty much everything...not much to add...they should be ashamed...and I've stayed in Asia, Africa, L. America etc...I've been everywhere...I've stayed in better rooms for 5-10 $...they should be sued for their prices (150-200!!!!!!!!!) and the misleading pics...eg one of the pics show the beautiful listed building right next to them instead of the actual hotel!!!!!!!!!!...to sum...

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Canberra, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The room was substandard, even for hotel accommodation. The facilities were dirty and almost everything was broken. The location was so noisy, all night long, that it was impossible to sleep. I saw one very large cockroach. I was not game to go looking for others, but I am sure they were there. In some ways it was my own...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Paid $180 for the worst hotel room I've stayed in, and that includes over three years spent in Asia. Filthy rooms, bathrooms are shoddily plumbed and rarely cleaned. I observed ants and cockroaches in my room - the former clearly infest the site. All hard surfaces are stained and filthy. Air conditioning was about the only highlight, and this had...

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Berkeley, California
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I spent two nights at the Criterion, and maybe should have shopped around more. Staying here is basically like camping, but you get your own locked room. That said, the location is great. I don't spend much time in my room when traveling, so I can forgive some of the not so appealing bits about this hotel. It took me...

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Reviewed 20 March 2017 via 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 12 March 2017

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 11 March 2017 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 1 March 2017

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 25 February 2017 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 18 February 2017 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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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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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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 - $162 (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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“doesn't exist”
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“I don' think there are any good rooms.”
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“Request off-street room”
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“Keep away !!”
nicnac50, 12 Mar 2017 | Read review
“2nd or 3rd floor if they have one.”
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