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The Criterion Hotel Motel

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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good41%
  • Average15%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible11%
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.
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Property amenities
Breakfast Available
Free Internet
Free Parking
Wheelchair Access
Dry Cleaning
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Room features
Non-Smoking Rooms
Air Conditioning
Family Rooms
Refrigerator in room
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Historic Hotel
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Pub has a really cool feel to it downstairs would have loved to have had a drink there but as we were buggered from driving all day we just wanted to go to bed, got up to our room #2 at 9pm at night room...More

Thank samsmekel
Reviewed October 9, 2018 via mobile

What a magnificent old building, they don’t built them like this anymore. The interior could do with a good clean up though. We went for dinner twice, the entire hotel was full so service was slow but we were made aware of it by the...More

Thank Philclem61
Reviewed September 30, 2018 via mobile

Really enjoyed our meal tonight at the criterion. I see from previous reviews it has been a hit or miss but we were impressed with tonight’s feed. Actually this was probably the best feed we had in the 2 weeks of travelling. Hubby ordered the...More

Thank 515vanessaj
Response from RynoTheCri, Owner at The Criterion Hotel MotelResponded October 2, 2018

Cheers Vanessa .... Yes a couple weeks was very hit and miss with chef changes ... But now we have a great team in place and we are moving forward... Thanks so much for the lovely review. We hope to see you next time.

Reviewed August 30, 2018

A very cozy place for a meal. The staff were very friendly and the inside layout of the pub was great ! Lots of memorabilia and history on the walls. The meals are awesome and plentiful and very well priced. I would highly reccomend taking...More

1  Thank ScottyG837
Response from RynoTheCri, Owner at The Criterion Hotel MotelResponded September 1, 2018

Thanks so much for the kind words Scotty I will post this to the staffs FB page. Cheers Mate

Reviewed August 15, 2018 via mobile

As a vegetarian, visiting Rockhampton (for work) can be challenging. But I enjoyed a great veggie burger at The Criterion a couple of months back so I decided to go back tonight. However if it’s after 5pm don’t expect much choice as a vegetarian. I...More

Thank Julia H
Response from Sherree T, Front Office Manager at The Criterion Hotel MotelResponded August 16, 2018

Thank you for your for your comments Julia. We will certainly look into your suggestions.

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Room Tips
"If you require ground floor then it would have to be the Motel. Stairs necessary to all hotel rooms"
May 15, 2018
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"Anywhere else."
Dec. 4, 2017
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"There is a ground floor and 1st floor in the motel. We prefer ground floor."
Oct. 1, 2017
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"Don't go there! If you already booked, try to find a better place (that would be easy)!"
Mar. 5, 2017
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US$55 - US$98 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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