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Criterion Hotel

Certificate of Excellence
04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Reviewed 11 April 2017

The single room that I booked seemed quite bare- 2 small bedside tables, a bedside light and a frame to put a suitcase on. However the room was quite adequate for 1 night. The room itself was very clean and the bed was very comfortable. Bathroom facilities were very clean and newish. The theme of the small accommodation area was...

Thank W968TNjonathanl
Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

Fell in love with Oamaru. I loved staying at the Criterion Hotel. Lots of character and warm friendly staff. I had the single room and used one of the two shared bathrooms. It was easy. The single room was warm as the walls to outside are very thick being Oamaru. Will visit again.

Thank Faye B
Invercargill, New Zealand
Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

This was a lucky find. The meals were beautifully presented and tasted so good. I had the chicken and my colleague had the steak. Staff were great. The service was efficient. Atmosphere nice. While waiting for our meal a young German couple were chatting to the barman, I heard them say they were back for a second nite because they...

Thank Maggy20152015
Dunedin, New Zealand
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Our favourite two cafes in Oamaru were full so we wandered into the Criterion Hotel for lunch. Big mistake. We ordered fish and chips and it was not good. It arrived with no salad and nothing except two small pieces of what we think was fish and some chips. Poor presentation and poor value for money. We wondered why the...

Thank Ravyboy
Penn Valley, California
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

We were just here for pub food. My husband and I shared a platter of fish and chips and some beer. You order and pay at the bar. After nursing our beer for over a half an hour and still having a long drive ahead of us, I asked about our order. The wait person had forgotten to place the...

Thank minic00per
Tel Aviv
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

Situated at the heart of the Victorian Oamaru, the hotel was part of the scenery and look. It is an impressive building and it can be seen it was super prestigious at it time. The rooms were nice and shower/bath facilities clean. Bed was too soft for us but that's a preference issue. Wifi was ok but not amazing. Checkin...

Thank uri_fi
Copenhagen, Denmark
Reviewed 18 February 2017

The locks on the doors are self-locking, without having to press a button or anything. So I can hardly have been the first person, to lock myself out. But even if I am, that's on me, I had just forgotten about it. What I think is less excusable, was that there was no night portier or any other staff on...

Thank Twaize
Oamaru, New Zealand
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Last evening 14th February 14 of us dined at the Criterion to celebrate a birthday. Every one of us thought our meals were delicious. We all had mostly different choices which were fresh, tasty, a good size and nicely presented. The tasting plate for dessert was beautiful....in fact divine!! Prices are good and wine good both red and white. Service...

Thank TheHoulis
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Totally rate this place. Outstanding food, great choice of drinks. Casual atmosphere and you can't go wrong if you want to unwind after traveling all day. Outstanding staff with knowledge of the menu. Lovely area of town. I recommend the eye fillet.

Thank Carla H
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 16 January 2017

We were very comfortable with our three rooms in this hotel. Such clever decore and ambience. Spotlessly clean and generous provisions. Amazing location and we enjoyed the fact that we could go to the beach and see penguins for ourselves and then walk back to the hotel and enjoy a hot chocolate. Generous lunch menu and portion sizes too. Very...

Thank Jacqui T

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Additional Information about Criterion Hotel

Address: 3 Tyne Street | Harbour Side, Oamaru 9400, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Oamaru
Price Range: ₹ 3,876 - ₹ 4,715 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
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“Immediately adjacent to Victorian precinct. No noise problems.”
W968TNjonathanl, 10 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Some have ensuites.”
195jacquit, 16 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Tyne st rooms have out look and get ensuite room if you can.”
IanMortimer, 11 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Room No1 has en-suite.”
stevef596, 18 Oct 2015 | Read review
“Only one room has ensuite”
N5181KImarkn, 18 Apr 2015 | Read review
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