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Reviewed 4 February 2016

We almost didn't stay here as booking proved difficult. We used the book now link from their website and never had a reply from that. In the end we emailed them directly and did receive a reply from that email a day or two later saying they did have a room available. The hotel was easy to find and there...

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Nelson, New Zealand
Reviewed 12 January 2016

My wife son and i stayed a night here, had to take two rooms as the bigger room with ensuite was taken,My single room was small and basic but good outlook.Other room had a outlook over the roof but a tiny sea view.The shared bath rooms are close but not very sound proof !! The continental breaky was good very...

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Reviewed 3 January 2016 via mobile

We sat in the lovely little area with the lounges and fireplace. Great meal and friendly staff. The kids were able to sit and enjoy playing with their cars and we were able to enjoy a beer and some mussels. Brilliant and I would happily come back.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 January 2016

My wife and I booked this meal some time ago to celebrate New Years Eve in the Southern Hemisphere after checking it out through The Lonely Plant Guide. The food was great (but if you can't serve good lamb in New Zealand where can you serve it?) , but I felt we were rushed into ordering , no dessert menu...

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Invercargill, New Zealand
Reviewed 22 December 2015 via mobile

Hot day in Oamaru so called in for a beer. Quirky and quaint. Great snug with a beer on the chesterfield sofas. Service was great. We'll worth a visit. They have some local craft beers as well. Lots of cool historical info on the walls.

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Reviewed 10 November 2015 via mobile

We wanted to stay central in oamaru and the criterion was perfect. We hadn't booked and the bar attendant suggested we check the rooms first. 1. They are very small and only single and double (not queen) beds on offer. 2. Only one had an ensuite. We're bits of snobs but loved this place, though only for a short stay....

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Thank Janelle W
Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand
Reviewed 18 October 2015

Although I have not stayed overnight yet, I was privy to a tour of the available rooms and was astounded at the simplistic beauty of them. The rooms, bathroom and kitchen are all tastefully decorated in the period of the building itself. Room No1 is the only one with on-suite, but I would be very happy to stay in any...

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Reviewed 2 October 2015 via mobile

We went as a group we were the only ones in the restaurant it was great our meals were lovely and service was great the band was a bit loud for a small area but alas it was good reataraunts in omaru get busy quite quick so u need to book we were so glad we found this one it...

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Reviewed 1 August 2015 via mobile

Went with a colleague, particularly satisfied with the White Stone Cheese Platter & Fillet Steak with mushroom sauce. My colleague loves her spare ribs too. Only thing is you have to shout to one another for conversation if the bar is full of people.. Good food, friendly service.

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Perth, Australia
Reviewed 9 July 2015

My wife and I had travelled all the way from Perth, Western Australia to Oamaru, NZ to attend her dear father's funeral. After the service, just the two of us, headed to the Criterion Hotel on a cold rainy winter's Thursday afternoon. The lovely, friendly bar staff showed us to a small, private rear lounge, put a fire on for...

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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: ₹ 4,632 - ₹ 7,560 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“Tyne st rooms have out look and get ensuite room if you can.”
 of 5 bubbles IanMortimer, 11 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Room No1 has en-suite.”
 of 5 bubbles stevef596, 18 Oct 2015 | Read review
“Only one room has ensuite”
 of 5 bubbles N5181KImarkn, 18 Apr 2015 | Read review
“All rooms seemed to be cozy and comfortable, and well stocked and prepared for guest.”
 of 5 bubbles Tommyboy2014, 27 Oct 2014 | Read review
“Solo rooms are quite small”
 of 5 bubbles Anthony_Scadden, 29 Jul 2014 | Read review
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