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Criterion Hotel

Criterion Hotel G 260 Pitt St | Cnr Park Stree, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 9264 3093
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Dirty tables, rugby on TV, typical grunge pub

I wouldn't go out of my way to visit the place, but they do have Rugby on TV which was a plus... read more

Reviewed 22 May 2017
David H
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Seattle, Washington, United States
Rather sleep on the streets

Criterion hotel is by far the worst hotel I have ever stayed in, its as if they have let the... read more

Reviewed 7 May 2017
Thomas W
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  • Excellent6%
  • Very good13%
  • Average42%
  • Poor26%
  • Terrible13%
21 May 2017
“Dirty tables, rugby on TV, typical grunge pub”
9 Apr 2017
“Customer Service Totally Lacking”
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Criterion Hotel G 260 Pitt St | Cnr Park Stree, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
Central Business District
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+61 2 9264 3093
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Reviewed 22 May 2017

I wouldn't go out of my way to visit the place, but they do have Rugby on TV which was a plus. The tables hadn't been cleaned in a couple of hours so sticky beer spots all over the table were where we wound up...More

Thank David H
Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

Criterion hotel is by far the worst hotel I have ever stayed in, its as if they have let the homeless live in it for a year kicked them out then never bothered to do it up after, I thought it couldnt get much worse...More

Thank Thomas W
Reviewed 9 April 2017

The staff member serving at the bar had her back to customers and was instead using her cell phone. When I caught her attention to ask for a drink she then engaged in conversation with the security person and forgot what I had asked for....More

Thank Lee S
Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

The smell of stale beer and no sitting or dining area besides at the bar was off putting. The chef and staff was really helpful, catering to my needs , ignored the drunken patrons that surrounded me and enjoyed my meal somewhat, I had the...More

Thank mleekah
Reviewed 24 August 2016

I met friends for lunch after I breezed into Sydney for a day. We met here as it was centrally located and thankfully it was close to public transport and underground streets because it was cold and wet outside. Your usual pub charm, and they...More

1  Thank MisterD-01
Reviewed 23 August 2016

I came here for dinner and was subjected to the lamb shanks. More shank(bone) then meat and bathed in a strong (and unpleasant) tasting dark gravy. Would have benefited from Mash potato to soak this up. Awful.

Thank Straycat71
Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

I was really disappointed of the food. The nachos were really just heated up.and a fast food guacamole. Then my burger came and I couldn't eat two bites. The meat was so bad and also the veggies were almost frozen. Very bad experience and don't...More

Thank Florian G
Reviewed 4 August 2016

This Irish Pub has a pretty good menu selection and ample walk-in seating available given it's very central and busy location. Only a few minutes walk from Town Hall station, this pub offers a reasonably priced menu and food options. There is also a good...More

Thank Leanne C
Reviewed 8 July 2016

This is a central place for a drink and to catch a game on television. They have a decent (not great) selection of beers on draft and a good pub food menu.

Thank StationToStation
Reviewed 27 April 2016

Food in here is perfect. Good priced and large serves make it a well worth while visit. Drinks are cheap, staff are friendly and very helpful about all things going on around the place. You can eat downstairs on street level or upstairs in the...More

Thank Satan1964
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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
...More
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