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Reviewed 1 week ago

You have to know what you're getting into with this hotel. The location (downtown Sydney) is amazing for the price, but they make no effort to keep the rooms and shared facilities in even a modicum of decent order. E.g. the powerpoints in the room didn't work, and the (shared) showers had no lights or rails to hang things on,...

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As soon as you enter the building, an awful garbage stench is perceived. Of course, the garbage room is just in front of the main door. Rooms do not have a bathroom and the bathroom that the rooms in the same floor share, are inhumanely and disgustingly filthy (see pictures attached to this review)! I can't believe I paid AUD$390...

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Thank Sandra C
Casino, Australia
Reviewed 29 October 2016

Booked in for one night Saturday 29th October 2016 @ a cost of $159. The room was small,with a double bed, small table with items to make tea or coffee. However it did have an ensuite, which left a lot tl be desired. Sparsely furnished, the newest item in the room was the air coditioning unit, the carpet is badly...

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Thank casguys51
Terrigal, Australia
Reviewed 27 October 2016

Lower your expectations & you won't be disappointed. This place is about a $30 a night facility. I paid close to $200. The missing $170 is for the location & that is all. Which also includes all-night noise, police sirens, street cleaning machines, people fighting & throwing bottles, which means that you do indeed get a room but zero sleep....

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2Thank Lothar1966
Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Don't even bother. Don't waste your money. All the walls looked like they needed a once-over with sugar soap and/or paint. There was blood on the sheets. There's also a notice quoting the innkeepers act behind the door. Don't leave your stuff laying about unsecured in the room. There's only a small coffee table, and a coat sling for laying...

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1Thank drewdtravels
Wollongong, Australia
Reviewed 12 October 2016

Dingy, dirt and needs lots of maintenance.. especially the bathrooms. it was a depressing place to stay. The staff were quite nice but were not able to produce an iron, so it is not suitable for business travellers. The location is very central and the Wifi was good.

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Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

Very small room and bathroom. The room was nasty. The beer glasses of the privious guest where still in the room! The room is very empty. The only good things is the location and the staff. Never again.

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Thank stephan h
Canberra
Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Stayed on the first floor of this place for 3 nights. Room was simple - bed & a chair. That was fine, given the location. Windows were wafer thin - bring earplugs or you won't sleep! Electronic door lock of Room # 4 didn't have a cover so who knows what would have happened if one fell out! The shared...

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Reviewed 8 October 2016

For a double with a private en-suite at $139, this was the worst place I've ever stayed at. I thought ÖK, It's only going to be for 1 night and I'm here to take a government test." I wish I had just walked out. Why was there a large sponge on my microscopic balcony? Why was there writing above the...

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Thank Ariyada V
Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

The hotel is at a very good location but apart from that nothing is good. The room was very basic and was not clean. The bathrooms were disastrous. I regret I did not care to read customer reviews on this hotel.

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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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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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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: £48 - £120 (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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“Very convenient location, literally nothing else”
 of 5 bubbles 139clancyj, 30 Nov 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are exceedingly noisy”
 of 5 bubbles Lothar1966, 27 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Room 2 has it's own bathroom/shower and toilet but it is very tiny.”
  • Busking at 3am
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 of 5 bubbles krazykat649, 25 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Try to get a room that isn't facing the street if you want to sleep”
 of 5 bubbles louisesI9562XD, 23 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Better to avoid to stay this hotel”
 of 5 bubbles akkiicrocop, 23 Jul 2016 | Read review
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