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Criterion Hotel Perth
Ranked #55 of 64 Hotels in Perth
Level 6 Contributor
206 reviews
91 hotel reviews
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“Good value in the right place”
Reviewed 12 March 2014

We stayed at the Criterion Hotel for four nights. It is a very good choice for the budget traveler. The location is ideal. It is on the red CAT bus line. The CAT is a free bus service in Perth. There is a fairly good restaurant in the hotel. There is a very popular low cost Thai restaurant right near by and a McDonald's on the corner. We found the rooms to be just fine for our needs. Always clean and good maid service. There is a mini fridge and electric kettle. The only thing that we were not fussy about was a noisy airconditioner. We did find we could leave a window open to the nice clean Perth air.There was not excessive street noise with it open. Would stay here again for sure. The location was close to everything. . By the way a cab was around 40.00 from the airport.

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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Jabiru, Australia
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127 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2014

The best thing about the hotel is its in the centre of Perth City. The rooms as ok, but not up to modern standard. In the corridors the carpets were worn, the room doors need a coat of paint. the hotel is old and tired. The room was clean and functional for my one night stay, but not sure I would stay here for more than one night or if would recommend the hotel to anyone.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled solo
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Ottawa, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
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Reviewed 24 February 2014 via mobile

Good economy hotel right downtown. Everything in our room was clean and worked. However, the room size and style were cramped and basic. We recommend it at the right price but don't plan to spend idle time in your suite.

Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Adelaide, Australia
Level 5 Contributor
78 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2014 via mobile

On a holiday in Perth - up walking the streets looking for a cafe - nothing open!! Found this place - has the continental breakfast - only $9 - very good - inc cereal, fruit, coffee, juice, toast - excellent value - sat outside in the shade - would visit again

Stayed February 2014
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Singapore, Singapore
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2014

The location of this hotel is excellent, and this is the main draw. It's right on Hay Street and opposite the free CAT bus stop. Next door is a convenience store. Now for the room itself. We booked a double room online but were given a three-bedder upon check in. The room was spacious but the furnishings and beddings looked extremely dingy and dated. The curtains in the room seemed dusty too. WiFi was free but very temperamental. At times, I couldn't even get a WiFi connection on my mobile in the lobby! Overall I guess you get what you pay for. As a cheap room to rest after spending the day out in Perth city, Criterion Hotel was passable.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Perth, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
35 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2014

OK if you just want somewhere central to return to and a very comfortable bed - but not a 'spoil yourself' experience. Unmatched city centre location for the price. We booked two rooms for the fringe festival and fireworks - both a short walk away. The double room was rougher - the twin was larger and much better maintained - quite comfortable in an 'old Aussie hotel' way. Need to pick your room! Maybe the double was not usually booked out as hotel was completely full? Essentially clean in hygiene terms and staff were excellent.
History: the current hotel is a 1937 art deco design with many features remaining but almost hidden, to be discovered. Its potential to be an excellent 'period' hotel isn't exploited. It is also on the oldest public house site in Perth (first hotel on this site was pre 1848). While sitting in the cafe you can contemplate how the city grew around it. The Perth Town Hall, opposite, wasn't built until 1867 so in the 1840's the earlier pub on the site would have been sitting up on a hill with only a few neighbours.

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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
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Bunbury, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
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Reviewed 19 January 2014

My expectations were very low considering the room was costing a total of $115 for 3 of us to stay - by far the cheapest accommodation in Perth... so I was very pleasantly surprised by how okay it was. The room was clean (and didn't smell at all), the bathroom was functional, the bed was comfy and it was super close to the city.
We were staying for a girls night out in the city - so only needed the room for the bed and shower. We were able to walk into the city and avoid paying for a taxi and the licenced IGA next door meant we were able to buy a drink for while we were getting ready. (There's also a couple of pubs around the corner)
As mentioned previously - it's super dated and a little crusty but we weren't staying there for the carpet on the floor or the tiles in the bathroom - we were there because it's cheap and close to the city.
If I wanted a romantic night in the city with my husband this isn't the place I would stay - but if I need a room again to crash at the end of the night it would be the first place I'd stay.
You can't beat the price and location!!

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with friends
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Property: Criterion Hotel Perth
Address: 560 Hay St, Perth, Western Australia 6000, Australia
Region: Australia > Western Australia > Greater Perth > Perth > Perth CBD
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service
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Ranked #55 of 64 Hotels in Perth
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Criterion Hotel Perth 3.5*
Number of rooms: 69
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