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    Criterion Hotel

    3 Tyne Street | Harbour Side, Oamaru 9400, New Zealand
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    27/08/2017 28/08/2017
    Traveller (27)
    Dining (13)
    Room & Suite (4)
    • Excellent36%
    • Very good42%
    • Average16%
    • Poor2%
    • Terrible4%
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    Non-Smoking Rooms
    Free Parking
    Breakfast included
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    Reviews (68)
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    1 - 5 of 65 reviews

    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    I stayed for 2 nights and the room always clean very comfortable, the bathroom always clean. people who work there are lovely. I enjoyed my time there, I also ate at the restaurant and the food was good. I recommend the ribs.

    Thank Flor D
    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....More

    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...More

    Thank Faye B
    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...More

    Thank Maggy20152015
    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...More

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    • Top amenities
    • Bar/Lounge
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    • Bar/Lounge
    • Price range
    • US$67 - US$88 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Room types
    • Non-Smoking Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 8
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    • Location
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    • South Island >
    • Otago Region >
    • Oamaru
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    Traveller (27)
    Dining (13)
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    Nearby Attractions
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    Room Tips
    "Immediately adjacent to Victorian precinct. No noise problems."
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    "Some have ensuites."
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    "Tyne st rooms have out look and get ensuite room if you can."
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    "Room No1 has en-suite."
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