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Criterion Hotel Perth

3.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

This place was great for a one night stay. I needed somewhere cheap and central that was close to the train station. The place has so much potential as it is a beautiful old building in such a good location. Unfortunately it hasn't been updated, refurbished or painted in a very long time. The room was clean however there is a fair bit of paint peeling of the walls. Everything does work but is just very old. The bed wasn't overly comfortable as it was clearly a cheap and old mattress. The staff are friendly and we were even able to leave our bags for a couple of hours after checkout while we went into the city.

I stayed at the Criterion Hotel for 2 nights with my sister. I live in Perth but it was an opportunity to chat (uninterrupted) / shop (plenty of nice locations) / eat (without cooking) and have a drink (without having to drive). The facilities are old and in need of attention but it was very clean and the bathroom and bed linen were clean and new looking. Everything included in the room: Air con/fridge/safe/TV/ free WiFi / robe and cupboards. The staff were very pleasant and went out of their way to oblige with requests and answer questions. It is a budget hotel and you get excellent value for money. I will not hesitate to return.

Yes the building is in need of a lot of maintenance. However our room was clean, quiet and comfortable, The meals were excellent value from the $9 breakfast to our evening meal, the location is the best and the staff are pleasant. However be fair if you are want 5 star accommodation remember you will have to pay 3 times the amount. We would not hesitate to stay here again.

A. beautiful art deco building with lovely service. I loved the firm bed. New linen floor and surfaces spotless. Yes if you need perfect curtains and walls for less than $80. Aussie a night stay elsewhere. The location is superb. Part of Hay at mall. Close to District Could should you need them. This place has solid walls so is extremely quiet. Highly recommended for after long flights. Daytime sleep no issue as they act by quietening down noisy cleaners on request.

I stayed there for 1 night with my family, and to be honest it was the worst night that I have ever had, the bed was hard I barely got any sleep, the room hare next to nothing in it, it does not look like what it does in the brochure, I will never go back there again.

We were passing the hotel and stopped here for Easter Sunday lunch as it advertised a reasonably priced meal. My wife ordered the vegetarian spaghetti and commented that it was the best spaghetti she had eaten, flavorsome and not overpowered by sauce. It was supplemented by very good service. We also ordered wine which was well priced and provided with a rarity in these times, chilled glasses. We would be happy to eat here again at any time.

I like the location of the hotel. Easy access to hay st and murray st malls- target, woolworths, meyers, david jones - perth CAT lines buses, subway restaurant, mc d, souvenior shops. All types of restaurants and cafes are within walking distance. The room is just nice for two people. Nothing fancy simple and clean. If they installed a bidet in the toilet will be much appreciated by the asian people. The services at the reception and housekeeping are very nice, fast and friendly.

The hotel looks good from outside and is in an excellent central location.However the decor of the room is a bit tired looking and smells of smoke.The safe in my room didn't work properly and the shower tap was loose.This is a shame as it could be a top class hotel in an excellent location,but it needs a refurb

Room tired, small but bed comfortable. Breakfast cheap, but not great. Haven't got our security deposit of $100 back yet despite going backwards and forwards to management. Could only prop open the filthy window with a book. If you are looking for budget stay in the seedier end of Hay St and can get it at a discount price then it could be the place for you.

musty smell in the foyer and throughout the building. this is a lovely building with some great original features art deco style but having said that it is in desperate need of refurbishment the room was sad and the cupboards are falling apart the bathroom needs scrubbing the room safe very small not big enough for an ipad. the wifi intermittent. i think their definition of cleaning is to hoover the room the curtains just about covered the window and the windows don,t look like they have been cleaned for a few years. if i hadn,t prepaid the room i wouldn,t have stayed. the hotel is in a great location just right for a base to explore Perth but i wouldn,t stay here again

Room options

Standard Double Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 3

Standard Single Room

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Standard Triple Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 4

Quadruple Room

Full 2 | Sleeps 5

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

51% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 465 reviews