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Criterion Hotel

3 Tyne Street Harbour Side, Oamaru 9400 New Zealand
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#7 of 29 B&Bs / Inns in Oamaru
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Bar / lounge
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Non-smoking rooms
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Kim.C wrote a review 3 May
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Had the absolute pleasure of staying for two nights at the Criterion Hotel in Oamaru, Mariss and Russell (Herbert) were very warm and welcoming, and being able to be immersed in all the history that the surrounding buildings offered was awesome. The photos of the bedroom on the Facebook page doesn't do it justice. Will definitely be staying there again when we return to Oamaru.
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Date of stay: May 2021
mail262 wrote a review Apr 2021
7 contributions1 helpful vote
Charming Hotel hosted by charming and delightful owners Herbert and Marise. This is THE place to stay in Oamaru. Delicious meals, generous portions and exceptional value. Feels like home. Can’t wait to come back.
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Date of stay: April 2021
Margaret M wrote a review Mar 2021
Oamaru, New Zealand76 contributions9 helpful votes
Lunch at this pub on a sunny and warm day right by the window looking out on to the street and listening to the jazz sounds all around. Service couldn't be better and my pie was so delicious and hubby's kundera patties also. The star of the show was the chutney! I could have licked the dish clean!
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Date of stay: March 2021
Sonja W wrote a review Feb 2021
Hamilton, New Zealand45 contributions9 helpful votes
Went for lunch at the Criterion Hotel today. What a lovely place. The owners were amazing and so friendly. Giving us information on the history of the building which was very interesting. The food was great. Lots of dishes to choose from and the size of the meal was perfect. The atmosphere and furniture was just perfect. Well worth a visit.
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Date of stay: February 2021
Terry W wrote a review Jan 2021
1 contribution1 helpful vote
Loved it! We had the ensuite, shower and bed excellent. Very clean. Loved the extra wee rooms like the upstairs lounge. Owners really lovely. The only downside was the pub was shut when we came back at 9:30. This is my place to stay in Oamaru from now on.
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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New ZealandSouth IslandOtago RegionOamaru
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Frequently Asked Questions about Criterion Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Criterion Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Whitestone City (0.1 km), Oamaru's Victorian Precinct (0.04 km), and Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail (0.1 km).
What food & drink options are available at Criterion Hotel?
Guests can enjoy a lounge during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Criterion Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Cucina, Scotts Brewing Co, and Star and Garter.
Is Criterion Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.4 km away from the centre of Oamaru.
Are there any historical sites close to Criterion Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Totara Estate (3.3 km).