We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Save
Share
90 Macalister St, Sale, Victoria 3850 Australia
Lowest prices for your stay
US$86
View deal
Free cancellation until 10/12/22
Hotels.com
Expedia.com
US$86
View deal
Free cancellation until 10/12/22
Booking.comUS$87
Priceline
TravelocityUS$86
View all 15 deals
Prices are the average nightly price provided by our partners and may not include all taxes and fees. Taxes and fees that are shown are estimates only. Please see our partners for more details.
Traveller (19)
Room & Suite (2)

About

#7 of 10 hotels in Sale
Location
Cleanliness
Service
Value
Newly renovated the Criterion Hotel Sale, has expanded to now 16 rooms! We have 7 Studio rooms, 1 Studio with a bath, 2 Deluxe Queen, 3 Deluxe King, 1 Double studio room, & 2 Disabled Access Rooms.
Read more
Suggest edits to improve what we show.Improve this listing
Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Conference facilities
Meeting rooms
Non-smoking hotel
ATM on site
24-hour front desk
Wifi
Restaurant
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Private check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Show more
Room features
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Clothes rack
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Minibar
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Good to know
HOTEL CLASS
HOTEL STYLE
Family
Business
Languages Spoken
English
51Reviews0Q+A6Room tips
Traveller rating
  • 34
  • 10
  • 4
  • 2
  • 1
Time of year
Traveller type
Language
Selected filters
  • Filter
  • English
Popular mentions
Sort by:
Most Recent
armani123sg wrote a review Oct 2022
Singapore, Singapore269 contributions105 helpful votes
Beautiful hotel with cosy rooms and high ceiling. Parking is free too. Very friendly staff and they have a restaurant as well. Great air conditioning as well. A few issues i see is the dust behind the bedside tables, we have to shift it to use the plug for charging of phone and its absolutely dusty there. The edges of the shower screen are quite filthy at the bottom, would be great if there are maintained clean. Another issue is the door of neighbouring rooms, they are always slamming it! Like each time it closes, we wake up. So maybe you can set the door closers to permanently soft close instead; its a very easy fix. Overall, this is one of the more modern motels we have stayed in and loved it. Hopefully you can take care of these minor issues and it’ll be perfect.
Read more
Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Helpful
Share
platypus150 wrote a review Jul 2022
Melbourne, Australia26228 contributions1018 helpful votes
+1
We came in the evening and the reception was closed, but they had texted us instructions into how to access our room keys. I used the lift to reach the first floor rooms. Our rooms were well equipped, but the bar fridges were filled with their things and there was little space for ours. There is a charging facility for electric cars and we were in urgent need to use it. One of two sockets was out of order, but the other one did the job for us. My room had a window overlooking the main road, but the view was of a building site. They cannot help that. We were also in need for a feed, but the restaurant next door was closed. We all had trouble with wi-fi, as the information was on a business card in the last place we looked. Again not their fault.
Read more
Date of stay: July 2022
Value
Service
Sleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Helpful
Share
Bloke48 wrote a review May 2022
Weetangera, Australia94 contributions69 helpful votes
This property is one of the nicest old, refurbished properties that we’ve stayed in BUT there are compromises EVERYWHERE! The rooms are small, the windows are too high to be of any use to anyone and the AC unit is almost unmanageable! Not expensive but would have preferred to pay a bit more for the right accommodation…
Read more
Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Helpful
Share
Mark Owen Blakey wrote a review Dec 2021
Melbourne, Australia59 contributions61 helpful votes
I can keep this brief. This is quite simply one of the best boutique hotels I have ever stayed in Country Victoria. Our room was of a very high standard, clean and tidy and functional. I was stunned how good it is. Further to this, we ate in Hotel restaurant and drank in the bar. Again both were superb, and staff were really friendly and helpful. Can't fault a thing.
Read more
Date of stay: December 2021
Cleanliness
Service
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: For a few extra dollars the best rooms are worth it
See more room tips
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Helpful
Share
Carrie C wrote a review Jul 2021
Melbourne, Australia37 contributions53 helpful votes
I was so looking forward to staying here, but three issues made me downgrade my rating for the Criterion Hotel, Sale. First, the good points. The whole hotel has undergone a recent renovation and it is beautiful. There is attention to detail, and the finishes throughout are lovely. I want to give credit to those who undertook the refurbishment. We stayed in Room 12, which was a King Deluxe Room. First, the size of the rooms are "modest", the en-suites are "bijou", but that is fine. Both the room and en-suite were spotless with lovely amenities and toiletries in the en-suite. What made me downgrade my rating was 3 things. 1. The only natural light in the room is from 2 windows placed high towards the (very high) ceiling. You cannot actually look out these windows, and to be honest it felt slightly claustrophobic and a bit like being in a prison cell, although a very luxurious one. 2. There is nowhere comfortable to sit in the rooms, other than the bed. This really annoys me. There is a small desk and standard chair, but there is no comfy chair. In this room there was space to place a chair beside the bed. This may not be the case in the smaller rooms. 3. The closet was so full of mini bar stuff there was nowhere to actually hang your clothes. The closet contained a small fridge (full of alcohol and other mini bar items) and on top of the fridge there was more mini bar stuff and glasses. There was no way you could hang anything in this closet without potentially knocking over this (unwanted) stuff. Two out of my three concerns could be easily rectified (chair and mini bar). I realise the placement of the windows may have been due to the original design of the building, as the corridor you walk down to reach the rooms is bathed with sunlight due to it being adjacent to a wall of windows. The rooms are on the first floor and a final positive point is the small lift that has been installed so that those with mobility issues or a heavy suitcase can access the rooms via a lift. Otherwise there is a lovely staircase which you can use.
Read more
Date of stay: May 2021
Value
Location
Service
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Helpful
Share
marty k wrote a review Mar 2021
Melbourne, Australia181 contributions76 helpful votes
The room was clean, recently renovated and ideal for a night’s stop over. Check in was smooth, efficient and friendly. Having the bar downstairs, one of the most popular pubs in town, was handy and they served one of the best Chicken Parma I have had in a long time.
Read more
Date of stay: March 2021
Rooms
Location
Service
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Helpful
Share
Gabbi222 wrote a review Jan 2021
Merimbula, Australia238 contributions67 helpful votes
+1
Extremely helpful and friendly staff at front desk Our room was lovely and cool on a very hot day - very thoughtful The hotel has been refurbished very tastefully - have a drink on the upstairs balcony Restaurant downstairs meal was very nice Comfortable bed, quiet room despite being on busy road
Read more
Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Helpful
Share
Shezza wrote a review Mar 2020
Sale, Australia85 contributions25 helpful votes
The food was lovely for dinner tonight, although we ordered a side of potatoes to share, half way through our meal the potatoes hadn’t arrived. We reminded the waiter, the potatoes arrived at the end of our meal. We were still charged for them. The service was abysmal, I booked a booth a week ago as my husband is hearing impaired and finds the main restaurant echoes and so finds it difficult to hear. We arrived tonight and were sat at tables in the main restaurant. During the evening one booth remained empty the whole time. When we mentioned this to management, he was really dismissive. We never promise booths he said, while they had when I booked, he couldn’t even maintain eye contact. The staff on a whole need a lesson in respect and how to treat their customers.
Read more
Date of stay: March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Helpful
Share
Helen T wrote a review Feb 2020
Melbourne, Australia34 contributions15 helpful votes
New renovations here & can not complain.....rooms are small but comfortable. Great King size bed ......Mini Bar & Coffee/tea available . Staff are lovely . Close to Main Street for shoppers or out for a meal. Will definitely return!
Read more
Date of stay: February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Helpful
Share
wwwt56 wrote a review Feb 2020
Victoria, Australia223 contributions71 helpful votes
Stayed here for one night. Got Room 1, which overlooks the main road and the balcony (that has customers sitting just outside the window). The room was small and there was no desk to work. The room is also closest to the door that enters onto the main hotel. Noisy with people moving back and forth. No breakfast available.
Read more
Date of stay: January 2020
Rooms
Location
Service
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Helpful
Share
Previous
PRICE RANGE
US$76 - US$93 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
AustraliaVictoriaGippslandSale
NUMBER OF ROOMS
16
Is This Your Tripadvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

CRITERION HOTEL: UPDATED 2022 Reviews, Price Comparison and 39 Photos (Sale, Australia) - Tripadvisor

Frequently Asked Questions about Criterion Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Criterion Hotel?
Nearby attractions include St Pauls Cathedral (0.4 km), Victoria Park (0.3 km), and Gippsland Centre (0.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Criterion Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Criterion Hotel?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Criterion Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a snack bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Criterion Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Criterion Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Redd Catt, The Criterion Hotel Sale, and Raymond Cafe.
Is Criterion Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.3 km away from the centre of Sale.
Does Criterion Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and conference facilities during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to Criterion Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting La Trobe Swing Bridge (4.3 km).
Is Criterion Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.