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4.6 out of 5

"The bed was uncomfortable, the room was like a box with only high windows letting in light but the person I met was welcoming and the room very clean " More

By a verified traveller on Wed 17 Nov 2021

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Hotel Description

At Criterion Hotel Sale you'll be within just a 10-minute stroll of The Wedge - Performing Arts Centre and Victoria Park. Highlights at this motel include a restaurant, free self parking, and a bar/lounge.

Flat-screen TVs with cable channels are featured in all 16 rooms, and you can enjoy free WiFi, espresso makers, and hair dryers. Refrigerators and room service make in-room dining easy, and minibars provide refreshments. Irons/ironing boards, desks, and free toiletries are also available.

The bistro, The Criterion Hotel, serves local cuisine and is open for lunch and dinner. Additionally, you'll find free WiFi in public areas and a snack bar/deli.

Sights within a 10-minute walk of this 3.5-star Sale motel include Gippsland Centre and Gippsland Art Gallery.

Studio Room

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
AU$113* Per night/room 2 Feb. - 3 Feb.

Disabled Access Room

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Double or Twin Room

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Studio Room With Bath

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Deluxe King Room

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Criterion Hotel Sale ratings based on 50 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.6 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 5.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Criterion Hotel Sale

Everyone (26) Couples (11) Family (7)
5 out of 5
The bed was uncomfortable, the room was like a box with only high windows letting in light but the person I met was welcoming and the room very clean

Posted by on 17 Nov. 2021

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18 Nov. 2021 by Rex

Thank you so much for your feedback.

5 out of 5
Our room was central in the building so no window which was the only downfall. The bed and bathroom were otherwise great!

Posted by on 13 Nov. 2021

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14 Nov. 2021 by Rex

thank you so much for your feedback.

5 out of 5
Very nicely set up, lovely food and really pleasant staff, great position. No hesitation in recommending.

Posted by on 25 Oct. 2021

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26 Oct. 2021 by Rex

Thank you so much for your feedback.

4 out of 5
Arrived after 8pm in the evening, during a total power outage in Sale!! The kitchen still managed to provide a beautiful hot cooked dinner for four of us. Service that went above and beyond. Thank you all at the Criterion.

Posted by on 4 Aug. 2021

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5 Aug. 2021 by Rex

Thank you so much for your feedback.

5 out of 5
Property was centrally located, excellent bistro, and friendly staff

Posted by on 25 May 2021

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25 May 2021 by Jake

Thanks for your kind feedback, look forward to the next time you stay with us.

5 out of 5
Spotlessly clean. Delightful and efficient staff. Welcoming pub bar and restaurant—delicious food ( the only complaint: portions were too large!)

Posted by on 19 May 2021

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19 May 2021 by Jake

Hi there, thank you for your kind feedback, those complaints are the best kind to have!

5 out of 5
Loved the old world charm of the building, and the facilities were modern and clean. They also have a great bistro downstairs, all up a lovely stay.

Posted by on 12 May 2021

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13 May 2021 by Jake

Thank you for your kind feedback, we look forward to having you stay with us again

5 out of 5
Comfortable Motel Accommodation with a Bar and a Quality Restaurant

Posted by on 12 May 2021

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13 May 2021 by Jake

Thanks for your kind feedback, look forward to having you stay with us again soon

4 out of 5
Lovely rooms, comfortable bed and very clean. Fabulous restaurant and bar.

Posted by on 2 May 2021

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4 May 2021 by Jake

Thanks for your kind feedback, look forward to seeing you again.

5 out of 5
We stayed in Sale at The Criterion rather than staying another night in Melbourne on drive up coast to Sydney. We didn’t end up trying the restaurant so can’t comment on that but it was an exceptionally comfortable room with King bed at a modest price. Tiny bathroom but it didn’t matter. Would definitely recommend.

Posted by on 24 Apr. 2021

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26 Apr. 2021 by Jake

Thanks for your kind feedback, look forward to a future visit where you can enjoy our restaurant!

Property Features

There's a restaurant on site, as well as a snack bar/deli. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. There's an onsite business center. Public spaces have free WiFi. The business-friendly Criterion Hotel Sale also features a terrace, dry cleaning/laundry services, and room service (during limited hours). Free self parking is available. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 3.5-star Sale motel.

  • 16 guestrooms or units
  • Deli
  • Business facilities
  • Dry cleaning
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Pool or billiards table
  • Terrace
  • ATM
  • Elevator
  • Smoking in designated areas
  • Bar or lounge
  • Dining venue

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Criterion Hotel Sale offers 16 accommodations with minibars and espresso makers. Flat-screen televisions come with cable channels. Bathrooms include showers, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. This Sale motel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Minibar
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Espresso maker
  • Shower
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Wheelchair accessible

Food & Drink

Criterion Hotel Sale has a restaurant on site.

The Criterion Hotel - This bistro specializes in local cuisine and serves lunch and dinner. Open daily.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18
  • Check-in time ends at 10 PM

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 9 AM - 10 PM. To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 48 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. If you are planning to arrive after 10 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 9 AM - 10 PM.
To arrange for check-in, guests must contact the property at least 48 hours prior to arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests arriving after 10 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in information. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children younger than 18 are not allowed at this adults-only property. All guests 18 and older are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome

Policies

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and cash. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property and commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays. Social distancing measures are in place and guests are provided with hand sanitizer. Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cots (infant beds) available
  • Minimum guest age is 18
  • Caters to adults only
  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Staffed front desk
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Temperature checks are not available to guests
  • Commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available

Hotel Names

  • Criterion Hotel
  • Criterion Sale
  • Criterion Hotel Sale Sale
  • Criterion Hotel Sale Motel
  • Criterion Hotel Sale Motel Sale

You should know

  • This is an adults-only property and guests under 18 years old aren't allowed.
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Frequently asked questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.