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“We stayed at the Lord Nelson Hotel and Brewery in Sydney, Australia.” 5 of 5 stars
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The Lord Nelson Brewery Hotel
Cnr Kent and Argyle Sts. | The Rocks, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia   |  
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Ranked #7 of 63 Sydney B&B and Inns
Marion, Iowa
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“We stayed at the Lord Nelson Hotel and Brewery in Sydney, Australia.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2012

My wife and I stayed at the Lord Nelson for three days in late February, 2012, and we really enjoyed our stay there. Our room was an en suite, and it was large and clean. Employees were courteous and friendly, and the continental breakfast which was included with our room stay was large and more than adequate. Having a brewpub on the ground floor was more of a bonus than a detriment, as well;) We would stay again and would recommend it to anyone else interested in staying in a pleasant hotel within easy walking distance from the bay, the opera house, city parks, museums, restaurants and pubs.

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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2012 via mobile

The hotel is well located just a short walk to the Rocks on the opposite side of the Harbour Bridge. Location is just a 20 minute walk or so down Kent St to Darling Harbour. Good restaurant inside the hotel or just down the block or many within a 10 minute walk to the Rocks! Continental breakfast was nice with coffee/tea, cereals, yogurt, fruit plate, toast & jams. Our room was Very Small. I mean Very Small. Apparently there's 2 rooms with shared ensuite (that wasn't a problem) but we had the smallest room of the 2 rooms without an ensuite. Realistically, our room is not meant for a couple adults. So, I would recommend choosing a room with an ensuite. The room was quiet as the bar closes at 11pm. Lot's of taxis come past so no need to call for one. Close to Circular Quay, Opera House, downtown and the ferries. We did manage to get free wifi. Overall, a good experience except for our "shoebox" size room.

  • Stayed February 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 29, 2012

If you like beer (and I mean real beer, not fake beer like Fosters) then this is your place! Not only do they serve six varieties of great beer that they brew on site in their pub, their lodging is great too. Amazingly quiet for having a lively brewpub downstairs. Perfect location, close to the rocks with all of the tourist attractions like the Sydney Opera House, and Harbour, as well as many great food options within 5 minutes walk on Argyle St. They are also close to the Observatory and great views of the city (I had great views from my room). Continental breakfast was served in the morning with basics like cereal and toast. More substantial options were also available for an additional charge (for around $16). Parking was plentiful on the streets nearby (free after 6pm, 2.20 an hour from 8-6pm). Americans may find the room to be small, but it was all I needed. They also had free wifi (for a short time).

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2012 via mobile

Didn't stay at the hotel, however we did eat in the pub and the dining room upstairs.

Great craft beers in the pub with old English atmosphere. Pub food was excellent. Fish and Chips were great. Upstairs for dinner we had the lobster, crab and chili spaghettini dinner - exceptional food in a great restaurant. Will be back on our next trip!

  • Stayed February 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2012

For the ambience, the location, the character and above all – the price – you cannot beat the Lord Nelson. Tucked away in a pretty, historical area of The Rocks within 10 minutes walk of Circular Quay, this is the antidote to standard, clinical hotel.

Do not stay here if you prefer chain or touristy hotels... however, if the idea of stone walls, cheerful pub chatter and simple but character-filled rooms in a hotel that reflects the truer essence of Sydney appeals to you – book yourself a room immediately! For $190, this is probably the best value accommodation the city has to offer - and you'll walk away with an experience to remember, as opposed to a faded memory of yet another average, predictable hotel with a lack-lustre astmosphere.

The rooms are located above the excellent pub, up some flights of stairs – the staff will help carry your bags up.

Our room was simple and spacious with stone walls and shuttered windows toiletries. The beds were very comfortable and spotlessly clean. The room was serviced daily, had quality bed linen and a range of toiletries. After a day’s sightseeing, we enjoyed ambling back to find a coveted spot in the busy, bustling bar to soak up the lively atmosphere reminiscent of a traditional English Country pub.

We loved their Ploughmans Lunch (huge for $12), the beers and overall feel to the place. There is also a more upmarket bistro above the pub. Upon retiring to bed, we were amazed at how quiet the room was. The complimentary breakfast was great too and included real expresso coffee.

My only suggestion for the Lord Nelson is to please put a hairdryer in the room. .. other than that, they have captured everything it takes for a warm, convenient, outstanding value and “feel good” stay with a difference. The Lord Nelson Hotel is more than a place to sleep, it's a destination in itself.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2012

Stayed here for two nights, before we departed on a cruise. Great location for cruise terminal. Room and bathroom were excellent, but I had to ask for a hairdryer which I thought was odd. The shutters in the bedroom were lovely too. The pub is fantastic and well worth spending an afternoon wending one's way through the loads of beers on tap. Food was great too. Most definitely would stay here again!!

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2012 via mobile

We stayed here for a weekend, it is a great location, easy walking distance to circular quay and Pitt street mall. The room was clean and the stone walls added character. The pub serves good food and nice brews. Overall an excellent place to stay in Sydney, would come here again.

  • Stayed February 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Address: Cnr Kent and Argyle Sts. | The Rocks, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 63 B&Bs / Inns in Sydney
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Sydneys Oldest Continually Licensed Hotel and Microbrewery. Brewers of fine natural ales, purveyors of delicious pub and restaurant fare and boutique accommodation. Established 1841. ... more   less 
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