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“A little off the path but awesome!” 4 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 #9 of 65 Sydney B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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10 hotel reviews
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“A little off the path but awesome!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2012

I convinced my girlfriend to stay here for 2 nights at the end of our Australia and New Zealand trip and we had a blast! Prior to this we had stayed at The Australian Heritage Hotel in the Rocks area so this was a little ways from there. We walked in and were early so we checked our bags with the staff and ran around the city. When we came back we were promptly checked in and went to our room. As we don't have too many hotels in the US that don't have their own bathroom, that experience was a little different for us but we had no isses and all the amenities were well kept. The room was nice and clean. We strolled down to the bar later that night (which was packed with people) and grabbed some beers. Not the best craft brewery beer I have ever had but good nonetheless and pretty convenient to grab. Very nice place and I would not hesitate to go back.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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  • Cleanliness
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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012 via mobile

In one of the most $$$ cities in the world, The Lord Nelson is a FIND!! Clean, spacious & bright rooms only a :10 walk from Circular Quay & over a charming & historic pub with great beer--loved it & will definitely return!!

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

This was the first hotel we stayed in on our first trip to Australia; a gentle introduction to a very different country, for travellers from the UK! Our brother and his wife (who had stayed before, several times) treated us to our stay here - and joined us on the second night. We were glad of assistance from the staff to carry our suitcases up several flights of stairs. Rooms were comfortable, althought the one I was in shared a bathroom with the room next door. It was fine, but check before booking, about facilities, as this might not suit everyone.

The location was fantastic - lovely and quiet both during the day and at night, but within easy walking distance of both the Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge. Breakfast was slightly on the rationed side, with only one cup of coffee on offer, one very large slice of toast and a small fruit platter each. Also cereal. Sufficient, but only just. Cooked breakfast available at extra cost. Our evening meal was a bit disappointing; expensive for what it was. Similarly, ploughman's lunches on day of departure took a very long time to come (30 mins), when we had deliberately ordered something we thought would be quick.

Lovely ambience, great location, could do better on the catering front.

Room Tip: Rooms to the front are quieter - my sister had a room at the top/back which was noisy at night, I be...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

Been going here off and on for 20 years. Have not stayed here, only eaten at the pub and sampled the beers.

Most recent visit included GREAT fish and chips and reliably good beers. Can be tough grabbing a table at busy times.

Lovely building, helpful staff.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

My wife and I finished our Australia holiday with a 2 night stay at the Lord Nelson and it is a great small hotel, great location, and a great pub downstairs. There is no elevator so you do have to carry your bags up 3 or 4 flights of stairs but well worth the effort. Our room was spacious with a queen bed and a separate single bed with a large bath. If you enjoy the small boutique hotel and enjoy a pint or two of great local brewed beers this is the place in Sydney for you.

  • Stayed October 2012, 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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Windham, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2012

This was our first stop in Australia and we couldn't have been more satisfied. Even though check in time was mid afternoon the staff went out of there way to have our room prepared first so we were in by noon. Our corner room was spotless and quite large. The pub downstairs was a friendly spot with good food and drinks. The location was ideal as it was walking distance to the waterfront but just out of the way enough not to be too noisy.

Room Tip: Corner room was bright and large.
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  • Stayed September 2012, 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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Elmira, Canada
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

The character and ambiance here really helped to make our visit to Sydney a fantastic experience. We aren't city lovers and usually prefer the small towns but we couldn't go to Australia without seeing the world renowned Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour. The Lord Nelson Brewery Hotel was the perfect place to stay. It was close to everything we wanted to see - within walking distance, so it was perfect. We didn't feel like we were in a large city at all. The breakfast which was included was excellent. We also had several meals in the pub which were delicious. The room was clean and very unique, the staff were friendly and helpful.

  • Stayed October 2012, 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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Additional Information about The Lord Nelson Brewery Hotel

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 #9 of 65 B&Bs / Inns in Sydney
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 8
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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