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The Lord Nelson Brewery Hotel
Ranked #2 of 57 Sydney B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

Very tasty beer, a good selection and friendly, knowledgable bar man. Good atmosphere on a busy weekend evening. History evident around the pub, yet nice interior with plenty of seating. Short stroll from the harbour/rocks area - definitely worth a visit.

Stayed: June 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

The old Lord Nelson was once a run down whalfies haught, but was significantly gentrified in the last few decades. It is now a micro-brewery of renowned. Beers, such as the Victory and Trafalgar are good, as is the 3 Sheets pale ale and Porter.
Meals are ok. Good atmosphere, particularly on a cold winter day...

Stayed: July 2017, travelled solo
Thank David R
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Reviewed 8 July 2017

What a fantastic place to stay and eat! Close to everything for the tourist, lovely rooms, amazing food and amazing beers. Walking distance from the bridge, the harbour, the markets and so many other pubs and places to eat! Also close to wax museum, aquarium etc.

  • Stayed: May 2017, travelled as a couple
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Thank Bryce C
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Reviewed 2 July 2017

The historic Lord Nelson pub, brewery and restaurant has ~7 rooms on the top two floors. Offering clean and comfortable accommodations and a fantastic location just steps from all the main sights in the Rocks, Circular Quay etc..

Booking is old school - email them or call.
Rooms have a few issues - no free wifi (only a 20 min low MB service you register for otherwise you pay), no water bottles, very poor TV set up in one of our rooms (304) so you essentially couldn't see it, and breakfast is far too basic - 3 cereals, a plain yogurt and toast offered included. You can pay to have hot food. Same set up every day. Quite a bit of street noise when the pub closes. Four flights of stairs, no lift. Pillows were cheap foam type.

However, it does not have the generic impersonal feel of most hotels. If you like a bit of charm with a vibrant brewery/bar downstairs that served great food and drinks, then this place is for you. If they mounted flat screens to the walls in the bedrooms so you could watch TV in bed, added free wi-fi, had better pillows and improved the breakfast this place would be much better.

Room Tip: 4th floor is further away from bar noise (won't hear it)
  • Stayed: July 2017, travelled with family
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2  Thank LondonUnveiled
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Reviewed 22 June 2017

It’s the oldest pub in Sydney
Our room was on top floor. There is no lift !
Given the old character appearance of the hotel we had hoped for this theme to be carried over to the rooms but ours was plain.
Our room was smallish though the bed was comfortable, but the bathroom décor average. The lock on the window was broken, and must have been noticed by housekeeping, but was not repaired.
We had a view on to the street and some of the city, which was nice.
Wifi was next to useless and other guests commented the same. When we mentioned it we were told that it was because the building was old the walls were thick. Fair enough but this is the 21st century so that's not acceptable. Spend some money on range extenders or a better router as guests particularly international ones need wifi to keep in touch with home.
Breakfast was cereal, toast fruit and tea or coffee (but only 1 cup !) It was nice and just enough to keep you going. Well presented and tasty.
The location of the hotel is excellent in the Rocks near the bridge and a short walk to harbour.
We had a drink in the pub and the beer is brilliant. Great choice and quality. We only ate a small snack of potato wedges and dip but this was delicious and reasonably priced.
Overall there s a great atmosphere in the pub part.
I would return to the pub if in Sydney but would look for another hotel next time for accommodation though this was reasonable priced there was nothing to entice me back

Room Tip: High floors have a better view, but there is no lift.
  • Stayed: January 2017, travelled as a couple
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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
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 57 B&Bs / Inns in Sydney
Price Range: ₹ 6,727 - ₹ 9,832 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Lord Nelson Brewery Hotel 3*
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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Lord Nelson Brewery Hotel
Lord Nelson Brewery Sydney

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