Lord Nelson Brewery Hotel

19 Kent St., Sydney, New South Wales, 2000, Australia

If your idea of heaven is sleeping above a pub that brews its own boutique beers (or ales, as they're rightly called), this is the place. The hotel, hewn from Sydney sandstone, has been a popular watering hole with Sydneysiders and visitors for decades. Built in the early 1840s, the building has been restored to its former grandeur. While the nine guest rooms and the first-floor Lord Nelson Brasserie restaurant have exposed sandstone walls, their fittings and design are very contemporary. Seven standard rooms have en suite bathrooms and cost A$200 a night; a smaller room with en suite bathroom is A$200 a night, while another room (costing A$180) has a bathroom that's located a short walk across the hall. All rates include continental breakfast. The hotel is a stroll from the Harbour Bridge. The bar is always busy on Friday nights and most weekends as the craft beer is excellent.


  • great location near harbor
  • fun pub
  • cheap rates
  • free Wi-Fi


  • may be noisy on weekend nights
  • some rooms are small


Phones: 02-9251–4044


9 rooms
Rate Includes: Breakfast