Book a room upstairs in one of Sydney’s oldest pubs (established in 1841) to be part of the city’s living history. This attractive, three-story sandstone building is a busy pub on the ground floor, with hotel rooms on the second and the third. The simple but stylishly outfitted rooms are compact, and some have walls made from convict-hewn sandstone blocks. The creaky floorboards, narrow corridors, wood fire and boutique brewery in the bar all add to the Lord Nelson’s colonial atmosphere without detracting from its essentially modern style. The smallest (and cheapest) of the rooms has a bathroom across the corridor; all the others have en suites.
The Lord Nelson Brewery Hotel
19 Kent St (at Argyle St), The Rocks
Our Rating Neighborhood Circular Quay, City Center & The Rocks Phone 02/9251 4044 Prices A$180 double with external bathroom; A$200 double with bathroom. Extra person A$50 Web site The Lord Nelson Brewery Hotel Other Rates include continental breakfast. No parking available.