Built in 1879, this charming budget hotel stays true to its era with its quirky 1800s-style decoration. Situated in the heart of Surry Hills, Shakespeare Hotel occupies a great spot for nightlife, dining and trendy shopping, and is near such culturally-rich attractions as Belvoir St Theatre, Ray Hughes Gallery, and Brett Whiteley Studio. The city centre is just a mere kilometer away and the airport can be reached within 15 minutes.
Shakespeare Hotel is famous for its good ol’ pub, a true Sydney classic often packed with locals coming to down its cold beer and pub meals. Patrons can sup in the main dining room, where its leather armchairs, oversized timber tables, and Victorian lamps give it character. Also with great character are the guestrooms themselves, adorned with vintage wardrobes, lamps, chairs, lush bedspreads, rich wallpaper, and classical-style paintings. The hotel does of course offer conveniences like air-conditioning, flat-screen TVs, and Internet access.