Seahorse Inn in Boydtown
Boydtown, long known for its whaling history and musem, today provides high class accommodation.
The original Inn, built in 1843, has undergone some serious renovations, and a new roofline with 6 accommodation suites upstairs.
The Seahorse Hotel was built with convict labour and the foundations were made of sandstone from Pyrmont in Sydney. After Boyd left, the town and the hotel were basically abandoned. The Seahorse Hotel was bought by the Whiter brothers in 1936, who renovated and added a second story. Restoration took place during the 1980s.
The original museum section from the street side (actually the rear of the building) is now further accommodation. Fronting Twofold Bay, travelers can enjoy a trip across to the Eden Co-Op/Wharf seen in the distance, and of course in the May-Oct period, when the whales are moving north into warmer waters to rear their young, often these marvelous kings of the sea can be spotted in the adjacent Quarantine Bay area.
A replica of Boyd's Tower is in the back garden of the Boydtown Inn.
Photo and some information submitted by Gary Pope, many Thanks
An original handmade nail from the Seahorse Hotel can be seen at the Powerhouse Museum
Powerhouse Museum link