A long day of travel from Melbourne preceeded our arrival in Eden. However, at least we had reached the east coast of Australia after a long drive along the southern coast. The sun had just finally given up its last rays and darkness was settling in as I pulled into a gas station for help. I walked in with a travel booklet open to Eden and asked the store clerk and his customer girlfriend (?) for a suggestion- I said we are looking for a nice hotel, on the beach, in town. The customer immediately looked down at my booklet and pointed to the full page ad of the SeaHorse Inn and said this is IT! She added I used to work there and it is the best in town. I said but it is out of town and she said it doesn' matter it is where you want to be- there is nothing really in town and it is wonderful. Wow -- was she right! she immediately told me how to dial on my USA cell phone- 61 2 and local number and told me to ask about food since it was 8:30 Sunday night and nothing was open. I called, they had a room and I held on the phone while the manager asked the chef if if he would hold kitchen till we could get there for food.
The manager- Ashleigh (?) was wonderful and everyone helped us into the room and to a late dinner. We watched the men's final on the bar TV and had a wonderful meal. Room was large, tv, mini bar, coffee and had a beautful South Pacific Ocean View. They were getting ready for a wedding and I noticed it was featured in a regional wedding magazine. Breakfast was included and was great. The Manager helped me with where to go to see koalas and kangaroos in a sanctuary just up the road. It was a great classic hotel, reminded me of some of the great historic classic hotels we have in USA. It was built over 100 years ago by Boyd a businessman and explorer who founded the town. Absolutely, one of the gems and best place we stayed on our trip.....Thanks to the Chef and Manager. Marvelous
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