Gartner Rose is delighted to announce the successful completion of the
heritage restoration for Whalers Arm Hotel.
This magnificent sandstone building began life in 1842 as the Young
Princess Hotel, a local landmark in Millers Point (The Rocks). At some
point in its life, it became the "Whalers Arms Hotel", initially
servicing, as the name suggests, the whaling community.
During the mid twentieth century it was converted into a general store,
before being abandoned and left to deteriorate, helped by squatters who
took up residence.
In 2006 the Department of Housing granted a private client a 99 year
lease on the condition that the property was meticulously restored in
line with its heritage.
Restoration included the stripping and rebuilding of the entire interior
of the 4 story building and repairing and re-pointing all the external
stone. Original balconies were reconstructed, the chimneys were rebuilt
and the roof rebuilt and re-slated.
The interior of the building was completed to the highest prestige
Following this complete restoration this piece of history can again take
its place as one of the finest landmarks in the Rocks.
Visit our Flickr
page to view more photos from this project.