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Montsalvat

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Address: 7 Hillcrest Ave, Eltham, Victoria 3095, Australia
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+61 3 9439 7712
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Beautiful grounds

Beautiful old buildings and grounds. Was a little disappointed that we couldn't get into the great hall as there was a wedding on so I'd suggest ringing before hand to check... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 January 2017
Jody B
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Sydney, Australia
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4,820 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Hadn't been for years and wanted to rekindle my interest - it's a wonderful old building and grounds but had breakfast first and I lost any "appetite" for staying - like the past reviewers, think there should be some concession for diners

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Thank RonWamberal
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3 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

restaurant: Breakfast ok but toast not toasted! Also, wanted to pay 50/50 on credit cards even eftpos refused this time!Unlikely to visit again because as said few weeks earlier they did lunch 50/50. Some staff not exactly friendly

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Thank imskip
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Just wanted a quick stroll after eating breakfast at the cafe. Turns out they want $14 per person. I get that money is required for up keep, a small donation would be reasonable if you weren't dining on the grounds already, I've been previously and it's beautiful! I just think it's a bit cheeky to ask $14 and to ask... More 

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Thank Chris C
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Beautiful old buildings and grounds. Was a little disappointed that we couldn't get into the great hall as there was a wedding on so I'd suggest ringing before hand to check availability. Little old chapel was delightful. Grounds have some peacocks roaming around. Thought the cafe was a little overpriced.

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Thank Jody B
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016

Not far from Melbourne is a unique old estate that dates back to the 1930's - set up as an artists colony but built as a replica of some strange 19th century dream, it is very impressive in a solid Victorian sort of way. The great hall is lovely and the chapel is the perfect place for a funeral -... More 

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Thank David D
Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016

An interesting artists colony with many workshops and artifacts to look at. Montsalvat includes a good restaurant that is open most of the day. Some of the guests may be snooty as I was given a few looks of disdain by snobby arty types. Worth a visit to this historically famous artist colony.

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Thank OzBee
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

So much to do at this venue. Art gallery with contemporary pieces, wonderful buildings to explore and beautiful grounds to wander in. I enjoy eating at the onsite restaurant (excellent standard), then having a wander in the grounds. A really nice afternoon out. Be sure to book the restaurant as it is small, cosy and popular.

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Thank JuliefromOz
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

I was actually impressed with the gardens and the galleries it's lovely to watch artists showing you their craft and art and their wonderful talents. On a beautiful day nice to have a little picnic basket and sit around the grounds and watch the beautiful peacocks walking around. They do have special events also they do weddings there I'm sure... More 

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Thank mary-mia-3
Mornington Peninsula, Australia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Motsalvat used to be a thriving place with artists of all sorts, with music by various artists! No not now NO artists anywhere to be seen sertainly no music restraunt over priced $16.50 for 2 coffees and one scone jam & cream runny at that.Grounds arround the lovely run down old buildings where in very poor state and in need... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

A fabulous interesting place to visit. From Art festivals to the Winter Solstice festival. It's best to look up the website for 'What's On'

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