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Reviewed 20 December 2015 via mobile

I am a previous function venue owner, and also previous patron of the restaurant. I used to live in Mt.Eliza and also been privileged to have walked the lovely grounds and eat in the restaurant which I enjoyed. At this particular wedding there was a long gap between the service and the function. As there were no drinks or canapés...

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4Thank Louise W
MorningStarEstate, Manager at Morning Star Estate, responded to this review

Louise, many thanks for your comments which have been duly noted by management. I would like to address some of the issued you have raised: (1) the heat - whilst the venue did offer the bridal couple the option of an indoor ceremony (with cooling), the gardens were the draw-card and unfortunately this is an exposed area. (2) the lack...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 29 November 2015

We were really looking forward to a fabulous family lunch for my father's 95 th birthday. There is no doubt the setting was superb. However, there obviously weren't enough staff for a busy Sunday lunch. We waited ages for service before and during the meal. The few staff were friendly, but spread too thin. The food was disappointing and not...

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Reviewed 15 November 2015

Arrived at noon and felt only for something light, had late breakfast so was not all that hungry. A waitress was pleasant on arrival, we asked for maybe coffee and dessert was show to a nice table and sat down and enjoyed a couple of entrees and a glass of local wine all very enjoyable. Maybe explain some of the...

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MorningStarEstate, Manager at Morning Star Estate, responded to this review

We thank you for your comments - and your observations have been tabled for management, and as such have been addressed. We look forward to your next visit.

Reviewed 13 October 2015 via mobile

Hi there potential brides I hope I can save you the pain I went through with these guys by sharing my experience. I booked my wedding here and it was the most disheartening and stressful experience I've ever had. The way I was spoken to many times was as if I was worthless to them as a client. The wedding...

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MorningStarEstate, Manager at Morning Star Estate, responded to this review

I apologise for the delay in response as we have been trying to ascertain your details as using an alias to post has made it quite difficult to corrolate your details with our records. If you had posted some further details - your name and date - I would be more than happy to address these directly. It is a...

Reviewed 26 August 2015 via mobile

Very disappointed with service. We arrived at 12noon waitress was lovely, apparently she's THE ONLY WAITRESS working today. Took our order, my wine came, my children's tea arrived but my husband's pot of tea Forgotten!! The place was NOT even full!! We were the 2nd table seated. Table behind us had their entre & bread rolls & we had been...

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2Thank Christine A
McCrae, Australia
Reviewed 9 July 2015

A beautiful outlook surrounded by vineyards and seascape on the lovely Mornington Peninsula. We chose to be seated inside but many were outside on the deck as it was such a beautiful day. Our meals were 5 star, simple, elegant and delicious. Our waitress was attentive and obliging with our requests especially with the service of birthday cake and coffee!...

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MorningStarEstate, Manager at Morning Star Estate, responded to this review

We thank you for your comments and look forward to your next visit.

Asia
Reviewed 22 April 2015

I can't comment on the interior as we never actually went inside, we were guests at a wedding ceremony in the rose garden. It is a truly beautiful location for a wedding. The sun shone, the roses were lovely, truly an idyllic setting. The reception was held elsewhere but there was a small champagne reception also held in the garden...

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MorningStarEstate, Manager at Morning Star Estate, responded to this review

Many thanks for your comments - which we have not only taken onboard but have acted upon. Heels in the gardens are a little tricky.

Hemel Hempstead, England
Reviewed 18 March 2015

Staying in Mornington and was taken to The Morning Estate for lunch. Fabulous food,, professional attentive staff and a wonderful setting. Eat inside or out overlooking the gardens with a glimpse of the sea. We enjoyed their own wine from the own vineyard. If you are a big eater you will need to order side dishes. Didn't have desert but...

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MorningStarEstate, Manager at Morning Star Estate, responded to this review

Thank you and look forward to your next visit.

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 14 March 2015 via mobile

We were looking forward to staying here for the first time but were disappointed. Whilst we knew the accomodation was basic which was reflected in the price we did not expect to have no running water in the shower when we went to use it late at night after a function! Couldn't believe it and had an uncomfortable night as...

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Reviewed 13 March 2015

We had our wedding at Morning Star Estate over the long weekend (ceremony in the chapel and reception in the ballroom) and couldn't recommend it highly enough. With the change in management, the whole process ran really smoothly, and every aspect from the wedding co-ordination, accommodation and catering was looked after professionally. Morning Star has the most beautiful setting for...

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MorningStarEstate, Manager at Morning Star Estate, responded to this review

Many thanks for your comments - our rooms are cosy and our gardens are truly beautiful. We look forward to seeing you again.

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Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Beachfront
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
In early 2002 the original dormitory rooms of the historical "Morning Star Boys' Home" were modified to create a 20 room Guest House. Originally there were 30 dormitory rooms with communal facilities; these were altered by converting every second room into two en suites. Formerly the dormitory rooms housed 4 or 6 boys, and were kept small due to structural requirements. However you don't live in your rooms when visiting Morning Star Estate, there are beautiful garden areas and vineyards around the estate waiting to be explored and enjoyed. Our rooms are modest yet priced fairly. The Guest House consists of 15 Double Rooms (with double bed), 4 Queen Rooms and 1 Queen Spa Suite (with queen bed or twin beds), all have their own en suites. For socialising and relaxation we provide Guest Lounges and various outside areas for enjoying the scenery. ... more   less 

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Address: 2 Sunnyside Rd, Mt Eliza, Victoria 3930, Australia
Region: Australia > Victoria > Mornington Peninsula > Mt Eliza
Number of rooms: 20
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 of 5 bubbles 796bernardd, 21 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Rooms up stairs away from the restaurant are quieter , some rooms quite small , check before booking”
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“Rooms do not have private television, tea, coffee facilities; see if there may be water view rooms”
 of 5 bubbles teresaw389, 27 Dec 2015 | Read review
“Call before you go just in case.”
 of 5 bubbles Davidrobertson2300, 15 Nov 2015 | Read review
“The rooms are all very very small”
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