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7 Hillcrest Ave, Eltham, Victoria 3095, Australia
+61 3 9439 7712
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Hidden gem

This is a must see. We didn’t expect to find such a treasure. Very interesting history and seems... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
via mobile
A bit of Europe in Eltham

It’s definitely one of my favourite places within one hour’s drive from Melbourne. It is very... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Palmerston North, New Zealand
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“great hall” (15 reviews)
“artist colony” (9 reviews)
“wedding venue” (5 reviews)
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7 Hillcrest Ave, Eltham, Victoria 3095, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a must see. We didn’t expect to find such a treasure. Very interesting history and seems much older than it is. A touch of Europe in Victoria. Beautiful venue for wedding or other special occasion. Try and pick a sunny day when visiting.

Thank sandgroperdownunder
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It’s definitely one of my favourite places within one hour’s drive from Melbourne. It is very artistic, has lots of beautiful corners, and is a lovely combination of nature and architecture.

1  Thank Helenavu
Reviewed October 2, 2017

Unusual place - great architecture; developed as an artist colony and still has a range of artists living here. Has a coffee shop and function area. Great Hall is fabulous

Thank pmeltham
Reviewed August 13, 2017

Went here on a Sunday for a friends birthday. There were 16 of us so always a challenge. We were only able to have a 1 3/4 sitting so by the time we finally got our food it was out the door. Food was beautifully...More

1  Thank Suzanne G
Reviewed August 8, 2017

Back in 1999, this was the venue of choice for my wedding so it will always be a special place for me and my family. The place is filled with local history and there is a story around every corner. A beautiful place to visit,...More

Thank Andrew H
Reviewed July 19, 2017

Montsalvat was started in the 1930 by Justus Jörgensen and the buildings completed by a genuine, hard-working collective of artists. It is a Heritage-listed collection of beautiful stone and half-timber buildings. But is is looking sad. In the sixties and seventies it was The Place...More

3  Thank Steve F
Reviewed July 11, 2017

Last Saturday was cold and wintery yet Monsalvat looked magnificent .The combination of nature and beautiful old stone and brick architecture is so picturesque no matter the season. We enjoyed the excellent and diverse art exhibitions in the three very attractive and separate gallery spaces....More

Thank Ann B
Reviewed July 10, 2017

This artist colony in Eltham, is well worth a visit if interested (even slightly) in Art and History. Furthermore, the popular restaurant is a treat, only negative: it is the only place I have been surcharged for using a Visa Card. Recommend you Google "Montsalvat"...More

Thank whj0
Reviewed May 26, 2017

Montsalvat is hidden away in the back streets of Eltham. It's extremely quiet and tranquil. An old artist colony that still has many different artists working out of it

Thank Kate H
Reviewed April 13, 2017

A wonderful wedding comprises so many elements. As the arranger, you can only control the selection of the venue but from that virtually all flows. Our daughter chose Montsalvat after much comparing and it was an inspired choice. Yes, it looks a little "worn" but...More

1  Thank John M
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July 14, 2017|
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Response from John M | Reviewed this property |
To the best of my knowledge, the main "baronial hall" had several buffalo roasting size fireplaces which obviously were used. Apart from that, no, I did not see any other heating.