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7 Hillcrest Ave, Eltham, Victoria 3095, Australia
+61 3 9439 7712
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Atrist colony

Unusual place - great architecture; developed as an artist colony and still has a range of artists... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2017
Beautiful history buildings

Went here on a Sunday for a friends birthday. There were 16 of us so always a challenge. We were... read more

Reviewed 13 August 2017
Suzanne G
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  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
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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
+61 3 9439 7712
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Reviewed 3 October 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 13 August 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 8 August 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 19 July 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

2  Thank Steve F
Reviewed 11 July 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 10 July 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 27 May 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 13 April 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
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

We had our family and friends outing to celebrate passed loved ones booked well in advance for lunch at Montsalvat. On confirming the day before we were told that there was no booking for us and that we could only do breakfast. Disappointed!! Food was...More

Thank Dilly D
Reviewed 5 April 2017

Several old and interesting buildings where artists used to live. I was told that there are still a couple of artists working on the premises. Big open spaces and lovely open fires in some of the buildings. I will visit again another time. It's worth...More

Thank didimckeown
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14 July 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.