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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2016

It was my sisters wedding on the weekend. It was a beautiful day and beautiful scenery. She had a horrible planning process with the change of hands of wedding coordinator 3 times. She could not get a call back anytime and was always chasing them. Come the day of the wedding we were told that following the wedding we were... More 

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Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

We came with 2 families to enjoy wine tasting, a walk through the gardens and impromptu lunch, based on a google search recommendations. We were told that they are too busy for lunch and weren't happy for us to make a booking as they only had room at 1 pm. Strange thing was we got there 12.40 pm and the... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 2 April 2016

We have shared many special occasions at what was the beautiful Morning Star Estate. Today we were a group of 6 celebrating a 70th and two 60th birthdays. For various reasons we haven't been for a few years, but oh what a disappointing experience. Everything was all wrong! The staff, whilst pleasant, were incompetent and clearly untrained. Most of the... More 

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Mt Eliza, Australia
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42 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2016

We booked for a recent stay overnight and had Sunday lunch ,on arrival for lunch we were shown to our table overlooking the rose garden and the bay , The menu is not big but good choices ,pricing is fine if a little expensive ,some where to go on a special occasion . We chose a couple of local Mornington... More 

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

Thank you for your comments Kay they are most appreciated. We look forward to seeing you again in the warmer months. More 

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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2016 via mobile

I have had the pleasure of having leisurely lunches here on more than one occasion. The service has always been good. The food has also always been good. But it is the setting that is the real draw card. I was disappointed to see there was not a local Mornington Peninsula Chardonnay on the wine list last time (still great... More 

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Thank Smods5
MorningStarEstate, Manager at Morning Star Estate, responded to this review

Many thanks for your response - we are actively promoting local Mornington Peninsula wines and currently have two local Chardonnays on our list. We look forward to your next visit and will make a special effort to showcase our Mornington Peninsula wines to you and your guests. More 

Paris, France
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2015

The accommodation is in a converted boarding school, and it retains that aura. The rooms are very small, although clean. The shower was good. There was no television in the room, which is fine if you prefer to walk or read. The view from the room was merely of other parts of the building, although I'm sure there must be... More 

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

Teresa, many thanks for your comments which have been taken on board by management. Our accommodation wing was the original dormatory of the property when it was a (naughty) boys home - and as such the rooms have retained their original size (minus the bars on the windows!). We feel our prices are quite reasonable for what we offer compared... More 

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35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 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... More 

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3 Thank 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... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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37 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 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... More 

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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12 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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... More 

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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. More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
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... More 

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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... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
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 Internet
  • 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 

Additional Information about Morning Star Estate

Address: 2 Sunnyside Rd, Mt Eliza, Victoria 3930, Australia
Region: Australia > Victoria > Mornington Peninsula > Mt Eliza
Number of rooms: 20
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“Rooms up stairs away from the restaurant are quieter , some rooms quite small , check before booking”
 of 5 bubbles kays171, 15 Feb 2016 | Read review
“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”
 of 5 bubbles ssejb, 7 Jul 2014 | Read review
“Rooms tiny but adequate, quaint and spotless.”
 of 5 bubbles 53megs, 17 Jul 2013 | Read review
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