Villa Donati has closed after 15 fabulous years

For accommodation in Melbourne please visit our Melbourne CBD apartment
Apartment 401

For accommodation in Central Victoria please visit our iconic miner's cottage in historic Maldon
Maldon Miner's Cottage

Press & reviews

Tourism Victoria
Tourism Victoria Tourism Victoria
“Stepping into the Italian Style Villa Donati is a real treat. This boutique bed & breakfast pervades a warm ambience of understated elegance. Villa Donati has everything for the discerning traveller.”
Beautiful B&Bs and Small Hotels
Beautiful B&Bs and Small Hotels Jenny Lamattina
“Villa Donati is a refreshingly stylish addition to the bed and breakfast scene in Melbourne, and one that we were tempted to keep to ourselves. But with such a fantastic position and a beautifully restored villa, we felt that this was one secret we had to tell. A charming B&B providing a contemporary oasis in a heritage gem.”"
Leader/Progress Press
Leader/Progress Press Leader/Progress Press
“Indulge Your Senses: Set in the shopping and restaurant hub of Richmond, Villa Donati has all the trappings of a boutique hotel. With a rich history and timeless European style, it is easy to lose yourself in the luxurious elegance of Villa Donati.”

Guest comments


“Enchanting – an oasis of style & tranquility.”
Phillip & Sara Wain, Chichester, UK

“Lovely room and good location. Everything is cool. We want to stay longer.”
Hisashi & Megumi Matsumoto, Japan

“A beautiful place I’ll never forget. It’s in my heart.”
Inge Dobrosche, Germany

“This place is unique. Good design filled with surprises.”
William & Eva, Hong Kong

“Incredible I’m so pleased that we found this beautiful house for our honeymoon. Elegance personified, classy, fine mixture of Italian and oriental touches. Most of all I loved the history of this home.”
Maria & Lim Tie, Nunawading

“More than we could have imagined Calm, elegance, warmth, beauty and laughter. As its name – a gift.”
Ann & Daniel Hillsboror, Oregon, USA

“Style charm & warmth to the last detail. Absolutely superb.”
Richard & Sarah, Wellington, NZ

“Villa Donati-pure class!”
Catherine & Tony, Perth, WA

“We’re sold! We loved the location, the décor, the small luxury hotel feel and of course the breakfast. Very stylish and elegant-a great place to stay. The small touches really distinguish it.”
Garth & Jennifer, Point Piper, NSW