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Press & reviews

Tourism Victoria
Tourism Victoria Tourism Victoria
“Stepping into the Italian Style Villa Donati is a real treat. This boutique hotel 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 hotel 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