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Lyall Hotel and Spa
Ranked #96 of 161 Hotels in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 1 January 2012

We loved staying at the Lyall. The rooms contain small kitchens and are well equipped. The hotel is located within walking distance of the Botanic Gardens and is out of the centre of Melbourne which means it is quiet and relaxing, yet close to public transport so we were able to get everywhere. Lovely!

My only tip is...if you are Buddhist, you should probably opt for a room without a picture of the Buddha at the end of your bed (or sleep the other way around!) - oh dear......

  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 28 December 2011

We went to the Lyall for my husband's birthday, and as he stays in a lot of hotels for work, I thought this would be a nice change. We were so disappointed. The rooms are neat but tiny, and there was no feeling of the luxury you want to feel when you pay top dollar, instead it felt like a serviced apartment. Our key didn't work - twice. The food that we had brought to our room was expensive and very average, and not up to Melbourne's high standards. There was no communication between the Spa and the Hotel staff, and our steam treatments were not provided as we had arranged. When we complained we were not refunded because it was "part of a package." The best thing about the Lyall is that you can walk to the Tan track. Everything else was disappointing.

Stayed: December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 25 November 2011

While the hotel is small, the room I stayed in was fine and as you would expect in a boutique hotel. I was on the 2nd floor next to the well fitted gym, however was never disturbed at any point. The room was actually like a one-bedroom apartment with a separate bedroom. This was a work trip and we stayed for 3 nights and utilized the conference room on the ground floor.
The staff were fantastic and incredibly helpful with all matters and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend a stay here.

Room Tip: Keep away from level 1 as that is actually the entrance level.
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  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled on business
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Reviewed 9 October 2011

beautiful hotel in a suitable location, the staff are polite and friendly. they welcomed us warmly. well maintained rooms, clean kitchen , and very quiet place, really nice bathroom, comfortable beds.never wanted to leave the bed or the hotel room.love to visit again...

  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 7 October 2011

While the hotel is small, the room I stayed in was not. I was on the ground floor and my room was actually like a one-bedroom apartment with a separate bedroom, huge bathroom and separate living area - in fact apparently it used to be just that. Even the mini-bar was fantastic (Haigh's anyone) and if you were so inclined you could cook for yourself. I found the staff to be really friendly and even ate dinner at the bar chatting to the guys who were working. Can't say the food was great but it was sufficient and the overall ambience made up for it. I want to come back with hubby next time we do a weekend in Melbourne.

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled on business
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Additional Information about Lyall Hotel and Spa

Address: 16 Murphy St | South Yarra, Melbourne, Victoria 3141, Australia
Region: Australia > Victoria > Melbourne
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#16 Spa Hotel in Melbourne
#28 Business Hotel in Melbourne
#28 Family Hotel in Melbourne
#35 Romantic Hotel in Melbourne
#87 Luxury Hotel in Melbourne
Price Range: ₹ 10,838 - ₹ 27,777 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Lyall Hotel and Spa 5*
Number of rooms: 40
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Let us pamper you. A true 5 Star service Boutique Hotel centrally located close to Toorak Road / Chapel Street shops and restaurants. Melbourne's only privately owned/operated luxury hotel with 40 one and two bedroom suites of contemporary oriental design. The Lyall Hotel and Spa's welcoming ambience attracts a discerning international clientele seeking genuine and professional service whether travelling for business or leisure. All suites have full length windows that open for fresh air and a balcony. ... more   less 
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