3.5 out of 5

"There for one night - next c’è room and all but - Luke warm water in the shower - not something I expected " More

By a verified traveller on Thu 30 Aug 2018

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Hotel Description

At Lily Sands Inn you'll be within just a 15-minute stroll of popular places like St Kilda Road and South Melbourne Market. Highlights at this Victorian guest house include free in-room WiFi.

You can enjoy flat-screen TVs with digital channels, and all 12 rooms feature DVD players, coffee/tea makers and hairdryers. Additionally, irons/ironing boards and desks are available.

This smoke-free guest house offers free WiFi in public areas, express check-in and express check-out. Other amenities include coffee/tea in a common area, multilingual staff and luggage storage.

Attractions within a 30-minute walk of this 3.5-star South Melbourne guest house include Royal Botanic Gardens and National Gallery of Victoria.

Classic Double Room

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
AU$91 per night

Superior Room

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Classic Triple Room

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Lily Sands Inn ratings based on 30 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.5 out of 5 3.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 3.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Lily Sands Inn

Everyone (26) Couples (1) Business (1)
4 out of 5
Quite location close to parks, transport and food.

Posted by on 30 May 2019

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4 out of 5
The property is located in a very nice and quiet suburb, I was able to check in 2 and a half hours earlier than the usual check in time which was wonderful of the staff. The only criticism I have is that the shower had some mould in the grouting, it looks like it could use a bit of a scrub. Aside from that everything was wonderful, would absolutely recommend to friends.

Posted by on 19 May 2019

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5 out of 5
Lovely clean rooms and decor.,....................

Posted by on 19 Mar. 2019

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5 out of 5

Posted by on 2 Dec. 2018

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5 out of 5
Nice hotel. Just walking distance to Lakeside Stadium.

Posted by on 27 Nov. 2018

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4 out of 5
Great location in South Melbourne. Easy walk to key locations nearby eg Markets and hotels. Short cab trip to City. Quiet location surprisingly. Would stay there again. Excellent shower and bathroom.

Posted by , from Hobart on 17 Nov. 2018

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4 out of 5

Good location and n sth melbourne

There for one night - next c’è room and all but - Luke warm water in the shower - not something I expected

Posted by on 30 Aug. 2018

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3 out of 5
Not much else to say - nice place. Was conveniently close to where I needed to be.

Posted by on 22 Aug. 2018

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4 out of 5

Cosy hotel with atmosphere

Pros: The boutique feel
Location: Close to shops, pubs
WE had a lovely stay at Lily Sands, Staff were warm, helpful and friendly/ We had a larger room which had more space than some with a glorious view of the city. would stay again!

Posted by on 14 Jul. 2018

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4 out of 5

Very centrally located in Melbourne with easy acse

Pros: location
Cons: acsess to communal kitchen
Location: I was attending conference at Swimming and aquatic centre so easy walk to Albert Park with some nice pubs close by with good food and drink!
Quiet and central location with shopping only a few blocks away! Room was neat and quiet

Posted by on 18 Feb. 2018

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Property Features

As a guest of Lily Sands Inn, you'll find multilingual staff, coffee/tea in common area, and express check-in. WiFi is free in public spaces. Lily Sands Inn also features express check-out and a lift. This 3.5-star South Melbourne guesthouse is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 12 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • Staff members are multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Lift
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Property
  • Free WiFi
  • DVD player


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Offsite parking discounted rates available , Offsite parking reservations required


  • Airport: Melbourne, VIC (MEL-Tullamarine) (27.7 km / 17.2 mi)
  • Train station: Spencer Street Station (2.8 km / 1.7 mi)
  • Parking:

Room Amenities

Lily Sands Inn offers 12 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with DVD players and coffee/tea makers. Guests can make use of the shared/communal kitchen. Bathrooms include a shower and a hairdryer. This South Melbourne guesthouse provides complimentary wireless Internet access. 32-inch Flat-screen televisions come with digital channels. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

  • Communal kitchen
  • Flat-screen television
  • Digital channels
  • DVD player
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower
  • Cribs (surcharge)
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hairdryer
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom

Spa Services

  • Manicures and pedicures

Hotel Policies


  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 8 AM - 8:00 PM.

Upon confirmation of booking, please email the Guesthouse directly to receive details of after hours check-in procedure.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 8 AM - 8:00 PM.


  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! One child stays free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for AUD 30.00 per day.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available for AUD 17.00 per night.


  • No pets allowed


Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guest room reservation.

  • 24-hour check-in


Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Breakage deposit: AUD 100.00 per stay

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Late check-out fee: AUD 20 (subject to availability)
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: AUD 17.00 per night
  • Rollaway bed fee: AUD 30.00 per day
  • On-site credit card charges are subject to a surcharge

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Myriad Dreams Guesthouse House South Melbourne
  • Myriad Dreams Guesthouse House
  • Myriad Dreams Guesthouse South Melbourne
  • Lily Sands Inn South Melbourne
  • Lily Sands South Melbourne
  • Lily Sands

You should know

  • Please note that this property can refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, which include pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties.
  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.