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3.6 out of 5

"Good but staff were not sighted. " More

By a verified traveller on Wed 11 Aug 2021

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Hotel Description

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

Flat-screen TVs with digital channels are featured in all 12 rooms, and you can enjoy DVD players, coffee/tea makers, and hair dryers. Irons/ironing boards and desks are also available.

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

Sights within a 20-minute walk of this 3.5-star South Melbourne guest house include South Melbourne Market and Shrine of Remembrance.

Classic Double Room

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
AU$116* Per night/room 16 Oct. - 17 Oct.

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 49 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.6 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 (35) Business (1) Couples (4) Family (3)
4 out of 5
Good but staff were not sighted.

Posted by on 11 Aug. 2021

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4 out of 5
Parking from 6pm -8am was free really get outside our building between 8am -6pm was two hourly parking via the app which was easy to use and quite economical. Our room had brand. We features such as bed/bedding carpet and the bathroom was brand new and wheelchair friendly which given the shower space was cooler than an enclosed shower. An elevator was handy given stairs were the favoured option. A shared microwave and sink were available for our floor to use. Wine glasses and water glasses would have been a bonus in the room but coffee facilities and fridge were great with fridge being larger than the normal bar fridge size available in most expensive hotel rooms. Travel to crown was walking distance. A few great local pubs available within minutes for dinner if not wanting to hit the town. Local restaurants and Dothan Melbourne market a quick drive or leisurely walk ( which we did with our 26 year old With bottle shop on the return trip ). A quick drive into the city for local attractions was also handy we visited Lygon St, Imax The and Melbourne Zoo all by car and used the app for parking quite cheaply with the longest car trip 30 mins due to roadworks in peak traffic otherwise 10 mins from Lygon st with dinner in hand. We would stay again

Posted by on 8 Jul. 2021

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5 out of 5
City view..privacy

Posted by on 7 Jul. 2021

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1 out of 5

Posted by on 17 Jun. 2021

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2 out of 5
Not the best. Linen was damp when i arrived. Marks and stains on walls, not very tidy. Rooms very close together and could hear people in the next room very clearly so no privacy.

Posted by on 16 May 2021

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4 out of 5
Cheap and clean

Posted by on 16 May 2021

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3 out of 5
Room 4 the door was extremely hard to open and shut. The picture kept coming off the wall when you tried to enter the bathroom. The hot water took forever to come through the taps

Posted by on 7 May 2021

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4 out of 5
Economical and no fuss

Posted by on 30 Apr. 2021

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5 out of 5

Posted by on 26 Mar. 2021

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2 out of 5
No reception available to check into or to ask questions. Lobby was locked with a sign stating that reception is momentarily closed - reception was closed our entire stay. There was no milk in the fridge for tea or coffee, with a note in the room that milk was available in the lobby - with was locked our entire stay.

Posted by on 1 Mar. 2021

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Property Features

As a guest of Lily Sands Inn, you'll find multilingual staff, coffee/tea in a common area, and express check-in. WiFi is free in public spaces. The business-friendly Lily Sands Inn also features express check-out and an elevator. This Victorian 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 is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Elevator
  • 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


  • Train station: Flinders Street Station (2.7 km / 1.7 mi)

Room Amenities

Lily Sands Inn offers 12 air-conditioned accommodations with DVD players and coffee/tea makers. Guests can make use of the shared/communal kitchen. Bathrooms include showers and hair dryers. This Melbourne guesthouse provides complimentary wireless Internet access. 32-inch flat-screen televisions come with digital channels. Housekeeping is provided daily.

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

Spa Services

  • Manicures and pedicures

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 2:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 8 AM - 8:00 PM. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 8 AM - 8:00 PM.
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.


  • 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.

Pet Policy

  • 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 may be 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 guestroom reservation. This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, debit cards, and cash.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F; guestroom doors are sealed after cleaning. Staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions. Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

  • One child stays free
  • Debit cards
  • Staffed front desk
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wear personal protective equipment
  • Protective clothing is not available for guests
  • No shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser
  • Social distancing measures are not in place
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually wrapped food options are not available
  • No gap period between guests' stays
  • Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are not available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property does not follow sanitisation practices of any association
  • Guest accommodation is sealed after cleaning
  • Electrostatic spray is not used for disinfection
  • Cashless transactions are available
  • Masks are not compulsory at the property
  • Contactless food service / room service is not available
  • Reservation is not required for facilities on site
  • Mobile key entry is not available
  • Food service not has not been amended for enhanced safety


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.

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
  • Credit card charges are subject to a surcharge of 2 percent

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

Hotel Names

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

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.
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*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.