4.7 out of 5

"Classic boutique hotel close to restaurants and shops, but quiet. " More

By a verified traveller on Wed 22 Aug 2018

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Hotel Description

A luxury stay in South Yarra awaits you at The Lyall Hotel and Spa. You'll be 1.9 km (1.2 mi) from Royal Botanic Gardens and 2.9 km (1.8 mi) from Melbourne Cricket Ground. Highlights at this boutique hotel include in-room free WiFi, free high-speed Internet and patios.

You can enjoy LCD TVs with cable channels, and all 40 individually furnished rooms feature iPod docks, DVD players and separate bathtubs and showers. Minibars provide refreshments, and in-room dining is easy with amenities like fridges and round-the-clock room service. Pillowtop beds and premium bedding invite a comfortable night's sleep, and you'll find nice touches like soaking tubs and bathrobes. Coffee/tea makers, pillow menus and in-room massages are also available.

A relaxing day at The Lyall Spa can include deep-tissue massages, detox wraps and body wraps along with aromatherapy and hydrotherapy. The restaurant, Bistro Lyall, serves local and international cuisine and is open for breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner. The Lyall Champagne Bar is the hotel's own Champagne bar, serving drinks along with dinner and light fare. Enjoy the health club, Turkish bath/hammam and steam room. 926 square feet (86 square metres) of event facilities include meeting rooms, and other business amenities include a 24-hour business centre and limo/town car service. Other amenities include free WiFi in public areas and laundry facilities. Cooked-to-order breakfast is available daily between 7 AM and 1:00 PM. There's also self parking, along with the convenience of car rentals on site.

With a stay at this 5-star South Yarra hotel, you'll be 4.2 km (2.6 mi) from Luna Park and 4.4 km (2.8 mi) from St Kilda Beach.

Classic Room

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
AU$181 per night

Super Deluxe One Bedroom

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Deluxe One Bedroom Suite

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Deluxe Two Bedroom Suite

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Grand Suite

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

The Lyall Hotel and Spa ratings based on 205 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.7 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for The Lyall Hotel and Spa

Everyone (91) Couples (85) Business (1) Family (26)
5 out of 5
I always enjoy the lounge and cafe/bar at the front of the hotel. I also especially value the professional and friendly service provided by all the staff. The rooms are very comfortable and clean and any queries are attended to immediately.

Posted by on 9 Jul. 2019

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9 Jul. 2019 by Mat

Thank you for your great review. It's great to see you received such high levels of service and enjoyed your stay. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

5 out of 5
Location and relaxed vibe, attentive staff, good toast and coffee

Posted by on 29 Jun. 2019

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30 Jun. 2019 by Mat

Thank you for your review. It's great to see you had a great stay and found our staff to be so helpful. We look forward to welcoming you back soon.

4 out of 5
This property is a terrific location, close to the city, positioned well near restaurants yet quiet.

Posted by on 23 Jun. 2019

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23 Jun. 2019 by Mat

Thank you for your review. It's great to see you enjoyed the Hotel and South Yarra area. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

4 out of 5
It's quite intimacy! Relax & enjoy the sense of luxury.

Posted by on 3 Jun. 2019

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4 Jun. 2019 by Mat

Thank you for your review. I'm so happy that you were able to have a nice relaxing stay.

3 out of 5

Posted by on 3 Jun. 2019

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4 Jun. 2019 by Mat

Thank you for your review. We hope to see you again soon.

5 out of 5

Posted by on 3 Jun. 2019

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4 Jun. 2019 by Mat

Thank you for your wonderful review. We look forward to see you again soon.

5 out of 5
Nice peaceful place, a home away from home. Lovely staff.

Posted by on 28 May 2019

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29 May 2019 by Mat

Thank you for your review. We look forward to you staying with us again in the future.

5 out of 5
Very quiet and peaceful. Staff very attentive and close to all transport and cafes.

Posted by on 28 May 2019

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29 May 2019 by Mat

Thank you for your review. It's always great to see that you found our staff to be so attentive. We look forward to you staying with us again soon.

5 out of 5
Location great. Beds were comfortable and bathrooms in good condition and clean.

Posted by on 26 May 2019

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29 May 2019 by Mat

Thank you for your review. We look forward to you staying with us again in the future.

5 out of 5
Beautifully clean apartments and the staff were just fantastic.

Posted by on 26 May 2019

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29 May 2019 by Mat

Thank you for your review. I'm happy to see you had such a great stay. We look forward to you staying with us again in the future.

About the The Lyall Hotel and Spa

Location 16 Murphy Street, South Yarra, VIC 3141

Property Features

The Lyall Hotel and Spa offers its guests a full-service spa, a health club, and a steam room. There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. A computer station is on site, and both WiFi and wired Internet are free in public spaces. Business amenities include a 24-hour business centre, a limo/town car service, and a meeting room. Event space at this hotel measures 926 square feet (86 square metres). Spa services, a library, and a terrace are also featured at the luxury The Lyall Hotel and Spa. Parking is available for a fee. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 5-star South Yarra hotel.

  • 1 building
  • 40 guestrooms or units
  • 4 levels
  • 926 sq ft of conference space
  • 86 sq. m of conference space
  • Built in 2002
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Business centre (24 hours)
  • 1 conference room
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff members are multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front desk safe
  • Car service
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Library
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Bellhop
  • Lift
  • Smoking in designated areas

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Parking

Self parking (surcharge)

Transport

  • Airport: Melbourne, VIC (MEL-Tullamarine) (29.3 km / 18.2 mi)
  • Train station: Flinders Street Station (3.8 km / 2.4 mi)
  • Metro station: South Yarra Station (0.3 km / 0.2 mi)
  • Parking: Self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

The Lyall Hotel and Spa offers 40 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with iPod docking stations and DVD players. Rooms open to patios. Each accommodation is individually furnished. Pillowtop beds feature Egyptian cotton sheets and premium bedding. A pillow menu is available. 42-inch LCD televisions come with premium cable channels. Guests can make use of the in-room full-sized fridge/freezers, coffee/tea makers and minibars. Bathrooms include a separate bath and shower with a deep soaking bath, a complimentary bathrobe, complimentary slippers and complimentary toiletries. This South Yarra hotel provides complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks, safes and telephones. Additionally, rooms include a hairdryer and an iron/ironing board. In-room massages and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered on a daily basis.

  • Private patio
  • Pillowtop beds
  • Deep soaking tub
  • Minibar
  • iPod dock
  • In-room dining (24 hours)
  • HD television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • DVD player
  • Fridge (full size)
  • Coffee maker
  • Egyptian cotton linens
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Pillow options
  • Separate shower and tub
  • Cribs (free)
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Nightly turndown service
  • Massage in room (surcharge)
  • Hairdryer
  • Safe
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Unique furnishings
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy a cooked-to-order breakfast daily from 7 AM to 1:00 PM.

Bistro Lyall – Overlooking the garden, this restaurant specialises in local and international cuisine and serves breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner. Guests can order drinks at the bar and enjoy al fresco dining (weather permitting).

The Lyall Champagne Bar – Overlooking the garden, this Champagne bar specialises in local and international cuisine and serves dinner and light fare. Guests can enjoy al fresco dining (weather permitting).

Late-night fare is available from 24-hour room service.

Spa Services

  • Number of treatment rooms 8
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Body wraps
  • Body treatments
  • Body scrubs
  • Facial treatments
  • Aromatherapy treatments
  • Hydrotherapy treatments
  • Hot stone massage
  • Deep tissue massage
  • Swedish massage
  • Prenatal massage
  • Steam room in spa
  • Thai massage
  • Minimum age to access spa is 16
  • Reflexology
  • Sports massage
  • Detoxification wrap
  • Massages

Hotel Policies

Check-in

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

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for AUD 30.0 per day.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pets

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome

Policies

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

A credit 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.

  • Only service animals are allowed

Fees

Optional extras

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

  • Breakfast fee: between AUD 20 and AUD 30 for adults, and AUD 10 and AUD 30 for children (approximately)
  • Self-parking fee: AUD 30 per night
  • Late check-out fee: AUD 150 (subject to availability)
  • Rollaway bed fee: AUD 30.0 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

  • Lyall Hotel South Yarra
  • Lyall Hotel
  • Lyall South Yarra

You should know

  • Reservations are needed for massage services and spa treatments. For reservations, contact the hotel before arrival using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.

Awards & Affiliations

  • The property is a member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts.

National Rating

This property has been awarded a star rating from the Australian star ratings agency, Star Ratings Australia.

*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.