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Lyall Hotel and Spa

#30 of 158 Hotels in Melbourne
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16 Murphy St | South Yarra, Melbourne, Victoria 3141, Australia
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

You wonder sometimes if you should share or keep a secret to yourself. Having stayed at The Lyall for many years now whenever we visit Melbourne, we have kept quiet till now. Not sure what's different and why share now after all of these years, guess its to time to come clean. This place in the heart of South Yarra... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed at the Lyall again this last week. I have to say it has only got better. Turn down service (one night this even included a second set of fresh towels for the day) help with the luggage, very good reception, let us know with 5 minutes and we can get the car for you, just leave it out the... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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27 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a hotel with staff who make you feel very welcome and go out of their way to make your stay comfortable and easy. For instance, every request made by me was followed up immediately. I travel with a lot and needed some more shelving and within minutes, a chest of drawers was found and installed in my apartment!... More 

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Noosa, Australia
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31 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is an apartment style hotel with a boutique hotel feel in trendy South Yarra. I like this place as you can let the fresh air in due to multiple balconies per room, free street parking, great beds, great B/fast, good meeting rooms and the staff are attentive. It deliver 5 stars across a very small hotel.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The place was smart, well presented and the staff were exceptionally professional yet friendly, always ready to help. The apartment was beautiful with a modern spa retreat feel. It was great to relax in the bath with the Jazz channel on. The shower was beautiful with great pressure and lovely products replaced daily. The apartment was serviced regularly and the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We just spent 5 nights at the Lyall and thoroughly enjoyed it. It's sad that there is a new apartment building being built next door but it never interfered with our stay. We were given a lovely room on the top floor, back of building and it was very quiet. We booked the 'super deluxe' but I had no idea... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

My wife and I stayed overnight in one of the large apartments, the whole experience was great. The weather was great and we walked to the Botanic Gardens and then wandered back along Toorak Rd. We had dinner at Da Noi at 95 Toorak Rd, great restaurant that did it all with passion. Room was great, the only downside was... More 

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WithThanks, Owner at Lyall Hotel and Spa, responded to this review

Dear Trevor, Thank you for taking the time to share your Lyall experience on Tripadvisor. It was great to read that you enjoyed the location being close to the Royal Botanic Gardens and on the doorstep of Toorak Road with a wonderful selection of restaurants and shops. I'm also pleased that you enjoyed your Grand Suite which is one of... More 

Worcester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

We stayed on two occasions recently (rooms 408 & 407) and found the hotel extremely clean and comfortable and with very efficient and most helpful staff. There rooms were a reasonable size (small suites) with a small sitting area having a tiny balcony, and a cosy bedroom. Ask for a quiet room away from the construction site which will probably... More 

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WithThanks, Owner at Lyall Hotel and Spa, responded to this review

Dear David, Thank you for sharing your experience on Tripadvisor. I was pleased to read that you enjoyed your stay in the hotel and Melbourne. We agree that The Lyall is in a fabulous location with Toorak Road and South Yarra on our doorstep, everything is within easy access. We look forward to welcoming you back to The Lyall. Once... More 

Boston
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

I recently stayed here for 10 days with my husband and two year old, which we used as a base to visit family and friends. A one bedroom suite had plenty of room even with all our luggage! The shower has fantastic water pressure and the balcony wasa nice touch to the room. Bed was comfortable - i was worried... More 

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WithThanks, Owner at Lyall Hotel and Spa, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing your generous review on Tripadvisor. It was a pleasure to read that you enjoyed the comfort of the suite and our bedding including our pillow menu. We recently implemented a new menu which has been well received and as you found, our location is full of lovely restaurants and parks within easy walking distance.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Thank you to all the lovely staff at the Lyall Hotel and Spa for making my short stay with you a very pleasant one. The room was nicely chilled on arrival after a hot tram journey, the bed was comfortable, the room service evening meal and breakfast were delicious, and the staff were welcoming, polite and very helpful. I wouldn't... More 

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WithThanks, Owner at Lyall Hotel and Spa, responded to this review

Dear Steve, What a lovely review !! Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience while at The Lyall. It's a pleasure to read that your suite, meals and experience with service were all good and well received. Thank you for recommending The Lyall to other potential guests and I hope to have the opportunity to... More 

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