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Lyall Hotel and Spa

5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   16 Murphy St | South Yarra, Melbourne, Victoria 3141, Australia
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Ranked #25 of 170 hotels in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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Melbourne
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81 reviews 81 reviews
25 hotel reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Big suites, all with kitchens, and separate lounges.... Hotel is on a quiet residential street, near to the good shopping in Toorak Road and Chapel street. The Botanical Gardens are just a short walk away. Hotel staff are great, and very helpful. Free wifi is included, and it has good bandwidth. Very relaxed atmosphere. Highly recommended.

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to post a review of your stay. Your complimentary account of your experience was to the point and highlighted the size of the suites, our convenient location and approach to service. Thanks again and we hope to welcome you back to The Lyall. Warmest wishes, Rowina Thomas Hotelier More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hotel is absolutely beautiful. Full kitchen with washing machine. Lovely separate bedroom and luxury bathroom. Full range of cable TV channels. Private balcony. Easy walk to toorak road and chapel street restaurants and to botanical gardens. Reasonably expensive but a class above most others

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to write a most complimentary review of your recent stay at The Lyall. I was delighted to read that you enjoyed your suite with facilities including kitchen, balcony and cable TV. We do have a great location in the heart of South Yarra with easy walking access to our beautiful Botanical Gardens... More

Singapore, Singapore
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I travel to Melbourne a lot and do not particularly like staying in the CBD. The Lyall was a great experience located in the heart of South Yarra. Overall, the service was exceptional, rooms were really nice and the spa was great. The hotel is also great value and very fairly priced. Service: We arrived a few hours before check... More

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

Dear Guest, It was with great pleasure that I read your review of your recent stay at The Lyall. Thank you for your complimentary comments covering nearly all aspects of the hotel and spa. In a world that is hard and fast and where automation and faceless service is gaining strength, we believe that personal service, provided well, is the... More

2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

We Stumbled upon this hotel by mistake. What a wonderful mistake. The place was absolutely delightful from the moment we parked the car at the front door entrance. We were immediately met by concierge who took our bags into reception. The check in was another delightful experience. We were greeted by David with a lovely warm smile, who had the... More

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

Dear Melanie A, Thank you for such a glowing review. It is pleasing to see that the efforts in hiring and training behind the scenes are experienced by our guests. Thank you for commenting on the service and attention that you received from David whose approach to service is genuine and thorough. Thank you also for your comments on The... More

Brisbane, Australia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Made a mistake in booking another hotel and was lucky enough to get a room at the Lyall last minute. Will now stay here in the future. Stayed in one bedroom suite that is fully self contained with washer/dryer and small cooktop. Fantastic concierge, great little restaurant and champagne bar. Looking forward to returning!

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

Dear Guest, We are thrilled that you made a mistake and even more thrilled that you enjoyed your mistake. Thank you so much for writing your review on tripadvisor and sharing your experience at The Lyall. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Warmest wishes, Rowina Thomas Hotelier More

Sydney
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Overall our stay was quiet pleasant but for the end....when we were the victim of an attempted scam by the hotel staff. Whilst the hotel presents very nicely form the front and reception area, the actual rooms are fairly simple and dated. The shower is in a dingy bath in which a normal person cannot even stand properly (it squashes... More

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience regarding "a car / taxi" booked for the airport from The Lyall. I have questioned our staff extensively over this incident for, as you can imagine, being the owner of small hotel with an excellent reputation, the last thing I would like to see is that reputation damaged.... More

Sydney, Australia
Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
32 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Due to the great location I stayed here again with two of my adult children and this time found the rooms were great. Lovely bathrooms and sitting area with a very modern kitchen and everything you needed for our 5 nights. The staff were very attentive and polite and the welcoming fireplace and bar near the entrance added to a... More

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to review your 2nd stay at The Lyall. It was pleasing to know that you enjoyed your suite, the hotel and it's intimate ambience as well as the service. Our location is both central to everything and quiet enough to have a good night's sleep. We hope to welcome you and your... More

Sydney, Australia
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
38 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

We stay in a deluxe one bedroom suite for a weekend and was very impressed with the quality of the rooms - the layout was well thought out. The kitchen had everything you needed including a washing machine and ironing board that folded into a drawer. The living area was spacious, there was a dining table and chairs and a... More

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

Dear Miss V Rose, Thank you for your sharing your experience at The Lyall on TripAdvisor. I was delighted to read that you enjoyed the facilities in the suite and the overall service of the hotel. Our location in the heart of South Yarra, as you found, is a bonus and well worth experiencing if you have always stayed in... More

Brisbane
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3 reviews 3 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Stayed here over the weekend and have to say it is one of the best places I have ever stayed in. The 1 bed suite was fabulous, all amenities that you expect and more, hotel is located close to South Yarra Train station and commute into the CBD was around 10mins the hotel is also in walking distance to famous... More

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing your experience of your stay at The Lyall last weekend. It was pleasing to read that you found our service to be of a high quality and that you enjoyed the hotel and its location. We look forward to welcoming you back to The Lyall in the near future. Warmest wishes, Rowina More

sydney
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014 via mobile

Loved staying there this week, warm inviting and great staff. Not quite hilton style but it's not stuffy either. Food was simple but very home style.rooms are modern and what I liked was it had a washing machine and dryer great for longer stays. No cable tv though just local. Nice warm fire and library nook to sit with a... More

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

Dear Jonesy, What a great review, thank you. My only query is that you did not have cable. You must have thought it odd that a 5 star hotel didn't have a large range of TV channels. We do !! I am not sure why you thought we didn't but if you are unsure of something next time, please ask.... More

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Address: 16 Murphy St | South Yarra, Melbourne, Victoria 3141, Australia
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Location: Australia > Victoria > Melbourne
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Lyall Hotel and Spa 5*
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Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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#11 Spa Hotel in Melbourne #22 Business Hotel in Melbourne #25 Luxury Hotel in Melbourne #25 On the Beach Hotel in Melbourne #32 Romantic Hotel in Melbourne #59 Family Hotel in Melbourne
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A true 5 Star 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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