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Lyall Hotel and Spa

5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   14-16 Murphy St. | South Yarra, Melbourne, Victoria 3141, Australia
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Ranked #26 of 172 hotels in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Rating summary
  • 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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Greater Melbourne, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just completing my stay at this wonderful boutique hotel. The accommodation, location, service, food and spa are all excellent. Thanks especially to Louise for giving me the most heavenly body wrap. I was floating for hours after! I would definitely recommend a stay here!

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

Dear Diana, I am so pleased that you enjoyed your recent stay at The Lyall and all we have to offer. Thank you for taking the time to review your stay and to mention your bodywrap by Louise in the Lyall Spa. Please do come and stay again, we'd love to welcome you back. Warmest wishes and thanks again. Rowina... More

Portland, Oregon
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I just enjoyed a wonderful stay at the Lyall Hotel & Spa during a visit to Melbourne. The hotel is situated perfectly in the South Yarra district of Melbourne where chic shops and restaurants abound. It's more of a park like setting, very quiet with attractive grounds, however, you are just minutes away from the CBD if... More

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

Dear Guest, It was a pleasure to read the glowing review that you generously wrote of your recent stay at The Lyall Hotel and Spa, thank you. We agree, our location is ideal for visitors to Melbourne for its convenience to attractions and the CBD but more importantly for the great shops and restaurants that surround us in South Yarra.... More

Sydney, Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I spent 4 nights at the Lyall Hotel in South Yarra. As a frequent visitor to Melbourne, I chose the Lyall based on its location and easy access to the suburbs as well as to the city. Street parking was readily available. I was pleasantly surprised to stay in a beautifully appointed room with a fully and... More

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

Dear Lydia, Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your recent stay at The Lyall. It was pleasing to see that you enjoyed your experience at The Lyall for its convenient location, the service that our staff deliver and our suite style accommodation. We look forward to welcoming you back to the The Lyall in the... More

Perth
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014 via mobile

We stayed at the Lyall to celebrate my birthday recently and had booked a mystery hotel which turned out to be the Lyall. We were a little apprehensive having read some of the reviews but had a fantastic night in extremely comfortable surroundings. The staff were all very obliging and even though obvious we were on a budget did their... More

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

Dear Katie, Thank you so much for writing a review following your Birthday stay at The Lyall. I am particularly pleased that The Lyall dispelled any apprehension you might have had prior to your arrival. It is our aim to provide genuine, caring service to our guests consistently so I'm glad that you were made to feel welcome and more... More

Sydney
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17 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

The Lyall is situated in a quiet side street but is right near the station and number 8 tram. We were going to AAMI Park for a concert and could walk easily to the stadium as well as around Chapel St and Sth Yarra generally. We were ‘upgraded’ to a two bedroom suite upon arrival. Given I was travelling with... 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 write a review on your recent stay. The Lyall is in a fantastic location to walk to venues while being in the heart of the Toorak Road and Chapel Street scene. I was pleased to read that you enjoyed your experience at The Lyall and noted your bemusement of a two... More

Melbourne, Australia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

After an extended stay I am delighted to write this review. I had been using the Lyall from time to time when visiting from interstate and when I moved on business to Melbourne I decided to stay on a permanent basis and agreed a weekly rental. My intention was to initially stay a month or so, but its convenience seduced... More

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

Dear Mr G, Thank you so much for taking the time to write a complimentary review of your experience at The Lyall. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your long term stay with us and as you say many guests do consider The Lyall to be their home away from home when in Melbourne. On behalf of all the... More

Melbourne, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

actually stayed there for free thanks to melbourne age. stayed last nite 1 nite only got a 1 bedrrom groundfloor room room 105. had sep kitchen /lounge large bathroom with spa lots of good quality soaps lots of good quality towels . reasonably priced mini bar great bed very comfortable. panoramic views of carpark hey its in the suburbs. anyway... More

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

Dear Mr Belvede, First of all let me congratulate you on winning The Age Reader's prize. Thank you so much for taking the time to post a review on Tripadvisor, I was pleased that you enjoyed your stay and your experience at The Lyall. Thank you for commenting on inclusions in the suites, we have tried to cover everything, including... More

Sydney, Australia
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

Have been dying to stay at the lyall but very disappointing. Foyers look nice, but rooms are more like a service apartment, definitely not 5 star more like 4. Internet is ridiculously slow, so much so I had to switch to my hotspot. Furniture is chipped and beds are not luxurious at all, really average. The rooms need a serious... More

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for your comments on your recent stay. I regret that you were disappointed with your experience after looking forward to staying. Did you comment on the wifi to our staff? It usually works very well throughout the whole hotel. We are in the process of upgrading our carpets and curtains in the suites but will look... More

Adelaide, Australia
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

It's a great location and very good service however the hotel rooms and facilities are far from 5 star. Suites were old full of old furniture. old and broken irons and iron boards, unsealed shower doors therefore the small bathroom will be drenched with water. top shower head does not work, dirty carpet and the list continues. balcony sliding doors... More

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for your review of your recent stay. I am in complete agreement with your sentiments if this is what you experienced. I would like to be able to follow up with the concerns you had and as I can't trace your reservation, would you mind contacting me by phone at the hotel to discuss this further.... More

Manchester, United Kingdom
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55 hotel reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

We stayed here for four nights and it was the perfect way to end our month long tour of Australia. This hotel positions itself carefully in a busy marketplace. And in terms of what they say they offer and the actual service delivery, they've got it completely spot on. Understated, calm, serene and luxurious, this hotel delivers all the modern... More

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

Dear Daniel, Thank you so much for your glowing review. Melbourne is such an amazing city to be in during the Australian Open Tennis, the weather is always warm and the mood is elevated. I was pleased to see that you enjoyed your suite and its amenities. Our staff, I am pleased to say, are genuine in their service delivery... More

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Additional Information about Lyall Hotel and Spa

Also Known As:
The Lyall Hotel Melbourne
Lyall Hotel Melbourne
The Lyall Hotel
Address: 14-16 Murphy St. | South Yarra, Melbourne, Victoria 3141, Australia
Location: Australia > Victoria > Melbourne
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#25 Luxury Hotel in Melbourne
#26 On the Beach Hotel in Melbourne
#28 Romantic Hotel in Melbourne
#29 Business Hotel in Melbourne
#55 Family Hotel in Melbourne
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Lyall Hotel and Spa 5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Capturing the essence of its chic South Yarra address, The Lyall Hotel and Spa is Melbourne’s only privately owned and operated 5 Star hotel, a true home away from home offering grand hotel services and facilities on an intimate and personal scale. With 40 suites of contemporary oriental design, the hotel’s welcoming ambience attracts guests who appreciate personal recognition and attention to their individual needs. ... more   less 
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