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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 #29 of 171 hotels in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days 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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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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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Sydney
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9 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Sydney, Australia
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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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Sydney, Australia
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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

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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
4 helpful votes 4 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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3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

We stayed here for 3 nights Mid week and experienced a very professional team. From check-in through to check out. This was the 1st time we had stayed outside of Melbourne CBD. Our Cab took us from the Airport to the hotel about 9pm when our flight arrived. As he headed away from the city i was starting to think... More

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

Dear Shaun, Thank you so much for sharing your experience of The Lyall on TripAdvisor. Staying in South Yarra is definitely a lifestyle choice and one that many are not aware of. We are so centrally located easily accessible by tram and train to the CBD yet right in the heart of the best action in Melbourne. As you found,... More

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3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

We enjoyed a relaxing three nights at The Lyall over ANZAC weekend. Excellent, friendly service in an understated manner. Very peaceful night's sleep (even on the ground floor) awoken only by morning birdsong. No request was ever too much.

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

Dear MJ McNeil, Thank you for taking the time to share you experience at The Lyall. We were delighted to know that you enjoyed the service and ambience of The Lyall. Also being situated on a tree lined street just off Toorak Road provides a quieter environment promoting a better night's sleep with fresh air through windows that open. We... More

Greater Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014 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

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Address: 14-16 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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Amenities

Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style
#13 Spa Hotel in Melbourne #28 Luxury Hotel in Melbourne #29 Business Hotel in Melbourne #32 Romantic Hotel in Melbourne #50 Family Hotel in Melbourne
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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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