We stayed at the Lyall with friends for a long weekend in October. The hotel is located on a quiet tree lined street one block from Toorak Road, with a beautiful verandah for afternoon or evening cocktails. The rooms are a very good size, and the bedrooms can be closed off completely from the living room/kitchen area. Along with the premium location and hotel amenities, the staff are what makes the Lyall stand out from many other hotels. The personal service and attention are incomparable to any other properties I have experienced and make for a very enjoyable stay. The price to value ratio of the Lyall is excellent and I would not hesitate to recommend this hotel to friends. There are great restaurants and shops within walking distance, as well as the Royal Botanic Gardens.