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The Lyall Hotel and Spa

Melbourne, Australia

The Lyall is one of Melbourne’s best boutique hotels. It’s privately owned and operated, offering five star service and facilities on an intimate and personal scale. The spacious and inviting suites have a contemporary, oriental design, whilst staff are friendly and attentive. There's a welcoming and intimate ambience, aided by the excellent attention to detail demonstrated throughout the property. The hotel has a spa in which to pamper yourself and lounges on each floor where you can relax and enjoy the work of local artists on the walls.

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The Lyall has 40 suites ranging in size from Deluxe Suites offering one or two bedrooms, to the glamorous Grand Suites and unique Platinum Suite, which has two fireplaces and a huge outdoor terrace. All suites are tastefully decorated and have king or twin beds, as well as a private terrace. Amenities include gourmet mini bars, under-floor heating and mist-free mirrors in the en suite bathrooms, complimentary Wi-Fi and LCD flat screen TVs in the bedrooms and living areas.


Set on a quiet street off the main road, the hotel is based in the trendy suburb of South Yarra. It's a short tram ride to the city center, or a 45minute walk through the Botanical Gardens. If you’re looking at getting away from the hustle and bustle of the city center, then this is the place for you.

Food and Drink

Bistro Lyall provides an elegant yet relaxed setting for dining in. Enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner either inside or al fresco on the terrace. The menu offers contemporary, seasonal cuisine that highlights Melbourne's multicultural influences. In the evening, sip cocktails and champagne at the champagne bar, which is the perfect place for a pre- or post-dinner drink.

Facilities and Activities

The Lyall Spa offers expert professional care using nurturing, non-invasive techniques. Designed over three levels, the spa features eight treatment rooms with dedicated zones for hydrotherapy, relaxation, manicure, pedicure and professional makeup. 

Further facilities on site include a library and a fully-equipped gym, and for those who prefer to explore the outdoors, bicycles can be borrowed.

Our opinion

This boutique hotel offers personal service and a stylish feel. It's perfectly located for those who wish to take in the high-end shops and fine dining of South Yarra.

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