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What We Love

  • Beautiful tree-lined street, walking distance to Melbourne’s best shopping and parks
  • Bubbly at the buzzy champagne bar
  • Award-winning spa with Australian-made Sodashi treatments

What To Know

  • Children are welcome and stay free
  • The Lyall’s exclusive Privilege Shopping Card gives you discounts at more than 20 local boutiques
  • The hotel offers free bicycles for a spin along the Yarra or through the Botanical Garden

Amenities

  •  Babysitting
  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap Accessible
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Restaurant
  •  Room Service
  •  Spa
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Overview

Celeb-favored boutique sleep with a buzzy champagne bar, award-winning spa and prime Melbourne locale

The Look

There’s a welcoming, understated elegance to this 40-room hotel, tucked down a tree-lined side street off bustling Toorak Road. Inviting common spaces have cushy arm chairs fronting modern fireplaces arranged for tête-à-têtes. There’s just the slightest hint of bling in metallic fabrics, a nod to the models, celebs and sports stars that often call the Lyall their home-away-from-home.

Bed and Bath

The hotel’s 40 suites range in size from Deluxe one and two bedrooms to the lavish Grand Suites and vast rooftop Platinum Suite with two elegant fireplaces and an expansive outdoor terrace. The décor is contemporary casual with Australian-made furniture and opulent fabrics — think tufted upholstered headboards and luxe gold brocade duvets. There are clever inclusions such as gourmet mini bars, under floor heating in the bathrooms, two shower heads and mist-free mirrors.

Beyond

The award-winning Lyall Spa features 100 percent natural, Australian-made Sodashi treatments. Enjoy a romantic dinner at the ground floor Bistro Lyall or a pre-dinner drink at the intimate Champagne Bar. There’s an on-site gym, but you’re more likely to want to stroll through the nearby Botanical Gardens, which has a popular lap that the locals call the Tan, or take a spin along the Yarra River on the hotel’s bikes.

In the Area

Take your plastic for a tour up Chapel Street, a showcase for prominent Australian fashion labels, with shops from Scanlan & Theodore, Sass & Bide and Zimmermann. Hungry? Melbourne is Australia’s foodie capital. Try local celeb chef George Calombaris’s Greco-Roman-inspired eatery Mama Baba, or, for decadent cakes and unusual handmade chocolates, check out Burch & Purchese Sweet Studio. For a drink, we like both Imperial and Speakeasy; the latter has a large wooden terrace that can be accessed from a graffiti-splashed cobblestone alley (via Commercial Road).

How to Get There

The Lyall Hotel and Spa
16 Murphy Street
South Yarra, 3141 Australia

Reviews

Intimate and cosy
Liesl V

I loved this boutique hotel.. It is so perfectly situated. The staff are great and the massage was amazing.
I love the feel of this hotel - its just gorgeous and has everything you need without feeling like you are in a big hotel.

An Oasis is the Heart of South Yarra
John S

This Hotel is a true gem ~ Joanne and I stayed there recently - it was our first visit but I can guarantee it won't be our last! We booked a single bedroom suite and loved everything about it. A home away from home and so central to the best South Yarra has on offer and a stones throw from the CBD.

A little piece of Paris in South Yarra
Simmo74

Overjoyed having spent the weekend with my wife at the Lyall Hotel. An oasis off the busy shopping strip of Toorak road - quiet, elegant and sophisticated and very very comfortable.
From the reception team to the staff in the petit restaurant and champagne bar we felt welcomed and genuinely cared for from arrival to departure.
Can’t wait to stay again. Highly recommended!