The Lyall

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

At a Glance

  • The Lyalls's fashionable location makes it very desirable if you want to be in the center of hip Melbourne

  • The menu offers contemporary, seasonal cuisine that captures the essence of Melbourne's multicultural influences

  • The small champagne bar is the ideal spot for a pre-dinner drink

  • The Lyall Spa uses Elemis products and is a popular retreat following a day exploring Melbourne

  • There is a mini art gallery on each floor featuring the original art of local French artist Thierry B

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Melbourne enjoys a temperate climate with warm summers, balmy and mild spring and autumn and cool winters. The main summer season is from December-February and the quietest time of the year is the Aussie winter June-August. However, as Melbourne plays host to many international sporting events as well as fashion weeks and international conferences, it is always a good idea to book in advance and check to find out what is happening in the city when you are looking to book.

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Insider's View

South Yarra is the Beverley Hills of Melbourne – chic, stylish and the place to be seen. The Lyall lives up to this with its intimate champagne bar and individual art galleries in each corridor.

Call us on 858 345 1762 to start planning your vacation to The Lyall or take a look at our itineraries to Victoria


The Lyall is a boutique hotel in one of Melbourne's most exclusive suburbs, South Yarra. It offers hotel services and facilities on an intimate and personal scale and is a tranquil base for a stay in Melbourne.

The Lyall offers spacious all suite accommodation at an elegant residential address in South Yarra – one of the most exclusive areas of Melbourne and home to fashionable bars, restaurants and designer shops. This is a great location for those wanting to get out and about in Melbourne's smartest area.

The 40 Suites at The Lyall are styled in soothing colors they range from deluxe one and two bedroom Suites to the Grand Suites and Platinum Suite with its huge outdoor terrace overlooking the city.

There is an elegant feel to the hotel with the relaxed, chic Bistro Lyall emulating the city’s multicultural cuisine, the al fresco terrace and the refined Champagne Bar. There is also a fantastic spa with an exotic menu of spa rituals and indulgent beauty therapies. The expansive spa is designed on three levels with eight treatment rooms and has both indoor and outdoor relaxation areas. The Lyall also has mini art galleries on every floor, along with a peaceful library with roaring fire.

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The Lyall's 40 Suites of contemporary oriental design featuring exclusively designed Australian furniture and opulent fabrics. All suites have terraces, gourmet mini bars, LCD TVs, DVD/CD players and wireless internet. Deluxe and Super Deluxe Suites are available with one or two bedrooms, Grand Suites have the addition of a living room with dining area, large balconies and double spa baths. The two bedroom Platinum Suite has two fireplaces and a huge outdoor terrace with sun loungers.


Children are more than welcome at the Lyall and there are plenty of two-bedroom suites to accommodate families. There are no specific facilities here except for babysitting which can be arranged on request.


Bistro Lyall provides and elegant, relaxed, dining setting with contemporary seasonal cuisine reflecting the multicultural personality of Melbourne, served either inside or alfresco on the terrace. The Lyall Champagne Bar has a fantastic range of champagnes as well as a great bar menu. Other facilities include the Lyall Spa, an urban oasis with indoor and outdoor relaxation areas, well equipped gym, library with books, CDs and DVDs and bicycles are available for guests to use.


The Lyall is located in one of Australia's most fashionable and cosmopolitan destinations and just a stroll away at Toorak Road and Chapel Street which are lined with designer fashion stores and world class restaurants.



Katie Kennard (Staff)

Located in South Yarra, an extremely popular suburb with its own vibe and heart. All the best boutique high end shops and restaurants aspire to be here and locals are proud to live here. The hotel doesn't have great views but it's a great suburban hotel with personal service. The dining room is a bit small and there sadly isn't a pool. It's a great outer city hotel for those wanting a quieter area


Stephen Legg (Staff)

The tiny but lovely Lyall is a boutique independently hotel located in a quiet, leafy street in the chic South Yarra neighborhood.

The interior is best described as contemporary classic with a touch of European elegance. The service is excellent yet with a typical Australian laid back feel. With just 40 rooms there is a choice of one- and two-bedroom suites and nine of them interconnecting and perfect for families. The two-bedroom suites also come complete with a compact kitchenette and washing machine. Then there is the Grand Suite which has hosted world leaders, professional sports personalities and Hollywood A listers and features a balcony and spa bath.

Bistro Lyall serves contemporary Australian cuisine and the Champagne bar is renowned throughout the city. The best spot is definitely in the lobby next to the open fire. There's also an excellent day spa, gym and library.

Just one street away is Melbourne's best French restaurant while the shopping precinct of Chapel Street is just a short stroll away.


Amy Welfare (Staff)

If you are staying in Melbourne but want something a bit less over the top than Crown Towers, The Lyall is a great option. It is located in a quiet yet ultra chic suburb called South Yarra, that is Melbourne’s super stylish neighborhood. The hotel is all suite accommodation, with lovely subtle décor and great service, but don’t expect many ‘facilities’ as it doesn’t have a pool and only has one restaurant. But it is the perfect pad to base yourself as Melbourne has so much to offer and it is definitely a great boutique option.


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Location & directions

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

The Lyall is situated on a residential street in South Yarra, a leafy suburb of Melbourne about 15-minutes from the central business district. The Lyall has Chapel Street’s famous shops, restaurants and cafes on its doorstep.

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