Lyall Hotel

Lyall Hotel

The Lyall Hotel and Spa are Melbourne’s only privately owned and operated 5-star hotel offering grand hotel services and facilities on an intimate and personal scale. It is situated in the heart of Melbourne’s South Yarra, one of the world’s most fashionable and cosmopolitan destinations.

With 40 suites of contemporary oriental design, the level of luxury and touches of chic attract savvy guests who appreciate individuality and attention to detail. Spacious suite accommodation features the like of open fireplace lounges, Warwick fabrics and gourmet mini-bars stocked with Madura tea, Melbourne-based Jock’s ice-creams (in a variety of flavours) and Adelaide’s renowned Haigh’s chocolate.
Each floor has a mini art gallery hung with original art of local French artist, Thierry B; other lifestyle facilities include The Lyall Spa and a gymnasium featuring Life Fitness equipment, bicycle use for guests, a CD/DVD/book library, as well as secure car parking.

Owners Peter and Rowina Thomas can be best described as having dared to be excellent… [their] hotel can best be summed up as ‘supremely liveable’.- The Australian

Location: Melbourne

Melbourne is the capital of Victoria and Australia’s second-largest city. It’s known for its lively, cosmopolitan centre set on the northern banks of the Yarra River as well as a fanatical love for the creative arts and good living.
Visitors appreciate its restless creative energy as well as its distinct enclaves like Chinatown, the Greek Quarter and Carlton (Italian quarter), home to cultural flavours, specialities and charm. The nightlife is buzzy, intimate and cutting edge: wander through the historic laneways to find the latest hidden restaurants, music venues and bars, then spend the morning shopping amongst the glitz and glamour of the ‘Paris End’ of Collins Street. The architecture – much of it historic – is imposing and the arts scene arguably the best in the country: the Gallery of Victoria is especially good and there’s always something interesting happening at Federation Square.
Eating and socialising is important to Melbournians – perhaps best experienced in stylish Southbank which enjoys views over the Yarra River and well-toned St Kilda, a beach suburb with a sand-fringed strip of places to eat, drink and bay-watch.
Melbourne is also known for its sporting passions and is home to several international events including the Australian Open Tennis and Australian Formula One Grand Prix.


Relax and unwind in The Lyall Spa, a unique wellness experience. The program of services incorporates a variety of therapies for the face and body, using natural products and specialist equipment with personalised one-on-one service.
The Tailor can arrange touring options to help you discover the delights of the city of Melbourne. Discover the city’s ‘hidden secrets’ with a personal walking tour of the streets of Melbourne; you’ll have the chance to explore select lanes and arcades which are home to some of the best designers, independent store owners and local characters. (Costs apply)

Suitable/best for

Small Groups
Solo Traveller

Sample Itinerary Description

Special Events

Australian Football League Finals Series: late September
Spring Racing Carnival: end of October, early November
Australian Open Tennis: late January
Australian Formula One Grand Prix: March

Dining: Dining Options

Bistro Lyall provides an elegant yet relaxed setting to dine. Enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner inside or al fresco on the terrace. The menu offers contemporary, seasonal cuisine that captures the essence of Melbourne’s multicultural influences.
The Lyall Champagne Bar is for any occasion – or no occasion at all. It features a fine selection of French champagne by the glass and is complemented by a tantalising bar menu.

Rooms & Accommodation - General Information

Exclusive custom-made furniture, beautifully textured finishes and quality Warwick fabrics capture a mood that is contemporary oriental. Configurations of suites vary from open plan studio and one bedroom suites to two bedrooms with two bathrooms and a selection of speciality suites designed to suit the most important occasions and exceed expectations.
All rooms and suites are well-appointed with large widescreen TV, DVD and CD player, full length opening windows, balcony with teak furniture, latest release movies and cable TV, luxury amenities, velour bathrobes and slippers, gourmet minibar and full kitchen and clothes washer/dryer in most suites.

Getting there

City – Melbourne

Air access
Scheduled or jet flight to Melbourne Airport.

Road access
From Melbourne Airport vehicle transfer to The Lyall Hotel takes approximately 35 minutes.


Melbourne is a city with four distinct seasons, all worthy of experiencing. Seasonal considerations are reflected in their rates.


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