The Lyall Hotel,South Yarra Melbourne

by admin on October 2, 2011

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

Pros
Plenty of amenities
Accommodating and friendly staff
Free WiFi
Soothing Spa Service

Cons
Quite dusty
Quite pricey food

On business in South Yarra my PA booked the Lyall Hotel in Murphy street. I got the one bedroom suite which had a contemporary look and feel. It had a comfortable king bed, a mini kitchen complete with a fridge, microwave, dishwasher and basic cooking materials and utensils, an LCD flat screen TV and the service that I loved the most – FREE WIFI! I also adored the bathroom which had mist free mirrors and two very functional shower heads. They also had fluffy bathrobes which I thought were already ancient to most modern hotels. The room and bathroom were quite dusty though and triggered my allergies.

Since I was alone, I frequently visited their bar and snack place which was very “intimate” but had a large following. Their breakfast and lunch buffets were also actually pretty good but quite expensive. The hotel’s location though is very near the best dining places in the city so you can just walk your way to good food. I also tried their spa service on the last night of my stay and it was simply divine. Definitely a must try for all travelers who will check in to the Lyall.

On top of everything, what really makes the Lyall stand out from the rest of the more popular Melbourne CBD hotels is its friendly and accommodating staff. From the moment that I checked in, to being shown to my room until the time that I checked out, people have been so warm and pleasant. They were thoughtful of my needs and always ready to provide my requests unlike in bigger hotels where it will take hours before you receive any attention. If ever I would go back to this hotel, it would be because I wanted to receive the same royalty treatment.

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