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Royal Botanic Gardens is within a mile (2 km) of The Lyall Hotel and Spa, and other popular sites like Melbourne Cricket Ground are within a couple of miles (3 km). This 5-star hotel has 40 rooms and welcomes guests with a restaurant, a full-service spa, and free in-room WiFi. It's also close to St. Kilda Beach and National Gallery of Victoria.


This hotel serves as home to a restaurant, which has garden views and specializes in local cuisine, along with a Champagne bar. Satisfy your hunger from the comfort of your room with 24-hour room service. For your convenience, a cooked-to-order breakfast is served for a fee each morning from 7 AM to 1:00 PM.


The 40 individually furnished rooms feature kitchens and patios. Guests can expect 42-inch LCD TVs with cable channels and DVD players, along with free WiFi and wired Internet. Beds sport premium bedding and pillow menus, and bathrooms offer deep soaking tubs, hair dryers, and free toiletries. IPod docks, minibars, and coffee makers are other standard amenities.

Property features

Guests staying at The Lyall Hotel and Spa enjoy access to a full-service spa, a health club, and a steam room. Valet parking is available for AUD 25.00 per night, and there's also limo/town car service. The front desk has multilingual staff on hand 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this luxury hotel include free WiFi in public areas, a meeting room, and a 24-hour business center.


  • Close to Royal Botanic Gardens
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Spa

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

In addition to a full-service spa, The Lyall Hotel and Spa features a health club and a steam room. The hotel offers a restaurant. A bar/lounge is on site where guests can unwind with a drink. A computer station is located on site and high-speed wired and wireless Internet access is complimentary.

This 5-star property offers access to a 24-hour business center, limo/town car service, and a meeting room. Event facilities measure 926 square feet (86 square meters). This luxury hotel also offers spa services, a library, and a terrace. Onsite parking is available (surcharge).

The Lyall Hotel and Spa has designated areas for smoking.

  • Full-service spa 
  • Spa treatment room(s) 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge) 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Restaurant 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Total number of rooms - 40 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Number of floors - 4 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Library 
  • Fireplace in lobby 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Computer station 
  • Free wired high-speed Internet 
  • Designated smoking areas 
  • Turkish bath/Hammam 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Health club 
  • Garden 
  • Limo or Town Car service available 
  • One meeting room 
  • Valet parking (surcharge) 
  • Terrace 
  • Conference space size (feet) - 926 
  • Spa services on site 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Concierge services 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Year Built 2002 
  • 24-hour business center 
  • Conference space size (meters) - 86 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1 
  • Steam room 


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired high-speed Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired high-speed Internet


Valet parking (surcharge)

Room Amenities

The Lyall Hotel and Spa offers 40 air-conditioned accommodations with iPod docking stations and DVD players. Rooms open to patios. Each accommodation is individually furnished. Beds feature premium bedding. A pillow menu is available. 42-inch LCD televisions come with premium cable channels. Accommodations at this 5-star hotel have kitchens with full-sized refrigerators/freezers, stovetops, microwaves, and cookware/dishes/utensils. Bathrooms include separate bathtubs and showers with deep soaking bathtubs, bathrobes, slippers, and complimentary toiletries.

This South Yarra hotel provides complimentary wired and wireless high-speed Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks, safes, and phones. Additionally, rooms include minibars and coffee/tea makers. In-room massages and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered daily.

  • DVD player 
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available 
  • Room service (24 hours) 
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning) 
  • Blackout drapes/curtains 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Phone 
  • Premium TV channels 
  • Microwave 
  • Minibar 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Turndown service 
  • Deep soaking bathtub 
  • Bathrobes 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • In-room massage available 
  • Slippers 
  • In-room childcare (surcharge) 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • In-room safe 
  • Desk 
  • Premium bedding 
  • Patio 
  • Kitchen 
  • iPod docking station 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Separate bathtub and shower 
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available 
  • Free cribs/infant beds 
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge) 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Full-sized refrigerator/freezer 
  • Stovetop 
  • Cable TV service 
  • HDTV 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Free wired high-speed Internet 
  • Cookware, dishware, and utensils 
  • Individually furnished 
  • Pillow menu 
  • LCD TV 

Where to Eat

Cooked-to-order breakfasts are available for a surcharge and are served each morning between 7 AM and 1:00 PM.

Bistro Lyall - Overlooking the garden, this restaurant specializes in local cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, dinner, and light fare. Guests can order drinks at the bar and enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting).

The Lyall Champagne Bar - This Champagne bar overlooks the garden. Guests can enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting). Happy hour is offered.

Late night fare is available from 24-hour room service.

Nearby Things to Do

Recreational amenities at the hotel include a health club and a steam room.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Golfing nearby 
  • Sailing nearby 
  • Bicycle rentals nearby 
  • Windsurfing nearby 
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby 
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby 
  • Golf lessons available nearby 

Spa Services

The Lyall Spa has massage/treatment rooms. Services include massages, facials, body wraps, and body scrubs. The spa is equipped with Turkish bath/hammam. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy and hydrotherapy.

  • Massages 
  • Manicures and pedicures 
  • Body wraps 
  • Body scrubs 
  • Aromatherapy treatments 
  • Hydrotherapy treatments 
  • Body treatments 
  • Facial treatments 


To make special requests for accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom 
  • In-room accessibility 

Hotel Policies


Check-in time starts at 2 PM

Minimum check-in age is 18


Check-out time is 11 AM

Payment types


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

  • The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

Only service animals are allowed


Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Breakfast fee: between AUD 20 and AUD 30 for adults, AUD 10 and AUD 30 for children (approximately)
  • Valet parking fee: AUD 25.00 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Late check-out fee: AUD 150
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available for an additional fee
  • Rollaway bed fee: AUD 30.00 per night
  • Onsite credit card charges are subject to a surcharge
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

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We should mention

Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments. Reservations can be made by contacting the hotel prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation. Construction is underway at a neighboring building and there may be noise disturbance from the construction work.

Awards & Affiliations

  • The property is a member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts.

National Rating

This property has been awarded a star rating from the Australian Star Ratings Agency, Star Ratings Australia.

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