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In a little tree lined street lies the hidden Melbourne gem, The Lyall Hotel & Spa. This beautiful boutique hotel is neatly tucked away in the quiet side streets of South Yarra. Frequented by celebrities (Gwen Stefani and Paris Hilton for example) and business tycoons, this hotel has remained a tightly kept secret, until now...

We stayed in the Grand Deluxe Suite, which was incredibly spacious (766 sq ft) and decorated with classic luxury interiors. The room came with a large six-person dining table, impressive marble-top kitchenette, excessively large bathroom and spa bath, additional powder room and a magnificent balcony. As our room was situated on the top floor of the hotel, we had fantastic views of the Melbourne skyline and enjoyed warm afternoons lazing on the sunbeds on our private balcony.

We stayed in the Grand Deluxe Suite, which was incredibly spacious (766 sq ft) and decorated with classic luxury interiors. The room came with a large six-person dining table, impressive marble-top kitchenette, excessively large bathroom and spa bath, additional powder room and a magnificent balcony. As our room was situated on the top floor of the hotel, we had fantastic views of the Melbourne skyline and enjoyed warm afternoons lazing on the sunbeds on our private balcony.

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As a former Melbournian I can tell you that The Lyall Hotel & Spa is located in one of the trendiest spots in the city. Right on the hotel’s doorstep is the infamous Chapel Street, well known for its high-end shopping boutiques, glamorous bars and notable restaurants. Guests of the hotel have the option of enjoying the real hustle and bustle of Melbourne’s nightlife or alternatively, soaking in the natural beauty of the Royal Botanic Gardens, both are within walking distance. 

As a former Melbournian I can tell you that The Lyall Hotel & Spa is located in one of the trendiest spots in the city. Right on the hotel’s doorstep is the infamous Chapel Street, well known for its high-end shopping boutiques, glamorous bars and notable restaurants. Guests of the hotel have the option of enjoying the real hustle and bustle of Melbourne’s nightlife or alternatively, soaking in the natural beauty of the Royal Botanic Gardens, both are within walking distance. 

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A boutique hotel hidden in the trendy South Yarra area that also comes with its own private day spa? Yes, double tick on the Hotel Assessment form! I was invited to try the 'Skeyndor Revitalising Sapphire Experience' and I now understand why the Lyall Spa has been nominated for the 2015 World Luxury Spa Awards. I spent 90 minutes enjoying a gentle exfoliation using thermal peeling salts from springs with the world’s highest concentration of magnesium, essential minerals and trace elements, followed by a soothing Malachite Balance Massage. To top it all off, the staff sent me away with a small collection of Skeyndor products (eye contour serum, body gels and moisturisers) to use during my stay. Definitely a must have experience on a cold, windy and rainy afternoon in Melbourne.