Melbourne Hotels: The Lyall Hotel

November 6, 2002

Welcome to The Lyall

Travelling takes you out of your comfort zone, so a hotel that can make you feel at home – in fact more at home than you do in your own home, is something of a find. The Lyall in Melbourne’s South Yarra is that place.A boutique block with an up market address, the Lyall is a slice of luxury just moments from hectic shopping Mecca Chapel Street or the more refined Toorak Road. World-class service and attention to the important details are the trademarks of one of the city’s newest hotels. Owners Peter and Rowena Thomas have thought of everything – years of experience in the travel and tourism industry means quality additions and nice touches abound. Things like King size beds, wide screen TV, DVD and CD player, full-length opening windows balcony with teak furniture, digital ‘laptop’ safe, velour bathrobes and slippers, bathroom floor heating and night light,

A speciality suite

steam-free bathroom mirrors and a gourmet minibar stocked with tasty morsels and local cheese and wines. Plus the concierge are totally dedicated to ensuring your stay is perfect – so dedicated in fact, that they will almost certainly get you into that ‘restaurant of the month’ that’s been booked out for weeks. We like that.Guests staying a little longer than a romantic weekend should take advantage of the personal pantry service that puts bigger hotels to shame. The Lyall’s friendly staff are more than happy to run out and pick up a few groceries for you, should the urge to cook up a storm in your fabulously equipped kitchen strike. There is no charge for this service and all items are charged at store prices without any surcharge added. With this kind of service, is it any wonder that the Lyall operates as the home away from home for some of Australia’s leading entertainment identities when they are back in the country?

Custom-designed furniture gives a sense at-home ease to each and every suite, while the interior palette of rich chocolate, caramel and cream adds a stylish, soothing quality to the rooms. Suite accommodation is of deluxe standard. Sumptuous furnishings matched with clean lines give an uncluttered, contemporary Oriental flavour to the rooms. The beds are to-die-for, as is the range of pillows, guaranteed to lull even the fussiest sleeper into a sound night’s rest.

And for pampered princesses (and princes for that matter) The Lyall boasts what is without question one of the most divine day spas in the country – Retreat at the Lyall. Open 7 days from 9 until 9, this oasis offers weary travellers (and wearier locals) the perfect pick-me-up with heavenly Aveda products and a team of skillful practitioners. Try the Retreat Rasul a 45-minute sensual steam, scrub, Swiss shower and volcanic mud treatment that calms the body, revives the senses and leaves you feeling super-hydrated. A treatment for one – or two…

Weekend packages start at $290.00 per couple for one night in a super deluxe one bedroom suite, A la carte and buffet breakfast for two and a bottle of Domaine Chandon Vintage Brut.

For more information contact:

The Lyall Hotel

14 Murphy Street

South Yarra VIC 3141

Phone (03) 9868 8222

Fax (03) 9820 1724

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