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Fluff up your room service—rest your head on your plush preference from the hotel's pillow menu.
Vibe and atmosphereYou'll need to cast aside any negative connotations for the term "indulgence" here, as guests treat themselves to á la carte breakfast in the privacy of their own terraces, or settle among the fragrant orchids of the full-service bistro. It's all but impossible to resist South Yarra's shopping, so come arvo, toast to those new designer kicks with a fresh aperitif in the bar.
Overall look and feel of the roomsSpacious, apartment-style suites are stylized in self-dubbed "contemporary oriental" grandeur: all furniture has been locally crafted, and subtly luxe touches like heated bathroom floors propel the comfort factor.
Service styleThe Lyall Hotel is renowned for its friendly staff, and with little wonder: it's not uncommon to be greeted with a cuppa of Aussie's own T2, and visitors keen to cycle the city need only request a two-wheeler for a complimentary whiz about town.
Preferred room type"Platinum" is a fitting prefix for the two bedroom suite, favored by the likes of Gwen Stefani and Paris Hilton. Order up some champagne to enjoy out on the furnished terrace, or even in the full-spa bath for double the bubbles.
Unique property featuresThe award-winning spa features eight treatment rooms and specializes in therapeutic and prescriptive body treatments. Skeyndor and Sodashi beauty products are exclusively used in spa services, and the hotel's signature rituals offer new levels of relaxation and recovery.
What goes on thereThe residential-heavy suburb may not be as lively as the nearby Melbourne, but the ever-bustling Chapel Street and the aristocratic Como House & Garden draws in equal amounts of locals and visitors.
Who will love itDesigner-clad ladies who lunch and contemporary art appreciates
Where to go to feel like a localAustralia's first tap-only beer shop, Tru Bru, should be your first stop to taste all of the area's best craft ales. You can even bring some of your favorite samples back to The Lyall with you in 500ml plastic bottles.