Boutique on the Upside Down River
South Yarra is not only the location of the upside down river, but also one of the hippest sections of Melbourne. Oh, and there is a cool hotel there.
The Lyall is a stylish, almost secret boutique with service guests crow about. The hotel employees claim to have "secret South Yarra info"--whatever that is. Owners Rowina and Peter Thomas are locals, so our guess is they have info on the neighborhood that travel guides could never get.
A recent guest chimes in on Lyall:
My husband and I stayed at the Lyall and were shocked when we got there. For a surprisingly low price, the Lyall was beautiful and luxurious, with the best service we found in all of Australia.
· Lyall Hotel Reviews [TripAdvisor]