We stayed at Lyell's for two nights and generally have no complaints - but for how noise travels through the house.
The rooms are beautiful, exceptionally clean and well appointed.
The only problem we encountered was how noise travels in the building. Three of the four rooms are on the same floor, and two of them share bathrooms. Due to the tiling in the passageways, every noise that any guest makes - from placing keys in door locks to running water for a shower or bath, to flushing of the toilets, is heard by other guests. If none of the guests make use of these facilities while you're resting or sleeping, or operate their locks and doors considerately, then you won't be bothered.
If you are looking for a stay that is free of day to day noise, this aspect of Lyell's may bother you.
One last point is that the 180' ocean views are magnificent, but only available from the top floor where the lounge and the kitchen are. None of the rooms have views of the bay or ocean.
We would thus happily recommend Lyell's but not if you are a light sleeper.
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- You'd have to restrain yourself not to pay a follow-up visit. Chandeliers, gilt and crisp finishes are but a few elements to evoke this wonderful sense of grandeur and calm. Lyell's B&B is pristinely nestled in the heart of Formosa Bay overlooking the lagoon and ocean with a 180 degree sea view. ... more less
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