The top brothels in Melbourne under siege: How one classic brothel in Melbourne is meeting the challenge.

The top brothels in Melbourne under siege: How one classic brothel in Melbourne is meeting the challenge.

The conventional wisdom is that owning a brothel is a ‘licence to print money’. I know licence holders today who are sobbing all the way to the pub, rather than laughingly to the bank. The “oldest profession in the world” or at least the legal, safe one, is going through a period of enormous change, assailed on all sides by illegal massage parlours, online dating, internet porn, karaoke bars, fly-by-nighters in rented hotel rooms and so on. All of them operating openly, despite the sex & drug trafficking and health risks, endemic to them. You would think that the risks are well known to the patrons, but like smoking, even when confronted with facts, people can happily turn a blind-eye.

Rather than simply throwing up their hands in despair, one of the top brothels in Melbourne has set about creating a classic brothel to give a different experience to its guests. The Cherry Tree Garden’s Lily Yang started a year ago with a belief that her guests would want to visit The Cherry Tree Garden for sex but also wanted to be transported, at least temporarily, to a place that is far beyond their everyday life experience, both aesthetically and erotically.

She also recognised that her girls were her real customers and by creating a friendly environment to work in, good people-centred management and having genuine policies for the workplace, she would attract beautiful young women eager and happy to remain loyal to her, who in turn would facilitate the same from her guests. After a year, her business has quadrupled its customers, while others seem to be struggling.

This classic brothel echoes an era of Bogart and Bacall with a big splash of the world of Suzie Wong. Its patrons enjoy the privacy of intimate meeting rooms, secluded parking and managers almost paranoid about protecting their guests’ personal privacy. Its rooms are furnished in a grand style and all six are themed ranging from French romantic to colourful, exotic Thai.

The Williamstown area has become gentrified as more affluent people are moving into the area supplementing its “working class” origins. It is, in itself, a tourist destination, seaport and fine dining region as well as being en route to the Great Ocean Road and Goldfields and is within easy reach of the CBD. Properly presented, a classic brothel in Melbourne, like The Cherry Tree Garden, can secure its place as a top brothel in Melbourne despite any challenges from illegal and other competitors.

What People Say

Dear Lily, please pass on my thanks to the wonderful Susan. She was a delight, kind, funny and beautiful. My first time at your establishment and was amazing. So many beautiful girls and so friendly when you first mee ...

After reading all the reviews about The Cherry Tree Garden, I phoned and booked for a 30 minutes massage, I spoke with nicely spoken man who booked me at the time I asked for and met me at the door on my arrival, insi ...

Over some time now I have been fortunate to have visited many establishments claiming to be “Melbourne’s Best Brothel”, or words suggesting similar statements. I am now of the opinion that this claim should ...

Happy New Year to Lily, girls and managers at the Cherry Tree. Unbelievable place! I’ve watched the place grow since you opened a year or so ago and always had a great time. Keep doing whatever you’re doing. ( ...

This place is getting great reviews and I would like to add mine. As others have said it is very stylishly decorated with the nice themed rooms and someone has put in a lot of attention to detail in the furnishings, d ...

From the moment you’re greeted at the door. Till you’re being waved goodbye by an exotic beauty, service and pleasure are what you get at The Cherry Tree. Highly recommend it to anyone. (Nov 10/2018)
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Dear lily. Amazing to come back again – it was nearly a year ago last time I came. Please post this on your website if you wish to let others know this is without doubt the best run brothel in Melbourne. You should ...

I can only agree with all the great reviews for the Cherry Tree. Lily’s running a great shop, girls are wonderful and service outstanding. October, 2018

This place seems to get great reviews was worth a visit. Amazing. I loved the friendly front desk people, the decor and, to make it complete, the girls are great – happy friendly and gorgeous. August 2018

Dear Rob and Tiffany. Been coming here since you opened last year. Love seeing the Cherry Tree doing so well and that you have never compromised on the friendly service and having happy, beautiful girls around. Had a ...

Dec 11

Lily's legendary ladies today

Today we welcome back the stunning Susan, Barbie, Lucky, Yaya, Lucky and Lucy. Australia's premier establishment. Always spoiled for choice at The Cherry Tree.

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