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Leicester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Many hotels advertise, luxury, personalised service and attention to detail however few truly achieve it. This hotel did. Even before we arrived the email communication was thoughtful and helpful. On arrival the staff could not have been more welcoming and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. I cannot recommend this hotel highly enough.

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Yolandie H, General Manager at Spicers Balfour Hotel, responded to this review

Dear collinel2015, Thank you for taking the time to write your review. It was wonderful to read your comments, they are so well received. We make a concerted effort to always produce what we advertise, so it is incredibly pleasing when this is noted by our guests. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Warm regards, Sam

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

On our long road trip from Melbourne to Sydney then Lord Howe Island to Brisbane, this hotel has been the most luxurious and confortable by a mile. We reserved a suite which was really a renovated 1940s deco apartment. The bed was so comfortable I had difficultly leaving it and the bathroom was equipped with a large bath and a...

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Yolandie H, General Manager at Spicers Balfour Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Greg M, Thank you for taking the time to write your review. It was excellent to read that you thought us to be the most luxurious and comfortable hotel during your long travels. It was also especially pleasing to see that you found the breakfast menu temping and delicious. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Warm regards,...

Birdlip, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 January 2017

Spicers Balfour was the first stop in our month long, multi stop trip to the East Coast of Australia . We stayed two nights and it did the job! Our room was small but well thought out, and little extras like fresh milk and on demand water made all the difference. The bed was comfortable, but the pillows too high...

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Yolandie H, General Manager at Spicers Balfour Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Aliss65, Thank you for taking the time to write your review. It was most satisfying, that despite a couple of minor issues, you thoroughly enjoyed your stay and would recommend to others. It was also nice to see that you made use of the rooftop bar with the honour system as this is a real jewel in the crown...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

This hotel is more than a hotel, it's just like being at home but with outstanding service and staff to make it so special. Sam and his team are fantastic. Nothing is too much trouble for them, they go that extra mile to make it happen. Breakfast was plentiful and certainly the granola is a must have. Our room was...

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Yolandie H, General Manager at Spicers Balfour Hotel, responded to this review

Dear 833SueB, Thank you for taking the time to write your review. It was so nice to read your kind words and that you felt like you were at home, a feeling we strive hard to create. It was also excellent to read that you loved the breakfasts, we are so proud of what Maria, our head breakfast chef, has...

Tehachapi, California
Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

From the staff to the room to the roof top bar and the restaurant for an anniversary dinner and breakfast this little boutique hotel was an excellent stay. Relaxing stay at the end of a heck trip, no need to leave once we arrived. Will be on the list of places to stay in Brisbane going forward. Well appointed room...

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Yolandie H, General Manager at Spicers Balfour Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Dale Z, Thank you for taking the time to write your review. It was so pleasing to see that we could be your 24 hour oasis after a long trip. It was also lovely to see that you will be looking to stay with us again when you next visit Brisbane. We look forward to welcoming you back soon....

Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Set back from busy Brunswick Street in Fortitude Valley, Brisbane, the Balfour has taken an old Queenslander and converted it to a luxury small hotel. Rooms are small but superbly fitted in contemporary designs, themed in black grey and white. Meals are served on the balcony, and on tropical summer days and nights the frangipani blooms make you feel you...

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Yolandie H, General Manager at Spicers Balfour Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Kevin K, Thank you for taking the time to write your review. It was great to see that you enjoyed your stay and that you found the alfresco dining option to your liking. It was also pleasing to read that you enjoyed the contemporary design set within an old style Queenslander, something the design team work hard to achieve....

Mornington, Australia
Reviewed 8 January 2017

We stayed in Suite 13 at Spicers Balfour Hotel. It was absolutely superb. Faultless. The bed was a dream (excuse the pun) the furnishings and fittings excellent. Equal to any thing in Europe. The breakfast which was included in the tarrif was one of the best we have had.The special way the eggs were cooked were great and the BACON...

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Yolandie H, General Manager at Spicers Balfour Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Sue G, Thank you for taking the time to write your review. It was so pleasing to read your review, especially your use of the word faultless. Moreover, saying that we are equal to anything in Europe is tremendous praise! It was also fantastic to see that you thought the breakfast was one of the best you have had,...

Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Such a special hotel, absolutely gorgeous, filled with every single item you could possibly need. Slept like a baby in the extremely comfortable bed. It has a beautiful bathroom and lounge area, with a small terrace. Very good location - you can walk everywhere.

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Yolandie H, General Manager at Spicers Balfour Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Lavinia1001, Thank you for taking the time to write your review. It was so nice to read your comments in that you clearly appreciated all the small touches we provide to make the guest experience a truly memorable one. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Warm regards, Sam

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Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

I loved this hotel. We stayed here last minute having been delayed on a flight. Our greeting was really warm and although our room was small the bed was very comfortable. The honesty bar on the terrace was a really cool touch. We grabbed drinks as it suited us and it felt like a really sensible solution for a boutique...

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Yolandie H, General Manager at Spicers Balfour Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write your review. It was lovely to see that we could provide a little haven for you during what was no doubt a stressful event with your flights. It was also pleasing to read that you appreciated the honesty bar system, something we feel sets us apart form other establishments. We hope to...

Canton of Geneva, Switzerland
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

The Spicers Balfour has everything that one expects from a boutique hotel: limited number of rooms, comfortable accommodation decorated with taste (we stayed in a suite in the secondary building just 50 meters from the main one), friendly staff, very good restaurant (breakfast choice is pretty interesting). Very good value for money and conveniently located in a cozy neighbourhood. Definetly...

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Yolandie H, General Manager at Spicers Balfour Hotel, responded to this review

Dear pablo_the_sonar, Thank you for taking the time to write your review. It was fantastic to read that you feel we have achieved excellence in relation to a boutique hotel. It was especially satisfying to see that you felt the experience was value for money as this is very important when providing a luxury product. We look forward to welcoming...

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Minibar
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  • Free Parking
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  • Multilingual Staff
  • Breakfast included
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
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  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
From the outside, Spicers Balfour Hotel resembles many of the large and beautiful classic Queenslander homes found in its neighbourhood, the fashionable inner-city Brisbane suburb of New Farm. The hotel offers nine rooms each with individual elegance and charm providing an indulgent haven with all the comforts and attention to detail expected from a leading five star hotel. Small boardroom for meetings of up to 18 delegates, onsite restaurant serving sumptuous breakfast's and high tea's daily, lunch (Monday-Friday),and dinner (Monday-Saturday), library, large and open QLD Verandah, complimentary parking facilities and rooftop bar with views of the stunning city skyline and Story Bridge. Whether it's a corporate trip to Brisbane, a romantic city escape from the kids, or just a cosy, convenient place to come back to after a show, Spicers Balfour Hotel is the ultimate city escape. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Spicers Balfour Hotel

Address: 37 Balfour St, Brisbane, Queensland 4005, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Brisbane Region > Brisbane
Price Range: ₹ 11,678 - ₹ 22,276 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Spicers Balfour Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 9
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#1 Spa Hotel in Brisbane
#2 Business Hotel in Brisbane
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#6 Romantic Hotel in Brisbane
#38 Family Hotel in Brisbane
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“Suite 13 is very spacious.”
 of 5 bubbles 878sueg, 7 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Suites are worth the extra investment with room and style aplenty.”
 of 5 bubbles NeilD831, 1 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Room 6 at the end of the corridor is very light, room 4 is a little more spacious”
 of 5 bubbles City4fun, 16 Oct 2016 | Read review
“The suites were amazing!”
 of 5 bubbles bextarose, 21 Sep 2016 | Read review
“We stayed in the new suites required - quiet and only 8 of them.”
 of 5 bubbles suneliab, 20 Sep 2016 | Read review
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