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Queensland Australia
Reviewed 10 February 2017

Wonderful place to stay in Brisbane. Close to the city without being in the centre of all the bustle. Staff very helpful and attentive to guests needs. Very relaxing. Old style building with modern renovated rooms. Breakfast was delicious.

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GM_Spicershotels, General Manager at Spicers Balfour Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Lyndal_M, Thank you for taking the time to write. It was great to read that you enjoyed your experience, most notably the service and breakfast. It was also nice to see that you enjoyed the style of the buildings and the rooms. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Warm regards, Sam

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

On a hot Brisbane night we dined on the verandah with a cool breeze to make the evening. The food was exceptional and the cool white wine complimented the food. The General Manager Sam Giles was attentive to our needs and the staff were delightful. This restaurant is branching out to assist the Asian community to experience fine Australian dinning....

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GM_Spicershotels, General Manager at Spicers Balfour Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Robert B, Thank you for taking the time to write your review. It was wonderful to read that you thoroughly enjoyed your recent dining experience and that you thought the food was exceptional. Thank you for your kind words with regards to myself and the staff, they are very much appreciated. We look forward to welcoming you back soon....

Austin, Texas
Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

Spent 3 nites recently in a suite. This is absolutely a first class boutique hotel in every respect. The property is very conveniently located but on a quiet street providing best of both worlds in a city the size of Brisbane. Our room, which was in the annex 2 doors down, was spotless and very well appointed with a comfortable...

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GM_Spicershotels, General Manager at Spicers Balfour Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Adventurer43_55, Thank you for taking the time to write your review. It was so pleasing to read your comments, it is especially satisfying, when all we set out to achieve, is delivered to the highest standard . It was also fantastic to see that you enjoyed the breakfast and that you found the suites clean, comfortable and conveniently located....

Stirling, United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 January 2017

We had 2 nights as part of our East Coast tour. Our room wasn't ready on arrival (we were early) so we were shown to a small outside terrace and given tea. When we did check in we found that we had been upgraded (free) to a Balfour Suite located in the hotel annex 45 metres down the hill. The...

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GM_Spicershotels, General Manager at Spicers Balfour Hotel, responded to this review

Dear JulesandSand, Thank you for taking the time to write your review. It was lovely to read that you enjoyed your stay and that you appreciated the upgrade to new Balfour Suites, we try to do this as much as we can. It was also lovely to see that you felt the service was of a high standard, something that...

Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 24 January 2017

Gorgeous old Queenslander converted into a boutique hotel. We loved the decor and gardens and the rooftop bar was fantastic. It's located in a residential street of New Farm, but close to everything (about a 15 min walk to the closest Citycat terminal). Breakfast was amazing and staff were all friendly and helpful. I'm looking forward to staying here again...

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

Dear AJF90, Thank you for taking the time to write your review. It was lovely to see that you enjoyed so many aspects of the Balfour experience. As many other reviewers have noted, our breakfast are some of the best going around so we were so pleased you thought so too. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Warm...

Leicester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 January 2017

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 22 January 2017 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....

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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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: ₹ 10,069 - ₹ 19,699 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Spicers Balfour Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 9
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“Ground floor suite had easy access and extremely comfortable”
MOB68, 22 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Roof top bar is great”
  • clean and soft bed
  • Modern clean bathroom
  • Nice room
F5276QDadamh, 19 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Room 2 was an ideal location for proximity to the restaurant and library”
964iand, 18 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Upper floors may mean better light”
anniekins100, 14 Mar 2017 | Read review
“High tea needs to be booked in advance”
202emilyf, 6 Mar 2017 | Read review
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