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Spicers Balfour Hotel
Ranked #6 of 168 Hotels in Brisbane
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 8 August 2012 via mobile

Once again we had an excellent stay This was just one night but we were treated as though we were there for longer, not like some hotels that give you the worst room all the rooms here are good. The hotel staff are always friendly it is like coming home. The breakfast is superior as is the whole experience. The parking is a bonus. We will be back.

  • Stayed: August 2012
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Reviewed 7 August 2012

Amazing. Great service, fantastic rooms and great breakfast. Beautiful bar looking over looking the city.
Short walk to beautiful cages, pubs and other restaurants. So close to the CBD you wouldn't want to stay anywhere else.

Stayed: August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 August 2012

Stayed two nights at this gorgeous hotel and was totally ruined - I won't be able to stay anywhere else in Brisbane from now on. Spicers is "it" now. Nice, quiet location but only a short taxi ride to the CBD. Gorgeous super quiet rooms, professional yet friendly staff, fantastic food, every comfort you could think of. Best breakfast in living memory eaten on that lovely sunny verandah - doesn't get any better than that! I would highly recommend this hotel. Loved every minute of my stay.

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled on business
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Reviewed 4 August 2012

Great small hotel with personal, friendly, service. Great rooftop cocktail bar overlooking the CBD for pre-dinner drinks and a sunny veranda - perfect for beutifull breakfasts in the morning. All within a few minutes' walking distance of New Farm's excellent eating establishments, and the CBD is only 20 mins walk away. Easy access to great runs along the Brisbane river too.

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 30 July 2012

Stayed at Spicers Balfour in Newfarm on Friday night and was pleasantly surprised at the quality of the establishment. Very warm welcome and the rooms are beautiful. Lovely little touches like heated towel rails, bathrobes, and nesspresso coffee machine. The room was really quiet. Excellent breakfast. Great views from the rooftop bar of the Story Bridge. Walked to Newfarm Farmers Market on Saturday morning and was able to have a lovely dinner at Hotel Bravo on Friday night all within walking distance.

Room Tip: Only a boutique hotel but Room 2 was great
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  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 July 2012

I usually stay in serviced apartments when visiting my hometown, but with a very brief long weekend planned, I chose the Spicers Balfour instead. This transformed Queenslander home in inner city New Farm was as charming as it was luxurious. Initially, I struggled to tell if it was a hotel or a B&B, as the rooms are a bit like ensuite bedrooms in a neighbourhood home!

From arrival to departure though, everything was perfect. My room was cosy, but not too small, the breakfasts (included in the roomrate) were excellent, and the staff were very friendly and obliging. The decor was funky yet functional, with high-end fixtures and luxurious bedding.

Looking forward to the opportunity to stay again.

Parking at the rear of the building was a little tight, even with my little hire car, but there was always a space available. My room was right opposite the reception so I could sometimes hear some coming and going, but it wasn't too bad...

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled solo
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Reviewed 13 July 2012

all good here...small rooms but nice location and staff

clean and very good service

a bit pricey for the size room but breakfast was excellent

wifi was sloooooooooowwwww and no lifts for baby prams or trolleys

brisbane doesn't have much to offer so this is about as good as you get on small home feel not a big hotel

Room Tip: lower floor or terrace suite if you have the cash
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  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Spicers Balfour Hotel

Address: 37 Balfour St, Brisbane, Queensland 4005, Australia
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Region: Australia > Queensland > Brisbane Region > Brisbane
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 168 Hotels in Brisbane
Price Range: £113 - £268 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Spicers Balfour Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 17
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 
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