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Spicers Balfour Hotel
Ranked #6 of 169 Hotels in Brisbane
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 22 August 2012

Loved my one night there and felt like a queen. Upgraded to a corner terrace suite. Warm and personalised service. A room perfectly outfitted with quality furnishings and unparalleled attention to detail (even the hair dryer is professional standard Vidal Sassoon!), a personal handwritten welcome card, free top-ups of milk for your Nespresso coffee and T2 tea, Italian bath amenities, delicious canapes and breakfast which I chose to have my breakfast on the terrace. What a wonderful experience. I have always said whether something is expensive depends not on price but on value. So yes, Spicers is abit pricey, but if it is within your budget, the experience is worth it. Only thing to bear in mind is that for its spa like retreat in the city, it is away from the hustle and bustle, so be prepared for taxi travels.

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled solo
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Reviewed 12 August 2012

Thought the hotel was pretty and very nicely decorated, the service was somehow a let down on the second day.
Breakfast was stunning, tho you would expect this at that price. Simple yet tasty, nicely presented, well prepared. Excellent ingredients.
Personnally, would not go back there it was a little disappointing.

Stayed: August 2012, travelled as a couple
3  Thank pegi4349
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Matt S, General Manager at Spicers Balfour Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2012

Dear Pegi4349,

Firstly, thank you for your review and constructive feedback. Our team are sad to hear the news that you were disappointed, however we always take feedback seriously and use these reviews as opportunities of improving our service. I would love to chat further regarding your feedback, if you wouldn't mind forwarding your contact details to gm.balfour@spicersgroup.com.au to discuss this over the phone in further detail.

Warm regards
Matt Simpson
General Manager

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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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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 169 Hotels in Brisbane
Price Range: £111 - £278 (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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