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Spicers Balfour Hotel
Ranked #13 of 157 Hotels in Brisbane
Certificate of Excellence
Leeds,UK
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 17 February 2014 via mobile

Such an amazing hotel, staff could not do enough. Breakfast was 1st class. Fabulous view from roof top bar. Just wish we could have stayed longer. Could not recommend more highly. Great location, easy access to the city on free city ferry, lovely way to see the city, but a short walk if you prefer.

Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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GM_Spicershotels, General Manager at Spicers Balfour Hotel, responded to this review, 4 March 2014
Dear Nicola

Thank you for choosing us for you stay in Brisbane, we are happy you enjoyed your stay and hopefully we will see you on your next visit to Australia.
My team live and breathe service and work hard to ensure our guests enjoy their stay and become part of the Spicers family.

Next time we will book you in for a week!

Warmest Regards
Willie Smuts & Team Balfour
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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 10 February 2014

Wow is all I can say. My husband booked this hotel, and what a fantastic place. I had no expectations. The staff were the best I've encountered in a hotel so far. The hotel itself with rooftop bar, was gorgeous and the food, well that too was amazing. So glad we stayed in for dinner. The breakfast was amazing also. Room wasn't large but decorated nicely and the bed so comfy. Great mini bar too. Loved it so much signed up for the Spicers newsletter.

Room Tip: We had room 1. Was good. Did hear a little noise from restaurant as room is at bottom of stairs.
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Queensland
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Reviewed 9 February 2014

Have just spent 3 nights at the Spicers Balfour Hotel in New Farm attending a conference. Thoroughly enjoyable time. So close to a wide variety of restaurants and to the beautiful New Farm Park and the Brisbane River. The staff are so friendly and helpful especially Alex and Jamie. Our room (no. 6) though not the largest, is at the back of the house and was quiet, peaceful and the bed is oh so comfortable. Breakfast is delicious with a wide selection to cater for all tastes. We also had dinner on 2 nights of our stay and they are absolutely top quality. In walking distance are many other dining options. I highly recommend this hotel and would happily stay here in the future.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled on business
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Thun, Switzerland
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Reviewed 9 February 2014 via mobile

We liked the new farm quarter very much and used the possibility to jog along the nice Brisbane riverfront! The area is full of lovely coffee shops and interesting bars. The hotel is just great and we enjoyed the luxury family stay! Unfortunatel only one night but enough to have a glas of wine on the rooftoop which is only for the hotel guests and the staff is fantastic able to read all wishes from the guest eyes! The room size was ok for us and spezifically we liked the nespresso coffeemaker which feels like home as a Swiss couple. Additionally they care about all details like chocolate on the pillows....just an awsom place

Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
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Reviewed 8 February 2014

Stayed here one night by myself. It was like my own mini- meditation getaway! The staff was so accommodating. I had two friends meet me for drinks on the roof top bar for Sunset and they were also blown away. Breakfast in the morning was phenomenal! Only negative was the outdoor balcony area if the room was very small. The room was just the right size. Thank you to the woman who was so excellent at her job and made me feel welcome right away! ( Petite Blond) sorry I didn't catch her name. Great job!!

  • Stayed January 2014
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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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Reviewed 26 January 2014 via mobile

These were the words written on the greeting card when we checked in which reflect the vibe of this outstanding boutique hotel. It had the warm, comforting, and welcoming feeling of a home that has been transformed into a luxury guesthouse. Everything that matters is there, and more - they have thought of everything. Everything is very schmick without being too pretentious and the happy staff are just amazing. They all go out of their way to make you feel like royalty. They have created lots if special areas to enjoy like verandah and courtyard dining, a comfy lounge area and an amazing rooftop bar with stunning views of the story bridge. The breakfast was perfect. We can't say enough about this 'humble abode'. It is unique and our stay was unforgettable.

  • Stayed January 2014
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England
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Reviewed 18 January 2014

This small boutique is located in New Farm. This area is a good location and close to lots of restaurants, good bus routes and also 15min walk to city cat on river. A taxi into the city is approx $15. The staff are exceptional helpful. The room was very small and well planned out and made use of available space. The best thing about this place was the breakfast. We are both vegetarian and the breakfast was delicious and exquisite. I only wish we had time to sample the dinner. I would definitely recommend this hotel if you like amazing food, fantastic staff, great location, and if you don't mind a small room.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Spicers Balfour Hotel

Property: Spicers Balfour Hotel
Address: 37 Balfour St, Brisbane, Queensland 4005, Australia
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 #13 of 157 Hotels in Brisbane
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:5 star — Spicers Balfour Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 9
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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