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Spicers Balfour Hotel
Ranked #3 of 162 Hotels in Brisbane
Certificate of Excellence
Brisbane, Australia
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13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Excellent”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2014

Stayed at the Balfour hotel with the mrs....very chic hotel within walking distance to all the Valley sights. Definately a couples hotel...rooms small but quirky and different. He best part was the attitude of the staff...they were fantastic - friendly, responsive, professional....would definately stay agan...

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Greg B
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GM_Spicershotels, Manager at Spicers Balfour Hotel, responded to this review, 14 July 2014
Greg,

Thank-you for staying at Spicers Balfour, we are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay. The staff love to hear postive feedback and always strive to met the guest expections and give them an enjoyable stay.

We look forward to welcome you back to the Balfour soon.

Kind Regards

Sam
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2014

Our experience at Spicers Balfour was beautiful. The decor is amazing, the service is luxurious and nurturing and the breakfast delightful. So glad to have stayed here, all the little touches make it very special indeed.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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GM_Spicershotels, Manager at Spicers Balfour Hotel, responded to this review, 2 July 2014
Dear Chelwho,

We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. Thank-you for your kind words, the team love to hear your feedback and we would love to have you back.
Kind regards

The Balfour Team
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San Diego
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2014

We had just 2 nights in Brisbane, and are really glad that we chose the Spicers Balfour. It is located in the NewFarm area of Brisbane, which is just outside the city but a short "water bus" (CityCat) ride from all the action.

We reserved the only room with a balcony, which was great...I assume the other rooms are equally nice.

The service was outstanding (special thanks to Alex and Maria who responded to our every request and were great guides for our first visit to Brisbane).

Additionally, the food (both breakfast and dinner) were outstanding.

Room Tip: Get the balcony room if available.
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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GM_Spicershotels, Manager at Spicers Balfour Hotel, responded to this review, 2 July 2014
Dear San DiegoW_traveller,

Thank-you for your feedback, I have passed your thanks on to Alex and Maria. I am glad that you enjoyed your stay in Brisbane and hope that next time you decided to visit Australia you will come back to stay with us.
Kind regards

The Balfour Team
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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2014 via mobile

I organised the stay here as a Birthday experience for my partner and we both thoroughly enjoyed our experience here. The quality of spa treatments was unbelievable which was followed by an antipasto platter on the roof top bar overlooking the story bridge. The room had all the fine little touches and the staff really made the staff very enjoyable. Whether staying here or just dining the restaurant is excellent breakfast or dinner so it is a must to dine at

Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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GM_Spicershotels, Manager at Spicers Balfour Hotel, responded to this review, 2 July 2014
Dear Ken A,

I am happy to hear that you enjoyed your Birthday Getaway at Spicers Balfour, sounds like you experienced a lot of what the Balfour has to offer. The roof top bar is a great place to relax and enjoy a drink especially after a relaxing massage and before enjoy a beautiful meal in the restaurant.

We look forward to welcoming you back for your next birthday

Kind regards

The Balfour Team
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2014

So, I did a lot of research for our recent trip to Australia and for our stay in Brisbane, I could not find anywhere that sounded as nice as the Spicers Balfour so expectations were very high when we arrived early morning from a flight from Singapore.

We were greeted very nicely by the morning team and Maria sorted us out with coffee and when breakfast was ready, we got a table on the balcony in the glorious morning sun.

Our room was not ready but we were promised the first available so we headed to town on the ferry for a walk around which was great.

When we got back the room was ready and lovely. I know that other reviewers have said that the rooms are small and dark but we felt they were very nice, well appointed and had everything we needed. The bar on the roof top sorted out any needs and I love the honesty book where you just wrote what you had taken.The view from the bar are across the Story Bridge and the Brisbane Skyline - perfect.

We had dinner in the restaurant twice and it was great on both times, good food, service and the wine list is good.

Another thing to love is that you can have any breakfast from the menu - not just the standard version - and the hashbrowns are to die for. Also, the carrot and pineapple juice is great.

Overall a perfect and lovely stay - we would be back in heart beat should we be living near by.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Sydney, Australia
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24 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2014

2 night stay at Spicers Balfour St. Very good location with staff who looked after us really well. Asked for a coffee when we arrived, well made and no charge. Breakfast included so we expected the breakfast bar cereal, yes you can have that but also a hot breakfast, another coffee sir! Great bed, great room, great roof top bar with view over Brisbane

Room Tip: on the higher level than the lower one. Ask for a bath
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2014

I stayed at Spicers Balfour for one night for business, and it was like my own little oasis in Brisbane. The property is small and intimate, the staff are incredibly lovely and caring. Food was excellent, great value and the rooms are stylish and immaculate. Will definitely stay again!

  • Stayed June 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Kelly F
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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 #3 of 162 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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