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Spicers Balfour Hotel
Ranked #3 of 162 Hotels in Brisbane
Certificate of Excellence
Manique
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4 reviews
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“Excellent”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2014

Excellent choice for a visit to Brisbane
Small boutique Hotel near the City, with a relaxed atmosphere and an excellent service. The food is truly "gourmet" quality, both at Breakfast or Dinner.
The staff is highly qualified and very helpful

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Pimentapage
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GM_Spicershotels, Manager at Spicers Balfour Hotel, responded to this review, 7 August 2014
Thank-you for recently staying at Spicers Balfour Hotel, we are glad to hear that you enjoyed both Breakfast and Dinner at the hotel, We hope to see you next time you are in the area weather is for work or business.
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2014

This was our first stay in a Spicers and we were definitely not disappointed and will be back. Unfortunately it was only an overnight city getaway but we felt relaxed within minutes of arriving. Lovely details, finishing touches and superior service made for a beautiful relaxing weekend and the quality of the dining at the Balfour Kitchen was excellent.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 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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2 Thank Kylie H
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GM_Spicershotels, Manager at Spicers Balfour Hotel, responded to this review, 7 August 2014
Thanks-you Kylie for your kind words, I’m glad that you have got to experience what Spicers is all about. We are always happy to have you back for as long as you want to stay.
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Sam
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Sydney, Australia
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9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2014

Our first experience at a Spicers Property was surprisingly good. We found the staff especially helpful and friendly during our two day stay and they all went out of their way to make our stay a great experience. The room was small but cozy and very well appointed and a blown fuse was fixed immediately without fuss. The food at both dinner and breakfast was superb and we could confidently recommend this quality boutique hotel to anyone looking for a special place to stay in Brisbane.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank John H
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GM_Spicershotels, Manager at Spicers Balfour Hotel, responded to this review, 3 August 2014
To John,

I am so glad to that we where you first experience if a Spicers property and you enjoyed it. We would love to welcome you back to Spicers Balfour or any of the Spicers properties.

Kind Regards

Sam
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Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2014

We had a great stay in Courtyard Room. We were only booked in for one night and would have happily stayed longer if we could!.

Read my blog post here: http://smmwonder.blogspot.com.au/2014/07/mid-winter-getaway-spicers-balfour.html

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Janet T
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GM_Spicershotels, Manager at Spicers Balfour Hotel, responded to this review, 3 August 2014
Janet,

Thanks-you for your kind words we will watch your blog and look forward to hearing all you other adventures. We would be happy to have you back here at any stage.
Kind Regards

Sam
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United Kingdom
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74 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2014 via mobile

Small rooms with no fridges, limited housekeeping abilities, really overpriced minibar, broken coffee machine and faulty WiFi. Not a great stay.

More than that though, the attitude of the staff is nowhere near a 5-star standard. This is not an amenities-driven hotel, which is fine, but to be looked at like a crazy person when asking about things like shuttle services, business centres and the suchlike is unacceptable.

Would not recommend for anyone who has experienced a real 5-star - as opposed to this self-assessed subpar version.

Stayed July 2014
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GM_Spicershotels, Manager at Spicers Balfour Hotel, responded to this review, 3 August 2014
To stowaway_LZN,

Thank-you for your feedback I am disappointed to hear that you didn’t enjoy your stay with us, we try and meet the needs of all our guest and sorry that you felt that you where left to feel unwelcomed. We hope one day that you would consider staying at one of our other Spicers properties.

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Sam
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Buderim, Australia
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7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2014

A stay in this hotel is more like staying in a sanctuary of luxe bliss. You are made to feel welcome and every need is catered for. It is relaxing, the rooftop bar excellent, and service personalised.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank Amiria_mc
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GM_Spicershotels, Manager at Spicers Balfour Hotel, responded to this review, 3 August 2014
To Amiria_mc,

Thank-you for your feedback we also love our little sanctuary in the heart of Brisbane. The staff always love to hear positive feedback and are here to make you feel comfortable and relaxed.
We look forward to welcoming you back next time you are in town

Kind Regards
Sam
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Gold Coast, Australia
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2014

My husband & I stayed here for a treat night away from our 18 month old & LOVED it. Rooms are not huge, however well decorated and the bed is very comfortable. As the restaurant is close to the upstairs rooms, it is a little noisy during the day & early evening. However, after 10pm they close the fire doors & you don't hear anything until around 8/8:30am when they reopen them. The location is great, walking distance to the hub of New Farm & the Valley, without the street noise of the Main Street. Recommend this hotel for a couples looking for nice Bris getaway,

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank LikesQuality101
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GM_Spicershotels, Manager at Spicers Balfour Hotel, responded to this review, 28 July 2014
LikesQuality101,

It's always a treat to get away for the night, we are lucky enough to have such a great location close to the City and Fortitude Valley. I do apolgize if you found the room noisy in the early evening we are always happy to shut the doors if needed.

We look forward to wlecoming you andyour partner back soon.

Kind Regards

Sam
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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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