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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 18 August 2016

If you live in a lovely home that’s stylishly decorated and thoughtfully appointed, then Spicers Balfour is truly your home away from home in Brisbane. I’ve stayed here several times when travelling for business, and just keep returning. The hospitality has the feel of a very tasteful, generous friend rather than a business hotel. And that friend is also a...

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GM_Spicershotels, Manager at Spicers Balfour Hotel, responded to this review

Dear RulyTruly, Thank you for taking the time to write your comprehensive and articulate review. It is so pleasing to read that this is not your first stay with us and that you intend to return, there is no greater endorsement than that. It was also wonderful to see that the location of the hotel provides you with all that...

Reviewed 15 August 2016

Hi I had a great stay very nice room and very helpful people, we enjoyed the fact that it was handy to the city and they recommended some great tours. We would also like to thank the housekeeper she was great.

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GM_Spicershotels, Manager at Spicers Balfour Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Greg W, Thank you for taking the time to write your review. It was so pleasing to read that you enjoyed your recent stay and that you found the room and service to your liking. It was also lovely to see you mentioning the housekeepers, they are truly the unsung heros of the hotel world! We look forward to...

Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

We came here recently for a girls breakfast and it was perfect. Elegant, good range on the menu, the staff were lovely and the hotel was gorgeous. Would defiantly recommend coming here for group brunches! Everyone really enjoyed their meals and they had delicious champagne cocktails!

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GM_Spicershotels, Manager at Spicers Balfour Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Gregg0s, Thank you for taking the time to write your review. It was lovely to see that you had a great time having breakfast the Balfour kitchen and that you took advantage of the morning breakfast cocktails. We hope to welcome you back soon. Warm regards, Sam

Guildford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 August 2016

I felt this was a great base for a few days in Brisbane, a bit of a walk but it is a lovely walk to town. It felt a real oasis in the city. The rooms were lovely and very relaxing. The food in the restaurant (especially the breakfasts) was amazing. Well worth staying here, stayed in the main block...

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GM_Spicershotels, Manager at Spicers Balfour Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Likeshisf00d, Thank you for taking the time to write your review. It was fantastic to read that you enjoyed your stay and that you thought the food was amazing and the rooms lovely and relaxing. It was also nice to see that you enjoyed the lovely river walk into the city. We look forward to welcoming you back soon....

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 31 July 2016

Very friendly, helpful & patient staff. Beautifully restored & maintained art deco accomodation with & helpful tasteful decoration. Looking forward to experiencing Spicers hospitality at other retreats.

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GM_Spicershotels, Manager at Spicers Balfour Hotel, responded to this review

Dear ogdenjk, Thank you for taking the time to write your review. It was really pleasing to see that you enjoyed your stay and that you found the staff and decor to your liking. We hope to welcome to one of our other properties soon. Warm regards, Sam

Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

All my friends in design highly recommended this charming boutique hotel and they are right! We stayed in the Balfour Suite which is two block away from the main hotel, it's a quiet yet accessible neighborhood. Room is big and comfortable, love the 'mature art decor' style. Having delicious breakfast and lunch at the veranda of the Balfour Kitchen in...

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GM_Spicershotels, Manager at Spicers Balfour Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Regina C, Thank you for taking the time to write your review. It was lovely to read that you decided to stay on a recommendation and enjoyed the experience. Moreover, the fact that your design friends thought highly of the property is a fabulous endorsement. It was also great to see that you found the food delicious and the...

Main Beach, Australia
Reviewed 14 July 2016

stayed here for 2 nights. The rooms are either right next to the restaurant or bellow it. There is another building down the road with rooms. The queen room i stayed in was well appointed, quiet and bed was comfortable. Room size is small but it has everything you want from bluetooth speaker, nespresso machine, fridge and kettle. The highlight...

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GM_Spicershotels, Manager at Spicers Balfour Hotel, responded to this review

Dear kcho139, Thank you for taking the time to write your review. It was lovely to see that you enjoyed your two night stay and that the room had everything you wanted. It was also very pleasing to read you enjoyed the breakfast and the service you received as these are two very important aspects of the Spicers experience. We...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 July 2016

we had a suite that had every thing we could want, spacious and comfortable. The bed and pillows were really comfortable. All members of staff that we had dealings with were attentive and helpful. The roof top bar was relaxing and had great views and the bars in both properties operate on an honesty basis if you you feel like...

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GM_Spicershotels, Manager at Spicers Balfour Hotel, responded to this review

Dear arfa74, Thank you for taking the time to write your review. It was great to see that you enjoyed your recent stay and that you found the new suites to your liking. It was also pleasing to read that staff members were helpful and attentive and that you managed to make use of the lovely rooftop bar. We look...

Australia
Reviewed 7 July 2016

Stayed at the Balfour for a weekend to celebrate my wife's birthday, and we couldn't have chosen a better location. We have wanted to stay here for several years, but as we are locals, we just haven't got around to it. Everything was brilliant - the immaculate room and facilities, the most amazing food imaginable with a substantial beverage list,...

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GM_Spicershotels, Manager at Spicers Balfour Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Travel_Bugged, Thank you for taking the time to write your review. It was wonderful to see that you thoroughly enjoyed your recent stay and that you found the staff the friendliest and most helpful you have ever experience, very high praise indeed! It was also pleasing to see you enjoyed the food, as this forms a very important part...

Canberra
Reviewed 4 July 2016

What a perfect choice of accommodation we made to celebrate a wedding anniversary. Spicers Balfour has thought of everything when it comes to guest comfort. Cleanliness and maintenance of the room was exceptional. A variety of pillows and plenty of divine towels and bathroom linen makes ALL the difference. Balfours Restaurant, onsite at hotel, was outstanding! Both breakfast and dinner...

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Dear JanaJean, Thank you for taking the time to write your review. It was lovely to see that you chose the Balfour for your special occasion and that everything lived up to expectations. It is always satisfying when we read guest remarks about the little extra details, as these are the important things that provide a point of difference. We...

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  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
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  • Free Parking
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Breakfast included
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
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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 

Additional Information about Spicers Balfour Hotel

Address: 37 Balfour St, Brisbane, Queensland 4005, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Brisbane Region > Brisbane
Price Range: $249 - $448 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Spicers Balfour Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 9
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#2 Business Hotel in Brisbane
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#6 Romantic Hotel in Brisbane
#38 Family Hotel in Brisbane
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“Roof top bar is great”
  • clean and soft bed
  • Modern clean bathroom
  • Nice room
 of 5 bubbles F5276QDadamh, 19 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Room 2 was an ideal location for proximity to the restaurant and library”
 of 5 bubbles 964iand, 18 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Upper floors may mean better light”
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“High tea needs to be booked in advance”
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“Suite 13 is very spacious.”
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