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Newcastle Upon Tyne
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22 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed just one night here - our first night of a 5 week holiday in Australia. We received a very warm welcome on arrival and in fact all the staff were very friendly, helpful and efficient. We thoroughly enjoyed the breakfast experience, from the location and surroundings to the service and the food itself - all great. However we... More 

Thank PGWilcock
Newcastle, Australia
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191 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place was recommended to us by the parents of the chef. It certainly fulfilled expectations. The setting is lovely and we had a nice table in the corner of the balcony. the wait staff are very friendly and professional and knew their stuff. The food was well presented, beautiful flavours and presentation. We had a crab and kohlrabi and... More 

Thank Reinhold F
Buderim, Australia
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17 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An excellent stay. The building is an old Queenslander and despite the best efforts of a "cool"designer will always be so. Breakfast on the verandah was a marked change from the usual city experience. Dinner the night before was excellent, helped and enhanced by two knowledgeable young lady servers. Room was modern and adequate. The ensuite however, caused me great... More 

1 Thank buderimross
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was looking for understated luxury; a quiet and relaxing night away from home to mark a special occasion. This was perfect. The guest service was terrific and breakfast was delicious. More than this though, it was the ambience and attention to detail that made our stay feel intimate and effortless. A great find, well located and only 8km from... More 

Thank Clare M
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In celebration of a friend's 50th, seven of us enjoyed a $55 per/head high tea. There was some confusion at the outset about our being there for high tea not lunch which the staff/chef accommodated. Service was excellent. Rather disappointing when paying to discover that if 6 or more people book for high tea, they'll receive a complimentary bottle of... More 

Thank Meredene H
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed for one night on our way back home. Renovated old building, well located close to the river and a few cafes and shops. Staff unreal and the breakfast is one of the best we have ever had. Not a crumb left over. Rooms are small but well appointed. Carpark available for the hire car.

Thank Charlie B
Melbourne, Australia
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50 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We recently stayed at the gorgeous Spicers Balfour Hotel with our parents who we treated to the stay on their visit to Brisbane with us. The service is impeccable and staff so welcoming and thoughtful. We were upgraded with a suite enabling us to be close to our parents who we booked one for - an incredibly generous gift by... More 

Thank Neil D
Sydney, Australia
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42 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We recently had 3 nights at this lovely place. Check in was quick and friendly and our suite was beautifully appointed. Breakfast was included in our rate and was delicious and very generous. As part of our package, we had a 3 course meal in the restaurant and enjoyed it so much we went back the next night to try... More 

Thank Jo K
Christchurch, New Zealand
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29 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2016

Our second visit to our favorite place in Brisbane was more heavenly than the first time. We were upgraded to the suites a couple of steps away from the main hotel....it was AMAZING!!!! Spotlessly clean...great coffee & tea...top notch soaps shampoos etc. Lovely to have our own wee conservatory...also was so nice to see some of the same wonderful staff... More 

Thank KimMandy69
GM_Spicershotels, Manager at Spicers Balfour Hotel, responded to this review

Dear KimMandy69, Thank yo for taking the time to write your review. It was fantastic to read that your second visit was even better than the first! In this industry, consistency is the key to success so it is so pleasing to see that we are not only maintaining, but improving on our high standards. We look forward to welcoming... More 

Sydney, Australia
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138 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2016

From the lead up emails anticipating our arrival, to the quick and easy and friendly check in, to the delightful roomy well appointed room, to the drinks on the rooftop bar, to the wonderful breakfast, this is a really lovely hotel. My wife and I loved this hotel and will definitely be back.

Thank City4fun
GM_Spicershotels, Manager at Spicers Balfour Hotel, responded to this review

Dear City4fun, Thank you for taking the time to write your review. It was very pleasing to read that you enjoyed your stay and that every aspect was to your liking, including our pre-arrival emails. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Warm regards, Sam More 

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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: €171 - €307 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Spicers Balfour Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 9
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“Suites are worth the extra investment with room and style aplenty.”
 of 5 bubbles NeilD831, 1 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Room 6 at the end of the corridor is very light, room 4 is a little more spacious”
 of 5 bubbles City4fun, 16 Oct 2016 | Read review
“The suites were amazing!”
 of 5 bubbles bextarose, 21 Sep 2016 | Read review
“We stayed in the new suites required - quiet and only 8 of them.”
 of 5 bubbles suneliab, 20 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Don't be put off by surrounding properties. Hotel is very private.”
 of 5 bubbles AlexanderH711, 10 Sep 2016 | Read review
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