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Prosperine
Reviewed 18 May 2016

Quiet location close to city. Bus ride to city centre takes only minutes. Extensive menus serving quality produce, beautifully presented by friendly, efficient staff. Complimentary canapes are served in the evening at the Rooftop bar which has great views of the Story Bridge and the city. Rooms are beautifully decorated and amenities are first class.

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

Dear 553maureenh, Thank you for taking the time to write your review. It was so pleasing to read all the positive things you had to say about your recent stay. Moreover, it was especially satisfying to see your comments regarding the staff, always the key ingredient for a successful hotel. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Warm regards,...

Alderley
Reviewed 15 May 2016

We had a lovely night away at Spicers Balfour to celebrate my husbands birthday. The service and food at the hotel were fantastic, and it was a lovely walk along the river to dinner in Brisbane city. Would definitely stay there again.

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

Dear Rebecca J, Thank you for taking the time to write your review. It was so nice to read that you chose our hotel to celebrate your husband's birthday and that you found the experience a pleasant one. We are lucky to be situated close to the river which allows our guests the opportunity to stroll along the recently finished...

Brisbane
Reviewed 15 May 2016

We had a wonderful stay at Balfour. I chose Balfour's as a quick surprise getaway. I organised a package that included meals, champagne, flowers, etc. The food was especially lovely, with a little twist with the flavors that made it that little bit tastier. Keen to come back to dine again soon.

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Reviewed 11 May 2016

My husband and I stayed at Spicers Balfour for a two night break in April. The property was under renovation so unfortunately we were unable to dine at the restaurant. However, the wonderful staff made sure that everything else was perfect. Our room was elegantly decorated and made you feel calm the moment you walked in, with music playing softly...

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

Dear Marina N, Thank you for taking the time to write your review. It was so pleasing to read that you enjoyed your two day stay with us. Apologies that you were unable to sit in the restaurant but thankfully were able to accommodate you in other ways. It was also lovely to see that you appreciated the service, it...

Townsville, Australia
Reviewed 11 May 2016

Loved the experience ... room was a little small but included all that we needed & was very comfortable and clean. We'll be back for sure. The rooftop bar was a cool space & the food (we only had breakfast) was good quality, as was the coffee!

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

Dear andrew_hodgson_au, Thank you for taking the time to write your review. It was lovely to see that you enjoyed your recent stay with us and that you found the bar, food and room to your liking. It was also great to see that you thought the coffee was of a good quality, something we strive to achieve. We look...

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 8 May 2016

The accommodation was sublime, the restaurant was a gastronomical delight, and the staff were friendly and attentive. You must try out the rooftop bar, and indulge your taste buds at the excellent restaurant.

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

Dear Shane M, Thank you for taking the time to write your review. It was fantastic to read that you had such a great time during your recent stay and that you found the restaurant experience a 'gastronomical' delight, very high praise indeed! We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Warm regards, Sam

Queensland, Australia
Reviewed 8 May 2016

Nice weekend in New Farm...Very good service from all the staff. Quick check in and out which was appreciated. Rooms are a bit tight, however the layout very efficient and good use of space, well appointed. Breakfast was excellent, great coffee. City Cycle Rack right on the end of Balfour street. Lots of cafes in either direction on Brunswick. One...

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

Dear JEdward51, Thank you for taking the time to submit your review. It was pleasing to read that you enjoyed your recent weekend stay and that you found the location, food and service to your liking. I apologise for the inconvenience at not being able to use the full outside area of the rooftop bar. Unfortunately, the upgrade to that...

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 30 April 2016

On our way from sydney tot tamborine mountain we booked this hotel as a one night stopover. What a surprise this was. Got a suite in the carefully restored dependance next to the charming building and everything was of excellent quality. The informal but very competent staff made us at once feel at home. Next morning we got the best...

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

Dear hveenboer, Thank you for taking the time to write your review. It was fantastic to read that you thought so highly of the hotel you booked a second night! It was also most pleasing to read that you enjoyed your breakfast, even suggesting it was the best eggs benedict you have ever had. Hopefully we can welcome you back...

Reviewed 29 April 2016 via mobile

Really good staff and comfortable accommodation. Food was exceptional quality. Staff were very attentive and even called me a few days prior to make sure they knew what time to expect me and to make any alternative arrangements as was necessary.

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

Dear Timmy82_9, 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 pre-arrival call to your liking. It was also fantastic to see that you thought the food was of exceptional quality. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Warm regards, Sam

Canberra
Reviewed 20 April 2016

Stayed in Feb as a gift from wife for Valentine's day. Got upgrade to Balfour suites. Amazing I'd have to say the sitting room is very nice but the bedroom is luxury with lots of space but the bed is so so comfortable. Like sleeping on a cloud. Bathroom is nice with shower and bath. Finally a hotel that has...

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Dear Timmy82_9, Thank you for taking the time to write your review. It was lovely to read all the positive things you had to say about your recent stay. We strive to ensure that every guest has the best experience possible, so it is very pleasing to read a review such as yours. It was also fantastic to see that...

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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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: €169 - €303 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Spicers Balfour Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 9
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#1 Spa Hotel in Brisbane
#2 Luxury Hotel in Brisbane
#2 Business Hotel in Brisbane
#6 Romantic Hotel in Brisbane
#39 Family Hotel in Brisbane
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