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Spicers Balfour Hotel

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37 Balfour Street, Brisbane, Queensland 4005, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stayed for one night and had just arrived into Brisbane after 30 hours in transit from Mexico. The staff (particularly Sam, the manager) were amazing - they turned our room around really quickly so that we could shower and nap. The location of the hotel is great - a short walk to all of the restaurants along the river... More 

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Southport, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Lovely boutique hotel. We went for our wedding anniversary. There was a delicious bottle of champagne waiting for us in the room. Beautiful room and excellent service. The breakfast was excellent too. Highly recommended.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Excellent service, very accomodating staff. Comfortable beds and a 'home away from home' feel. The live music on Sunday was very good and the quality of the food was outstanding. A good place to stay to do the bridge climb as very close

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Lovely boutique hotel, the staff were wonderful, check in and out was easy.....the room while not big was very nice with all amenities, including wifi, coffee machine and Foxtel. Included in the room rate were canapés and a delicious gourmet ( and I mean gourmet 😀) breakfast. There were lots of other personal touches that make this stay enjoyable If... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed overnight in a Balfour suite. Check-in was a breeze and we were shown to our room by a really welcoming staff member. The suite was large and luxurious. The bed and pillows were extremely comfortable. Lots of inclusions such as foxtel and wifi. It might sound frivolous but when you are travelling it's really nice when unexpected items... More 

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Two nights here over the Australia Day weekend was magnificent. A truly impressive kitchen; creative and surprising with local ingredients and a familiar touch. Dinner and breakfast are dusted with the same magic. We lucked in and were sent to the new suites a couple of doors from the main address. Just complete, these are beautifully fitted and generously sized.... More 

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Sam G G, Manager at Spicers Balfour Hotel, responded to this review

Dear MelbourneObsessive, Thank you for taking the time to write your review. It was so pleasing to read that your stay with us was magnificent. Food and service are two of the main cornerstones of the Spicers experience so it fantastic to see that expectations were met. It was also great to see that you enjoyed the new suites, they... More 

Armonk, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spicers Balfour Hotel is a boutique place to stay that is very special. Our room was amazing on many different levels. It had a very comfortable kingsize bed and the linens and towels were what one should expect from a five-star hotel. All of the accessories were top rated as well. Our room was large, modern and tastefully decorated. The... More 

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Sam G G, Manager at Spicers Balfour Hotel, responded to this review

Dear ase1707, Thank you for taking the time to write your review. It was lovely to see that you enjoyed your recent stay with us. We strive to provide only the best in terms of furnishings, food and service, so it is most satisfying to see that your experience encountered all of the above. We look forward to welcoming you... More 

Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here for my husband's birthday. The hotel itself and the rooms are beautiful. The service is friendly, professional, but not too obtrusive. We stayed in the new building, next door but one to the main hotel. This is a very nicely renovated house, which is lovely and quiet. We enjoyed drinks on the roof top terrace before going... More 

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Sam G G, Manager at Spicers Balfour Hotel, responded to this review

Dear ssydonaldson, Thank you for taking the time to write your review. It was fantastic to see that we were able to make your husband's birthday such a pleasant experience, we hope you choose us for all your future birthday getaways! It was also pleasing to note you comments regarding the service as it is one the great features of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food at the Balfour Kitchen is divine - fresh, beautifully presented and delicious (I especially enjoyed the chocolate ganache dessert), the service was very friendly and attentive, the ambience was elegant and relaxed, the wine was a good mix of international and Australian. A cocktail on the rooftop bar was a nice way to start the evening, watching the... More 

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Sam G G, Manager at Spicers Balfour Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Briahna B, Thank you for taking the time to write your review. It was great to read your comments regarding your recent dining experience, especially that you took advantage of having a cocktail at the rooftop bar before your meal. It was also pleasing to see that you enjoyed the food and service and found the wine list well... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We recently stayed at Spicers Balfour Hotel - and loved it. We had a room in the new facility a few doors down from the main hotel. The room was large, well designed with lovely furniture and fittings. The breakfasts (which were included in the room rate) were fantastic. The Hotel is ideally located. It is a short stroll to... More 

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Sam G G, Manager at Spicers Balfour Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Cjwne, Thank you for taking the time to write your review. It was most pleasing to read that you enjoyed your recent stay with us and that you found the new suites to your liking. It was also great to see, that like many other guests, you thought the breakfast was fantastic. We look forward to welcoming you back... More 

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