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Spicers Balfour Hotel

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37 Balfour Street, Brisbane, Queensland 4005, Australia
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Ranked #6 of 161 Hotels in Brisbane
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
alanjoan240 Greater Brisbane, Australia
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Greater Brisbane, Australia
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We found the whole experience delightful, the staff were quietly efficient, the food excellent and inventive, our room was most comfortable. An all too brief sojourn. Thoroughly recommend Spicers Balfour.

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Brisbane, Australia
6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Beautiful luxurious boutique hotel with well appointed rooms, delicious food (bring back the pork belly for breakfast!) and fantastic service. The rooftop bar has excellent views of the city and an impressive selection of drinks. The location is quiet but still convenient for both the CBD and The Valley. Even though I am a local, I can see myself being... More 

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

Dear davidsa9, Thank you for taking the time to submit your review. It was so pleasing to read, that despite being a local, you feel that you want to come and sat with us in the future. It was also pleasing to note that you enjoyed the rooms, the food and the service. I have passed your feedback regarding the... More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our meal at Balfour was 11 out of 10 . Its difficult to find such an authentic and fresh dining experience in the city, Pan seared scallops, pickled kohlrabi, coriander and pickled ginger - Crispy barramundi, red pepper, xo, fregula, broccolini. Everything was a taste sensation and cooked to perfection. I can see why locals flock here. Breakfast was exceptional... More 

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

Dear Janiburm, Thank you for taking the time to write your review. Thank you also for your very kind words regarding your stay, especially your remarks about the food. We have worked very hard over the years to produce food of a standard that represents the relaxed luxury feel to our property. I have passed your feedback to the chefs... More 

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5 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great views from the cocktail bar to the city ,canapés on arrival, small cosy rooms, good personalized staff,excellent food,minimal wine selection but well chosen,all the comforts, I had a very enjoyable restful stay,even though the toilet needed re washering. It's quiet peaceful and personalized. Excellent device.

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

Dear Anthony G, Thank you fir taking the time to write your review. From the outset I wanted to apologise for the issue with the toilet. We had a plumber out the next morning and the situation was resolved. I am pleased to see however, the despite this issue, you still had a great stay, enjoying the food, service and... More 

Encinitas, California
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104 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed our well-appointed room with nice luxurious touches such as upscale toiletries, a huge balcony and charcuterie plate upon arrival. Breakfast was superb starting with a fresh fruit and yogurt plate followed by a cooked-to-order gourmet entrée. The house smoked Tasmanian smoked salmon and the grilled haloumi cheese with cashew chimichurri were both terrific. The only minor drawback was... More 

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

Dear CoastalCruiser27, Thank you for taking the time to write your review. We are very proud of the service, amenities and food we provide so it was most satisfying to see that you enjoyed all of the aforementioned. Maria, our breakfast chef, was most pleased to read your appreciation of her creations. We look forward to welcoming you back soon.... More 

Australia
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15 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a quiet hotel conveniently located close to Fortitude Valley and Brisbane city. The property has some excellent common areas for sitting including a beautiful rooftop bar. Excellent wine list. We had platters (not generous for the price) but that was the only experience of the restaurant as it was closed on the Sunday I visited. The hotel sent... More 

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

Dear LastResortAustralia, Thank you for taking the time to submit your review. It was nice to read that you enjoyed your stay and that you enjoyed the roof top bar, a highlight of the property. It was also pleasing to read that you liked the room and the complimentary parking we provide. We look forward to welcoming you back. Warm... More 

Bondi, Australia
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19 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

From the initial email after booking my stay through to the personal phone call a day before arrival, greeting upon arrival, and my stay itself this hotel delivered as my title states. Lovely. Intimate. Relaxed. Boutique hotel. I had been slightly hesitant based on other reviews regarding the potential noise from the restaurant. Not a problem. Frankly don't stay here... More 

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Dear LABondi, Thank you for taking the time to write your review. It was so pleasing to read that you had a great stay and that you appreciated all the small things we strive to do to make a stay the ultimate experience. It was also great to see that while you heard some noise, it didn't interfere with your... More 

Beaudesert, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent boutique hotel - very happy to recommend Staff were very welcoming & rooftopbar & sunset views & complimentary canapés were a very nice touch Will come again on our next visit to Brisbane Thanks

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Dear rosssue2015, Thank you for taking the time to write your review. It was lovely to see that you enjoyed your stay and that you took advantage of the roof top bar. Moreover, it was pleasing to read that you would recommenced us to others, always a good sign. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Warm regards, Sam More 

Sydney, Australia
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Top quality hotel near to CBD in New Farm, Brisbane. Very friendly service, excellent food and accommodation. Arrived too late for dinner, but the team were expecting us, and made us feel very welcome. Breakfast was very impressive indeed. We are making plans for our next visit.

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

Dear CastleHillD, Thank you for taking the time to write your review. We were so pleased to see that you received a warm welcome and enjoyed your stay. It was also wonderful to see that you enjoyed the breakfast and that you are planning a return visit! We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Warm regards, Sam More 

brisbane
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful stay.Our family joined us for drinks on the roof top then dinner in the restaurant. Excellent food, service and atmosphere. Staff were friendly and helpful at all times. Nothing was too much trouble. Room was very clean and comfortable. Some form of heating on roof top would have been nice. Spicers retreats never disappoint. Thank you for a wonderful... More 

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Dear Peter & Maureen A, Thank you for taking the time to write your review. It was most satisfying to read your comments in regards to the food and service you received. We strive to ensure our guest leave the property with the best experience so it was great to see that you and your family had an enjoyable time.... More 

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