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Spicers Balfour Hotel

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37 Balfour Street, Brisbane, Queensland 4005, Australia
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Cronulla, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Wow... what an amazing take on the boutique hotel experience... The staff are tentative without being over the top... menu in the restaurant was full of great fresh flavors coupled with a pretty solid wine list. The roof top bar was a great spot to start and end the evening with an amazing view of the Brisbane bridge...will be back!

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Melbourne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you like a small intimate boutique hotel where personalised service and great food/drinks is paramount, look no further. Spicers on Balfour is the go to place to stay in New Farm. Fabulous 👍 will be back.

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Gold Coast, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Cool, Quaint, discreet, romantic, excellent accommodation, fine food, great service, and the best boutique hotel in Brisbane by far! Spicers Belfour unsurpassed my expectations from the moment we walked in the door from the room to the great food and service. If you are looking for a something a little special and personal away from the other limited options of... More 

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Gold Coast
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

From the minute we walked in the door we were made to feel welcome! No lengthy check processes as this was done by telephone prior to arriving! The room was just as I imagined. Boutique, classy and the bed to die for ( what high quality linen does to make a bed to die for) The service in both the... More 

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

Dear PiersGoldCoast, Thank you for writing your review. It was great to see that you really enjoyed your stay with us. It was also pleasing to read that you loved the sleep quality, we do have comfortable beds! We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Warm regards, Sam More 

Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I love Spicers. Their estates are my happy place. Although pricey, they are worth every cent. The centrally based Balfour hotel is a sanctuary away from the busy fortitude valley. Unlike the other Spicers estates tucked away in idyllic locations away from the big smoke, Spicers Balfour is minutes from the hustle and bustle. However they have cleverly achieved the... More 

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

Dear Mia S, Thank you for submitting your review. Thank you also for your lovely words regarding the hotel and service. We strive to provide every guest with a memorable experience through the property, food and service. It was very pleasing to note that you thoroughly enjoyed the breakfast as it is one of the highlights of the property. We... More 

London, United Kingdom
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84 reviews 84 reviews
25 hotel reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We stayed here as one stop on an Australia tour, and this particular venue was very different than others we stayed at (which were high end hotels or resorts). This particular hotel is - I suppose - a very high end "Guest House" or super upmarket "B&B". Really, it was not ideal for our needs. We had a lot of... More 

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

Dear pps197, Thank you for writing your review. It was very pleasing to read your comments about the service you received from the staff. Using the adage you are only as good as your staff, it is rather satisfying to see, that despite not all things meeting expectations, the work of the staff enabled you to have a memorable experience.... More 

Roma, Queensland
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Looking for a fantastic place to stay for a city escape then this is the place. Fantastic rooms, lovely staff and fabulous food. This is a city oasis complete with a rooftop bar in which to unwind. It is so handy to everything that Brisbane has to offer. It would be an excellent place to hold a conference.

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

Dear Luke D, Thank you for submitting a review. We were so pleased to read how much you enjoyed your stay. It is great you enjoyed the concept here as we try to present something a little different from the usual hotel experience. We do have full conference facilities available. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Warm regards,... More 

Goodna, Australia
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Whilst the room was somewhat not up to standard. The staff and services were an absolute excellance. The food was of good quality and very healthy. The buidling was very clean and in a great location to be able to walk to various locations.

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

Dear Tracyandkerrie, Thank you for writing your review. We were disappointed to read that you did not enjoy the room in that it did not meet your expected standards. However, it was very pleasing to see that you still enjoyed your day as a result of the rest of the property, the food and especially the service. Hopefully you can... More 

Perth, Australia
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180 reviews 180 reviews
45 hotel reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We only spent one night in this boutique hotel. Nice but a couple of smallish points. Continues noise, sounded like small engine running all night (room 4). Also if you ever change power points, please don't have black ones on a black wall. As I said, nice but not 5 stars in my book.

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

Dear Bojangles1954, Thank you for your feedback. We deeply apologize for the noise in your room and will be investigating the issue. Warm regards, Sam More 

Brisbane, Australia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
7 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The purpose of visiting Spicers Balfour Hotel was not for the accommodation, which I understand is high recommended, but the BYO facility offered to diners on a Monday. I am self confessed wino who belongs to a likeminded group and we do enjoy the BYO option. We all have quite respectable cellars and such a visit gives our carefully cellared... More 

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

Dear 1220partner, Thank you for submitting your review. We were so happy to see that you had a great experience on BYO night. One of the purposes of the evening was to encourage diners to bring lovely bottles of wine from their cellars to compliment the food and surroundings. It was pleasing therefore, to see this come to fruition. We... More 

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