I stayed here for one night on a business trip.
The hotel looks brand new and is set in a Queenslander on an otherwise anonymous, quiet street in New Farm. Both the library and the upstairs bar were great and well stocked.
The staff were fantastic and showed me to my room personally. The room was great (if a bit small compared to similarly priced rooms), with immaculate furniture and bedding.
The promised Nespresso machine was present and is a great touch, as was the Bose sound system. Couldn't find the iPod dock though.
The bathroom and shower were great and the complimentary toiletries were premium. The cooked breakfast in the morning is a la carte and restaurant quality.
The only downside of the property seems to be the location, but it's closer to the city than it appears. Definitely worth considering if you're visiting the Valley.
- 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
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