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Spicers Balfour Hotel
Ranked #14 of 159 Hotels in Brisbane
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
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Reviewed July 17, 2014

Superbly designed hotel, feels like staying at a high class home. Staff were attentive and extraordinary. Pleasure to stay at. ...........................................................................................

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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GM_Spicershotels, Manager at Spicers Balfour Hotel, responded to this review, July 21, 2014
Thank-you for your feedback, the best feedback we can be given is that guest feel like its their home away from home. We look forward to welcoming you back.

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The Balfour Team
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

I've stayed at Spicers Bslfour on several occasions, this time with family occupying three of the nine rooms. As always, Spicers Balfour did not disappoint from check in (always friendly), to providing a fruit platter after the kitchen had closed for three of our late arrivals and of-course the sensational breakfast on the verandah.
This time I stayed in the terrace suite and I must say, it will be hard going back to the other rooms. The large terrace off the bedrooms gives a sense if space and let's more light in. The darkness of the rooms is the only negative about this boutique hotel. It does encourage you though to get out early in the morning to walk along the Brisbane River or around the cafés and shops of New Farm.

  • Stayed July 2014
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GM_Spicershotels, Manager at Spicers Balfour Hotel, responded to this review, July 21, 2014
Thank-you for your feedback we always love to hear that you enjoyed your stay. The terrace room is great with the extra balcony area allows you to have that little extra space and light coming in.
Also good to hear that your late guest where looked after by the food and beverage team. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future.

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The Balfour Team
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed July 12, 2014

Great location walk to ferry and to town, rooms clean and weill appointed, maybe on the smalll side. All staff attentive special mention for Alex. Breakfast great.Roof top bar - a must do! I would recommend rooms on first level as courtyard rooms can be noisy on driveway to parking.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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GM_Spicershotels, Manager at Spicers Balfour Hotel, responded to this review, July 14, 2014
Mary and Neil,

Thank-you for staying at Spicers Balfour Hotel. The location is great here at you mentioned close enough to public transport but hidden up a back street to ensure we can offer the most privacy. So glad to hear that yu enjoyed your stay and Alex is always very professional but personal which is always great.

Both Alex and the rest of the team look forward to wlecoming you back to the hotel in the near future.

Kind Regards

Sam
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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed July 9, 2014

Stayed at the Balfour hotel with the mrs....very chic hotel within walking distance to all the Valley sights. Definately a couples hotel...rooms small but quirky and different. He best part was the attitude of the staff...they were fantastic - friendly, responsive, professional....would definately stay agan...

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank Greg B
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GM_Spicershotels, Manager at Spicers Balfour Hotel, responded to this review, July 14, 2014
Greg,

Thank-you for staying at Spicers Balfour, we are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay. The staff love to hear postive feedback and always strive to met the guest expections and give them an enjoyable stay.

We look forward to welcome you back to the Balfour soon.

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Sam
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Sydney
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Reviewed June 29, 2014

Our experience at Spicers Balfour was beautiful. The decor is amazing, the service is luxurious and nurturing and the breakfast delightful. So glad to have stayed here, all the little touches make it very special indeed.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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GM_Spicershotels, Manager at Spicers Balfour Hotel, responded to this review, July 2, 2014
Dear Chelwho,

We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. Thank-you for your kind words, the team love to hear your feedback and we would love to have you back.
Kind regards

The Balfour Team
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San Diego
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97 reviews
42 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed June 27, 2014

We had just 2 nights in Brisbane, and are really glad that we chose the Spicers Balfour. It is located in the NewFarm area of Brisbane, which is just outside the city but a short "water bus" (CityCat) ride from all the action.

We reserved the only room with a balcony, which was great...I assume the other rooms are equally nice.

The service was outstanding (special thanks to Alex and Maria who responded to our every request and were great guides for our first visit to Brisbane).

Additionally, the food (both breakfast and dinner) were outstanding.

Room Tip: Get the balcony room if available.
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank SanDiegoW_traveler
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GM_Spicershotels, Manager at Spicers Balfour Hotel, responded to this review, July 2, 2014
Dear San DiegoW_traveller,

Thank-you for your feedback, I have passed your thanks on to Alex and Maria. I am glad that you enjoyed your stay in Brisbane and hope that next time you decided to visit Australia you will come back to stay with us.
Kind regards

The Balfour Team
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Sydney, Australia
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103 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed June 22, 2014 via mobile

I organised the stay here as a Birthday experience for my partner and we both thoroughly enjoyed our experience here. The quality of spa treatments was unbelievable which was followed by an antipasto platter on the roof top bar overlooking the story bridge. The room had all the fine little touches and the staff really made the staff very enjoyable. Whether staying here or just dining the restaurant is excellent breakfast or dinner so it is a must to dine at

Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank Ken A
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GM_Spicershotels, Manager at Spicers Balfour Hotel, responded to this review, July 2, 2014
Dear Ken A,

I am happy to hear that you enjoyed your Birthday Getaway at Spicers Balfour, sounds like you experienced a lot of what the Balfour has to offer. The roof top bar is a great place to relax and enjoy a drink especially after a relaxing massage and before enjoy a beautiful meal in the restaurant.

We look forward to welcoming you back for your next birthday

Kind regards

The Balfour Team
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Property: Spicers Balfour Hotel
Address: 37 Balfour St, Brisbane, Queensland 4005, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Brisbane Region > Brisbane
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #14 of 159 Hotels in Brisbane
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Spicers Balfour Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 9
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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