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Spicers Balfour Hotel

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11/06/2017 12/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 5 March 2017

We stayed for one night for our wedding Anniversary. Love Spicers Hotels and this one didn't disappoint. We choose a mid week package which was excellent value for money and included high tea, two course dinner which was actually 3 courses plus full breakfast and unlimited coffee/ tea. Loved the honesty system with drinks bar and the upstairs Bar had...

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

Dear annettedenny123, Thank you for taking the time to write your review. It was lovely to read that you thoroughly enjoyed your time with us and that we could make your anniversary a special one. It was especially pleasing to see that you enjoyed all the culinary delights the Balfour has to offer. We look forward to welcoming you back...

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 26 February 2017

Lovely place for a city stay, handy location. The rooms were smallish but very clean and stylish. A little nosiy at times with people having a good time at the restaurant closeby but not too bad. The bed was amazingly comfortable and had the best night's sleep. The dinner menu is not for vegetarians but there are plenty of places...

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

Dear Douglas K, Thank you for taking the time to write your review. It was so pleasing to see that you enjoyed the Balfour for your little getaway, we think it is the perfect place to do so. It was also excellent to read that you made use of the rooftop bar, it is certainly a wonderful spot to take...

Toowoomba, Australia
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

Can't recommend the Balfour suites highly enough. Brilliant service and food coupled with beautifully understated decor... a haven to enjoy alone or in conjunction with the huge array of restaurants and bars in the vicinity...

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

Dear SuffolkStTraveller, Thank you for taking the time to write your review. It was so lovely to read that you enjoyed your stay and that you found the food and service brilliant and the decor beautiful. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Warm regards, Sam

Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

Our flight was delayed so getting here we arrived after 10 pm. We checked in quickly with the help of some lovely staff and were told the kitchen was closed so we ordered in. Had a lovely dinner and then enjoyed a quiet drink on the rooftop bar overlooking the story bridge. Breakfast was fantastic and again the service outstanding....

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

Dear LEZMAN, Thank you for taking the time to write your review. It was so pleasing to read that we were able to assist you after an unexpected flight delay and that you enjoyed the experience. It was also fantastic to read that you found the breakfast and service to your liking. We look forward to welcoming you back when...

Don't speak french
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

A nice relaxing afternoon lunch. Great secluded location backed by nice food and wine list. I recommend you try this place one lazy afternoon. We shared the beef which tasted fantastic and we highly recommend the figs as an entree!

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

Dear Joe T, Thank you for taking the time to write your review. It was fantastic to see that you enjoyed your recent dining experience and that you found the food and location to your liking. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Warm regards, Sam

Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Better of going to your friends for a BBQ it was pretty ordinary. I had the steak which was supposed to be eye fillet it was more like bbq steak and came with a side of two little capsicums. My partner had the gnocchi which wad nothing special and we shared some cold beans , semi cooked potatoes and some...

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

Dear e2thesto, Thank you for taking the time to write your review. It was disappointing to read that you didn't enjoy your recent dining experience. I have passed your comments onto the head chef who is working with the team to ensure we delivery a superior product. Please accept my apologies for a less than wonderful experience. Warm regards, Sam

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

This traditional Queenslander is tucked away from the main action of the Valley and New farm. Nestled below towering apartments it is a reminder of a bygone past. In many areas of Brisbane local history is obliterated in the soulless quest for the newest and shiniest. It is therefore a charming surprise to find this boutique hotel and restaurant. Lovingly...

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

Dear Anne H, Thank you for taking the time to write your review. It was so pleasing to see that you enjoyed your high tea in our beautiful surrounds and that you appreciated the effort that has gone in to make the make the Balfour such a special place. We hope to welcome you and your friends back soon. Warm...

Brisbane Region, Australia
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Horrid. Terrible staff that left us sitting upstairs after suggesting someone would take a drinks order. Dinner booked, table not ready. The room was terrible. Felt like a prison cell. For the amount of money we paid this place is a travesty. Staff are terrible too.

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

Dear Joehiggs, Thank you for taking the time to write your review. It was very disappointing to read your comments, we set a very high standard at Spicers Balfour so it is distressing to see that we appear to have failed you so badly. I can only apologise for you experience and hope that we never again make a guest...

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 10 February 2017

Our room was just lovely . The bed was so comfy and the breakfast on the veranda in the morning was a great end to a quick night away..the room was a little close to reception so was a little noisy.. but the service and facilities were just wonderful.

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

Dear khansen1970, Thank you for taking the time to write your review. It was lovely to see that you enjoyed your time despite it being a little noisy, my apologies for that. It was especially pleasing to read that you found the service faultless, something we strive to achieve. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Warm regards, Sam

Queensland Australia
Reviewed 10 February 2017

Wonderful place to stay in Brisbane. Close to the city without being in the centre of all the bustle. Staff very helpful and attentive to guests needs. Very relaxing. Old style building with modern renovated rooms. Breakfast was delicious.

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

Dear Lyndal_M, Thank you for taking the time to write. It was great to read that you enjoyed your experience, most notably the service and breakfast. It was also nice to see that you enjoyed the style of the buildings and the rooms. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Warm regards, Sam

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  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
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  • Free Parking
  • Dry Cleaning
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  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Breakfast included
  • Meeting Rooms
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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 

Additional Information about Spicers Balfour Hotel

Address: 37 Balfour St, Brisbane, Queensland 4005, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Brisbane Region > Brisbane
Price Range: $200 - $425 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Spicers Balfour Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 9
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  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
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