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Spicers Balfour Hotel

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

Attended a high tea which was lovely, service was great and food was delightful However word of warning, if you have children attend, be prepared to pay the full price regardless of what they eat. My son had one cookie which cost $55.00!

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

Good Morning Fernster75, Thank you for taking the time to provide a review. I'm glad that you enjoyed your high tea. Of course, the high tea is offered on a per person basis and if items were left over, I do hope that you and your dining partners were able to savour the remaining nine items between you! Perhaps I...

Reviewed 1 week ago NEWvia mobile

We recently took a couple of days away and were delighted by Spicers Balfour! Void of the stuffiness and formality of big hotels, everything from the food to the room, to the staff to the extra little touches like having two televisions and a luxurious array of bathroom amenities were just gorgeous! Our "Simla Suite" was set away from the...

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Brisbane Region, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

Well, this was a pleasant surprise. We have stayed at several Spicer Resorts (Maleny, Grandchester) and as residents of Brisbane and desperately in need of a quick getaway from a hectic working life with limited time to escape, we decided to travel the fifteen minutes drive from our home to Spicers Balfour Hotel in New Farm. And we are so...

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

Good evening Peter B. Thank you for your kind words. Its wonderful to hear that we're able to delight our neighbours as well as our guests from afar! We've had quite a few local 'staycationers' recently! Being so close, you're in an enviable position to take advantage of our BYO Mondays and 'Acoustic Tastes' on Wednesday night where you can...

Surfers Paradise, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We loved our overnight stay here. The decor of the room is smart urban with oriental touches. We made use of the rooftop bar before and after dinner, plus invited friends to join us for breakfast in the courtyard. Wonderful stay with great service - highly recommend!

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

Dear Jane, Thank you ever so much for taking the time to comment on Spicers Balfour. My absolute favourite feature of the property is the rooftop bar, so I'm excited to see that our guests love this also! We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future! Perhaps I can tempt you to try our High Tea, which...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I recently stayed at Spicers Balfour on a quick trip through Brisbane and think I've finally found my favourite hotel! Staff had contacted me prior to check on my needs and ensure they knew when I was arriving, offered dinner reservations and were genuinely interested in how they could help me! Upon Arrival, Adam could not do enough to help...

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

Good afternoon Liam B, It's wonderful to read your in-depth review with such detail about different aspects of your experience, so thank you! We've very recently started baking our own bread in-house in addition to smoking the butter. I'm delighted that these small changes are being noticed and that they add to your experience. Do let us know when you...

New Zealand
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A casual high quality boutique hotel within easy access of central Brisbane. Unobtrusive good quality service. Pleasant informal dining area and roof top bar with helpful staff. The food was original and well prepared

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

Dear Mary B, Thank you ever so much for your review! Unobtrusive, good quality, helpful, original and well prepared are all elements of exactly what we set out to achieve each day! This shining through is a wonderful testament to the team here at Balfour that I will gladly share your comments with. Thank you very much. It really is...

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was my first time here, which was organised by my husband as a surprise date, so I had no idea we were coming here. Once we arrived and I realised it was Spicers Balfour, I was excited and impressed as I had researched it a few times online, including other Spicers venues, which are advertised as 5 Star dining...

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

Dear Niki M, Thank you for your detailed review and for taking the time to let us know of some of the opportunities that we have to heighten your experience. Whilst I'm delighted that you enjoyed the food on your high tea, I apologise that there may have been some confusion with the booking system that was used to reserve...

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I Took my Wife on a date night surprise to the Spices restaurant. I had booked a reservation online and payed for the Indulgent High tea. The reservation was booked for 1630 on a Friday night. During the day i had called to up just to confirm that my booking was logged into the system.(cause theres nothing worse then showing...

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

Dear Perese M, Thank you for your detailed review from yourself and separately from your wife. It would be wonderful to speak with you following your high tea, so if you have the opportunity, please give me a call. Your comments are certainly not indicative of the normal experience that we have become renowned for and proud to offer. I...

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Had an overnight stay for our anniversary. Only one night which was not enough to truly enjoy this hidden gem. Drove past it at first and did not notice this hotel tucked away in a suburban street. Stayed in a suite in the art deco building three doors down the street. Big room, very unique style but it works. Bed...

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

Dear Mob68, We're pleased that we were able to help to celebrate your recent anniversary! Congratulations! The Simla suites have been designed with our modern day needs in mind, but paying homage to the buildings history and art-deco style. We aim to be 'unique' so I'm really glad that you were able to appreciate this. We've just designed our new...

Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

We decided on a 'staycation' at Spicers for one night to experience a property renowned for it's beautiful food. We chose the Dinner, Bed & Breakfast package and weren't disappointed. It was all fabulous as was the service. Other reviews mentioned the roof top bar was unmanned when they went up, which was the case for us too, however now...

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

Dear Haydie, Thank you for your comments, and also for selecting our DBB package which truly showcases what we have to offer. The Rooftop bar is one of our favourite features, and just like visiting a close relative or neighbor, we aim to keep the experience homely and comfortable, but with the added benefit of someone to help when needed!...

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Minibar
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  • Breakfast included
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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: RM639 - RM1,348 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Spicers Balfour Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 9
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“Take the SIMLA SUITES. VERY quiet, very large, and very lush!”
liamb527, 7 May 2017 | Read review
“Ground floor suite had easy access and extremely comfortable”
MOB68, 22 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Roof top bar is great”
  • clean and soft bed
  • Modern clean bathroom
  • Nice room
F5276QDadamh, 19 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Room 2 was an ideal location for proximity to the restaurant and library”
964iand, 18 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Upper floors may mean better light”
anniekins100, 14 Mar 2017 | Read review
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