We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Spicers Balfour Hotel

Travellers' Choice award winner
04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
Lock in the lowest price from our partners
View Deal
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 10 more sites!
Professional photos
Spicers Balfour Hotel
Spicers Balfour Hotel
Panoramas (5)
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

611 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
There are newer reviews for Spicers Balfour Hotel
See the most recent reviews
Showing 599: English reviews
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

My husband & I took me daughter & her fiancé for dinner, for my daughters birthday. When we were told the " special" entree was mushrooms on toast, I was very curious & imagined lots of lovely different mushrooms full of flavour on a delicious piece of specialist bread. BUTTON mushrooms was not what I expected, not even sliced just...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank Eileen_V1710
GM_Spicershotels, Manager at Spicers Balfour Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments Eileen. I'm glad that your family enjoyed their meal with us in the Balfour Kitchen and am sorry that our mushrooms hadn't met your expectations. The Mushroom dish was only served over a number of days whilst we had the opportunity to source freshly picked baby button mushrooms as you described. We had discussed the...

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 April 2017

This is a great boutique hotel in New Farm (a cool city fringe suburb). Easy walk to nearby James Street for great shopping (fashion and interiors) and lots of places to eat. The staff are so friendly and helpful. It all feels very personal and nothing seems a bother. The restaurant is excellent. Varied breakfast options (included in room rate)....

 Report
Helpful?
Thank KMcA2016
Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Great hotel tucked away close to the valley. Wonderful food and service lots of staff Good roof top bar and view to the city. Staff was very helpful a great stay Has car parking as well of street, Very modern and clean facility with free wifi.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Adam H
Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Spicers have a justifiable reputation for being outstanding and this one fully deserves it place with the elite. The elegant and stylish renovations are not visible from the low profile exterior of this beautiful former Queenslander which snuggles into New Farm but still manages to have a bar with views over the the Story Bridge. An exquisite getaway just a...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Ian D
Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

A last minute "staycation" for this Brisbane couple. Chose Balfour based on our own amazing experiences at other Spicers properties. It did not disappoint. Service impeccable - this is the Spicers difference. Their people. The property itself is immaculately maintained inside and out. The food rivals any fine dining venue - minus the wordy menu and pretentious aire. None of...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Alison S
Scarborough, Australia
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

I had to think long & hard before writing this review. There was a lot of great things about the experience & I would certainly visit again, but for me the Signature High Tea didn't quite hit the mark. I've done a few High Tea's lately, because I've been testing them out so I could decide where to take a...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank AdeleC14
GM_Spicershotels, Manager at Spicers Balfour Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your detailed response Adele and for being so objective with your comments. I'm glad that you enjoyed your high tea, although apologise for the shortcomings that you have mentioned. In addition to the Veuve Clicquot being sold by the glass, we also have a prosecco and a NZ sparkling wine available which may have been a more...

Milton Keynes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

This isn't a huge hotel so it felt good and the staff were attentive and efficient. The room was very nice and the bed was good too. The dark wooden decor although attractive meant the room felt dark and the lighting could definitely do with improving. Sounds silly but the light switches were dark and blended into the wood so...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Anne M
Australia
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

Comfortable beds, spacious rooms, perfect water pressure, everything considered for comfort. Couldn't stay in a better place. The location is great too. We often stay when visiting the Powerhouse as it's an easy walk. Good restaurants also within walking distance to suit most tastes and budgets. But the outstanding feature of Spicers Balfour are the friendly staff who always make...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank mongoose111
GM_Spicershotels, General Manager at Spicers Balfour Hotel, responded to this review

Dear mongoose111, Thank you for taking the time to write your review. It was so pleasing to read your lovely comments, especially regarding the staff. I have been very fortunate to lead such a great bunch of people and am very proud of the way they make you and others feel when visiting. We look forward to your return soon....

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 7 March 2017

The High Tea was excellent. Plenty of delicious food service excellent and the atmosphere very tranquil. Really enjoyed the experience so many yummy treats both savoury and sweet and beautifully presented.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Emily F
GM_Spicershotels, General Manager at Spicers Balfour Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Emily F, Thank you for taking the time to write your review. It was marvelous to read that you enjoyed your recent dining experience and that you found the high tea excellent and the atmosphere tranquil. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Warm regards, Sam

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...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank annettedenny123
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...

245 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (119)
Viewed
Room/Suite (14)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (28)
Viewed
Bathroom (6)
Viewed
Dining (31)
Viewed
View from Room (4)
Viewed
Business Centre/Function Rooms (1)
Viewed
Other (35)

TripAdvisor Photos: Professional photos exclusively commissioned by TripAdvisor

Viewed
All TripAdvisor Photos (96)
Viewed
Double Room (42)
Viewed
Dining (33)
Viewed
The Hotel (21)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (30)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (6)
Viewed
Room/Suite (7)
Viewed
Dining (14)
Viewed
Business Centre/Function Rooms (1)
Viewed
Other (2)
04/06/2017 05/06/2017
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Brisbane hotels
1.3 km away
Emporium Hotel
Emporium Hotel
#2 of 157 in Brisbane
1,126 reviews
1.3 km away
The New Inchcolm Hotel & Suites Brisbane - MGallery Collection
2.1 km away
Meriton Serviced Apartments Brisbane on Herschel Street
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.8 km away
Meriton Serviced Apartments Brisbane on Adelaide Street
1.5 km away
Hilton Brisbane
Hilton Brisbane
#20 of 157 in Brisbane
2,273 reviews
1.4 km away
Sofitel Brisbane Central
Sofitel Brisbane Central
#29 of 157 in Brisbane
4,021 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Breakfast included
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Concierge
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
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Orbitz, Expedia, Booking.com, Hotwire, Priceline, Hotels.com, Agoda, Cheap Tickets, Ctrip TA, Cancelon, TripOnline SA, HotelQuickly and HRS so you can book your Spicers Balfour Hotel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Hotel Style:
#1 Spa Hotel in Brisbane
#2 Business Hotel in Brisbane
#5 Luxury Hotel in Brisbane
#6 Romantic Hotel in Brisbane
#38 Family Hotel in Brisbane
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from Spicers Balfour Hotel staff and other travellers.
4 questions
Ask a question
San Antonio, Texas
3 months ago
Singapore, Singapore
Gulf Shores, Alabama
over a year ago

See all questions (4)

Questions? Get answers from Spicers Balfour Hotel staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“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
5 of 5
Orbitz.com
US$183* /night
View Deal
Booking.comUS$189
Hotwire.comUS$183
Expedia.comUS$183
View all 10 deals
*Disclaimer
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Change dates