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Brisbane & Scenic Rim – Spicers Balfour


  • Air-conditioning
  • Opening windows
  • Nespresso machine
  • Rain shower
  • Flat screen TV
  • Bose sound system
  • Free parking
  • Valet service
  • Free Wi-Fi

Overview – Spicers Balfour

Behind the doors of a classic Queenslander lies Brisbane’s best boutique hotel – Spicers Balfour.

Located in the hip inner-city suburb of New Farm, Spicers Balfour is a lovely boutique hotel just 15 minutes’ walk to Brisbane’s CBD. Painted in shades of moody blue, this seriously fashionable refuge invokes calm amid the bustle of city life. If the soft, spacious rooms, muted lighting and classical music soundtrack aren’t enough to fully relax you, clamber up to the pocket-sized Rooftop Bar where you’ll find an honesty bar and sweeping views of Story Bridge. All hotel guests are treated to free canapés here at 6pm every evening.

The 17 smart rooms and suites at Spicers Balfour are appointed with imported Italian bed linens, sought after Appelles toiletries, a pillow menu, 50” flat screen TV, Nespresso machine and workstation. You will also find a Bose sound system to play your favourite tunes. Although there is air conditioning, opening windows allow for fresh air. Complimentary Wi-Fi and parking are standard inclusions. Breakfast at The Balfour Kitchen is also part of the tariff. This popular modern Australian bistro prepares lunch and dinner daily too, with all meals served on the hotel’s breezy wraparound veranda.

Spicers Balfour’s upscale location is evidenced by the many painstakingly renovated period homes, high-end boutiques, swanky bars and eateries nearby. The hotel is located just off trendy Brunswick Street; at its east end, you’ll find leafy New Farm Park and Brisbane Powerhouse, the city’s artistic hub. At its west end is Fortitude Valley, whose many shops, galleries and cafes will have you continuously reaching for your wallet. Venture into the city for retail therapy at Queen Street Mall or browse the works of international and Australian artists at South Bank’s illustrious Gallery of Modern Art.

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Rooms – Spicers Balfour

Accommodation at Spicers Balfour comes in three categories, with the Executive Queen Room being the most petite. All are ensuite, with plush robes, fragrant Appelles toiletries and rainmaker showers.

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Executive Queen Room 17m²
A queen bed and quirky bright-coloured antiques make this charming room a little beauty. Capacity: 2 persons

Executive King Room 19m²
Upgrade to the King Room for a little more space; the ensuite comes with a bath tub and separate walk-in shower. Capacity: 2 persons

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Balfour Suite 38m²
The most recent addition to the Spicers Balfour inventory, the Balfour Suite is located in the updated art deco “Simla” building two doors down from Reception. This one-bedroom suite is a study in luxury, with Foxtel and Apple TV connectivity in the lounge, as well as a very sizeable bathroom with a freestanding tub and heated towel rails. Capacity: 2 persons

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Facilities – Spicers Balfour

  • 17 stylish rooms and suites
  • Nespresso coffee machine
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in room
  • Complimentary off-street car parking
  • Valet service
  • Reverse cycle air conditioning
  • Opening windows
  • Workstation
  • 50” LCD TV
  • Foxtel
  • Sound system
  • Rain shower
  • Bathrobes
  • The Rooftop Bar
  • The Balfour Kitchen
Spicers Balfour
Spicers Balfour


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Getting There

Spicers Balfour is located in New Farm, an inner city suburb 3km from Brisbane’s CBD and 20km from Brisbane International Airport, which is serviced by flights from all major cities and regional hubs. Drive from the airport, take a taxi or catch the Airtrain to Fortitude Valley Station, a mere 1.5km from the hotel.

Combine With

If you enjoy the great food, glamorous surrounds and exceptional service of Spicers, other properties in the group include Spicers Clovelly Estate on the Sunshine Coast and lofty Spicers Peak Lodge in the aptly named Scenic Rim.

  • A seriously stylish boutique hotel on the fringe of Brisbane’s CBD
  • The atmospheric Rooftop Bar, which overlooks Story Bridge
  • Complimentary sunset canapés
  • Impeccable rooms and very personalised service
  • Theatres, art galleries and museums in Queensland’s cosmopolitan capital
  • Vibrant nightlife in the city and Fortitude Valley
  • South Bank parklands, restaurants and landmarks including the Wheel of Brisbane
  • Close to the shopping precincts of Paddington and Woolloongabba
  • Proximity to top golf courses including Royal Pines and Pelican Waters
  • Gateway to the Sunshine Coast and Scenic Rim

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