Really good value for money if you get the breakfast & dinner included rate. Obliging staff, charming Suite accommodation, very good onsite restaurant that is worth a visit even if you’re not staying at the hotel. Great location!
We were super-impressed by our three night stay at this little boutique hotel in New Farm. We were in "Simla", the annex building which had some art deco features and was perhaps built in the thirties. Our ground floor suite was spacious with a large bathroom, and a sunroom as well as a spacious bedroom. Very comfortable bed, very quiet, and scrupulously clean. And what a great location - only a short walk down to New Farm Park and to Fortitude Valley in the other direction and about three minutes down an escalator to Howard Wharf, so lots of restaurants nearby, as well as easy access to the brilliant Brisbane ferry system. We've stayed in a number of different areas in Brisbane but New Farm (and Spicers Balfour) will be our first stop in future. Highly recommended.
The positives first. The gentleman (host) that sat us to our table on Saturday for our Mother's Day high tea was delightful! What a gem. Very personable and professional. Our table waiter was good too (no complaints at all). Efficient and pleasant. The building is gorgeous and I would imagine with the plumeria in full bloom it would be spectacular! Now the cons. Parking was a pain. There are 8 spaces in the back of the building and other than that, it is street parking. The high tea was so ordinary and nothing special. For $ 99 pp, more effort should have been made to create delicious and eye appealing delicacies. What we got was average fare (sadly on the bottom of the list of all the high teas we have had). The scones tasted like stodgy flour. Not pleasant at all. Not what we expected for a 5 star hotel/restaurant. We wouldn't go back for high tea.…
Location was great. Though parking was at a premium and we missed out. Parked on the street which was challenging, but we found a spot. Our room, number 7 was small - I have stayed in hotels in Japan with more space. Room 7 was noisy too- felt like we were in the kitchen. I really wanted to love this place, but found it disappointing. There are better options in the area for this price.
Beautiful hotel and lovely room with amazing attention to detail. Had breakfast and dinner here and the food is absolutely to die for. Very helpful and attentive staff. Can't wait for my next trip to Brisbane to stay here again!
From our initial booking directly through the hotel, check in to checkout everything and everyone was a pleasure. Absolutely exquisite accomodation in a picturesque suburb. Perfect position to the river walks with all the eateries, ferries and city.
Recently stayed 2 night at The Balfour. Took the Dinner and Breakfast package. the Dinner on both night was exceptional. We had the tasting menu which was changed on the second night so we didn't have the same meal twice. service was excellent. The waitstaff were attentive and knowledgeable. We ate both night on the verandah which was a very pleasant location. Our room was in a sweet in the Art Deco section of the Hotel. Size and amenities were first class. The entire team at the hotel made our 2 night s city getaway very memorable
We had been wanting to stay here for a while just to try the restaurant. The food is fantastic with a very friendly team to boot. We had a chance to chat to the chef and his passion for food is obvious with what comes out on the plate. Loved it.
We stayed in the Balfour Suite - located in a tastefully restored Art Deco building. Very spacious and well appointed. King bed is very comfortable. We loved the deep bath and rain shower. The suite is located in Simla House - a few doors up from the main hotel, which contains the restaurant, bar and other suites. We enjoyed cocktails at the rooftop bar. The restaurant is excellent - we recommend the tasting menu for dinner. We could hear a bit of traffic noise from the suite, at times, as Balfour Street intersects Brunswick St - which is one of Brisbane's busier streets. Also, we had to be overly conscious of our privacy - as the ground level suite is within eyeshot of the street and neighbouring house. Lastly, we don't think the Hotel is especially accessible for wheelchairs or prams. Overall we had a pleasant stay and would probably return.…
Hubby surprised me on my birthday with an overnight stay at Spicers Balfour. The location was great - just a 2 min easy walk to Howard Smith Warves. The hotel has their own customer parking so that was an additional bonus! Staff were really nice and lovely. We also had dinner & breakfast at their restaurant and food was top notch! The room can do with a bit of some dusting though. The aircon vents were really dusty which didn’t agree with my asthma. The bathroom where we stayed was also too dark so had to get ready near the door where there is proper lighting. Aside from that, we had a really great time during our stay. Thank you!