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 sweeping views of the city and Story Bridge. All hotel guests are treated to free canapés 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 and Bar is also part of the tariff. The restaurant is also open for lunch and dinner, serving mouthwatering Vietnamese inspired cuisine. The restaurant is a recipient of multiple awards, receiving one Chef Hat In the Australian Good Food Guide and awarded Best Vietnamese restaurant in Australia in the 2019 Savour Awards.
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.