Fodor's Expert Review Spicers Balfour

37 Balfour St. Fodor's Choice

A distinctly local experience perfect for weary travelers looking for a home away from home, this elegant boutique hotel has nine suites housed inside a traditional Queenslander mansion, complete with flowing verandas, tropical gardens, and breezy river views. An additional eight, much larger "Balfour Suites," including a lounge and function room, are in an adjacent art deco building. Wake to a fresh, gourmet breakfast in the sunny restaurant foyer and frangipani garden, or relax with complimentary sunset canapés on the rooftop bar overlooking the original tin and timber rooftops of the city.

PROS

  • attentive and personalized service
  • close to public transport and ferry
  • free Wi-Fi, parking, and à la carte breakfast included in rate

CONS

  • outside the city center
  • off-street parking is limited
  • some rooms on the small side

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Intimate
Central
Local Flavor
$$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: - 07 - 3358–8888

HOTEL DETAILS

17 rooms
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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