Request Quote

Spicers Balfour

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia


Speak to our Luxury Travel Specialists for our latest pricing and offers.

Luxury Holidays At Spicers Balfour

This stunning old Queenslander house has been transformed into the most decadent boutique hotel in the trendy suburb of New Farm and has become a truly elegant urban escape. This classic Art Deco building offers such a true sense of place with one foot in its timeless heritage but also facing forwards to the future. Think leafy courtyard gardens, a gorgeous rooftop bar, and an exceptional restaurant, the Balfour Kitchen and Bar, which takes ethically sourced seafood and sustainably farmed meat and creates sublime Vietnamese dishes which constantly evolve. The 17 rooms and suites lie across two buildings and offer distinctly different feels but offer every creature comfort. The streets surrounding Spicers Balfour are packed with much-loved cafes, superb restaurants, vibrant bars, and stylish boutiques, while the nearby Brisbane River offers a peaceful and leafy sanctuary. Central Brisbane is only a 15-minute walk away and whilst Spicers Balfour is a big step away from the traditional city hotel it delivers a unique and indulgent experience and is the perfect way to discover both the well-known and more hidden sides to this vibrant Queensland city.

  • Type: Luxury Hotel
  • Summary: A boutique and historic Queenslander home
  • Feature: A truly luxurious city hotel experience with just 17 rooms
  • Rooms: 17 rooms and suites
  • Star rating: 5 Star
  • Nearest airport: Brisbane Airport
Balfour Suites External
Location and transfer

Approximately 16 minutes by private car transfer


With only 17 rooms and suites, staying at Spicers Balfour promises an experience like no other. It’s more akin to staying with friends in a gorgeous Queenslander home where classic European design is fused with a touch of vintage Art Deco style and the service is welcoming and personal. All rooms and suites are beautifully designed with a palette of jewel-tones and monochrome creating a sophisticated ambiance.

   Executive Queen:expand_more
  • Rooms: 1
  • Size: 17m²
  • Room View: Hotel view
  • Facilities: These elegant rooms feature queen-size beds, antique furniture and stylish en suite bathrooms with a walk-in rain shower.
   Executive King:expand_more
  • Rooms: 1
  • Size: 29m²
  • Room View: Hotel view
  • Facilities: With a contemporary European feel, these king-size rooms feature Nespresso coffee machines, a mini bar fridge, Bose sound system and spacious bathroom with a rainfall shower and separate bath.
   Balfour Suite :expand_more
  • Rooms: 1
  • Size: 38m²
  • Room View: Street view
  • Facilities: The utterly charming Balfour Suites are located in the 1940’s Art Deco Simla building and offer a separate bedroom and elegant sunroom. Large windows allow plenty of sunlight to flow through and the beautiful bathrooms feature both a rainfall shower and a separate bath.

Serving up bistro-style classics for breakfast, the restaurant at Spicers Balfour really comes into its own as night falls when it morphs into a spectacular Vietnamese eatery, which is highly regarded it its own right. The monthly high teas which can be enjoyed on the wrap-around veranda or beneath the blossoms of the frangipani tree in the courtyard are a must for any dining connoisseur.

The Balfour Kitchen & Bar:expand_more
  • Cuisine: Modern Vietnamese cuisine
  • Setting: Queenslander style setting with a wrap-around veranda
  • Dress Code: Casually elegant
  • Children's Menu: Yes
  • Vegetarian Option: Yes
  • Reservation Required: Not essential but advised
Property Highlights:expand_more
System.Xml.XmlElement at Spicers Balfour
City Highlights

Spicers Balfour sits in the New Farm neighbourhood of the city, bringing the myriad of attractions on offer within easy reach. On your doorstep are the Brisbane River and the River Walk, superb shopping in New Farm and Fortitude Valley, and it's also only a short from the airport, making it a great choice if your time is short. Surrounding attractions include local art galleries and studios, the Howard Smith Wharfs, and New Farm Park, and hopping on a bicycle is a fun way to explore locally.


Australasia experts

Our Luxury Travel Specialists are an enthusiastic, passionate and committed group of people who are exceptionally well travelled.

Our dedicated Australasia experts are ready to help you design your luxury holiday to Spicers Balfour.

Find Out More
Elegant Resorts Luxury Travel Specialist
Elegant Resorts Luxury Travel Specialist
Elegant Resorts Luxury Travel Specialist

Feefo Platinum Service Award 2024

We are proud to have been awarded the Feefo Platinum Service Award in 2024. This independent seal of excellence recognises businesses for delivering exceptional experiences, as rated by real customers.

Read Our Clients Reviews

Elegant Resorts launches sustainability feature to turn client feedback into forests.

View More

The Elegant Difference


Expert Team


Dedicated Concierge


Book with Confidence

Beautiful Luxury Beach
Red Eye