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Boutique Hotel nestled only 3kms from Brisbane City center, European styling in a Queensland setting. Redefines chic city living for a Brisbane break with a difference. Located in the inner-city suburb of New Farm, Spicers Balfour Hotel has been created by award-winning designers to offer a unique and intimate environment for corporate guests and leisure travelers to retreat and relax.
The sophisticated rooms feature designer and antique furnishings and come with free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs with cable channels. They also include Nespresso machines, rainfall showers, Bose stereos, and desks. Room service is available.
The Balfour Dining Room recently opened its doors to local diners for Breakfast. Open daily from 7 am until Midday, guests have the choice to dine alfresco style on its signature wrap-around verandah, Rooftop Terrace overlooking the story bridge or in the stylish private dining room.
“Spicers is a delightful little gem of a hotel. The amazing room, the friendly service, the attention to detail made our visit to Brisbane extremely special and it felt like home. A huge thank you to Yolandie for looking after us so well. Would highly recommend this hotel. In fact we are back again in a few days time!” TRIPADVISOR
+61 1300 597 540
A short drive from Brisbane lies a long coastal strip of pristine beaches, tropical landscapes, shimmering waterways and exciting towns. The Sunshine Coast is the northernmost stretch of reliable surf in Australia and home to the clutch of fabled right points at Noosa Heads. North of the waveless Brisbane zone is a string of modern tourist towns and miles of golden sand beach break, plus a few pointbreaks, while beyond Noosa the low tide beach becomes the 4WD highway to Double Island Point and the totally wild landscape of Frasier Island.
When to Go
Winter produces consistent SE groundswells and coincides with the best winds (SE-SW) that often blow from May to August. February to April sees more E wind swell bolstering the swell stats for cyclone season when E-S winds dominate. Avoid the N winds of spring. The northerly drift of coastal sands is a local phenomenon. Summer and winter king tides can reach 7ft (2.17m) and many beaches prefer more water.