Time Out says
Spicers hits the big smoke. This popular luxury retreat brand started in Southeast Queensland so it feels right to have a pocket edition in the state’s capital.
It’s grown too: you can stay in the smaller, character driven rooms of the original Queenslander, or opt for a Spicer suite in the Simla wing which opened in 2017. Occupying a leadlight-windowed brick terrace this space doubles down on the property’s art deco flourishes.
Either way, you’re in the genteel inner suburb of New Farm, with bakeries, cafés and bars all within shouting distance; the city and Fortitude Valley are barely more than a 15 minute walk away too.
Time Out tip: It may lack the altitude of its competitors, but Balfour actually boasts one of the best rooftop bars in Brisbane, with spectacular views of the Story Bridge.