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Spicers Balfour Hotel and Suites, Brisbane

Travellers seeking boutique digs in Brisbane’s New Farm are spoilt for choice with the opening of Balfour Suites...

Travellers seeking boutique digs in Brisbane's inner-city New Farm are spoilt for choice with the opening of Balfour Suites, two doors away from Spicers Balfour Hotel, a restored Queenslander with nine rooms. There are eight Art Deco-inspired suites in the two-storey 1920s "Simla", one of the city's rare purpose-built apartment blocks of the period. The 18-month renovation includes a 60-seat function room and a pocket-sized communal guest bar with balcony overlooking Balfour Street. Suites are nicely detailed, with a palette of creams, greys and blues and pops of violet, and at about 38 square metres with separate sunrooms, they're perfect for longer stays.

Suites cost from $459, with breakfast and parking. Spicers Balfour Hotel and Suites, 37 Balfour St, New Farm, Qld.