Spicers Retreats are a group of boutique hotels garnering fans for their take on “relaxed luxury”. This lofty Queenslander houses a handful of Executive Queen and King rooms. Couples can opt for a luxury city escape with Balfour’s Romantic Getaway package , which includes champagne, canapés, a three-course dinner and a gourmet breakfast. Or choose your own adventure, starting with sunset drinks on the secluded rooftop terrace bar (with views of the Story Bridge) before venturing out into the buzzing Fortitude Valley for dinner. Book ahead for a spot at the hip Gerard’s Bistro.
Set in the leafy inner-city suburb of New Farm, Spicers Balfour is close to the river, a short walk to entertainment hub Fortitude Valley and a quick bus or taxi ride to the CBD.