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Goombungee, Australia
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What a beautiful place. Restored perfectly. We attended a 40th birthday celebration and would highly recommend it to anyone. A family member hired out the whole place for the night which included 6 bedrooms the use of the grounds, pool, kitchen etc. We though the prices reflected good value for money.(Although we did not stay many other family members did)....

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Franklin Villa is a 125 year old Queenslander over a number of levels with period rooms and wrap around verandahs. Amazing views to the city! We stayed in the blue room, full of period peices and a 4 poster bed. Aircon was very welcome as was the ability to wander throughout the various rooms and verandahs - breakfast on the...

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Bernadette P, Owner at Franklin Villa, responded to this review

Thank you Brian for your kind words and so glad you enjoyed the house and it's history. Look forward to seeing you again on visiting your daughter. Maybe the Loft next time for the extra special view. Cheers

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 11 October 2016

Franklin Villa is a lovely old house decorated accordingly. Our room was old but clean and comfortable. The gardens were lovely and the pool area well done. Loved sitting on the deck although concerning when guests using bathroom on deck wandered out in their underwear. Great location, easy walk to the City and Southbank. We enjoyed our stay and I...

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Bernadette P, Owner at Franklin Villa, responded to this review

Thank you for staying at Franklin Villa Sandra. Glad you enjoyed what it has to offer and the old world charm of a 125 year old building. We will work on our introductions. Thank you for the feedback.

Sunshine Coast, Australia
Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

Stayed for one night (family of 4 in 1 room) and absolutely feel in love with this place!! Would return again just to spend more time in the villa - would be perfect if friends were staying there too has every facility you'd need for a great weekend : fireplace, billiards room, pool, huge kitchen you can cook in -...

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Bernadette P, Owner at Franklin Villa, responded to this review

Thank you Emma for your lovely comments. We're so glad you enjoyed Franklin Villa for all it's charm. Look forward to you staying again maybe make a weekend of it. Cheers

Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

We arrived here after a very long flight, we were met by Bernadette who made us feel welcome from the start. We stayed in the white room for 3 nights stay. The place is very clean and tidy, with a historical feel and a very calm ambience. All in a very chilled stay in a great location close to the...

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Bernadette P, Owner at Franklin Villa, responded to this review

Thanks Martin and Lou, All the best for your adventure up the coast in your camper van, Enjoy the wedding and safe travels back to the UK. Cheers Bernadette

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 6 September 2016

There's no question that this is a fabulous, heritage listed building with all the charm of the late 1800s but that's about all it has going for it. We stayed in the Garden Cottage which was just adequate. The bed and pillows were like staying in the spare room at an elderly aunts' place...lumpy and tired. We were surprised that...

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Bernadette P, Owner at Franklin Villa, responded to this review

Dear Klari, Thank you for your appreciative comments regarding the history of Franklin Villa which we have lovingly restored since purchasing the house 23 years ago. Sorry to hear you were disappointed with the garden cottage as it is our most popular room, due to the privacy it offers being separate from the main house. In regards to the hanging...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 21 July 2016

What a magic place. Very old style house with plenty of bedrooms. we had the Loft and the view from the fold out windows of the city was great. The Manager has lived there for 23 years and service was sensational. A short walk to Southbank, shops and anything else you needed.

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Bernadette P, Owner at Franklin Villa, responded to this review

Thanks Mario glad you enjoyed Franklin Villa. All the best.

Oxford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 May 2016

Franklin Villa is a beautifully restored house from the 1890s and is packed with charm. Great views over Brisbane particularly at night. A game of snooker after a delicious meal on Boundary Road.? Friendly hosts. Home from home. Came back for more.

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Bernadette P, Owner at Franklin Villa, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely comments. See you again.

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 2 April 2016

I stayed in the Blue Room for one night and had a very positive experience. Nick greeted me on arrival and showed me around and, when I realized shortly thereafter that there was a problem with the fridge in my room, he was very quick to come take care of it for me. The furnishings in the room were classic...

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Bernadette P, Owner at Franklin Villa, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and for choosing Franklin Villa. We hope to welcome you back soon.

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 1 April 2016

I honestly can't believe that anyone would have the audacity to offer this room for rent as a hotel room. I arrived at 8pm to find the whole hotel in near darkness and was met by a slightly confused girl who managed to show me through the hotel and down a very dark, narrow, uneven stone path to the Retro...

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Bernadette P, Owner at Franklin Villa, responded to this review

Thank you Martha, we're sorry to hear you didn't enjoy your stay in the retro. We have taken your detailed comments on board.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Pool
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
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  • Free Breakfast
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Franklin Villa is a renovated Victorian residence 5 minutes walk from the heart of West End and 5 minutes drive to Brisbane City. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Franklin Villa

Address: 35 Brighton Road | Highgate Hill, Brisbane, Queensland QLD 4101, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Brisbane Region > Brisbane
Price Range: $163 - $401 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Franklin Villa 3*
Number of rooms: 5
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“If you are traveling on your own or a couple as for an ensuite room”
 of 5 bubbles snotop2, 5 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Best views are from the rear. Don't forget there are stairs everywhere.”
 of 5 bubbles W7275QKbrianc, 27 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Room with an ensuite a must.”
 of 5 bubbles sandra4509, 11 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Loft. Lots of stairs but worth it”
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 of 5 bubbles mariof911, 21 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Do not book the retro room unless you like serial killer basement chic.”
 of 5 bubbles BaublesT, 1 Apr 2016 | Read review
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