Simply outstanding - amazing grandeur - elegant furnishings and decor, superbly appointed room with the best of everything. The experience couldn’t be faulted from being met in the car park, to the chilled welcome glass of Sauvignon Blanc delivered to the room, to the luxury cotton sheets. Hosts were delightful, helpful and presented a 6 Star breakfast. Exceptional value for money...Highly recommended !
One word...Wow! From the moment you pull into the driveway to entering the front door of this beautiful old home you have the feeling of being in absolute luxury and living in the actual pages of a House and Garden magazine which this lovingly restored home features in! Nothing is too much for the owners Sandra & Doug who looked after us during our 3 night stay which clearly wasn’t enough as we could’ve lived there if we had half the chance! Our room was spectacular as I’m sure all the rooms were and the view from the upstairs balcony was amazing. The attention to detail was insurmountable and the beautiful smells and cleanliness was outstanding! We could not speak more highly of this wonderful experience and encourage others to stay here as an alternative to overseas travel at the moment. We live in Auckland and watched this old lodge being restored to the glory that it is today and no expense has been spared! Explore your own backyard and stay somewhere as wonderful as this and you definitely won’t regret it! Thank you Doug & Sandra! You guys were awesome!…
What an amazing stay we had at Franklin 38 this New Year's Eve. We were welcomed by Sandra and Doug with friendly smiles and helpful information about their beautiful villa that we would be staying in. We were shown to our suite, which was fantastically presented, with complimentary refreshments and well thought-out details. We had amazing views of the city and the Sky Tower, and a delicious mix of cooked and continental breakfast to finish off our stay. We highly recommend this accommodation for anyone wanting a luxurious and yet homely experience.
This is a fabulous place to stay for any occasion. The location is fantastic and accomodation is luxurious. If you are looking for somewhere to go for a special occasion or even just to stay somewhere where you can be annonymous but central, I couldn't recommend this more. The hosts, Sandra & Doug are professional but very down to earth and welcoming - they are just lovely. Once you stay here you, like us, you will just look forward to when you can stay again.
Stayed on Saturday night to have a break from our kids. Friendly hosts - who know the area very well Perfect location in Ponsonby - close to bars and restaurants. Faultlessly renovated old boarding house. Rooms very stylish, warm and quiet. Great bathrooms with heated floors too! Delicious breakfast, make sure you ask the hosts if they made it, or if they have a private chef. They love that :) Highly recommended!