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Pretoria, South Africa
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Once again a wonderful stay. Gustav (the host) is helpful and will go out of his way to make your stay comfortable. After a hard day this is what you need: a room with a little balcony and a stunning view. Breakfast is served on arrival freshly made and delicious. Don't delay, book your stay

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Gustav S, Manager at Franklin View Guest House, responded to this review

Dear Ms. Jolana M Thank you very much for your review after your recent visit to Franklin View Guest House. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to welcoming you back soon to Franklin View. Kind Regards Chris-Marie (Jnr Assistant Manager)

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Comfortable place to stop off on long road trip.... Good breakfast... Very friendly and professional host. Manager went out of her way to help resolve wi-fi issues. Shower could do with an upgrade, but other than this, bedroom is comfortable.

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Gustav S, Manager at Franklin View Guest House, responded to this review

Dear "Lovely view....Uncomplicated" Thank you very much for your feedback after your recent visit to Franklin View Guest House. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit and we look forward to welcoming you back soon to Franklin View. Regarding the shower, it has been resolved, thank you for your comment. Kind Regards Chris-Marie (Jnr Assistant Manager)

Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great host and freindly staff.Stunning views of the coast very green and picturesque with lovely flowers and shrubbery.Breakfast was amazing which left you full for the rest of the day.Just a short walk was good restaurants.Ashort drive was a beautiful beach.

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 January 2017

We stayed at the guesthouse on our way to the Cape coast and liked it so much that we booked it for our return trip. The guesthouse has the most fantastic views being sited on a hill looking eastwards. It means that the drive is quite steep to access the property but a traffic light system ensure you don't meet...

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Gustav S, Manager at Franklin View Guest House, responded to this review

Dear MThomson_11 Thank you very much for your review after your recent visit to Franklin View Guest House. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to welcoming you back soon to Franklin View. Kind Regards Chris-Marie (Jnr Assistant Manager)

Gaborone, Botswana
Reviewed 12 January 2017

Stayed at Franklin View a couple of times, always good. Attention to detail is so nice to see, always spotless, clean and very welcoming. Great breakfast, fresh and tasty. Owners are so involved to make sure you are comfortable and make it feel like home. One thing that could be changed are the towels to the big bath towel. I...

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Gustav S, Manager at Franklin View Guest House, responded to this review

Dear 224robynm Thank you very much for your review after your recent visit to Franklin View Guest House. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to welcoming you back soon to Franklin View. We will definitely consider your comment regarding the the bigger bath towels, thank you. Kind Regards Chris-Marie (Jnr Assistant Manager)

Kimberley, South Africa
Reviewed 9 January 2017

A lovely establishment with a friendly owner and lovely rooms. From the moment we arrived we felt at home. It has to be "The" guest house in Bloemfontein with the best views of greater Bloemfontein. Convenient stores and a Mall with Virgin Active is only a stone throw away (1.6km) The splash pool is high up overlooking the whole Bloemfontein...

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Gustav S, Manager at Franklin View Guest House, responded to this review

Dear KbyManor Thank you very much for your review after your recent visit to Franklin View Guest House. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to welcoming you back soon to Franklin View. Kind Regards Chris-Marie (Jnr Assistant Manager) P.S. Thank you for choosing Franklin View Guest House as your home away from...

Prague, Czech Republic
Reviewed 8 January 2017

Staff were extremely friendly and accommodating. Rooms were beautiful clean. The views were breathtakingly amazing. Linen was clean and welcoming. Minibar is well stocked and offers a variety of choice.

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Gustav S, Manager at Franklin View Guest House, responded to this review

Dear Will S Thank you very much for your review after your recent visit to Franklin View Guest House. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to welcoming you back soon to Franklin View. Kind Regards Chris-Marie (Jnr Assistant Manager) P.S. Thank you for choosing Franklin View Guest House as your home away...

Secunda, Mpumalanga, South Africa
Reviewed 7 January 2017

Franklin View is a beautiful guest house with a spectacular view .We had a spacious room and were spoiled with the opulent décor.I wish we could stay longer...We felt at home and were treated like royalty.My spouse left his purse on the patio and it was returned to him the next day,being found by one of the cleaning ladies.We were...

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Gustav S, Manager at Franklin View Guest House, responded to this review

Dear Sandra H Thank you very much for your review after your recent visit to Franklin View Guest House. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to welcoming you back soon to Franklin View. I'll sure give the cleaning lady (Agnes) your wonderful review about her loyalty. Kind Regards Chris-Marie (Jnr Assistant Manager)...

Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

This excellently located and nicely presented B+B is within easy access of the historic city centre, nice neighbourhoods and the motorway. It sits high above the city with lovely views and at the same time is just beneath Naval Hill, which is a city centre park with its own game, observatory and cafe. My wife and I stayed here for...

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Gustav S, Manager at Franklin View Guest House, responded to this review

Dear richardnewman123 Thank you very much for your review after your recent visit to Franklin View Guest House. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to welcoming you back soon to Franklin View. Kind Regards Chris-Marie (Jnr Assistant Manager) P.S. Thank you for choosing Franklin View Guest House as your home away from...

Greater Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 4 January 2017

Very friendly welcome, comfortable accommodation and great breakfast. Highly recommended B & B in a good location. Gustav directed us to a very good restaurant, The New York, for dinner. We will always book again when passing through Bloem

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Dear davidhK8908BE Thank you very much for your review after your recent visit to Franklin View Guest House. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to welcoming you back soon to Franklin View. Kind Regards Chris-Marie (Jnr Assistant Manager) P.S. Thank you for choosing Franklin View Guest House as your home away from...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Franklin View is an up market Guesthouse situated on the Northern slopes of Naval Hill (The highest house on the Northern slopes) with a magnificent view over the suburb of Waverley with its beautiful trees of purple, orange and green during daytime and an ocean of flickering lights at night.The rustic atmosphere of yellow wood and leather in the spacious living area gives you a warm feeling of comfort.Enjoy a misty morning breakfast in the company of awakening birds.Each of the luxurious rooms with its panoramic view opens on a balcony.We are easy accessible from the N1 and only 5 minutes away from city centre and +-10 minutes from the airport.• Franklin View boasts the best view situated on the northern slopes of Naval Hill • The decor in Franklin View is rustic with an emphasis on yellow wood and leather • Luxurious en- suite rooms with DSTV • Splash pool and braai area • Your hosts Marietjie and Gustav Swanepoel. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Franklin View Guest House

Address: 9E Innes Avenue | Waverley, Bloemfontein 9301, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Free State > Bloemfontein
Price Range: $90 - $110 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Franklin View Guest House 3.5*
Number of rooms: 6
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“The bedroom below ours has view of the bathroom in our bedroom on the first floor, when the curtains are open.”
 of 5 bubbles WendyL0uW, 28 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Rooms with a view are the way to go!”
 of 5 bubbles ronniev642, 16 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room with a balcony.”
 of 5 bubbles Nigeltd, 3 Nov 2016 | Read review
“If at all possible, ask for Rooms 1 or 6. They are a little bit more expensive, but definitely worth the price.”
 of 5 bubbles msjolanam, 30 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room with a balcony and with a separate bathroom.”
 of 5 bubbles TheoVorster, 23 Aug 2016 | Read review
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