Franklin Manor

75-77 The Esplanade, Strahan, Strahan, Australia, 7468 - See map
4-star Guesthouse/bed and breakfast
Free Wi-Fi
8.8
Excellent
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Franklin Manor

"The house in total was awesome."

Karen - July 22, 2018

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9.2

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Exceptional cleanliness
9.0 rating for cleanliness
Exceptional service
9.0 rating for service
Excellent facilities on premise
8.4 facilities on premise
Excellent comfort
8.2 room quality and comfort

Staff went out of their way to make sure we were happy and settled.

Sharon | February 11, 2019

The staff were amazing and very welcoming and friendly.

Sarah | November 8, 2018

The accommodation was a beautifully restored old home.

Sarah | November 8, 2018

I am happy to recommend this establishment.

Gerhard | May 17, 2019

I had a lovely night stay here in Strahan.

Sarah | November 8, 2018

The room was very clean and comfortable.

Gerhard | May 17, 2019

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Bar

  • Garden

  • Fireplace

  • Non-smoking

Value for money8.6
Distance to city center1 km
Location rating9.2

Rooms available at Franklin Manor

8.2
Excellent
Room comfort & quality
King Suite with Spa Bath
King Suite with Spa Bath
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • Shower and bathtub
  • 1 king bed
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King Suite
King Suite
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 king bed
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Suite Spa
Suite Spa
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  • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 king bed
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Standard Queen Bed
Standard Queen Bed
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 queen bed
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Suite with Breakfast
Suite with Breakfast
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  • Non-smoking
  • 1 king bed
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MANOR SPA
MANOR SPA
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    Quadruple Queen Size Bed
    Quadruple Queen Size Bed
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      Triple Queen Size Bed
      Triple Queen Size Bed
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        Quadruple Standard
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          King Bed Suite(SPA)
          King Bed Suite(SPA)
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            Frequently asked questions

            Does Franklin Manor have wi-fi?

            Wi-fi is available at Franklin Manor. View more amenities here.

            Can I park a car at Franklin Manor?

            If you choose to drive to Franklin Manor, parking is available. View more facilities here.

            Does Franklin Manor offer free breakfast?

            Free breakfast is not available at Franklin Manor. View more food and beverage options here.

            Does Franklin Manor have free in-room wi-fi?

            Wi-fi is offered for free in all rooms at Franklin Manor. View more amenities here.

            Is there room service at Franklin Manor?

            Room service is not available at Franklin Manor. View more in-house services here.

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            Overall rating:
            8.8
            Excellent
            334 reviews
            Cleanliness
            9.0
            Facilities
            8.4
            Location
            9.2
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            I would stay here again.
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            More about Franklin Manor

            More about Franklin Manor

            Built as a boutique hotel and originally set to be the Harbor Master in 1896, Franklin Manor is located on Macquarie Harbor in the historic township of Strahan on the fringe of the Wild Rivers National Park. If you are enthusiastic about exploring the wilderness, then this is your ideal place to be since you will gain the exclusive wilderness experiences offered at Strahan. [HOTLENAME] offers queen rooms with en-suite bathrooms, manor suites which feature a king-sized bed and views from a window seat, and Manor Spa Suites feature a bath-styled spa and open fire. The property boasts of large sitting room with open fires and one providing access to a veranda overlooking the lush garden. Enjoy discovering West Coast beaches by engaging in thundering surf, towering waterfalls, ancient rainforests, and the famous Gordon and Franklin Rivers. You can access these activities by seaplane, river boat cruises, four wheel drive adventures, or the Wilderness Railway.

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            Location9.2
            Room comfort and quality8.2
            Service9.0
            Value for money8.6
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            9.7
            Exceptional
            Suzanne from Australia
            Couple
            Standard Queen Bed
            Stayed 3 nights in March 2015

            Strahan a Visit to Back In Time”

            Host friendliness, location, old world charm

            We visited Strahan to retrace my ancestors past. Franklin Manor was the ideal venue with its Victorian charm, excellent hosts, charming sitting rooms with log fires, books and magazines for browsing. Grand dining room with a very good continental breakfast.....would liked to have had a choice of some hard boiled eggs, croisssnts and cheese as they do in Europe.....this is not to say that breakfast was not substantial with home made muffins, and fruit to take and muffins for on the go. We were given an upgrade to a King Room which had a lovely bay window and settee and plenty of tea, coffee, homemade biscuits provided. room also had personal touches with fresh flowers on mantle piece with original fireplace, cuttings of pine leave tucked between the towel folds and also at the end of the toilet roll!!!! Helpful hosts provided location info and where to eat. We took their advice and are at Risby Cove...can also recommend. Lovely gardens with wild white and red spotted mushrooms. Truly enjoyed our stay in this old world charm boutique hotel and would love to see the dining room operating again for dinner. We hope to return and will definitely be recommending to friends.

            Reviewed April 03, 2015
            10.0
            Exceptional
            David from Australia
            Group
            Standard Queen Bed
            Stayed 2 nights in December 2013

            Top spot for staying in Strahan”

            Location, service, comfort

            Your hosts at the Franklin Manor make you feel right at home as soon as you arrive and keep up the same high level of service until you depart. I doubt there's a better place to stay in Strahan.

            Reviewed December 15, 2013
            8.7
            Excellent
            Kulnapa from Thailand
            Couple
            Standard Queen Bed
            Stayed 1 night in November 2011

            what a lovely place to stay in strahan!”

            feel like home.

            franklin manor is a very lovely place. it is very clean and comfortable. we felt like we were home although we spent only one night there. (wish we had stayed a few more nights). we will definitely be back if we travel to strahan again.

            Reviewed December 06, 2011
            10.0
            Exceptional
            Nick
            Solo traveler
            Standard Queen Bed
            Stayed 1 night in May 2019

            Motor cycle tour.”

            I rode down the gravel road to Strahan from Arthur River. It was great to finally make it to Franklin Manor. Friendly and very helpful checkin staff. Thank you.

            Reviewed May 07, 2019
            10.0
            Exceptional
            Sarah from Australia
            Solo traveler
            Standard Queen Bed
            Stayed 1 night in November 2018

            Lovely heritage home”

            I had a lovely night stay here in Strahan. The accommodation was a beautifully restored old home. The staff were amazing and very welcoming and friendly. I would stay here again.

            Reviewed November 08, 2018
            5.7
            Linda from United Kingdom
            Couple
            Suite with Breakfast
            Stayed 2 nights in November 2012

            Great location but lacking atmosphere”

            Location

            Franklin Manor has all the potential to be a great small character hotel and we were attracted to it by reviews in guide books. However, the restaurant - one of our reasons for choosing it in the first place - was closed. Breakfast was dull and unimaginative Our room was incredibly dark - the lights need attention. Overhead light was very dim. Lady in charge was pleasant enough It was far too cold. We visited in mid November snd the weather was chilly enough to have some heating in the main public areas. At breakfast two people had their thick outdoor clothing on!

            Reviewed November 25, 2012
            8.3
            Excellent
            Leah from Australia
            Couple
            Standard Queen Bed
            Stayed 2 nights in February 2015

            Relaxing stay”

            Customer service couldn't do more to make your stay enjoyable and stress free

            The manor was very comfortable,being a short walk to the restaurant . Breakfast was a good, and plenty of variety even provided gluten free bread.

            Reviewed February 23, 2015
            9.0
            Exceptional
            Alinta from Australia
            Family with teens
            Standard Queen Bed
            Stayed 1 night in April 2012

            Great hotel - great position”

            Old guest house with modern day comforts, close to town but not in town

            This is a great hotel - close to town, opposite the water (which you cant really see but immediately accessible when you walk down the driveway), and quiet! It is an older style house (query 1910s?) which has a number of rooms, a sitting room, meals area etc. Parking is available at the back of the building or down on the street. The restaurant was closed for winter when we were there. The continental breakfast was plentiful and good. The management were friendly and helpful and had some good suggestions. The rooms were a little tired ('80s period decor?), but warm and cosy and clean. The continental breakfast was included, and was in a large but cosy dining room overlooking the garden. I would be very happy staying here again.

            Reviewed April 27, 2012
            7.3
            Very good
            Julia from Australia
            Solo traveler
            Suite with Breakfast
            Stayed 2 nights in January 2012

            Beautiful old manor house”

            old fashioned charm with modern amenities

            Lovely old manor house transformed into guest accommodation. Beautiful building well fitted out however sounds from other guests transmit easily through the walls. Breakfast provided. Evening meals available however was unable to taste these as the kitchen was closed during my stay. Easy walk into town to access attractions and other meal options.

            Reviewed January 29, 2012
            10.0
            Exceptional
            Paul from United States
            Couple
            Standard Queen Bed
            Stayed 2 nights in November 2017

            Nice place, nice location”

            We were there 2 nights. All was fine. Our room had good wifi because we were above the common room but we were told some rooms do not. Good wifi is available for everyone in the common room.

            Reviewed November 22, 2017
            9.0
            Exceptional
            Haward from United Kingdom
            Couple
            Suite Spa
            Stayed 3 nights in December 2012

            Very nice large traditional house”

            Large rooms , comfortable drawing room

            The room was large , clean and comfortable. The house is kept much as it was when it was built and is generally comfortable. The Wifi works but sometimes only in the lobby and the restaurant was closed when we were there

            Reviewed December 09, 2012
            9.2
            Exceptional
            Gerhard from Australia
            Couple
            Standard Queen Bed
            Stayed 1 night in May 2019

            Most enjoyable stay”

            The service was exceptional. I had made a mistake with my booking and all was fixed without any hassles. The room was very clean and comfortable. I am happy to recommend this establishment.

            Reviewed May 17, 2019
            10.0
            Exceptional
            Sharon from United Kingdom
            Couple
            Suite with Breakfast
            Stayed 1 night in February 2019

            Exceptional”

            There was a mix up with the room but we were well looked after and it wasn’t an issue. Staff went out of their way to make sure we were happy and settled.

            Reviewed February 11, 2019
            9.3
            Exceptional
            choi from Macau
            Solo traveler
            Standard Queen Bed
            Stayed 1 night in October 2011

            Very good environment ”

            Very good environment

            It have a very good environment, have many beautiful flower beside the house. In door have a old traditional feel, let people feel relax. And provide breakfast that's good also. Bathroom have heat equipment light also.

            Reviewed November 05, 2011
            10.0
            Exceptional
            Karen from Australia
            Couple
            Standard Queen Bed
            Stayed 2 nights in July 2018

            WOW!!!!”

            The house in total was awesome. The guys running it, were even better than that. Absolutely fantastic service, above and beyond our expectations. We'll be back. Karen & Rob

            Reviewed July 22, 2018
            9.3
            Exceptional
            Damian from Australia
            Couple
            Standard Queen Bed
            Stayed 2 nights in March 2011

            Amazing B&B. Great location”

            Walking distance to town. Great service.

            Wolfgang was very helpful and pleasant. Wonderful restaurant and room was spacious.

            Reviewed March 10, 2011
            6.3
            Good
            Lauren from United States
            Couple
            Standard Queen Bed
            Stayed 2 nights in December 2012

            Nice Rooms. Crummy Breakfast”

            Nice Rooms

            The rooms are nice but the place is under new ownership. The gourmet restaurant is closed--a downer for me as that was one of the reasons I decided upon this place. The place has a huge wine cellar and will sell you a bottle but no food. The breakfast was the worst B&B breakfast I have ever had. The manager said they do advertise "continental breakfast". Well, to my mind, in a classy B&B that might include things such as home made muffins. What we got was slice bread from the package which you could toast, canned peaches, some limited fresh fruit and an an assortment of dry cereals. I have had better breakfasts in the low end motel chains in the US. No one should be served sliced white/wheat bread from a plastic bag in a classy B&B. The awful breakfasts were one reason I would never stay at this place again. The room cleaning was good. However, when we saw we had run out of TP at 11:00pm, there was none to be found in the room. We used the tissues. It is attention to details that makes or breaks a B&B.

            Reviewed December 10, 2012
            8.4
            Excellent
            Anthony from Australia
            Couple
            Standard Queen Bed
            Stayed 2 nights in October 2019

            Excellent”

            Comfortable room but thin walls. Ok breakfast. Wi fi upstairs was flaky.

            Reviewed November 12, 2019
            6.3
            Good
            Geoff from Australia
            Couple
            Standard Queen Bed
            Stayed 1 night in February 2012

            Historic boutique hotel”

            Architecture and gardens

            beautiful old style hotel in a great location. unfortunately the restaurant was closed for dinner breakfast choices were lacking unless you're are into a german breakfast. cheese and cold meat

            Reviewed March 02, 2012
            9.7
            Exceptional
            James from Australia
            Couple
            Suite with Breakfast
            Stayed 1 night in April 2014

            Excellent location, lovely building”

            building, staff, location

            Excellent, highly recommended

            Reviewed September 02, 2014
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