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8.1
Excellent
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8.5
Excellent
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Excellent location - 1.37 kilometers from city center
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  • Target Travel & Tours350 m
  • Avid Reader Bookshop400 m
  • Musgrave Park Pool - South Brisbane410 m
  • South Brisbane Memorial Park490 m
  • The Happy Cabin490 m
  • Uber Bar500 m
  • The Pavilion Function & Conference Centre570 m
  • The Hi-Fi Music Venue590 m
  • West End Police Station620 m
  • Bank of Queensland South Brisbane640 m
  • Free Wi-Fi

    Franklin Villa

    35 Brighton Road, Highgate Hill, South Bank, Brisbane, Australia, 4101 - See map
    "I had the loft room which was lovely, great to be able to open the huge windows & sleep with fresh air."
    Cathy - September 20, 2016
    Excellent cleanliness
    8.5 rating for cleanliness
    Excellent service
    8.2 rating for service
    • 840 meters to public transportation

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

    • Air conditioning

    • Garden

    • Fitness center

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    Room size
    115 sqm.
    Review score - United States
    9.2/10
    Room comfort score
    8.1/10
    Couples review score
    9.0/10
    Bigger than
    99
    %
    of Brisbane properties
    Better than
    99
    %
    of Brisbane properties
    Better than
    94
    %
    of Brisbane properties
    Better than
    93
    %
    of Brisbane properties
    Value for money8.3
    Distance to city center1. Km
    Location rating8.5
    Nearest airportBrisbane Airport (BNE)
    Distance to airport12.9 km

    Rooms available at Franklin Villa

    8.1
    Excellent
    Room comfort & quality
    the Loft Room
    the Loft Room
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    • Room size: 130 m²/1399 ft²
    • City view
    • 1 queen bed
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    The Master Room
    The Master Room
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    • Room size: 130 m²/1399 ft²
    • City view
    • 1 single bed and 1 queen be...
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    The Blue Rooms
    The Blue Rooms
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    • Room size: 130 m²/1399 ft²
    • City view
    • 1 double bed
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    The White Room
    The White Room
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    • Room size: 70 m²/753 ft²
    • City view
    • 1 double bed
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    Villa with Garden View
    Villa with Garden View
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    • Room size: 50 m²/538 ft²
    • Balcony/terrace
    • 1 double bed and 1 king bed
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    Deluxe Suite
    Deluxe Suite
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    • Room size: 35 m²/377 ft²
    • Balcony/terrace
    • 1 single bed and 1 king bed...
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    Loft Suite
    Loft Suite
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    • Room size: 40 m²/431 ft²
    • Shower and bathtub
    • 1 king bed
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    Deluxe Double Room
    Deluxe Double Room
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    • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
    • Shower and bathtub
    • 1 double bed and 1 sofa bed
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    Economy Double Room
    Economy Double Room
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    • Shower
    • 1 double bed
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    Economy Double Room
    Economy Double Room
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      Breakfast
      2 mentions
      Swimming Pool
      1 mention
      Car Park
      1 mention
      View
      1 mention

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      Most recent reviews for Franklin Villa
      Couple
      Stayed 2 nights in November 2016
      The Blue Rooms
      Exceptional10.0
      Queenslander FriendlinessGreat accommodation close to Southbank with friendly owners and great views.
      Brianfrom AustraliaReviewed December 01, 2016
      Business traveler
      Stayed 3 nights in September 2016
      the Loft Room
      Excellent8.4
      Gorgeous old houseThis was a quiet house away from the normal tourist area. I had the loft room which was lovely, great to be able to open the huge windows & sleep with fresh air. My only comment is that the loft room is definitely not for anyone who is not pretty agile. Beside the narrow stairs the shower is over a bath which is I set under the sloping roof, it is tricky to get into & out of & would be quite dangerous for anyone who is flexible with good balance. Bernadette was lovely & very helpful.
      Cathyfrom AustraliaReviewed September 20, 2016
      Solo traveler
      Stayed 1 night in July 2016
      The Blue Rooms
      Good6.8
      Franklin VillaOwner wants to sell the business. Shows little interest in the venue or guests. Premises tired. Breakfast spartan.
      Julieannefrom AustraliaReviewed July 17, 2016
      Solo traveler
      Stayed 1 night in July 2016
      The Blue Rooms
      Excellent8.0
      Overnight stayVery impressive historic home
      PAULfrom AustraliaReviewed July 15, 2016
      Couple
      Stayed 1 night in October 2015
      The Blue Rooms
      Exceptional9.7
      Excellent*****
      Chrisfrom AustraliaReviewed October 11, 2015

      Reviews of Franklin Villa from real guests

      Overall rating
      8.1
      Excellent
      From 27 reviews
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      Agoda Reviews (26)Booking.com Reviews (1)
      Rating via Agoda8.1
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      Cleanliness8.5
      Facilities7.6
      Location8.5
      Room comfort and quality8.1
      Service8.2
      Value for money8.3
      High score for Brisbane
      Rating
      9+ Exceptional (6)
      8-9 Excellent (9)
      7-8 Very Good (5)
      6-7 Good (3)
      <6 Below Expectation (3)
      Time of the year
      Mar - May (7)
      Jun - Aug (8)
      Sep - Nov (7)
      Dec - Feb (4)
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      10.0
      Exceptional
      Brian from Australia
      Couple
      The Blue Rooms
      Stayed 2 nights in November 2016

      Queenslander Friendliness”

      Great accommodation close to Southbank with friendly owners and great views.

      Reviewed December 01, 2016
      8.4
      Excellent
      Cathy from Australia
      Business traveler
      the Loft Room
      Stayed 3 nights in September 2016

      Gorgeous old house”

      This was a quiet house away from the normal tourist area. I had the loft room which was lovely, great to be able to open the huge windows & sleep with fresh air. My only comment is that the loft room is definitely not for anyone who is not pretty agile. Beside the narrow stairs the shower is over a bath which is I set under the sloping roof, it is tricky to get into & out of & would be quite dangerous for anyone who is flexible with good balance. Bernadette was lovely & very helpful.

      Reviewed September 20, 2016
      6.8
      Good
      Julieanne from Australia
      Solo traveler
      The Blue Rooms
      Stayed 1 night in July 2016

      Franklin Villa”

      Owner wants to sell the business. Shows little interest in the venue or guests. Premises tired. Breakfast spartan.

      Reviewed July 17, 2016
      8.0
      Excellent
      PAUL from Australia
      Solo traveler
      The Blue Rooms
      Stayed 1 night in July 2016

      Overnight stay”

      Very impressive historic home

      Reviewed July 15, 2016
      9.7
      Exceptional
      Chris from Australia
      Couple
      The Blue Rooms
      Stayed 1 night in October 2015

      Excellent”

      service; decor; location

      *****

      Reviewed October 11, 2015
      8.3
      Excellent
      justin from Australia
      Couple
      The Master Room
      Stayed 1 night in May 2015

      Great stay”

      We loved the views of the city from the rooms.We found the character of the building a class with trimmings to match .the location was quite but close enough to everything.

      We had a lovely stay , stayed in the loft room the first night enjoyed the stay loved the whole experience . Food was great in west end ..had such a good time after checking out we were having lunch and decided to check back in . Stayed in the master suite the second night , both great rooms . Very comfortable ..

      Reviewed May 19, 2015
      8.7
      Excellent
      Robin from Australia
      Couple
      The Blue Rooms
      Stayed 1 night in February 2015

      It just gets better”

      character, position, garden and pool

      Another lovely stay at Franklin Villa with all its quirkiness, beautiful balconies, garden and pool. A stroll to the markets and cafes at West End and walking distance to South Bank and the river. Continental breakfast is now included. Its not cheap but competitively priced for Brisbane accommodation which is so expensive.

      Reviewed February 16, 2015
      7.3
      Very good
      Natalie from New Zealand
      Group
      The White Room
      Stayed 5 nights in November 2014

      Excellent small group boutique hotel”

      The communal areas, decor and privacy

      Our stay was marred by a huge storm but the owners went out of their way to accommodate us despite being in a difficult position themselves. Having free range of the central areas was absolutely perfect for what we were looking for and the facilities were excellent. Guests must be prepared for some of the 'uniquness'of the facilities.

      Reviewed December 04, 2014
      9.0
      Exceptional
      Tina from United States
      Solo traveler
      The Master Room
      Stayed 2 nights in August 2014

      Delightful eclectic stay”

      Eclectic decor, great location for walking to boat and unique shops and cafes.

      Perfect for a brief or more lengthy stay in Brisbane, affordable and so much nicer than in the busy downtown district. Having access to a full kitchen is a nice amenity, although I was not there long enough to use it. Don't let the "Adams Family" exterior appearance scare you away. The place is a gem!

      Reviewed August 29, 2014
      8.3
      Excellent
      Ranjith from New Zealand
      Business traveler
      The White Room
      Stayed 6 nights in August 2014

      Be aware when you book”

      History, close to my conference venue, some good views

      The stay was OK but the first day there was creaking sound and I found that it was coming from a window that doesn't fit. So I put some paper to tighten it up. So I could sleep well from the second night. I booked a room with ensuite (the white room). The bathroom, although was for my own use was across the corridor and other rooms were very close to my room, hence privacy was compromised compared to a real ensuite bathroom. Not sure if other rooms have their ensuits the normal way. Except for this, the property was good value for money and nice old charm.

      Reviewed August 27, 2014
      7.7
      Very good
      Kenneth from Australia
      Business traveler
      The Blue Rooms
      Stayed 2 nights in March 2014

      Unique”

      The unexpected upgrade; the character of the building and room; the full kitchen facilities available for patrons

      Comfortable; air conditioner was quiet and effective; wish I had some personal time (business traveler)to enjoy relaxing here.

      Reviewed March 08, 2014
      9.3
      Exceptional
      Robert from United States
      Couple
      the Loft Room
      Stayed 1 night in December 2013

      Relaxing and Romantic”

      Historical Treasure Chest, The Loft Room was quaint and great city view, friendly staff and relaxed comfortable atmosphere, you feel at home.

      It was only for one night but it was very memorable. The Loft room was romantic and quaint. Relaxing atmosphere and staff and I love the history behind the Franklin Villa. Thank you.

      Reviewed December 15, 2013
      10.0
      Exceptional
      Ansobel from Australia
      Couple
      The White Room
      Stayed 2 nights in September 2013

      Charming, arty, comfy”

      Beautiful eclectic vintage decor, charming architecture, fantastic pool

      One of the most charming places we've ever stayed at. Can't wait to go back!

      Reviewed September 18, 2013
      8.7
      Excellent
      DAVID from Australia
      Couple
      The White Room
      Stayed 1 night in July 2013

      A pleasant experience of past and present”

      The building had character; an environment of privacy and relaxation

      Excellent! We would have liked to stay longer. The parking situation monday to friday had to be explained as there is no council road signage to indicate a 2hrs limit. The hotel has on site parking to cover this period.

      Reviewed July 29, 2013
      8.7
      Excellent
      Gina from New Zealand
      Business traveler
      The White Room
      Stayed 5 nights in July 2013

      Relaxing, comfortable, full of character and charm”

      Staff, surroundings, options

      I shared a room with a friend/colleague to attend an international conference in the South Bank. We were able to treat the facility as if it were home. It had a great kitchen, a balcony for our room with a lovely view; our room was well laid out and the bathroom had a magnificent old bath; the boutique charm was fascinating and the proprietor, Bernadette was just wonderful in helping with problems!

      Reviewed July 18, 2013
      5.3
      Nipapna from Thailand
      Group
      The Master Room
      Stayed 1 night in December 2012

      horrible hotel I ve ever been”

      History, location and exciting

      the hotel is just a big old house which has been renovate to be the bouteque hotel. the floor is wood, so when other customers walked and talked I could hear the noice and it disturbed me at night and the evironment within the hotel made me scare. there are many old pictures of peeple who uesed to live there in the past and I could assume that those people passed way for long time already.

      Reviewed June 06, 2013
      9.3
      Exceptional
      Jillian from Australia
      Solo traveler
      The White Room
      Stayed 1 night in April 2013

      The Franklin was an unexpected gem.”

      the view, the bed, the pool

      it was fascinating, just wished i could have stayed longer.

      Reviewed April 11, 2013
      9.3
      Exceptional
      Anne from Australia
      Couple
      The White Room
      Stayed 4 nights in March 2012

      A whole lot of whimsy”

      Beautiful artefacts, magnificent view; pool room, many spaces to relax, High tea

      we were delighted by the beautiful ambience of franklin villa. business partners bernadette and lainey are friendly and charming hosts. a lot of thought has gone into creating an atmosphere of a bygone era. the white room was very roomy. the only drawback was that bathroom was across the hall, the shower was over a hip bath (a falls risk) and all the bedrooms were upstairs. however the bathroom was for the exclusive use of the white room and it was magnificently decorated. on sundays bernadette and lainey host a high tea which we purchased tickets for. it was a delightful treat which we extended by adjourning to the pool room to play billiards. a memorable weekend.

      Reviewed March 22, 2012
      6.3
      Good
      Ayman from Saudi Arabia
      Group
      The Master Room
      Stayed 3 nights in February 2012

      Close to Brisbain convention center”

      quiet and looks historical building

      I staied there 3 nights that was great time for me and the place close to brisbain convention center it is just 10 minuts walk which I want to be. The problem with this hotel I just meet the people in the front disk only once which is not good at all. In addtion, It is a bit far from CBD and restaurants

      Reviewed March 04, 2012
      7.7
      Very good
      Elisabeth from Austria
      Couple
      The Master Room
      Stayed 1 night in April 2013

      Very individualistic experience ”

      gratis internet, individuelle Gestaltung, Balkon

      Super! Individuell gestaltete Raeume in einer alten aus Holz gebauten Villa. Grosser Balkon mit super Blick auf die Stadt. Kueche toll ausgetattet fuer Selbstversorgungs

      Reviewed April 15, 2013
      12
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