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4.6 out of 5

"This is a great old house that has been done up beautifully and feels like you are stepping back in time. There is a lovely view out to south bank and ... " More

By a verified traveller on Mon 09 Jan 2017

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Hotel Description

At Franklin Villa you'll be within just a 15-minute stroll of popular places like Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre and South Bank Parklands. Highlights at this guest house include free daily breakfast, an outdoor swimming pool and free self parking.

Free WiFi, TVs and coffee/tea makers are featured in all 5 rooms. Minibars, ceiling fans and hairdryers are also available.

This guest house has free WiFi in public areas and barbecues. Each morning free breakfast is served.

Attractions within a 20-minute walk of this 3-star Highgate Hill guest house include Queensland Performing Arts Centre and Wheel of Brisbane.

The Loft Three Night Stay

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

The White Room

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

The White Room Three Night Stay

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Master Room Three Night Stay

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Villa, Garden View

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Master Bedroom

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Franklin Villa ratings based on 70 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.6 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Franklin Villa

Everyone (40) Couples (22) Family (8)
4 out of 5

Nice old Queenslander

Pros: Atmosphere here is great and it is a unique experience from that of a hotel. Home made muffins at breakfast made our morning
Cons: The shower in the bathroom was a bit of an experience, especially for taller people. This doesn't detract from the experience though
Location: Minutes drive to South Bank, QPAC, GOMA, Museums, Library, Tafe, Mater/Lady Cilentro Hospital and West End. Train from South Bank to QLD tennis Centre
This is a great old house that has been done up beautifully and feels like you are stepping back in time. There is a lovely view out to south bank and the city from the verandahs and even though it's near the road, it is so peaceful. You can hear frogs chirping in the early evening. The white room has a detached bathroom with a lovely bath. The bed was comfy and the room spacy. There are quite a few stairs, so bear this in mind if you have heavy bags or problems walking up or down stairs. Parking is on the road or there are a few spots within the property. Breakfast each morning was self service and you could come as you please during breakfast hours. We had 2 kids under 7 with us, and were still made to feel welcome. All in all this is a lovely place to stay, only minutes away from South bank, West End and a short drive to the City. Everything is close by.

Posted by on 9 Jan. 2017

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4 out of 5

Classic Queenslander

Central location to West End and Southbank. Spectacular veiws.

Posted by on 6 Sep. 2016

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5 out of 5

Divine house in good location

Gorgeous period house very well decored simply charming.

Posted by , from s on 18 Aug. 2016

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4 out of 5
A place of classic environment and interesting story. Overall a pleasant stay. The city view of the attic room is wonderful, but it is bit narrow in space especially in bathroom.

Posted by on 4 Aug. 2016

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5 out of 5

S.O.O♊

Totally Awesome Accommodation. Hosts are absolutely beautiful people. Highly recommended! !

Posted by , from N. Z. on 27 Jun. 2016

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5 out of 5

Close to the West End and Southbank.

Wow! Franklin Villa is amazing, what a history of early Brisbane. We can't speak highly enough of it. Bernadette and Nick are lovely, breakfast was delicious, it was quiet and felt safe and so homely and comfy. If you don't do steep driveways and lots of stairs-please consider this. It didn't bother us or our kiddies-they loved it too.

Posted by , from caloundra west on 9 Jan. 2016

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5 out of 5

Fantastic Experience Step Back In Time

Pros: Fantastic views, quiet, right in West End of Brisbane walking distance to most things in West End and South Bank.
Cons: It is a very old building so maintenance and upkeep are always going to be an issue.
Location: Some great places to eat at West End and South Bank. South Bank markets, shopping, theatre, Goma, etc
What an amazing place with so much history, it was an experience to even just walk through the house and take in the decor, old photographs and other treasures. Sipping tea on the verandas after a swim was just delightful. If you are after more modern place to stay, this isn't for you, it's multi story and no lift, the stairs cases add the authentic experience.

Posted by , from Rockhampton on 13 Dec. 2015

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4 out of 5

Perfect location to go walking around West End.

Cons: Breakfast could be improve, everything is full of sugar and gluten, would have appreciated natural yogourth and more fruits.
Vey beautiful and full of character, great views and great location.

Posted by , from sunshine coast qld on 23 Nov. 2015

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5 out of 5

History and a stroll to West End

If you are after just another hotel room, don't come here. This is an experience from the garden villa to the 5 storey guest house. Sweeping views of the city skyline and a garden oasis with lap pool. Minutes walk to eclectic Weat End and 20min walk to Sothbank Friendly managers, beautiful

Posted by , from newcastle on 3 Oct. 2015

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5 out of 5

Our favourite place to stay in Brisbane

We stayed in pool house. We love this stunning house full of history, beautifully restored. Fabulous pool. It gives you a true Queensland experience.

Posted by , from Sydney on 22 Sep. 2015

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Property Features

Free breakfast is served daily. Public spaces have free WiFi. An outdoor pool and a BBQ are also featured at Franklin Villa. Free self parking is available.

  • 1 building
  • 5 guestrooms or units
  • 5 levels
  • Built in 1890
  • Breakfast available (free)
  • Pool or billiards table
  • BBQ grill(s)

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Airport: Brisbane, QLD (BNE) (19.7 km / 12.2 mi)
  • Train station: South Bank Station (1.3 km / 0.8 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Franklin Villa offers 5 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with a hairdryer and a ceiling fan. This Highgate Hill guesthouse provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Coffee/tea makers and minibars are provided. Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge) are also available.

  • Minibar
  • Television
  • Coffee maker
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Hairdryer
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan

Food & Drink

Guests are served a free breakfast daily from 8 AM to 9 AM.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the guesthouse include an outdoor pool.

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 10 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is 19

Special check-in instructions:

There is no front desk at this property. To make arrangements for check-in, please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation.

This property does not have a front desk. To arrange for check-in, guests must contact the property in advance of arrival using the information on the booking confirmation.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children 2 and younger are not allowed at this property. All guests older than 2 are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available.

Pets

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome

Policies

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • Only service animals are allowed

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Rollaway beds are available for an additional fee

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Franklin Villa Highgate Hill
  • Franklin Villa House Highgate Hill
  • Franklin Villa Guesthouse Highgate Hill
  • Franklin Villa Guesthouse
  • Franklin Villa Guesthouse
  • Franklin Villa Highgate Hill
  • Franklin Villa Guesthouse Highgate Hill

You should know

  • Children 2 years old and younger aren't allowed at this property.
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