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Franklin Villa

3.0 of 5 Guest house   |   35 Brighton Road | Highgate Hill, Brisbane, Queensland QLD 4101 , Australia
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Ranked #20 of 58 Brisbane B&B and Inns
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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106 reviews 106 reviews
34 hotel reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Undoubtedly the most unusual place we've ever stayed in. It felt like going back in time but with an element of the Adams Family residence!! Loved it but it reminded us that we would could never live in an old property! I chose it for our 3 night stay at the end of a 5 week tour of NZ &... More

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Queensland, Australia
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10 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

My husband and I stayed at Franklin Villa in October during the week. This place has loads of character and I wished that we had more time to look around the property but we were only there for one night and arrived late in afternoon and left very early the next morning. Rooms were spacious and clean with tea making... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

This villa has character for sure, but needs some modernising. The website promised a gym, which ended up being some home weights on a rack at the end of a concrete driveway, covered in cobwebs, behind the owners' car. The "private" bathroom ended up having glass windows (not frosted) looking onto the public verandah, only covered with some flimsy curtains.... More

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11 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

We stayed at Frankin villa in June 2013 with 4 other friends whist following the British and Irish lions tour of Australia. The accommodation is very unique. The whole house is like a Aladdin cave with lots of unusual artefacts spread throughout the whole house. It's an old colonial style house lovingly restored by the owners over many years of... More

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013 via mobile

Chose this hotel because of proximity to friends' house and to avoid the soulless modern hotels on Southbank. The house is lovely but the room was tired and a bit tatty. The decor generally is just a bit too quirky. Air conditioning failed and had to be restored which was bad for a Brisbane summer. Spent the night worrying it... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

Great location for walk to qpac and dining variety in west end The rooms have real old style character and a beer on the verandah overlooking the city is most relaxing I think this place is a real find for someone wanting to do a night at qpac or a day at the GABba which is also very close I... More

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Thank you for reviwing our property.Hoping to see you for your next visit to Brisbane. More

Thousand Oaks, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

This place was an amazing find. For the first time during our 3-week holiday in Australia, an accommodation was actually SUPERIOR to the Internet photos! If you like 100-year-old fully restored Victorian structures, wrap-around verandas with views, Hawaiian-style vegetation, gurgling fountains tucked away everywhere, tropical birds chirping in surround-sound, a huge kitchen for your personal use, claw-footed soaking tubs, this... More

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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2012

Franklin Villa is very well located and the communal guest facilities (kitchen, lounge, billiard room, verandahs, outdoor areas, lap pool) are excellent. The decor is amazing, an eclectic mix of furnishings art and memorabilia harking back to the colonial era with touches of the British Empire and Royalty and fascinating history of colonial era Brisbane and the early development and... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2012 via mobile

Stayed overnight for business in the city, was a very well priced, very reasonable establishment. Well appointed, easy access, good for families, good for the lone traveller. Great views of the city, 5 min stroll from the cafes and reasonable priced restaurants down the road. 5 min cab ride to the city. Very happy with my choice, very happy with... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2012

We wanted somewhere for a romantic evening and, as locals, didn't want to travel far. Being fans of older, period properties, we chose Franklin Villa. We found it to be lovingly restored, spotlessly clean, with generous guest areas: verandas with great views, lap pool, big equipped kitchen, guest lounge with free internet and billiard room. We stayed in the Blue... More

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Address: 35 Brighton Road | Highgate Hill, Brisbane, Queensland QLD 4101 , Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Brisbane
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Ranked #20 of 58 B&Bs / Inns in Brisbane
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Franklin Villa 3*
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