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. Kind of like having a shower in a fish bowl. The first night I stayed, there was a guy from a band passed out sleeping on a couch on the verandah, you guessed it, right next to the "private" bathroom. More like a backpackers hostel really. OK if you're 23 but not suitable for the prices this accommodation charges. The room interior was comfortable but the decor is a bit tired. In summary, this accomodation has character, but the owners should make the bathroom more private and stop advertising a gym.
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- Franklin Villa is a renovated Victorian residence 5 minutes walk from the heart of West End and 5 minutes drive to Brisbane City. ... more less
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