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Review of Franklin Central Apartments

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Franklin Central Apartments
Ranked #11 of 58 Hotels in Adelaide
Certificate of Excellence
Mundulla
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Very dissapointed”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2007

We booked A 2 bedroom apartment for 2 Adults & 2 Children thinking we would have a double bed in 1 room & 2 singles in the other . When we arrived at our room 1 bedroom had a double bed but the other had only 1 single bed & was the smallest bedroom I have ever seen. I asked at reception were I was ment to sleep my other child & her answer was there is a sofa bed in the lounge area ( having 2 small children this was extremely inconvenient ) & if that wasn't good enough I could upgrade to a 3 bedroom apartment for an extra $100.00 per night. Aso during our stay the toaster shorted the power out & one of the shelves in the kitchen fell down a broke most of the crockery the carpets were filthy the entrence to the under ground carpark extremely tight with scrape marks on both sides of the walls. The only up sides were the location, the self contained kitchen & having your own washing machine & tumble dryer in the bathroom. My advice is ask don't assume because they don't elaborate.

  • Liked — Location
  • Disliked — most things
  • Stayed July 2007, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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14 Thank atherly259
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Auckland, New Zealand
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42 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 2, 2007

First time to Adelaide and not sure where best to stay - originally, I thought that a property near the Torrens. Perhaps rather fortuitously, the major properties were pretty full so I decided to go for something nearer the Central Market. After a quick look at [----], the Franklin Central Apartments looked like a good option.

There are some negatives - the lift is terribly slow, the carpets and furnishings are not the greatest and the airconditioning is for the lounge areas only (not the bedrooms). But it is good basic - full
set of kitchen utensils, big fridge, dishwasher, washer / dryer, sofa
bed in the lounge, TV with more cable channels than the usual run of the mill properties. Given that there is plenty to try at the Central
Markets, having a kitchen is a good thing.

Yes, the reviews here are fair - if you want the Hilton or the Stamford Plaza, then book accordingly. But if you want a simple apartment near the Central Market, then this is recommended.

  • Liked — Location near Central Market
  • Disliked — Ambience
  • Stayed March 2007, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
9 Thank TITraveller
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New Zealand
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6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2006

The Good
Very convenient for the Post Office and Adelaide Free Public Transport. Within walking distance of good restaurants in Gouger Street and Coles Supermarket.

The Bad
We had a two bedroom apartment, the single bedroom had no window and very small. The double bedroom also small and very dark. No outside window, only a window opening onto the hotel hallway. No vacuum cleaner available and the carpet was not cleaned for a week. Poor lighting, took 5 days for them to replace a broken bulb. Net curtains have not been washed for years.

The Ugly
The two living area windows overlooked a graffiti covered derelict warehouse.

  • Liked — The Location close to transport etc.
  • Disliked — Outlook from apartments
  • Tips/Secrets — Find somewhere else to stay
  • Stayed October 2006, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
Helpful?
15 Thank Silvereye
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UK
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11 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2006

We stayed on New Year's Day having arrived on the Indian Pacific. The hotel room was enormous with a large bedroom, a large kitchen/dining area and a large sitting area. The bathroom was large with a washing machine and tumble dryer.

The apartment was well located, and had a good selection of takeaway menus.

Great value for money.

  • Stayed January 2006
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
11 Thank LizzieR007
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FranklinManager, General Manager at Franklin Central Apartments, responded to this review, April 17, 2016
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11 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 17, 2006

My family of 3 stayed in the 1 bedroom apartment - 1 Queen, 1 sofa double.

I like the cooking and washing facilities in the room.

The room was clean.

There were FREE movie channels too.

There should be parking lots available along the neighbouring streets, so there is no need to pay $12 for the secured parking.

  • Stayed April 2006
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
8 Thank alexgoh
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FranklinManager, General Manager at Franklin Central Apartments, responded to this review, April 17, 2016
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 20, 2006

Location is OK, but the internet is charged at 55c/minute, up to $27.50/day per computer (not per room, as we discovered in the fine print), making this hotel useless for internetworkers.

Also none of the bedrooms have natural light, and check you're OK with single beds.

Stayed March 2006
Helpful?
9 Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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FranklinManager, General Manager at Franklin Central Apartments, responded to this review, April 17, 2016
Thank you for your review.

We now offer Free wifi throughout the property

We look forward to welcoming you back to the property soon.
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Melbourne
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2005

We recently stay at the Franklin Central Apartments, We chose this Hotel due to its location, we were not dissapointed.
Firstly the the front line staff were very welcoming and provided ample information on what to experience in Adelaide.

The Apartment was very large and we were surprised to find our own large kitchen and even laundry facilites. Overall we had a great stay and would higly reccommned this hotel to anyone wanting to stay in a quiet and central location.

  • Stayed July 2005
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
12 Thank JBateman
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FranklinManager, General Manager at Franklin Central Apartments, responded to this review, April 17, 2016
Thank you for your review.

We look forward to welcoming you back to the property soon.
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Additional Information about Franklin Central Apartments

Property: Franklin Central Apartments
Address: 36 Franklin St, Adelaide, South Australia 5000, Australia
Location: Australia > South Australia > Greater Adelaide > Adelaide
Amenities:
Kitchenette Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#8 Romantic Hotel in Adelaide
#9 Family Hotel in Adelaide
#11 Luxury Hotel in Adelaide
#17 Business Hotel in Adelaide
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Franklin Central Apartments 4*
Number of rooms: 61
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Franklin Central Apartments offer a range of refurbished, modern self-contained, serviced apartments with many hotel style services, making them ideal for any length of stay.Franklin Central Apartments are superbly located in the heart of Adelaide's central business district, within easy walking distance of many Adelaide highlights including the Adelaide Convention Centre, casino, arts precinct, Rundle Mall shopping, Central Market and Gouger Street cafes. We are also located only a 3 minute walk from the Seven day Coles Supermarket, great for buying and preparing what you want when you want.We cater for the Corporate Traveller, providing High speed Internet access in all rooms, wireless Internet in our Cafe and Conference room, even if only for one night Apartment accommodation is the most comfortable and cost effective solution.Also for the corporate traveller, we are walking distance to Adelaide Convention Centre, Waymouth Street, Grenfell Street, Currie Street, King William Street and Pirie Street. ... more   less 
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