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Overview of Franklin Villa

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Outdoor pool
Minibar, rollaway beds, free WiFi
Minibar, rollaway beds, free WiFi

Franklin Villa

3 out of 5

4.5/5 Wonderful

Guests rated this property 4.5/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Parking included
  • Air conditioning

Explore the area

    Popular LocationBrisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre12 min walk
    Popular LocationQueensland Conservatorium14 min walk
    Popular LocationSouthbank Parklands17 min walk
    AirportBrisbane, QLD (BNE)24 min drive

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  • The Blue Room

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 Double Bed and 1 Single Bed
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  • Retro Room

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed
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  • The Loft

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 King Bed
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  • Master Bedroom

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 4
    • 1 Queen Bed and 1 Single Bed
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  • Villa, Garden View

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 4
    • 2 Double Beds
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  • Master Room Three Night Stay

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 4
    • 1 Queen Bed and 1 Single Bed
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  • The White Room Three Night Stay

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 4
    • 1 Double Bed and 1 Single Bed
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  • The White Room

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 4
    • 1 Double Bed and 1 Single Bed
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  • The Loft Three Night Stay

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 King Bed
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About this area


Located in Brisbane, Franklin Villa is near the beach. Howard Smith Wharves and Story Bridge are notable landmarks, and the area's natural beauty can be seen at South Bank Parklands and Roma Street Parkland. Looking to enjoy an event or a game? See what's going on at The Gabba, or consider Riverstage for a night out.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre - 12 min walk
  • Queensland Conservatorium - 14 min walk
  • South Bank Parklands - 14 min walk
  • Southbank Parklands - 17 min walk
  • Lady Cilento Children's Hospital - 20 min walk

Getting around

  • South Bank Station - 17 min walk
  • Brisbane Airport (BNE) - 24 min drive


  • Coffee Club - 6 min walk
  • Lokal + Co - 6 min walk
  • Govinda's Pure Vegetarian Restaurant - 6 min walk
  • El Torito - 6 min walk
  • Covent Garden West End - 7 min walk
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About this property

Franklin Villa

3-star Brisbane guesthouse in Highgate Hill, near South Bank Parklands
Along with an outdoor pool, this guesthouse has barbecues and free breakfast. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. All 5 rooms offer free WiFi, minibars and TVs. Guests will also find coffee/tea makers, ceiling fans and hairdryers.
Franklin Villa offers 5 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with a hairdryer and a ceiling fan. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Guests can make use of the in-room coffee/tea makers and minibars. Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge) are also available.
Recreational amenities at the guest house include an outdoor pool.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free self-parking on site

Food and drink

  • Free breakfast available daily 8 AM–9 AM

Things to do

  • Billiards/pool table
  • Outdoor pool

Family friendly

  • Outdoor pool
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)


  • BBQ grill(s)

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)


  • Hairdryer


  • TV

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Minibar

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Check-in from 2 PM - 10 PM
Minimum check-in age - 19


Check-out before 10 AM

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
Guests must contact the property for check-in information


Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

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.

Payment types

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Rollaway beds are available for an additional fee

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards

We should mention

Children 2 years old and younger are not permitted at this property

Property is also known as

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

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Franklin Villa and receive a full refund?
Yes, Franklin Villa offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Franklin Villa cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
Does Franklin Villa have a pool?
Yes, this property has an outdoor pool.
Is Franklin Villa pet-friendly?
No, only service animals are welcome at the property.
How much is parking at Franklin Villa?
Self-parking is free at this property.
What time is check-in at Franklin Villa?
Check-in is from 2 PM - 10 PM.
What time is check-out at Franklin Villa?
Checkout is at 10 AM.
Where is Franklin Villa located?
Located in Highgate Hill, this guesthouse is within a 15-minute walk of Brisbane Brewing Co., South Bank Parklands and Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre. Wheel of Brisbane and Queensland Performing Arts Centre are also within 1 mile (2 km). South Bank Station is 17 minutes by foot and South Brisbane Station is 21 minutes.
Rating 5 - Excellent. 66 out of 118 reviews
5 - Excellent 56%
Rating 4 - Good. 44 out of 118 reviews
4 - Good 37%
Rating 3 - Okay. 5 out of 118 reviews
3 - Okay 4%
Rating 2 - Poor. 3 out of 118 reviews
2 - Poor 3%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 118 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

4/5 Good

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Nice old Queenslander
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.

4/5 Good

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Beautiful small hotel in a fantastic location
Beautiful property in a great location, but I'm not sure if it will continue to be a hotel for long as it is currently for sale. I stayed in the Loft room, which has a couple of comfortable couches for relaxing and enjoying the view of the city. The 2 biggest drawbacks to that particular room was all the stairs and the bathroom. Due to the roof there isn't a proper shower in the en-suite, which some people might find difficult, however there is a comfortable looking bath. The house is stunning, the managers friendly, and there is a nice atmosphere. The continental breakfast is fine, but has limited hours, so may not be available if you are planning an early checkout. It is an short walk to the West End shops and restaurants and an easy walk to Southbank.

5/5 Excellent

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Fantastic Place To Stay
Something very different from what is usually on offer for accomodation in Central Brisbane. At lot work had gone into making this a unquie and relaxing place. Friendly staff and great pool

5/5 Excellent

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Unique and wonderful
Bernadette was a wonderful host. After 28 hours of traveling from the States, I was overjoyed when she had my room cleaned so I could check in early. She went above and beyond to make my stay comfortable. The house is wonderful and unique, full of character with very comfortable rooms. Easy walking to a variety of local ethnic restaurants.

4/5 Good

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Sad face IconDisliked: Cleanliness, staff & service
Loved the building...comfy bed ,great views and loved that was close to Southbank,Westend.. certainly bathroom needs a clean ..grout black ,and could not stand in shower ,one small soap,no tissues.. spa didn't work, no coffee machine in room and nothing in bar fridge( except 2 waters a a few tiny milks)as advertised, had to ring management for room to be serviced ..and if there was change room ,shower downstairs where pool located...response was' thats the beauty of staying in the loft!!' ( we didn't suggest the loft , when we booked was only room available) No toilet near pool , refrigerator, near pool was not turned on (30 degree Day)....management said when we checked in toilet on floor below loft was available to use..as my husband had had a knee replacement he found the loft bathroom impossible to use...the next day all other toilets in building were key locked and couldn't be used....except to go up several flights of stairs...in particular we were at pool area both days and this was extremely in convenient ..just felt management had no idea of 'hospitality'! Only 5 rooms they lease and only 1 other guest was there the weekend.....Management certainly were not connected to guests....shame as Franklin Villa has a lot going for it ..

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