Franklin Villa

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

Overview of Franklin Villa

Franklin Villa

3.0 star property
3-star guesthouse with outdoor pool, near Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre

9.0/10 Superb

115 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
35 Brighton Road, Highgate Hill, QLD, 4101
Main amenities
  • Near the beach
  • Outdoor pool
  • Air conditioning
  • Barbecue grills
For families
  • Rollaway/extra beds
  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Minibar
  • Barbecue grill(s)

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In Highgate Hill
  • Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre - 12 min walk
  • South Bank Parklands - 14 min walk
  • Queensland Performing Arts Centre - 18 min walk
  • Lady Cilento Children's Hospital - 20 min walk
  • Mater Private Hospital Brisbane - 21 min walk
  • North Quay - 24 min walk
  • Treasury Casino - 25 min walk
  • Riverstage - 26 min walk
  • Queen Street Mall - 28 min walk
  • Brisbane City Hall - 30 min walk

Getting around

  • Brisbane Airport (BNE) - 24 min drive
  • South Bank Station - 17 min walk
  • South Brisbane Station - 21 min walk
  • Park Road Station - 28 min walk

About this property

Franklin Villa

Franklin Villa puts you within a 10-minute drive of XXXX Brewery and South Bank Parklands. Guests can take a dip in the outdoor pool, and freebies like WiFi and self parking are added perks. Also, Suncorp Stadium and Roma Street Parkland are within a short drive. Fellow travelers like the pool.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 5 rooms
  • Arranged over 5 floors


  • Check-in time from 2 PM - 10 PM
  • Minimum check-in age - 19
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • There is no front desk at this property
  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; access will be through a private entrance
  • This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 19


  • Children (2 years old and younger) not allowed
  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free onsite self parking

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas (fines apply)

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Barbecue grills

What to do

  • Pool table
  • Beach nearby


  • 1 building/tower
  • Built in 1890
  • An outdoor pool

Languages spoken

  • English

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Television

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker

Sleep well

  • Rollaway/extra bed (surcharge)
  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Hydromassage showerhead
  • Shower only
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

Fees & policies

Children & extra beds

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out:
  • Rollaway beds are available for an additional charge


This property does not have elevators.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

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

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service


Property conditions & facilities

8/10 Very good

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.
Verified Wotif guest review

8/10 Very good

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.
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

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
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

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.
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

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) said when we checked in toilet on floor below loft was available to 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 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 ..
Verified Lastminute guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Like stepping back in time
Was like steeping back in time, but with all the modern luxuries. The place from the gardens to the rooms are all so well kept & clean. These huge high comfortable beds, gardens with special little discoveries. What a view you get. Perfect fresh breakfast to get you ready for the day.
Verified Lastminute guest review

8/10 Very good

Classic Queenslander
Central location to West End and Southbank. Spectacular veiws.
Verified Wotif guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Divine house in good location
Gorgeous period house very well decored simply charming.
Verified Wotif guest review

8/10 Very good

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.
Verified Wotif guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Totally Awesome Accommodation. Hosts are absolutely beautiful people. Highly recommended! !
Verified Wotif guest review