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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

This excellently located and nicely presented B+B is within easy access of the historic city centre, nice neighbourhoods and the motorway. It sits high above the city with lovely views and at the same time is just beneath Naval Hill, which is a city centre park with its own game, observatory and cafe. My wife and I stayed here for...

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Gustav S, Manager at Franklin View Guest House, responded to this review

Dear richardnewman123 Thank you very much for your review after your recent visit to Franklin View Guest House. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to welcoming you back soon to Franklin View. Kind Regards Chris-Marie (Jnr Assistant Manager) P.S. Thank you for choosing Franklin View Guest House as your home away from...

Greater Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 5 January 2017

Very friendly welcome, comfortable accommodation and great breakfast. Highly recommended B & B in a good location. Gustav directed us to a very good restaurant, The New York, for dinner. We will always book again when passing through Bloem

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Gustav S, Manager at Franklin View Guest House, responded to this review

Dear davidhK8908BE Thank you very much for your review after your recent visit to Franklin View Guest House. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to welcoming you back soon to Franklin View. Kind Regards Chris-Marie (Jnr Assistant Manager) P.S. Thank you for choosing Franklin View Guest House as your home away from...

Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Reviewed 3 January 2017

The view, the service,rooms and everything else was most enjoyable. Will go again. Personal attention by the owners Gustav and Marietjie was much appreciated and the staff was also very professional and good. Thank you for a nice stay in a very homely house.

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Gustav S, Manager at Franklin View Guest House, responded to this review

Dear LeonBloemfontein Thank you very much for your review after your recent visit to Franklin View Guest House. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to welcoming you back soon to Franklin View. Kind Regards Chris-Marie (Jnr Assistant Manager) P.S. Thank you for choosing Franklin View Guest House as your home away from...

Pretoria
Reviewed 30 December 2016

The only place to stay in Bloem! Breakfast amazing! Rooms stunning! Service tops! The team at Franklin View made every effort to keep us happy and comfortable! The view from the breakfast table was beyond believable!!

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Gustav S, Manager at Franklin View Guest House, responded to this review

Dear kobuso919 Thank you very much for your review after your recent visit to Franklin View Guest House. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to welcoming you back soon to Franklin View. Kind Regards Chris-Marie (Jnr Assistant Manager) P.S. Thank you for choosing Franklin View Guest House as your home away from...

Durban South Africa
Reviewed 30 December 2016

What a wonderful experience we had at this beautiful guest house! Our room was huge, with a balcony overlooking the city -twinkling lights at night and great cloud and skyscapes during the day. The room was immaculate with attention to detail and everything you could wish for supplied- eg mini bar, tea and coffee making facilities, soaps and shampoo, hair-dryer,...

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Gustav S, Manager at Franklin View Guest House, responded to this review

Dear stargazer56 Thank you very much for your review after your recent visit to Franklin View Guest House. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to welcoming you back soon to Franklin View. Kind Regards Chris-Marie (Jnr Assistant Manager) P.S. Thank you for choosing Franklin View Guest House as your home away from...

Nelspruit, South Africa
Reviewed 21 December 2016

The accommodation is excellent with high quality furnishing. It has a stunning view over a rural Bloemfontein. Breakfast was great. Gustav is an excellent host and his recommendation of Margaritas for dinner was well worth it. Do not user the GPS directions but rather the directions from their website. The steps up to the reception and 3 of the rooms...

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Gustav S, Manager at Franklin View Guest House, responded to this review

Dear HenkJ717 Thank you very much for your review after your recent visit to Franklin View Guest House. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to welcoming you back soon to Franklin View. Kind Regards Chris-Marie (Jnr Assistant Manager) P.S. Thank you for choosing Franklin View Guest House as your home away from...

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 16 December 2016

Couldn't ask for anything more! The location, amenities, service, are all exceptional. When in Bloemfontein this is our first choice for accommodation. So far we have now been here the past 4 years and have no intention of changing.

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Gustav S, Manager at Franklin View Guest House, responded to this review

Dear ronniev642 Thank you very much for your review after your recent visit to Franklin View Guest House. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to welcoming you back soon to Franklin View. Kind Regards Chris-Marie (Jnr Assistant Manager) P.S. Thank you for choosing Franklin View Guest House as your home away from...

Edewecht, Germany
Reviewed 14 December 2016

Two thinks I would like to see improved. 1) The power supply. When electricity is failing the AC doesn't work. Especially in the night this is very disturbing. So a genset to over bridge the shot down period would be recommended. 2) I had lots of gnats in my room. A window protection would be great. Both issues in combination...

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Gustav S, Owner at Franklin View Guest House, responded to this review

THANK YOU FOR THE REVIEW. As explained to the guest we are running on solar energy except for the air-cons. The air cons are not on the solar system but on the national grit. Unfortunately there was a power failure during the night and therefor all the air cons were off .(23h00 till 3h00 in the morning) We are situated...

Centurion, South Africa
Reviewed 6 December 2016

Just the best place to stay. The food is good and the room is an absolute beauty. So relaxing and the owners is so accommodating. Loved the way we were treated and welcomed. The view from the balcony is breath taking and we enjoyed having access to our own balcony.

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Dear benitadutoit Thank you very much for your review after your recent visit to Franklin View Guest House. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to welcoming you back soon to Franklin View. Kind Regards Chris-Marie (Jnr Assistant Manager) P.S. Thank you for choosing Franklin View Guest House as your home away from...

Kimberley, South Africa
Reviewed 6 December 2016

Everything was excellent and will recommend this guest house to anyone. The night view is the best in Bloemfontein and very romantic. . The guest house is very unique dew to the fact that it is situated high up against Naval Hill and everything at the guest house is designed to incorporate this unique feature. The service is excellent

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Dear 110iaint Thank you very much for your review after your recent visit to Franklin View Guest House. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to welcoming you back soon to Franklin View. Kind Regards Chris-Marie (Jnr Assistant Manager) P.S. Thank you for choosing Franklin View Guest House as your home away from...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Franklin View is an up market Guesthouse situated on the Northern slopes of Naval Hill (The highest house on the Northern slopes) with a magnificent view over the suburb of Waverley with its beautiful trees of purple, orange and green during daytime and an ocean of flickering lights at night.The rustic atmosphere of yellow wood and leather in the spacious living area gives you a warm feeling of comfort.Enjoy a misty morning breakfast in the company of awakening birds.Each of the luxurious rooms with its panoramic view opens on a balcony.We are easy accessible from the N1 and only 5 minutes away from city centre and +-10 minutes from the airport.• Franklin View boasts the best view situated on the northern slopes of Naval Hill • The decor in Franklin View is rustic with an emphasis on yellow wood and leather • Luxurious en- suite rooms with DSTV • Splash pool and braai area • Your hosts Marietjie and Gustav Swanepoel. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Franklin View Guest House

Address: 9E Innes Avenue | Waverley, Bloemfontein 9301, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Free State > Bloemfontein
Price Range: $90 - $110 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Franklin View Guest House 3.5*
Number of rooms: 6
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“The bedroom below ours has view of the bathroom in our bedroom on the first floor, when the curtains are open.”
 of 5 bubbles WendyL0uW, 28 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Rooms with a view are the way to go!”
 of 5 bubbles ronniev642, 16 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room with a balcony.”
 of 5 bubbles Nigeltd, 3 Nov 2016 | Read review
“If at all possible, ask for Rooms 1 or 6. They are a little bit more expensive, but definitely worth the price.”
 of 5 bubbles msjolanam, 30 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room with a balcony and with a separate bathroom.”
 of 5 bubbles TheoVorster, 23 Aug 2016 | Read review
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