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All reviews central market bedroom apartment rundle mall great location main bedroom washing machine and dryer car park bus station coles supermarket within walking distance full kitchen serviced daily well equipped kitchen adelaide markets self contained lounge room double bed
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Reviewed 26 February 2015 via mobile

Franklin Central Apartments are conveniently located in the CBD. My husband and I were able to walk to most places - the Rundle St Mall, loads of restaurants, bars, the car hire place... It's a two minute walk to the grocery store and the Central Markets. There is also parking available onsite, which we used four a few night for our hire car. Parking was a very reasonable $15 a day irrespective of the number of times you entered and exited.

The apartments are self catered and have all the amenties we needed for a week in the city. Iron, washing machine, dryer, air con, kettle, toaster, microwave, TV etc. My only criticism is that they're all very dated and loud - the drier desperately needed a service as it sounded like the barrel was out of alignment and the dishwasher sounded like it was about to launch into space. The air con is only in the living area so we had to have it on all night at 17C to cool the bedroom over the very hot weekend. The bedrooms back onto the outside corridor and we were unfortunate enough to be right next to the lift, so most mornings we were woken by fellow patrons chatting as they walked the corridor and waited for the elevator. The television reception wasn't amazing, especially Foxtel, but we didn't watch a lot anyway. The free wifi was fabulous.

The staff were super friendly - we spoke to about five different ladies and every one was delightful. They provided maps, tourist advice and suggestions of venues to dine and places to see. Franklin Central Apartments are conveniently located in the CBD. My husband and I were able to walk to most places - the Rundle St Mall, loads of restaurants, bars, the car hire place... It's a two minute walk to the grocery store and the Central Markets. There is also parking available onsite, which we used four a few night for our hire car. Parking was a very reasonable $15 a day irrespective of the number of times you entered and exited.

The apartments are self catered and have all the amenties we needed for a week in the city. Iron, washing machine, dryer, air con, kettle, toaster, microwave, TV etc. My only criticism is that they're all very dated and loud - the drier desperately needed a service as it sounded like the barrel was out of alignment and the dishwasher sounded like it was about to launch into space. The air con is only in the living area so we had to have it on all night at 17C to cool the bedroom over the very hot weekend. The bedrooms back onto the outside corridor and we were unfortunate enough to be right next to the lift, so most mornings we were woken by fellow patrons chatting as they walked the corridor and waited for the elevator. The television reception wasn't amazing, especially Foxtel, but we didn't watch a lot anyway. The free wifi was fabulous.

The staff were super friendly - we spoke to about five different ladies and every one was delightful. They provided maps, tourist advice and suggestions of venues to dine and places to see.

Apartments can be serviced every day, so it was nice to come home to fresh linen.

For the price, location and convenience these apartments are great.
We would stay here again.

  • Stayed: February 2015
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Thank jadeelisha
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Franklin36, Manager at Franklin Central Apartments, responded to this reviewResponded 27 February 2015

Dear jadeelisha,

thank you for your review.

I am pleased that you had an enjoyable stay with us.

As you mention in your review our apartments are self catered and feature laundry facilities as well.

We are in the process of replacing all dishwashers in every apartment, so thank you for your feedback.

Adelaide can reach extreme temperatures and we do recommend that you leave the Air-Conditioner on even while out during these times to enable the Air-conditioner to keep the whole apartment cool.

Once again thank you for your review and we look forward to having you stay with us again.

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Reviewed 26 February 2015

Very large and clean apartment although a little noisy. Nice cafe downstairs for breakfast and an easy walk to the restaurants on Gouger St and also through some lane ways to Rundle Mall. Due to the Fringe Festival and Soundwave there wasn't a lot of accommodation on offer last weekend, but we were pleasantly surprised with the Franklin Central Apartments.

  • Stayed: February 2015, travelled with family
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Thank h0warth4
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Franklin36, Manager at Franklin Central Apartments, responded to this reviewResponded 27 February 2015

Dear h0warth4,

thank you for your review.

It is wonderful to hear that you had an enjoyable stay at our property.

We look forward to having you stay with again soon.

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Reviewed 24 February 2015

clean, one double room but the second one had only a single bed, there was a sofa in the living room but the matress was too thin (only kids with less weight can sleep there) for adults, small bathroom, very good restaurants around the corner

  • Stayed: February 2015
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Thank Sonja L
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Franklin36, Manager at Franklin Central Apartments, responded to this reviewResponded 25 February 2015

Dear Sonja L,

thank you for your review.

It is wonderful to hear that you had an enjoyable stay.

I have mentioned your concerns of the sofa bed to management.

We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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Reviewed 19 February 2015

We only stayed one night - opening of the Fringe Festival in Adelaide - and were surprised for a few reasons:
1. we were able to get a two bedroom apartment for under $150 per night
2. the arrangement of the rooms at Franklin Central.

Like a lot of reviewers have suggested, the main bedroom is rather gloomy, looking out onto the corridor (with privacy blinds of course!!).

But the apartment itself was generous in terms of the size of the lounge / dining area, the kitchen and full laundry facilities. Given the location and size of the apartments, I would have expected to pay more.

We were not disturbed by noise at all, despite the apartments being full (Fringe, ICC world cup match on in town...).

If you are not looking for a luxury room based stay, need to cook for yourself, then I would recommend. If you are looking for luxury, fine linens, marble concierge area etc then you need to look elsewhere!!

Room Tip: A room on Bentham St is likely to be quieter; but not having experienced the rooms off Franklin St, I cannot be sure.
  • Stayed: February 2015, travelled as a couple
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Thank Mez P
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Franklin36, Manager at Franklin Central Apartments, responded to this reviewResponded 25 February 2015

Dear Mez P,

Thank you for your review.

I am pleased to hear that you had an enjoyable stay with us.

As you do mention our apartments are very spacious and feature full kitchen and laundry facilities.

we look forward to seeing you again next time you travel to Adelaide.

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Reviewed 18 February 2015

There are much nicer places to stay in Adelaide. I stayed here only because all other accommodations were booked due to World Cup cricket being in Adelaide. Prices were inflated because of this. I don't have a problem with the management increasing the price when demand is high. But, the desk clerk while being very nice, was extremely frazzled and check-in took over 30 minutes. Couldn't management allocate a bit of the windfall to hire an extra desk clerk? The people staying here were partying much of the night and I was awakened a number of times by loud voices and noises. The apartment was outdated, but clean and had a washer/ dryer and refrigerator.

  • Stayed: February 2015, travelled on business
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1  Thank JoelA-fromMO
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Franklin36, Manager at Franklin Central Apartments, responded to this reviewResponded 19 February 2015

Dear JoelA-fromMO,

It is disappointing to hear that you did not enjoy your stay at our property.

in regards to the your checkin, once the World Cup cricket finished there were a large number of guests all coming at the same time to checkin, So checkin did take longer than usual and I do apologise and appreciate your patience while you were waiting.

We had no complaints in regards to noise from other guests partying, so I am not sure which room was involved.

Our Apartments do feature full kitchen and laundry facilities which make staying much more comfortable.

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