Luxury accommodation in a fully restored, five level Victorian mansion in the leafy inner Brisbane suburb of Highgate Hill, commanding panoramic views of the city skyline and within walking distance to everything-1 km. to city centre, Southbank and Botanical gardens.Stay fit in the 20 m. lap pool and fully equiped gym or laze around in the tropical gardens and heated spa.The rooms are very big, most rooms have air cond/ceiling fan. tv and dvd, queen size bed and tea and coffee making facilities.There is a huge country kitchen and a supermarket just down the road so you can save by eating in or you can try one of the dozens of cosmopolitan cafes/restaurants only a few mins. walk away. You also have free unlimited internet (wireless now available - see Manager on arrival) use and access by arrangement to business facilities, incoming phone line, fax and photocopier.
Franklin Villa was constructed in the year 1888 and was the original home of one Thomas Greiner who was the Official Protector of Aborigines in the Colony of Queensland before the formation of the Commonwealth of Australia. Following the inauguration of Australia in 1901 Franklin Villa became the residence of the Postmaster General for the state of Queensland. Until 1924 Franklin Villa was one of the prime government residences for high ranking officials.
In 1924 Franklin Villa passed into private hands and during the years of World War II the house was sequested as an American officers residence. After the war the house reverted to private control and was converted into individual units, or flats as they are called in Australia. In 1990 Nick Proctor acquired the premises and fully restored it back to a grand colonial style private residence. However, with a young family it became obvious that maintaining such a imposing residence without the 'staff' of centuries previous was just not feasible.
So Franklin Villa has been re-re-converted to what is now arguably Brisbane's premier short and medium term accommodation venue.
Rooms and Bedding Configuration
The Master bedroom
Ensuite spa bath overlooking the city, Double bed and single bed, seperate private entrance and balcony, air conditioning,T.V and DVD, fridge and tea /coffee facilities. Prices start from $169 per night.
The best views in Brisbane, air conditioning, King size bed, T.V and DVD, fridge and tea /coffee facilities.Private ensuited bathroom with spa bath. Prices start from $169 per night .
The White room
A huge room that can sleep up to 4 , ceiling fan, Double bed and one single bed, tea /coffee facilities. Own private bathroom - (claw foot bath ). Prices start from $129 per night.
The Blue room
A beautiful room with antique furnishings, Double bed and single bed,t.v and dvd player, tea/coffee making facilities. Private bathroom with - (claw foot bath ).
Prices start from $129 per night.
***ALL ROOM RATES ARE BASED ON 2 PERSONS - ANY ADDITIONAL PERSONS OVER 5YRS IS AT AN EXTRA RATE OF $10 PER PERSON PER NIGHT***
**All prices are subject to change at Owner/Manager's discretion**
Airconditioning, Swimming Pool, Washing Machine
- 25 metre Lap pool
- Amazing Views over City
- Billiard Room
- Cooking Facilities
- DVD player
- Extensive Verandahs
- Heated Spa (not spa bath)
- High chair
- Ironing Facilities
- Linen Supplied
- Open Fireplace
- Spa Bath
- Swimming Pool
- Washing Machine
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