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Franklin View Guest House

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9E Innes Avenue Waverley, Bloemfontein 9301 South Africa
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
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Updated 20/06/26 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 20/06/26 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#1 of 209 B&Bs / Inns in Bloemfontein
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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.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Non-smoking hotel
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Private check-in / check-out
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Secured parking
Wifi
Outdoor pool
Shared lounge / TV area
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Air conditioning
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Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
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Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
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Mid-range
Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans
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LKelbrick wrote a review Mar 2021
21 contributions26 helpful votes
We recently spent two, separate, nights at Franklin View Guesthouse while travelling on holiday. We had stayed at the Guesthouse previously and we were pleased to find that it was as good as ever. We enjoyed Gustav's hospitality and generosity as well as the comfortable accommodation the Guesthouse provided. We took advantage of the offered evening meal, which was excellent on both occasions. The staff were very friendly and helpful. We enjoyed the delicious breakfasts while taking in the wonderful views from the breakfast room. The Guesthouse is very well situated for travellers passing though Bloemfontein and we shall certainly return to Franklin View Guesthouse in the future.
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Date of stay: March 2021
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jbridgett wrote a review Jan 2021
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The staff welcomed us with a wonderful warm feeling. The food was of good quality and the rooms were warm and cosy. The view is something spectacular. It was my team and I that travelled for work purposes and we will definitely return when we travel through Bloemfontein again.
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Date of stay: January 2021
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Teresa K wrote a review Jan 2021
Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa46 contributions94 helpful votes
Gustav was the perfect host and made my daughter and I feel incredibly safe and welcome. We had a room with a beuautiful view, access to the kitchen and pool area after hours , via a biometric system and a delicious breakfast to start our day. Think Austrian Ski resort but in Bloem.
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Date of stay: January 2021
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Chris V wrote a review Jan 2021
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We had a great stopover on our way back to Gauteng from Stilbay. We were welcomed by the owner on arrival. The facilities were excellent and the view of Bloemfontein from the dining room is spectacular. The rooms are very clean, well equipped and the linen are good quality and clean. We had a great breakfast the next morning. Well done Franklin View!
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swaldi664668 wrote a review Dec 2020
Johannesburg, South Africa1 contribution
Excellent accommodation and service. We always stop by when we travel to cape town. It is convenient, very comfortable and unique. Great service, food and they are always willing to accommodate your requests.
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Date of stay: December 2020
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PRICE RANGE
US$52 - US$70 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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South AfricaFree StateBloemfontein
NUMBER OF ROOMS
6
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Frequently Asked Questions about Franklin View Guest House
Which popular attractions are close to Franklin View Guest House?
Nearby attractions include Soetdoring Nature Reserve (0.9 km) and Choet Visser Rugby Museum (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Franklin View Guest House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Franklin View Guest House?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Franklin View Guest House?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Franklin View Guest House?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Franklin View Guest House?
Conveniently located restaurants include Margaritas Seafood & Steaks, Kerdoni's Bays Village, and Seven On Kellner Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Franklin View Guest House?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Franklin View Guest House?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Franklin View Guest House?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Afrikaans.
Are there any historical sites close to Franklin View Guest House?
Many travellers enjoy visiting The National Women's Monument (6.0 km).