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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.
A note from Franklin View Guest House
Updated 20/06/26 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

About

#2 of 210 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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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Non-smoking hotel
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Wifi
Outdoor pool
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English, Afrikaans
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marisia2022 wrote a review 16 Jun
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I moved here when the previous place was terrible. The staff was excellent, the room was clean and so warm. Beautiful view and is very quiet. Really great and I will stay here again when travelling to Bloemfontein
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Mike F wrote a review 15 Jun
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I was working on a project and part of being there was to make sure I had 100 excellent WiFi service. I certainly did and the team was incredibly helpful when we discovered that the WiFi was great but my computers battery was not holding the charge. They did everything they could to support me. The view from the hill top was breathe taking. Breakfasts tasty. Gustav is a wonderful human, interesting and a big heart. His wife, a beautiful being. Even arranged more gluten free bread for me! And there manager was awesome as well. All the staff we caring, supporting and wonderful. The guest house itself was a work of art!!!!!
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bonganimhangwane wrote a review 06 Jun
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Pleasant and peaceful indeed. I will always use it book this Guest House for my visits to Bloemfontein. Very humble owner and always courteous of how he interacts with his guests. I love everything about the design and quality of the property.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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galmboy0 wrote a review 04 Jun
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Please enlarge the sign board entrace at bottom of the road. It was not visible at nite especially during load shedding. Did not see any security at night for the vehicles since there is no security gate.
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sheree119 wrote a review May 2022
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Our experience at the hotel was absolutely amazing. The hotel was really nice, the food was amazing and the staff were so helpful and kind it made us feel completely at home. Our only complaint is that the bath was dirty other than that we loved every moment spent at the hotel.
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Response from Gustav Swanepoel, Owner at Franklin View Guest House
Responded 4 weeks ago
Thank you for the review.If the bath was dirty then i apologize. I can just mention that some of the baths started to peal at the outlets.Mend a bath did spray only the bottoms of the baths and therefor there is a colour difference between the bottom and the sides of the baths.The bottom of the bathes are bright white and the sides more cool white.
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579derrickv wrote a review May 2022
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Gustav is a friendly and amazing host. Breakfast was so delicious and filled me for the rest of the day. Stunning view, Gustav was for us to meet with a friend after check out time and enjoy a coffee on their patio. Will always stay at Franklin View when visiting Bloemfontein.
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chelseawilliamson wrote a review May 2022
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This hotel is incredible to stay in for the views. The breakfasts were also amazing and the staff were incredibly friendly. The rooms however have thin walls and you can hear everything from your neighbour to the staffs rooms. I really battled to sleep.
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Response from Gustav Swanepoel, Owner at Franklin View Guest House
Responded 14 May 2022
Thank you for the review.Regarding your sleep quality:The walls of the guesthouse is standard brick walls as required by the building regulations..We do not have staff rooms on the premises.Unfortunately we do get guests by occasion that do not respect other guests in the guesthouse.I think that this is a problem at all guesthouses and hotels .We do have a notice in all the rooms regarding quiet time.
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PixmanSA wrote a review Apr 2022
Durban, South Africa174 contributions81 helpful votes
We stayed at this establishment in August last year when we travelled down to Cape Town - we were moving to the Cape for good and it was our first stop after leaving Durban. We found the guest house fairly easily and the only down side was the very steep driveway up to the guest house. We were warned about it though so it didn't come as a shock. The room was excellent, the guest house was close to a shopping centre where we could buy some supper. Breakfast was provided by the guest house and it was adequate. Recommended.
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Room Tip: Don't arrive in the dark as the steep driveway will catch you out.
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andreepieterse wrote a review Mar 2022
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We had such a lovely stay with a spectacular view. We weren't planning on staying for breakfast, but were so glad we did! Great value for money! Would definitely recommend Franklin View! Staff was so friendly.
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Date of stay: March 2022
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jmoodl831877 wrote a review Mar 2022
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The views were breathtaking. Absolutely stunning. Breakfast was amazing and the staff were so friendly and hospitable. The place was very clean and up to standard. Will definitely go back. Thank you for a wonderful stay
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PRICE RANGE
US$67 - US$75 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
South AfricaFree StateBloemfontein
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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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.