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The Franklin Boutique Hotel
Ranked #1 of 14 Adelaide B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
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4 reviews
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“Terrible Hotel”
Reviewed 7 June 2014 via mobile

If you managed to sleep through the WW2 bombing of London, then I am sure you could manage to get a decent nights sleep in this place. Otherwise, don't expect much. Terrible construction and soundproofing ensures that you're unlikely to get and sleep with the terrible 'dj's' blaring their hipster crap from downstairs, and the obnoxious customers yelling in the courtyard till midnight. Also, the shower doesn't work properly, the bathroom door was broken, and the promised free wifi didn't work. Would never come back.

Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 June 2014

Great room and awesome service. Friendly and efficient landlord let us check in super early when we arrived and upgraded our room. Bed so cosy, free treats and mini bar a nice touch. Perfect. Didn't get a chance to try the pub itself but this looked great too!

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Haarlem, The Netherlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 May 2014

It's pretty hard to add some original thoughts or remarks to all the positive elements mentioned here on the Franklin Boutique Hotel. Maybe that it's opposite to the Greyhound bus station? Kidding! Everything stated here is true and more. Only minor point is that it's not possible to put food and drinks you used in de bar downstairs on your room bill. But, as we learned, that seems to be a typical Aussie thing.
In short: highly recommended!

Room Tip: We had 4 and it was just fine!
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 May 2014 via mobile

Trendy hotel with a few nice touches like the free mini bar and coffee machine. Service from the staff was excellent and there are a few major chains that could learn a thing or two from this place. Colourful and quirky but my room (room 4) was smallish and a little cramped. If there are larger rooms you may need it for a longer stay or you are overnighting then this would work just fine. Not sure about the B&B tag because they didn't do breakfast and room service would have been great. I will definitely stay there again.

Stayed May 2014, travelled on business
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Sydney, Australia
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72 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 May 2014

A great hotel close to the center of Adelaide. We stayed here for 1 night over the weekend We got into Adelaide around 11am and our room was already clean and waiting for us.
The hotel is close to Central Market. The staff are friendly and knowledgeable.
The decoration is modern with crisp white sheets. Inclusions in our hotel rate were mini bar, WiFi and use of Nespresso machines with free tea/coffee/sugar/milk.
Ear plugs were supplied but there was no need for us to use them.
Pluses: free goodies bag with Chips, Chocolates, gum, etc. INCLUDED mini bar
Cons: no drawers to put your stuff away.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 April 2014

Have been there for a night and totally love it ! I was lucky since I got a free update to the superior room. Huge space, totally clean, free drinks provided in the fridge, coffee machine....what I like the most is all the attentions and small details made. Design is really inspiring, cosy and quirky. Close to Victoria square and all public transports. Friendly staff and good atmosphere down the bar. You have to go there !

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled solo
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Bethesda, Maryland
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Reviewed 20 April 2014

We stayed for 3 nights in Room 4. The Franklin is a very nice and friendly hotel with the rooms over a popular and lively bar that has very good food. The location is great - a short walk to Chinatown and the Central Market, and easy walks to Rundle Mall, Art Gallery, Botanic Gardens, Zoo, and across the street from the bus station. Our room was modern and the bed very comfortable. However, it is very small with some irritating features. There is nowhere, not even a drawer, to put your stuff so we were unable to unpack for our few days. The "bedside" tables were not beside the bed but to the side and behind, so not convenient for putting alarm clock, glass of water etc. The bathroom is large, but again, not a single shelf to put our stuff and so our toiletries sat on the floor. We did find the room quiet and weren't bothered at all by any noise from the pub. Would definitely stay there again, but would ask for a larger room.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Property: The Franklin Boutique Hotel
Address: 92 Franklin St, Adelaide, South Australia 5000, Australia
Region: Australia > South Australia > Greater Adelaide > Adelaide
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 14 B&Bs / Inns in Adelaide
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — The Franklin Boutique Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 7
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