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Frances' Lodge Relais

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27/05/2017 28/05/2017
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Santa Cristina d'Aro, Spain
Reviewed 8 November 2014

We were fortunate enough to be directed to Frances Lodge just outside of Siena our favourite place to visit in Tuscany , This has a lot to do with Franco and Frances who always make us feel like long lost friends whenever we visit them which has been many times now . We took our family from Australia when they...

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francafrances, Proprietario at Frances' Lodge Relais, responded to this review

Dear Adrian and Mary, It is a great pleasure to read your words about your stay(s) with us !! The opinions of guests who have visited us many times will surely be an inspiration for future guests. Waiting for your next visit, Frances and Franco

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 4 November 2014

We loved our stay with Frances and Franco. They welcomed us with warmth and made suggestions and reservations for a special tours of sights in Tuscany that we would not have found on our own. The Lodge is elegant with old world charm and spectacular views! The rooms are spacious and the grounds are breathtaking. The breakfasts were delicious with...

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francafrances, Owner at Frances' Lodge Relais, responded to this review

Dear PerkySee, Franco and I are really happy you have enjoyed your stay with us and have loved the Roses' room! I have furnished each room as it were a new bedroom for my husband and me, and I am glad to know that my guests appreciate my personal taste. Hope to have you again with us ( for "sampling"...

San Diego, California, United States
Reviewed 1 November 2014

Frances Lodge was a wonderful find. From the beautiful room to the delicious breakfast, we had an amazing time. Frances and Franco make you feel like you are a guest in their home. The view of Siena is breath taking. We got lost driving in Siena and Frances helped us find our way back, via following a taxi. It was...

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francafrances, Proprietario at Frances' Lodge Relais, responded to this review

Dear Lynne F, I am so happy to read your review ! and so happy to have you with us again! Franco and I will do our best for organizing your next stay at its best! No stress in finding the road, but sightseeing everything of our wonderful region. We will plan carefully every day of your next stay, well...

Upper Montclair, New Jersey
Reviewed 30 October 2014

This six-room former farmhouse and stables was converted to a B&B some 15 years ago and is run by a lovely couple Frances and Franco. The breakfast was remarkably delicious, and they have you place your order the night before. It was the best I've had in years. The Lodge has large rooms which are modernized but retain their rustic...

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francafrances, Proprietario at Frances' Lodge Relais, responded to this review

Dear EdChesnu, Franco and I love your description of our place ! And we loved to have nice guests like you! We are very happy to know you had enjoyed your stay with us and hope to have you again with us soon.

Smithtown, New York
Reviewed 28 October 2014

Italy- is awesome and so was our trip to Sienna- especially staying with Frances and Franco-they were great hosts to us-totally knowledgeable on everything Italy. What can I say about the Lodge except the pictures do not do it justice, the place is beautiful, comforatable and has a home feel. The rooms spacious and the double shower was great. Perfect...

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francafrances, Proprietario at Frances' Lodge Relais, responded to this review

Dear the fisher, thank you so much for your very positive review: I hope this is inspiring many future travelers! Franco and I are really happy you have such nice memories about your visit in Tuscany and hope to have you again with us soon.

Baltimore, Maryland
Reviewed 24 October 2014

This was our last stop on our honeymoon and it was a great ending. Frances Lodge is located about one mile from the city center of Siena, which I thought was perfect. It was a short taxi ride and about 10 Euro each way. The rooms where very clean and Francis and Franco made you feel so welcomed. They were...

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francafrances, Proprietario at Frances' Lodge Relais, responded to this review

Dear Michelle, it is a real pleasure to read your review! Franco and I are delighted you have such nice memories of your stay with us, and hope to have you again with us for one of your next Anniversaries!

Westchester, Illinois
Reviewed 17 October 2014

Frances Lodge is a little piece of heaven. The property is amazing, the food is abundant and the hosts are family by the time you leave. We stayed 5 nights and used it as our home base. Franco & Frances are full of knowledge and ideas for day trips and take the time to give you maps and directions. Don't...

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francafrances, Proprietario at Frances' Lodge Relais, responded to this review

Dear Lucia, We are delighted to read of what a wonderful stay you had and that you enjoyed all our facilities. Thank you for your nice memories and we do hope to have the opportunity to have you again as our guests

Reviewed 14 October 2014

This treasure is a fantastic base in Tuscany. The rooms are very comfortable, clean, and charming while having the rustic touch of Italy! The bathrooms are spacious and clean. This is not a hotel so dont expect complete toiletries. They just have body soap / shampoo. The bed is soft and the linens/ towels are very clean and fresh smelling....

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francafrances, Proprietario at Frances' Lodge Relais, responded to this review

Dear mrs Lilliann7, I would like to say a big ”Thank you” for your very positive comment on Trip advisor. It is very important for us, and Franco and I are always grateful with our guests when they take the time to do it. We are happy you have enjoyed your stay with us and hope your review inspire next...

denver, co
Reviewed 12 October 2014

Our hosts, Frances and Franco, were wonderful. They happily answered all our questions and arranged many tours for us. The rooms were very unique and the setting was unbelievable. We loved it so much we stayed an extra day. Highly recommend

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francafrances, Proprietario at Frances' Lodge Relais, responded to this review

Dear leeanmdo, thank you for taking the time to post your lovely comment on the site following your recent stay with us: we are delighted to hear that we made your stay special and hope to have you and your friends again with us.

New Lebanon, Ohio
Reviewed 12 October 2014

This vacation was the culmination of many years of dreaming and planning. Our intention was to spend a week in the Tuscany area in a place that would serve as a home base from which we would take daily excursions. An easy drive to all the hill towns as well as the bigger cities of Florence and Siena, we could...

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francafrances, Proprietario at Frances' Lodge Relais, responded to this review

Dear Jennie S, I am so happy you have enjoyed your stay with us ! Hopefully your review is useful for future guests! Thank you so much: we are waiting for your next trip in Tuscany, for suggesting many other wonderful itineraries in this beautiful Region.

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Frances’ Lodge is a loverly restored country guest home set on a hill across from Siena. Its unbelievable view looks out over the old walled city from the top of a beautiful hilltop. It is here that, since the start of the 18th century, noble families of Siena kept their “villa”—the country house where they summered from May to November, to get away from the heat of the city and to watch over the harvests from their farm holdings; and here the Owners restored the 1853' largest "Limonaia" overlooking the Historical Garden, as part of a fascinating, rich of History, wonderful Estate, belonging to the same Family since quite 3 centuries.The commanding position of the house with its 360-degree panoramic views, the closeness to the city(only 1.8 km.—little more than a mile—as the crow flies), the silence and peace of being in the open countryside just outside the city walls... all of these features await you as soon as you pass through the gates, enter the lovely driveway, and behold the incredible view of Siena’s skyline amid vineyards, fruit orchards, and olive groves. You’ll be revived by sounds that busier parts of the world have forgotten: birds chirping, cicadas singing in summer, the wind blowing through the trees. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Frances' Lodge Relais

Address: Strada di Val di Pugna 2, 53100, Siena, Italy
Region: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Siena > Siena
Price Range: $292 - $348 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
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“Roses room has a great view and bathroom is amazing”
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online564, 27 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Everything here - location, view, access to sites, food, comfort - is beautiful.”
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“We stayed in the Suite with its private entrance by the pool....really great!”
  • I stepped out of my room for dinner; looked left, and saw this incredible sunset over Siena!
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