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Grant-Valkaria, Florida
Reviewed 9 January 2017

Frances' Lodge was the perfect place for my husband and I to stay when we visited Siena and the surrounding wine regions in mid-October 2016. Franco and Franca are the consummate host and hostess - providing not only a comfortable environment for relaxing after sight-seeing and a fabulous breakfast (including THE BEST cup of cappuccino in Italy and homemade jams...

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

Thank you Happytrails0210 !! your review makes us very happy and hope it is a good suggestion for next travellers! Franco and I are waiting for your next visit, hopefully soon !

Canby, Oregon
Reviewed 3 January 2017

August, 2016 was our second time staying at the lovely Frances Lodge. Italy and the Tuscan region particularly are our favorite vacation destinations, and we wouldn't go without staying with Franco and Franca at this beautiful villa. The breakfast in the serene garden is all homemade and delicious. The views of the walled city of Siena are spectacular, and its...

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

Dear Sue R, thank you very much for your words about your stay with us: we couldn't imagine a better way to start this 2017 with a comment like yours!!! Hope to have you for a third visit

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 28 November 2016

Frances' lodge is a wonderful treat just a few minutes outside of Sienna. The view is spectacular, the hosts are wonderful and you have to take the time for breakfast - homemade everything. I wish we could have stayed longer than the two nights we booked. Fances and Franco were so nice and enjoyable to visit with. Franco make sure...

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

Dear online564, Franco and I are so happy to read your words and to know you are keeping such nice memories! And we absolutely agreed: 4 nights is the perfect length!!! Hope to see you again soon

Saint Louis, Missouri
Reviewed 15 November 2016

Frances and Franco were very welcoming from the time we drove up the drive. The lodge is hard to find but Franco's direction are easy to follow and you see the view of Sienna from the drive. We had the Adirondack Room which was cozy with all of the amenities. Breakfasts were fantastic with you choosing what you want in...

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

Dear SlavneyD, thank you for your kind words: Franco and I are ready to plan your next vacation with us, soon!

Edmonton, Canada
Reviewed 13 November 2016

This is the second time I've visited Franco and Franca, the warm and engaging owner-hosts of Frances' Lodge. As others have written, like staying with family you like, who are intent on making your stay in Siena and Tuscany perfect. Franco's love for Siena is evident in every story he tells, recommendation he makes. They easily accommodated my request for...

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

Dear IntrepidYogini55, we have greatly appreciated your words: thank you so much! Your comment is double-precious for us, since you have come back twice, and have kept such a positive opinion ! Waiting for your third time !

Avon, North Carolina
Reviewed 12 November 2016

We recently (end of October '16) spent 3 nights at Frances' lodge with another couple while traveling in Italy. It was by far our favorite stop as Franco and Frances are the perfect host and hostess and their lodge is beautiful, warm and inviting. Franco is full of knowledge about the area, restaurants and just about anything you can ask...

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

Dear duxbug817, it is always so nice to hear from our guests their positive feedback ! Thank you so much: hopefully we meet you again soon, for a longer stay with us!

Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

France's Lodge was a perfect place to stay and enjoy the beautiful sights of Tuscany. Franco and Franca were great hosts! We spent 4 nights here and each morning we were served a lovely breakfast outside on the patio if the weather was warm enough or inside at the nice dining table. Franco would serve us this delicious breakfast with...

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

Dear BonnieB18, Franco and I are so happy to read your comment and to know that you are keeping such nice memories about your stay with us! you were very nice guests too! We love to hear from our guests and we really hope even your friends post their review!!!

Grayslake, Illinois
Reviewed 16 October 2016

My wife and I just returned from 10 days in Italy, three of them in Siena staying at the Frances Lodge. To say that this was the highlight of our trip would be an understatement. Franco and Frances are wonderful, warm hosts who made our stay so memorable. After a week in Rome and Florence with a heavy amount of...

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

Dear ghwb2016, Franco and I are really happy you have appreciated our hospitality: we love to treat our guests not like clients but like friends ! Hope to have you again with us, maybe for an entire week!

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

This is a husband and wife run inn not a big hotel. The attraction is a good location 5 minutes outside of Siena, great hosts, beautiful views and an excellent made to order breakfast. You'd typically have to pay a tour guide or travel agent for all of the site seeing advice you get for free from Frances and Franco....

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Dear JJRK_12, thank you for your positive comment: hopefully it is an inspiration for next guests!!

Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

In September 2016 my husband and I spent 8 wonderful nights at Frances Lodge with my husband's sister & brother and their spouses. This was my 5th trip to Italy and my husband's 4th trip. But it was the the 1st trip for the others. We took them to Rome, Florence and Venice also, but the highlight of the whole...

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

Dear KathyItalia, thank you so much for the wonderful post! We are so happy when our guests are keeping such nice memories, and to read their comments on the Internet is for us a great satisfaction! We are waiting for your 6th trip in Italy, visiting again Tuscany, and staying again with us!!!

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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 

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Address: Strada di Val di Pugna 2, 53100, Siena, Italy
Region: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Siena > Siena
Price Range: RM887 - RM1,105 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
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“Rooms on the first floor have easier access.”
 of 5 bubbles HappyTrails0210, 8 Jan 2017 | Read review
“You can't go wrong with any room. Leave it to your hosts to suggest the best room for your visit.”
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“Roses room has a great view and bathroom is amazing”
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 of 5 bubbles online564, 27 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Everything here - location, view, access to sites, food, comfort - is beautiful.”
 of 5 bubbles IntrepidYogini55, 12 Nov 2016 | Read review
“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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