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Frances' Lodge Relais

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Strada di Valdipugna 2, 53100 Siena, Italy
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My husband and I stayed and the Lodge in May (May 18-May 20) as part of our trip to Italy to celebrate our 10 year anniversary. I can not say enough great things about Frances' Lodge. The beauty, the location, the hosts, Frances and Franco, the breakfast...it was all wonderful. We wanted to stay in the Tuscan countryside and the... More 

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

Dear Lisa, thank you so much for your very positive and complete description of your stay with us! Franco now has more reasons to wave his flag, as the Elephant won the July Palio !!! And we did it!! Hope to have you again with us, maybe for a longer stay More 

MESA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

From the moment Franco and Franca greet you and open the door of your car, you're hooked! The setting atop a hill overlooking Siena is wonderful! The rooms are excellent, and the hospitality is second to none! The converted farmhouse hold six apartments. The sunken bathroom with a huge tub and shower sets apart from the sink area giving guests... More 

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

Dear Thomas, thank you very much for your wonderful detailed review! Maybe you have known that TORRE won the July Palio !!!! So Franco would have now a lot of stories to tell you!! Hope to see you again soon More 

Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Booking France's Lodge for 6 nights was one of the best things we did in Italy! Their Bed and Breakfast is beautiful, Franco and Frances are the most gracious hosts, and it's location near Siena was ideal. The lodge itself is really lovely. Our family had the White room and the Adirondack room on the first floor. The rooms were... More 

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

Dear Kanani, thank you for your nice review: even Franco and I were so happy to have you and your wonderful family with us! You were such nice guests, and we are happy to hear you have enjoyed your stay. To the next trip, hopefully really soon More 

Monterey, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in the Junior Suite for 4 nights near the end of our trip to Italy (June 10-14/2015). It was so peaceful and lovely. Frances and Franco are wonderful hosts who go above and beyond to ensure their guests have everything they need or want. The morning breakfast is wonderful and you can get whatever you want (fill out... More 

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

Dear blueslrvrf, I am very happy you have enjoyed your stay with us ! You matched the description of the"perfect" vacation, with time enough for everything, from a lazy breakfast to a relaxing time! I will tell Franco to add "cartographer" to his many jobs! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a beautiful property and place to stay while visiting Tuscany! We only stayed here 2 nights but if we were to do it again we would stay for at least 4 or more nights or a week. The rooms are clean and well decorated (we had an amazing tub and views of the garden in the Rose Room). Franco... More 

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

Dear mrscolleensmith, it is a great pleasure to read your comment on a too short stay!!!! I It is what I always recommend to our guests, and your words are so appreciated!!! So, come back and stay with us for a longer stay, soon: now you know the road ! More 

Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here with a group of friends for 7 nights in May 2015. It was absolutely fabulous. Our rooms were very comfortable and spotless. My husband and I had the white room which opened onto the garden. The grounds of the villa are beautiful with views to the walled city of Sienna. The plants in the garden were just... More 

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

Dear Jillian, it was a great pleasure to read your comment about your stay: we were thinking of you in the day of the departure because the chaos at the Airport, and even the following "misadventures" made us worried. We felt like you were a group of "our" friends, visiting us after a very long trip..... and are so happy... More 

Kauai
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

France's lodge us a wonderful, warm and inviting oasis in the hills just outside Sienna. Franca, Franco, Elena and the dogs go out of their way to make your stay great. We had the White Room which is great because it had its own little patio and we This place is a wonderful inviting oasis in the hills outside of... More 

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

Thank you so much for your positive and complete description of your stay with us! Hope to have you again with us More 

Lake Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a wonderful place to stay! The accommodations were wonderful. The buildings were beautiful, surrounded by beautiful gardens, the lovely Tuscan hills and a great view of the city of Siena. The room we stayed in was perfect. It represented the style of the buildings with a wondefully up to date bathroom. The breakfast room was bright and airy. And... More 

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

Dear Larry, thank you for your nice review: even in such a short time with us, you have matched all the positive aspects of a stay with us! Come back and visit us again, even if maybe you have already explored the best of Tuscany in your tour after your departure fom Frances' Lodge! More 

Marietta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I read the reviews on Rick Steves and decided to book for myself, husband and another couple travelling with us. We only had 4 nights and this seem to be the perfect place for us. After a long day of delays in travelling from Sorrento we arrived tired. We had planned ahead to have Frances and Franco prepare our dinner... More 

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

Dear Maggie, it is a real pleasure to read your words about your stay with us. To offer to our guests an oasis of peace between busy days in big Cities and to see how much they appreciate to spend a little time with us, makes us very happy. Hope to have you again, maybe an entire week in Tuscany! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am currently staying at France's Lodge and feel I've found paradise. If you want to experience the countryside after spending time in cities, this is paradise. Owners France's and Franko are wonderful hosts. The gardens and pool make me feel like I'm in another world, "Far From The Madden Crowd."

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Dear Linda, I love you comment "live" !! I am so happy you were able to extend your stay with us at least one more day! Thank you so much: hope to have you again soon More 

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