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Frances' Lodge Relais

Strada di Valdipugna 2, 53100 Siena, Italy
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Ranked #2 of 97 Siena B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
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New York City, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is the most incredible place to stay. Beautiful views of Tuscany and of Siena. Lovely breakfast. Comfortable accommodations. Picnic tables for wine or meals while looking at sunset. Lovingly run by the most wonderful couple. So friendly!!! We had wanted to stay 2 nights, but Frances encouraged us to stay a third in order to see more of Tuscany.... More

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Hatboro, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We have just returned from our third visit to the Frances Lodge and I an happy to say it's only gotten better! The location is perfect, the accommodations are beautiful, and your hosts could not be nicer or more helpful! If you want easy access to Siena and also a place to just relax and rewind, this place is a... More

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Jersey City, New Jersey
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Travelling as two couples, we recently spent 3 wonderful nights at "Frances Lodge". I cannot think of enough superlatives to describe our experience. Although within minutes of Siena, the property is tranquil and quiet. The rooms are imaginative, spacious and immaculately clean. The owners Frances and Franco are charming and could not be more accommodating... first by welcoming us with... More

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Frances' Lodge is a super destination in Siena. Franco and Franca are wonderful hosts who greeted us with umbrellas in hand and a warm smile as we arrived during a chilly rain shower which unfortunately greeted us upon arrival too. The three couples in our party felt immediately welcomed. The grounds and rooms did not disappoint either. Our group... More

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

Dear TuscanSon, Franco and I are so happy to read your comment! You have described our place in such a way that I can't imagine better! Hope to have you again with us soon More

San Francisco, California
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4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My daughter and I stayed at Frances' Lodge for 4 nights in early June. There are so many superlatives to describe our stay - but my favorite is to say that my daughter was all about dropping our bags and going right into Siena as soon as we arrived (she had no idea where we were staying) - until we... More

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

Dear mrs G. Franco and I are delighted you have loved your stay with us! We try hard to offer to our guests the "feeling" of our countryside, sharing our home, our time and our experiences. Hope to have you again with us soon More

Hong Kong, China
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Frances and Franco, owners and operators of Frances Lodge are wonderfully unique and gracious hosts. They are totally available (except during mid-day hours when they work in their farm and gardens) to their guests, both offering many suggestions and written itineraries for activities in Tuscany. Their property is exquisite, and breakfast in the garden is a beautiful way to start... More

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

Dear Dstrickm, thanks for writing and posting your comment about your stay with us. We really love to know that our guests keep such nice memories! Waiting for your next trip More

Hereford, Arizona
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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A picture perfect postcard view of the Tuscan landscape and city of Siena. Our hosts, Franco and Frances, were very charming, welcoming, helpful and a joy to meet. Frances and Franco provided assistance in booking attractions in nearby Florence as well as maps and directions to the neighboring Tuscan towns. One of our companions, a mountain bike enthusiast, borrowed on... More

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

Dear Traveler from Hereford, Franco and I are delighted to read your review! Very happy to hear you have appreciated our home and all the small details that "makes the difference", from the sweet smelling plants to the peace of our relaxing spots. Hope to see you again with us soon! More

Bradenton, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's a slice of heaven. One step out of the car and the whole place smells like lavender and jasmine. If you are a Gardner you will appreciate the beautiful farm. The rooms are anything but farmyard. Frances has used mural glass and colors in a beautiful way. We stayed in the yellow room and the shower is large enough... More

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

Dear Angela, thank you for taking the time to post your beautiful feedback following your recent stay with us. We are delighted to hear that you liked the location, the fragrances of our garden, the decoration of our rooms and, of course, Franco and me ! Waiting for your next trip in Tuscany More

Brooklyn, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I visited Frances' Lodge in June 2011 (even though I had to choose Aug 2013--I'm just new to TripAdvisor), and it was a highlight of our trip to Italy. We spent 3 nights in this wonderful B&B. We often dream of returning to Italy, and we know we will go back to Frances' Lodge. Our room was... More

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

We are waiting for your next visit! It will be a pleasure to meet you again Hope to hear from you soon Frances and Franco More

Leominster, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

I don't think I am one to exaggerate, but the 7-day trip my husband and I made to Siena returning only yesterday, staying for the complete time at Frances' Lodge, was the best holiday we have had. You would think that you had died and gone to Heaven. Our Junior Suite was adjacent to one of the most beautiful terraces... More

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

Dear Heulwen, I am delighted you have spent a few days with such a pleasure! You have shared our home, feeling its soul and taking its rhythm, and we are very happy you are planning to come back and visit us again. More

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Address: Strada di Valdipugna 2, 53100 Siena, Italy
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Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Siena > Siena
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
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Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool
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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