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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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Miami
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This converted stable into five rooms is very comfortable, with reading area looking out at a beautiful garden. The lodge is located at the top of a hill with a wonderful view of Siena, a ten minute drive- a car is a must! Franco and Frances couldn't be more helpful or generous with their time. They gave us many wonderful... More 

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Maple Grove, Minnesota
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Italy in June 2014. We started our search on trip advisor and quickly narrowed down our lodging options based on reviews. The reviews of France's lodge were quite high and we quickly booked our stay. Franco and Franca were a delight and very welcoming. They made sure our every need was met. The breakfast were made to order... More 

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

Dear Amy L, Franco and I read your review with a real pleasure! You have done the perfect summary of what made your stay so satisfying. We are waiting for your next visit! More 

Bethel Park, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

For the past 10 years I’ve sent many clients to Frances Lodge. And each have came back and told me what a wonderful time they had. France Lodge is a working farm but you would never know it. The views are breathtaking and the rooms are beautifully done. Each is decorated differently. Franco and Frances know how to take care... More 

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

Dear Kathi, we have read your review with a really great pleasure since your opinion is based on the referral of many guests in 10 years!!!! Managing a Travel Agency is very important to give the best suggestions !!! And we are very happy to hear that none of your Clients were disappointed !! More 

Florence, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

I learned about Frances' Lodge because someone on a US flight saw me reading the Rick Steves Italy book and told me that if we were going to Siena there was a place we had to stay. That happened in September 2014 ... they had stayed there in 2012 (it was that memorable). My wife & I along with another... More 

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

Dear Pocket213, thank you so much for your words about us and your stay with us ! I always tell all our guests that the "word-of-mouth" is our best advertising! And in your case it was a very casual word-of-mouth! Thank you again and please accept our best wishes for the New Year! Hopefully we meet you again soon More 

Pugsley
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Frances' Lodge is amazing. We have stayed here several times and it has always been a wonderful experience. The owners, Franco and Frances are incredibly hospitable, and are always willing to share their knowledge and love of Siena and Tuscany. The accommodations are comfortable and close to the town of Siena. You get to stay in the beautiful countryside yet... More 

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

Dear Judy, Franco and I are really happy you have enjoyed your stay with us and the Palio experience. We have read your review with extreme pleasure since yours is a very well proven experience, given the many visits you have done !!! And in fact, you have seen that you were like a member of our family ! We... More 

Baltimore, Maryland
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Last september we spent 5 wonderful days at Frances' lodge. This is a special historic place that has been in Franco's family for centuries. The gardens surrounding the lodge are a delight, the view of Sienna spectacular, the rooms have a rustic italian charm and at the same time all the amenities you want and the breakfast delicious. On sunny... More 

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

Dear Sheila, it is always a pleasure to read our guests' reviews, especially when they describe our place in such a fascinating way! We are very happy you have appreciated our special place. Thank you so much More 

Cleveland, Ohio
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Like other reviewers, I found Frances Lodge through Rick Steves' book. Frances and Franco were wonderful hosts. The lodge, in Franco's family for generations, is lovely with comfortable and well appointed rooms overlooking their picturesque property and the Tuscan countryside. Totally romantic and relaxing. On one night of our stay, we had a picnic dinner outdoors with local chacuterie, olives... More 

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

Dear Terri, thank you so much for your lovely review! You are absolutely right: two nights is really a too short stay! Franco and I are waiting for your next trip in this area, with at least 4 nights with us ! More 

Red Hook, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

This is a special place run by special people: Frances and Franco. Order a picnic dinner held outside with a breathtaking view, special wine, outstanding home made food. Accommodated all of our dietary issues (Vegetarian, Gluten Free, Low salt). Please make sure to extend your trip here if you can. So much to do and they will help you with... More 

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

Dear KKDK2014, Franco and I are really happy to read that you have enjoyed your stay with us: we are waiting for your next trip with a longer stay, since two days are too short for admiring this beautiful area! Thank you for your kind words: we always try to do our best for our guests! More 

Asheville, North Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

I have never stayed in a nicer place. Frances and Franco are the most accommodating, sweetest people you will ever meet. They helped us everyday with our itinerary and drew out directions for us. The food was the best we had on our entire trip. The whole place is spotless and smells like fresh laundry. The view was breaktaking and... More 

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

Dear Jama, thank you so much for your positive review and for your kind words about us. We are pleased that you had a memorable visit with us and that you enjoyed every detail of your stay. So nice to read that you would like to come back one day: Franco and I are waiting to see you soon. More 

Denver, Colorado
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Upon reading about the Frances Lodge in Rick Steve’s blog, I began planning a Tuscany vacation. Ms. Frances, the owner of France’s Lodge were so kind to correspond with me, giving me suggestions of things to do and places to visit. We finally made the trip this summer and stayed at this 300 year old olive farmhouse in Tuscany! The... More 

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Dear 10000 Fan, thank you so much for taking the time to write such a wonderful review! It is a romance! Franco and I are very happy you loved so much our place, and really appreciate the "final" in Chinese: it would be really useful for next guests coming from your beautiful country ( even if they for sure would... More 

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