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Frances' Lodge Relais

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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.
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Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Laundry Service
Non-Smoking Hotel
Outdoor pool
Public Wifi
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Air Conditioning
Family Rooms
Non-Smoking Rooms
Refrigerator in room
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Mountain View
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We had the most memorable vacation in Tuscany last month, staying at France's Lodge Relaise. This is due to the great hospitality of its owners, Franca and Franco, our very caring and dignified hosts. Every morning started with an exquisite and extensive breakfast, made fresh
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Response from happyIwan, Proprietario at Frances' Lodge Relais
Responded Dec 8, 2018
It is a wonderful comment, ECSlovestravel !!!! Such nice opinions are NEVER too long! We are so happy to make your vacation complete and satisfying, without missing anything, and always saving time for relax. I remember when you wrote to me asking what was planned in Siena in the timeframe you were staying with us, such as festivals or so.....and I had just known that an Extraordinary Palio was planned for Oct 20 !!!! At that point, thanks to the comprehension of our friends' Bed&Breakfast in Florence ( to be sincere, one of the best in Florence, Inpiazzadellasignoria), we were able to "revolution" your entire schedule!!!! Thank you so much: we looove to have guests like you!
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As I used the olive oll that I brought home from Frances Lodge for my Thanksgiving turkey today, it occurred to me how thankful I am that we had the wonderful experience of staying at the Frances Lodge. Franca and Franco were kind beyond words. Our two floor "suite" was
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Response from happyIwan, Proprietario at Frances' Lodge Relais
Responded Nov 23, 2018
Dear CindyKWarrington, Franco and I are really happy to have "enriched" your Thanksgiving with the sweet memories that our Olive Oil brought in your home ! Thank you for the lovely words about us, our place and our suggestions! We love to help our guests for enjoying Siena and its surroundings at its best! We are waiting for your next plan to visit us again!
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We spent 4 days at Frances' Lodge outside of Siena, and we highly recommend staying here. Our room, the White Room, was beautiful, quite large and had it's own sweet patio with a view of Siena in the distance. Although we traveled somewhere each day, it was nice to come back
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Response from happyIwan, Proprietario at Frances' Lodge Relais
Responded Nov 10, 2018
Thank you, ng2653 !!! Your "summary" is so inviting that I am quite sure it inspire many travellers...... We are very happy to hear you are keeping such nice memories and hope to have you again with us for making other nice experiences in this area.
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We stayed with Frances and Franco for four nights last week. They are gracious people, and wonderfully attentive hosts. Their breakfast each morning was the best we had during our two-week trip in Italy. They were excellent guides for us to see a special Palio and connected us
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Response from happyIwan, Proprietario at Frances' Lodge Relais
Responded Oct 30, 2018
Dear Steven H, Franco will be delighted to read this review!!! <<Better than the GPS>> is a superior level than "Franco GPS" as he was described in previous comments !!! Thank you so much: we love to know how much our guests enjoyed their stay with us.
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We thoroughly enjoyed our 5 day stay. The hosts are friendly and very helpful, wonderful breakfasts and beautiful views of Siena are only part of the reason we look forward to coming back here again and bringing friends with us.
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Response from happyIwan, Direttore generale at Frances' Lodge Relais
Responded Oct 13, 2018
Thank you WilliamA3361. We love to have guests joyful like you, ready to smile and always happy! Hope to have you again with us soon with your best friends so we will make a "private party" taking the entire Frances' Lodge
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Yes, dear zorroarti: ther is a bus ride every 15 min from Due Ponti locality (900 mt from our gate) and Logge del Papa, one block from Piazza del Campo, till 8.30 pm; later, there still be a ride every hour till midnight and half, but for coming back we usually suggest a cab, because they would take exactly here, in front of your room's door ( and not in Due Ponti, from where you would have to walk for 5/6 min till here), and it isn't so expensive ( around 11/12 euro, at night, less during the day). Every cabbie knows us: just say "Frances' Lodge"
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Let our pool be a "surprise" for our guests!!!
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Oh! YES !!! Consider that at least the half of our guests stay with us without a car: we are at a distance of a mile from the Walled City as a crow flies, and there are City buses every 15' min running to the Centre with the bus Stop at 900 mt from our gate. Even a cab ride is very convenient ( around 10 euro per ride). No problem with sister and brother: write to me directly ( through our website) telling me what period you are interested in, and I will offer the best accommodation ( if available) Looking forward to heraring from you Frances
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We have WiFi in each room and in quite all the common areas. When would you travel in this area? Write directly to me through our Website: I will reply within a couple of hours Looking forward to hearing from you Frances
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"Rose room has a great view of Siena"
"The white room has its own little outdoor patio."
"The White Room is the best room."
"We stayed in the Moroccan room - very colorful and fun. Loved it."
"Ask for the white room in the summer, it can get warm and that is on the lower level."
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PRICE RANGE
$253 - $302 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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frances` hotel siena
LOCATION
ItalyTuscanyProvince of SienaSiena
NUMBER OF ROOMS
6
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