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Los Angeles, California
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1 review
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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... More 

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Thank online564
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 More 

Saint Louis, Missouri
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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... More 

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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! More 

Edmonton, Canada
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8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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... More 

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Thank IntrepidYogini55
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 ! More 

Avon, North Carolina
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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... More 

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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! More 

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5 reviews
Reviewed October 17, 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... More 

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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!!! More 

Grayslake, Illinois
1 review
Reviewed October 15, 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... More 

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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! More 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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41 reviews
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Reviewed October 15, 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.... More 

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

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Reviewed October 4, 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... More 

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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!!! More 

St. Petersburg, Florida
2 reviews
Reviewed September 30, 2016

During our trip to Italy, we had nice hotels in Rome, Florence and Venice. However, we wanted something special in Tuscany which was the main emphasis of our trip. We wanted a centrally located place to stay and Frances' Lodge was the perfect choice. The pictures on the internet looked good so we made reservations for 8 nights. We could... More 

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

How can I say thanks ? Your review is truly so inviting that it seems an article written on an advertising spot! Thank you, dear tfielhauer: your party was so nice, too. We hope to have you again with us More 

Toronto, Canada
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3 reviews
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Reviewed September 18, 2016

Our small family including our 14 year old stayed at Frances' Lodge Relais for a week as a base for our exploration of Tuscany and Umbria. All the reviews are true and are well deserved. Franca and Franco succeed at making their place warm and welcoming to all. They were available a month before our journey to advise us on... More 

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Thank you so much, dear MAKTO2: you too are such nice guests that we are waiting for your next visit! More 

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
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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 

Additional Information about Frances' Lodge Relais

Address: Strada di Val di Pugna 2, 53100, Siena, Italy
Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Siena > Siena
Price Range: $144 - $195 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
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“Roses room has a great view and bathroom is amazing”
  • View from the lawn out back where you breakfast
 of 5 bubbles online564, 6 days ago | Read review
“Everything here - location, view, access to sites, food, comfort - is beautiful.”
 of 5 bubbles IntrepidYogini55, 3 weeks ago | 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!
 of 5 bubbles 814joeb, Sep 15, 2016 | Read review
“All the rooms are unique, we stayed in the yellow room this time and it has a wonderful shower and is restful.”
 of 5 bubbles rtwsouthtraveler, Sep 12, 2016 | Read review
“We loved the White Room, which is the only room with a small outdoor terrace.”
 of 5 bubbles Belwoodgirl, Aug 25, 2016 | Read review
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