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2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Taormina, Province of Messina, Sicily

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Liz G
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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“A wedding to remember”
Reviewed 16 August 2011 for a stay in August 2011
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Our daughter's wedding was magical thanks to Karen and Diego. Everything the bride and grroom requested was perfectly organised (exactly the right flowers, musicians, hairdresser, make-up artist, table settings, photographer, transport and everything else besides).
The ceremony in the castle ruins at the top of Castel Mola with a view of Mount Etna - breathtaking.
Drinks and canapes in the piazza below the ruins - wonderful escape for guests while they waited for the photographer to finish with the bridal party.
Transport for guests to the reception at Villa Antonio at Taormina (another fabulous view) where the service and the food was superb.
A wonderful traditional Sicilian quartet who followed us around from the ceremony to the piazza and to the reception.
The lovely photographer who was so patient, enthusiastic and well-organised and who stayed with us for the whole day. We can't wait to see the photographs!
Thank you so much Karen and Diego for making our stay at the Lemon Tree and the Weddding Day so special, for helping our guests (wherever they were staying), for your help with everything else from shopping for breakfasts and pizzas to ferrying us around and being so friendly.
Our accommodation was lovely with a spactacular view.
Truly an experience not to be missed!!!!

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Reviewed 9 August 2011 for a stay in June 2011
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namjohnso...
London, United Kingdom
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“Stunning Views & Superb Owners”
Reviewed 9 August 2011 for a stay in May 2011
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We stayed at The Lemon Tree for a week in May and loved it! The weather was mixed - but the rain didn't dampen our experience and when the sun shined - the view to Taormina was just breathtaking! Karen & Diego were perfect hosts, offering local information and advice - all being spot on! We recommend that you have a car to stay here.

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Travelling group: With Spouse/Partner
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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lg_cdj
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Dream Wedding”
Reviewed 8 August 2011 for a stay in August 2011

We first stayed at the Lemon Tree last year, just after we became engaged. Sicily truly is a beautiful island and Karen and Diego’s hospitality helped to make that first visit unforgettable. As they offer wedding planning services in addition to accommodation, we decided to put our wedding arrangements in their very capable hands and set a date to marry in Sicily this year on 1 August. We picked out the castle ruins in nearby Castelmola for the ceremony venue and Villa Antonio in Taormina for the reception, having already been shown around both venues by Karen and Diego before we returned home last year. Numerous venue options were presented, but the fabulous views/traditional feel of Castelmola and the romantic atmosphere and amazing food and service at Villa Antonio suited us perfectly. We also had post-ceremony/pre-reception drinks in the Piazza beneath the castle ruins in Castelmola, which was a great way for guests to explore the village a little and stretch their legs before heading to the reception.

My family and friends will all attest to the fact that I am easily one of the most demanding and pedantic customers you could ever meet, and we must have tried the patience of Karen and Diego on many occasions over the last year with never-ending emails, phone calls and requests! However, their calm professionalism, efficiency and local knowledge ensured that we had a wedding day to remember. Every little detail was taken care of and we had absolutely no stress on the day. In fact, the whole two weeks spent at the Lemon Tree was relatively stress-free, as Karen and Diego went out of their way to ensure we had nothing to worry about. For example, when our luggage failed to turn up at Catania Airport on the outbound flight (resulting in one hysterical bride-to-be!), Diego had it traced and returned to us within a couple of hours. There were so many little touches that made the whole experience amazing - it’s impossible to list them all here but in a nutshell, if you are thinking of marrying abroad and Sicily appeals to you, then we can’t recommend the services of Karen and Diego enough. Sicily will always be a great, romantic place for weddings but without planners who know the area and the language and who care deeply about their reputation and their clients, you will struggle to create the perfect day. We did have the perfect day simply because Karen and Diego went to great lengths to get to know us and to understand what we wanted and then went above and beyond the call of duty in order to meet our very high expectations. They are incredibly hard-working, flexible and pragmatic and everything is done with a smile - who better to organise one of the most important days of your life?

Weddings aside, the accommodation itself cannot be faulted for its stunning location, five star service and exceptional value for money – family and friends staying at the Lemon Tree during the wedding period had nothing but praise for the place and we are very grateful to Karen and Diego for looking after all our guests so well.

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South Dakota. USA
Reviewed 7 August 2011 for a stay in June 2011

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lfrancois...
Buckinghamshire
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“Amazing view, stylish apartment”
Reviewed 28 July 2011 for a stay in July 2011
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We just came back from our holiday in Sicily, we stayed at the Lemon Tree for a week. Karen & Diego are amazing hosts, Karen met us at Taormina station and showed us the way to the apartments.

We statyed at the Mandarino apartment, it's a studio apartment with a balcony around it. The apartment had everything we needed, the kitchen was fully equipment, the painted porcelain plates & cups were gorgeous! There was also a fridge, a mini oven, a toaster and a kettle! We were also provided with a jar of olive oil that they make from the 38 olive trees in their property :-) The air conditioner in the room was a big plus, as it gets quite hot in the summer even at night and early morning. I also loved the power shower in the bathroom!! The decoration in the room is very stylish with sicilian handcrafted items and wall paintings. The mattress is one of the bests I had while on holiday, very comfortable and large.

The view from the property is amazing, the best views you can get of Taormina. The swimming pool was very nice, with sun loungers and umbrellas. It was open 24h a day, so we could use it even at night :-)

The best of all is the price! It's a bargain for what you get! I definetely recommend this place. Karen is british so communication was very easy and she gave us lots of tips of places to go and how to get around.

Our rental car broke down while on holiday and Diego was very kind to drive us to the rental company so we could get a new car without charging us anything.

We had a fantastic time in sicily, thanks to Karen & Diego for their hospitality and the comfort of their apartments.

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Wyoming, USA
Reviewed 21 July 2011 for a stay in June 2011

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