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

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Wufty
Manchester, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Just perfect”
Reviewed 10 October 2011 for a stay in August 2011
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We stayed here after a week on the other side of Sicilly. We had a great time at out first place so were a little nervous. We need not have worried. Karen and Diego were the best hosts. Our 13 year old daughter just loved the atmosphere around the pool and was sad when volley ball wasn't on!
Our apartment was well equipped, spotlessly clean and had great views. When the people next door left - Karen had the apartment next door cleaned and opened it up for us. This was unbelievably kind and we felt very spoilt.
The location is fantastic, the views are stunning but Taormina is very expensive - we preferred going to eat in Castelmola, or even staying in and enjoying the lemon tree (and Karen and Diego's delicious wine) There is also a great restaurant (not the best location as next to the motorway) but the food is excellent and the staff very friendly.
We ate once in Taormina - at Nino's on Diego's recommendation. It's the place to go for fish and although not cheap it was great food.
Don't miss out on Catania whilst you are here - it's well worth a day trip - Diego will give you tips on parking .
Karen and Diego deserve their fantastic reviews , they are the most helpful owners, they work so very hard to make your holiday as enjoyable as they can but without being intrusive. I wish them all the very best.

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Liked best: Karen and Diego, the Goat Man, Volley Ball, home made wine
Liked least: Trip to Mount Etna overly priced and very disappointing.
Travelling group: Family with Teenagers
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Katie3096
Manchester
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12 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Fantastic - can't wait to go back”
Reviewed 4 October 2011 for a stay in September 2011
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We had to change the dates of our holiday at the last minute and Karen & Diego amended our booking for us no problems at all. They offer a meet & greet service which is well worth it as the dirt track to the villa is very steep, winding and doesn't get picked up on sat nav. The room was v clean, with a traditional Sicilian feel but with a modern twist and the attention to detail with furnishings, soft touches and plants was lovely. Towels and bed linen were inclusive in the very reasonable price of the villa. We had the Limoncello room which offers breathtaking views from the balcony. Karen & Diego were great hosts and really made you feel welcome. They offered valuable local advice on places to visit, parking, good restaurants and even Italian driving habits!! I would highly recommend buying their home made wine and olive oil, delicious. We can't wait to go back and our only regret was that we didn't stay long enough. Thanks so much for the friendly and warm service you provide.

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Liked best: Karen & Diego
Liked least: could do with some scissors in the kitchen!
Travelling group: With Spouse/Partner
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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TheDoveco...
Stroud, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Great views plus outstanding service”
Reviewed 29 September 2011 for a stay in September 2011
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The Lemon Tree has magnificent views of Taormina and Castlemola, which are across the valley, and of the sea below. We stayed in the Ulivo apartment which was spacious, had a large balcony and was fitted out with really useful kitchen items such a kettle and toaster that other places do not supply. The bed in our apartment was a bit too soft for our liking but would suit people who are not used to sleeping on hard mattresses.

Diego and Karen are perfect hosts and were always on hand to answer queries, book restaurants and provide a taxi service for people who preferred not to drive. We had a car which we found invaluable to explore the area, and Taormina is a good base for this.

Driving up to The Lemon Tree from the coast road is pretty adventurous, especially at night, but one quickly gets use to it. But the views are fantastic once one arrives.

We can recommend two restaurants in Taormina: Nino's which is very close to the top of the cable car, and L'Antique Ulivo which is on the road up to Taormina from the direction of The Lemon Tree.

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Liked best: The views
Liked least: The mattress
Travelling group: With Spouse/Partner
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20 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Well run, clean and modern accommodation in a wonderful position”
Reviewed 26 September 2011 for a stay in September 2011
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The Lemon Tree straddles the hillside overlooking Taormina. Perfect position and great views.Well maintained, clean and practical throughout, the Lemon Tree represented great value for money and a high quality level
Special mention would be for the pool area and for the hard work and hospitality of Diego and Karen, the owners. Diego and Karen make life easy by offering local knowledge, meet and greet service, taxi service etc etc. All this is done in a helpful but non intrusive way.
When we were there, there was a wide range of nationalities at the appartments- which we liked.

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Liked best: Owners attention to detail
Liked least: bumpy track/road access. Nothing too bad though
Travelling group: With Spouse/Partner
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truthasik...
New York City, New York
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“wonderful experience, can't wait to return :)”
Reviewed 23 September 2011 for a stay in September 2011
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person found this review helpful

this was truly one of our favorite vacations. Karen and Diego are fantastic! they went beyond the call of duty to make sure we had a truly wonderful time in Sicily with great suggestions. I prefer being a bit removed from the bustling city center so this was perfect for sleep, peace and close enough access to Taormina, Giardini Naxos, easy access to Mt Etna, Isola Bella and an hour drive to Catania market (for excellent fresh fruit and veggies) and all of the other wonderful places...the price is right, the owners are stupendous, the views are gorgeous and you are in sicilia...what more could you ask for???

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Travelling group: With Spouse/Partner
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LancsFood...
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Amazing”
Reviewed 6 September 2011 for a stay in June 2011
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Stunning views, very well kitted out and spacious rooms, close to taormina, Karen and Diego were very friendly and helped in every way they could. Definately be coming here again and recommending to friends.

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Liked best: Karen & Diego's attention to detail & hospitality
Liked least: The road upto the villa as it was being repaired
Travelling group: With Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Reviewed 2 September 2011 for a stay in July 2011
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