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

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Aisling H
Cork, Ireland
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14 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Amazing view, amazing hospitality”
Reviewed 10 May 2012 for a stay in October 2011

This was a last minute booking as we were already in Sicily but had a bad experience with the first accommodation. We were so lucky that there was a studio free. The studio had everything we needed, including balcony, coffee maker, satellite tv and dvd player. Karen and Diego were made for this business. We were so fortunate to find them. They made our holiday stress-free by organising day trips for us. Very good at recommending places to eat and visit. They even helped with our bookings. They offer a reliable taxi service, and the time of day/night never mattered. The pool was a welcome retreat, and the location of the apartments was unbelievable! The views were outstanding. It felt like we were in the "real" Sicily. To get to Taormina, you have to go down a steep hill and can catch a bus from there. We did the walk in about 20 minutes, and caught the bus up to Taormina. It was a fantastic location for exploring the greater Taormina area, and Giardini-Naxos is closeby.

I will hopefully be back someday! Just amazing people.

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Liked best: Karen and Diego's hospitality. Nothing was ever too much trouble.
Travelling group: With Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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tmccallst...
Appleton, Wisconsin
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“What a place, what a view”
Reviewed 29 April 2012 for a stay in April 2012

High up on a hill overlooking both Taormina and Mt Etna is this beautiful "retreat" run by two generous and attentive people: Karen and Diego. We had a wonderful week here. We had a medical problem during our stay and they both went with us to the hospital to translate! The accommodations were great and the drive up the hill is a fun challenge.

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dinabea
Tahoe City, California
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8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“charm, comfort, breathaking view”
Reviewed 22 April 2012 for a stay in April 2012
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This trip pushed our comfort zones a little, we'd never been to Sicily, never driven in Italy and had our dog with us. The support and comfort we recieved while staying at the Lemon Tree, made the trip! Karen and Diego, the owners, were wonderful, answered all our questions about where to go and what to do--they even brought us artichokes when we mentioned that we were craving them!

The Lemon Tree is about a 10 minute drive to Taomina, on a crazy, steep, curvy road--driving up there in our little Fiat 500 was a blast! Once at the villas, the scent of lemon blossoms fill the air, birds flit in the olive trees outside the windows, and the only sound you hear are the bells on the sheep on the neighboring hill. Heaven. Planning a trip back right now.

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Liked best: The view and super nice owners.
Liked least: That we couldn't stay longer.
Travelling group: Family with Teenagers
Your age range 35-49
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Reviewed 24 February 2012 for a stay in August 2011

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Barry G
Dublin
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9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great Stay”
Reviewed 30 November 2011 for a stay in May 2010
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Stayed in the Lemon Tree for a relaxing week in May 2010 - and could not have enjoyed it more, as there only 8 apartments the pool was never too busy and Karen and Diego were more than happy to help at all times to ensure you made the most of the trip and time there. The apartment itself was clean and spacious and perfect for what you want in a holiday apartment. I can not recommend this place highly enough. Most of that is down to the hosts

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Liked best: The Pool & The Hosts
Liked least: Leaving
Travelling group: With Spouse/Partner
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Irishgirl...
Northern Ireland
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31 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Perfect Apartments, couldn't ask for more”
Reviewed 23 November 2011 for a stay in October 2011
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people found this review helpful

A group of us staying on one floor of the Lemon Tree Apartments and it was beautiful. The apartments were ample in size and had a home from home feel with everything you expect from a kettle and toaster to a dvd player.
Karen and Diego were fantastic, they told us where we could shop cheaply and good restaurants to go to, the taxi service that they ran ensured that we could all go out, enjoy a few drinks and get home safely. They couldn't have done more to help us! Thankyou so much! Hope to return soon!

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Liked best: The hilltop location gave stunning views
Liked least: The road to the apartment is in serious need of repair
Travelling group: With Friends
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Kurrajong...
Sydney, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Great place, great owners!”
Reviewed 18 October 2011 for a stay in September 2011
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person found this review helpful

The lemon tree is just beautiful (spotless, comfortable, views to die for and well equipped) but Karen & Diego (owners) are the real attractions.
They were so helpful! From the meet and greet at the train station, which extended to
Diego showing us the supermarket to do some shopping while he waited for us to follow him up the mountain (we were early).
When a tour guide wasn't available to take us to Mt Etna Diego offered to take us. Karen
was only too happy to drop us off and pick us up locally for a small fee and offer sicilian driving advice (which got a whole lot easier on mainland Italy!).
I wouldn't hesitate to return and stay longer, Sicily is amazing.
Thanks for the detailed map to the airport Deigo!

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Liked best: The views, the private terrace and the owners.
Liked least: Access road is at first a bit daunting but okay after that
Travelling group: Family with Young Children
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