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

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Emer L
Southampton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“The perfect place to stay in Sicily it has everything necessary for a good holiday”
Reviewed 31 May 2013 for a stay in May 2013

Larry and I stayed here for 12 days with our friends Pauline and Bernard. We stayed here for 12 days in the 2 bedroom villa, it was brilliant.The owners Karen and Diego could not have been more hospitable, friendly and helpful. We thoroughly enjoyed the use of the pool and the table tennis. Eating on the large terrace either for breakfast, lunch or dinner was a joy, as the view of the bay is terrific. All four of us would highly recommend the Lemon Tree.
Emer and Larry Lyons

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Liked best: The owners made us feel so welcome in their home it was very relaxing
Liked least: The narrow roads which are all over Sicily
Travelling group: Friends
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Bernard P
Southampton, United Kingdom
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“If heaven was part way up a very winding road in Sicily, the Lemon Tree would be it!”
Reviewed 27 May 2013 for a stay in May 2013

This is a wonderful place to chill out. From the moment Diego met us at the railway station to guide us up the mountain road to the Lemon Tree (first taking us to get our freshly baked pizza on the way) to our final farewells, we felt so welcome with Karen and Diego as our hosts. The views from the Lemon Tree are amazing; the swimming pool was an added bonus and Karen and Diego were on hand to give advice on visits and where to eat. Our apartment, "Simeto" was perfect for four people with a very well appointed kitchen and a large living/dining space, although we ate outside most evenings. A large supermarket is not far away and the prices are reasonable - just be prepared for steep, narrow, winding roads. A taxi service is offerred by Karen and Diego, but we feel a car is necessary to make the most of a holiday here, if staying for at least a week (our hired Fiat Punto coped very well). Although not a real problem, come prepared for midges (mossies?). We found all the Sicilians we met really friendly and welcoming. All in all, a great holiday.

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Liked best: The views, swimming pool and our hosts
Liked least: Midgies
Travelling group: Friends
Your age range 65+
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Senorita0...
London, United Kingdom
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“Heavenly..”
Reviewed 24 May 2013 for a stay in May 2013

I travelled to Taormina recently with my husband,brother & my 7.5 month old infant.Right from day 1, we felt extremely comfortable & safe in a foreign land all thanks to Karen & Diego's fantastic hospitality.They were more than willing to assist in any way at all hours of the day.They were also very helpful and catered to our smallest of needs,such as providing us with an infant car seat & travel cot for our little baby.Their shuttle service is fantastic & prompt.They provided us with invaluable recommendations in where to eat,what to see & how to do.The accomodation is clean & well kept.The views from the terrace are breath- taking.All in all,we had a fab holiday and will definitely return to Lemon Tree on our next visit to Taormina.Thank you for everything,Karen & Diego:)

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Liked best: The fantastic hosts & the breath taking views
Liked least: Lack of signage to the destination
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 25-34
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Reviewed 26 January 2013 for a stay in September 2012
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Prague
Reviewed 24 January 2013 for a stay in July 2012
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YarmouthI...
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“Once you've been, you'll want to return.”
Reviewed 16 December 2012 for a stay in August 2012

We stayed for two weeks in August and didn't want to leave. In fact, since leaving we have been trying to work out when we will be able to visit again.
You could not wish for better hosts than Karen and Diego, who from the moment of first contact by mobile, were always willing to do all they could to make our trip easy and enjoyable without interfering with our own plans in any way We were met by Karen on her scooter to show us the way up to the villa. I know that we would not have found it without her. The sat nav placed the villa in a most misleading direction!
Although we had a hired car, Karen and Diego will always run you about locally, and we went on a couple of the coach tours which conveniently pick up from the bottom of the hill (not walking distance though). The location of the villa is such that we were happy to relax there for a few days without feeling the need to go elsewhere but then we are used to living in a rural area.
My only restraint in advertising the idyll of The Lemon Tree is that it will make it harder to get a booking when we want to return.

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Liked best: The hospitality
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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mbellny
Ottawa, Ontario
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“Highly recommend a stay at the Lemon Tree Apartments!”
Reviewed 14 December 2012 for a stay in September 2012

My family and I stayed here for one week in September and it was an excellent stay. The apartment was well equiped, nicely decorated and very clean. We had an amazing view of the water in front, with a view of Mt Etna in behind. Because of the time of year and the weather conditions there were a lot mosquitos in the area. Because of this we couldn't eat out on the balcony which was a major disappointment. Perhaps the bugs would not be as bad earlier in the summer. There is a nice pool and BBQ area on the property. We used the pool several times; it was a great way to relax after a day of touring Taormina!

As far as location, the apartments are about a 10 minute drive up a fairly steep road. The apartments are not actually in Taormina proper but are about 15 minutes drive away. One minor annoyance for us was that the road to Taormina was quite narrow at the base of the mountain and during weekdays people parked their cars along the side of the road sometimes barely leaving room for one car width on a two way road! For this reason this isnt the type of location where you would come and go from several times a day. Nearby there are gas stations, restaurants, a very nice grocery store and good gelaterias (we recommend Casablanca).

You can't ask for better hosts than Karen and Diego at the Lemon Tree. They were extremely gracious hosts. They provided us with many excellent recommendations on places to eat around Taormina. For a very reasonable fee they will drive you into town and pick you up which is very nice if you plan to have a few drinks and don't feel like navigating the road home.

Overall a great stay, highly recommended!
Thanks Diego and Karen!

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Liked best: The view!
Liked least: The mosquitos
Travelling group: Extended Family
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