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

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SarahD188...
Brussels, Belgium
1 review
“Absolutely wonderful, very highly recommended. Beautiful rooms, wonderful views and truly lovely hosts.”
Reviewed 25 June 2013 for a stay in July 2012

The apartment we stayed in was absolutely gorgeous and it was very nicely decorated, well kept and clean. The views were absolutely stunning, just wonderful to wake up to. Karen and Diego were wonderful hosts, an extremely lovely and very helpful couple - one night we couldn't get the DVD player to work and Diego came home from an evening out to give us his own one!! I honestly could not recommend this more, if you're considering a trip to Sicily you've found the perfect place to stay - you could not possibly regret going to this place even if you tried! I have been recommending this place to many friends and family members and I will absolutely, without a shadow of a doubt, be back to The Lemon Tree. A huge thank you to Karen and Diego for all of their help and kindness during our stay.

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Liked best: Beautiful and comfortable apartments, very kind and helpful hosts.
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Mike M
Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
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11 reviews
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“Excellent, Peaceful, Serene, Friendly!”
Reviewed 15 June 2013 for a stay in June 2013
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My fiance and I travelled over for a wedding, most of our family were staying in The Lemon Tree. We've never stayed anywhere with such friendly and helpful people in charge. Karen and Diego will go out of their way to make sure that your stay is perfect. It seemed like anything we asked for was easily accommodated by them. They even have their own wine and olive oil on hand - which was beautiful.

The rooms are large, clean and comfortable. The bathrooms were a good size, there was always hot water on command. There are nice kitchenette areas so we would stock up on supplies in the supermarket which would last a few days in the under counter fridge. The pool is lovely and a welcome relief from the Sicilian sun! There is also table tennis, darts and one or two other things. The large BBQ came in useful a few times and we got to enjoy the food while looking out at the amazing sea view.

The Villa is a little bit out of Tormina so you should rent a car, but if you don't fancy taking on the Sicilian roads, Karen and Diego offer a great taxi service. If we go back to Sicily we would definitely stay here again.

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Liked best: The helpfulness of the staff and the view
Liked least: Its a little far out but there is a shuttle service so it doesnt matter that much.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Robert C
Jamul, California
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82 reviews
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“Little slice of Heaven”
Reviewed 11 June 2013 for a stay in June 2013

The wife and I stayed at the Lemon Tree for a week. I can't add much to what has already been said, except I would agree with the 5 star reviewers. And if it hasn't already been said enough times, Karen and Diego are the best hosts. Always available and passing out excellant advise for places to go and eat. It is a little out of the way - Which is really nice being away from the hussle and bussle of tourist, Mario Andretti's wanna-bes, and yet it's pretty easy to get somewhere in a few minutes. Karen and Diego accomidated us very nicely for the first few days we were carless.
Karen really does go out of her way to help with any needs as she did when we were there and hosted an Irish wedding. Even with all the activity, we were not bothered at all. (Hint, this is an excellant venue for a wedding or family reuinion)
The weather and views are superb.
The hosts speak perfect english and Italian.
If I were close to the area again, I would book the Lemon Tree without hesitation.

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Liked best: Our hosts - Karen & Diego
Liked least: it's a bit difficult to get to the first time - forget you GPS
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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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+
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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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
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Reviewed 26 January 2013 for a stay in September 2012
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