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“Most memorable holiday” 5 of 5 bubbles
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The Lemon Tree
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Castelmola
Bawnboy
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13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Most memorable holiday”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2014

Thanks Karen and Diego for the great holiday experience. You live in a magical spot of Sicily and thanks for sharing your experience with us. It is now, almost a year after, that we still have pictures in our mind of the lovely time we had. There would have been lots more to explore for us so we definitely have to come back sometimes in the near future.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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English first
London, England, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2014

We first stayed at the Lemon Tree in 2013 and have recently returned from a week’s stay, prior to our wedding, with our friends and family. We’re thrilled that we chose to stay at the Lemon Tree a second time and that we had Karen and Diego help us plan our wedding - they are a fantastic team and nothing is ever too much trouble!

When we planned the wedding Karen spent a couple of days taking us to the many beautiful venues around Taormina and then helped us easily navigate the challenges of having a wedding overseas. Karen really took the time to understand what was (and was not) important to us and managed all the suppliers seamlessly. Everything was perfectly organised and as a result we had a relaxed and fantastic wedding day.

The apartments are a brilliant place to stay as they’re comfortable, well equipped and have absolutely stunning views. If you’re in a group we would definitely recommend having Karen and Diego prepare you a delicious bbq on the terrace.

Karen and Diego, thank you for providing us with the perfect wedding day and cementing our love of Taormina.

Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Beverley, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2013

Just back from a 12 day stay with Karen and Diego.Such a lovely warm and friendly welcome.We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.The apartment was clean and had everything we needed.The views were spectacular and the whole trip has been a great success!!Thank you for a memorable stay.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2013 via mobile

Karen and Diego are fantastic hosts, despite his tendency to launch the volleyball straight at you.
The Lemon Tree is a lovely group of apartments, it never seemed crowded and was great for the kids to roam around. Location would be better with a car (this was the family part of our trip so we decided to opt from our usual town centre stop to something english family friendly") however we did walk to Castelmola, Taormina and Giardini although I don't recommend this in the heat of the day. Karen and Diego have some fantastic recommendations and also acted as taxi service - I found new places etc that I hadn't found on previous visits to Taormina. There were minor problems with internet and water while we were there but nothing major and fixed quite quickly considering Sicilian time ;-)

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank bullocd
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Orlando FL
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11 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2013 via mobile

We stayed at the Lemon tree for the 2nd week of our Euro vacation. We wanted a home base while we made day trips along the eastern side of Sicily. The lemon tree suited this purpose perfectly. While it is no where within walking distance to anything, it is also no where close to the prices other establishments are charging. If you have a car,for a third of the price, you can have an average but very comfortable place to stay outside of Taormina with probably the nicest hosts in all of Sicily. Karen and Diego were always available to help. While there were a few issues while we stayed (pool, water, Internet), I believe they were all outside of the owners control. And in the end Diego comped our delicious homemade birthday dinner for the inconveniences. One room suggestion-- ask for a room in the main building. We did not have one, but from what I could tell i believe the sea views are better and the Wifi seemed to work there consistently.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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London, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2013

Karen and Diego are wonderful hosts they know the area and can arrange whatever you need to make your holiday enjoyable.
The Lemon Tree is high above Giardini Naxos along a windy road so although you could manage using taxis really a car is preferrable and will give you the opportunity to explore Taormina, Castlemola and Mt Etna. The apartments at the Lemon Tree are clean and spacious we met lovely people whilst there and had lots of fun in the pool. The patio area is perfect for eating out enjoying the view of the coast. We had a wonderful holiday and throughly recommend The Lemon Tree as a base for a super holiday in Sicily.

A big thanks to Karen and Diego.

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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Toronto, Canada
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192 reviews
44 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 265 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2013 via mobile

We had a wonderful time at the Lemon Tree and look back at the time spent with Karen and Diego, who are English and have a very hands on approach to looking after their guests, made us feel most welcome.The setting is great and a dip in the pool at the end of the day was most welcome. We would love to go back

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: The Lemon Tree
Address: C.da Mastrissa, 98030 Castelmola, Sicily, Italy
Region: Italy > Sicily > Province of Messina > Castelmola
Amenities:
Beach Swimming Pool
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Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Castelmola
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Number of rooms: 11
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