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

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“Heavenly..”
Reviewed May 24, 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
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 25-34
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Reviewed January 26, 2013 for a stay in September 2012
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Reviewed January 24, 2013 for a stay in July 2012
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“Once you've been, you'll want to return.”
Reviewed December 16, 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
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Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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mbellny
Ottawa, Ontario
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“Highly recommend a stay at the Lemon Tree Apartments!”
Reviewed December 14, 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
Traveling group: Extended Family
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Reviewed November 29, 2012 for a stay in October 2012

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Liked best: Location and View
Liked least: nothing
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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ekzk
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
1 review
“A Week to Remember”
Reviewed November 20, 2012 for a stay in May 2012

Having lived abroad for many years; we knew that our wedding would be a Destination Wedding with our closest friends and family around us. Sicily came in the picture, and while searching for the right accommodation, the Lemon Tree reached our search field. As all our searching had to be done through Internet, we decided to visit several locations before making a decision… And what an easy decision it was!! Karen & Diego invited us to experience the Lemon Tree, and familiarise us with the services they offer while planning our wedding; and from the moment they picked us up from the Train Station, we knew they were the right ‘team’ for us, to make our dream come through.
All our Friends & Family under 1 roof; everybody doing whatever they like with the great hospitality of Karen & Diego. We had lots of ‘finishing touches’ (flowers, exact location, menu confirmation, driving route) to do before the wedding day, and Karen & Diego arranged everything as smooth as possible.
And then finally, the big day arrived – 3rd of May 2012. As everything was organised so well, there were no nerves at all! Our day was perfect from beginning to end, a true fairytale! And till now when we show our pictures, the comments we receive ‘it’s like a movie, a fairy tale….’, and that’s how it still feels.
THANK YOU SO MUCH KAREN & DIEGO!!

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Liked best: Everything is amazing!
Traveling group: Large Group
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