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

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karenr358
Hastings, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
288 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
“amazing views and spotlessly clean”
Reviewed April 20, 2015 for a stay in April 2015
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We had 3 nights here in the Easter holidays and it was brilliant. The apartment we had, has views both sides so mount Etna from the side and Taormina from the front - awesome!
The apartment was spotlessly clean and as it was cold they had thoughtfully put the heating on so it was cosy and comfortable.
There were 3 of us and we had the one bedroom with sofa bed, however as the adjoining apartment was free they kindly gave us this apartment too, which made a massive difference for space and comfort.
I would definitely recommend this apartment for location - like others say you absolutely do need a car, however everything is within 10 minutes drive up some incredibly steep roads!
The only thing I would say, is there needs to be a bread board in the apartment, I struggled cutting bread on a plate as I didn't want to damage the sides.

Date of stay: April 2015
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Liked best: location and views
Traveling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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382matthe...
Hoylake, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Great appartments with very friendly and helpful owners”
Reviewed January 29, 2015 for a stay in July 2014

We stayed in 2 adjoining appartments for a family of 4. They were perfect for us. The views from the balcony were superb. Taormina was a short drive away. The pool was clean with plenty of seating around it. We also enjoyed the table tennis and barbeque area. A great place for a great holiday.

Date of stay: July 2014
Traveling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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lkowal
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Amazing”
Reviewed January 21, 2015 for a stay in July 2014

This is one beautiful villa with some amazing people. We had a wonderful time. The views are breath taking. If you get a chance to stay here you should.

Date of stay: July 2014
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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Jdaly82
1 review
“Idyllic location with the best hospitality you could ask for!!”
Reviewed January 20, 2015 for a stay in June 2014

We got married in June 2015 in Taormina and were lucky enough to have stayed at the Lemon tree with our families and friends! Karen and Diego made us so welcome and went above and beyond helping us with the wedding eventhough we had booked it separately. We also had a party the day after the wedding at the Lemontree and this was amazing. Everything was taken of, we just had to turn up and enjoy ourselves. I can't recommend a stay at the Lemon tree enough, we loved every minute;)

Date of stay: June 2014
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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Rebecca O
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Amazing Holiday and Wedding”
Reviewed October 14, 2014 for a stay in August 2014
1
person found this review helpful

We were a group of 26people, ranging from adults to 3years old children staying in The Lemon Tree for 10days and every one of us had an amazing time and wonderful stay (nobody wanted to go home).
Our hosts Karen and Diego couldn't do enough for us. Our flight arrived in late and they provided us with fresh local bread, milk and juices for the morning, they also arranged and ordered pizza’s to be delivered even though it was almost 11pm. They provide a taxi service at a very reasonable price and also gave us contact details for Enrico and his 8 seater taxis. The accommodation overall is fabulous, the pool is perfect, we even had lots of games of water volley ball which was great fun, there is a variety of games to play including gigantic size Jenga, Table Tennis, Darts & Pool. The views from the Lemon Tree are spectacular. Karen & Diego are amazing hosts. We also enjoyed their very own Organic Red Wine, Limoncello and Olive oil, all were delicious and highly recommended.
We look forward to returning to the Lemon Tree soon, as it holds a special place in our hearts since we got married here and had Karen as our wedding planner (she is amazing), go to http://www.weddingsinsicily.eu/testimonials.asp

Date of stay: August 2014
Traveling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Dave731
Reigate, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great place, great hosts”
Reviewed October 10, 2014 for a stay in October 2014

Just back from a great golf trip and have to say a big thanks to Karen and Diego. 6 of us had 3 apartments but were able to meet for breakfasts and evening gatherings on a large balcony. Lovely views over the bay and across to Taormina. Nice pool and games area and we took advantage of their taxi and meals service. They couldn't have been more helpful even down to printing off boarding passes. Restaurant recommendations and for trips spot on. Thanks guys for looking after us.

Date of stay: October 2014
Traveling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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janbo19
Tallmadge, Ohio
Level 6 Contributor
109 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Good place to live as a temporary local”
Reviewed September 26, 2014 for a stay in September 2014
1
person found this review helpful

Pros:
Karen & Diego are wonderful hosts. They're there to help when you need them, but don't hover.
Good value.
Laundry is available.

Cons:
The beds were not comfortable. Had a tough time sleeping.
Payment method was difficult.
Would we return? Yes, with reservations.

Date of stay: September 2014
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Liked best: Karen & Diego
Liked least: Beds & payment method
Traveling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups
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Management Response
Sep 28, 2014
Hi, thanks for taking the time to post a review of The lemon tree on Trip Advisor, we note your comments on having had difficulty with our payment process. You initially payed your deposit on the 24th April via Paypal, we sent you a deposit receipt confirmation on the 25th April with directions and balance payment instructions: Paypal, bank transfer or cash during your stay. You chose to pay cash during your stay. We would love to make this a better a experience for our future customers and look forward to receiving some comments on this. With regards to your sleeping difficulties, I would like to apologise if this caused you inconvenience, I must stress that all of the mattresses at The lemon tree are high quality orthopaedic.
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