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

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otislover
Calgary, Canada
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18 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“The Lemon Tree is idyllic and charming.”
Reviewed June 14, 2017 for a stay in May 2017

I've stayed here before and came back recently with a large group of family and friends. We spent the week drawing, painting, writing, taking excursions, swimming, hiking, swinging in the hammock and laughing/eating/wine-sipping our way through a delightful cooking class. The hosts, Karen and Diego, go beyond expectations to make sure their guests are comfortable and have everything needed for a wonderful holiday. Comfy beds, gorgeous views, well-stocked kitchens. I would not hesitate to recommend the Lemon Tree for a holiday and also highly recommend it as an ideal artist's retreat.

Date of stay: May 2017
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Jun 17, 2017
Thanks for your kind words, we had a memorable week during your stay.
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Emy S
Leeds, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Great apartment with breathtaking views”
Reviewed November 7, 2016 for a stay in November 2016

We stayed in this apartment at the end of October for one week. As we arrived up the steep hill we were wowed by the views over the sea, Taormina and mount Etna. The apartments have spacious balconies, all amenities and lots for the kids to do: table tennis, table football, volleyball, badminton, swimming and even lots of Dvds.

The owners live on site and are very friendly and couldn't do enough for their guests. The kids loved it there, even miss the resident dog Molly - the sweetest animal ever!!

Only thing I would recommend is hiring a car as you will need it you get around. Hopefully we'll be back one day!! Thank you again!!

Date of stay: November 2016
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SuzyP2013
St. Albans, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“One of our best family holidays - a lovely place and wonderful hosts!”
Reviewed September 5, 2016 for a stay in August 2016
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We nearly booked a holiday at the Lemon Tree Apartments two years ago but decided against it as we were concerned that being a bit out of town it would mean us driving in the evenings to have meals out etc. And yes, we did have to drive for our nights out (although the owners do offer a very good value taxi service, which we did use a few times) but how glad we are that we eventually took the plunge as it goes down as probably one of our best family holidays!
Everything about the holiday was perfect (except for the Italian driving – crazy!). Set in a really beautiful location with glorious views of the gorgeous hilltop town of Taormina, pretty Castelmola, the bay of Giardini Naxos and Mount Etna to the rear, the three apartments we had were all clean, comfortable, well equipped and of a good standard and far nicer than the photos on the website depicted. The pool was a good size and the daily pool volleyball was also a great way of bringing all the guests, of all ages, together, and certainly was one of the highlights for our children, aged 16, 19, and 22, plus friend aged 17.
But what also made the holiday for us were Karen and Diego, the owners. Without being intrusive, nothing was too much trouble for them. From offering to get some shopping in for us on our day of arrival and cooking for us that same evening (a godsend!), to giving us advice on good restaurants, the best beaches, places to visit, parking etc., it was all part of the service. Their inside knowledge was invaluable and they made us so welcome! They were also such fun people – ‘awesome’, was how our children described them - and made their own limoncello, wine and olive oil, an added bonus!
Sicily is a beautiful place but very big, so other than a day trip to the Valley of the Temples in Agrigento (about a two and a half hour drive), we stayed largely around the Taormina area and found plenty to occupy us during our 12 night stay. The key highlight was undoubtedly Etna – we walked 10 miles that day from the cable car stop to one of the higher craters. Covered in yellow sulphurous deposits, the terrain at the top was so hostile that we could only stay for a few minutes as the poisonous gases were making us choke and our eyes run but it was well worth it! We also enjoyed a trip to the picturesque Alcantara Gorge, where the children did some river trekking in wet suits and helmets, visited Savoca where The godfather was filmed (and where there are some interesting catacombs), explored the coastline in a speedboat we rented for only 80 Euros for two hours (if you do this, be careful where you anchor as we got stuck!) and visited a number of beaches.
All in all we had a fantastic holiday and would thoroughly recommend this part of Sicily and the Lemon Tree Apartments.
Room for improvement? – Diego’s serving in the pool volley ball!
Tip: All museums are free in Sicily on the first Sunday of the month.

Date of stay: August 2016
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Liked best: Lovely part of Sicily, great accommodation and fabulous hosts!
Liked least: Having to drive to restaurants in evening but this was a small price to pay for the rest of what it offered.
Traveling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Zoltan-10...
Linz, Austria
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“Great hospitality, great view”
Reviewed August 5, 2016 for a stay in July 2016

We had a wonderful time (8 days) at The Lemon Tree. The look to the city of Taormina and Castelmola and the sea was great. With two minutes of walk also Mt. Etna can be seen from the street, and also from apartments. The pool was amazing! It is definitely a very good choice if you want to visit Sicily with children at the age of about 10---your children will enjoy not only the pool but the darts, billiard and table tennis in the garden if the sun is too hot.

Karen and Diego run these Apartments and their hospitality is really admirable. Their help was very helpful in visiting the sights in Taormina and the Mt. Etna and transporting us to Giardini Naxos.

Date of stay: July 2016
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Traveling group: Young Children
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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850owenc
Wolverton, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Fantastic place a home from home (but with great weather ”
Reviewed July 10, 2016 for a stay in July 2016
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Stayed here for a long weekend to get away from the rain in the uk and as we are getting married in Taormina in two months.

The lemon tree is simply the most exceptional place to stay, with views from an Italian movie, a lovely chilled out vibe, pool and amenities the lemon tree has it all .

But that's not the best part of our stay, the owners Diego and Karen ensure that your stay has everything you need, whether that's grabbing you some shopping, running you into town, helping you book a great place to eat at night, they live by the mantra of doing whatever they can to make your stay brilliant.

Having stayed in the hustle and bustle of Taormina a few times we will now only ever go back to the lemon tree

Date of stay: July 2016
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Wonderful apartments in stunning location”
Reviewed June 12, 2016 for a stay in June 2016
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We have just returned from a weeks stay to attend a wedding in Taormina. We hired the Limoncello studio which was adequately equipped for the three of us (2 adults and an 8 yr old). The location is superb, the apartments are very clean, the pool lovely and the owners Karen & Diego are very friendly and helpful. We really enjoyed our stay and would fully recommend to both couples and families visiting Taormina & Castlemola. We hope to return one day

Date of stay: June 2016
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DJMcMulle...
Laguna Beach, California
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“The Host with the Most”
Reviewed November 4, 2015 for a stay in October 2015
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Our four night stay at the Lemon Tree was the highlight of our week long exploration of Sicily. Karen and Diego take such a personal interest in their guests. From arranging a cooking class onsite, to shopping with us locally for the ingredients as well as making other dinner arrangements for us in Taormina, Karen and Diego brilliantly guided us in every direction.

Their warmth and kindness extends beyond that of a business to making their guests feel like friends. The view from the property looking across at Castlemola/Taormina and out to the sea is gorgeous! The Lemon Tree's red wine and olive oil are delicious too. The entire experience is a treat for the senses!

Date of stay: October 2015
Traveling group: Friends
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Nov 6, 2015
Wow... Amazing review. Thanks guys.
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