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

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JR6042013
Vancouver, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Home Away from Home”
Reviewed 4 December 2013 for a stay in October 2013
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This is a small family run hotel, owned and managed by Karen and Diego. They live on site and have about a dozen apartments. The units are basic but comfortable with all the necessities to cook and rest as one sees fit. Some are much larger than others and some with magnificent views. One is greeted and hosted by the best of family kind of hospitality. It is a site that provides for privacy or mingling with other guests depending on preferences. If you want on site dinners, Karen is a fantastic cook; plus, there are well recognized cooking classes. If you want excellent local or regional tours, Diego will hook you up with his partner, Enrico and their excursions sickly, which will result in days one is unlikely to forget for the fun and adventure. If you want a great holiday in Taormina, this combination is unbeatable. It is also reasonably priced and can include trips well beyond the immediate area. Diego and Karen know Sicily well and can provide excellent advice on alternatives. Be careful on showing which English Premier League colours you support since the two of them vie for opposing teams but bring some mirthful rivalry to their love of the game. Truly an outstanding visit. We will be back.

Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 65+
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otislover
Calgary, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Wonderful, Unique Experience”
Reviewed 13 November 2013 for a stay in November 2013
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The Lemon Tree is more than just a place to sleep - it's a complete experience. We picked olives, ate sweet figs from the orchards, ran out on the terrace every day to watch the sheep come up the hill when we heard their bells, ate freshly laid eggs and sampled the delicious wine made from the grape vines on the property. Karen and Diego are a fabulous team and lots of fun! I feel certain we'll be back again.

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Gaff_Guin...
Dublin, Ireland
Level 6 Contributor
112 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Hospitable owners of a beautiful place providing the perfect vacation spot.”
Reviewed 31 October 2013 for a stay in September 2013
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Diego and Karen provide a lovely place to stay as well as have as a base of operations for exploring, experiencing and enjoying Taormina/Giardini Naxos (farther afield too). The apartments are clean, functional and provide enough room to luxuriate comfortably. The views are spectacular.

Diego and Karen are always available to suggest places to visit and things to do. They also provide a good taxi service that is cheaper than comparable options. We rented a car to get around which was great, however, it's nice to be able to enjoy a bottle or two of Sicilian wine with the gorgeous Sicilian food.

Both Diego and Karen possess encyclopedic knowledge of things to do, places to eat and beaches to work on the perfect tan. They provide cooking courses too, and provide their own wine and olive oil.

The only improvement I can think of would be the range of the WiFi. It's fine in some areas, however, not ideal in others. We solved it by bringing along a WiFi Repeater. In any case, why would you waste time on FB/Mails/Internet when you can enjoy the best Sicily has to offer? :-)

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Liked best: Diego and Karen, the views, the stellar service.
Liked least: Poor WiFi coverage (forget about 3G/4G in most parts of Sicily).
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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neesik1
Shetland Islands
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8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“Excellent stay at the Lemon Tree”
Reviewed 29 October 2013 for a stay in October 2013

Beautiful location with fantastic views of Taormina and the coast.

The facilities were very good with both the apartments and pool well equipped and presented.

Although the apartments are outside the town we enjoyed the drive up and down each day particularly when we met the man in his car shepherding his sheep with the assistance of his many dogs! This part of Sicily is so busy that we appreciated the peace and quiet of the Lemon Tree's surroundings.

Karen and Diego are excellent hosts and have the uncanny ability to be there if you need them and to be invisible when you don't.

If you want to visit this part of Sicily then this is the place to be!

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Liked best: The hosts and the location
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Reviewed 29 October 2013 for a stay in September 2013

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