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Guest Book and Messages from people who have stayed with us here at the Lemon Tree

Niamh & Brian
Great holiday location. Stunning views and great hospitality from Karen and Diego. Highly recommend staying at the Lemon Tree if you plan a trip to Sicily. Really convenient for Giardini Naxos and Taormina, only 40 mins to Catania and about an hour from Siracusa.

Ed and Barb Guthrie
Karen and Diego....with the care and kindness shown to us by the both of you we could have been living in a tent and been just as happy. The views are spectacular, the accomodations first rate and you looked after us above and beyond our expectations. Karen when you brought in our laundry and folded it as it was threatening rain I knew then how special you are. Diego, your hard work and sense of humour sets an example to your guests and puts everyone in a good mood! Thank you and we wish you both continued success with The Lemon Tree!

Jennifer and Rich
Well what can I say other than thank you very much. Karen and Diego you made our holiday very special. Your support and advice throughout our stay was invaluable. Good luck with your future plans, thanks again x

When my friend decided to get married in Sicily, the search began for somewhere nice for a group to stay - & also one which wouldn\'t break the bank!!! I came across the Lemon Tree which instantly looked like the perfect place for us & booked us in. It looked clean, cosy, relaxed -just an ideal place for a group to stay. Karen & Diego were gems from the minute we contacted them. Not only did they help us with any information we needed about getting there etc, they went above & beyond by helping my mate with some wedding details too!!! Karen & Diego kindly collected us from the train station and brought us up to the apartments which has the most amazing view - photos can\'t do it justice to be honest. Four of us stayed in the Simeto apartment which was huge - a great surprise. You should ask for this if you are a group or family. It\'s so big we were able to have ten around for dinner, all sat around the massive table!!! The fact that Karen & Diego have no problem with visitors like this just adds to the nice relaxed atmosphere. The outdoor area with this apartment is also fantastic. The pool is lovely.....many times we had this to ourselves over the week which was great. Also dotted around the place are board games, jenga, a volleyball net for the pool, fussball table, books you can borrow in the apartments etc. All these extra bits just make the stay much more enjoyable that being \"stuck\" in a hotel room. Now one thing to mention is the location. The location was perfect for us as we like lying by the pool etc during the day. If you want to wander around shops etc during the day just note..........you aren\'t by the shops here!!! However, Karen & Diego offer a cheaper taxi service. And also there\'s a nice walk down the mountain (about 20/30 minutes) to get to the bus that takes 5 minutes back up the another mountain to the town. The walk itself is lovely and scenic too and you may be lucky enough to meet the sheep man taking his sheep down the mountain at the time! So it\'s not far away but not a 5 minute walk away either. All in all I can highly recommend the Lemon Tree as a place to stay, especially for groups or families. A few other things that made it so nice and memorable for us is Karen & Diego\'s knowledge of the area and willingness to share it. Diego had a birthday whilst we were over and they included us in this and invited us to the party. They also arranged for a more reasonably priced hairdresser for the bride who wasn\'t even staying at the Lemon Tree which was fantastic. And on top of that, arranged or a barber to come around and give the lads a wet shave which made things more special for them too. One other thing - they have started doing weddings with the reception on their grounds. Now this would be AMAZING. Most weddings tend to end early in Sicily because thats how the Italians do it. However, that doesn\'t have to happen in the Lemon Tree!!! It would be a brilliant place to have your wedding. The view is fab, the atmosphere is relaxed. Karen and Diego have loads of contacts and will make sure you are looked after really well with good deals etc. It\'s definitely one on my list that\'s for sure ;-)

Simon, Karen, Evelyn and Sammy Percival
Wow! Wow! Wow! What fabulous accommodation and views! Only surpassed by the great hospitality offered by Karen and Diego! Top hosts and such great value for money! Thank you for our stay and making us feel so welcome! We will definitely be back!!

Wendy Foster
Karen and Diego, thank you for your kind and generous hospitality during our recent stay in Sicily. The time and effort you put into ensuring everyone's stay was perfect made our time with you very special. The Lemon Tree is in a spectacular location and combined with the way you made my family and I feel at home made our holiday out of this world. Lee is still wandering round our house saying "ahhh, I want to be back in Sicily"! Looking forward to seeing you both when you are over in the UK. x x


Josh Lyons, Bobby Smith
Brilliant accomodation + fantastic hosts and excellent tour guides. 5 Star

william & siobhan brown
Hi karen, diego and steph. we had a wonderful holiday and would like to thank you for making it a memorable holiday!!! hope to see you again soon!!

Claire Foster
Thank you very much you were brilliant hosts. Nothing was too much trouble. I really enjoyed my stay with you. You made Joanne's wedding very special. Looking forward to see you both again.

ed and mel
thanks a mil karen and diego for a wonderful week in the sun - the wedding and 60th party were wonderful - well done! look forward to seeing you both again maybe next year!

Carole and Dave
Hi Karen and Diego What can we say - you have a special place in our hearts!You went out of your way to help us in every way possible.What a beautiful location you have - close enough to the action but far enough away for tranquility and views to die for!And the food you provided for our party was amazing.Hope to see you again sometime soon.

Gunhild Brynning
We had a wonderfull week at the Lemontree. The Kids enjoyed the pool very much, and all of us enjoyed the scenic views. we also was very happy about our own little backyard by the Salso appartement. Best regards Gunhild Brynning and family

Gordon and Alison
Thanks so much for being the best hosts, you are unbelievably obliging.We had a super time and loved the home from home friendly atmosphere.the best part of my stay- well it has to be my trips on the scooter!!!!

Hungarian flag is now available!!! :-))

Apologies to Karol Adam and Junior, we have rectified our mistake and introduced a Hungarian flag in our guestbook. Sorry

Karol & Adam
Well,first of all we are Hungarians but in the guestbook this county is simply not exist. Despite of the fact we are not in the counties list we had a great holiday. We stayed the in the beginning of July 2010 with our one year old baby and some friends. This place is not for someone who looking for busy nightlife because its in the mountains but absolutely very relaxing. Perfect for families and friends who are want to spend quality time together and enjoying a breathtaking view from terrace. The apartments were very clean, well equipped and a few very useful staff like pans or cold water in the fridge when u arrive. Highly recommended everyone who looking for a hidden treasure. K&A&Junior

Chris & Ciara Quinn
The Lemon Tree was the perfect accommodation for us! Breath taking views; amazing hosts; great price and top quality accommodation. Great for families and young children, great open and secure space. Karen, Diego and Stef were great hosts - they went out of their way to make things the best for us. Also a perfect setting for a wedding - we got married in Taormina and had a bit of a dance back at the Lemon Tree - first dance with Casltemola and Taormina in the background! Perfect!

Michaela & Chris
Dear Karen & Diego Just to say thanks for making our holiday so special. You provide all the right ingredients for the perfect holiday, hope to return one day! best wishes Michaela & Chris

ursula and john quinn
thank you karen, diego and steph for a lovely holiday. beautiful place and such a fantastic welcome. we really enjoyed our stay and would highly recommend it

The Quinn Family
As a family with 3 children we found the lemon tree a fantastic place to stay. The views are amazing and the accommodation is exactly what a family needs. Karen, Diego and Steph could not have been more accomodating and we will definitely be back.

Maaike, Mark & Emmy
For the best view on Taormina and Giardini Naxos you have to stay at the Lemon tree. We did that a few weeks ago and had a very good time. Karen was very helpfull in showing us around and making arrangements for scuba diving. If we go back tot Sicily, we know where to go.... ;)

Gerry & Jane
This place is paradise. We stayed there for a week in April and did not want to leave, the view on the terrace is amazing! Excellent value for money, thanks for a great holiday Karen.

Gerry & Pauline Fallon
We had a wonderful week last August(2009) in Taormina. Karen & Diego were very helpful. The accomodation, views and facilities were excellent and we will recommend Lemontree to our friends.

Hal and Kale Iverson
Absolutely incredible!! A group of 5 weary travelers stayed here for a few evenings in mid-June 2009. We called Karen and Diego last minute and they more than accommodated us. Picked us up, showed us our gorgeous rooms, and that same day took us back to the beach for some evening sun. Karen also showed us to the local market and with a friendly wink to the owner, we got an insane amount of local groceries for a great price! They even let us play volleyball with them and their sweet family. Stay here and live it up and thank this family for their wonderful hospitality. Thank you so much!!

Beulah & Stephen Keane
We started our honeymoon at the Lemon Tree and loved everything about it. Karen, Diego and Steph are the most fantastic hosts, and really added to our time in Taormina- they are a fount of local knowledge!! I would recommend the Lemon Tree to anyone and I will love to return. The views are breath-taking!

What a fabulous place, can't wait to come back. I think I'll sign up for that scuba diving course next time that you advertise in your welcome pack.Home grown red wine, olive oil etc.Divine.

Edith & Fred, Edinburgh
Hi Karen & Diego, Thanks for a wonderful week (3 -10 Oct). The apartment was clean and very well appointed and the local walks much enjoyed. Hopefully see you again next year!

Deirdre, John, Vinny & Anne
Hi karen, Diego and Steph. We just wanted to thank you all. We had an excellent holiday and we will be coming back. The apartments are wonderful and the view is to die for. Your home-made wine is excellent. We will be recommending you to all our family and friends. Looking forward to seeing you in the future. Thanks again.

Vue sur Taormine et Castelmola exceptionnelle. Voiture indispensable pour visiter les nombreux sites avoisinants. Toute la partie Est de la Sicile peut facilement être visitée du Lemon Tree ! Karen et Diego sont généreux en informations et très disponibles ! 2 personnes très charmantes. The Lemon Tree est à conseiller sans restriction pour le plaisir des 5 sens ! 1: la vue imprenable 2: l'odorat (air marin - oliviers) 3: le goût (produisent leur propre huile d'olive, confitures, sauce tomates, vin) 4: l'ouïe, le calme des hauteurs 5: le toucher : empoigner ses vacances décontracté ! certainement la meilleure adresse authentique à Taormine, Nathalie et famille

Tony & Monia
Hi! You two Monia and I had a Wonderful time, back to work now just trying some of that beautiful Marmalade you make and looking forward to more of your homemade wine. Your attention to detail and the beautiful accommodation is amazing looking forward to our next visit wish you both the best.

fabrizio,maria,luca e roberta
se c'era un voto più alto lo avremmo messo. è stata una vacanza a dir poco STUPENDA!Diego e Karen sono due persone meravigliose che ti fanno sentire in famiglia. non ci sono parole per descrivere la bellezza del posto! grandi intenzioni di ritornarci!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Karen & Diego thanks for a lovely week, muchos hospitality etc... Regards Mel. Ps..Thanks particularly for the "skirt towel" Diego!!

Barry, Carol, and Mel
Great location, apartment spacious, clean and comfortable. Karen & Diego very helpful ( thanks for getting the shopping), and Spike good company for breakfast. Views amazing. Drive down to Naxus a bit testing, glad it was a hire car..

After spending an entire day travelling from Napoli to get to Sicily, we could not have wished for a better place to stay and for hosts to have been so helpful. The views from The Lemon Tree are spectacular we didn't know where to look!! Every angle was stunning! The home made oilve oil and marmalade is wonderful, we were so glad we managed to bring some home!! Taormina, Castlemola and Naxos beach are beautiful to explore and both within easy reach. Karen, Diego and Steph(and Spike) were overwhemingly friendly and so eager to make sure you enjoyed your stay it was the best end to our trip! Only problem was our stay was not long enough...so next time same place but much longer! A huge thank you to you all, Karen, Diego and Steph...see you again soon!!

Mauro Fornoni
Luogo e appartamenti fantastici! Con l'ultima aggiunta della piscina bellissima e intima. Vista mozzafiato.Diego e Karen, come la location, fantastici! Speriamo di rivederci. Grazie

Sheila & Ivan Puglia
Dear Karen & Diego, just wanted to say thank you for your exceptional hospitality during our holiday in August, your newly installed pool was a God-Send, the immaculate apartments, breathtaking views and tranquil location made our holiday so relaxing. The dedication and professional service you provide to your clients will endeavour to make The Lemon Tree a truly successful holiday location!!! We look forward to seeing you again next summer... Sheila & Ivan Puglia, Luxembourg.

Mette and Svein Bolstad
Thankyou Dieago, Karen and Steph.We had a wonderful time from 8-17.sept in Your house.The view was amazing and breathtaking.And the 3 of you do everything you can for your guests.Hope to see you again some time and hope that you all are in safety after the bad weather.Greetings from Norway (You dont have our country in your guestbook)

The Purcell family
Thanks for a great time Karen and Diego. The apartments are fantastic, clean and well equipped, and grand for kids, our two must have robbed half your wine harvest stuffing themselves with grapes. It's just such an amazing place, you could sit and watch the views all day - and night! Huge storms at night when we were there. sat out on lovely warm terrace drinking wine and watching the most amazing lightning we've ever seen. Loads to do during the days, would go back tomorrow no bother! Thanks again!

Deanna and Stuart Waldenberg
We had THE most fantastic time staying at The Lemon Tree. Karen, Diego and Sophie were kindness itself.My husband was robbed of his driving license, as well as everything else, in Bologna and without hesitation they drove us here and there. And later on a quick telephone call was all that was necessary for them to pick us up at any time of day or night; we were so very well accommodated by them. And, what was really impressive was the fact that they did it all so willingly and cheerfully that we didn't feel as if we were imposing. It seemed as if nothing was too much trouble to help us or any other guest. The apartments are wonderful, spotlessly clean, very well decorated and tastefully furnished, as is the rest of the complex. The view from our apartment was absolutely spectacular. We would just sit on the terrazza and breathe in the wonder of it all. We are definitely returning-hopefully again this year. Why go else where when everything one could wish for is there?

Mark & Lynne
Thankyou Dieago, Karen and Steph for making our holiday a wonderful experience. The apartment we stayed in for 7 days was lovely and clean, and had beautiful views. We didnt hire a vehicle but that wasnt a problem as all three of them didnt hesitate to drive us anywhere we wanted to go, in fact we really enjoyed the walk down to Giardini Naxos, you see so much more on foot. Their homemade wine is a must and we brought some of their olive oil home with us. We reccommend The Lemon Tree to everyone. Thankyou.

5 star concierge coupled with a clean well equipped apartment and out of this world views, thanks Diego and Karen

Sam & Kailey
It's located about 2kilometers from Taormina/ Gardini naxos train station, on a mountain side having amazing views. We were met by the owners by the train station, and we were taken to the apartment. We were given a tour of the place, which includes a communial pool, BBQ area, table tennis and table soccer. The apartment included all amenities including a bottle of water on arrival and their own produce of olive oil. The room has also a bunch of brochures for various things you can do, not only in Taormina but in Sicily. Even though we had a 'GPS' we asked them for the quickest routes and turned out it was the better option!! They know their way round there!! Parking is available in front of the apartments and its free!! Even though we had planned our itineary they helped us alot in choosing alternative sites. The only down side (if you can call it that); is you will need to rent a car, as there is no public transport to take to the place. Alternatively you can always use a taxi to get there, and they also offer a taxi service from/to Taormina for about Eur 6.00 each way. All in all, we think it was a brilliant place and we would stay in it again. It is also an amazing place if you just want to go there for a weekend and relax up there. Sam & Kailey (Malta)

Phil and Su Carroll
We stayed at the Lemon tree for our honeymoon and we had a fantastic time. Diego, Karen and Steph went out of their way to make us feel so welcome and their levels of hospitality are second to none. Nothing was too much trouble.... I travel around the World in my job and stay in some top rated hotels but the Lemon Tree surpasses them all with it's views, home comforts and hospitality. Do not hesitate, book it now! You will not be disappointed at all. We are already looking at flights so that we can return next year and spend some time relaxing by the pool and wandering the idyllic streets of Taormina! Top Marks!!!!!

Phil and Barbara
Thanks Diego and Karen, we had a very special time

Daniele Massi
E stato una vacanza stupenda da nn dimenticare mai grazie a voi che con il vostro aiuto ci avete regalato tante emozioni. Siete due persone magnifiche che si mettono sempre a disposizione di tutto. Un giorno ci ritorneremo. Tanti saluti da tutti .spero che siamo stati anche noi simpatici! Grazie ancora. Daniele e famiglia da Napoli

Rebecca Slama
Don't let the steep winding road up to the top put you off, it's a fantastic place with views to die for. Karen and Diego will go out of their way to make your stay the best it can be, in fact they pride themselves on this and everything they do, including making wine and olive oil which you definately should try. The pool is fantastic with toys to keep children happy and a lovely relaxing poolside. We now have two new friends and a fabulous place to return to. The only problem was leaving!

family weavers
well what can we say... great apartment, fantastic view, wonderful pool and amazing hosts. same time next year please...

Marc et Chantal LESAFFRE
Ici tout est vraiment exceptionnel,une des plus belle vue sur Taormina, superbe appartement, mais surtout l'accueil vraiment formidable de Diego et Karen, pour sur un moment inoubliable et une folle envie de revenir

cecilia ed angelo
Non finiremo mai di ringraziare Karen e Diego per la loro gentilezza ed ospitalità!!! Un panorama che non dimenticheremo mai...

Allegra and Celine Marino
We had a fabulous time in Taormina. The key to our good experience was definitely the astounding hospitality we received Karen, Diego and Karen's mother were all so helpful to us at all times. Because neither of us drive, we depended on Karen, Diego or Karen's mom to take us down the mountain each day. They took on the task without a hint of annoyance. When we asked to use the internet, they helped us connect without a problem. One day we were even invited to eat a delicious home-made meal with the family. In addition, we found the rooms to be clean, well-sized and comfortable. Taormina has some of the most beautiful beaches that we saw on our three week stay in Italy, as well as vibrant townlife, We recommend Taormina and the Lemon Tree without hesitation.

Laura and Paul
What a fantastic place you have, the pictures on the website do not show the real beauty. The Lemon Tree is paradise and the new pool is gorgeous. Good luck to you both with your plans and thank you for everything, Laura and Paul.

Noel, Rita, Charmaine & Stefan
Wonderfull appartment with all the necessities and excelent views of Taormina, Castelmola, Bay, Etna and other villages. Diego and Karen are marvellous people to meet. In short, an excellent holliday. Thanks Diego and Karren. I'am sure we will meet again.

grandi Karen e Diego, la struttura e' meravigliosa, confortevole, con una vista mozza fiato/ Taormina e' meravigliosa, e merita di essere visitata. torneremo presto. Guido

Tom & Andrea
We had a wonderful week with stunning weather, great views and the apartment suited our needs perfectly. Thanks.

Robin and Gemma
Hi guys, We stayed at the Lemon Tree at the beginning of April and couldn't have hoped for better. We ate fresh swordfish overlooking Taormina and the bay, watched lava flow from Mount Etna and battled with sheep on the roads... perfect. Karen and Diego were dedicated to making sure everything worked for us. I couldn't recommend the place more highly. We will be back.

Pamand Juni
Sehr Schoen!!! Surpassed all expectations - views stunning. Diego Karen and Steph - vielen danke fur alles!! Cannot recommend the Lemon Tree enough and will spread the word!!Can't wait for the pool - fabulous. We'll be back bis bald!! x

Úna and Rodney
Thanks Karen and Diego for a lovely relaxing week. The sun shone the entire time and we spent lazy hours on our balcony overlooking Taormina and the bay - really beautiful and peaceful. Apartment was very comfortable and nicely furnished with everything we needed. We wish you the best of luck with your venture and hope you have many years of success. Will recommend to friends and family. Regards. Úna and Rod

marco e wilma
grazie infinite a diego e karen x il meraviglioso week end trascorso da loro ,persone squisite e posto incantevole...grazie

Karen and her family was absolutely lovely, helpful, they picked us up from the bus stop, took us down to town. The room was spotless, spacious, comfortable. Fantastic view from the balcony! Thank you so much!

Carissimi amici ho passato 4 giorni meravigliosi... grazie e a presto bacioni bernadette

The photographs do not give a good enough representation of how beautiful, and spacious this place really is. It was an absolutely wonderful place to stay at, especially after many hard days of exploring Taormina, Castelmola, and of course Mount Etna. Thanks guys for your hospitality.

Daniela Massi
Un saluto da Daniela, Carla, Nadia, Sergio e Cristiano grazie per tutto Diego e Karan siete stati fantastici

Jon, Roxanne & family
Dear Diego, Karen & Stephanie, many thanks for the warm welcome and advice. The apartment was clean and spacious with stunning views of Taormina, and the coast. We could even see the Lava on Mt. Etna glowing at night! A great spot from which to explore this part of Sicily.

Tracy & Sam
We had a fabulous time at the Lemon Tree; the most amazing views from our balcony and fabulous hospitality. Thanks so much Karen and Diego.

Robin and Gemma
Dear Karen, diego and Karen's mum. We have had a fabulous time in Sicily, made perfect by the apartment. We will certainly be recommending the place to everyone. Thankyou for making us feel welcome and for the tasty wine and olive oil. Hope all goes well in the future and with any luck we will be back again some time....... yours with Sicilian passion Robin & Gemma

Elise and family
Thank you very much for offering us a wonderful stay in your place. We really enjoyed our time there, the beautiful views and your hospitality.

Jim and family
Thank you for all your kind hospitality, we had a great time and would definately recommend the Lemon Tree as an idylic spot for a holiday. The view from our apartment was fantastic!

Elizabeth, Colin, Ben and Eve
Thank you for a lovely holiday, we had a great time and really enjoyed our time at The Lemon Tree. Thanks for all your kindness and welcome, take care.

Nicola e Mattia
Vi Ringraziamo tanto per la vostra ospitalita, e de sempre un piacere venire da voi. Arrivederci al prossimo anno. Grazie

eyal & noa
we had a three night dream holidey in the lemon tree the lemoncheko room was wonderfull with spetaculer view i most defenedly recomend the lemon tree to my freinds and family. thx karen&diego

Nick and Chris
We stayed in Ulivo apartment for a week in March 2009. Diego and Karen were fantastic hosts making sure everything went well for us from the moment we arrived. The views from the apartment are stunning and inside there was everything we needed. It was all fresh clean and comfortable.We would definitely recommend The Lemon Tree as a perfect spot for exploring the area around beautiful Taormina.

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