Lemon House

Savoca, Messina
Bed & Breakfast

An immaculate B&B with a view from the back of the hills of Savoca, and an outstanding breakfast for such a small place


4 beds


4 rooms


Rooms sleep 2


Spend the day in Taormina: Sicily’s “pearl of the Ionian Sea”. Return to a Campari Spritz and a refreshing dip in the pool. More boutique hotel than B&B, this spanking new roadside villa stands in the suburbs of Savoca, and what makes it special is Christel. Belgian born and married to a Sicilian, she is a charming and multilingual hostess.

Each bedroom is impeccable and two open to the pool. Wake to breakfast tables laid with local cheeses, prosciutto, fruits and homemade jams. For lunch, there’s a lovely restaurant in little hilltop Savoca. Or join the tourists at the Bar Vitelli; ‘The Godfather’ was filmed here and it’s barely changed.

If you’re doing The Godfather tour, don’t miss Forza D’Agrò. A cliff-perched restaurant combines delicious local food with a stunning panorama, taking in Mazzaro Bay and the Straight of Messina.

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We think you'll love

  • The luxurious hotel-like bedrooms
  • Being based in a friendly place away from Taormina's crowds
  • Visiting ancient hilltop villages with spectacular views
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You should know

  • The unattractive setting is disconcerting on arrival
  • The house is conventional and not very Sicilian
  • The pool area is compact


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Special offer: Happy Summer offer for minimum stay of 3 nights 5 % reduction for minimum stay of 7 nights 10 % reduction

Booking information

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Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 2 nights.
November to 24th of March.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Breakfast included. Restaurants 13-minute walk.


Nightly price
from €160
4 Doubles
From €160


Christel is a warm and helpful host. A good solution to escape Taormina's crowds and still get hotel comforts and services in an intimate setting.

Angelica, Sawday's inspector

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The neighbourhood

There are no shops in Rina, but there is Kontiland, a small architectural theme park. It's worth walking up the hill to Savoca, 2km, for the Convento dei Cappuccini and a view of the sea. The splendid Church of Saints Peter and Paul of Agrò is 5km away, and the nearest beach is Santa Teresa di Riva, 7km, pebbly but peaceful, with a popular seafood restaurant. Taormina, famous for its beaches and its ancient theatre overlooking the sea, is a 40-minute drive.

Local points of interest from Christel Rombouts

  • Lemon House is a boutique Bed & Breakfast, a unique place for atmosphere and welcoming, located in the hills of Savoca, city of art, famous for being chosen as the set of the film "The Godfather" by Francis Ford Coppola.
  • Taormina, "pearl of the Ionian" with its panoramic view, its monuments and lush vegetation, is an exclusive resort appreciated and famous in the world. The spectacular Greek Theater with its breathtaking panorama.
  • The volcano Etna, a natural resource of rare beauty for Sicily, Italy, the world, Unesco heritage. As the mountain is an extremely important respect, the fifth highest mountain in Italy with its adjustable height due to the eruptions ranging around 3320 m.
  • Known as the Grand Canyon of Sicily of the Gole dell’Alcantara form a deep canyon that stretches for about 14 kilometers on the lower middle reaches of the river itself is representing one of the natural wonders of Sicily.
  • Syracuse, jutting out into the sea with the promontory-island of Ortigia, the oldest part of the city a must visit, has many faces and is undoubtedly one of the most important Sicilian destinations.
  • Noto, Inserted by UNESCO in the list of late-baroque town, is one of the loveliest towns in the province of Syracuse and is considered a rare beauty baroque jewel. Visit near Noto, Marzamemi a typical and real fishing village of Sicily. Fantastic sunset.


Christel Rombouts

Christel, warm, friendly and impeccably dressed, worked in the hospitality industry for Thomas Cook for years. Now she has realised a dream: to run B&B in a rural part of her adopted and much-loved country. She lives on the first floor with her husband and child.