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Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo

Sicily, Taormina

Good for Couples

The Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo dates back to 1873 and successfully recreates the atmosphere and splendour of a bygone era. Taormina’s first hotel is surrounded by luxurious parkland filled with olive and cypress trees, magnolias and bougainvillea. Most richly furnished rooms overlook the sea and Mount Etna, whilst the suites evoke the grandeur of the Sicilian Baroque period. Its terrace looks out over some of the most beautiful natural scenery in the Mediterranean, from the breathtaking Bay of Naxos to Mount Etna and the Greco-Roman amphitheatre. After gazing at a magical Sicilian sunset, head to the hotel’s restaurant and sample some of the Sicilian and Mediterranean gastronomy that is available. In addition, the hotel’s swimming pool and Health & Fitness Centre are great places to unwind in after a day’s sightseeing in Taormina or another wonderful Sicilian town. 


Hotel child prices apply to 2-11 years. 

The hotel has 70 air-conditioned rooms.


Bars & Restaurants

Timeo Restaurant

Enjoy Sicilian favourites and the very best seasonal produce while taking in the stunning vista of Mount Etna and the bay of Naxos. Diners can enjoy its stunning terrace, or dine inside its elegant dining room. 

Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Gentlemen are required to wear long trousers during the evening.


Pool Restaurant

Serving a wide range of light snacks, pizzas, salads and freshly caught fish, this is an ideal afternoon retreat. 

Open 13:00-16:00 (mid-May to mid-September).

The Literary Terrace & Bar

Enjoy classic cocktails with stunning views of Mount Etna & the Bay of Taormina.

Spa & Wellness


The spa is nestled within five acres of colourful gardens. Treatments incorporate signature products by Aromatherapy Associates, Jane Iredale, Nature's and Sadisapone. They also use local flower and fruit essences.

About the Location
The east-coast town of Taormina has a bit of a split personality. The upper part of town is all glitz and glam, with designer boutiques lining cobbled streets and a fantastic restaurant scene. Up here is where you’ll find the majority of Taormina’s sights – medieval churches, centuries-old towers and the well-preserved Greek amphitheatre. The Corso Umberto I is the centre of activity, with a myriad of small streets and alleyways threading off the main thoroughfare.

A cable car links the upper town with Taormina Mare, where you’ll find a handful of bars, shops and restaurants, plus a shingle beach. Across the Gulf of Naxos is Mount Etna – a trip to this towering volcano is a must while you’re in Sicily, although you’ll be able to enjoy standout views of it from all over Taormina.
Transfer time
60 minutes from Catania airport
Classic Twin Room

Max 2 adults

Classic Twin Rooms are elegantly-appointed and aptly located in the Villa Flora annex, just 50 metres away from the main building and built within the delightful country house. 


Twin Superior Side Sea View Balcony

Max 2 adults

Twin Superior Side Sea View Rooms are located in the Villa Flora and offer a side sea view from the private balcony.


Gallery Room

Max 3 adults

Gallery Rooms are located in Villa Flora and offer direct sea or village views. Rooms span two levels to offer a sitting area on the ground floor with an opulent bedroom on the upper level, with king or twin beds. These rooms feature two bathrooms (one with bath and the other with a shower). 


Twin Deluxe Front Sea View Balcony Or Terrace

Max 2 adults

Twin Deluxe Front Sea View Rooms are located in the Timeo building and are luxuriously decorated to reflect a Sicilian style. Rooms offer a panoramic front sea view from the private balcony or terrace. 


Family Room

Max 4 adults

Family Rooms are located in Villa Flora and enjoy a spacious living area and sitting room, a marble bathroom and a bedroom with either king-size or twin beds.


Junior Suite Superior Front Sea View Balcony

Max 3 adults

Junior Suite Superior with Front Sea View and Balcony are decorated in a sumptuous Sicilian baroque style, with a prime location within the Timeo Building. Each has a spacious living area and sea views, with glimpses of Mount Etna from their spacious balconies.  


Junior Suite Deluxe Front Sea View Terrace

Max 3 adults

Junior Suite Deluxe with Front Sea View and Terrace are located in the main building and enjoy full panoramic sea views, where breakfast can be served for a luxurious start to the day.


Suite Deluxe Front Sea View Balcony or Terrace

Max 3 adults, 1 child

Suite Deluxe with Front Sea View and Balcony or Terrace are located in the main Timeo building, reflecting rich Italian baroque décor. Rooms feature separate bedroom and living rooms, marble bathrooms with separate bath and shower and a private balcony or terrace, with stunning sea views.


Added value

Free night offer

Stay 7 nights and pay for 6 nights for holidays between 16 April - 31 May 2018 and 30 September - 27 October 2018 (excluding Classic Twin Rooms).

Stay 5 nights and pay for 4 nights when staying on half board for holidays between 16 April - 31 May 2018 and 30 September - 27 October 2018 (excluding Classic Twin Rooms).

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Probably the best hotel in Sicily
P2414MVpaulb, Jersey, United Kingdom
Tripadvisor review Oct 22 2018
The hotel, staff and location were all superb. We travel a lot and this hotel was the best we have stayed in in the past five years. We also use their sister hotels which are also great. The Grand...
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The best hotel in town
awinrm, Rancho Mirage, California
Tripadvisor review Oct 22 2018
This five star hotel is the best and classiest hotel in Taormina. Perfect location view an amazing view of the harbor below and Mt. Etna. It is expensive but is probably the best hotel and...
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