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Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo

Sicily, Taormina

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.

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).


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
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MartineDavis, London, United Kingdom
Tripadvisor review Dec 14 2017
Beautiful hotel with excellent service and attention to detail. My husband and I had certain dietry requirements and they took note and looked after us incredibly well. The views are dynamic and food...
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Amit T,
Tripadvisor review Nov 18 2017
Great service, polite and friendly staff and what an exceptional view of Mount Etna. It is Italian hospitality at its best. We visited in November at the end of the holiday season, so there wasn't...
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