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Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo

Taormina, Italy

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Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo
Set high in the rocky hills on the east coast of Sicily, Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo has long been a favourite destination of glamorous European and Hollywood stars, from Sophia Loren to Marcello Mastroianni and from Audrey Hepburn to Elizabeth Taylor.

As the first hotel to be built in Taormina, it naturally sits in the most perfect location, directly in front of the Greek Theatre and with sweeping views of the coastline and the majestic Mount Etna. It is enveloped in acres of lush parkland and is famous for its “Literary Terrace”, a meeting point for illustrious guests through the years.

All 70 rooms and suites at Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo are stylishly decorated with Italian flair. Most have beautiful terraces or balconies. The suites evoke the opulent Italian Baroque style, while the Presidential Suite enjoys the added attraction of an expansive terrace with a 180° vista from the Medieval village of Castelmola, to Mount Etna. Guests can choose to stay in the hotel or, for added privacy, in Villa Flora, a delightful country house just 50 metres from the Timeo building.

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Grand Hotel Timeo, a Belmond Hotel, is a storied hideaway in the heart of Taormina. Set high on rugged cliffs, next to the magnificent Greek Theatre, its views span majestic Mount Etna and shimmering Naxos Bay. Since the mid-1800s, this tranquil enclave has proved irresistible to celebrated writers and Hollywood icons alike.

Guests making reservations through Five Star Alliance will also receive the following amenities:

  • Breakfast Daily
  • $100 F&B Credit
  • Welcome Fruit & Flowers
  • VIP Status
  • WiFi
  • Upgrade
Terms and Conditions
Reservations must be made through Five Star Alliance under the “5 Star Signature Package." A $100 USD food and beverage credit is included, once per room, per stay (not valid on room rate, no cash value if not redeemed in full). Also included are welcome fruit and flowers. Upgrade is subject to availability at time of check-in.

Hotel Address:
  • Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo
  • Via Teatro Greco 59
  • Taormina, 98039
  • Italy

Location Summary
Located in the centre of Taormina, the hotel has a prime position beside the Greek Theatre, overlooking the bay of Taormina and Mount Etna.

Directions to Hotel
By Air: Catania International Airport Fontanarossa CDA (60 km - 37 miles), 50 minutes drive to the hotel. Palermo International Airport Falcone-Borsellino PMO (260 km - 160 miles), 2 hours 50 minutes drive to the hotel.

By Train: Taormina-Giardini Naxos Railway Station (5 km - 3 miles), then 5 minutes drive to the hotel. Trains from Palermo, Catania, Reggio Calabria, Naples, Rome.

By Car: Motorway A18 Messina-Catania, exit “Taormina”.
Business Center
A business centre is available for guests 24 hours a day.
Banquets & Meetings
The Grand Hotel Timeo has an independent Conference Centre, equipped with multi-functional rooms for meetings, gala dinners and cocktail receptions, which offers an exclusive and high-quality service. The Centre’s luxurious, yet peaceful surroundings create an atmosphere perfect for discussion, decision-making or simply to celebrate.
Fine Dining On Site
Boasting one of the most magical backdrops, a timeless panorama in which Mount Etna and Capo Taormina are the stars of the show, the hotel Restaurant matches its location with spectacular Sicilian and Mediterranean cuisine. The Pool Snack Bar is located next to the swimming-pool and is open at lunch, offering a wide range of light snacks, brick-oven pizzas, a salad buffet and a selection of freshly caught fish. The 'Literary Terrace' is the ideal spot from which to admire the stunning panorama of Mount Etna and the Bay of Taormina while sipping a Bellini or a Limoncello, while the indoor bar is a masterpiece of Sicilian art and design, evoking the magical atmosphere of a 19th-century winter garden.
Fitness Center
Our guests can use the Fitness Centre, offering new equipment by Technogym with integrated TV sets, and a variety of exercise machines.
High Speed Internet
In-room and public areas Internet access (wireless and cable).
Child Programs
Children at Grand Hotel Timeo can enjoy the Smile Club of Villa Sant’Andrea, our sister property in Taormina Mare. They will have fun participating in many exciting activities such as a sand castle contest on the beach, painting rock animals and decorating cloth beach bags.
Pool Outdoor
Surrounded by beautiful terraced gardens, the heated pool is open daily during the summer.
Spa Facility
Spoil yourself at the Wellness Centre, located in a separate building in the terraced gardens, it offers Aromatherapy Associates and Panpuri treatments made from local flowers and fruit essences and an extensive range of massages. Special treatments for children and mother-to-be are also available.
Guests are invited to use the private beach belonging to our sister property, Villa Sant’Andrea, which is located on the beautiful Bay of Mazzarò in Taormina Mare. A complimentary shuttle service is available.
A boat excursion along the Sicilian Coast is available during the summer for the hotel guests.
Theatre Museums
Taormina is a cultural city and summer-days are marked by many famous festivals: Taormina Arte at the Greek Theatre, the Taormina Film Festival and the Taormina Book Festival.
Recommended Rooms
Presidential Suite: For an exclusive and truly special stay, the Presidential Suite is the ideal choice. From its spectacular 200 square metre terrace that dominates the bay of Taormina, you can have a 180° vista from the Medieval village of Castelmola, to Mount Etna all the way down to bay of Naxos and the Greek Theatre. The terrace is the perfect location for refined private receptions and home to a private Jacuzzi overlooking the sea below.

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Hotel Amenities
  • - Banquets & Meetings
    - Business Center
    - Meeting Space
    - Fine Dining On Site
    - Fitness Center
    - High Speed Internet
    - Child Programs
    - Pool Outdoor
    - Spa Facility
Available Activities
  • - Beach
    - Boating
    - Scuba Diving
    - Theatre & Museums

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