The Experience

Grand Hotel Timeo

Set high in the rocky hills on the East coast of the island, with front row seats to Mt. Etna, the Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo has always been one of the favourite destinations of both Hollywood’s and Europe’s most prominent stars; from Sofia Loren to Audrey Hepburn, from Marcello Mastroianni to Liz Taylor.

With a majestic backdrop of the Greek Theatre, the hotel was first built in 1873 and is surrounded by a 6-acre park and magnificent gardens where the panoramic pool is located. This historical hotel is well known for its “Literary Terrace” which has always been a preferred meeting spot for illustrious guests.

The hotel consists of 70 units, 34 rooms and 36 suites, most with terraces or balconies offering breathtaking views over the bay. The rooms’ interior design evokes the magnificence of the Sicilian tradition with a unique blend of beauty and comfort. At the top of the hill, the two-bedroom Presidential Suite features two elegant bedrooms, a lounge and dining room, a large terrace with a garden house, and a stunning terrace with a private Jacuzzi.

Amenities & Facilities

  Set against the backdrop of a magical panorama, with a spectacular terrace opening onto the Ionian Sea and Mount Etna, the hotel’s fine-dining restaurant offers a tribute to the delightful culinary tradition of Sicily and the Mediterranean.

Business Facilities:

  Business Centre, Wi-Fi Internet connection, Conference Facilities, Currency Exchange, Safe Deposit Box, Satellite Digital TV.

Other Facilities:

  Panoramic swimming pool heated. Private beach at Belmond Villa Sant’Andrea with complimentary shuttle service. Fitness facilities and wellness centre in the landscaped gardens. Full Concierge service for the exploration of Taormina and the whole of Sicily. Internet point. Kids’ Club available at sister property Belmond Villa Sant’Andrea.

Meeting & Conference Facilities:

  The hotel offers indoor / outdoor facilities for events and private functions for up to 250 people in its superb conference centre located in the Timeo gardens and enjoying great views of the Bay. The centre has a private parking area.

Our concierge service is available to recommend the best excursions and sights in Taormina and surrounding, as well as arranging airport transfer, restaurant reservations and theatre tickets.

Terms & Conditions

2014 Seasonal Closure Dates: Closed from January 01 – March 26 and from November 17 – December 31, 2014.

2013 Renovation Plans: No renovations are scheduled to take place during the hotel’s opening period.  Upon re-opening on March 18, 2012 the Hotel completed the 3rd phase of the multi-million renovation plan that was started in 2010.

Follow in the footsteps of Audrey Hepburn and Sophia Loren and experience the glamour, romance and luxe way of life at Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo. Here, in 70 guestrooms decorated in exquisite Italian baroque style, windows open to views of the sea, the town’s ancient Greek Theatre and majestic Mount Etna. Stroll through town and shop for ceramics and wrought iron, then visit the hotel’s Wellness Centre, immersed in the verdant park, for a spa treatment based on local flowers and fruit essences. Dinner, set on the terrace overlooking the sea, features tantalizing Sicilian and Mediterranean cuisine.
In the Know
Take advantage of complimentary extras at sister property Belmond Villa Sant’Andrea, including the Kid’s Club, beach access and the morning complimentary boat cruise along the coast. Guests Receive:

  • For 2015
  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Full American breakfast
    • (buffet)
  • $100 USD Resort or Hotel credit, to be utilized during stay
    • (not combinable, not valid on room rate, no cash value if not redeemed in full)
  • Early check-in/late check-out
    • subject to availability
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