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Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo

A classic amongst classics

from$390*night
Includes all taxes & fees
Perks
worth over
$170
  • Daily Breakfast For 2
  • $100 Food & Beverage credit
  • Room upgrade on arrival, if available
  • Early check-in based on availability
  • Late check-out based on availability
  • Free Wi-Fi
*Based on a 1 night stay, from Wed, Oct 28 to Thu, Oct 29. Perks may not apply to this rate. view this rate

Taormina, Sicily

Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo

A classic amongst classics

What it is

Taormina’s first hotel and the first to acquaint its guests with the beauty of Mt. Tauro’s panoramas.

What it isn't

Cutting-edge: Recent renovations revived the hotel’s Old World elegance rather than importing a contemporary look.

What we think

Few hotels can boast a better location than the Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo. It shares a setting with Taormina’s Teatro Greco, which the ancients placed to capture perfect vistas of Mt. Etna. The original hoteliers had the same idea, orienting the property toward the volcano and the coast below. (The Literary Terrace—so called because D.H. Lawrence penned Lady Chatterly’s Lover in the very spot—is the best place to enjoy the panorama, preferably with an evening Campari.) Rooms echo that tranquil view, with a light color palette, spacious dimensions and oils depicting sunny Taormina. The Timeo’s heart-of-town location is ideal for shopping and strolling the cobblestone streets. To explore further, hire one of the hotel’s private boats to explore the Sicilian coast—or hop the funicular down to Taormina’s other Belmond hotel, the Villa Sant’Andrea, with a private beach and heated infinity pool.

You're here because

You’re a romantic—and sleeping under the same roof as D.H. Lawrence, Cary Grant, Audrey Hepburn and Sophia Loren is an aphrodisiac for you.

The Moment

Returning from dinner down at the Villa, you catch a nightcap on the terrace and watch in wonder, Negroni in hand, as the moon tinsels the snowy peaks of Etna.

Location

At the top of Taormina, adjacent to the Greek theater. Catania airport is just an hour’s drive away.

Via Teatro Greco 59
Taormina Messina, 98039
82, Italy

Restaraunts & Bars

The Restaurant - The hotel's main formal restaurant back-dropped by Mt. Etna and Cape Taormina serving fine Sicilian and Mediterranean specialties.

"The Literary Terrace" & Bar - Take in the panoramic views of Mt. Etna and the Bay of Taormina while enjoying signature cocktails or light Sicilian and Mediterranean specialties for lunch or snacks al fresco. Inside, sit in the ornate atmosphere reminiscent of a 19th century Sicilian winter garden.

Pool Restaurant - Under the shade of a pergola, enjoy light bites, traditional brick oven pizzas, a salad buffet and a selection of fresh fish and seafood for lunch while overlooking Timeo's gardens and Mt. Etna, open from mid-May to mid-September.

"The Literary Terrace" & Bar - Take in the panoramic views of Mt. Etna and the Bay of Taormina while enjoying signature cocktails or light Sicilian and Mediterranean specialties for lunch or snacks al fresco. Inside, sit in the ornate atmosphere reminiscent of a 19th century Sicilian winter garden.

Family activities

Hire a private Sicilian boat and head to the Blue Grotto, Isola Bella, the Gulf of Giardini Naxos, the Fortune Cave and the Siren’s Bay and even stop for a spot to swim. Take the complimentary shuttle to their sister property, Belmond Villa Sant'Andrea, and enjoy the private beach on the Bay of Mazzaro in Taormina Mare.