Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo

Taormina, Italy

Virtuoso Amenities for your stay  

For 2019:

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Full American breakfast (buffet) daily, for up to two in room guests
  • $100 USD Equivalent Food & Beverage credit to be utilized during stay (not combinable, no cash value if not redeemed in full, to be utilized at the hotel restaurant for Lunch or Dinner)
  • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi


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PROPERTY SIZE: 71 rooms
ROOM STYLE: Indigenous
VIBE: Sophisticated
Landmarks Local Immersion Wellness

Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo

Address:
Via Teatro Greco, 59
Taormina, 98039
Italy
Nearest Airport:
Fontanarossa (CTA)
29 mi / 46 km

Hotel Features

At the Hotel

Features

  • Air Conditioning
  • Banquet Facilities
  • Business Center
  • Children's Programs
  • Conference Facilities
  • Connecting Rooms
  • Internet Access
  • Lounge/Bar
  • Multi-lingual Staff
  • Pet Friendly
  • Restaurant

Services

  • Babysitting Services
  • Concierge Desk
  • Laundry/Dry Cleaning/Pressing
  • Room Service 24-hours
  • Salon
  • Turndown Service
  • Wedding Services


Recreation
  • Fitness Center
  • Golf
  • Pool
  • Sauna
  • Spa


In Your Room
  • Bathrobes
  • Complimentary Newspaper
  • Hair Dryer
  • Mini Bar

About Us

Don Francesco La Floresta’s decision to convert his house into a hotel in 1873 made perfect sense. Ever since a Prussian artist returned to the mainland with watercolours depicting views from his guesthouse, he had received visitor after visitor. People from all over Europe wanted to see the panoramas for themselves. Well over a hundred years later, Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo’s breathtaking vistas and unique charm continue to enchant.

Make your way up the rugged cliffs on which Belmond Grand Timeo is perched and a sense of enchantment soon takes over. You may be right in the heart of Taormina but you’ll feel like you’ve stumbled upon your very own hideaway.

The magic grows when you lay eyes on our lovely entrance, swathed in bougainvillea. Through our doors, everything inspiresfrom our warm doorman (a part-time aria singer) to our mixologist’s aperitivos. Soak up the sun by our pool or stroll through acres of lush garden graced with tropical palms and wild flowers. There’s even a kitchen garden: The Restaurant uses only the freshest local ingredients for its Sicilian dishes, whether that be Mozia salt or Bronte pistachios.

There’s no better place to take in the dramatic sunset than our Literary Terrace. The panoramas need to be seen to be believed: Truman Capote enjoyed them so much that he stayed for two years; D. H. Lawrence wrote Lady Chatterley’s Lover here. Writer’s block? It’s here you’ll want to sit and craft your postcards home.

Each time you gaze out across medieval Taormina, it’s like seeing the world anew. With clusters of terracotta roofs giving way to shimmering blue sea and dramatic Mount Etna looming on the horizon, views here are a transcendent experience. You’ll struggle to take your eyes away.

You can find more of this little island’s treasures at our Wellness Centre. Our signature Sicilian Sensations treatment features a lava ash exfoliation, a pumice stone footbath and handmade soap using local extra virgin olive oil. If one of the world’s most magnificent views hasn’t already sent you into total bliss, this surely will.

Best of the Best

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. Located just beside the ancient Greek Theatre, its 71 guestrooms are decorated in exquisite Italian-baroque style and most boast views of the sea and Mount Etna. Stroll through town to shop for ceramics and visit local artisans, then visit the hotel's Wellness Centre, immersed in the verdant park, for a spa treatment made with local flowers and fruit essences. Dinner, set on the terrace overlooking majestic Mount Etna, features tantalizing Sicilian and Mediterranean cuisine.

Hotel Tip

Take advantage of complimentary extras at sister property Belmond Villa Sant’Andrea, including the kids’ club, beach access and the morning boat cruise along the coast.

Location

Address
Via Teatro Greco, 59
Taormina, 98039
Italy
Nearest Airport
Fontanarossa (CTA), 29 Miles / 46 Kilometers

Guest Rooms & Suites

Double Classic Room

Located in Villa Flora, these rooms enjoy views over the attractive courtyard. They feature a king-size or twin beds and some have a balcony. Bathrooms have either a bathtub or separate shower. Two rooms are connecting. Maximum occupancy: 2 people (no extrabed can be added).

Upgrade: Double Superior Room

  • Bathrobe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Mini Bar
  • Slippers
  • Air Conditioning
  • Connecting Rooms
  • Internet Access
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Double Superior Room

Double Superior rooms, located in Villa Flora, feature either a king-size or twin beds. Each boasts a private terrace furnished with table and chairs, perfect for breakfasting outside while admiring the views of the Bay of Naxos in the distance. All bathrooms have a bathtub. No connecting rooms. Maximum occupancy: 2 people (no extra bed can be added).

Upgrade: Gallery Room

  • Gulf View
  • Bathrobe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Mini Bar
  • Slippers
  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony/Lanai/Terrace
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Gallery Room

Set over two levels in Villa Flora, with a sitting area on the ground floor and a bedroom on the upper level, these charming rooms enjoy direct sea views or village vistas and some offer a French balcony. All feature two bathrooms, one with a bathtub and the other with a shower. A king-size or twin beds are available. No connecting rooms. Maximum occupancy: 3 people (one extra bed can be added).

Upgrade: Double Deluxe Room

  • City View
  • Gulf View
  • Bathrobe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Mini Bar
  • Slippers
  • Air Conditioning
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Double Deluxe Room

Located in the Timeo Building, each room offers a balcony or terrace, most with beautiful views of the Bay of Naxos and Mount Etna. These rooms, enhanced with typical Sicilian cotto tile floors, feature either a king-size or twin beds and bathrooms with either a bathtub or separate shower. Four rooms are connecting. Maximum occupancy: 2 people (no extra bed).

Upgrade: Family Room

  • Gulf View
  • Bathrobe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Mini Bar
  • Slippers
  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony/Lanai/Terrace
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Family Room

Located in Villa Flora, these rooms offer ideal accommodation for families. They include a living area and sitting room, a marble bathroom with a bathtub and a bedroom with a king-size or twin beds. One also features a balcony and French balcony. Family rooms can also be connected to a double room to accommodate more people. Maximum occupancy: 3 people (one extra bed can be added).

Upgrade: Junior Suite Superior

  • Bathrobe
  • Mini Bar
  • Slippers
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet Access
  • Non-Smoking
  • Complimentary Newspaper
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Junior Suite Superior

Stunning views of the Bay of Taormina are enjoyed from the balconies of these suites in the Timeo Building. The bedrooms, decorated in typical baroque style, feature a king-size or twin beds. All have marble bathrooms with a bathtub and some feature a separate shower. One room is connecting. Maximum occupancy: 3 people (one extra bed can be added).

Upgrade: Junior Suite Deluxe

  • Gulf View
  • Bathrobe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Mini Bar
  • Slippers
  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony/Lanai/Terrace
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Junior Suite Deluxe

These suites recall the grandeur of early 20th-century aristocratic Sicily. Located in the Timeo Building, they enjoy stunning views of the Bay of Taormina, with glimpses of Mount Etna, and have balconies and terraces where guests can enjoy breakfast. Bedrooms offer a king-size or twin beds. Marble bathrooms feature a bathtub, and some benefit from a separate shower. Three rooms are connecting. Maximum occupancy: 3 people (one extra bed can be added).

Upgrade: Junior Suite Executive

  • Gulf View
  • Bathrobe
  • Mini Bar
  • Slippers
  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony/Lanai/Terrace
  • Connecting Rooms
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Junior Suite Executive

These suites located in the Timeo Building all afford spectacular sea views with glimpses of Mount Etna, and have spacious terraces equipped with sun loungers, chairs and a table. They feature either a kingsize or twin beds. The marble bathroom has a bathtub, and in some suites there is a separate shower. One room is connecting. Maximum occupancy: 3 people (one extra bed can be added).

Upgrade: Suite Deluxe

  • Gulf View
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Bathrobe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Mini Bar
  • Slippers
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Suite Deluxe

Furnished in Sicilian baroque style, these luxurious suites in the Timeo Building all feature living areas, marble bathrooms with a separate shower cubicle, bathtub, beautifully furnished double vanity basins and armoires. The bedrooms have a king-size or twin beds. Amazing views of the Bay of Taormina can be absorbed from the private balcony or terrace. No connecting rooms. Maximum occupancy: 3 people (one extra bed can be added).

Upgrade: Suite Exclusive

  • Gulf View
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Bathrobe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Mini Bar
  • Slippers
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Suite Exclusive

This one-bedroom suite, located on the top floor of the Timeo Building, boasts magnificent views of the sea and the Greek Theatre from its inviting terrace. The suite offers a living area and a spacious marble bathroom with separate walk-in shower cubicle and bathtub. The bedroom can be fitted with either a king size or twin beds. This suite can be connected to a Double Deluxe and to a Junior Suite Deluxe. Maximum occupancy: 3 people (one extra bed can be added).

Upgrade: Presidential Suite

  • Gulf View
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Bathrobe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Mini Bar
  • Slippers
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Presidential Suite

From its spectacular 300 sq m (984 sq ft) terrace overlooking the Bay of Taormina, guests savour a 180-degree panorama, stretching from the medieval village of Castelmola to Mount Etna and all the way down to the Bay of Naxos and the Greek Theatre. The terrace is the perfect setting for elegant private parties and also boasts a Jacuzzi overlooking the sea below. This sophisticated suite, decorated in Sicilian baroque style, is located in the Timeo Building and features two bedrooms, each with either a king-size or twin beds. The marble bathrooms offer a bathtub and separate walk-in shower. No connecting rooms. Maximum occupancy: 5 people (one extra bed can be added).

  • Gulf View
  • Mountain View
  • Bathrobe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Mini Bar
  • Safe
  • Slippers
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Facts & Policies

Facts
Experiences
Landmarks, Local Immersion, Wellness
Vibe Sophisticated
Room Style Indigenous
Number of Rooms 71
Check-In Time 2:00 PM
Check-Out Time 12:00 PM
Early Arrivals & Late Departures

Available on request.

Guaranteed Reservations & Deposits

Deposits are dependent on type of booking.

Cancellation Policy

ALL ROOM TYPES

During high season (1 June - 29 September, 2018 and 29 December - 3 January, 2019), cancellation requests received between 14 and 7 days prior to the arrival will incur a penalty of 50% of the value of the entire booking. While cancellations requests received by 12.00 pm CET between 6 and 1 days prior to the arrival date will incur a penalty of 75% of the value of the entire booking. Cancellation requests received on arrival date will incur a penalty of 100% of the value of the booking.

During low season (23 March – 31 May and 30 September – 28 December, 2018), cancellation requests received by 12.00 pm CET between 6 and 1 days prior to the arrival date will incur a penalty of 75% of the value of the entire booking. Cancellation requests received on arrival date will incur a penalty of 100% of the value of the booking.

Early departure fee: 100% of the value of the remaining nights.

No-show penalty: 100% of the value of the entire booking.

Accepted Forms of Payment

Please note that Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo accepts the following forms of payment:

Bank transfer

Cash (up to the value of 999EUR)

Credit cards

Terms & Conditions

SEASONAL CLOSURE: Early January to mid-March annually. Check with hotel for exact dates.



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Virtuoso Amenities for your stay  

For 2019:

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Full American breakfast (buffet) daily, for up to two in room guests
  • $100 USD Equivalent Food & Beverage credit to be utilized during stay (not combinable, no cash value if not redeemed in full, to be utilized at the hotel restaurant for Lunch or Dinner)
  • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi


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The best in Taomina

By: AW


Reviewed on: 19 Oct 2015

This hotel was built 140 years ago....with, of course, many remodels over the years. It has the best view of Taormina and Mt. Etna. An exceptionally friendly, courteous and helpful front desk. Pricey....but worth every dollar.
Travel Advisor:  Sally Shekane VCTA

Exceptional

By: Xofi


Reviewed on: 06 Jun 2016

Expensive but worth every penny. We had an exceptional stay, thank you Victoire! The view is absolutely breath taking, service attentive and impeccable, plus the hotel host a proper bar with a proper barman; try the local Martinis & cocktails! We had such a wonderful experience at the hotel that we decided after a brief tour of Taormina which is busting with tourists unloaded from cruise ships for the day to spend most of our time at the hotel or its sister hotel Villa San’Andrea which is equally as exceptional! There is a free shuttle service between the two which is most convenient. Highly recommend restaurants in both hotels for their exceptional cuisine and extensive wine lists

Beautiful property with amazing views!

By: TracyandRusty


Reviewed on: 25 Jul 2016

This property was absolutely beautiful. The rooms are not as plush as I would have liked, but we were never in the room! Make sure you go to the sister property and enjoy the beach. It is really a special place!
Travel Advisor:  Laura Epstein

beautiful proper

By: SueH


Reviewed on: 09 Oct 2016

Don't stay anywhere else! Well located! Beautiful!
Travel Advisor:  Caroline Chandra

Beautiful Hotel

By: menzies


Reviewed on: 19 Jul 2018

This hotel is so very special in many ways. It is perched on a cliff overlooking the Ionia Sea, making for beautiful views! It is is adjacent to the ancient theatre of Taormina as well as the town adding to its ambiance. The extensive grounds were green & lush. Our hotel suite was wonderfully decorated & the restaurant & bar excellent! We did the complimentary boat tour from the busy sister hotel, Belmond Villa Sant' Andrea which was fun and made us realize how much quieter our hotel was. My only complaint was that there were no sweets at turn down-highly unusual for a high caliber hotel.
Travel Advisor:  Eleanor Hardy

Grand Belmond

By: SHS


Reviewed on: 29 Oct 2018

Good but bad weather and I found the town very touristy
Travel Advisor:  Sharon Cooper

hotel

By: diane


Reviewed on: 07 Nov 2018

Excellent! 5 star. Absolutely beautiful with attentive service. Upgraded to large well located room. Concierge helpful in making restaurant reservations.
Travel Advisor:  Donna Guttman

Great views and service; Ho Hum food

By: Italian Aficionado


Reviewed on: 18 Jan 2019

There is a reason the Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo in Taormina has been visited by celebrities for years--it is beautiful, with stunning views. And the service was terrific. Our only disappointment was the quality of our "special" meal at their high-end restaurant. Fortunately it is a short walk to many other restaurants in the town, so you can go somewhere else to have your dinners.
Travel Advisor:  Claudia Austin