Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo

Taormina, Italy

Virtuoso Amenities for your stay  

For 2018:

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Full American breakfast (buffet)
  • $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

The double classic rooms are located in Villa Flora, a delightful private villa located just 50 metres from the Timeo Building, and they enjoy views on the gardens or of the city of Taormina. Elegance, tranquillity and comfort are key features of these exquisitely decorated rooms.

Upgrade: Double Superior Room

  • Gulf View
  • Bathrobe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Mini Bar
  • Slippers
  • Air Conditioning
  • Non-Smoking
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Double Superior Room

The double superior rooms are located in Villa Flora. Elegance, tranquillity and comfort are key features of these exquisitely decorated rooms. They all enjoy a beautiful view of the Bay of Naxos from their terraces.

Upgrade: Gallery Room

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

The gallery rooms are located in Villa Flora and are on two levels with a separate sitting area on the ground level and a bedroom on top level. Elegance, tranquillity and comfort are key features of these exquisitely decorated rooms. Large and spacious, they enjoy direct sea views or village views and some boast a French balcony. They have two bathrooms, one equipped with bath and one with shower.

Upgrade: Double Deluxe Room

  • Bathrobe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Mini Bar
  • Slippers
  • Air Conditioning
  • Non-Smoking
  • Complimentary Newspaper
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Double Deluxe Room

The double deluxe rooms are located in the Timeo building. Most of the boast beautiful sea views of the Bay of Naxos from theirbalconies and terraces. Elegance, tranquillity and comfort are key features of these exquisitely decorated rooms.

Upgrade: Family Room

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

Family rooms, located in Villa Flora, are the best solution for families with children.

They boast a living area and delightful sitting room, a marble bathroom, and a spacious bedroom with king size or twin beds. Family rooms can be connected to a double room, making them even more comfortable for families.

Upgrade: Junior Suite Superior

  • Bathrobe
  • Mini Bar
  • Slippers
  • Air Conditioning
  • Non-Smoking
  • Complimentary Newspaper
  • Turn Down Service

Junior Suite Superior

The junior suites superior evoke the magnificence of Sicilian Baroque, allowing guests to relive the grandeur of early 20th century aristocratic Sicily. Freshly renovated, they have beautiful living areas and delightful sitting rooms. In a prime location in the Timeo building, they all enjoy stunning sea views of the Bay of Taormina, with glimpses of Mount Etna from their balconies.

Upgrade: Junior Suite Deluxe

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

The junior suites deluxe evoke the magnificence of Sicilian Baroque, allowing guests to relive the grandeur of early 20th century aristocratic Sicily. Freshly renovated, they boast beautiful living areas and delightful sitting rooms. In a prime location in the Timeo building, they all enjoy stunning sea views of the Bay of Taormina, with glimpses of Mount Etna, and have spacious balconies and terraces where you can enjoy a delicious breakfast. They can be connected with another Junior Suite Deluxe, making the ideal for families.

Upgrade: Junior Suite Executive

  • Gulf View
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Bathrobe
  • Mini Bar
  • Slippers
  • Air Conditioning
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Junior Suite Executive

The junior suites executive are in a prime location in the Timeo building. Freshly renovated and very spacious, they are decorated with all comforts, have beautiful living areas and sitting rooms and large marble bathroom with separate shower.

They all enjoy a stunning sea view on the Bay of Taormina, with glimpse on Mount Etna, and have spacious terraces where you can enjoy a delicious breakfast.

Upgrade: Suite Deluxe

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

Suites in the Timeo building evoke the magnificence of Sicilian Baroque. All come with living areas and delightful sitting rooms, spacious marble bathrooms with separate shower cubicle, bath-tub, and beautifully furnished double vanity basins and armoires. The spacious bedroom has king size or twin beds. Each of these suites enjoys a stunning sea view of the Bay of Taormina from its balcony or terrace.

Upgrade: Suite Exclusive

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

The Exclusive two-bedroom Suite is located on the top floor in the Timeo building, with magnificent views of the sea and of the Greek Theatre. Newly renovated, it is an ideal solution for families and honeymooners. The Suite has a living area and delightful sitting room, two spacious marble bathrooms with separate shower cubicle, bath-tub, and beautifully furnished double vanity basins and armoires.

The spacious bedroom has king size or twin beds. The Suite enjoys stunning sea views of the Bay of Taormina from its terrace.

Upgrade: Presidential Suite

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

For an exclusive and truly special stay, the Presidential Suite is the ideal choice. From its spectacular 200 square metre terrace thatdominates 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.

  • Mountain View
  • Ocean 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

Please inquire......



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Virtuoso Amenities for your stay  

For 2018:

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Full American breakfast (buffet)
  • $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