Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo

A Sicilian hideaway set next to the Greek Theatre in the heart of Taormina, with stunning views of Mount Etna

Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo

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.

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Virtuoso Amenities   

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


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


Reviewed on: 29 Oct 2018

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


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

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