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Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo - Luxury holidays to Sicily

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  • About this holiday

    The Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo in Taormina, Sicily is an elegant and excellently located five-star hotel offering luxury and comfort. Rising above the quaint traditional streets of this ancient town, this hotel enchants guests with the views from the terrace, and the secluded pool which seems to be surrounded by mountains on one side and the sea on the other. The large, luxurious rooms are decorated in neutral colours with excellent facilities, tall windows, small balconies, and soft furnishings. Stay at the Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo if you are looking for the ultimate Sicilian experience, be it for a short break, a long stay, or as part of a touring holiday.

    Client testimonial: "Excellent staff, beautiful hotel & setting."
    Mrs A, August 2015

    The journey and how you get there


    Included in your holiday

    Expressions Holidays includes scheduled flights with British Airways from London to Catania in Euro Traveller, hire-car and bed and buffet breakfast.

    Holiday prices

    Sample prices for the Grand Hotel Timeo, Taormina are per person based on two people sharing a Classic Double.
    From £1750 for 7 nights.
    The prices displayed here are a guide only for this hotel and each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect the actual flight costs and all up-to-date special offers.

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    Our opinion

    The Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo in Taormina is an excellently situated hotel offering a luxurious environment. 

    Hotel description

    The Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo was Taormina’s first hotel, which may explain why it is situated in such a privileged position, with the impressive Greek amphitheatre dating from the third century BC on one side and the lovely public gardens on the other. This elegant villa was originally transformed into a hotel in 1873 and has undergone extensive restoration work, during which no expense seems to have been spared to recreate the sumptuous surroundings which made the original hotel a favourite destination of numerous illustrious guests.  The hotel was made up of two buildings; the Grand Hotel Timeo and the adjacent Villa Flora. From the mature and luxuriant gardens which surround the property one can enjoy marvellous views over Naxos Bay and across to Mount Etna. The Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo’s restaurant is bordered by a panoramic terrace, where guests can eat when the weather is fine and which offers the best in Sicilian and Mediterranean cuisine. Other public rooms include a stylish piano bar, literary terrace and several lounges and reading areas decorated in warm, natural colours, all enjoying the same stunning views over the coastline. Bedrooms are richly furnished and well equipped with modern comforts. The Grand Hotel Timeo also offers a complimentary transport service to the nearby private beach at its sister hotel, Villa Sant'Andrea, where umbrellas, deckchairs and towels are provided for guests. This hotel is excellently located for access to the centre of Taormina, just a short walk away.


    Taormina - Sicily and the Aeolian Islands

    Official star rating


    Annual opening

    14 March to 7 January

    Distance from airport

    About 1 hour

    Closest airport


    Room types

    Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo offers 70 rooms and suites with bath or shower and wc, air-conditioning, television, satellite telephone, minibar and safe.
    Classic Double (in Villa Flora). Maximum occupancy 2.
    Superior Double (in Villa Flora). Maximum occupancy 2.
    Gallery Double Room (in Villa Flora). Maximum occupancy 2 + 1 extra bed.
    Deluxe Double Room. Maximum occupancy 2.
    Family Room (on request). Maximum occupancy 2 + 1 extra bed.
    Junior Suite - available in Superior, Deluxe and Executive. Maximum occupancy 2 + 1 extra bed.
    Suite - available as Deluxe, Exclusive (Maximum occupancy 2+ 1 extra bed), and Presidential suites (Maximum occupancy 4+1 extra bed) (all on request)

    Hotel facilities and services

    Swimming pool, Restaurant, Pool restaurant, Piano bar, Wellness centre, Gym, Sun terrace, Gardens, Complimentary transport service to private beach at sister property, Villa Sant'Andrea, with free use of umbrella, deckchairs and beach towels, Diving centre on private beach, Babysitting service, Lift, Parking in grounds and garage available (with supplement).

    Water sports

    Land sports

    Out and aboutnearby/local interest

    Taormina - Greek amphitheatre and public gardens, Mount Etna, Giardini Naxos and the Coast, Agrigento, Messina, Ragusa and Siracusa. 

    Sports nearby

    Watersports, Tennis, Il Picciolo Golf Club (18 holes).


    Children are welcome at the hotel all year. Children 11 years or younger stay free on B&B basis when sharing a room with 2 adults, avaialble in all of the suites and Gallery Rooms.

    Minimum stays

    Other information

    About one and a half hour's drive to Milazzo.

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    Italy is roughly 650 miles long, but only about 100 miles wide
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