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Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Right beside the famous Greek theatre. View from bar & terrace (where you'll also have breakfast) of gardens, Mt Etna and coast is sensational, particularly romantic at night. 5-star setting, service and room (we were in annexe), breakfast was a banquet but it was the 7-star turndown service we'll never forget; wet clothes hung up to dry, all discarded clothes...

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gm-timeo, Direttore generale at Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo, responded to this review

Dear Ponyyelof, Greetings from Taormina and thank you very much for your amazing words which represent the best reward for me and my team as we are truly passionate about maintaining and enhancing every day the beauty of our beloved Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo in order to preserve it for many generations to come. On behalf of the entire team,...

Reviewed 31 October 2016

this is a seriously impressive hotel. We stayed in the annex, across the road from the main hotel, but the rooms were lovely, we had a view of mount etna and there is a concierge at the desk of the annex to take your key etc. I am sure the rooms in the main hotel are lovely too, but the...

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gm-timeo, Direttore generale at Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo, responded to this review

Dear Sara N, Thank you so much for sharing your positive feedback following your recent stay at Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo. We were delighted to learn that your experience at Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo was enjoyable and that you appreciated the Sicilian atmosphere and our hospitality. Please be assured that I will pass your comments on to our team, who...

Bangor, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Best located hotel in Taormina overlooking Baia di Villagonia and right next door to the amazing Roman / Greek Teatro Antico. Beautiful gardens and a superb terrace for meals and drinks. Staff all perfectly welcoming and helpful. Prices are high, but justified by the superb service and wonderful location. Even if you don't stay, a drink on the terrace is...

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gm-timeo, Direttore generale at Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo, responded to this review

Dear Dieithryn, Thank you for choosing Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo for your recent stay in Taormina and for sharing your great experience with all Tripadvisor readers. I am delighted to read that you had a lovely time with us enjoying the hotel atmosphere, the service provided, as well as our beautiful literary terrace. We do hope to have the opportunity...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 October 2016

Just no words - from the greeting at the airport, to the check in, to the room, to dining on the terrace, the bar, the staff and of course the gardens. You wont find many hotels around the world like this. We only stayed for two nights so three days but we just chilled completely. Try and get a table...

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gm-timeo, Direttore generale at Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo, responded to this review

Dear Mark J, Thank you very much for taking the time to express your positive feedback regarding your most recent visit at Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo. I am delighted to read that you appreciated our hotel location and the servioce provided as well as our sister property, the Belmond Villa Sant'Andrea, facilities. Thank you again for sharing your experience and...

Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Even if you're not staying at the Grand Hotel - highly recommend you enjoy a cocktail at sunset on their beautiful balcony. The drinks are pricy but come with olives & nuts & chips as well as a pianist. A beautiful place to relax & take in the view.

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gm-timeo, Direttore generale at Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo, responded to this review

Dear AnnieBag Thank you very much for taking the time to write such a positive review regarding your recent visit to Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo. I am delighted to hear that you had a lovely time with us enjoying the pleasant atmosphere on our terrace. We certainly hope to welcome you back in the not too distant future. Warm Regards,...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 October 2016

The hotel restaurant catered to all our needs and requests for a special dinner, giving us the best table in the house with the Teatro Antico behind us and the view of Taormina and the multiple bays in front from the corner of the balcony. The service was attentive and top class while the food was delicious. I would highly...

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gm-timeo, Direttore generale at Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo, responded to this review

Dear AlexJ1987, Thank you for sharing your experience at the Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo with all Tripadvisor readers. I am delighted to read that you had a lovely time with us enjoying the hotel atmosphere as well as the service provided and David's assistance in particular, who helped you in realising such special occasion. Please be assured I will pass...

Westchester County, New York
Reviewed 23 October 2016

Spent six glorious days at this beautiful hotel to celebrate our 30th anniversary. Its full of old world charm, lovely views and has a fantastic staff. Traveled with our adult children and had two lovely suites that were spotlessly clean and very well cared for by the housekeeping staff. I would go so far to say that in all our...

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gm-timeo, Direttore generale at Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo, responded to this review

Dear people2people, Thank you very much for taking the time to express your positive feedback about your stayt at the Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo. I'm pleased to read that you enjoyed the hotel location and the service provided. Your kind words are our best reward. On the other hand, I'm sorry to read the last negative note, but your comments...

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Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Old, pretentious and stuffy. The view from their expansive outdoor balcony area that contains an expansive eating area, bar and sitting area is the best we've seen anywhere in Italy but it was the only highlight at this hotel. The rooms are old and stuffy. Our corner "deluxe junior suite" had no outside sitting area while less expensive rooms had...

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gm-timeo, Direttore generale at Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo, responded to this review

Dear TripAdvisor Member, firstly, I would like to thank you for taking the time to write your feedback about your most recent stay at Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo. I appreciated your comments about the hotel location, but I'm very sorry if in this circumstance, we did not fully meet your expectations. Honestly I'm surprised to read your feedback about our...

Miami
Reviewed 22 October 2016

Even though this hotel comes with spectacular views and beautiful grounds - it's the staff that makes the difference here. Everyone was outstanding and one step ahead of your needs - especially David at the front door. We hosted guests for drinks one evening and he was kind enough to inquire the next day if they got home alright. We...

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gm-timeo, Direttore generale at Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo, responded to this review

Dear pucgal, Thank you very much for sharing such a positive review regarding your recent stay at the Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo and I'm happy to learn that our staff played an important role in making your experience a memorable one. Your words are really appreciated and it will be my pleasure to pass them on to the whole hotel...

anapolis md
Reviewed 20 October 2016

This is a beautiful hotel with a wonderful location next to an ancient greek amphitheatre so I expected that it would be a great place to get a massage. For the price, which turned out to be over $200 for 50 minutes converted from euros, it was a big disappointment. The staff and massage were fine, but there is no...

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Dear Irene M, Thank you very much for taking the time to write and express your comments regarding your most recent visit at Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo. I am delighted to hear that you appreciated the hotel location and service provided. I also would like to thank you for your constructive feedback on the wellness centre layout and please be...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free Breakfast
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Room Service
  • Free Breakfast
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Free Parking
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Set high in the rocky hills on the East coast of the island, with Mount Etna as a backdrop, Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo has always been one of the favourite destinations of both Hollywood’s and Europe’s most prominent stars; from Sofia Loren to Audrey Hepburn, from Marcello Mastroianni to Liz Taylor. Adjacent to the Greek Theatre, the hotel was first built in 1873 and is surrounded by a six-acre park and magnificent gardens where the panoramic pool is located. Widely considered to be the most luxurious hotel in Taormina, it boasts 70 splendid rooms and suites, each decorated in a fresh Sicilian style that blends modern innovation with local artisan traditions. This historical hotel is well known for its “Literary Terrace” which has always been a preferred meeting spot for illustrious guests thanks to its breathtaking panorama. Dining facilities include the Restaurant with an enchanting view of Mount Etna combined with typical Sicilian and Mediterranean cuisine. The Pool Restaurant offers brick-oven pizza, a salad buffet and freshly caught fish, it is the perfect place for a light lunch or a snack. The wellness centre offers signature treatments made from local flowers and fruit essences. A fitness centre and a panoramic swimming-pool are also available Guests can benefit of the complimentary shuttle to the private beach at sister property Belmond Villa Sant'Andrea, in Taormina Mare, boasting new exclusive cabanas, as well as the daily mini-cruise by private boat to explore the beauties of the coast (available during summer). The Smile Club with an English-speaking supervisor is available at sister property Belmond Villa Sant'Andrea to entertain the younger guests with lots of fun and exciting activities. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo

Address: Via Teatro Greco 59, 98039, Taormina, Sicily, Italy
Region: Italy > Sicily > Province of Messina > Taormina
Price Range: $504 - $1,037 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo 5*
Number of rooms: 70
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Also Known As:
Nh Hotels Taormina
Grand Hotel Taormina
Grand Hotel Timeo
Timeo Hotel Sicily
Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo Taormina, Sicily
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#1 Spa Hotel in Taormina
#3 Luxury Hotel in Taormina
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“Ask for rooms with sea view, there are rooms with a rear view that may not suit all tastes”
 of 5 bubbles Y9751YTerich, 16 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Our bedroom was in the annexe so no direct sea view but we still loved it - bedroom upstairs on a mezzanine and two bathrooms!”
 of 5 bubbles Ponyyelof, 2 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Note: 322 where we stayed has a double door that opens straight out onto the street outside the hotels security zone.”
 of 5 bubbles pucgal, 21 Oct 2016 | Read review
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