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Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo

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#9 of 91 hotels in Sicily
Travelers' Choice 2019 Winner
Certificate of Excellence
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.
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Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Airport transportation
Banquet Room
Business Center with Internet Access
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Dry Cleaning
Heated pool
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Multilingual Staff
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor pool
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Shuttle Bus Service
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Truly fabulous hotel with great service in all parts from the front desk full of locals (hello Simone!) to the excellent concierge help to housekeeping which was attentive and thorough. The pool service was great and the beach and boat options such fun. Yes it’s expensive but it’s all so well done. Staff were great with children - place setting for the bear! - and we all had a lovely time. Grazie mille
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Response from gm-timeo, Direttore generale at Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo
Responded 2 days ago
Dear hoteljunky, Thank you for finding the time to share your positive experience at the Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo. We are glad to learn that everything met your expectations and that you really enjoyed the service provided in your favour. We do hope to have the chance of welcoming you back soon. Best Regards, Stefano Gegnacorsi General Manager
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Fantastic service and location. However menu is not adaptable. Not a lot of Sicilian choices on menu. Desert choices limited. Quantity served on certain items like ravioli is really small. We also had a screwup on the order, but it took them 30 minutes to fix it. Would recommend to go to the terrace for drinks and maybe food instead.
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Response from gm-timeo, Direttore generale at Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear ankur1976, Thank you for visiting the Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo and for choosing the Otto Geleng Restaurant for your dinner with us. We do appreciate all of your valuable comments, nevertheless I can assure you that the size of our portions and the dessert list are very appropriate to the restaurant concept. We thank you againg for sharing your opinion. Best Regards, Stefano Gegnacorsi General Manager
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This is a really lovely hotel and as we arrived at the beach we saw the bar at the hotel so we decided to have a drink. It was one of the warmer days at the end of May and we sat and enjoyed a beer and ginger beer on the terrace. The staff were incredibly attentive and brought extra nibbles as soon as ours looked like they were getting low! However the prices are very steep. We thought about having a sandwich until we saw the price €30! So beautiful grounds and great view but very expensive!
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Response from gm-timeo, Direttore generale at Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear D J, Thank you for visiting us for a nice aperitivo and for sharing with us your feedback on the experience you had. We hope to have the chance of welcoming you back soon for another nice drink at our bar. Best Regards, Stefano Gegnacorsi General Manager
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Magical experience from start to finish - we were just a 22/23 year old couple who felt ever so slightly out of place at such a fancy hotel, but the staff were incredible and didn’t look down on us at all and continuously gave us the royal treatment, even if it was to deliver an ice bucket to our room for the bottle of wine we bought from the supermarket! Breakfast was amazing, so much food to choose from, and the panoramic view is breathtaking - not just at breakfast but from the whole property. Room was incredible - we were upgraded to stay in the main hotel rather than the villa Flora next door which I was very pleased about. Bathroom had his and her sinks with a huge bath and big walk in shower. Really just lovely, charming staff. If my purse can stretch that far a second time, I will most definitely be back!!
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Response from gm-timeo, Direttore generale at Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Sopht1996, I would like to thank you for taking the time to write about your magical experience at the Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo. I am delighted to read that from start to finish the service provided by our staff together with the hotel location and room facilities made your time with us a most memorable one. We do hope to have the opportunity of welcoming you back in the future. Sincerely, Stefano Gegnacorsi General Manager
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My family has enjoyed many parts of Italy over the years, but never Sicily. We did our research and decided to go to Taormina. The Belmont properties are fabulous all over the globe and the Timeo and Sant Andrea fully met the chain’s high standards. The Timeo is set high on a hill overlooking the sea and Taormina village; less than a 5 minute walk to dozens a great shops and restaurants in town. It is immediately adjacent to the Ancient Greek theater ruins. The breakfast buffet at both properties is fabulous. Sitting gazing at gorgeous scenery and eating wonderful food. The service staff is everywhere and helpful with all needs. Both the Timeo and Sant Andrea are set in gardens that terrace down the mountain. We spent 3 nights at Timeo and 5 nights at Sant Andrea. The property has two MERCEDES vans that depart every 30 minutes between the properties. Sant Andrea is on the ocean with a beach setting. Views from the rooms are also spectacular. I would highly recommend Sicily as long as you stay in one or both of the Belmont properties.
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Response from gm-timeo, Direttore generale at Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear peter0001, Thank you for sharing your comments following your stay at the Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo. I'm glad to read that you enjoyed very much both hotels location, facilities, superf staff and fabulous breakfast experiences. All of us from Sicilian Belmond properties look forward of welcoming you back soon. Best Regards, Stefano Gegnacorsi General Manager
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