I am in my third day of a four day stay at the Grand Hotel in Taormina .
The staff are exceptional .The views are also breath taking beautiful .
My wife and I are staying in a junior suite which has all the modern facilities which is unexpected given the age of the Hotel .The breakfast is included and is to die for ,what ever you want ,European ,Asian ,Japanese , all is on offer and nothing is to much trouble .
From Day one everyone seems to know your name and is committed to ensuring you have a great visit .
I am off to the pool deck as I do not want to miss out on my daily routine of the staff their spoiling us .
By the way they have an sister Hotel on the water called Saint Andrea which is a little smaller and located in a quiet cove on the pebbly beach .Worth a visit but for mine The Grand Timeo has more to offer .
The town itself is a bit of a tourist trap ,which is what happens to the best places in the world ,but the Timeo is an Oassis set in Heaven .
- 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
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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