My husband and I spent 5 nights at the Timeo to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary. From the moment we stepped on this property we were treated like royalty!! The staff greeted us by name every time they saw us, it is little touches like this that make the difference! The staff was knew it was a special occasion and made sure to make it even more special, we always had a wonderful seat for breakfast and dinner, Prosecco and fruit in our room, and the pool manager treated us to champagne by the pool and always stopped by to ask we needed anything. I wish I could remember his name because he was so friendly and kind!!
Our mini suite was GORGEOUS with a view that was spectacular. We could see the bay and Mount Etna. Housekeeping kept our room spotless and they were so kind and made sure to come and go when we were not in our room. If we were there they asked if they could come in, but if we were getting ready to leave they would wait and come back later.
Front desk staff couldn't have been nicer, giving us great recommendations to go to places to eat or sight see. What ever we needed they made sure we had it.
Restaurant staff was fabulous!!! We had a dinner there after our vow renewal and they made it the most romantic dinner!! Whatever we wanted we had and the food was wonderful.
The day after our vow renewal they made us cappuccinos with hearts in them.
If we wanted breakfast in our room it was delivered and wonderful. There is a great deal of variety and we loved every bite!!!
A very special thank you to Mariangela, the banquet coordinator. She was in contact with me before our arrival to arrange our vow renewal. It was just my husband and I but we wanted it to be special and romantic. Mariangela was amazing and it was a ceremony we will never forget. She attended to every little detail from the flowers, candles, location, to the cake and Prosecco after the ceremony. It was everything we dreamed it would be. The same day we had our ceremony there was a big wedding with 160 guests, but Mariangela made sure we had her undivided attention as well. My husband, a military man, got choked up by the beauty of the ceremony!!
We also visited the sister property, Villa St. Andrea, and it is gorgeous as well. The beach is like something out of a dream, and the staff is just as attentive.
Do not miss the Villa's boat ride, it is fantastic.
If you are looking for a gorgeous setting and undivided attention the Grand Hotel Timeo is your place!!
I know I am forgetting something, but there is just not enough words to describe how wonderful this hotel is. It was a dream vacation and we will definitely be back!!!
- 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