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Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo
Ranked #3 of 88 Hotels in Taormina
Certificate of Excellence
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99 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“The best of the best”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2014

The location is amaizing, the ganden is facing the ocean and the Volcan is on one side, the other side the greac theatre...what else?
All the staff is more than professional, very nice and they are able to understand your desires befor you ask for something
the room are very confortable, we were there for a special dinner, great food
I beleve is the best in Sicily ! I wish ro come back

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Sagadawa
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gm-timeo, Direttore at Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo, responded to this review, August 23, 2014
Dear Guest,

We are very grateful for this lovely feedback on TripAdvisor and happy to learn that you enjoyed your stay at the Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo and moreover that you might return in the near future.

Looking forward to welcoming you back I send you my best regards,

Stefano Gegnacorsi
General Manager
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    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2014

We stayed for 8 nights, wish we'd stayed longer. We will definitely be back.

Very good service from everyone. From the moment we arrived until we dragged ourselves away. Friendly without being too informal. Everyone was great, but special mention to Alfie and Daniele.

Perfect venue. Easy walking access to the town centre for shopping, restaurants and exploring the sights. The main high street starts just a few yards from the hotel. But the position of the hotel means that you don't hear much of the town noise, no traffic. You are close to everything but can retreat to the hotel easily for a break. The Teatro Antico (Greek Theater) is literally next door.

We hired a car and there is plenty of good, secure parking at the hotel.

The views are superb from the main terrace. So whether you are having breakfast, lunch, formal dinner or cocktails you have a picture perfect view of the town to the right, sea front below, Mount Etna ahead or mountain above you. Plus the lovely hotel gardens around you. We were lucky enough to have Mount Etna erupting (a little) while we were there so the evening views of lava flows and explosions were incredible.

The pool was just fine. Very nice pool service for drinks, ice cream, papers and pool restaurant.

A bonus with this hotel is that you have access to its sister hotel (Villa Sant Andrea) which is on the shore line. Access to and from the two hotels is easy via a regular shuttle bus (although one does need to walk up and down quiet a few steps to get to the shuttle so perhaps not to easy if walking is a challenge. We also used the cable car (few Euro's each way) which is an experience and runs from a convenient point quiet close to the hotel.

Another bonus is the complimentary use of the hotel's powerboat for a piloted tour. Something you should do if you can.

So for us, its got to be one of the the best hotels in Taomina and we'd expect to return there as soon as we can.

Room Tip: Get a room with a view of Etna
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  • Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Sally1970m
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gm-timeo, Direttore at Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo, responded to this review, August 23, 2014
Dear Guests,

Greetings from sunny Taormina! Thank you very much for choosing Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo for your stay and for sharing your lovely experience with the community of Tripadvisor.

It is a great pleasure to read that you enjoyed your stay with us and that the location, the atmosphere at the hotel and our team have created memorable experiences that you have taken back home.

Timeo Family looks forward to welcoming you back soon to Sicily and in the meantime we send you our best regards,

Stefano Gegnacorsi
General Manager
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Moscow, Russia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2014 via mobile

Timeo is a beautiful hotel with a very good service and great location. It is connected with St Andrea hotel on the beach and guests can benefit it's facilities for free: umbrellas and beds. Amazing place for a weekend or romantic vacation!

  • Stayed August 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Dasha Z
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gm-timeo, Direttore at Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo, responded to this review, August 23, 2014
Dear Dasha Z,

Thank you very much for choosing Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo for your stay in Sicily and thank you for sharing your great feedback with all Trip Advisor readers.

It’ s a great pleasure to read that you enjoyed your stay with us.

The entire team looks forward to welcoming you back soon to Taormina and please do not hesitate to contact us directly for any assistance you may require.

Best regards

Stefano Gegnacorsi
General Manager
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Dublin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2014

There is little to add à propos of the overall excellence of the Grand Hotel Timeo, in terms of the extraodinary natural beauty of the location, the courtesy, cordiality and efficiency of the staff and the very remarkable range of services offered, including a cuisine that is both genuine and innovative, with a choice of the very best Sicilian wines. While not necessarily within my budget under normal circumstances, it was truly a delight to be a guest there. Maeve

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Maeve
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gm-timeo, Direttore at Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo, responded to this review, August 12, 2014
Dear Maeve,

First of all I would like to thank you for taking your time to share your wonderful review on Tripadvisor.

I am so proud to read all your amazing words you found for the Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo and its unique staff and I am so delighted to learn that there was nothing we could have done better.

I hope you will give us soon the opportunity to welcoming you back in our little paradise!

Warmest regards,

Stefano Gegnacorsi
General Manager
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Jackson, Wyoming
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186 reviews
58 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2014

This is one of the best hotels anywhere. I loved Sicily but as frequent travelers know, there are many many fabulous places on this planet. I wouldn't return to Sicily right away for Sicily per se but would to return to The Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo. The experience started when we were shown our room. I requested a view of the sea, a view of Mt. Etna, a view of the pool, and a corner room in an e-mail the day before. Our room had all of these features, room 228. The staff were amazing. The location is perfect and the sister hotel by the sea that you are encouraged to visit and use their facilities is such a great complement. Use their facilities and don't miss the free boat trip. The restaurant's star is the pizza for lunch. Enjoy.

Room Tip: Room 228 in the pink section is fabulous. See above.
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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3 Thank TravelingBruin
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gm-timeo, Direttore at Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo, responded to this review, August 12, 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you so much for sharing this amazing comment on Tripadvisor!

I am delighted to learn that you could not have been more pleased with your stay. I am truly glad you enjoyed our hospitality and service and your words were much appreciated. We certainly hope to welcome you back in the not so distant future.

Warm regards,

Stefano Gegnacorsi
General Manager
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London
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106 reviews
54 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2014

It is hard not to go overboard when describing this hotel. From the first moment when you drive up, you are greeted courteously and efficiently. The hotel is in central Taormina next to the Greek Theatre and the front entrance is at the end of a shopping street so as you drive up you may be a little concerned. Don't be. As you walk through the front gate and into the little front walkway you leave the bustle of Taormina behind. This was the first hotel in Taormina and the building is a venerable old one in the ITalian style. At the front desk the Reception Manager Davide and his staff together with all the concierges will greet you and deal with your queries perfectly.
We would recommend a room in the main building and if you can, get one with a terrace or balcony overlooking the gardens the sea and Mount Etna. We had a deluxe sea view room with a good sized balcony. It was furnished vary comfortably-wonderful bed linen and pillows- and had everything you would need. The housekeeping is top notch with an evening turndown as standard. Water is provided at night and the toiletries are good.
Breakfast and dinner are taken on an outdoor terrace which overlooks the wonderful views. The breakfast is particularly good , The dinner menu is varied and has Sicilian specialities as well as "normal" Italian food. At every meal the maitre D and his staff are impeccable- friendly and efficient .
Everything-the room, food, service, setting and views - adds up to make this an outstanding hotel.
We stayed for one week and could easily have stayed for longer.
We had only one complaint-after one night we realised that our room was under the breakfast terrace and being very light sleepers we had heard the early breakfast scraping of chairs and tables etc. We mentioned this to the REception Manager Davide and before we had even finished our sentence he was on the computer checking how he could change our room and sort out the issue. This was accomplished and we did not have to re-pack-we took our valuables and the housekeeping staff moving everything perfectly to our new room. That evening a bottle of champagne was delivered with a hand-written note from the manager.
So our room recommendation would be-stay in the main hotel and get a view. If you are a light sleeper have a room with a high number (e.g 230 not 204) on any floor so that you are away from the terrace.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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3 Thank WJSLondon
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gm-timeo, Direttore at Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo, responded to this review, August 12, 2014
Dear Guest,

We are delighted you left our hotel with the excellent impressions you describe.

Thank you for giving us the opportunity of hosting you in this little paradise getaway and we hope to have the pleasure to welcoming you back in the near future.

Stefano Gegnacorsi
General Manger
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Surrey, UK
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102 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2014

We decided to get married at this hotel this September, so thought it would be a good idea to spend our Summer holiday here to get to know the place…and WOW are we more than happy with our choice! The grounds of the hotel our STUNNING! Flowers, olive trees, lemon trees, palm trees everywhere- it is breathtaking! We had a beautiful room with stunning views of Mount Etna and the hotels swimming pool- very spacious and immaculately cleaned everyday.. The Hotel's swimming pool was perfect.. crystal clear warm water, always enough sun loungers- with some on other levels for adults that want a bit of piece and quiet, and a Gelato cart with fresh ice cream all day long. Both the Hotel's restaurants are yummy! The more casual one, near the pool has a special themed Sicilian night a couple of nights a month, with Sicilian food, wine and musical entertainment-the kids and adults loved it, I wish they could do this every week! The smarter restaurant, up near reception, has stunning views and again delicious food and wine. Near reception there is a great bar with an inside area and beautiful terrace that we went to most nights before dinner to sample their alcoholic and non alcoholic cocktails-both of which were amazing, and to watch the beautiful sunsets! There is a small gym that is well equipped but with views like this, I decided on my own yoga practise on my balcony every morning..heaven! The hotel Timeo is a very short walk to the town centre, which was perfect for dinner in the evening to walk off all the incredible pasta and gelato we consumed!
and last but definitely not least, the staff… They were all FANTASTICO!!! Every single one of them greeted you with a smile and a hello everyday, and nothing was ever too much for them. They were all polite, professional but warm and friendly.. I must make a special mention to our incredible Angel, Mariangela, who has been helping us plan our wedding at the Timeo,words can not describe how grateful we are to you… My kids ended the holiday asking if we could stay until the wedding in September- thats quite something from my babies who are normally complete beach bums! I could go on and on, but I will end this by saying, Thank you,THANK YOU all for making our holiday so special and we Cannot WAIT to come and celebrate our special day with you In September!!! Ciao for now… The McKenna family :-)

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank stephmck1312
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gm-timeo, Direttore at Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo, responded to this review, August 12, 2014
Dear Family McKenna,

Thank you so much for this wonderful review and for your lovely words.

All of us are very proud and delighted to learn that you had such a memorable stay and are especially happy that you are coming back to celebrate your wedding party!
There is nothing more rewarding for us to see than a satisfied guest and comments such as yours uplift our spirit.

Warm regards,

Stefano Gegnacorsi
General Manager
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Property: Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo
Address: Via Teatro Greco 59, 98039, Taormina, Sicily, Italy
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Location: Italy > Sicily > Province of Messina > Taormina
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Spa Hotel in Taormina
#3 Luxury Hotel in Taormina
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo 5*
Number of rooms: 70
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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