Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo

Taormina, Italy

Perched atop the rolling hills of Sicily and with Mount Etna as backdrop, it’s no wonder many of the 20th century’s most prominent writers and artists sought the terraces of the Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo on their creative pilgrimage through europe.

In Arthur Miller’s play “ A view from the Bridge” Marco, an immigrant from Sicily bemoans the fate of his children “ If I stay [ in Sicily] they will never grow up. They eat the sunshine”. Perched on the room balcony of the Grand Hotel Timeo, with Mount Etna and the sparkling Mediterranean sea in full site, that doesn’t seem half as bad as it sounds. Though Arthur Miller never took his pen and paper down to this hotel at the heart of Taormina, many other artists and writers did. Then a humble 5 room hotel overlooking one of the best views Sicily has to offer, its terraces attracted the likes of Oscar Wilde, D.H. Lawrence, Guy de Maupassant, Van Goethe and a slew of other literary greats going on the Grand Tour. The writers have come and gone, but the muse they all came for, is still present. With every room at the hotel overlooking rolling hills, villages and Mount Etna, there’s a veritable wow factor present every time you pop open the curtains. When the sun sets, and the the landscape waves "arrivederci" what’s inside the hotel, is just as charming with old polished parquet floors, and a curated collection of antiques and paintings channeling that old-world atmosphere you’ll find so hard to tear away from come check-out time.

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What makes the hotel special

  • The hotel has a fantastic location in front of the Greek Theatre, overlooking the bay of Taormina and Mount Etna.
  • The hotel is surrounded by a 6-acre park and magnificent gardens where the panoramic pool is located.
  • Guests can discover the Sicilian East Coast with the complimentary boat excursions.

Rooms and Suites

Double Superior

Double Deluxe

Junior Suite Superior

Junior Suite Executive

Presidential Suite

Hotel Information

Practical information

  • Address

    Via Teatro Greco 59 , Taormina , Sicily

  • Internet

    Public areas : free

    In room : free

  • Children policy

    Children are welcome

    Kids Club : free

  • Check-in / Check-out

    Check-in : 2 pm

    Check-out : noon

  • Transportation and transfers

    Transfer : subject to supplement

    Free transportation to city center

  • Smoking policy

    Non-smoking public spaces

    Smoking rooms : available

  • Rooms

    71 rooms and suites

    In-room amenities: flatscreen TV, in-room safe, minibar, complimentary newspaper daily, Bulgari, Penhaligons, Molton Brown bathroom products

  • Always included in this hotel

    Complimentary Internet

    American breakfast for 2 daily

    Buffet breakfast for 2 daily

    In-room breakfast for 2 daily

    Heated outdoor swimming pool

    Use of the private beach at Villa Sant’Andrea

    Use of the Kids' Club at Villa Sant'Andrea

    Shuttle service to Villa Sant'Andrea

  • Available services

    Air conditioned hotel

    Laundry service

    Concierge service

    Business center

  • Pets

    Small dogs allowed

  • Parking

    Car park / valet service : €44 per day


  • Restaurants and bar options

    The Restaurant (Restaurant: local specialties cuisine, Breakfast)

    Pool Restaurant (Bar, Light meals)

    Literary Terrace and Bar (Bar, Afternoon tea, Light meals)

  • Breakfast

    Continental breakfast: included

    American breakfast: included

    No extra charge for in-room breakfast

Spa & Leisure

  • Spa (Wellness Centre)




  • Leisure

    Non-motorised water sports

    Diving center

    Outdoor pool

    Fitness center


  • A.F.

    The food and service at the restaurant were of the highest professional standard as well as being extremely friendly and uniquely courteous. Absolutely 10 out of 10 for everything to do with this restaurant. Many many thanks to all the Giuseppes, starting with the restaurant manager and every single other member of staff. Front office staff were amazing and made us feel at home, especially Manula from Guest Service. Overall, one of my best hotel experiences ever.

  • P.M.
    United States

    Truly this hotel is spectacular. Our room was fantastic, with a balcony over the pool. Only the flatness of the pillows detracted. Staying at the Belmond Grand was akin to a step back in time, to a past when hotels consisted of more than a pretty room and pleasant hotel restaurant and bar. The only thing missing from the feeling of being immersed in an aristocratic 1020s holiday was the absence of an orchestra for after dinner dancing. (Probably actually happens when the season really starts). The hotel staff, to a person, were a joy. Unlike the nameless and diffident staff found in many hotels, the Belmond staff was so generous with their time that we felt we came to know many of them by the end of the week. Cheers to Francisco -- who helped us greatly with our car -- and Alfieri, whose drink suggestions in the bar were spot on. Our two weeks in Italy constituted one of our best vacations ever, and the Belmond Grand was the star.

  • E.S.

    Very beautiful hotel set in a breathtaking landscape. The service is worthy of a palace. I was slightly disappointed by the breakfast however.

  • J.S.

    Top location, a great place to relax with fantastic architecture, handcrafted rooms and everyone is treated like royalty. It’s a 10/10 but I wish the dress code were stricter in the restaurants. Please gentlemen, wear trousers, not shorts...

  • S.P.

    A hotel located in one of the most beautiful places in the world and the setting and sights are simply breathtaking, it’s well worth the trip. The common areas and rooms are well designed and display superb quality.


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