First time at a Belmond hotel. Highly impressed with the level of service, quality and experience.... See full review
Jul 17, 2014
Set high in the rocky hills on the east coast of Sicily - Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo has long been known as one of Italys most glamorous retreats. The first hotel to be built in Taormina - its perfect location is directly in front of the Greek Theatre with sweeping views of the coastline and majestic Mount Etna stretching out beyond. The hotel is situated in a 20000 square meter park abundant with magnolia - cypress - olive and palm trees - and is also home to the famous literary terrace - a meeting point for many great personalities. Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo is conveniently positioned in the center of town - just steps away from buzzing high street - lined with fashionable bars - elegant boutiques and fabulous antique and local craft shops. The hotel is 500 meters from the cable car to Taormina Mare - 15 minutes from the railway station and 20 minutes from the port of Giardini Naxos. Catania Fontanarossa Airport is located 60 kilometers south of the hotel - about 50 minutes by car. Facilities at the Hotel include two fine dining restaurants - wellness centre - exercise room - four meeting rooms - outdoor swimming pool - library - piano bar - 24-hour business services and an incomparable terrace with stunning views of Mount Etna - the sea and extensive parkland. Guests have access to nearby tennis as well as a private beach located at sister hotel Belmond Villa Sant Andrea - complete with a wide selection of water sports and relaxation facilities. Also available are complimentary parking - wireless Internet access and shuttle service to and from sister hotel Belmond Villa Sant Andrea - located beachfront at Taormina Mare. All 70 rooms and suites at Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo are stylishly decorated with Italian flair. Most have beautiful terraces or balconies - many offering splendid sea views. All rooms feature complimentary broadband and wireless high-speed Internet access plus full American buffet breakfast.
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No smoking rooms/facilities
No smoking rooms/facilities
24 hour security
Fitness center or spa
24 hour room service
Meal plan - American
Meal Plan - FAP/Full-board
Meal Plan - MAP/half-board
24 hour front desk
Doctor on call
Audio visual equipment
Cellular telephone rental
Video game player
AM/FM alarm clock
Desk with lamp
Heated guest rooms
Hairdryer in room
In room movies
International direct dial
Offering magnificent views of Naxos bay from its splendid terrace - exclusive Sicilian and Mediterranean gastronomic specialties are served. A piano bar is featured nightly.
Cuisine - Italian
Type - Fine dining
Indoor and outdoor dining
Breakfast - 0730-1030
Lunch - 1300-1430
Dinner - 1930-2230
Liberty Terrace and Bar
The Literary Terrace and Bar is a masterpiece of Sicilian design - an ideal spot to admire the panorama of Mount Etna and the Bay of Naxos. Lunch - dinner and an extensive cocktail menu are available.
Cuisine - Italian
Type - bar/lounge
Bar open - 1000-0200
Meals served - 1200-2300
Dress - casual
Pool Snack Bar
Located in the shade of a cool pergola next to the swimming pool is the summer pool snack bar restaurant. The menu offers a range of quick meals and light snacks against the panoramic views of snow-capped Mount Etna. Open from June through September.
Cuisine - Mediterranean/Italian/International
Terms and conditions
Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.
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First time at a Belmond hotel. Highly impressed with the level of service, quality and experience. The team at the hotel were efficient, helpful and always attentive. One of the best breakfasts I have ever had. Amenities were fantastic.
Compliments to the hotel and everyone.
I would definitely return to the Grand Hotel Timeo again, but equally look forward to staying at their other hotels.
Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Don't miss the complimentary boat ride, it is great!