Location: excellent for walking around in the town, hiking up to the church, seeing Teatro Greco (next door!) You can really do everything from here. Or, you can stay in - it's got everything you need to have amazing chill-time at the resort.
Room: had a one bedroom with a separate sitting area, very lovely. I enjoyed spending time in the room because it felt very cozy like a small apartment. Good closets for unpacking your stuff nicely, and a bathroom with big windows and a great soaking tub. I took baths every day here. Comfortable beds, spacious feeling.
Staff: loved the people here, everyone was really down to earth, professional and helpful. We learned a lot about grappa from the bartender, had a great discussion about the regional pastas with one of our servers at dinner, and generally enjoyed interaction with all of the staff.
** Special mention: Simone at concierge. She went out of her way to help us plan a few things which ended up being amazing: we took her suggestion of going out to the Aeolian Islands (Panarea, Lipari, Vulcano, Stromboli) on a day cruise, returning by night to see the volcano Stromboli erupting. It was amazing... as we drove away the jellyfish were lighting up the ocean behind us, bioluminescent. I thank her for that suggestion as it lead to one of the most magical experiences I've had :) She also had great recommendations for everything else- from restaurants to ceramic shops to best route and time of day to hike to a given location. And the way she described things was very thorough so you really understood all of the logistics of getting there/back, and details of the place itself. Thanks again, Simone!**
Food: espressos here were SO good! The food in general was delicious- had breakfast on the terrace restaurant some mornings, and had room service others, equally good. Yummy pool bar food as well.
Grounds: glorious gardens, a very nice pool and many paths to peruse on a warm afternoon.
Conclusion: very enjoyable stay, no complaints.
- 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