I booked the Timeo for a small group of organizational leaders. Certainly we selected the Timeo not just for the business meeting space, but for our client's comfort and extraordinary Sicilian experience. Our group has worn themselves out between our business sessions and their free time. I don't need to repeat comments on the views from the hotel. What is written already, and the photos tell the story.
The service level is friendly and exceptional. From our arrival reception by David, to our most personable and friendly receptionists at the Villa Flora (Carmen and Manuela) we have felt very well taken care of. After a week we felt more like a family member!
Mr. Domenico Pellegrino was in charge of our on-site program needs and he is excellent. From our arrival night group dinner to our often changing meeting requirements he never failed to meet our needs.
Have lunch and take in the beach at the sister hotel Villa Sant'Andrea - quite a treat. There are of course many choices outside of the hotel for meals. Two of our favorite places were the Trattoria Tiramisu and the Malvasia - both are on Salva Apollo Arcageta, through the arch at the far end of the Corso Umberto. Friendly, good food, good prices. Cooking classes are offered at a number of local restaurants - you don't have to go far to have this experience.
Beware of high prices if you tell a cab in Catania that you are coming to the Hotel Timeo. The hotel is happy to book you a car from the airport at a reasonable rate. It is not a short ride, and after arriving from a long flight, seeing our driver (Alex) was a welcome site and an informative conversation as we drove in.
Inexpensive, no. Quality all around, and a place to always remember, yes!! Grazie mille Hotel Timeo
- 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