We just had 1 and a half days to tour Sicily. We chose this hotel on the eastern side of Sicily since the places/attractions we wanted to see the most (Mt. Etna and "The Godfather" shoot locations) were in eastern Sicily. We were also planning to visit Palermo in Sicily's western side. But the moment we got to the hotel, we realised how beautiful it was that we had to cancel our plan to visit Palermo the next day to enjoy the most of this hotel.
What I liked the most about this hotel is the view from the restaurant terrace. On a clear day, you can see Mt. Etna from afar and the Ionian Sea. Taormina can also be seen from the hotel's terrace. The hotel also has an expansive and well-kept garden. During summer, the hotel offers free boat tours around Mazzarro Bay and nearby areas so that was a plus for us since we didn't know that beforehand. The swimming pool area was also nice and I enjoyed spending time there. The food at the restaurant was also good. The hotel is also near a lot of shops and restaurants so it is centrally located.
The room was very nicely decorated and had all the amenities of a five-star hotel. We had a good night's sleep all throughout our stay. The hotel staff were also very nice and accommodating. The moment we arrived, we were given a tour of the hotel and shown the features of our room. All our needs were addressed by the hotel staff. They made sure that we enjoy the most of Sicily.
Our hotel package also included tickets to an opera at the adjacent Teatro Greco and watching it was a truly memorable and worthwhile experience.
I can only have good words for this hotel. I hope to come back.
- 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