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Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo
Ranked #3 of 87 Hotels in Taormina
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 4 August 2014

Just got back from 7 Great days in Taormina, staying at The Grand Hotel Timeo.
One of the best in Italy if not the World
Staff could not have been better, room was great, food was outstanding
and the setting is Stunning.
Bravo Timeo!

Room Tip: Jr. Suite 126 or Suite 226 & 326 are the best
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  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
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1  Thank Brian S
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gm-timeo, Direttore at Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo, responded to this reviewResponded 5 August 2014

Dear Brian S,

I truly appreciate the time you took to share your feedback about your recent experience at the Timeo.
It is a great pleasure to read that you enjoyed your stay with us and that you appreciated our hospitality and warmth of Sicily.
There is nothing more rewarding for us to see than a satisfied guest and it will be my pleasure to share your kind comments with the whole team!

We look forward to welcoming you back to Sicily and in the meantime we send you our best regards,

Stefano Gegnacorsi
General Manager

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Reviewed 31 July 2014

A must go and see:
1-for la Dolce Vita, the Sicilian way
2-for his Head Concierge, the best ever.
3-for the pleasure to dine on a terrace overlooking the bay of Taormina and the Mount Etna in eruption.
4-for the atmosphere and the food...

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank cyrille75
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gm-timeo, Direttore at Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo, responded to this reviewResponded 5 August 2014

Dear cyrille75,

Thank you very much for choosing Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo for your stay and for sharing your feedback with the Tripadvisor’s community.

It is a true pleasure to read that you enjoyed your stay with us and that our team and the hotel atmosphere have created memorable experiences that you have taken back home.

We look forward to welcoming you back to Sicily for your next visit, until then...

Best regards,

Stefano Gegnacorsi
General Manager

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Reviewed 30 July 2014

Many hotels in Europe claim unique and stunning locations. They claim tradition and history and quite often a strong dose of faded fame. And service that is underwhelming at best!
Not so, the Grand Hotel Timeo. An utterly stunning hillside location with the ancient Greek theatre behind, and overlooking the sapphire blue Bay of Naxos, the views are timeless and magical. Surrounded by beautiful gardens, the hotel delivers highly personalized service, exceptional cuisine with a style and flair that is rarely encountered today.
But can everything be so perfect in one hotel….. well yes! If there is one small negative, it would be some of the smaller rooms. They are well appointed, as you would expect from a luxury hotel, but may will not blow the socks off everyone. Spent a little extra and go for the junior suite category- well worth the extra cost.
And yes, such style and luxury comes at a cost but if you are going to spend your hard earned cash anywhere in Italy for a luxury hotel experience, this is the place to do it! Enjoy!

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with friends
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1  Thank Grant H
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gm-timeo, Direttore at Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo, responded to this reviewResponded 4 August 2014

Dear Grant H,

Thank you for taking the time to post such a positive review on TripAdvisor.

I am delighted to hear that you could not have been more pleased with your stay. I am truly glad you enjoyed our hospitality and service and your words were much appreciated. We certainly hope to welcome you back in the not so distant future.

Warm regards,

Stefano Gegnacorsi
General Manager

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Reviewed 25 July 2014

The Timeo is a wonderfully elegant hotel with a great history. The staff are all absolutely fantastic and we were warmly greeted by everyone. The location is perfect, just below the Teatro Greco, and very near all the shops and restaurants. The views from the main hotel are spectacular and overlook the bay and Mt Etna. We had lovely rooms, furnished with antiques, and the housekeeping was second to none. They have two restaurants - the main one serves breakfast, lunch and dinner and the food is excellent. The other restaurant is by the pool and is mainly open for lunch although they did have a special Sicilian evening with local dishes and entertainment one evening. They have a wonderful concierge, Steven, who can book or arrange anything and organised a great trip to Etna for myself and my grandson. We couldn't fault any of the staff they are extremely attentive and friendly. We are going back again for my daughter's wedding in September and are having the reception at the Timeo, which is being brilliantly organised by their lovely wedding-coordinator Marie Angela.

Room Tip: Rooms in the main hotel building have lovely view of the bay and Mount Etna
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  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
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1  Thank JackieMcK2014
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gm-timeo, Direttore at Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo, responded to this reviewResponded 29 July 2014

Dear JackieMcK,

I truly appreciate the time you took to share your feedback about your recent experience at Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo, definitely comments such as yours uplift our spirit. There is nothing more rewarding for us to see than a satisfied guest.

I gladly share your kind words with the whole hotel team and in the meantime we all look forward to welcoming you back in September to Taormina.

Best wishes,

Stefano Gegnacorsi
General Manager

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Reviewed 24 July 2014 via mobile

Only two nights there. I wish i could afford more. This hotel, apart from a fantastic location both in the centre of the tourist resort and the picturesque beach, has this special ambience which gives you the opportunity to relax completely while being pampered to the highest possible extent.

Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
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gm-timeo, Direttore at Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2014

Dear Tomek K,

I appreciate your comments regarding your stay at Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo. It is always a great pleasure to receive such positive feedback.

I’m happy to read that you enjoyed the time with us and that the location, the atmosphere at the hotel and our team have created wonderful experience you will never forget.

On behalf of the entire team, I hope that we may welcome you back very soon.

Sincerely

Stefano Gegnacorsi
General Manager

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Reviewed 21 July 2014

A uniquely wonderful property , stunning views , personalised service , gracious hospitality, attentive staff, opulent breakfasts . We were a group of 27 all ages they could not have done anymore to ensure we had a fantastic stay.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with friends
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gm-timeo, Direttore at Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2014

Dear Guests,

Thank you for taking the time to post such a positive review on TripAdvisor.

I am delighted to hear that you could not have been more pleased with your stay. I am truly glad you enjoyed our hospitality and service and your words were much appreciated.

My team and I certainly hope to welcome you back in the not so distant future.

Warm regards,

Stefano Gegnacorsi
General Manager

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Reviewed 20 July 2014

After spending 2 nights on a horrible cruise ship (Windstar Star Pride- read my review on that before you book!!) we disembarked at our first stop and went directly to Hotel Timeo. We arrived at 10am and were immediately greeted by Roberta and the hotel concierge. They explained they would do their best to get us checked into our room as soon as possible, even though check in was officially 2:00. While waiting for our room we had breakfast on the terrace. The breakfast buffet was spectacular- delicious fresh juice, many organic and gluten free options, fresh local cheese and a menu to order hot items. Don’t miss the granita! Our servers made us feel as though we were in their home and they were incredibly attentive. After finishing our breakfast we were taken to our gorgeous suite which overlooked the swimming pool and the bay. The hotel grounds are gorgeous. The location was perfection - gorgeous view of the coast, waking up to the chirping of birds in the morning and you could walk everywhere from the hotel. The service was just right - not intrusive, friendly, timely and helpful in every way. Stephano at the bar created personalized cocktails for us both with fresh ingredients. We spent a few afternoons relaxing and reading by the pool where we also had great service. This was my absolute favorite hotel in Italy and I don’t see how anyone would ever want to miss a visit to this spectacular spot.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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gm-timeo, Direttore at Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo, responded to this reviewResponded 21 July 2014

Dear Guest,

Greetings from Taormina! Thank you for sharing your kind comments with us and with TripAdvisor’s readers.

We are happy to learn that you enjoyed your stay at the Timeo and that the location, the atmosphere at the hotel and our team have created wonderful experiences you will never forget.

We look forward to welcoming you again in the near future to Sicily and in the meantime we send you our best regards,

Stefano Gegnacorsi
General Manager

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Additional Information about Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo

Address: Via Teatro Greco 59, 98039, Taormina, Sicily, Italy
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Region: Italy > Sicily > Province of Messina > Taormina
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Spa Hotel in Taormina
#3 Luxury Hotel in Taormina
Price Range: £337 - £1,287 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo 5*
Number of rooms: 70
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
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