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Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo
Ranked #4 of 87 Hotels in Taormina
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 25 August 2014

If you are looking for a first class vacation with the amenities of a full service 5-star hotel, look no further than the Grand Hotel Timeo. Located in the most beautiful section of Taormina, the property is a literally a garden oasis within this charming medieval town. The staff is second to none.

  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled with family
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gm-timeo, Direttore at Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo, responded to this reviewResponded 2 September 2014

Dear Guests,

It is a really great pleasure to receive such positive feedback. I am very happy to learn that you had a memorable stay at the Timeo and that everything met your expectation.

Your compliments are very encouraging and it will be my pleasure to share them with the whole hotel team.

We really hope to have the opportunity of welcoming you again in the near future to the
Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo.

Kind regards,

Stefano Gegnacorsi
General Manager

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Reviewed 25 August 2014

The Timeo is by far one of the best that I have stayed in throughout Europe. The environs are exceptional, the service in every respect from the reception to the chamber maids was exceptional, and the food was exceptional! What more can I say.

Stayed: August 2014
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gm-timeo, Direttore at Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo, responded to this reviewResponded 2 September 2014

Dear Guests,

Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review of your experience at Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo.

It is a great pleasure to know that you had a lovely time with us enjoying the Sicilian experience.

Timeo family looks forward to welcoming you back in the future.

Kind regards,

Stefano Gegnacorsi
General Manager

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Reviewed 24 August 2014

We stayed two days at the Hotel Timeo this August and had a wonderful time. The staff were so friendly and service impeccable - nothing was too much trouble. It combined the best of a wonderful hotel with the best views based on the hillside overlooking the bay and Etna, together with the beach hotel facilities of its sister hotel, Villa Saint Andrea in the cove with it's own private beach, pool and other restaurants. What an amazing stay; we will definitely go back.

Room Tip: Sea view a must! We stayed in a room in the villa next to the main hotel about 30 metres to the righ...
  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled as a couple
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gm-timeo, Direttore at Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo, responded to this reviewResponded 2 September 2014

Dear Guest,

Greetings from Taormina and thank you very much for choosing Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo for your vacation in Sicily.

Thank you as well for the great comments regarding your stay with us, our facilities, amenities and team. Without hesitation, your satisfaction is the best reward that me and my team can have!

Looking forward to welcoming you back soon to the Timeo!

Best regards,

Stefano Gegnacorsi
General Manager

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Reviewed 21 August 2014

The location is amaizing, the ganden is facing the ocean and the Volcan is on one side, the other side the greac theatre...what else?
All the staff is more than professional, very nice and they are able to understand your desires befor you ask for something
the room are very confortable, we were there for a special dinner, great food
I beleve is the best in Sicily ! I wish ro come back

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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gm-timeo, Direttore at Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo, responded to this reviewResponded 23 August 2014

Dear Guest,

We are very grateful for this lovely feedback on TripAdvisor and happy to learn that you enjoyed your stay at the Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo and moreover that you might return in the near future.

Looking forward to welcoming you back I send you my best regards,

Stefano Gegnacorsi
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Reviewed 20 August 2014

We stayed for 8 nights, wish we'd stayed longer. We will definitely be back.

Very good service from everyone. From the moment we arrived until we dragged ourselves away. Friendly without being too informal. Everyone was great, but special mention to Alfie and Daniele.

Perfect venue. Easy walking access to the town centre for shopping, restaurants and exploring the sights. The main high street starts just a few yards from the hotel. But the position of the hotel means that you don't hear much of the town noise, no traffic. You are close to everything but can retreat to the hotel easily for a break. The Teatro Antico (Greek Theater) is literally next door.

We hired a car and there is plenty of good, secure parking at the hotel.

The views are superb from the main terrace. So whether you are having breakfast, lunch, formal dinner or cocktails you have a picture perfect view of the town to the right, sea front below, Mount Etna ahead or mountain above you. Plus the lovely hotel gardens around you. We were lucky enough to have Mount Etna erupting (a little) while we were there so the evening views of lava flows and explosions were incredible.

The pool was just fine. Very nice pool service for drinks, ice cream, papers and pool restaurant.

A bonus with this hotel is that you have access to its sister hotel (Villa Sant Andrea) which is on the shore line. Access to and from the two hotels is easy via a regular shuttle bus (although one does need to walk up and down quiet a few steps to get to the shuttle so perhaps not to easy if walking is a challenge. We also used the cable car (few Euro's each way) which is an experience and runs from a convenient point quiet close to the hotel.

Another bonus is the complimentary use of the hotel's powerboat for a piloted tour. Something you should do if you can.

So for us, its got to be one of the the best hotels in Taomina and we'd expect to return there as soon as we can.

Room Tip: Get a room with a view of Etna
  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled as a couple
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gm-timeo, Direttore at Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo, responded to this reviewResponded 23 August 2014

Dear Guests,

Greetings from sunny Taormina! Thank you very much for choosing Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo for your stay and for sharing your lovely experience with the community of Tripadvisor.

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

Timeo Family looks forward to welcoming you back soon to Sicily and in the meantime we send you our best regards,

Stefano Gegnacorsi
General Manager

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Reviewed 19 August 2014 via mobile

Timeo is a beautiful hotel with a very good service and great location. It is connected with St Andrea hotel on the beach and guests can benefit it's facilities for free: umbrellas and beds. Amazing place for a weekend or romantic vacation!

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gm-timeo, Direttore at Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo, responded to this reviewResponded 23 August 2014

Dear Dasha Z,

Thank you very much for choosing Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo for your stay in Sicily and thank you for sharing your great feedback with all Trip Advisor readers.

It’ s a great pleasure to read that you enjoyed your stay with us.

The entire team looks forward to welcoming you back soon to Taormina and please do not hesitate to contact us directly for any assistance you may require.

Best regards

Stefano Gegnacorsi
General Manager

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Reviewed 10 August 2014

There is little to add à propos of the overall excellence of the Grand Hotel Timeo, in terms of the extraodinary natural beauty of the location, the courtesy, cordiality and efficiency of the staff and the very remarkable range of services offered, including a cuisine that is both genuine and innovative, with a choice of the very best Sicilian wines. While not necessarily within my budget under normal circumstances, it was truly a delight to be a guest there. Maeve

  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled with friends
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gm-timeo, Direttore at Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo, responded to this reviewResponded 12 August 2014

Dear Maeve,

First of all I would like to thank you for taking your time to share your wonderful review on Tripadvisor.

I am so proud to read all your amazing words you found for the Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo and its unique staff and I am so delighted to learn that there was nothing we could have done better.

I hope you will give us soon the opportunity to welcoming you back in our little paradise!

Warmest regards,

Stefano Gegnacorsi
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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:
#2 Spa Hotel in Taormina
#4 Luxury Hotel in Taormina
Price Range: £327 - £1,498 (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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Grand Hotel Taormina
Grand Hotel Timeo
Timeo Hotel Sicily
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