Grand Hotel Timeo, A Belmond Hotel, Taormina


Sicily, Taormina

5 * Bed and Breakfast Views Traditional Swimming Pool Onsite Parking Luxury Spa Fitness Centre Central
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  • Complimentary shuttle service to the private beach
  • Large terrace with breathtaking views of Mount Etna and the Bay of Naxos

The Grand Hotel Timeo, A Belmond Hotel dates back to 1873 and successfully recreates the atmosphere and splendour of a bygone era. Taormina’s first hotel is surrounded by luxurious parkland filled with olive and cypress trees, magnolias and bougainvillea.

Guest rooms are richly furnished and most overlook the sea and Mount Etna, whilst the suites evoke the grandeur of the Sicilian Baroque period. Among them is the Presidential Suite (available on request), embodying a turn-of-the-century aristocratic Sicily complete with a wonderfully large terrace from which you can enjoy those uninterrupted views of Taormina and beyond.

The Grand Hotel Timeo and its terrace looks out over some of the most beautiful natural scenery in the Mediterranean, from the breathtaking Bay of Naxos to Mount Etna and the Greco-Roman amphitheatre. After gazing at a magical Sicilian sunset, head to the hotel’s restaurant and sample some of the Sicilian and Mediterranean gastronomy that is available. In addition, the hotel’s swimming pool and Health & Fitness Centre are great places to unwind in after a day’s sightseeing in Taormina or another wonderful Sicilian town.

For golfing enthusiasts, the 18-hole Picciolo Golf Club (payable locally) is 16 miles away. A complimentary minibus service runs to the private beach and kids club both located at The Villa Sant'Andrea, A Belmond Hotel. In addition, during the summer months the hotel offers complimentary boat cruises along the coast.

The hotel has 70 rooms (official rating 5 star).



Bars & Restaurants

Timeo Restaurant

Included With: Half Board, Full Board, Bed & Breakfast

Dress Code: Gentlemen are required to wear long trousers during the evening.

This sophisticated restaurant serves mouth-watering seasonal produce and local specialities while offering a spectacular backdrop of Mount Etna and the bay of Naxos. Choose to dine on the beautiful terrace or in the elegant dining room.

Open 7.30am - 10.30am, 1pm - 2.30pm and 7.30pm - 10.30pm.

Otto Geleng Restaurant

Dinner: 8:00pm - 10:00pm

Enjoy this intimate restaurant, seating just 16 diners, that conjures up the ambience of a noble Sicilian family home. Sit at a table set with baroque-inspired silver cutlery and locally handcrafted table linen and absorb the majestic views. Executive Chef, Roberto Toro, has created a menu that tells the story of his Sicily, including his signature dish Otto di Mare.

Pool Restaurant

The poolside restaurant serves a wide range of light snacks, pizzas, salads and freshly caught fish.

Open 1pm - 4pm from mid May to mid September.


Open 10am - 1am

Beach & Pools

Heated Swimming Pool

The outdoor heated swimming pool is surrounded by terraced gardens and a pool bar to stay refreshed throughout the day.

Spa & Wellness

Wellness Centre

The wellness centre is payable locally.

Fitness Room

The fitness room is complimentary for guests and is open 24 hours.

Activities & Entertainment

Shuttle Service to Belmond Villa Sant'Andrea

A shuttle service is available to Belmond Villa Sant'Andrea where guests can use facilities including the beach (charges included, normally in use May to October) and kid's club (opne May to September).

For Families

Kids Club

The Smile Club is located at the sister hotel, 5km away, it is easily accessible via the free shuttle bus. The kids club provides a range of fun activities to keep children entertained.

Open: May - September

Wifi & Parking

Wifi & Parking

Stay connected with the wifi free of charge.

On-site parking available on request.

About the location

Holidays in Taormina marry history and culture to form an unforgettable experience in Italy. It’s perched at the top of Monte Tauro in the foothills of Mount Etna on Sicily’s Eastern coastline, between the cities of Catania and Messina. This ancient town offers visitors a view into the past with a number of elegantly preserved historic treasures, from the grand Greek-Roman Theatre to the equally impressive Palazzo Corvaja, which are just waiting to be discovered.

You don’t have to be a history buff to make the most of everything Taormina has to offer. Alongside the historical sights there are plenty of other attractions to take in. The main street, Corso Umberto, is traffic free and home to an array of shops and restaurants to rival any in the bigger cities.

There are also plenty of seaside activities to dive into thanks to the town’s coastal setting. Adventurous travellers can try watersports like wind surfing and snorkelling, while relaxing scenic boat tours around the gorgeous capes and grottos of the Ionian Sea allow you to explore at your own pace. Alternatively, simply spend long tranquil days on sun soaked shingle beaches.

Transfer time

The hotel is 1hr 15mins from Catania airport. Return private transfers included. To change your transfers or book car hire instead, simply call us once you’ve completed your booking.
Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo
Villa Flora Superior Room

Max 2 adults

Superior Rooms are decorated in elegant, pale colours and are located in the Villa Flora annex, which is 50 metres away from the main building and built in a delightful country house. These rooms are available on request, please call to book.

Average size 25-30m²

Villa Flora Room with Sea View and Balcony

Max 2 adults

Located in the Villa Flora annexe and offer a side sea view from the private balcony. They can accommodate up to two adults with a king-size bed or twin beds on request.

Average size 30m²

Villa Flora Gallery Room

Max 3 adults

Gallery Rooms are located in Villa Flora and offer direct sea or village views. Rooms span two levels to offer a sitting area on the ground floor with a king size or twin bedroom on the upper level and two bathrooms, one with bathtub and the other with shower. They can sleep up to two adults and one child.

Average size 45m²

Deluxe Sea View Room with Balcony or Terrace

Max 2 adults

Deluxe Rooms are located in the Timeo building and offer a panoramic front sea views from the private balcony. They can sleep up to two adults with a king-size bed or twin beds on request.


Average size 25-35m²

Villa Flora Family Room

Max 3 adults

Family Rooms are located in Villa Flora and offer a spacious living area and sitting room, a marble bathroom and a spacious bedroom with a king-size or twin beds. Family rooms can be connected to another Double Room, can sleep up to two adults and two children and are available on request, please call to book.

Average size 50m²

Superior Sea View Junior Suite with Balcony

Max 3 adults

Superior Junior Suites are decorated in a sumptuous Sicilian baroque style and have a prime location in the Timeo Building. Each has a spacious living area and stunning views of the bay of Taormina from their spacious balconies.

Average size 35-45m²

Deluxe Sea View Junior Suite with Balcony or Terrace

Max 3 adults

Deluxe Junior Suites are located in the Timeo building and enjoy full panoramic sea views with glimpses of Mount Etna from the private balcony, where you can choose to enjoy your breakfast. They are available on request, please call to book.

Average size 40-50m²

Deluxe Sea View Suite with Balcony or Terrace

Max 3 adults

Suites are located in the main building and have a separate bedroom and seating area and a private balcony or terrace with a spectacular view of the sea. They are available on request, please call to book.

from 45m² to 55m²

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Grand Timeo


Tripadvisor review May 24 2024
Good property with very poor front desk service. The room booked was not given because "they were full" and the attitude was very poor
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Tripadvisor review May 20 2024
Must dine at the restaurant. Great views, food and staff. Daniele was taking care of us and provided truly exceptional service. He was wonderful and very accommodating. Highly recommend ordering the...
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