Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo, TAORMINA, SICILY, Italy

Its domination of the finest and most dramatic location in Taormina and rooms stylishly decorated to the point of Italian Baroque opulence explain why this hotel has long been the movie stars’ favourite.

Sicily seems to have become something of an overlooked gem in recent years, although in the past it attracted royalty, political leaders and many of Europe's cultural elite.

And as Taormina's first hotel, the Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo naturally bagged itself the best location – in front of the historic amphitheatre with sweeping views of the coast. ​

​But they didn't stop there. In typical Italian Baroque style, the furnishings are rich and opulent; the lavish Presidential Suite even has a huge terrace with a summerhouse.

In the midst of the beautiful gardens is a heated pool (if you'd prefer the beach take the private shuttle to sister hotel Belmond Villa Sant'Andrea), and the Wellness Centre will relax, refresh and revitalise. Most memorable of all though, is the main restaurant, serving fabulously delicious Sicilian and Mediterranean dishes; as well as the daily complimentary boat tour.

Star Rating
5 stars
70 Rooms & Suites
Transfer from airport
50 minutes by car from Catania Airport
Prices from
£1350 per person - 7 nights in a Classic Double Room, including breakfast
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Hotel Style

Historic Sophistication

Ornate in style, with sumptuous décor, beautiful antique furnishings and the elegance of yesteryear, these incredibly-unique properties have been lovingly transformed from worn-down palaces, medieval monasteries, colonial houses or centuries-old farming estates into some of the finest hotels in the world, with impeccable hospitality, traditions and memories that only enhance the outstanding atmospheres and rich cultural heritage.

Ideal for

3 stars
2 stars
1 stars
1 stars
Kids' club
1 stars

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Caroline has been here. Find out more and begin to plan your trip by getting in touch directly. You can speak to Caroline by calling the number below or by sending a direct online enquiry.

01244 567 000


Things to experience during your stay

  • Client Comment

    In a word: extraordinary. Although expensive, it has one of the best views of any hotel in Italy and excellent staff to take care of your every need.

  • Property Highlights

    This property comes complete with a selection of amenities and activities to make your stay absolutely unforgettable. Call your Travel Director for all the finer points...

  • Eden Concierge

    Eden’s fabulous concierge team makes every trip super-special, using their little black book of close, reliable contacts to get you into the very best restaurants, must-see shows and many special events


  • Room Amenities

    • Bathrobes
    • Hairdryer
    • In-room safe
    • Telephone with voicemail
    • Twice-daily housekeeping
    • Hypoallergenic pillows
    • TV
    • DVD player
    • MP3 docking station (some rooms)
    • Minibar
    • Air-conditioning
  • Guest Services

    • Babysitting
    • Concierge
    • Housekeeping
    • Laundry services
    • In-room dining
    • Wellness centre
    • Fitness centre
    • Pool
    • Kids' club