Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo

  • Sicily, Italy, Taormina Area

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Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo was the first hotel to be built in Taormina back in 1873 and its location is undoubtedly the best in the town. Large terraces have sweeping views over the bay and Mount Vesuvius and its legendary Literary Bar has inspired some of history’s finest authors from D.H. Lawrence to Tennessee Williams.

The Timeo Restaurant will take you on a culinary journey with some of Sicily’s favourite dishes expertly prepared by the hotel’s Chefs. A pre-dinner drink on the terrace is a must to watch the sun set over the bay with a fine wine or cocktail.

The original building has been well-kept and recreates the splendour of a bygone era. Elegant interiors are furnished with antiques, while guest rooms perfectly combine the period features with homely furnishings. A heated pool is surrounded by well-manicured gardens and enjoys views over the bay. A pool restaurant offers relaxed lunches like grilled fish and Neapolitan pizza, with a waiter service available to bring drinks straight to your lounger.

Those wanting to explore Taormina will find themselves in the heart of everything. The ancient Greek Theatre that still hosts summer concerts and the Taormina film festival is directly behind the hotel. The lively Corso Umberto is just a five-minute walk away where you’ll find boutiques, bars and restaurants. You can also take the hotel’s free shuttle to Belmond Villa Sant’Andrea where you can use the beach in Mazzaro Bay.


  • No. of rooms: 71
  • No. of buildings: 0
  • No. of floors: 0
  • No. of interconnecting rooms: 0
  • Annex:
  • Official rating: 5

Classic Rooms are located in the Villa Flora, a newer building 50 metres away from the main hotel. They are elegantly furnished in typical Italian style with garden views. Facilities include air conditioning, satellite TV and free wifi. They can sleep up to two adults and are available on request, please call to book.

Superior Rooms are in the Villa Flora and enjoy sea views. They can sleep up to two adults and are available on request, please call to book.

Gallery Rooms are on two levels in the Villa Flora with a spacious seating area on the ground floor and bedroom on the top floor. They have sea or village views and can sleep up to three adults. They are available on request, please call to book.

Deluxe Rooms are located in the Timeo building, which is part of the main hotel. They have sumptuous furnishings and sea views. They accommodate up to two adults.

Family Rooms sleep up to three people and are located in Villa Flora. They have a seating area and it’s possible to have rooms that interconnect for larger families. They are available on request, please call to book.

Junior Suites are in the Timeo building and are finished in a Sicilian Baroque style with a balcony and sea views. They sleep up to three adults and are available on request, please call to book.


  • Lift accessible: No
  • Lift serves all floors: Yes
  • Access ramp: No


A daily buffet breakfast is served with local and international dished. Half board and full board upgrades are available for a supplement.

Board basis options available

  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Full Board
  • Half Board

Taormina Area

Stunning views of Europe's largest active volcano, often capped with snow, sweeping sea vistas that stretch as far as the eye can see and gardens full of the colours and aromas of bougainvillea, lemon trees and jasmine - all combine to create one of the most enchanting destinations in Italy.

Things to do in resort

Location in resort
  • Longitude: 15.2885383
  • Latitude: 37.852405

For more information on travel and transport visit our Taormina Area page


Restaurants & Bars

Timeo Restaurant is one of the most scenic restaurants in Taormina. A large terrace stretches infront of the hotel with superb views across the town and Mount Etna. Mouth-watering cuisine is based on typical Sicilian dishes that are complemented by a menu of regional wines. Open for lunch and dinner.

The Literary Terrace and Bar offers classic cocktails and fine wines that can be enjoyed with incredible views towards Mount Etna.

Pool Restaurant and Bar serves brick-oven pizzas, grilled fish and a fresh salad bar under the shade of vine-covered pergolas.

Pool & Beach

A heated pool is surrounded by established gardens and comfortable loungers with views of Mount Etna. A pool bar is in hand for light lunches and refreshments (during summer)

Guests are able to take a complimentary shuttle to the private beach of Belmond Villa Sant’Andrea where you’ll find sun loungers, beach cabanas (payable locally) and a restaurant.


The spa at Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo offers treatments using organic products with healing local herbs and Neroli oil.
Guests are also able to use the hotel’s fitness centre.

General Facilities

  • Shuttle service to Belmond Villa Sant’Andrea
  • Free wifi

Special Offers

Early Booking Offer: Save 10% on the hotel price for holidays between 12 - 17 Apr 19, 21 Apr - 16 May 19 and 06 Oct - 02 Nov 19 booked at least 60 days before departure. 

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