A luxurious Belmond hotel with mesmerising views of Mount Etna and historic Taormina
Beach | History & culture | Honeymoon | Relaxation
In a league table of the greatest views in the world, the panorama from the Timeo – over the rooftops of medieval Taormina to the puffing peak of Mount Etna and the deep blue waters of the Mediterranean Sea – would surely place highly. Set high on the rugged hills above Taormina on Sicily's beautiful east coast, Grand Hotel Timeo has long been one of the Italian island's most exclusive properties.
Perfectly reflecting the elegance and exclusivity of the resort and the peace and tranquility of the landscapes beyond, Grand Hotel Timeo's spacious rooms and suites are impeccably designed in traditional Sicilian style, with many boasting magnificent views across the mountains and the Bay of Naxos.
All rooms come as standard with king-sized or twin beds, a spacious marble en suite bathroom, a writing desk, a widescreen LCD television, DVD player, iPod dock, climate control and wireless internet.
With Mount Etna and Cape Taormina as a backdrop, the restaurant at Grand Hotel Timeo takes the very best in Sicilian and Mediterranean cuisine, the freshest local produce, a vast selection of the world's finest wines and celebrates it all in a menu of perfectly prepared dishes in a truly exquisite setting. There's also a fabulous bar with views across the Bay of Taormina and a laid-back pool restaurant serving light meals such as seasonal salads and freshly baked brick-oven pizzas.
The hotel boasts a number of superb facilities including a heated, panoramic swimming pool, boat excursions, a fitness centre and spa. Guests also have access to Taormina's other Belmond property. Located just 15 minutes away by complimentary shuttle, the wonderful Villa Sant'Andrea sits beside its own private beach and makes the perfect spot to spend an afternoon relaxing in the Sicilian sunshine. Then, perhaps cap off your day with a drink in the bar where you can enjoy one of Condé Nast's top 10 cocktails – the Etna spritz.
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