We winded up the chaotic cobblestone streets, past the delectable pizzerias and gelaterias, through the narrow archways and charming city curvatures to end upon the ultimate Italian oasis and the best hotel in Sicily, The Belmond Grand Timeo. This sublime seaside escape is perched high above the idyllic Ionian Sea and it’s beckoning for you to visit.

The Location

The Belmond Grand Timeo is in the absolute perfect location in the heart of Taormina. Steps from the Corso Umberto (main street of Taormina) and right next to the Greek Theatre, the location doesn’t get better than this!


The Rooms

The rooms at The Belmond Grand Timeo ooze untimely elegance. From the plush beds to the Penhaligon’s perfumes, every inch of the Belmond Grand Timeo pampers your every sense.

We were upgraded to a two-floor suite in the properties sister building. We were able to overlook the Taormina bay from our two-story window. Our suite was like a mini apartment, with the downstairs housing a bathroom and living room and the upstairs housing the heavenly bed and master bath.

The Service

The service at the Belmond Grand Timeo is truly unparalleled. From the moment you check into this luxurious hotel, you are whisked away into an alternate universe where your every wish is the Belmond’s command.


The Restaurants

We highly recommend you purchase the bed & breakfast package where you will be treated to a 5-star breakfast buffet complete with your choice of egg dishes, pastries, meats, and cheeses. One morning enjoyed four different types of ricotta. We didn’t even know there were four types of ricotta! Once you’ve ordered your breakfast and picked out from the breakfast buffet, enjoy cappuccino’s on the terrace overlooking the bay of Taormina.


At night, the restaurant comes alive with luxurious service, local wines, and live music. This is a truly luxurious dining experience that you won’t want to miss.

The Amenities


The Belmond Grand Timeo is a one-stop-shop for all of your holiday needs.

  • SPA – Visit the Belmond Grand Timeo spa for bespoke experiences and you can even enjoy a Turkish hamam!
  • POOL – The Belmond Grand Timeo’s pool is nestled in the seaside cliff overlooking the Ionian Sea and the mountains. Cool off by enjoying a poolside gelato from the hotels gelato cart – yum!
  • FITNESS – The Belmond Grand Timeo houses a fitness center with free weights, cardio equipment, and weight machines.
  • THE GARDENS – The Belmond Grand Timeo is known for their gardens. Take a stroll through the property and enjoy the multitude of beautiful flowers.
  • COMPLIMENTARY BEACH ACCESS – The Belmond Grand Timeo is the sister hotel of the Belmond Villa Sant’Andrea, its sister by the sea. Luckily for you, by staying at the Belmond Grand Timeo, you automatically have visiting privileges to the Villa Sant’Andrea. Simply take the complimentary shuttle bus to the Villa Sant’Andrea to enjoy the seaside amenities. There, you can swim in their infinity pool, enjoy complimentary beach chairs on the Belmond’s private beach, or visit famed Isola Bella. Once you’re done, enjoy the complimentary shuttle back up to the Grand Timeo.

Overall, staying at the Belmond Grand Timeo was a magical, memorable experience. Though pricey, we highly recommend staying at this class Taormina establishment. By far one of the most romantic hotels in the world, the Belmond Grand Timeo would be perfect for a wedding, honeymoon, or anniversary.


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