Grand Hotel Timeo

Via Teatro Greco 59, Taormina, Sicily, 98039, Italy

On a princely perch overlooking the town, the Greek theater, and the bay, this truly grand hotel wears a graceful patina that suggests la dolce vita. A splash of Baroque mixes with the Mediterranean in the lobby, which has tile- and brickwork and vaulted ceilings. Wrought-iron and wicker chairs surround marble tables on the palatial patio, exquisite moldings hang on walls the color of butter. Fine linens and drapes, Oriental rugs, and prints in gilt frames decorate the rooms, 32 of which are in the neighboring Villa Flora. Ask for a room with a terrace—given the extraordinary prices you're already paying, it's worth a few more euros to be able to gaze over one of Italy's most memorable vistas.

PROS

  • feeling of indulgence
  • central location
  • quiet setting

CONS

  • very expensive
  • some rooms are small
  • nonsoundproofed rooms can be an issue

Location

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Historical, Romantic, Views
Sophisticated
Central
Grande Dame

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 0942-6270200

HOTEL DETAILS

70 rooms, 13 suites
Rate Includes: Closed Nov.–Mar. Breakfast

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