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Sicily Hotels

Grand Hotel Timeo


  • Feeling of indulgence
  • Central location
  • Quiet setting


  • Very expensive
  • Some rooms are small
  • Staff can be scarce

Updated 04/11/2014

Fodor's Review

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.

Hotel Information


Via Teatro Greco 59, Taormina, 98039, Italy

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Hotel Details:

  • Closed Nov.–Mar.
  • 70 rooms, 13 suites
  • Breakfast

Updated 04/11/2014

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Apr 13, 2006

Simply Magnificant

This hotel was by far the best in sicily. We had a junior suite that was incredible. Our room had a beautiful terrace with a sea view. The breakfast is excellent and the service is wonderful. This year we will return to Taormina where we have already booked another stay at the Timeo The private beach at the sister hotel is great too. We love it. Manilo at the front desk is a pleasure to work with. They will accommadate your every need !!!

By Jeannie

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Jun 27, 2003

You can't get any better than this!

This hotel is just fantastic! The views are spectacular, the service is perfection and the food at the restaurant is out of this world. You will have a fantastic time in Sicily if you stay here. It's location is ideal. Superb accomodations.


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Sep 26, 2002

Best in Taormina

Beautiful room with large gorgeous golden yellow marble bath, sumptuous fabrics, great views of the coast and Etna. Stayed in the new "wing" which is separate from the main hotel and was only completed this year. Attentive staff that knows you by name. Beautiful terrace for breakfast. FREE PARKING! Good location at one end of the town which minimizes noise. Would definitely stay here again.

By lyn

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Jun 27, 2002


Beautiful large Jr. suite Wonderful views Great service Fabulous town I can't wait to go back!!!

By Ken

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Nov 5, 2001

I don't usually stay in places like this . . .

This is the nicest hotel I have ever stayed in. My visit was part of a guided bicycle tour in Sicily in Oct. of 2001. The room were beautiful and immaculate, terrific public places, and great breakfast. Location is excellent, right next to the Greek theatre. I'd love to stay here again, but I doubt I could afford it . . . . .

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