Fodor's Expert Review Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo

Via Teatro Greco 59, Taormina, Sicily, 98039, Italy Fodor's Choice

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, with a splash of baroque and a dash of Mediterranean design in the lobby, which has tile- and brickwork walls and vaulted ceilings. Fine linens and drapes, Oriental rugs, and gilt-framed prints decorate the rooms, which all have balconies or terraces—many with a panoramic outlook. A meal at the restaurant or a drink on the terrace also comes with one of Italy's most memorable vistas.

PROS

  • feeling of indulgence
  • amazing location with fantastic views
  • exemplary service

CONS

  • very expensive
  • some parts of the hotel look a tad worn
  • spa is on the small side

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Sophisticated
Central
Grande Dame
$$$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 0942-6270200

HOTEL DETAILS

70 rooms
Rate Includes: Closed mid-Nov.–late Mar.

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