Built in 1873, Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo is a magnificent baroque residence transformed into one of Italy's favorite resort hotels. Ideally located across from the Greek Theatre, the hotels hillside location features incomparable panoramic views of the Bay of Naxos and snow-capped Mount Etna, Europe's largest active volcano. The hotel is situated in a 20,000 square meter park, abundant with magnolia, cypress, olive and palm trees, and is also home to the famous literary terrace, a meeting point for many great personalities. Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo is a short walk from all of the sights for which Taormina is famous. A shuttle bus provides guests with access to a private beach a short drive from the hotel. Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo is located 60 kilometers north of Catania Fontanarossa Airport, about 50 minutes by car. Facilities at Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo include two fine dining restaurants, a full service spa, exercise room, four meeting rooms, outdoor swimming pool, library, piano bar, 24-hour business services and an incomparable terrace with stunning views of Mount Etna, the sea and extensive parkland. Guests have access to neaby tennis as well as a private beach located at sister hotel Belmond Villa Sant Andrea, complete with a wide selection of water sports and relaxation facilities. Complimentary shuttle service is available to and from the beach. Named after the son of Andromaca, founder of Taormina, the hotel has served many famous guests including Oscar Wilde, D.H. Lawrence, Christian Dior, Guglielmo Marconi and Kaiser Wilhelm II. Accommodations at Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo include 42 rooms and 28 suites, each impeccably appointed. Some rooms are located in the main building while others are located 50 meters away in the Villa Flora annex. All rooms feature both network and wireless high-speed Internet access as well as all of the amenities you would expect in one of Italy's grand hotels. Most rooms have a private terrace or balcony, many of them offering spectacular sea views. All guestrooms underwent a complete renovation in 2010.
Know Before You Go: All guests, including children, must be present at check-in and show their government-issued photo ID card or passport. Cash transactions at this property cannot exceed EUR 2999.99, due to national regulations. For further details, please contact the property using information in the booking confirmation. Children 3 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding. Set meals are served in guestrooms only (no menus or public dining). Fees: The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out. Airport shuttle fee: EUR 132 per vehicle (one way) Airport shuttle fee per child: EUR 132 (from 0 to 12 years old) The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change. Mandatory Fees and Taxes: You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property: A tax is imposed by the city: EUR 5 per person, per night, up to 10 nights. This tax does not apply to children under 12 years of age. We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.