The Hotel

Live the high life in the Italian sun

Grand Hotel Timeo offers everything you need for unforgettable holidays in Italy. Dive into our cooling panoramic pool, surrounded by lush terraced gardens, or keep active in our well-equipped fitness centre.

View from the Greek Temple ruins in Taormina down to the azure Ionian coast and up to the smoking, snowy peak of Mount Etna.

On Our Doorstep

Built in the third century BC, the neighboring Greek Theatre is a historical marvel that has played host to centuries of cultural activity. Today, it enchants in the early morning sunlight and, come evening, plays host to open-air music performances and enchanting operatic stagings.

This wonderfully preserved amphitheatre, with Mount Etna as its backdrop, is every bit as captivating as the performances staged there. Grand Hotel Timeo was the first hotel in Taormina, built just a stone’s throw from fascinating ancient architecture. Harnessing the same mythic energy and historical significance of Taormina itself, ours is a place where history evolves with our storied surroundings.

A women in a white jacket and panama hat sits on the stone steps of the Greek theatre as technicians build a stage below


Every step brings a new discovery


Otto Geleng

Artistic Tastes

Named for the 19th-century artist who put Taormina on the map, this Michelin-starred restaurant offers dishes bursting with creativity.

Ristorante Timeo

Scenic Sicilian

Showstopping views meet scene-stealing cuisine as our Chef serves up Sicilian dishes against a canvas of sea, sky and mountain.

Timeo Grill

Deeply Delicious

Live cooking, organic dishes and stunning views await under the shaded pergola of our poolside eatery.

Pool Bar

Cool Cocktails

Take a seat beside the sun-splashed pool for a refreshing spritz or traditional cocktails.

Swimming Pool

A Garden Oasis

Nestled in our lush gardens, the heated panoramic pool is the perfect place to relax and unwind.

Fitness Centre

Stay Active

Work out with a view. Maintain your fitness regimen at our Fitness Centre with free weights and cardio machines.

Bar Timeo

A View to Inspire

Take a seat on the terrace and, cocktail in hand, soak up the stunning view of the coast and Mount Etna beyond.

Wellness Centre

Bodily Bliss

Relax and unwind in our indulgent spa. We offer a full range of massages, body treatments and beauty services.

Villa Flora

Decadence Next Door

Found beside the main building, elegant Villa Flora offers a stunning selection of rooms and suites.

Greek Theatre

Icon of the Island

A historical gem, the Greek Theatre is still a phenomenal venue for live music performances.

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At a glance

  • ACCOMMODATION 70 rooms and suites
  • DINING Michelin-star Otto Geleng, Ristorante Timeo, Timeo Grill, Bar Timeo
  • FEATURES Outdoor swimming pool, Wellness Centre and gym
  • ACTIVITIES Tour of Taormina and Mount Etna; complimentary boat excursions during the summer
  • EVENTS Conference centre and banqueting rooms
  • LOCATION 60km from Catania airport, private shuttle to Belmond Villa Sant'Andrea
Birds-eye-view of a guest in a wide-brimmed sun hat lounging in the shallow water of an outdoor pool

Swimming Pool

The heated, panoramic swimming pool is surrounded by beautiful terraced gardens. It’s the perfect place to sit back and relax after exploring the streets of Taormina.

Our Poolside Bar serves drinks, cocktails and snacks through summer.

Please note: the pool is now closed for the winter

A woman in black leggings and pink t-shirt looks out at the view of Naxos Bay while working out on a cross-trainer in a gym

Fitness Centre

Stay active in the Fitness Centre at our hotel or at Villa Sant’Andrea, our sister hotel. Both are fitted with new Technogym equipment and a variety of exercise machines to help you maintain your exercise regime.

If you prefer to workout in your room or outdoors, all our guests enjoy access to virtual coaching on the MyWellness App by Technogym. You can also request the Technogym training kit at reception.

Please note: a reservation is required prior to use


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