No other Sicilian hotel can boast such a sensational hillside setting as Grand Hotel Timeo. Just a short and easy walk from the charming heart of Taormina, the hotel exudes a tranquil sophistication, a glorious sense of timeless history and the atmospheric splendour of a bygone era - after all, it has been welcoming guests since 1873. The hotel has much to set it apart from its city contemporaries, yet its trump card must surely be the stunning panoramic views, simply breath-taking at every turn.
Grand Hotel Timeo’s rooms and suites offer a winning combination of elegance and tranquility. Stylishly and sumptuously decorated with pre-requisite Italian flair, the 71 rooms and suites are split between the main building and the more intimate Villa Flora, just 50 metres away. Decorated in a typical Sicilian style, many of its Deluxe rooms have stunning views and often a balcony or terrace, whilst suites offer an additional living area.
Dining at the hotel is a revelation and awakens the senses. The superb backdrop of Mount Etna and Cape Taormina are a feast for the eyes while tastebuds are brought to life by aromatic, regional specialities made from fresh, local produce. Otto Geleng Restaurant, named after the legendary local German painter who was inspired by the spellbinding views, welcomes 16 diners each evening (12 years and over) to enjoy a Michelin-starred Mediterranean culinary voyage like no other. A more casual experience can be found at Timeo Restaurant, arguably one of Taormino’s most scenic restaurants, where Sicilian specialities are the order of the day for lunch and dinner. A magnet for literary giants such as D.H. Lawrence, Truman Capote and Tennessee Williams, the hotel’s aptly named Literary Terrace & Bar inspires creative contemplation over a cool Etna Spritz, with its unbeatable panoramic views.
Lovers of Mediterranean food and wine
THINGS TO DO AT THE HOTEL:
Take an invigorating dip in the heated outdoor pool
Enjoy an indulgent treatment in the wellness centre, complete with sauna, steam room and salon
Burn off some energy in the fitness centre
Feast on Michelin-starred cuisine at the Otto Geleng Restaurant
Sip evening cocktails on the Literary Terrace
THINGS TO DO NEARBY:
Take the complimentary shuttle to sister hotel Villa Sant’Andrea for an afternoon on the private beach
Visit the Greek Theatre, the impeccably-preserved amphitheatre adjacent to the hotel
Charter a boat to visit local islands or to explore the Sicilian coastline
Master the art of Sicilian cooking on a culinary tour
Explore local vineyards and taste the finest wines of the region
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