• Stunning views of the Sicilian coastline and Mount Etna
  • Elegant and sophisticated rooms and suites
  • A charming pool set in equally charming gardens
  • Next to a Greek amphitheatre built in the third century BC
  • Use of the private beach at the Belmond Villa Sant’Andrea

Panoramic views and a prime position beside the ancient amphitheatre lend the luxurious Belmond Grand the wow factor. This is a wildly romantic hotel, with gorgeous rooms and lovely terraced gardens. The restaurant, the terrace and the pool are positioned to make the most of an exquisite Sicilian scene of medieval rooftops and a smouldering Mount Etna against the Mediterranean.

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Taormina’s ancient Greek theatre sits right next to The Belmond Grand Hotel. There’s a sense of the theatrical at the hotel too, with sumptuous rooms and staggering views around every corner, with the dramatic coastline and Mount Etna always within vision. Paintings and antiques feature in all the rooms, which have vast bathrooms and private terraces or balconies for soaking up the Sicilian sun.

The pool is surrounded by gardens almost as elegant as the hotel itself. A shuttle bus is on hand for visits to the Belmond’s sister hotel on the beach for lounging beside the sea instead. Back at Timeo, there’s a sauna and steam bath, and a hairdresser’s parlour for glamming up for the evenings. The Literary Terrace is the perfect place to have a cocktail as the sun sets, and the main restaurant serves up fabulous views as well as fine Sicilian specials. 


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