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Sicilian Splendours

Seven nights at the luxurious Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo

  • 19 October 2019
  • History and Culture
  • Taormina

We hope you will join us in this magical corner of Sicily to enjoy a truly great Italian hotel, amazing sea and landscapes, and to explore the wealth of historic and cultural treasures on offer. Idyllically perched on a natural terrace between rocks and water, the small town of Taormina is the perfect spot to relax and enjoy the surrounding scenic and historical wonders and it is easy to see why its beauty has always attracted visitors, from those on the Grand Tour to 19th century writers and modern day filmmakers.

For our visit we have chosen the Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo as our base and have allowed plenty of time to enjoy this wonderful hotel and its grounds as well as the charm of Taormina itself where you can explore the boutiques and restaurants, particularly at those quiet times in the early morning and evening when the day visitors have yet to arrive or have departed. For a true taste of the Sicilian Dolce Vita, lose yourself wandering along the colourful streets, browsing the craft and antique shops and perhaps stopping for a coffee or Sicilian granita along the way.

This is a wonderful region for a relaxing week and, when you can pull yourself away from the beautiful gardens and magnificent pool at the hotel there is much to explore. We have therefore devised an itinerary which includes ample time to enjoy the hotel’s many delights but with the added benefit of guided excursions including Mount Etna and Zafferana Etnea, for a tasting of local delicacies and a winery tour, the ancient city of Tindari and a visit to the incredible Roman mosaics of Villa Romana del Casale.

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Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo

Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo

We are delighted to be working with our associates at Belmond and offering another of their iconic hotels as we know them to be a company of the most exacting standards. Set high in the rocky hills on the east coast of the island, with Mount Etna as a dramatic backdrop, Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo was the first hotel built in Taormina and has been the destination of choice for glamorous European and Hollywood stars since its opening in 1873. Located directly opposite the Greek Theatre, and a short stroll from Corso Umberto, the hotel benefits from a fantastic location and is surrounded by a six-acre park with magnificent gardens encircling its panoramic pool. It is famed for its Literary Terrace, a favourite meeting point of distinguished guests through the decades, and also offers an excellent restaurant and spa facilities. The hotel features 45 rooms and 26 suites, most with terraces or balconies affording captivating views over the bay. Each room’s decor evokes traditional Sicilian style combining beauty, elegance and comfort.

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Itinerary

  • The Greek Theatre at Taormina and Mount Etna
  • Piazza Armerina
  • Sanctuary of the Madonna Nera

Day 1 - London to Taormina, Sicily.

Fly by scheduled flight to Catania airport and transfer to the Belmond Grand Timeo in Taormina. Enjoy a welcome dinner at the hotel this evening. (D)

Day 2 - Taormina.

The picturesque town of Taormina enjoys a magnificent position on a terrace overlooking the Ionian Sea on the eastern coast of Sicily and still retains its Medieval character. In the 1800s, after Goethe praised Taormina’s beauty throughout Europe with a mention in his book ‘Italian Journey’, Taormina became a mandatory stop on the Grand Tour, the long journey made in continental Europe by the young European aristocracy of the time to enrich their own culture. During our morning walking tour we will discover the historical centre of the town including Piazza Vittorio Emanuele and the bustling main street, Corso Umberto overlooked by flower-filled balconies and with wonderful views out to the Gulf of Naxos. We pass Corvaja Palace and then continue to the impressive Greek Theatre which, due to its superb acoustics, is still in use for open-air performances in summer. It is the most important and best preserved ancient monument in Taormina with a capacity of 10,000 and one of the most celebrated ruins in Sicily. The theatre is built most part of brick and is therefore probably of Roman origins although the plan and arrangement are in accordance with those of Greek, rather than Roman, theatres. With a diameter of 109 metres (after an expansion in the 2nd century), the theatre is the second largest of its kind in Sicily. Enjoy an afternoon at leisure, perhaps take a stroll through the centre of Taormina visiting the craft and antique shops and multicoloured alleys. (B)

Day 3 - Mount Etna & Zafferana Etnea.

Mount Etna, the largest active volcano in Europe currently standing at 3329 metres is in an almost constant state of eruption. The fertile volcanic soils support extensive agriculture, with vineyards and orchards spread across the lower slopes of the mountain and the broad Plain of Catania to the south. Upon arrival at Crateri Silvestri, which is approximately 2000 metres above sea level, we will walk along a comfortable path from which there is a wonderful view of the coast and then take a stroll on the lava stream with our guide. On the way down, we stop at Zafferana Etnea which sits among the green hills that rise up to the heights of Mount Etna but is just minutes to the Ionian Sea. The little town is the centre of Sicilian honey production with flavours including orange blossom and chestnut, which is excellent with pecorino cheese. We will continue inland through the attractive countryside holdings where we can admire the wine cultivations covering the foot of the fertile volcano. The Barone di Villagrande Estate is owned by the Nicolosi family whose history is traced back to the 18th century when the Roman Emperor Charles VI gave Don Carmelo Nicolosi the title Barone di Villagrande and a series of related privileges. Our visit will include a guided tour of the cellar and winery and a tasting of some of their prestigious wines and fresh local produce. Enjoy some free time before returning to the hotel. (B, Wine & Food Tasting)

Day 4 - Milazzo & Tindari.

After breakfast we head to the province of Messina on the northern coast to Milazzo. Several civilizations settled in Milazzo and left signs of their presence from the Neolithic age. In Homer’s Odyssey Milazzo is the place where Ulysses is shipwrecked and meets Polyphemus. A highlight is the Castle of Milazzo which dates from the 1500s and is a unique example of a Sicilian fortified Gothic city. The whole of Milazzo once fitted within its massive walls. Nowadays it is a lovely site full of flowers and crumbling fortifications, with beautiful views of the bay and the Aeolian Islands. We will stroll around the old town and have lunch in a typical Sicilian restaurant before heading to Tindari. Tindari was founded by Syracusan merchants during the war against Carthage in 396 BC, the ruins of the ancient city are relatively well-preserved and the structure that astounds above all others is the Greek Theatre. Dating back as far as the end of the 4th century, the theatre is a marvel of acoustic engineering, and has hosted music, dance and theatre festivals over the last 70 years. Standing next to a promontory, it looks out nobly toward the sea. The Sanctuary of the Madonna Nera, however, is the foremost attraction in Tindari. Inside, the sculpture of the Virgin and Child, in citron wood, is said to have reached Tindari in an attempt by the faithful to keep it safe from the 8th century Byzantine Iconoclast movement. According to legend, the statue was abandoned by the sailors of a ship moored under the promontory; otherwise they feared that to take it with them would go against divine will and prevent them from setting sail anew. Today, the Black Madonna is venerated every September 7th. Beneath the promontory lies the Tindari Lagoon, a small strait of water of exceptional beauty that today is a nature reserve characterised by alternating beaches, dunes, lagoons and reefs. (B, L)

Day 5 - Savoca.

Enjoy a morning at leisure. This afternoon we take a tour of Savoca, a small Medieval village perched on a rocky hill, surrounded by citrus groves, vineyards and olive groves. Considered among the most beautiful Italian villages, here time seems to have stopped with a feeling of being catapulted into the past. Savoca has plenty of charms of its own including the catacombs at the Capuchin monastery (Convento dei Cappuccini), the crypt here houses a collection of mummified corpses, plus an assortment of skulls in niches. Dating to the 18th century, and dressed in their best clothes, these past citizens of Savoca are a creepy reminder of the past. Notable also is the village’s connection with Francis Ford Coppola’s film The Godfather. Scenes for the movie were shot at Bar Vitelli, on the village’s little square. (B)

Day 6 - Piazza Armerina.

This morning we drive to Piazza Armerina where the Villa Romana del Casale, a UNESCO World Heritage Site is situated. The Villa was built during the end of the 3rd and beginning of the 4th century AD. Although the owner of the villa is not known for certain, he must have been someone of great wealth and importance. A leading theory is that this was the country retreat of Maximianus Herculeus, who was Emperor of the western part of the Roman Empire between 285 and 305 AD. It is especially noteworthy for the richness and quality of the mosaics which decorate almost every room; they are the finest mosaics in situ anywhere in the Roman world. We will have lunch close to Lake Pergusa, the only natural lake in central Sicily. It is famous because of the mythological legend that this lake was an entrance to the underworld – probably because of the reddish colour that the lake water has during certain periods of the year. It is a vital stop in the migratory trajectory of a great number of birds. In addition to birds, which are by far the main inhabitants of the Pergusa nature reserve, there are also interesting species of mammals, reptiles, amphibians and invertebrates found here. (B, L)

Day 7 - At leisure.

The final full day is at leisure for you to enjoy the facilities of the hotel or to explore further afield. This evening we re-group for a farewell dinner at the hotel. (B, D)

Day 8 - Taormina to London.

Transfer to Catania airport for the return scheduled flight to London. (B)

  • Milazzo
  • Tindari
  • Savoca

Dates and Prices

Prices per person based on double occupancy
19 to 26 October 2019
Category Price
Classic Room £2945
Gallery Room with partial Sea View £3445
Superior Sea View Room £3595
Deluxe room Not Available
Classic Room for sole use £4295
Superior Sea View Room for sole use £4945

Tour Reference Code: LASICILIAN

Price Includes: Economy class scheduled air travel, seven nights hotel accommodation, meals as indicated (B-Breakfast, L-Lunch, D-Dinner), excursions with local guide, entrance fees, gratuities, Tour Manager, transfers, airport taxes.

Not Included: Travel insurance.

Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo

We are delighted to be working with our associates at Belmond and offering another of their iconic hotels as we know them to be a company of the most exacting standards. Set high in the rocky hills on the east coast of the island, with Mount Etna as a dramatic backdrop, Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo was the first hotel built in Taormina and has been the destination of choice for glamorous European and Hollywood stars since its opening in 1873. Located directly opposite the Greek Theatre, and a short stroll from Corso Umberto, the hotel benefits from a fantastic location and is surrounded by a six-acre park with magnificent gardens encircling its panoramic pool. It is famed for its Literary Terrace, a favourite meeting point of distinguished guests through the decades, and also offers an excellent restaurant and spa facilities. The hotel features 45 rooms and 26 suites, most with terraces or balconies affording captivating views over the bay. Each room’s decor evokes traditional Sicilian style combining beauty, elegance and comfort.

 
  • Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo
    Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo.
  • Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo - The Stunning Gardens
    Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo - The Stunning Gardens
  • Classic Room
    Classic Room
  • Gallery Room
    Gallery Room
  • Swimming Pool
    Swimming Pool
  • The Restaurant Terrace
    The Restaurant Terrace
  • Massage at the Wellness Centre
    Massage at the Wellness Centre
  • Your Accommodation

    Three of our room categories are located in Villa Flora, a charming country house which is just 50 metres away from the main Timeo building in which the Deluxe Rooms are located. The elegant rooms all feature a spacious marble bathroom, writing desk, widescreen LCD HDTV, climate control, Wi-Fi and a safe. They have either a king-size bed or twin beds and there is a twice-daily housekeeping service with evening turndown.

    Classic Rooms (Villa Flora): These offer an average size of 20 to 25 square metres. The rooms enjoy views over the attractive courtyard and are elegantly furnished and decorated with Italian flair. Bathrooms have either a bathtub or separate shower.

    Gallery Rooms (Villa Flora): These offer an average size of 45 square metres. Set over two levels in Villa Flora, with a sitting area on the ground floor and a bedroom on the upper level, these charming rooms enjoy partial sea views. All feature two bathrooms, one with a bathtub and the other with a shower.

    Superior Rooms (Villa Flora): These offer an average size of 30 square metres. Each room boasts a private terrace furnished with table and chairs, perfect for breakfasting outside while admiring the views of the Bay of Naxos in the distance. All bathrooms have a bathtub.

    Deluxe Rooms (Timeo Building): These offer an average size of 25 to 30 square metres. Located in the Timeo Building, each room offers a balcony or terrace, most with beautiful views of the Bay of Naxos and Mount Etna. Enhanced with typical Sicilian cotto tile floors, the bathrooms have either a bathtub or separate shower.

  • Your Space

    The Restaurant serves delicious Sicilian and Mediterranean cuisine, with dishes created using the best seasonal produce available, and boasts a spectacular terrace with views over Mount Etna and the sea. There is also an intimate indoor bar that evokes the magical atmosphere of a 19th century winter garden and The Literary Terrace where you can enjoy a cocktail whilst admiring the breathtaking views. The hotel facilities also include a Wellness Centre, nestled in five acres of colourful gardens with massage rooms, a sauna, steam bath, hairdresser’s parlour and a heated outdoor swimming pool.

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    Please find below further details pertaining to the hotel or click on the booklet to download. 

    Set high in the rocky hills in Taormina on the east coast of Sicily, with Mount Etna as a dramatic backdrop, Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo is a landmark hotel that has been the destination of choice for glamorous European and Hollywood stars since its opening in 1873.

    Located directly opposite the Greek Theatre, and a short stroll from Corso Umberto, the hotel benefits from a fantastic location and is surrounded by a six-acre park with magnificent gardens encircling its panoramic pool. It is famed for its Literary Terrace, a favourite meeting point of distinguished guests through the decades, and also offers an excellent restaurant and spa facilities.

    The hotel features 45 rooms and 26 suites, most with terraces or balconies affording captivating views over the bay. Each room’s decor evokes traditional Sicilian style combining beauty, elegance and comfort.

    ADAPTORS

    All rooms are equipped with USA/UK plugs but if an adaptor is required, a limited number are available from Reception.

    ADDRESS

    Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo Via Teatro Greco 59 98039 Taormina (ME), Sicily Italy

    AIR CONDITIONING

    Air conditioning is available in all rooms and public areas of the hotel.

    COMMUNICATIONS

    If you wish to contact the hotel please call +39 0942 6270 200. There is a phone in your hotel room, which has access to an outside line. Outgoing call costs will be advised by Reception. You can make room-to-room calls free of charge (see section on Telephone Calls). The hotel can be contacted by email at info.ght@belmond.com. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel.

    DAILY PROGRAMME

    A Daily Programme, detailing the following day’s arrangements as well as any specific information about the day’s activities, is produced in the hotel and delivered to your room at turndown each evening.

    DIETARY REQUIREMENTS

    If you have any dietary requirements such as vegetarian, low salt, gluten free and low cholesterol, please notify the Reservations Department. We regret that these, and any other special dietary needs, cannot be guaranteed. If you have any specific or special foods that you require we recommend that you take some with you although the hotel will endeavour to accommodate your needs.

    DINING AND DRINKING

    The Restaurant

    Located on the ground floor, The Restaurant boasts a spectacular terrace with views of Mount Etna and the sea and specialises in Sicilian and Mediterranean cuisine. The dress code is smart casual. Opening hours: breakfast 7.30am-10.30am; lunch 1pm-2.30pm; dinner 7.30pm-10.30pm

    Literary Terrace and Bar

    The renowned Literary Terrace is located on the ground floor and also benefits from breathtaking sea views. The terrace leads to an intimate indoor bar and lounge area where there is piano music from 7pm till late. Service hours: 10am-1am

    ELECTRICITY

    The voltage is 220 volts.

    EMERGENCY PROCEDURES

    In the unlikely event that an emergency should occur during your stay, we ask that you remain calm and follow the instructions of the staff. We request that as soon as you enter your room, you carefully read the safety instructions fixed on the inside of your hotel room door.

    END OF STAY QUESTIONNAIRE

    Your comments are important to us therefore we ask that you fill in the questionnaire sent with your final documents. We are always looking for ways to improve your holiday and in order to do this we need some feedback from our guests.

    LAUNDRY SERVICE

    Laundry service is available in the hotel. Laundry bags and a price list can be found in the wardrobe in your room. Please fill in the laundry list and leave it together with the bag of items to be laundered on your bed.

    LIFT

    A lift services all rooms.

    LOST PROPERTY

    Before you check out, please check your hotel room to ensure you do not leave anything behind. If you discover you have left any items behind, please contact Noble Caledonia directly. If we are able to recover your item(s) we will contact you to arrange delivery or collection, and any costs incurred will be at your own expense.

    MEDICAL FACILITIES

    A hospital is located in Taormina, 10 minutes from the hotel and a doctor can be called at any time to the hotel.

    MINI BAR

    For your convenience, a Mini Bar facility has been set up in your room with soft drinks, alcoholic drinks and dry snacks (replenished daily). NEWS News channels are available on your TV in your hotel room.

    PASSPORTS

    All Passports are collected by Reception upon check-in. Passports are necessary to facilitate immigration formalities and are returned straight away.

    ROOM ACCOUNT

    All guests will have their own “room account” once credit card details have been given to reception on arrival. This allows you to sign for any expenses and then settle your bill at the Reception Desk at the end of your stay. Prices are shown and charged in Euros. Your room account can be paid by: • Credit Card (Visa, MasterCard or American Express) • Cash (Euros)

    ROOMS AND SUITES

    All of the rooms designated for Noble Caledonia guests are located in Villa Flora, a charming country house which is just 50 metres away from the main Timeo building. The elegant rooms all feature a spacious marble bathroom, writing desk, widescreen LCD HDTV, climate control, Wi-Fi and a safe. They have either a king-size bed or twin beds and there is a twice-daily housekeeping service with evening turndown.

    Classic Room (Average size 20-25m2 ): Classic rooms enjoy views over the attractive courtyard and are elegantly furnished and decorated with Italian flair. Bathrooms have either a bathtub or separate shower.

    Superior Room (Average size 30m2 ): Each room boasts a private terrace furnished with table and chairs, perfect for breakfasting outside while admiring the views of the Bay of Naxos in the distance. All bathrooms have a bathtub.

    Gallery Room (Average size 45m2 ): Set over two levels with a sitting area on the ground floor and a bedroom on the upper level, these charming rooms enjoy partial sea views or village views. All feature two bathrooms, one with a bathtub and the other with a shower.

    Family Room (Average size 50m2 ): These rooms include a living area, sitting room, and a marble bathroom with a bathtub.

    SAFE

    In the closet of your room is an electronic safe which can be programmed with a personal code. Should you require any assistance please contact Reception.

    SMOKING POLICY

    Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo offers a smoke-free environment. Smoking is not permitted inside the hotel. Smoking is permitted outside the hotel and the hotel kindly requests that smokers take the comfort of other guests in to consideration.

    SWIMMING POOL

    The heated, panoramic swimming pool is surrounded by beautiful terraced gardens.

    TELEPHONE CALLS

    Calls to other rooms can be made free of charge by dialling the room number. You can make an external telephone call from your room. Lift the handset and press 9. Enter the country code then city code without zero (0) at the start, followed by the telephone number and the hash key. Costs are available from Reception and charges are automatically billed to your room account.

    TELEPHONE DIRECTORY CONCIERGE

    Dial 605 RECEPTION Dial 604 HOUSEKEEPING Dial 681 ROOM SERVICE Dial 615 IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY Dial 604

    TOILETRIES

    All hotel rooms are supplied with the following complimentary amenities: • Shower gel • Hair shampoo • Hair conditioner • Body lotion • Soap • Shower caps

    WAKE UP CALL

    Wake up calls can be requested through the Concierge Desk.

    WATER

    Water from the taps in your room is safe to drink.

    WELLNESS CENTRE

    Nestled in five colourful acres of garden, the Wellness Centre is available for your relaxation. The hotel’s all-natural signature products capture the soothing scents Sicily and the treatments incorporate signature products by Aromatherapy Associates, Jane Iredale, Nature’s and Sadisapone. Also used are local flower and fruit essences, such as Neroli oil, to instil a sense of peace and wellbeing. The Wellness Centre includes massage rooms, a sauna, steam bath and hairdresser’s parlour. In-room massages and treatments are available on request.

    Treatments: 10am to 8pm Sauna and steam room: 10:30am to 7:30pm Tel: +39 0942 627 0200

    Email: wellnesscentre.ght@belmond.com

    PLEASE NOTE:

    The above information is accurate and correct to the best of our knowledge at the time of publishing. Noble Caledonia accepts no responsibility for any errors or omissions and none of the facilities or features of the hotel described herein which are not specifically described in our advertisements and on your holiday invoice as being included in your holiday price will be deemed to be included in your holiday package. If you would like further information about the hotel or about any of your holiday arrangements, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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  • Your Accommodation

    Three of our room categories are located in Villa Flora, a charming country house which is just 50 metres away from the main Timeo building in which the Deluxe Rooms are located. The elegant rooms all feature a spacious marble bathroom, writing desk, widescreen LCD HDTV, climate control, Wi-Fi and a safe. They have either a king-size bed or twin beds and there is a twice-daily housekeeping service with evening turndown.

    Classic Rooms (Villa Flora): These offer an average size of 20 to 25 square metres. The rooms enjoy views over the attractive courtyard and are elegantly furnished and decorated with Italian flair. Bathrooms have either a bathtub or separate shower.

    Gallery Rooms (Villa Flora): These offer an average size of 45 square metres. Set over two levels in Villa Flora, with a sitting area on the ground floor and a bedroom on the upper level, these charming rooms enjoy partial sea views. All feature two bathrooms, one with a bathtub and the other with a shower.

    Superior Rooms (Villa Flora): These offer an average size of 30 square metres. Each room boasts a private terrace furnished with table and chairs, perfect for breakfasting outside while admiring the views of the Bay of Naxos in the distance. All bathrooms have a bathtub.

    Deluxe Rooms (Timeo Building): These offer an average size of 25 to 30 square metres. Located in the Timeo Building, each room offers a balcony or terrace, most with beautiful views of the Bay of Naxos and Mount Etna. Enhanced with typical Sicilian cotto tile floors, the bathrooms have either a bathtub or separate shower.

  • Your Space

    The Restaurant serves delicious Sicilian and Mediterranean cuisine, with dishes created using the best seasonal produce available, and boasts a spectacular terrace with views over Mount Etna and the sea. There is also an intimate indoor bar that evokes the magical atmosphere of a 19th century winter garden and The Literary Terrace where you can enjoy a cocktail whilst admiring the breathtaking views. The hotel facilities also include a Wellness Centre, nestled in five acres of colourful gardens with massage rooms, a sauna, steam bath, hairdresser’s parlour and a heated outdoor swimming pool.

  • Hotel Directory

    Hotel Directory

    {MEDIA GALLERY DEFAULT}

    Please find below further details pertaining to the hotel or click on the booklet to download. 

    Set high in the rocky hills in Taormina on the east coast of Sicily, with Mount Etna as a dramatic backdrop, Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo is a landmark hotel that has been the destination of choice for glamorous European and Hollywood stars since its opening in 1873.

    Located directly opposite the Greek Theatre, and a short stroll from Corso Umberto, the hotel benefits from a fantastic location and is surrounded by a six-acre park with magnificent gardens encircling its panoramic pool. It is famed for its Literary Terrace, a favourite meeting point of distinguished guests through the decades, and also offers an excellent restaurant and spa facilities.

    The hotel features 45 rooms and 26 suites, most with terraces or balconies affording captivating views over the bay. Each room’s decor evokes traditional Sicilian style combining beauty, elegance and comfort.

    ADAPTORS

    All rooms are equipped with USA/UK plugs but if an adaptor is required, a limited number are available from Reception.

    ADDRESS

    Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo Via Teatro Greco 59 98039 Taormina (ME), Sicily Italy

    AIR CONDITIONING

    Air conditioning is available in all rooms and public areas of the hotel.

    COMMUNICATIONS

    If you wish to contact the hotel please call +39 0942 6270 200. There is a phone in your hotel room, which has access to an outside line. Outgoing call costs will be advised by Reception. You can make room-to-room calls free of charge (see section on Telephone Calls). The hotel can be contacted by email at info.ght@belmond.com. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel.

    DAILY PROGRAMME

    A Daily Programme, detailing the following day’s arrangements as well as any specific information about the day’s activities, is produced in the hotel and delivered to your room at turndown each evening.

    DIETARY REQUIREMENTS

    If you have any dietary requirements such as vegetarian, low salt, gluten free and low cholesterol, please notify the Reservations Department. We regret that these, and any other special dietary needs, cannot be guaranteed. If you have any specific or special foods that you require we recommend that you take some with you although the hotel will endeavour to accommodate your needs.

    DINING AND DRINKING

    The Restaurant

    Located on the ground floor, The Restaurant boasts a spectacular terrace with views of Mount Etna and the sea and specialises in Sicilian and Mediterranean cuisine. The dress code is smart casual. Opening hours: breakfast 7.30am-10.30am; lunch 1pm-2.30pm; dinner 7.30pm-10.30pm

    Literary Terrace and Bar

    The renowned Literary Terrace is located on the ground floor and also benefits from breathtaking sea views. The terrace leads to an intimate indoor bar and lounge area where there is piano music from 7pm till late. Service hours: 10am-1am

    ELECTRICITY

    The voltage is 220 volts.

    EMERGENCY PROCEDURES

    In the unlikely event that an emergency should occur during your stay, we ask that you remain calm and follow the instructions of the staff. We request that as soon as you enter your room, you carefully read the safety instructions fixed on the inside of your hotel room door.

    END OF STAY QUESTIONNAIRE

    Your comments are important to us therefore we ask that you fill in the questionnaire sent with your final documents. We are always looking for ways to improve your holiday and in order to do this we need some feedback from our guests.

    LAUNDRY SERVICE

    Laundry service is available in the hotel. Laundry bags and a price list can be found in the wardrobe in your room. Please fill in the laundry list and leave it together with the bag of items to be laundered on your bed.

    LIFT

    A lift services all rooms.

    LOST PROPERTY

    Before you check out, please check your hotel room to ensure you do not leave anything behind. If you discover you have left any items behind, please contact Noble Caledonia directly. If we are able to recover your item(s) we will contact you to arrange delivery or collection, and any costs incurred will be at your own expense.

    MEDICAL FACILITIES

    A hospital is located in Taormina, 10 minutes from the hotel and a doctor can be called at any time to the hotel.

    MINI BAR

    For your convenience, a Mini Bar facility has been set up in your room with soft drinks, alcoholic drinks and dry snacks (replenished daily). NEWS News channels are available on your TV in your hotel room.

    PASSPORTS

    All Passports are collected by Reception upon check-in. Passports are necessary to facilitate immigration formalities and are returned straight away.

    ROOM ACCOUNT

    All guests will have their own “room account” once credit card details have been given to reception on arrival. This allows you to sign for any expenses and then settle your bill at the Reception Desk at the end of your stay. Prices are shown and charged in Euros. Your room account can be paid by: • Credit Card (Visa, MasterCard or American Express) • Cash (Euros)

    ROOMS AND SUITES

    All of the rooms designated for Noble Caledonia guests are located in Villa Flora, a charming country house which is just 50 metres away from the main Timeo building. The elegant rooms all feature a spacious marble bathroom, writing desk, widescreen LCD HDTV, climate control, Wi-Fi and a safe. They have either a king-size bed or twin beds and there is a twice-daily housekeeping service with evening turndown.

    Classic Room (Average size 20-25m2 ): Classic rooms enjoy views over the attractive courtyard and are elegantly furnished and decorated with Italian flair. Bathrooms have either a bathtub or separate shower.

    Superior Room (Average size 30m2 ): Each room boasts a private terrace furnished with table and chairs, perfect for breakfasting outside while admiring the views of the Bay of Naxos in the distance. All bathrooms have a bathtub.

    Gallery Room (Average size 45m2 ): Set over two levels with a sitting area on the ground floor and a bedroom on the upper level, these charming rooms enjoy partial sea views or village views. All feature two bathrooms, one with a bathtub and the other with a shower.

    Family Room (Average size 50m2 ): These rooms include a living area, sitting room, and a marble bathroom with a bathtub.

    SAFE

    In the closet of your room is an electronic safe which can be programmed with a personal code. Should you require any assistance please contact Reception.

    SMOKING POLICY

    Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo offers a smoke-free environment. Smoking is not permitted inside the hotel. Smoking is permitted outside the hotel and the hotel kindly requests that smokers take the comfort of other guests in to consideration.

    SWIMMING POOL

    The heated, panoramic swimming pool is surrounded by beautiful terraced gardens.

    TELEPHONE CALLS

    Calls to other rooms can be made free of charge by dialling the room number. You can make an external telephone call from your room. Lift the handset and press 9. Enter the country code then city code without zero (0) at the start, followed by the telephone number and the hash key. Costs are available from Reception and charges are automatically billed to your room account.

    TELEPHONE DIRECTORY CONCIERGE

    Dial 605 RECEPTION Dial 604 HOUSEKEEPING Dial 681 ROOM SERVICE Dial 615 IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY Dial 604

    TOILETRIES

    All hotel rooms are supplied with the following complimentary amenities: • Shower gel • Hair shampoo • Hair conditioner • Body lotion • Soap • Shower caps

    WAKE UP CALL

    Wake up calls can be requested through the Concierge Desk.

    WATER

    Water from the taps in your room is safe to drink.

    WELLNESS CENTRE

    Nestled in five colourful acres of garden, the Wellness Centre is available for your relaxation. The hotel’s all-natural signature products capture the soothing scents Sicily and the treatments incorporate signature products by Aromatherapy Associates, Jane Iredale, Nature’s and Sadisapone. Also used are local flower and fruit essences, such as Neroli oil, to instil a sense of peace and wellbeing. The Wellness Centre includes massage rooms, a sauna, steam bath and hairdresser’s parlour. In-room massages and treatments are available on request.

    Treatments: 10am to 8pm Sauna and steam room: 10:30am to 7:30pm Tel: +39 0942 627 0200

    Email: wellnesscentre.ght@belmond.com

    PLEASE NOTE:

    The above information is accurate and correct to the best of our knowledge at the time of publishing. Noble Caledonia accepts no responsibility for any errors or omissions and none of the facilities or features of the hotel described herein which are not specifically described in our advertisements and on your holiday invoice as being included in your holiday price will be deemed to be included in your holiday package. If you would like further information about the hotel or about any of your holiday arrangements, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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