Grand Hotel Minerva

Piazza Santa Maria Novella 16, Florence, Italy, 50123  show map
 4 stars
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Grand Hotel Minerva

 Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in public areas

 Parking

Paid parking

 24-hour

24-hour reception

 Swimming pool

Seasonal outdoor pool

 Spa and relaxation

Solarium

Reflex massage

Jacuzzi

 Food/Drinks

Restaurant

Poolside snack bar

 Meeting facilities

Conference room

 No Smoking

Non-smoking rooms

Verified Reviews:

  • Right by the train station - Close to the city center - Roof pool was beautiful - Fantastic views
  • Pool and terrace on roof - Breakfast was fine - Free wifi - Excellent service
  • Parking costs 28 euro - Lack of gym - Comfy bed - Worth every penny - Return anytime
  • Good restaurant - Clean room - Bathroom was nice - Would go back
  • Nice hotel - Excellent restaurants nearby - Room was spacious - Well-trained staff

Overview

Grand Hotel Minerva is set in a pedestrian area of Florence next to Piazza del Duomo, MNAF: Alinari National Museum of Photography and Uffizi Gallery. The hotel's ancient building set in the historical center of Florence was completely refurbished in 1995.

The prime location makes monuments, a museum and a church easily reachable. The venue is located within 10 minutes' walk from Florence center.

Grand Hotel Minerva lies within 10 minutes’ drive to Peretola airport.

Rooms

Grand Hotel Minerva offers 102 beautiful rooms with spacious bathrooms. Guests will enjoy a stunning view of the cathedral. Offering a Mediterranean interior, the rooms are fitted with antique furnishings and an electric kettle and coffee/tea makers for self-catering.

Eat & Drink

The dining options include a delicious buffet breakfast served daily. The bright I Chiostri restaurant offers Italian cuisine. Guests can quench their thirst at Pool And The bar with a favorite drink. Guests can dine in L'Angolo del Gelato and la bambola located within a 5-minute walk of the property.

Services

The hotel offers currency exchange, a baggage storage and a hairdresser along with a video projector, a business corner and a projection screen to respond to the needs of all guests.

Relax

Beach facilities at Grand Hotel Minerva include outdoor chaise lounges and umbrellas.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

private parking is possible on site at EUR 30 per day.

Number of floors:   5.  Number of rooms:   102.

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Facilities

General

  • Free Wi-Fi in public areas
  • Paid parking
  • 24-hour check-in
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • Children are welcome
  • 24-hour security
  • Safe deposit box
  • Smoke detectors
  • Multilingual staff
  • Pets allowed (limited amount or weight)
  • Lobby
  • Currency exchange
  • Hairdresser
  • Luggage storage
  • Bicycle storage
  • Elevator
  • Rooms/Facilities for disabled

Services

  • Paid airport shuttle
  • Paid valet parking
  • Room service
  • Bell staff/Porter
  • Bicycle rental
  • Limousine service
  • Dry cleaning
  • Laundry
  • Medical facilities service
  • Pet amenities available
  • Newspaper service
  • Tours/Ticket assistance

Dining facilities

  • Half board
  • Paid breakfast
  • Breakfast room
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Poolside snack bar
  • Picnic area/Tables
  • Catering service
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Exhibition space
  • Conference room
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Projector
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs available
  • Paid babysitting/Child services
  • Kids club

Leisure facilities

  • Seasonal outdoor pool
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Solarium
  • Jacuzzi
  • Sun terrace
  • Garden area
  • Reflex massage

Room view

  • Garden view
  • City view

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • In-room air conditioning
  • Individual heating
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Turndown service
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Connecting rooms
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Rollaway beds
  • Chaise lounges
  • Wardrobe
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk

Bathroom

  • Shared bathroom
  • Bath/Shower
  • Bidet
  • Room toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Slippers
  • Bathroom telephone

Media

  • Cable/Satellite television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • CD player
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Parquet floor

Policies

Check-in

  • from  2 pm

Check-out

  • until  12 pm

Children and extra beds

  • All children under the age of 2 may stay for free in a crib. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

Pets

  • Pets are allowed on request.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

Piazza Santa Maria Novella 16, Florence, Italy, 50123

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City Center
  • Florence
    1000 ft
Airports
Train Stations
  • Santa Maria Novella Train Station
    1000 ft
  • Bus stop
    400 ft
Restaurants
  • Da il Latini (cuisine: Italian)
    800 ft
  • Buca Mario (cuisine: Italian)
    500 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Number of floors:
    5
  • Number of rooms:
    102

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Rooms and availability

Classic Double or Twin Room
Bed type: Double bed or Twin beds
Size: 205 sq. feet
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  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Air conditioning
  • Shower
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Comfortable room has a practical work desk and a contemporary bathroom.

Room facilities
    Superior Double or Twin Room
    Bed type: Double bed or Twin beds
    Size: 280 sq. feet
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    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Air conditioning
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    Large room with bathrobe and tea and coffee making facilities. It has a practical work desk and a contemporary bathroom.

    Room facilities
      Junior Suite
      Bed type: Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons or Double bed or 1 Double bed and 1 Single bed
      Size: 325 sq. feet
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      • Free Wi-Fi
      • Air conditioning
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      Spacious room offers a sleeping area and a cozy sitting area. Bathroom has all modern amenities.

      Room facilities
        Suite
        Bed type: Sleeping arrangements for 4 persons or Double bed or 1 Single bed
        Size: 435 sq. feet
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        • Free Wi-Fi
        • Air conditioning
        • Bathtub
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        Luxurious room has a bedroom and a living room with a sofa, armchairs and table. The bathroom has all modern amenities.

        Room facilities
          Grand Hotel Minerva photos Room Family Suite
          Family Suite
          Bed type: 2 Single beds or Double bed or 1 Single bed
          Size: 435 sq. feet
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          • Free Wi-Fi
          • Air conditioning
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          Two floor apartments where four people can be conveniently accommodated.

          Room facilities
            Grand Hotel Minerva photos Room Presidential Suite
            Presidential Suite
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            Apartment with large living room, 2 bathrooms and terrace overlooking the Piazza Santa Maria Novella. The room is decorated with 18th century frescoes and antique furniture.

            Single Room
            Bed type: 1 Single bed
            Size: 155 sq. feet
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            • Free Wi-Fi
            • Air conditioning
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            Comfortable room has a practical work desk and a contemporary bathroom.

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              How to reach hotel

              hotel Grand Hotel Minerva Florence location
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              Hotel Address:

              Piazza Santa Maria Novella 16, Florence, Italy, 50123

              Get directions
              City Center
              • Florence
                1000 ft
              Airports
              Train Stations
              • Santa Maria Novella Train Station
                1000 ft
              • Bus stop
                400 ft
              Restaurants
              • Da il Latini (cuisine: Italian)
                800 ft
              • Buca Mario (cuisine: Italian)
                500 ft
              Hotel information
              • Check-in:
                from  2 pm
              • Check-out:
                until  12 pm
              • Number of floors:
                5
              • Number of rooms:
                102

              Hotel Awards

              ItalianHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedFlorenceGrand Hotel Minerva

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              Best Family Hotels in Italy

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              Grand Hotel Minerva Location

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              What's nearby

              Tourist attractions

              • Santa Maria Novella - 400 ft
              • Strozzi Palace - 1000 ft
              • Duomo - S.Maria del Fiore - - 1400 ft

              Popular areas

              • City Center - 700 ft

              Places of interest

              • Officina Profumo Farmaceutica di Santa Maria Novella - 400 ft
              • Via Dè Tornabuoni - 1000 ft
              • Die verzwickteste Wegeskreuzung der Welt - 1000 ft
              • Baptisterio - 1400 ft

              Train stations

              Convention centers

              • Via Faenza - 1400 ft

              Amusement

              • River to River. Florence Indian Film Festival - 400 ft
              • Odeon - 1000 ft
              • Cinema Gambrinus CineHall - 1400 ft

              Monuments and Landmarks

              • Santa Maria Maggiore - 700 ft
              • Ognissanti - 1000 ft
              • Via Dè Tornabuoni - 1000 ft
              • Florence Baptistry - 1400 ft
              • Belltower by Giotto - 1400 ft

              Historical sites

              • Pallazzo Pitti - 700 ft
              • Palazzo Vecchio - 1400 ft

              Museums

              • Palazzo strozzi - 1000 ft

              Local attractions

              • Folon e il Giardino delle Rose - 1.0 mi
                Viale Giuseppe Poggi, 2, Florence
              • Roman Theater and Civic Museum - 1.0 mi
                Via Portigiani 1, Fiesole
              • Giardino degli Iris - 1.1 mi
                Piazzale Michelangelo, Florence
              • Basilica di San Miniato al Monte - 1.1 mi
                Via del Monte alle Croci / Viale Galileo Galilei, Florence
              • Museo Enrico Caruso - 1.1 mi
                Via di Bellosguardo 54, Lastra a Signa

              Near the hotel

              • Church of Santa Maria Novella - 200 ft
                Piazza Santa Maria Novella, Florence
              • MNAF: Alinari National Museum of Photography - 200 ft
                Piazza Santa Maria Novella 14r, Florence
              • Museo Marino Marini - 800 ft
                Piazza San Pancrazio, Florence
              • Chiesa di Ognissanti - 1000 ft
                Borgo Ognissanti, 42, Florence
              • Museo di Santa Maria Novella - 200 ft
                Piazza Santa Maria Novella, Florence
              • Duomo - Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore - 2000 ft
                via della Canonica, 1, Florence
              • Ognissanti - 1000 ft
                Piazza Ognissanti, Florence

              Restaurants nearby

              • Da il Latini - 800 ft

                Address: Via Palchetti 6/r
                Phone: +39 055 210916

                74% likes this, based on 1849 reviews
                Cuisine: Italian
                Price Range: USD 27 - USD 102

              • L'Osteria di Giovanni - 500 ft

                Address: Via del Moro, 22
                Phone: +39 055 284897

                79% likes this, based on 851 reviews
                Cuisine: Italian
                Price Range: USD 34 - USD 135

              • Caffe Santa Maria Novella - 200 ft

                Address: Via della Scala 1r

                Cuisine: Italian

              • Buca Mario - 500 ft

                Address: P.zza Ottaviani, 16r
                Phone: 055 214179

                69% likes this, based on 911 reviews
                Cuisine: Italian
                Price Range: USD 59 - USD 88

              • Shake Cafe - 200 ft

                Address: 17 Piazza di Santa Maria Novella

                72% likes this, based on 44 reviews

              Hotel information
              • Check-in:
                from  2 pm
              • Check-out:
                until  12 pm
              • Number of floors:
                5
              • Number of rooms:
                102

              Hotel Awards

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              Grand Hotel Minerva Reviews

              Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Grand Hotel Minerva

              Average guest rating

              8.4out of 10
              Superb
              Based on 964 reviews

              Rating by category:

              Location
              10.0
              Rooms
              10.0
              Service
              10.0
              Value
              8.0
              Dining
              8.0

              Guest reviews

              • Family with children
                10.0

                We found staff very freindly ,we arrived at 10.30 and we checked in at the moment we arrived,so near to station and no need to taxi to reach to the hotel.we went to Venice and Pisa by train and walked into the historical places in beautiful streets and buildings.we had a very good holiday there and if we go back florence we would choose again this hotel again.

              • Group of friends
                9.6

                as above

                excellent suite for space,view and brightness but the carpet detracted fom the overall appearance. replace now.

              • Family with children
                7.0

                Breakfast

                Room noisy. Cheap thin wood door to room, not a secure feeling. Noise from plaza late into night

              • Family with children
                7.4

                Very nice Staff, Great breakfast and the pool on the rooftop with the view is fabulous!!!!

                Rooms and foyer are defenitely "tired" and could use an entire update

              • Family with children
                9.6

                Amazing room, amazing location right on the square and close to the train station.

              • Older travelers
                8.8

                Great location, had a room looking out on the square.

                Bathroom too small

              • Family with children
                8.2

                The hotel is very well situated and gives fantastic view over the square.

                The furniture/chairs in the room needs an upgrade and the same goes for the TV system

              • Older travelers
                10.0

                The service was fantastic as always and it was wonderful to be welcomed back and receive an upgrade to one of the wonderful historical suites.

              • Couple
                7.4

                The breakfast buffet was very good. And you get free wifi.

                Difficult to get to the hotel with a car. The roads are a bit confusing around the hotel.

              • Couple
                10.0

                Very nice hotel. Excellent service, nice rooms, well maintained, beautiful roof top pool with views over Florence, central location.

              • Family with children
                10.0

                It has a great location-very central and close to all of Florence's attractions and the railway station. The staff were very friendly and helpful.

                Swimming pool is very small and got very overcrowded.

              • Older travelers
                7.0

                Location & the outstanding cleaning staff

                very impersonal, poor bar & service

              • Single
                9.2

                The emplacement of the hotel is great, the views are amazing and swimming pool must be great in summer, the personal was excellent, good breakfast la situation de l'hôtel was superbe, les vues sont merveilleuses, la piscine doit etre génial en été, le personnel était excellent, petit-déjéneur OK

                The bed in my single room was not ok. le lit de ma cambre individuel n'était pas au niveau du rest

              • Family with children
                10.0

                Easy location to walk fom the train station with bags and the kids. Can walk to main sites of interest. Great breakfast spread with fruit also. The staff are very helpful. Would highly recommend it for families, our room was great for the kids, separate rooms for sleeping. Kids loved the lollies each day,

              • Older travelers
                10.0

                Geenral ambience - location, views from room and rooftop swimming pool with panoramic central city views (cathedral and towers etc) out to surrounding hills. Restarant excelent for limited menu. Free WiFi.

              How to reach hotel

              hotel Grand Hotel Minerva Florence location
              Show big map »

              Hotel Address:

              Piazza Santa Maria Novella 16, Florence, Italy, 50123

              Get directions
              City Center
              • Florence
                1000 ft
              Airports
              Train Stations
              • Santa Maria Novella Train Station
                1000 ft
              • Bus stop
                400 ft
              Restaurants
              • Da il Latini (cuisine: Italian)
                800 ft
              • Buca Mario (cuisine: Italian)
                500 ft
              Hotel information
              • Check-in:
                from  2 pm
              • Check-out:
                until  12 pm
              • Number of floors:
                5
              • Number of rooms:
                102

              Hotel Awards

              ItalianHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedFlorenceGrand Hotel Minerva

              According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
              Best Family Hotels in Italy

              Use Badge