Grand Hotel Minerva - Florence

Piazza S.Maria Novella 16 Florence 50123, Florence, Italy, 50123  show map
 4 stars
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Grand Hotel Minerva - Florence

 Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

 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

Meeting 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

This luxurious hotel has kept its secret of warm hospitality and utmost comfort since the Middle Ages. Occupying an unbeatable location just next to Santa Maria Novella church, the property is one of the most prestigious addresses for both business and leisure travelers. The jewel in the crown, a rooftop swimming pool offers magnificent views of the Duomo.

Number of rooms:   102.

Rooms

The hotel has 102 elegantly designed rooms facing the Piazza or the Santa Maria Novella church. Interiors include fine antique pieces so as to reflect artistic atmosphere of old Florence. Each room is installed with climate control, satellite television, phone, Internet connection, coffee/tea making facilities, and self-contained bathroom.

Dining options

The guests can start their day with a breakfast at the well-lit restaurant facing the soothing green of the garden. For those arriving on a business trip a business center with 6 well-appointed meeting rooms is available.

The hotel Grand Minerva provides visitors with a free buffet breakfast. 

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Facilities

General

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • 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)
  • Currency exchange
  • Hairdresser
  • Luggage storage
  • Bicycle storage
  • Elevator
  • Rooms/Facilities for disabled

Guest Parking

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

Services

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

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
  • Courtyard view
  • Landscape 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/Extra bed
  • 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
  • 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 S.Maria Novella 16 Florence 50123, Florence, Italy, 50123

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City Center
  • Florence
    1000 ft
Airports
Train Stations
  • Santa Maria Novella Train Station
    1400 ft
  • Campo di Marte Station
    1.4 mi
  • 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 rooms:
    102

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Rooms and availability

The hotel has 102 elegantly designed rooms facing the Piazza or the Santa Maria Novella church. Interiors include fine antique pieces so as to reflect artistic atmosphere of old Florence. Each room is installed with climate control, satellite television, phone, Internet connection, coffee/tea making facilities, and self-contained bathroom.

Grand Hotel Minerva Classic Double or Twin Room Two Connecting Double or Twin RoomsGrand Hotel Minerva Classic Double or Twin Room Two Connecting Double or Twin Rooms
Classic Double or Twin Room
Bed type: Double or Twin beds
Size: 205 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.

Room facilities
    Grand Hotel Minerva Superior Double or Twin RoomGrand Hotel Minerva Superior Double or Twin Room
    Superior Double or Twin Room
    Bed type: Double or Twin beds
    Size: 280 sq. feet
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    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Air conditioning
    • Bathtub
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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
      Grand Hotel Minerva Junior SuiteGrand Hotel Minerva Junior Suite
      Junior Suite
      Bed type: Double Bed or 1 King Size bed and 1 Sofa bed or Triple
      Size: 325 sq. feet
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      • Free Wi-Fi
      • Air conditioning
      • Bathtub
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      Spacious room offers a sleeping area and a cozy sitting area. Bathroom has all modern amenities.

      Room facilities
        Grand Hotel Minerva Suite Suite (2 Adults)Grand Hotel Minerva Suite Suite (2 Adults)
        Suite
        Bed type: 1 Super-King Size bed and 1 Sofa bed or Double Bed or Triple
        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 Family SuiteGrand Hotel Minerva Family Suite
          Family Suite
          Bed type: Double Bed or King Size bed
          Size: 435 sq. feet
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          • Free Wi-Fi
          • Air conditioning
          • Bathtub
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          Two floor apartments where four people can be conveniently accommodated.

          Room facilities
            Grand Hotel Minerva 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.

            Grand Hotel Minerva Single Room
            Single Room
            Bed type: 1 Single bed
            Size: 155 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

              How to reach hotel

              hotel Grand Hotel Minerva - Florence Florence location
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              Hotel Address:

              Piazza S.Maria Novella 16 Florence 50123, Florence, Italy, 50123

              Get directions
              City Center
              • Florence
                1000 ft
              Airports
              Train Stations
              • Santa Maria Novella Train Station
                1400 ft
              • Campo di Marte Station
                1.4 mi
              • 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 rooms:
                102

              Hotel Awards

              ItalianHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedFlorenceGrand Hotel Minerva

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

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              Grand Hotel Minerva Location

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              What's nearby

              Tourist attractions

              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
              • Catedral de Santa María del Fiore - 1700 ft

              Train stations

              Amusement

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

              Monuments and Landmarks

              Historical sites

              • Pallazzo Pitti - 700 ft
              • Palazzo Vecchio - 1400 ft
              • Il Duomo (Santa Maria del Fiore) - 1700 ft
              • Il Ponte Vecchio - 2000 ft

              Museums

              • Palazzo strozzi - 1000 ft

              Local Attractions

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

              Near the hotelNear the hotel

              • Church of Santa Maria Novella - 200 ft
                Piazza Santa Maria Novella, Florence
              • MNAF: Alinari National Museum of Photography - 300 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 - 100 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

              • Il Bambola - 200 ft

                Address: Piazza Maria Novello

                70% likes this, based on 33 reviews
                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
                Cuisine: Ice Cream

              Getting there.

              The property lies in the heart of Florence historical center in close vicinity of the exhibition and conference centers. It is just a step away from all the city’s famous attractions.

              The distance to Vespucci Int'l Airport is just 5 kilometres and Central Railway Station is 500 metres away.

              Hotel information
              • Check-In:
                from  2 pm
              • Check-Out:
                until  12 pm
              • 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

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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
              Exceptional
              Based on 964 reviews

              Rating by category:

              Location
              10.0
              Rooms
              10.0
              Service
              10.0
              Value
              8.0
              Dining
              8.0

              Individual 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 Florence location
              Show big map »

              Hotel Address:

              Piazza S.Maria Novella 16 Florence 50123, Florence, Italy, 50123

              Get directions
              City Center
              • Florence
                1000 ft
              Airports
              Train Stations
              • Santa Maria Novella Train Station
                1400 ft
              • Campo di Marte Station
                1.4 mi
              • 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 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