Grand Hotel Minerva - Florence

Piazza Santa Maria Novella 16, Florence, Italy, 50123show map
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Overview

Located 100 meters away from Santa Maria Novella, a 4-star Grand Hotel Minerva hotel offers a tasteful accommodation within a 20-minute walk from The Market of San Lorenzo. The hotel was opened in 1800 and remains an example of historical architecture in Florence ever since.

Grand Hotel Minerva lies in the heart of Florence. The venue is set 10 minutes' walk from Florence center.

The hotel is set next to a cathedral, a chapel and a church.

A 10-minute walk from Santa Maria Novella train station. Grand Hotel Minerva is 10 km away from Peretola airport.

Rooms

Grand Hotel Minerva offers 102 rooms fitted with complimentary wireless internet, climate control, a laptop-size safe, cable television and hi-fi for a comfortable stay in Florence. Staying at Grand Hotel Minerva guests can enjoy the garden. They also have a dishwasher and coffee/tea makers available for self-catering.

Eat & Drink

Every day a delicious breakfast is served in the dining room. Guests can unwind in a warm setting of the I Chostri restaurant serving American cuisine. Refreshing drinks, snacks and cold dishes are available at the poolside bar. Da il Latini and Caffe Santa Maria Novella are situated in a shopping area, about 50 meters from the venue.

Services

The hotel provides guests with bicycle and limousine rental services.

Relax

A seasonal outdoor pool, a sundeck and a picnic area are offered on site.

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
Wi-Fi
Parking

EUR 30 per day

Luggage storage
24-hour services

Late check-in/ -out

24-hour check-in

24-hour reception

24-hour security

Food/ Drinks

Outdoor dining area

Poolside snack bar

Coffee/Tea in lobby

Snack bar

Shuttle

Airport shuttle

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness centre

Swimming pool

Seasonal outdoor pool

Private swimming pool

Rooftop pool

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness centre

Services

  • Airport shuttle
  • Room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Bicycle rental
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Medical facilities service
  • Wake up service
  • Newspaper service
  • Bell staff/Porter

Dining

  • Half board
  • In-room breakfast
  • Restaurant with air conditioning
  • Poolside snack bar
  • Snack bar
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby
  • Catering service
  • Special diet menus
  • Buffet breakfast

Business

  • Business centre
  • Exhibition space
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Projector
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children

  • Cots
  • High chairs
  • Paid babysitting/ Child services
  • Playpen
  • Children's menu
  • Kids club

Facilities for people with disabilities

  • Toilet for disabled
  • Bathroom for disabled

Spa & Leisure

  • Rooftop pool
  • Seasonal outdoor pool
  • Private swimming pool
  • Sun loungers
  • Umbrellas
  • Sun terrace
  • Solarium
  • Jacuzzi
  • Massage

Room view

  • Garden view
  • City view

Room features

  • Air conditioning
  • Individual heating
  • VIP room facilities
  • In-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Connecting rooms
  • Sitting area
  • Terrace
  • Wardrobe
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Turndown service
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Bathroom
  • Bath/ Shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Free toiletries
  • Bathroom telephone

Self-catering

  • Electric kettle

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Internet television
  • Paid films
  • International calls
  • Direct dial telephone
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Parquet floor
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Check-infrom 15:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 12 pmFREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 2 yearsCotFREEMaximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
PetsPets are allowed on request.
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Rooms and availability

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Location
  • Nearby
  • Restaurants
  • City landmarks
Santa Maria NovellaSanta Maria Novella400 ft
Strozzi PalaceStrozzi Palace1000 ft
Duomo - S.Maria del Fiore -Duomo - S.Maria del Fiore -1400 ft
Officina Profumo Farmaceutica di Santa Maria NovellaOfficina Profumo Farmaceutica di Santa Maria Novella400 ft
Santa Maria Novella Train StationSanta Maria Novella Train Station1000 ft
Palazzo dei CongressiPalazzo dei Congressi2300 ft
Il Duomo (Santa Maria del Fiore)Il Duomo (Santa Maria del Fiore)1700 ft
Galleria degli UffiziGalleria degli Uffizi2300 ft
Accademia GalleryAccademia Gallery2700 ft
OgnissantiOgnissanti1100 ftPiazza Ognissanti
Santa Maria Maggiore Santa Maria Maggiore 1200 ftPiazza Santa Maria Maggiore
Via FaenzaVia Faenza1300 ft FlorenceItaly
Piazza della SignoriaPiazza della Signoria2400 ftPiazza della Signoria, Florence
Ponte VecchioPonte Vecchio2400 ftVia Por Santa Maria Via Guicciardini
Via Maggio Via Maggio 2300 ft FlorenceItaly
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Da il LatiniDa il Latini800 ftVia Palchetti 6/r
Buca MarioBuca Mario500 ftP.zza Ottaviani, 16r
L'Osteria di GiovanniL'Osteria di Giovanni500 ftVia del Moro, 22
Shake CafeShake Cafe200 ft17 Piazza di Santa Maria Novella
Il BambolaIl Bambola200 ftPiazza Maria Novello
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Santa CroceSanta Croce3700 ft
CHIESA SANTA CROCECHIESA SANTA CROCE3700 ft
Sant'Ambrogio MarketSant'Ambrogio Market4600 ft
Piazzale MiquelangeloPiazzale Miquelangelo1.1 mi
Villa MediceaVilla Medicea1.6 mi
Campo di Marte StationCampo di Marte Station1.4 mi
Campo di Marte StationCampo di Marte Station1.4 mi
Casa BuonarrotiCasa Buonarroti4000 ft
Salvatore Ferragamo MuseumSalvatore Ferragamo Museum1.1 mi
Palazzo Vecchio Palazzo Vecchio 2400 ftPiazza della Signoria
Boboli GardensBoboli Gardens4200 ftPiazza de' Pitti
Piazzale MichelangeloPiazzale Michelangelo1.1 miViale Michelangelo
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Getting around
Airports
Peretola (FLR)3.4 mi
Lucca (LCV)33.6 mi
Train
Santa Maria Novella Train Station1000 ft
Bus
Bus stop400 ft
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Reviews
8.6
SuperbBased on  1094  reviews

Rating by category:

10.0
Location
10.0
Rooms
10.0
Service
8.0
Dining
  • 10.0
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    Great staff, great room, amazing location, absurdly wonderous view FTP the pool

  • 9.6
    Exclusive

    will always return when going to Florence

  • 5.4
    Guest rating

    Descent size rooms. But rooms are due to be refreshed.

  • 10.0
    Exclusive

    We both loved the contemporary stylish rooms that the Minerva has to offer as well as spending time in the lovely rooftop pool at the end of the day overlooking the city. The staff were very friendly, helpful and it felt they all worked well as a team to make your stay special. The Minerva is one of the best hotels i have stayed in - thankyou x

    Nothing - everything was fantastic

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    Big room, good breakfast, kind staff.

    Facilities are relatively old. Drain of bathtub is choked a little bit.

  • 9.6
    Exclusive

    the staff were very helpful, and friendly, breakfast was wonderful, very good quality food, the cleanliness excellent, the decor and layout of the hotel was very comfortable

    would have been nice to have had more milk in the room, being english we like our tea and we like it with milk

  • 10.0
    Exclusive

    The Grand Hotel Minerva is a clean and upscale hotel that is centrally located near the famous tourist sites in Florence. The rooftop terrace offers stunning views of the city 24 hours a day. I definitely intend to stay here during my next visit to Florence. Since my wife and I were traveling with our two teenage children, the hotel arranged for us to stay in two connecting rooms - one double and two singles. The hotel also offered convenient valet parking (28 Euro for small vehicles, 40 Euro for large vehicles).

  • 9.6
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    For a tourist visit to Florence ,this hotel is very centrally located near central station and 10 mts drive from Airport. Hotel is well managed and you get all you need for a stay as tourist as you have many restaurants /shopping nearby and easy to visit all important sightseeing places in city .

  • 9.2
    Superb

    Ideally located, within walking distance from the various places of interest, including cathedrals, shopping district, dinning, bus & train terminals.

  • 8.8
    Superb

    The Grand Hotel Minerva is in an excellent position for touring in Florence. Close to the Duomo, shops and restaurants.

    For the price charged over a weekend, breakfast should have been included.

  • 8.8
    Superb

    The room was presented to a very high standard, was spotlessly clean, and had a good supply of extras like sweets (which the children enjoyed) and water. The breakfast buffet was also very good. The view from the roof top terrace was superb. The location was excellent; just a short stroll from the train station and all of the attractions of Florence.

    The swimming pool was not open despite the web site saying it remained open during October

  • 8.4
    Superb

    There location was quite good, 5 minutes from the station and wasking idstance to most of the attractions

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    Great location, close to train/bus station, restaurants and most importantly the shops. Being on the Piazza kept the noise down and was a beautiful outlook from our room each morning/night.

  • 7.4
    Very good

    Location is great. Room was very clean and comfortable size. Nicely designed.

    Noise. I asked for the quiet room and I was given the room facing the backyard and garden which made me very happy. However, we could hear every little noise from our neighbors. Walls are very thin and when people came back late night or wake up early morning, I could hear every step. I would recommend this hotel unless you are light sleeper.

  • 10.0
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    Staff was great. Easy walk to everything and room looking out on square. Roof top view was amazing and if you ask the staff nicely they will unlock it early in the morning so you can get sunrise photos over Florence. Make sure you go to Grom (by the Duomo in Florence)Via del Campanile for the best Gelato I had in Italy

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Highlights
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SuperbBased on  1094 reviews
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Hotel Awards

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

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Good to know
Check-infrom 15:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 12 pmFREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 2 yearsCotFREEMaximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
PetsPets are allowed on request.
Cancellation
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Getting around
Airports
Peretola (FLR)3.4 mi
Lucca (LCV)33.6 mi
Train
Santa Maria Novella Train Station1000 ft
Bus
Bus stop400 ft
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