We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Grand Hotel Minerva

Show Prices
#55 of 421 Hotels in Florence
Certificate of Excellence
Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
Check In Check Out
1 room 2 adults 0 children
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 2 more sites!
Professional photos
Grand Hotel Minerva
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel_streamline","divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel_streamline","moduleList":["handlers"],"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"template":"ibex_photo_carousel_streamline__widget","dust":{}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

1,791 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
There are newer reviews for Grand Hotel Minerva
See the most recent reviews
Showing 1,069: English reviews
Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 1 August 2011

My husband, myself and our 3 kids arrived by train from Rome. We walked from the train station to the hotel. We booked 2 connecting rooms and was upgraded to a suite the size of an apartment. Huge even for North American standards. It had a beautiful balcony that overlooked the piazza and the santa naria novella church, 2 bathrooms,...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank Siram01
San Francisco, California
Reviewed 31 July 2011

The hotel is sited a short walk around the corner from the Santa Maria Novella train station, on a large open square. I loved the location, although away from the congested tourist areas, a five minute walk will take you to most of the wonderful places in Florence. We stayed in a junior suite which had a very small balcony...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Jesupian
Kent
Reviewed 29 July 2011

My wife and I stayed at the Hotel in June, and found the location for Rail, shopping, sightseeing and restaurants very good. We arrived by rail from Venice, and the hotel is only a very short walk from the SMN station. Easy walking distance to the leather markets around the Piazza San Lorenzo and the main shopping streets around the...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank TravelTrollKent
sfusaro, Direttore generale at Grand Hotel Minerva, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Let me first of all thank you for having been with us and for your extensive review. I am really sorry that you have not been satisfied with your room. I would like to spend a couple of words about our room types and their features. Classic Double is our basic type of room and is at least...

london
Reviewed 27 July 2011

Stayed here with a friend this month (July) for 4 days, wanted to indulge ourselves in a bit of relaxation and sightseeing. Also wanted a hotel that had a pool as weather known to be hot and sticky in summer months. Fabulous location for museums and galleries, easy walking distance to everywhere. Staff brilliant, especially Roberta who went out of...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank hattie95
Charlottesville, Virginia
Reviewed 21 July 2011

Staff incredibly professional and helpful. Not only stored baggage (standard), but had it in our (upgraded gorgeous suite room) for us when we returned. Breakfast/brunch excellent included full cooked and continental including mimosa. Lovely views from rooftoop swimming pool/terrace.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank ChristineEnglish
London
Reviewed 19 July 2011

We stayed here for 4 days as we were in Florence for a wedding. The location could not have been better, as its a 4 minute walk from the train station! The lobby was welcoming, and the staff very friendly, but we found the rooms very tired. We were on the 2nd Floor by the stairs, and although our room...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank ksl_11
FilippoBurroni, Direttore generale at Grand Hotel Minerva, responded to this review

Dear Guests, thank you for having been with us and for your engaging review. I am truly sorry that a technical inconvenience has troubled your stay and I hope you will accept my apologies for not having been able to solve the problem while you still were at our property. On the other hand I am pleased that you enjoyed...

Copenhagen, Denmark
Reviewed 18 July 2011

We stayed at this lovely hotel in the centre of Florence. Everything was perfect: The lunch at the roof terrace, the view of the city both in day and night light, the service from the staff, the parking service and the breakfast. Quite expensive but definitly worth it all.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank MariFax
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 July 2011

A beautiful hotel with a magnificent roof top swimming pool with bar overlooking Florence. The rooms were very clean and the staff were very helpful especially the reception staff. The buffet style breakfast set us up for a day exploring the city with all the attractions within easy walking distance from the hotel. Will return again.

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank chrisandsally43
California
Reviewed 13 July 2011

Great location, great pool, great views, good service, nice price. They deliver breakfast to your room for 5E per person...bacon, eggs, croissants, american coffee, etc...great if you have kids you've kept out until midnight. The view from our balcony was outstanding. High fifth floor near the pool on the roof. Suggestion would be to take a 45 minute bus or...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Europe-07-09-11
Morristown, New Jersey
Reviewed 11 July 2011

My husband and I stayed at the Grand Hotel Minerva for three nights in July 2011 and were so pleased with the location and the service at the hotel. We found this hotel through Tripadvisor and the reviews and pictures were so helpful in making our decision. Our room was bright and clean and the rooftop pool and views of...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Christine708

1,883 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (871)
Viewed
Room/Suite (170)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (148)
Viewed
Dining (27)
Viewed
View from Room (88)
Viewed
Bathroom (29)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (72)
Viewed
Family/Play Areas (3)
Viewed
2:10
Videos (1)
Viewed
Other (333)

TripAdvisor Photos: Professional photos exclusively commissioned by TripAdvisor

Viewed
All TripAdvisor Photos (931)
Viewed
Amenities (30)
Viewed
Classic Room - Handicap Accessible (81)
Viewed
Pool (219)
Viewed
Dining (88)
Viewed
Suite 420 (125)
Viewed
Suite 501 (101)
Viewed
Superior Room (82)
Viewed
Superior Triple Room - Handicap Accessible (86)
Viewed
The Hotel (119)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (81)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (5)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (12)
Viewed
Room/Suite (29)
Viewed
Bathroom (9)
Viewed
Dining (6)
Viewed
Other (20)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Florence hotels
Santa Maria Novella
Santa Maria Novella Hotel
Santa Maria Novella Hotel
#30 of 421 in Florence
1,540 reviews
Santa Maria Novella
Hotel L'Orologio
Hotel L'Orologio
#38 of 421 in Florence
1,217 reviews
Duomo
Hotel Brunelleschi
Hotel Brunelleschi
#21 of 421 in Florence
2,518 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Santa Maria Novella
Hotel Rivoli
Hotel Rivoli
#67 of 421 in Florence
1,482 reviews
Santa Croce
Plaza Lucchesi Hotel
Plaza Lucchesi Hotel
#54 of 421 in Florence
1,376 reviews
San Lorenzo
Firenze Number Nine Wellness Hotel
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Staying in Santa Maria Novella

Neighbourhood Profile
Santa Maria Novella
Santa Maria Novella train station welcomes the majority of the people arriving in Florence, which might explain the hectic pace. Commuters and tourists come across the constant hustle and bustle of the station before exiting, taking a few steps and stopping amazed in Piazza di Santa Maria Novella. It is impossible not to admire the the square, housing one of the most charming basilicas in Florence. The area has plenty of local spots to taste Tuscan specialties, but don’t stop in the main streets alone; the narrower side streets always ensure satisfaction. The huge Parco Delle Cascine provides a solution to the need for a green area as well as a historic welcome in the form of a bronze statue of King Vittorio Emanuele II riding a horse.
Explore this neighbourhood

Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Accessible rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Room Service
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Grand Hotel Minerva, renovated in 2015, is a 4-star superior hotel in the heart of Florence's historic center in its illustrious Piazza Santa Maria Novella, which is close to the main railway station. Florence's key tourist attractions are all just five or ten minutes' walk from us as well as the Congress and Fair Center. The hotel boasts 102 rooms, suites and family solutions and a breathtaking rooftop terrace (open all year round) with an open-air swimming pool (open from May to September). It also offers a restaurant with its "al fresco" extension on the Piazza and five meeting rooms with day light. High speed wi-fi is free in all common areas and rooms. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Grand Hotel Minerva

Address: Piazza Santa Maria Novella 16, 50123, Florence, Italy
Region: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence > Santa Maria Novella
Price Range: $166 - $604 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Grand Hotel Minerva 4*
Number of rooms: 100
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Hotels.com, Booking.com, Cheap Tickets and Travelocity so you can book your Grand Hotel Minerva reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Grand Hotel Florence
Hotel Style:
#35 Luxury Hotel in Florence
#39 Family Hotel in Florence
#47 Business Hotel in Florence
#61 Romantic Hotel in Florence
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from Grand Hotel Minerva staff and other travellers.
34 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (34)

Questions? Get answers from Grand Hotel Minerva staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“the piazza view may cost more but is worth it.”
 of 5 bubbles louisk79, 26 Dec 2016 | Read review
“They will finish renovations around February 2017”
 of 5 bubbles Always_0n_trip, 10 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Do not accept an 'upgrade' to a bigger suite.”
 of 5 bubbles CAN_in_AUS, 22 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Room 237 has a great view of the Piazza”
 of 5 bubbles dc22173, 17 Nov 2016 | Read review
“I had a deluxe corner room 116 it was great”
 of 5 bubbles EddieS_12, 16 Nov 2016 | Read review
5 of 5
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay