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Grand Hotel Minerva

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#54 of 421 Hotels in Florence
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07/05/2017 08/05/2017
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Durham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 May 2011

The rooftop made the vacation, beautiful setting, the most spectacular view and no better place to relax and enjoy the scenery. This is the place that you should stay if you want to be absolutely blown away by the views. With a great breakfast and nice room, there is no option that even compares. Of course a slight Italian flair...

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Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 25 May 2011

My wife and I spent 5 nights at Minerva in May 2011. The staff, breakfast (warm and cold buffet), room size and view of the Piazza were all Fabulous. Great view of the Doumo and sunset! easy walk to the main shopping and dinning areas.

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jamestown, RI, USA
Reviewed 19 May 2011

Four of us in 2 separate rooms totally enjoyed our stay. Breakfast was included in a lovely room. People working at the hotel were gracious, helpful and friendly. This is a really wonderful location on a piazza in Florence just a stroll to everything!

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The Hague, The Netherlands
Reviewed 18 May 2011

Grand Hotel Minerva is very well situated, on the lively square of S. Maria Novella, next to the beautiful church with that name. It is only a short walk from the station, and very close to the Duomo, Piazza Reppublica, Via Tornabuoni with all the luxury shops, etc. We had a large room on the fifth floor, with a beautiful...

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Reviewed 12 May 2011

Splendid location, perfect accomodation and services, very good breakfast with more choices than one could eat. The personnel at the front desk are always very gentle, attentious and good humored, giving very useful indications about the city, its history and culture, places to visit, shopping and different places to eat, according to one's budget.

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 May 2011

I stayed at the hotel for 4 nights with my girlfriend and we had a fantastic time. A 5 minute walk from the train station and we checked in with no problems at all with the staff very friendly and speaking perfect English. Having asked for a Superior room, we were given a room on the 3rd floor with a...

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Sault Ste. Marie, Canada
Reviewed 8 May 2011

This hotel came highly recommended by a friend and I can only second her opinion. It is located in an attractive area, only minutes away from the train station and the city's major attractions. Staff was friendly and helpful. Breakfast was superb.

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Florence, Italy
Reviewed 8 May 2011

Service and location excellent. Comfortable and clean rooms.Good restaurant. Nice swimmming pool and terraces on the roof with a beautiful view on the old City center.

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Brooklyn, New York
Reviewed 2 May 2011

You may be able to do better, but you can book this hotel confidently. It's in a wonderful location, a short distance away from the train station, and a 15 minute cab ride away from the airport. It's not the most luxurious hotel but it is in a great location, has all the amenities a traveler will need and has...

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Zurich, Switzerland
Reviewed 1 May 2011

Grand Hotel Minerva is a very nice hotel in the heart of Florence with very friendly and helpful staff. Breaktfast is served in a nice restaurant, for an Italian hotel the breakfast buffet is excellent. Our room - a "camera superiore" - was very spacious and nicely decorated. Location is perfect, the dome can be reached within 5 minutes.

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Staying in Santa Maria Novella

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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.
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  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
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  • Minibar
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  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • 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: $351 - $844 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Grand Hotel Minerva 4*
Number of rooms: 100
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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
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“Room with view of the Piazza”
IngerJohansson, 16 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a room at the back of the hotel”
Caroline397, 9 Apr 2017 | Read review
“5th floor is quieter and has views of the piazza.”
sivancohen55, 25 Mar 2017 | Read review
“ask for an upper floor with view of Piazza Santa Maria Novella”
246MichaelK, 25 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Room 504, facing the square.”
Jeis0n, 6 Mar 2017 | Read review
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