Grand Hotel Minerva - Florence

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

Free Wi-Fi
Parking

EUR 30 per day

Luggage storage
24-hour

Late check-in

24-hour check-in

24-hour reception

24-hour security

Food/ Drinks

Poolside snack bar

Coffee/Tea in lobby

Restaurant buffet

Snack bar

Picnic area/ Tables

Shuttle

Paid airport shuttle

Swimming pool

Seasonal outdoor pool

Spa and relaxation

Jacuzzi

Reflex massage

Solarium

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

The 4-star Grand Hotel Minerva is located in the historical center of Florence. Opened in 1800, the superior hotel attracts visitors with its classical architecture.

The property is set within a 10-minute walking distance from Florence city center, in the proximity of Piazzale Michelangelo, Museo Enrico Caruso and Basilica di San Miniato al Monte. Monuments, a church and a gallery lie a short distance away.

Grand Hotel Minerva offers a breathtaking view to its guests.

Guests can reach Grand Hotel Minerva by car from Peretola airport in 10 minutes.

Rooms

The hotel provides luxurious rooms including classic connecting double room, premium deluxe two-bedroom single room and classic family single room. They are equipped with complimentary Wi-Fi, a laptop-compatible safe, climate control, cable television and a stereo system. The guestrooms look out on the cathedral. The rooms are designed with contemporary décor and have marble floors.

Eat & Drink

Dining options include a delicious buffet breakfast served every morning. The I Chostri restaurant serves special meals. The Poolside bar is a great place to taste snacks and cold dishes and drink tea, smoothies and coffee. Guests can enjoy a meal in L'Angolo del Gelato and la bambola, which are located in a pedestrian area, just about 5 minutes’ walk from Grand Hotel Minerva.

Services

Grand Hotel Minerva offers airport transfer, valet parking and medical service.

Relax

A solarium and a Jacuzzi are available 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

General

  • No smoking on site
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Paid parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour check-in
  • 24-hour reception
  • Late check-in
  • Pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Public areas with access for disabled
  • Wheelchair access
  • 24-hour security
  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • Children are welcome
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Currency exchange
  • Hairdresser
  • Bicycle storage
  • Lobby
  • Multilingual staff
  • Smoke detectors

Services

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

Dining facilities

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

Meeting facilities

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

Children's facilities

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

Leisure facilities

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

Room view

  • Garden view
  • City view

Room facilities

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

Bathroom

  • Shared bathroom
  • Steam shower
  • Bathtub
  • Hair dryer
  • Bidet
  • Slippers
  • Room toiletries
  • Bathroom telephone

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Internet television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • CD player
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted 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. 

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

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

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City Center
  • Florence
    300 m
Airports
Train Stations
  • Santa Maria Novella Train Station
    300 m
  • Bus stop
    100 m
Restaurants
  • Da il Latini (cuisine: Italian)
    240 m
  • Buca Mario (cuisine: Italian)
    140 m
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

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Premium Room
Bed type: 1 Queen-size bed and 2 Single beds or 1 Single bed or 2 Single beds
Size: 22 m²
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Deluxe|Leisure Premium Non Refundable + Breakfast

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    Premium Connecting Room
    Bed type: Double bed or Twin beds
    Size: 44 m²
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      Premium Twin Room for Single Use
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        Premium Triple Room
        Bed type: Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons or 1 Double bed and 1 Sofa bed or Double bed
        Size: 24 m²
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        Deluxe|TRIPLE PREMIUM - BED AND BREAKFAST

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          Prestige Suite
          Size: 55 m²
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          Standard Twin Room
          Bed type: 2 Single beds or Double bed or Twin beds or 1 Single bed
          Size: 16 m²
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            Corner Room
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              Classic Connecting Double Room
              Bed type: Double bed or Twin beds
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                Twin Room for Single Use
                Bed type: Double bed
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                  One-Bedroom Suite
                  Bed type: Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons or 1 Single bed or 1 Super King-size bed and 1 Sofa bed
                  Size: 40 m²
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                    Duplex Suite
                    Size: 70 m²
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                      Junior Suite
                      Bed type: Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons or Double bed or 1 Single bed
                      Size: 30 m²
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                        Romantic Double Room
                        Bed type: Double bed or King-size four poster bed
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                          Romantic Suite
                          Bed type: Double bed
                          Size: 40 m²
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                            Classic Family Room
                            Bed type: Sleeping arrangements for 4 persons or Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons or 1 Single bed
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                            Standard|FAMILY ROOM CLASSIC

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                              Family Suite
                              Bed type: Double bed or 2 Queen-size beds and 3 Sofa beds or 1 Single bed
                              Size: 40 m²
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                                Superior Room
                                Bed type: Double bed or Twin beds
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                                  Deluxe Double Room
                                  Bed type: Double bed or 1 Single bed or King-size bed or Twin beds
                                  Size: 26 m²
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                                  Deluxe|Sgl, Deluxe Non Refundable BB 10

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                                    Deluxe Junior Suite
                                    Bed type: Double bed or 1 Single bed or 1 Queen-size bed and 1 Sofa bed
                                    Size: 30 m²
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                                      Bed type: Queen-size bed
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                                      Luxury Double Room
                                      Bed type: Double bed or 1 Single bed
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                                        Luxury Junior Suite
                                        Bed type: Double bed or 1 Single bed
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                                          How to reach hotel

                                          hotel Grand Hotel Minerva - Florence Florence location
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                                          Hotel Address:

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

                                          Get directions
                                          City Center
                                          • Florence
                                            300 m
                                          Airports
                                          Train Stations
                                          • Santa Maria Novella Train Station
                                            300 m
                                          • Bus stop
                                            100 m
                                          Restaurants
                                          • Da il Latini (cuisine: Italian)
                                            240 m
                                          • Buca Mario (cuisine: Italian)
                                            140 m
                                          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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                                          What's nearby

                                          Tourist attractions

                                          • Santa Maria Novella - 100 m
                                          • Strozzi Palace - 300 m
                                          • Duomo - S.Maria del Fiore - - 400 m

                                          Popular areas

                                          • City Center - 200 m

                                          Places of interest

                                          • Officina Profumo Farmaceutica di Santa Maria Novella - 100 m
                                          • Via Dè Tornabuoni - 300 m
                                          • Die verzwickteste Wegeskreuzung der Welt - 300 m
                                          • Baptisterio - 400 m

                                          Train stations

                                          Amusement

                                          • River to River. Florence Indian Film Festival - 100 m
                                          • Odeon - 300 m
                                          • Cinema Gambrinus CineHall - 400 m

                                          Monuments and Landmarks

                                          • Ognissanti - 300 m
                                          • Santa Maria Maggiore - 300 m
                                          • Via Dè Tornabuoni - 300 m
                                          • Florence Baptistry - 400 m
                                          • Belltower by Giotto - 400 m

                                          Historical sites

                                          • Pallazzo Pitti - 200 m
                                          • Palazzo Vecchio - 400 m

                                          Museums

                                          • Palazzo strozzi - 300 m

                                          Local attractions

                                          • Folon e il Giardino delle Rose - 1.6 km
                                            Viale Giuseppe Poggi, 2, Florence
                                          • Basilica di San Miniato al Monte - 1.8 km
                                            Via del Monte alle Croci / Viale Galileo Galilei, Florence
                                          • Giardino degli Iris - 1.8 km
                                            Piazzale Michelangelo, Florence
                                          • Roman Theater and Civic Museum - 1.7 km
                                            Via Portigiani 1, Fiesole
                                          • Museo Enrico Caruso - 1.7 km
                                            Via di Bellosguardo 54, Lastra a Signa

                                          Near the hotel

                                          • Church of Santa Maria Novella - 50 m
                                            Piazza Santa Maria Novella, Florence
                                          • MNAF: Alinari National Museum of Photography - 70 m
                                            Piazza Santa Maria Novella 14r, Florence
                                          • Museo Marino Marini - 220 m
                                            Piazza San Pancrazio, Florence
                                          • Chiesa di Ognissanti - 300 m
                                            Borgo Ognissanti, 42, Florence
                                          • Museo di Santa Maria Novella - 30 m
                                            Piazza Santa Maria Novella, Florence
                                          • Duomo - Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore - 600 m
                                            via della Canonica, 1, Florence
                                          • Ognissanti - 290 m
                                            Piazza Ognissanti, Florence

                                          Restaurants nearby

                                          • Da il Latini - 240 m

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

                                            74% likes this, based on 1849 reviews
                                            Cuisine: Italian
                                            Price Range: GBP 21 - GBP 79

                                          • L'Osteria di Giovanni - 150 m

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

                                            79% likes this, based on 851 reviews
                                            Cuisine: Italian
                                            Price Range: GBP 26 - GBP 105

                                          • Il Bambola - 50 m

                                            Address: Piazza Maria Novello

                                            70% likes this, based on 33 reviews
                                            Cuisine: Italian

                                          • Buca Mario - 140 m

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

                                            69% likes this, based on 911 reviews
                                            Cuisine: Italian
                                            Price Range: GBP 45 - GBP 68

                                          • Shake Cafe - 40 m

                                            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

                                          ItalianHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedFlorenceGrand Hotel Minerva

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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 Florence location
                                          Show big map »

                                          Hotel Address:

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

                                          Get directions
                                          City Center
                                          • Florence
                                            300 m
                                          Airports
                                          Train Stations
                                          • Santa Maria Novella Train Station
                                            300 m
                                          • Bus stop
                                            100 m
                                          Restaurants
                                          • Da il Latini (cuisine: Italian)
                                            240 m
                                          • Buca Mario (cuisine: Italian)
                                            140 m
                                          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

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