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Grand Hotel Minerva

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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.

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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...

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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...

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Coimbatore
Reviewed 10 July 2011

Located centrally and easy access to most tourist spots. Rooms were spacious but a little dated. They should modernise. Pool is really good. Internet was free. It is located in a very beautiful Square. Staff were very helpful.

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
Reviewed 9 July 2011

We stayed here for a few days in June 2011. The location is excellent - it is within walking distance of anything you would want to see in Florence. It is also just a couple blocks away from the train station - beware - there are multiple train stations in Florence. The Minerva is close to the Santa Maria Novella...

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New York
Reviewed 8 July 2011

We just returned from a stay at the Grand Hotel Minerva and would recommend it for anyone traveling to Florence during the heat of the summer. This is one of the few hotels located within the city center that has an outdoor pool. It's a welcome evening treat to be able to jump in the pool, have a drink and...

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 July 2011

Couldn't fault it at all. Excellent location right near the main train station and the Piazza Santa Maria is excellent, quite lively but not too loud with nice restaurants. All major sites are in walking distance. Pool was just what we needed as well after walking round in the heat all day - in fact some days we spent most...

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Hoboken, New Jersey
Reviewed 5 July 2011

I stayed at the Hotel Grand Minerva Florence with my niece and nephew who are 13 and 14. The staff were so helpful and friendly. The pool, although small was a welcome relief after touring around Rome for 3 days in the heat. I would definitely re ommend this hotel.

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Brussels, Belgium
Reviewed 1 July 2011

AMong the best choices if you want to visit Florence. The location is perfect, close to the Railway Station, and walking distance from the main tourist attractions. The hotel is quite comfortable, rooms are spacious and nicely decorated, the breakfast is good, and the people are helpful. There is a very nice terrace on top of the hotel with a...

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Bluffton SC
Reviewed 30 June 2011

Stayed at this hotel for 3 nights June 25-28 and we loved it's old world charm. Location is the best, right on the gorgeous Santa Maria Novella Piazza...walking distance to all the sites, the Arno River. Great restaurants in the area as well. Rooms are very comfortable and the rates include a fabulous breakfast. The roof top pool area is...

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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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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Restaurant
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Minibar
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  • Free Breakfast
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  • Meeting Rooms
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  • Multilingual Staff
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  • 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: $149 - $530 (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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“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
“Ask for refurbished room overlooking the Piazza”
 of 5 bubbles Crezzie, 15 Nov 2016 | Read review
“If you're a light sleeper, ask for the quieter room, if they have any. Rooms over the square can get loud, and the walls can seem thin.”
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 of 5 bubbles Rachelg, 23 Oct 2016 | Read review
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