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Grand Hotel Minerva

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 June 2011

I stayed at this Hotel several time now, for business reason. I like Santa Maria Novella Square and is so convenient when you travel by train and also allow you to reach any central location on foot. The Hotel has good standards, rooms are simple and old fashion, but good size and very clean. Buffet breakfast is really good and...

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FilippoBurroni, Direttore generale at Grand Hotel Minerva, responded to this review

Dear Guest, I am truly happy to announce that the bad smell issue has been solved about one month ago (in fact it was still there last time you stayed here in February) and I thank you for giving me the opportunity to an explanation. This situation was actually due to some missing parts on the draining system on our...

Oslo, Norway
Reviewed 18 June 2011

I had already stayed at this hotel once, in January, in a single room overlooking the Piazza Santa Maria Novella. I really liked the hotel and the location. Close to the main railway and bus station, without traffic noise, and overlooking historical monuments. When I checked in I asked for the same kind of room, overlooking the piazza. It was...

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Fairfax, Virginia
Reviewed 17 June 2011

My parents and I enjoyed 2 nights at the Grand Minerva hotel in Florence and our stay was tremendous. The hotel is situated in a perfect location (in the Piazza Santa Maria Novella) close to the Duomo and an easy walk to the Ponte Vecchio. The hotel is clean, well managed and has a fantastic breakfast buffet. The free wifi...

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Houston, Texas
Reviewed 15 June 2011

We departed the Santa Maria Novella train station and found the hotel an easy walk in a beautiful plaza. The rooms and lobby area was very clean and modern, the front desk staff was awesome-they booked a reservation for the Uffizi museum at the time we requested and even chilled our Lemoncella liquor for us. The pool area was beautiful...

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
Reviewed 14 June 2011

Close to train station. Close to attractions. Staff very nice. Will help you in anything you need. Nice breakfast buffet. I had a superior room.Very Big.

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Dublin
Reviewed 14 June 2011

My husband and I attended a wedding in Florence recently and stayed at the Grand Minerva Hotel. The hotel is in a great location just a few minutes from train station. Rooms were very nice, spacious and very clean. The bathroom was a great size. The breakfast was very good, all you could want. The staff were always helpful and...

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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Reviewed 13 June 2011

Great spot for doing Florence on foot. Room overlooked plaza and nearby rooftop gardens. Was great.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 13 June 2011

My single room was really tiny. Bathroom was tiny too. It was like living in my walk-in closet back home in Minnesota. The hotel itself is old. A lot of wear and tear. I could hear a lot hallway noises. The pool is tiny, but it has a great rooftop view. Grand Hotel Minerva is due for a major upgrade....

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FilippoBurroni, Direttore generale at Grand Hotel Minerva, responded to this review

Dear Guest, let me first of all thank you for booking our hotel and for having stayed with us even if the room you were assigned was not up to your expectations. It is true, our single rooms are tiny (about 14 square metres / 150 square feet) but nicely equipped. We have just a few of them available: for...

Brescia, Italy
Reviewed 5 June 2011

The position is just fantastic, step out of the hotel and you're not in the middle of the square ... you're just in Santa Maria Novella Church. It's also close to go by foot to Piazza della Signoria and Piazza Duomo. The room furniture is very good. Very clean, large bedrooms and absolutly relaxing (one of the best bed I've...

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Tasmania, Australia
Reviewed 1 June 2011

We spent 2 nights here in late May. Location was great...close to most of the major attractions, just around the corner from the railway station, and on the Piazza de Maria Santa Novella. Rooftop pool and bar really attractive and offered great views. Breakfast was included in our rate and was really good with full hot/cold options and with plenty...

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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 )
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
  • 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: $340 - $800 (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:
#34 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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