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Grand Hotel Minerva

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Piazza Santa Maria Novella 16, 50123 Florence, Italy
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Ranked #68 of 461 hotels in Florence
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed today
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Mexico City, Mexico
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

Nice, if slightly expensive hotel. Excellent breakfast buffet included. Decent free wifi. Comfortable beds. Incredible rooftop view with pool. 3 blocks from train station and walking distance to all the sights. Accommodating staff who helped with medical issue.

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Scotland, UK
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We did not actually stay at this hotel so I cannot comment on rooms etc, but made a reservation for aperitivo on the rooftop bar with apparant 360 views of Florence.please note,u cannot even get onto this terrace without a reservation. Upon arrival we were shown to our table & were somewhat underwhelmed by the view,I could see a tiny... More

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Santa Barbara, California
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51 reviews 51 reviews
9 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I have to think the glowing reviews of this hotel are either fake or are coming from people who've never stayed at a decent hotel. Where do I start? We stayed here for four nights in July. The room was worn out and grimy, beat up furnishings, tiny bathroom, and the bed was uncomfortable. The air conditioning worked well, and... More

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great location,within easy walking distance of all the main sights.Really helpful hotel staff, lovely restaurant and fantastic rooftop pool, with amazing views over the city. Would definitely recommend this hotel, we had a lovely stay. Thank you

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Great Neck, N.Y.
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I booked this on Booking.com for my family with kids for 3 nights. This great hotel exceeded all expectations. We had a spacious suite facing the Duomo and piazza. We could walk everywhere and took the train from the station which is right near the hotel. Restaurants were close. The breakfast was excellent and plentiful. The rooftop pool area was... More

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47 reviews 47 reviews
35 hotel reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a very average city 4 star even though I got a very good deal booking direct The rooms are a bit tired and bathrooms have old and failing taps etc but the biggest problem are the beds. Old sprung mattresses that have seen better days and pillows that are two bits of hard foam - shut your eyes... More

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Washington, DC
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22 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were traveling with an adult daughter and needed a room that could accommodate all three of us. Our travel agent booked us in the Grand Hotel Minerva, and we could not have been more pleased. The room had a double bed, and a sleep sofa that folded out into a single bed, and a curtain to separate the two.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We arrived as a family of five (3 teenage daughters) after 2 days in Venice. A very short walk from the train station with huge bags - no problem! I had emailed the staff for walking directions and they were EXACT. Specific landmarks helped. The hotel had a rooftop (small) pool with a slightly modern rooftop terrace bar which has... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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205 reviews 205 reviews
57 hotel reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We only had dinner on the outdoor terrace there - did not stay at the hotel - but what an experience! Fantastic location - just opposite the facade of Santa Maria Novella church - , great and professional service, fantastic food - possibly the best Fiorentina T-bone steak I ever had in Florence. My daughters were impressed - but all... More

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Audubon, New Jersey
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60 reviews 60 reviews
11 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a lovely hotel for our stay in Florence. Our room very nice, clean, comfortable and quiet, a real winner among the hotels we visited in Italy. Staff was friendly and attentive, and very helpful when we ask questions about the area and how to get around. The location is perfect for walking to the many attractions in Florence,... More

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Address: Piazza Santa Maria Novella 16, 50123 Florence, Italy
Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Grand Hotel Minerva 4*
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Grand Hotel Minerva 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. Wi-fi is free in all common areas and rooms. ... more   less 
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