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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 #75 of 460 Hotels in Florence
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was my first trip to Europe, specifically to Italy and the first stop was Firenze. Our travel agent was the best and got us this beautiful hotel, convenient to the train station and close to everything. I am big on service and everyone was nice, professional and offered up suggestions even when not asked. We had a room overlooking... More

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Toronto, Canada
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Pros: 1. Location. Located within the heart of Florence. Within walking distance of the train station 2. Pool and view from the roof. Cons: 1. There was no in-room safe 2. The "drop zone" for the toilet was not in water. Therefore, one needs to clean the area manually. Not good to clean your own droppings from a grand hotel... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We just stayed in the Grand Minerva in Florence. Room 107 had 25 foot ceilings with frescoes on them! Amazing place though the room is dated and needs new furnishings. Very nice staff though. Sorry to say but there is a moldy smell and the door is flimsy but still very unusual.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We took the coach from Pisa Airport to Florence which stops at Santa Maria Novella Station. This hotel is a stones throw from the station which is ideal and yet the hotel is away from the hustle and bustle of the station and right on the Santa Maria Novella Square which is gorgeous! We had a stunning room on the... More

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Hoylake
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel is in a great spot, handy for the station, the main sights and bars/restaurants. The staff are friendly and the reception staff speak good English. The roof-top pool is small and shallow as you'd expect, really, but the view from pool-side is amazing. The room itself was lovely. We tried the special tasting menu in the restaurant and... More

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

Dear Guests, thank you very much for having chosen our hotel for your stay in Florence and for your benevolent review. Just a small note on our tasting menu: we have elaborated it in partnership with Marchesi Antinori, one of the best wineries of Tuscany. Some of the readers may be familiar with one of their top labels, “Tignanello”, which... More

ANAHEIM
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The best thing about this hotel is the location. The hotel staff is very good and the food is good as well. The only thing this hotel needs is a renovation. If has been since 1999 since the rooms were totally renovated. If that was done this hotel would be a four to five star hotel.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Small bathroom, but they furnished wash cloths which is different from most Italian hotels. Clean, friendly and helpful. Close to shopping and restaurants. Easy walking. Only complaint, The computers for the costumers were antiques and very slow.

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Paris
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5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I cannot describe how lovely it was to take an early morning swim in the rooftop pool of this hotel and gaze and the stunning Florence skyline. The bells were ringing, swifts were dipping and flying overhead and all was right with the world. It is centrally placed for all the sights, the staff were so kind and welcoming and... More

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Warsash, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The good stuff: - great location right next to the Santa Maria Novella and a short walk from the Station - easy access/walking distance to Duomo, Ufizzi, etc. - amazing, roof top terrace with superb views across the city (well equipped with pool, bar and late night tapas) - friendly staff; very welcoming and efficient - good breakfast Areas that... More

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

Dear Guests, thank you for having chosen our property for such an important event. I am sorry that the accommodation given has not proven satisfactory. I have reviewed all records for room 121 in august and the only reservation corresponding to the description of your stay is for a Classic Double and not a Superior. This was done with the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have just returned from a week staying here - and will definitely return. You cannot beat the location - right next door to Santa Maria Novella and just a short walk to everywhere you want to go. Fabulous rooftop pool with a breathtaking view towards the Duomo and the amazing Florentine skyline. There's an elegant bar area and service... 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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