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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 461 hotels in Florence
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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London, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
10 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Stayed here for 4 nights when in Florence for a wedding. The location is great, right in the middle of town, near the railway (although don't let that put you off as i didn't hear a train once) and within clear sight of the Duomo. Hotel was very welcoming and staff really friendly. we had B&B and the breakfast was... More

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Kendal, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My husband and I have just spent 4 days here celebrating out silver wedding anniversary. The hotel is really well situated in the lovely Santa Maria Novella Piazza, which is just a few minutes walk from the train and bus station. The room was overlooking the Piazza, great for people watching, and clean and comfortable. The linen was changed daily... More

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Worcester, United Kingdom
16 reviews 16 reviews
9 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Stayed here for 4 days with my family and the staff were wonderful. Everything within short walking distance within this beautiful laid back city. Fantastic breakfast at the hotel and the restaurant in the evening was excellent too. The square was a great place for the kids to run around. Just what we wanted.

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Sydney, Australia
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great location, took the advice from one of the reviewer and asked for a room facing the piazza and got one. But beware of mosquitoes when the windows are opened. Beds are fine and bathroom is basic and adequate. Very good breakfast

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Rochester, New York
17 reviews 17 reviews
9 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This hotel is a short walk from the central train station. It is located on a lovely plaza beside the Santa Maria Novella Church. We loved returning to this beautiful setting each evening. And, unlike the rest of tourist-driven Florence, in this plaza there were typically only a few handfuls of people enjoying some very good street musicians. The hotel... More

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Los Angeles, California
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26 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I booked a $500/nt family suite for 5 nights at this hotel. We were first put into a suite with a strange floor plan. You open the door, and there is a flight of stairs going up immediately in front of you (not good for families with young kids). At the top of the stairs there are two single beds... More

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Cleveland, Ohio
16 reviews 16 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here for 3 nights with Perillo tours. Our room looked out onto the square. It was beautiful at night seeing people sitting out on the piazza talking, with shops and restaurants in sight. The room was small but clean, and we were within walking distance of most sights. There is a roof-top pool which gives you a beautiful... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed with a family of six in the duplex suite and it was great. Rooftop pool was a great way to relax at the end of the day and the kids loved it. Breakfast was awesome and the staff couldn't be more friendly. Location is a short walk from the train so you don't need a taxi or car.... More

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5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We wanted a romantic break on Florence - and we got one!! The hotel is located in a stunning Piazza filled with roses. The beautiful rooftop pool and terrace are open til midnight, with a bar and super-helpful staff. The view of the city is breathtaking - literally a block from the Duomo, the Uffizi and the river. We were... More

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13 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The place is ideal for people who arrive by train since it is close to the main station. For people arriving with the car the way to the hotel is a bit cumbersome. The hotel inside is a bit run down and lacks style, although the place is clean. There are no doubt better value options in Florence.

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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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