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Grand Hotel Minerva

#74 of 457 Hotels in Florence
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Piazza Santa Maria Novella 16, 50123 Florence, Italy
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

Excellent location in a quiet plaza within 10-15 minutes walk from all the main tourist sights. We had an excellent room in the refurbished part of the the hotel - very quiet (even the air con was quiet!), nice bathroom and spacious enough for a standard hotel room. The hotel is not too big and impersonal - all reception and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

Hotel is old Italian charm with modern facilities. Roof top pool, Prosecco time and excellent service all added to the overall ambience. Breakfast was a feast not to be missed! Would recommend and will re-visit in the future.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We (two adults and a child) arrived by train and were delighted to find this hotel literally 5 minutes walk away in a wonderful open square with great views of the cityscape. The hotel staff were extremely helpful and had helped us arrange a couple of guided tours all arranged email. We had a great room with a balcony overlooking... More 

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Rome, Italy
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I had booked a cancellable reservation with Hotel Minerva at the end of August when we were dropping our daughter to attend University there for the year. The day by which I was meant to cancel, we were at the Expo in Milan and my phone died. When I returned to our hotel, I emailed booking to ask them to... More 

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sfusaro, Responsabile reception at Grand Hotel Minerva, responded to this review

Dear Mrs L. I am forced to state right away that we consider the contents of this review as unacceptable since it contains a large number of inaccuracies and misleading assumptions. I hope our mutual readers will pardon my “bullet point” style. You could have cancelled your reservation with no penalty within Aug 22nd. Your first contact with the hotel... More 

Irvine, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A fabulous hotel on a lovely square. Our room was a good size with tea, coffee making facilities. We were in the new part of the hotel and our room was very quiet. Spotlessly clean with towels changed daily. Breakfast had a good choice to set you up for a days sightseeing in this beautiful city. The staff were all... More 

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Galway, Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This hotel was so perfect for our family of five. It's location near the station, beside the Basilica of Santa Maria Nouvella. Close to all the attractions and facing a large lovely square where buskers played in the evening could not have been better. Our room was huge. It was so great to be able to comfortably fit all of... More 

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Lethbridge, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The rooms were clean. There was a really big window facing the square and domo. The place also had air conditioning. It is an old place that has been updated I thought it was great. I liked the rooftop pool it had a great view and people from all over the world. Lots of activity on the square below. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel was spotless. Beautifully decorated. Location is perfect, walking distance for most shops, train station. The piazza is beautiful with free entertainment. Romantic spot would love to return! The pool and bar on the roof offer great views of the city!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This a lovely, small and personel hotel with a fantastic location. There is a cute open square in front that is full of life in the evenings. Everything is a 5-10 minute walk, the staff are very friendly and helpful, and the breakfasts very good. The rooftop bar and pool is nice to hang out in the late evenings. I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were in Florence for a long weekend, and we could not have found a better hotel. Very close to the station and all the main attractions, with a wonderful view from the roof towards the Duomo. Well appointed rooms, always attentive staff, and an excellent roof top bar with a view. Free wifi and a great breakfast buffet. We... More 

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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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