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Grand Hotel Minerva

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London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great hotel in good location. Great roof top bar and pool. Not great for disabled with limited lift access. Breakfast average American breakfast. Staff reliable and good with local knowledge and advice

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Thank Chrissiepc
Filippo_Burroni, Direttore generale at Grand Hotel Minerva, responded to this review

Dear Chrissiepc, Thank you for having stayed with us and for your generous evaluation of our hotel and services. I am unsure about your statement regarding lift and disabled persons. Our rooftop is reached by one of our two elevators and it is the same elevator serving the rooms equipped for access with a wheelchair. The rooftop terrace has some... More 

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18 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Right on the Piazza Santa Maria Novella, this hotel is perfectly situated in Florence. It's not directly in the city center, so we found that the food options were better near the hotel, and Florence is such a walkable city that we never felt far from anything. It's also close to the train station which was nice on our last... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

From the moment you step into the Piazza di Santa Maria Novella and spy the Grand Hotel Minerva you know you are in for a treat. The staff went above and beyond to ensure that we had a memorable wedding anniversary with an upgrade to their unique suite. It was a room fit for a king and queen and we... More 

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Thank MrandMrsK2012
Filippo_Burroni, General Manager at Grand Hotel Minerva, responded to this review

Dear MrandMrsK, we are truly happy to have contributed to a nice wedding anniversary. Our hotel offers some unique solutions (most of them bookable only on our official website) among which the Suite in which you stayed. When possible we’re always happy to upgrade our guests, particularly if they are traveling on a special occasion, but if you want to... More 

London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Having lived in the city a few years ago, this hotel has been my all time favourites. The rooms can be spacious and comfortable with beautiful view of the city. I am particularly impressed by the cocktails prepared by members of the bar staff, Lorenzo and Amine. I would definitely return to this hotel again and again.

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Thank SaintPaulDeVence
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed our stay at the Grand Hotel Minerva. Our room was very nice, but the bathroom was very basic. I think we had one that hadn't been updated. Enjoyed the pool and terrace and location on the Santa Maria novella piazza, which is beautiful. Complimentary breakfast is also really well done.

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Valley Spring, Texas
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91 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was the perfect hotel for us on our visit to Florence. The location was great for walking to all the places we wanted to visit, the hotel has a great feel, and the rooms were spacious, comfortable, and well appointed. The staff here were among the best of those we encountered anywhere in Italy or Switzerland during our most... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were unlucky, and the reservation to the original hotel was cancelled. However, lucky enough to be transferred to Grand Hotel Minerva. Great service and help, they gave us the last room available. We were pleased to see that Hotel Minerva had an amazing rooftop With pool bar and the most amazing view I have ever seen. The room was... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My mother and I chose this hotel for our first holiday together in 15 years. What a choice! The hotel itself is really easy to locate, just a short walk from the Santa Maria Novella train station in the SMN piazza. This piazza is a little quieter than the other piazza's in Florence with less street sellers and more of... More 

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Thank pristinechaos
Filippo_Burroni, Direttore generale at Grand Hotel Minerva, responded to this review

Dear pristinechaos, We are really glad that we contributed to your having a nice stay in Florence. Your statement of coming back here after having tried several other hotels in Florence gives us a great responsibility and we will do our best not to disappoint you when you’ll be back here. In the meantime we won’t stop to try and... More 

Paris, France
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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful terrace located on the top floor of the Minera Hotel is the perfect place for aperitivo! 12€ for the cocktail of your choice and a selection of aperitivo. The view over Florence is stunning and the atmosphere is peaceful and relaxing - a must-do in the city!

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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My daughter and I stayed for two nights in a remarkable, high-ceilinged, fresco adorned chamber. I must say that every little detail in this hotel is charming. We loved the view onto the piazza out our front shuttered window, the bed and its fine linens gave great comfort after a day's sojourn through the magical streets of Florence. Front desk... 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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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Hot Tub
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Room Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Free Breakfast
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
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
Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence > Santa Maria Novella
Price Range: $139 - $707 (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:
#35 Luxury Hotel in Florence
#39 Family Hotel in Florence
#47 Business Hotel in Florence
#61 Romantic Hotel in Florence
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