This hotel has a great location on a busy central square. It is very close to the train station and has amazing views of the city. We had a spacious suite facing the Duomo. The rooftop terrace, although smaller than I expected, was lovely and also offered incredible views of the city. Due to it's central location, it gets noisy at night which can really interfere with a good nights rest. (I am a deep sleeper and am not easily bothered.) The hotel was in need of some "tender loving care." The beds were not comfortable, the furniture and carpeting was worn. The service was average. I did not prefer the buffet breakfast. While it offered a wide variety of food; the quality and taste was just average. I would not return to this hotel on future trips to Florence. While it did have its strong points, they just do not outweigh the down side. I also expected more from a hotel with this price tag.
- 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 97 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
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- Also Known As:
- Grand Hotel Florence