$134 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Jan 7, 2015 Check-out: Jan 9, 2015

Grand Hotel Minerva Florence

4 stars
Piazza Santa Maria Novella, 16, Florence, 50123
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.3
out of 5
8 reviews
The BEST in Florence

Great location for ALL things in Florence. Wonderful views. Helpful staff. Absolutely perfect!! See full review

  • sphillips
  • Oct 18, 2011
A Room with a View (of the Duomo)

We loved our stay at this hotel. It is centrally located, very nice spotless room which we were... See full review

  • Anonymous
  • Jun 16, 2010
Prestigious and elegant 4-star hotel in Piazza Santa Maria Novella
With its prestigious location on the Piazza Santa Maria Novella, the Grand Hotel Minerva has been welcoming some of the world's most noted celebrities and dignitaries for decades. Grace and elegance define the hotel, with a rooftop garden and swimming pool that offer magnificent panoramic views of the city. Guest rooms are attractive and spacious with a range of amenities, while an on-site restaurant serves tasty Tuscan cuisine in a refined setting.
Highlights
  • Seasonal swimming pool and solarium
  • Elegant restaurant overlooking an interior garden
  • Situated on the Piazza Santa Maria Novella
Rooms
Guest rooms at the Grand Hotel Minerva are attractively decorated with every modern convenience and amenity, including direct dial telephone, mini-bar, safe deposit box, satellite TV, air conditioning, centralized music system, tea and coffee making facilities, Internet access (fees apply) and laundry service (fees apply).
Features
For decades, the Grand Hotel Minerva has been welcoming the world's most discerning travelers, with its refined elegance that has come to define deluxe Florentine hospitality. Occupying a prime location in Piazza Santa Maria Novella, the hotel is the ideal base from which to discover all of Florence's cultural charms and attractions. Rooms are comfortable and spacious and include every modern convenience and amenity, suitable retreats for both business and leisure travelers. A fifth floor terrace affords magnificent panoramic views of the city, while a seasonal swimming pool refreshes and reinvigorates the weariest traveler.

The on-site restaurant Chostri, which overlooks the garden, serves authentic Tuscan cuisine and accommodates up to 120 people, a convenient choice for business conferences as well as family celebrations.
Transportation
  • Florence Airport (5.4 mi/8.9 km)
  • Santa Maria Novella train station (0.4 mi/0.7 km)
Attractions
  • Duomo and Baptistery (0.5 mi/0.9 km)
  • Uffizi Gallery (0.5 mi/0.9 km)
  • Michelangelo's David (0.7 mi/ 1.1 km)
Business
  • Six sun-lit meeting rooms
  • Audio/visual equipment rental
  • Office and translation services available upon request

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Grand Hotel Minerva Florence Rooms

Classic Double Room
The bedding option for the room is one double bed or one twin bed. Room offers air conditioning, alarm clock, bathroom amenities, cable / satellite TV, color TV, ensuite / private bathroom, hairdryer, heating, internet access, laundry service (extra charge), mini bar, non-smoking rooms, pay TV, pay per view movies, radio, room service, safe in room, tea and coffee making facilities, telephone and valet service.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Pool
General
Concierge
Pet friendly
Activities
Pool
Dining
Restaurant
Services
Business center
Conference facilities
Internet
WiFi
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities

Nearby points of interest

  • Church of Santa Maria Novella: 0.1 mi
  • Santa Maria Novella Train station: 0.1 mi
  • Santa Maria Novela Basilica: 0.3 mi
  • Medici Chapels (Cappelle Medicee): 0.3 mi
  • Basilica di San Lorenzo: 0.3 mi
  • Museo di Palazzo Davanzati: 0.3 mi
  • Piazza della Repubblica: 0.3 mi
  • Laurentian Library (Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana): 0.3 mi
  • Giotto's Bell Tower (Campanile di Giotto): 0.3 mi
  • Centro Storico: 0.3 mi
  • Piazza del Duomo: 0.3 mi
  • Mercato Centrale: 0.3 mi
  • Duomo - Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore: 0.4 mi
  • Duomo Museum (Museo dell'Opera del Duomo): 0.4 mi
  • Piazza della Signoria: 0.4 mi
  • Church of Santa Maria Novella: 0.1 mi
  • Santa Maria Novella Train station: 0.1 mi
  • Santa Maria Novela Basilica: 0.3 mi
  • Medici Chapels (Cappelle Medicee): 0.3 mi
  • Basilica di San Lorenzo: 0.3 mi
  • Museo di Palazzo Davanzati: 0.3 mi
  • Piazza della Repubblica: 0.3 mi
  • Laurentian Library (Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana): 0.3 mi
  • Giotto's Bell Tower (Campanile di Giotto): 0.3 mi
  • Centro Storico: 0.3 mi
  • Piazza del Duomo: 0.3 mi
  • Mercato Centrale: 0.3 mi
  • Duomo - Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore: 0.4 mi
  • Duomo Museum (Museo dell'Opera del Duomo): 0.4 mi
  • Piazza della Signoria: 0.4 mi
  • Pitti Palace: 0.4 mi
  • Corridoio Vasariano: 0.4 mi
  • Basilica Of San Lorenzo: 0.4 mi
  • Uffizi Gallery (Galleria degli Uffizi): 0.5 mi
  • Museo Galileo - Institute and Museum of the History of Science: 0.5 mi
  • Museo Nazionale del Bargello (Bargello Museum): 0.5 mi
  • Galleria dell'Accademia: 0.6 mi
  • Palazzo Vecchio: 0.6 mi
  • Boboli Gardens: 0.6 mi
  • Museo di San Marco: 0.6 mi
  • Giardino Corsi: 0.6 mi
  • Piazza San Marco: 0.7 mi
  • Basilica di Santa Croce: 0.7 mi
  • Sinagoga di Firenze e Museo ebraico: 0.8 mi
  • Piazzale Michelangelo: 1 mi
  • Cimitero Delle Porte Sante: 1.1 mi
  • Giardino Della Gherardesca: 1.1 mi
  • Basilica di San Miniato al Monte: 1.3 mi
  • Artemio Franchi Stadium: 1.6 mi
  • Museo Stibbert: 1.6 mi
  • Fiesole: 3.2 mi
  • Baptistry (Battistero): 42.8 mi

Dining

Restaurant
I "chiostri" with its large spaces decorated with beautiful paintings and illuminated by large glass windows that face the internal garden may host up to 180 people. From April to October the patio in piazza Santa Maria novella offers summer dishes along with the main menu. The cuisine offers some of the best traditionally Mediterranean and Tuscan dishes reinterpreted by chef prepared using modern techniques which exalt the ingredients.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1400
Check-out:
1200

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (8)

Ratings and reviews for Grand Hotel Minerva Florence

Overall score

4.3 / 5
5.01.0
8 out of 8
Amenities:
4.4
Room cleanliness:
4.5
Hotel staff:
4.6
Room comfort:
4.3
Location:
4.4
Value:
3.9

88% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
sphillips
Business
TN
Oct 18, 2011

The BEST in Florence

Great location for ALL things in Florence. Wonderful views. Helpful staff. Absolutely perfect!!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Pendleton, OR
Jun 16, 2010

A Room with a View (of the Duomo)

We loved our stay at this hotel. It is centrally located, very nice spotless room which we were able to upgrade for a room right on the square with a view of the Duomo for only 30 Euros extra. We were centrally located and able to walk everywhere. Our pleasant hotel room was a good place to hang out when tired.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Time-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

We had planned to leave from the Rome airport on a noon flight and were able to spend our last night in Florence, walk around the corner to get a 8:00 am train to Rome termini station and then get a cab to the airport to arrive in plenty of time for the flight. This allowed us to avoid the not so great area around Fiumicino airport (read the reviews and decide for yourself.)

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Review of Grand Hotel Minerva Florence

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
New York, NY
Sep 10, 2007

under construction

The hotel faces a Piazza that is torn up. Dirt and noise abound in the area. Approximately 100 immigrants are sitting in the street and lined up in the only walkway near the hotel.It felt dangerous. The room for $300+ was tiny.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
3
Location:
2
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Grand Hotel Minerva Florence

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
crndo
Business
CA
Dec 31, 2011

great location

We had a great time at this hotel. We got a room with the view of the square and it was within walking distance from all the major tourist sites we wanted to check out. It was also within walking distance from all kinds of eateries and market places. We found delicious gelato right around the corner and two fantastic trattorias less than 10 min walk away. The hotel staff was helpful and the view from the roof top was fantastic. The room, facility, and amenities do show their age. But everything is kept clean.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Grand Hotel Minerva Florence

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Washington, DC
Apr 27, 2010

hotel minerva

The service was great. Very convenient to train, bus and plane.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Grand Hotel Minerva Florence

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
macfamilytx
Business
Houston, TX, USA
Sep 19, 2011

Perfectly Located

This hotel had a perfection location right on the square and within walking distance to the train station as well as everywhere else!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Grand Hotel Minerva Florence

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
NYC
May 5, 2010

Great hotel in the heart of the city

Very nice hotel located behind Cathedral SMN near the train station. Despite the busy area, the hotel was tranquil and sheltered from the city noise. Staff was very friendly and helpful. Very close walk to the Duomo (5-10min) and Uffizi (10-15min).

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Grand Hotel Minerva Florence

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
New York, NY
Nov 2, 2009

Good Stay in Florence

The hotel was nice and the staff was very helpful. A bit noisy being right on the piazza. Breakfast was pretty good.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Time-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

Very close to the train station, so it was very easy getting in and out of Florence.

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