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Located in Santa Maria Novella, Grand Hotel Minerva is adjacent to Santa Maria Novella Basilica and Museum and within a 10-minute walk of other popular attractions like Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Flower. This 102-room, 4-star hotel has a restaurant, an outdoor pool, and free in-room WiFi. Centrally located in Florence, the hotel is also a short walk from Ponte Vecchio and Florence Baptistery.


Start your day off with breakfast, available for a fee. Order from room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room, or enjoy a bite to eat at the onsite restaurant.


All of Grand Hotel Minerva's 102 soundproofed rooms provide minibars, coffee makers, and free newspapers. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and TVs with satellite channels. Bathrooms offer hair dryers, free toiletries, and bidets. Safes, phones, and desks are other standard amenities.

Property features

Guests staying at Grand Hotel Minerva enjoy an outdoor pool, a rooftop terrace, and free WiFi in public areas. Valet parking is EUR 30 per night if you plan to drive, or hop aboard the airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for EUR 45 per vehicle one way. The front desk has multilingual staff on hand 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this boutique hotel include 5 meeting rooms, a business center, and a seasonal outdoor pool.


  • Walking distance to Santa Maria Novella Basilica and Museum and Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Flower
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Outdoor pool

Renovations & Closures

The following facilities are closed seasonally each year. They will be closed from 1 October to 30 April:
  • Swimming pool

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

Between May and September guests can soak up the sun and enjoy the city views from the rooftop solarium. The outdoor seasonal pool is open from May to September and cold drinks are served at the poolside bar. Over June and July the terrace also hosts live jazz accompanied by aperitifs. A marble-topped bar is also open over the summer serving a range of drinks and snacks. Alternatively, an American bar is open year-round in the reception area overlooking the piazza.

Featured amenities include free WiFi, meeting facilities, limo/town car service, and complimentary newspapers in the lobby. A roundtrip airport shuttle is available for a surcharge.

  • Use of nearby fitness center (discount) 
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge) 
  • Restaurant 
  • Airport transportation (surcharge) 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Total number of rooms - 102 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Babysitting or childcare 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Number of floors - 6 
  • Number of bars/lounges - 2 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 
  • Concierge services 
  • Pool umbrellas 
  • Business center 
  • Rooftop terrace 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Limo or Town Car service available 
  • Meeting rooms 5 
  • Valet parking (surcharge) 
  • Poolside bar 
  • Pool sun loungers 
  • Outdoor pool 
  • Outdoor seasonal pool 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Free WiFi 


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Valet parking (surcharge)

Room Amenities

Grand Hotel Minerva offers 102 air-conditioned accommodations with minibars and safes. Premium satellite television is provided. Bathrooms include bidets, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers.

Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless high-speed Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks, complimentary newspapers, and phones. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and blackout drapes/curtains. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered daily. Amenities available on request include in-room massages.

  • Premium TV channels 
  • Room service (limited hours) 
  • Air conditioning 
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning) 
  • Soundproofed rooms 
  • Blackout drapes/curtains 
  • Phone 
  • Minibar 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Turndown service 
  • Bidet 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • In-room massage available 
  • In-room childcare (surcharge) 
  • Desk 
  • Satellite TV service 
  • Television 
  • Free newspaper 
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available 
  • Free cribs/infant beds 
  • In-room safe 
  • Free WiFi 

Where to Eat

I Chiostri - Open from April to September, this restaurant serves a range of seasonal Mediterranean and Tuscan dishes and opens out onto a terrace overlooking the piazza for al fresco dining in fine weather. Open for lunch and dinner.

Nearby Things to Do

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the hotel; fees may apply.

  • Golfing nearby 
  • Bicycle rentals nearby 


To make special requests for accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom 
  • In-room accessibility 
  • Roll-in shower 

Hotel Policies


Special check-in instructions:

24-hour airport shuttle service is available. Contact the property in advance to get details.


Check-out time is noon

Payment types


  • Pets allowed for an extra charge of EUR 30 per accommodation, per stay
  • Restrictions apply
  • For more information contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

No rollaway/extra beds available

24-hour check-in

This property was recently renovated in February 2016. However, the following room types were not renovated: Classic Double Room, Superior Double or Twin Room, Double Room Single Use, Single Room, Classic Triple Room, Family Suite, and Family Duplex (Suite).


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:
  • A tax is imposed by the city: EUR 4.50 per person, per night, up to 7 nights. This tax does not apply to children under 12 years of age.
We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Breakfast fee: between EUR 15 and EUR 25 per person (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle fee: EUR 45 per vehicle (one way)
  • Valet parking fee: EUR 30 per night
  • Pet fee: EUR 30 per accommodation, per stay
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

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We should mention

All guests, including children, must be present at check-in and show their government-issued photo ID card or passport. Cash transactions at this property cannot exceed EUR 2999.99, due to national regulations. For further details, please contact the property using information in the booking confirmation. The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation. Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section).

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