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Grand Hotel Minerva

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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 a heated (28°C/83°F) open-air swimming pool (open from April to October). 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.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Business Centre with Internet Access
Breakfast included
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Dry Cleaning
Meeting Rooms
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Multilingual Staff
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Offers & Announcements:15% off room rate
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100Great for walkers
Grade: 100 out of 100
1289Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
492Attractionswithin 0.5 km
Piazza Santa Maria Novella 16, 50123, Florence Italy
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Getting there
Peretola Airport6 km
Gal Galilei Airport70 km
Alamanni-Stazione Santa Maria Novella7 min
Porta al Prato-Leopolda Parco della musica11 min
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All reviews rooftop pool piazza santa maria novella train station lovely square within walking distance family suite free mini bar lovely hotel perfect location few minutes walk superior room our honeymoon major attractions main sights central florence pastries on foot
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Reviewed 9 November 2018

I could not have been happier with the choice my girlfriend and I made on where to stay for our three day trip to Florence. From the moment we walked across the Piazza to the front door of Grand Hotel Minerva we felt relaxed and...More

Date of stay: November 2018
3  Thank Lanny G
Response from Filippo_Burroni, Direttore generale at Grand Hotel MinervaResponded 9 November 2018

Dear Lanny G, we are truly happy to have contributed to a successful Florence experience. Our city has a lot to give and we believe our hotel is situated in a strategic position to enjoy it at its best. I've been working here almost twenty...More

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Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

We had a lovely time at the Grand Hotel Minerva. The staff was very welcoming and friendly throughout our stay. The room was spacious and modern/recently renovated. The best part is the rooftop terrace with pool and bar. It was so wonderful to enjoy the...More

Date of stay: June 2018
4  Thank MichelleCynthia521
Reviewed 8 November 2018

We had a 6 day trip to Florence and chose this hotel as it had a rooftop pool, is close to all the main sights, railway station and located in a traffic-free square. The Grand Hotel Minerva is really stunning with excellently appointed rooms (although...More

Date of stay: June 2018
Thank Linda S
Response from Filippo_Burroni, Direttore generale at Grand Hotel MinervaResponded 8 November 2018

Dear Linda S, thank you for your kind words of appreciation. We are truly happy to know we contributed to a pleasant Florence experience. Please accept our apologies for substandard service at the rooftop bar. At the beginning of June we had to replace part...More

Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

I had a chance to stay at this hotel on my recent business trip. The location is ideal because it is close to so many of the historic areas and the hotel has been completely renovated so it is very beautiful. It has a beautiful...More

Date of stay: November 2018
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Response from Filippo_Burroni, General Manager at Grand Hotel MinervaResponded 6 November 2018

Dear Richard B, thank you for having stayed with us and for your kind review: we are happy to know that we positively contributed to your stay in Florence. I am sorry you did not fully enjoy our restaurant and apologize for any long wait...More

Reviewed 5 November 2018 via mobile

We absolutely loved our stay at Grand Hotel Minerva. The location is ideal, only minutes to the train station and within walking distance to every major tourist site. The hotel staff were incredibly helpful and welcoming. Our room was upgraded to a large suite and...More

Date of stay: October 2018
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Alice S
14 July 2018|
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Response from Filippo_Burroni | Property representative |
Dear Alice S., thank you for having contacted us. The swimming pool is only for hotel resident. The pool bar is open for non-resident, every day from 7.00pm. Best regards, Filippo
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20 June 2018|
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Yes, of course.
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Anastasia M
18 June 2018|
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Dear Anastasia, most of our rooms are with nice view and you have to book from Premium Florence View. Thank you. Filippo
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"Ask for a room facing the Square"
25 Oct 2018
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"The higher the room the better."
9 Sep 2018
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"Our rooms were very quiet & faced courtyard. The piazza is closed to vehicles so a city view room..."
12 Aug 2018
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"500 is a nice room facing sunset, otherwise ask for a room facing the square"
18 Jul 2018
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US$155 - US$506 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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