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Grand Hotel Minerva

Piazza Santa Maria Novella 16, 50123, Florence Italy
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Certificate of Excellence
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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Property amenities
Room service
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Banquet Room
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference Facilities
Dry Cleaning
Laundry Service
Meeting rooms
Multilingual Staff
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor pool
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Public Wifi
Wheelchair Access
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Air conditioning
Accessible rooms
Family Rooms
Non-smoking rooms
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Grade: 100 out of 100
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160Attractionswithin 0.5 km
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Wonderfully designed rooms, great staff, and a very nice breakfast room combine for a very nice experience. Close to central attractions including the Academia Gallery and the Uffizi Gallery, it’s well worth looking into.
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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 we would have
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Response from Filippo_Burroni, Direttore generale at Grand Hotel Minerva
Responded Nov. 8, 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 of our rooftop bar staff and it took some time to fine tune operations. It is very kind of you to say that the view partially made up for the unfruitful waiting time. We look forward to your next visit. With my kindest regards, Filippo Burroni - General Manager
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This excellent hotel is in a very convenient location, only a few minutes walk from the train station and bus and tram stops and also many of the top visitor attractions. The hotel is beautifully decorated with lots of fabulous art books in the public area for guests to leaf
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Perfect location for a beautiful hotel, everything looks recently renovated. Great rooms, bathroom and amenities, full breakfast and very attentive and kind service from front desk staff. Will stay definitely stay again!
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nice hotel in prime location, all main attraction such as museums are in walking distance also near to public transport facilities ( bus / train station ) in-case you want to explore Tuscany. the hotel room interior quite new, nice breakfast menu as well.friendly staffs the
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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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Does the pool stay open in October if the weather is still good?
Yes, of course.
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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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Breakfast is included for everyone and I must say it was absolutely the best we had while traveling!
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What is the garage parking like ?
You cannot park at the hotel/square, only for the period of packing. There is a parking service in hotel where you need to give them the key, so they take the car and park it in some nearby garage for I believe 30 EURs/night, which is quite high. It takes about 10-15 mins to get your car upon request. Also they take care of the license request not to receive any fines, as hotel is in a limited traffic zone. You may want to search for lower rate parking services nearby, I believe there are quite a few, however rates may be similar.
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"We had a room that faced the plaza which was beautiful but loud at night."
"Ask for a room facing the Square"
"The higher the room the better."
"Our rooms were very quiet & faced courtyard. The piazza is closed to vehicles so a city view room wouldn't be noisy at all."
"500 is a nice room facing sunset, otherwise ask for a room facing the square"
US$198 - US$669 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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ItalyTuscanyProvince of FlorenceFlorenceFlorence Historic CentreSanta Maria Novella
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