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Grand Hotel Minerva

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Kent
Reviewed 29 July 2011

My wife and I stayed at the Hotel in June, and found the location for Rail, shopping, sightseeing and restaurants very good. We arrived by rail from Venice, and the hotel is only a very short walk from the SMN station. Easy walking distance to the leather markets around the Piazza San Lorenzo and the main shopping streets around the...

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sfusaro, Direttore generale at Grand Hotel Minerva, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Let me first of all thank you for having been with us and for your extensive review. I am really sorry that you have not been satisfied with your room. I would like to spend a couple of words about our room types and their features. Classic Double is our basic type of room and is at least...

london
Reviewed 27 July 2011

Stayed here with a friend this month (July) for 4 days, wanted to indulge ourselves in a bit of relaxation and sightseeing. Also wanted a hotel that had a pool as weather known to be hot and sticky in summer months. Fabulous location for museums and galleries, easy walking distance to everywhere. Staff brilliant, especially Roberta who went out of...

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Charlottesville, Virginia
Reviewed 21 July 2011

Staff incredibly professional and helpful. Not only stored baggage (standard), but had it in our (upgraded gorgeous suite room) for us when we returned. Breakfast/brunch excellent included full cooked and continental including mimosa. Lovely views from rooftoop swimming pool/terrace.

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London
Reviewed 19 July 2011

We stayed here for 4 days as we were in Florence for a wedding. The location could not have been better, as its a 4 minute walk from the train station! The lobby was welcoming, and the staff very friendly, but we found the rooms very tired. We were on the 2nd Floor by the stairs, and although our room...

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FilippoBurroni, Direttore generale at Grand Hotel Minerva, responded to this review

Dear Guests, thank you for having been with us and for your engaging review. I am truly sorry that a technical inconvenience has troubled your stay and I hope you will accept my apologies for not having been able to solve the problem while you still were at our property. On the other hand I am pleased that you enjoyed...

Copenhagen, Denmark
Reviewed 18 July 2011

We stayed at this lovely hotel in the centre of Florence. Everything was perfect: The lunch at the roof terrace, the view of the city both in day and night light, the service from the staff, the parking service and the breakfast. Quite expensive but definitly worth it all.

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 July 2011

A beautiful hotel with a magnificent roof top swimming pool with bar overlooking Florence. The rooms were very clean and the staff were very helpful especially the reception staff. The buffet style breakfast set us up for a day exploring the city with all the attractions within easy walking distance from the hotel. Will return again.

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California
Reviewed 12 July 2011

Great location, great pool, great views, good service, nice price. They deliver breakfast to your room for 5E per person...bacon, eggs, croissants, american coffee, etc...great if you have kids you've kept out until midnight. The view from our balcony was outstanding. High fifth floor near the pool on the roof. Suggestion would be to take a 45 minute bus or...

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Morristown, New Jersey
Reviewed 10 July 2011

My husband and I stayed at the Grand Hotel Minerva for three nights in July 2011 and were so pleased with the location and the service at the hotel. We found this hotel through Tripadvisor and the reviews and pictures were so helpful in making our decision. Our room was bright and clean and the rooftop pool and views of...

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Coimbatore
Reviewed 10 July 2011

Located centrally and easy access to most tourist spots. Rooms were spacious but a little dated. They should modernise. Pool is really good. Internet was free. It is located in a very beautiful Square. Staff were very helpful.

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
Reviewed 9 July 2011

We stayed here for a few days in June 2011. The location is excellent - it is within walking distance of anything you would want to see in Florence. It is also just a couple blocks away from the train station - beware - there are multiple train stations in Florence. The Minerva is close to the Santa Maria Novella...

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Staying in Santa Maria Novella

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Santa Maria Novella
Santa Maria Novella train station welcomes the majority of the people arriving in Florence, which might explain the hectic pace. Commuters and tourists come across the constant hustle and bustle of the station before exiting, taking a few steps and stopping amazed in Piazza di Santa Maria Novella. It is impossible not to admire the the square, housing one of the most charming basilicas in Florence. The area has plenty of local spots to taste Tuscan specialties, but don’t stop in the main streets alone; the narrower side streets always ensure satisfaction. The huge Parco Delle Cascine provides a solution to the need for a green area as well as a historic welcome in the form of a bronze statue of King Vittorio Emanuele II riding a horse.
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Room Service
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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 102 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 

Additional Information about Grand Hotel Minerva

Address: Piazza Santa Maria Novella 16, 50123, Florence, Italy
Region: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence > Santa Maria Novella
Price Range: $276 - $757 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Grand Hotel Minerva 4*
Number of rooms: 100
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Also Known As:
Grand Hotel Florence
Hotel Style:
#34 Luxury Hotel in Florence
#39 Family Hotel in Florence
#47 Business Hotel in Florence
#61 Romantic Hotel in Florence
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“5th floor is quieter and has views of the piazza.”
 of 5 bubbles sivancohen55, 25 Mar 2017 | Read review
“ask for an upper floor with view of Piazza Santa Maria Novella”
 of 5 bubbles 246MichaelK, 25 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Room 504, facing the square.”
 of 5 bubbles Jeis0n, 6 Mar 2017 | Read review
“ask for a room at the front”
  • view from outside the hotel on square
 of 5 bubbles 423cazh, 17 Feb 2017 | Read review
“he roof top pool and bar are divine and therefore v popular.... so if its a pool day you are planning best to go early :)”
 of 5 bubbles 797deliag, 13 Feb 2017 | Read review
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