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We stayed here in June, for 4 nights at the end of a small tour of Italy. The reason we chose to stay here is that the hotel has a pool and is very centrally located. The drive into and around Florence was pretty stressful...More
Response from FilippoBurroni, Direttore generale at Grand Hotel MinervaResponded 31 August 2011
thank you for having been with us and for your very benevolent review. I would like to take this opportunity to explain a couple of things about driving to the hotel. Actually, you are right: Florence has undergone a series of changes in...More
Had 2 different stays during month of July. On both trips, the staff was welcoming and very helpful. Hotel is clean and location of hotel is fantastic as well as safe for single (female) traveler...even though minutes from train station. Did not eat at hotel...More
Response from FilippoBurroni, Direttore generale at Grand Hotel MinervaResponded 8 August 2011
thank you for having chosen our property and for reviewing us in such detail. You are actually very benevolent in calling “minor inconsistency” not finding the same amenities (robe & slippers) on one of your stays. Actually this is part of our special...More
We picked this hotel without any prior knowledge of it or recommendations. It was a good choice. The staff was extremely helpful and the hotel was quiet despite being very well situated. It was only a couple of blocks from the train station and within...More
My husband and I stayed at this hotel July 2011. It was nice that the hotel was so close to the train station! We had a room facing the square (Santa Maria Novella), but every night there are people outside partying until early morning and...More
Response from sfusaro, Direttore generale at Grand Hotel MinervaResponded 29 August 2011
Thank you for having chosen our hotel and for dedicating your time to reviewing us. I am sorry that your stay was troubled by some inconveniences and hope you will accept my apologies. Actually the square in front of the hotel (which is...More
My husband, myself and our 3 kids arrived by train from Rome. We walked from the train station to the hotel. We booked 2 connecting rooms and was upgraded to a suite the size of an apartment. Huge even for North American standards. It had...More
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.