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Grand Hotel Minerva

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 12 June 2011

My single room was really tiny. Bathroom was tiny too. It was like living in my walk-in closet back home in Minnesota. The hotel itself is old. A lot of wear and tear. I could hear a lot hallway noises. The pool is tiny, but it has a great rooftop view. Grand Hotel Minerva is due for a major upgrade.... More 

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

Dear Guest, let me first of all thank you for booking our hotel and for having stayed with us even if the room you were assigned was not up to your expectations. It is true, our single rooms are tiny (about 14 square metres / 150 square feet) but nicely equipped. We have just a few of them available: for... More 

Brescia, Italy
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32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 June 2011

The position is just fantastic, step out of the hotel and you're not in the middle of the square ... you're just in Santa Maria Novella Church. It's also close to go by foot to Piazza della Signoria and Piazza Duomo. The room furniture is very good. Very clean, large bedrooms and absolutly relaxing (one of the best bed I've... More 

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Tasmania, Australia
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Reviewed 1 June 2011

We spent 2 nights here in late May. Location was great...close to most of the major attractions, just around the corner from the railway station, and on the Piazza de Maria Santa Novella. Rooftop pool and bar really attractive and offered great views. Breakfast was included in our rate and was really good with full hot/cold options and with plenty... More 

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Durham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 28 May 2011

The rooftop made the vacation, beautiful setting, the most spectacular view and no better place to relax and enjoy the scenery. This is the place that you should stay if you want to be absolutely blown away by the views. With a great breakfast and nice room, there is no option that even compares. Of course a slight Italian flair... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
2 reviews
Reviewed 24 May 2011

My wife and I spent 5 nights at Minerva in May 2011. The staff, breakfast (warm and cold buffet), room size and view of the Piazza were all Fabulous. Great view of the Doumo and sunset! easy walk to the main shopping and dinning areas.

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jamestown, RI, USA
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Reviewed 19 May 2011

Four of us in 2 separate rooms totally enjoyed our stay. Breakfast was included in a lovely room. People working at the hotel were gracious, helpful and friendly. This is a really wonderful location on a piazza in Florence just a stroll to everything!

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 May 2011

Grand Hotel Minerva is very well situated, on the lively square of S. Maria Novella, next to the beautiful church with that name. It is only a short walk from the station, and very close to the Duomo, Piazza Reppublica, Via Tornabuoni with all the luxury shops, etc. We had a large room on the fifth floor, with a beautiful... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
1 review
Reviewed 12 May 2011

Splendid location, perfect accomodation and services, very good breakfast with more choices than one could eat. The personnel at the front desk are always very gentle, attentious and good humored, giving very useful indications about the city, its history and culture, places to visit, shopping and different places to eat, according to one's budget.

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London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
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Reviewed 11 May 2011

I stayed at the hotel for 4 nights with my girlfriend and we had a fantastic time. A 5 minute walk from the train station and we checked in with no problems at all with the staff very friendly and speaking perfect English. Having asked for a Superior room, we were given a room on the 3rd floor with a... More 

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Sault Ste. Marie, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 May 2011

This hotel came highly recommended by a friend and I can only second her opinion. It is located in an attractive area, only minutes away from the train station and the city's major attractions. Staff was friendly and helpful. Breakfast was superb.

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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 )
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Restaurant
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Room Service
  • Free Breakfast
  • 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: ₹ 7,637 - ₹ 26,592 (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:
#35 Luxury Hotel in Florence
#39 Family Hotel in Florence
#47 Business Hotel in Florence
#61 Romantic Hotel in Florence
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“Do not accept an 'upgrade' to a bigger suite.”
 of 5 bubbles CAN_in_AUS, 22 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Room 237 has a great view of the Piazza”
 of 5 bubbles dc22173, 17 Nov 2016 | Read review
“I had a deluxe corner room 116 it was great”
 of 5 bubbles EddieS_12, 16 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Ask for refurbished room overlooking the Piazza”
 of 5 bubbles Crezzie, 15 Nov 2016 | Read review
“If you're a light sleeper, ask for the quieter room, if they have any. Rooms over the square can get loud, and the walls can seem thin.”
  • view of Santa Maria Piazza
 of 5 bubbles Rachelg, 23 Oct 2016 | Read review
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