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Grand Hotel Minerva

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New York
Reviewed 9 August 2011

Stayed in Grand Minerva for 3 nights and found its location great. We came in from Venice, and literally walked less than 10 minutes to arrive at Hotel. Although being near a train station wouldn't generally be considered a good location, it was actually situated in a Piazza with that was bustling with tourist, even at 12am. The hotel itself...

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Medellin, Colombia
Reviewed 7 August 2011

Excellent choice to visit Florence.. Nice staff.. wonderful breakfast... Comfortable Rooms and the cleanest bathroom in Europe so far. The pool is amazing yo have a nice Florence view..

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 August 2011

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 (on the day that we left they were changing the one ways system road signs,...

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

Dear Guest, 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 its traffic system but I dare say the situation is now stable. These changes have...

San Mateo, California
Reviewed 4 August 2011

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 restaurant as it always seemed closed. Minor inconsistencies in room: robe & slippers on one...

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

Dear Guest, 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 program “Travelling Ladies”, dedicated to single female travelers, who enjoy special attention at our hotel...

Somerville, NJ
Reviewed 4 August 2011

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 walking distance of most of the main attractions in the city since Florence is so...

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Calgary, Canada
Reviewed 2 August 2011

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 the windows are not soundproof. The air conditioning also didn't work very well, even on...

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

Dear Guest, 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 one of the most beautiful squares of Florence, only accessible to pedestrians and vehicles reaching...

Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 1 August 2011

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 a beautiful balcony that overlooked the piazza and the santa naria novella church, 2 bathrooms,...

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San Francisco, California
Reviewed 31 July 2011

The hotel is sited a short walk around the corner from the Santa Maria Novella train station, on a large open square. I loved the location, although away from the congested tourist areas, a five minute walk will take you to most of the wonderful places in Florence. We stayed in a junior suite which had a very small balcony...

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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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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
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
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  • 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: RM877 - RM2,400 (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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  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
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“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
“the piazza view may cost more but is worth it.”
 of 5 bubbles louisk79, 26 Dec 2016 | Read review
“They will finish renovations around February 2017”
 of 5 bubbles Always_0n_trip, 10 Dec 2016 | Read review
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