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Grand Hotel Minerva

Piazza Santa Maria Novella 1650123 Florence, Italy

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Grand Hotel Minerva - Description

The Grand Hotel Minerva is in Santa Maria Novella Square in the heart of Florence's historical center, 500 (550 yards) from the main train terminal. A pleasant stroll from the hotel takes to the city's major art and culture hot spots, including Florence's Exhibition Palace, Santa Maria Novella, the cathedral, Campanile de Giotto, Uffizi Gallery, the Piazzale Michelangelo and the Belvedere fortress.
102 guestrooms offer views of either the square or the cloister of Santa Maria Novella church. Superior rooms and suites feature breathtaking views of the whole city. Decorated in pretty pastel colors with antique wood furniture, rooms include television, internet access and a minibar. A varied, full buffet breakfast is included in the room price, and served daily in the minimalist I Chiostri Restaurant, where you can also savour traditional Tuscan cuisine.
The Grand Hotel Minerva, housed in a magnificent medieval-era residence, is one of Florence's oldest hotels. It was completely renovated in 1958 by architects Edoardo Detti and Carlo Scarpa. Rooms and lounges are decorated in a Renaissance style with painstakingly accurate copies of 15th- and 16th-century frescos. A wide range of modern facilities for a pleasant stay.

The 4-star Grand Minerva Hotel offers comfort and convinience whether you're on business or holiday in Florence. The property features a wide range of facilities to make your stay a pleasant experience. Service-minded staff will welcome and guide you at the Grand Minerva Hotel. Jacuzzi bathtub, m...

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By car: take the A1 exit Firenze Nord or Firenze/Certosa from south; follow signs to Florence (Centro), and then to the Santa Maria Novella Central Station. By plane: From "Amerigo Vespucci" airport in Florence, take the shuttle bus to the Santa Maria Novella Central Station or Taxi (approx. 15 m...

Grand Hotel Minerva is located in Piazza Santa Maria Novella, in the historic centre of Florence. The property is an old building from the Middle Ages and is one of the oldest hotels in town. The exhibition centre, the central railway station, the Duomo, the Giotto bell tower, the Uffizi Gallery ...

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Grand Hotel Minerva type(s): Family ,Luxury

Grand Hotel Minerva facilities and services

General

  • Minibar
  • Shower
  • Bathtub
  • Television
  • Fax
  • Radio
  • Terrace
  • Satellite Television
  • Credit card accepted
  • Groups welcome
  • Lift/elevator
  • Meals for groups

Activities

  • Pool bar
  • Whirlpool
  • Solarium
  • Canoeing
  • Sport facilities
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Jacuzzi

Services

  • Tea and Coffee facilities
  • Hairdryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Desk
  • Washing Machine
  • Slippers
  • City maps
  • Concierge
  • Child Minding Services
  • Laundry services
  • Secretarial service
  • Dry Cleaning

Location

  • Dining Area
  • Downtown
  • Museum District
  • Near Train Station

Customer reviews

Anonymous
Anonymous

+ The hotel is situated within walking distance of most important attractions. The apartment offered to us was silent, very comfortable and everything worked to perfection.
- Breakfast is excellent. BeyondRead more normal expectations. The dinning room is in direct contac with a nice garden. Only negative point is the rather noisy service closer to the kitchen and the buffet.Hide

Traveler's rating :
4.5/5
Kevin
Kevin

+ Hotel very central. Not far from train station and very comfortable.
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Traveler's rating :
4/5
 JANICE DOLLAR
JANICE DOLLAR

I knew going in that there was construction going on with the church, and it did not affect our stay at all. The piazza is now also under construction. Our room, 423, was lovely and just as pictured onRead more the website. It was a junior suite overlooking the church cloister. The room was big enough, with a sitting area with a TV in both the bedroom and sitting areas. The decor was very calming, with golds and white, a small couch and side chair, and a desk. My husband does not go for the ornate decoration seen in some hotels, so he was pleased with the simple, but elegant decor here. There were two sets of French doors opening to a balcony, but it was quite small and not even deep enough for a chair. However, it was very nice to have such large windows with views of the church next door and the hills beyond. The air conditioning worked well and was quite welcome after walking all day in town during humid days. The bed was a very comfortable king (two twins pushed together) and the room was quiet when the windows were closed. The church bells rang about 7 am. The rooftop terrace was lovely with potted trees, tables and chairs, and a small pool. The pool closes on October 1, so we could not use it. The breakfast buffet offered plenty of choice, including some hot dishes such as scrambled eggs and bacon. Cappucino was served on request. I emailed the hotel in advance to book our museum reservations. I think we paid about 3 euros for a service charge. It was nice having that set up and paid for in advance and we were able to get the morning slots we requested. Another nice thing was the complementary internet access. They had two terminals off the lobby, but one computer was out of order while we were there, and the other one was in use nearly the entire time we were there. I finally got on to check my email on our last day. It is an easy walk from the train station. Don't forget to visit the church and museum next door- beautiful frescoes!Hide

Traveler's rating :
4.5/5
Anonymous
Anonymous

+ Staff was friendly and helpful and there was a variety of foods for breakfast.
- Room was much smaller than I anticipated and there was significant construction in front of the hotel resulting in dirt,Read more noise, and difficulty in accessing a taxi.Hide

Traveler's rating :
3.5/5
John
John

+ Good location in relatively quiet piazza,easy walking distance to main sights in Florence. Also close to train and bus station for excursions.
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Traveler's rating :
5/5
Anonymous
Anonymous

+ comfort, central location and convenience to railway station.
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Traveler's rating :
5/5
Cathryn
Cathryn

+ Location; helpfulness of staff
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Traveler's rating :
4/5
Anonymous
Anonymous

+ I loved this hotel, beautiful. Great location and facilities, staff lovely.
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Traveler's rating :
5/5
Anonymous
Anonymous

+ Amazing views from the rooftop pool. Very helpful staff re train timetables, spotless room etc. Superb air conditioning!
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Traveler's rating :
5/5
Micheal
Micheal

+ proximity to train station, free internet, helpful and friendly staff, good breakfast, very clean, excellent restauraunt.
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Traveler's rating :
5/5

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