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Grand Hotel Minerva(4 stars)

Piazza Santa Maria Novella 16 50123 Florence View on map
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Rating by categories

  • Hotel in general
    5.2
  • Room
    5.2
  • Service
    5.4
  • Location
    5.8
  • Gastronomy
    5.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    5.3

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    10
  • very good
    3
  • acceptable
    0
  • poor
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Roland
Central-well-pleasant
  • Recommended hotel
  • Couples
  • Translated
  • Proof of booking
  • City break
  • September 2013
The hotel is situated on a pedestrianised zone. The building is a renovated townhouse. It is a typical city hotel of tourists love to visit. The hotel's condition is good to very good. read hotel review
  • Location
    6.0

    The house is located in an ideal location in the heart of Florence to foot. But also the necessary distance to the hotspots to a little peace to find. The train station is no 10 minutes' walk away. To the airport you need approximately 25 minutes by cab.

  • Gastronomy
    4.0

    We had only booked bed and breakfast and i can only the breakfast buffet rate. This was a 4 stars worthy. The breakfast room is a bit stuffy and noisy.

  • Service
    6.0

    The staff at reception is very willing to help and the language skills were very good. We had a very bad smell in the rooms (131 perhaps avoid) complained and received for the last night of a upgrade to a suite offered.

  • Room
    5.0

    The rooms are quite spacious. We had one to the inner court. This was very dark and we had also mosquitoes in the room.

  • Hotel
    5.0

    The hotel is situated on a pedestrianised zone. The building is a renovated townhouse. It is a typical city hotel of tourists love to visit. The hotel's condition is good to very good.

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Perfect hotel for city breaks.
  • Recommended hotel
  • Couples
  • Translated
  • City break
  • August 2013
It is a house from the 14. century, but beautifully renovated. The hotel lounge was very beautiful upholstery and flowers equipped. Very attractive rooms. read hotel review
  • Service
    6.0

    The staff are very friendly, at the reception even partly german spoken.

  • Sport & Leisure
    6.0

    After the partly busy tours in the city was the pool on the 5. floor was a welcome change, we enjoyed it. Especially at night it was very nice to sit and over the roofs of Florence to see.

  • Hotel
    6.0

    It is a house from the 14. century, but beautifully renovated. The hotel lounge was very beautiful upholstery and flowers equipped. Very attractive rooms.

  • Location
    6.0

    The hotel is very central to a space without traffic and only a few steps from the old town. From the airport to the hotel by taxi about 20 minutes/price 20, - €all inclusive and ever 1 Euro per piece of luggage.

  • Gastronomy
    5.0

    We only ate breakfast in the hotel taken, everything was available, from warm to cold, but every day the same. The breakfast room was very nicely set, after every guest the table cloths were changed, it was tip top clean.

  • Room
    6.0

    We had a very quiet double room - to the yard with a large bathroom. Every day the pillow cases were changed, it was always clean.

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Buster
Beautiful
  • Recommended hotel
  • Couples
  • Translated
  • City break
  • May 2013
Very friendly and accommodating staff at the front desk. Really beautiful roof terrace with a pool overlooking the historic part. Versatile breakfast buffet. Great room or suites. Since we in the april/may traveled we could under different rooms and these also respected. read hotel review
  • Room
    6.0
    Size of the room
    6.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    6.0
    Size of the bathroom
    6.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    6.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    6.0
    Overall condition of the pool area
    6.0
  • Location
    5.7
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    6.0
    Restaurants & bars in the area
    6.0
    Proximity to shopping areas
    5.0
  • Hotel
    5.5
    Condition of the Hotel
    5.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    6.0
  • Service
    6.0
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    6.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    6.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    6.0
    Competence (handling complaints)
    6.0
  • Gastronomy
    5.5
    Variety of food and drinks
    6.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    6.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    5.0
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    5.0
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Lars
Expected more
  • Recommended hotel
  • Families
  • Translated
  • City break
  • March 2013
Central location. Very poorly soundproofed rooms. Window to the animated place just, therefore you think, all would the room walk and around 06:30 is the night over. A shame, the potential offers more. read hotel review
  • Gastronomy
    4.0
    Variety of food and drinks
    4.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    4.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    4.0
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    4.0
  • Hotel
    3.5
    Condition of the Hotel
    4.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    3.0
    Family friendliness
    5.0
    Disabled-friendly
    2.0
  • Location
    5.0
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    5.0
    Restaurants & bars in the area
    5.0
    Proximity to shopping areas
    5.0
  • Room
    4.3
    Size of the room
    4.0
    Size of the bathroom
    4.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    5.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    4.0
  • Service
    4.8
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    5.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    5.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    5.0
    Competence (handling complaints)
    4.0
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Sibylle
In the middle of in the heart of Florence
  • Recommended hotel
  • Singles
  • Translated
  • Proof of booking
  • Business trip
  • February 2013
The Grand Hotel Minerva is absolutely centrally located. From the train station and airport was super. And then in the middle of Florence. All sights convenient on your doorstep. I am here every year in february and has always single room, the very nice however nothing special large. This time i had not only a double room, but actually a suite. With jacuzzi and dressing room. Absolutely quiet inner courtyard and has a extratür to the corridor lockable. Also in future i will choose this hotel again and it can Florence tourists absolutely recommend. read hotel review
  • Location
    6.0
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    6.0
    Restaurants & bars in the area
    6.0
    Proximity to shopping areas
    6.0
    Other leisure activities available
    6.0
  • Service
    6.0
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    6.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    6.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    6.0
    Competence (handling complaints)
    6.0
  • Room
    6.0
    Size of the room
    6.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    6.0
    Size of the bathroom
    6.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    6.0
  • Gastronomy
    5.3
    Variety of food and drinks
    5.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    6.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    5.0
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    5.0
  • Hotel
    5.5
    Condition of the Hotel
    5.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    6.0
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Information about Grand Hotel Minerva

Hotel Information

Information from the hotel

Information from the hotel *

  • Location
    Enjoying a wonderful central position at the heart of historic Florence, this city hotel lies on the Piazza Santa Maria Novella. Due to its fabulous location many of the city's attractions are to be found nearby. A short stroll through the wonderful stroll will take visitors to the Duomo, the Campanile di Giotto, the Uffizi Gallery as well as other important and historical sights of interest. Links to the public transport network can easily be reached on foot.
  • The hotel features 102 accommodation units. Guests of the hotel are welcomed in the lobby, which has a 24-hour reception and a 24-hour check-out service. Amenities include a safe and currency exchange facilities. Internet access and wireless internet access are available in the public areas. Gastronomic options offered by the hotel include a restaurant, a café, a bar and a pub. A garden is among the features contributing to a pleasant stay. A TV room is also among the amenities at the hotel. Parking facilities available to guests include a garage (for a fee) and a car park. Additional services include room service and a laundry. Active guests can make use of the bicycle hire service to explore the surrounding area. In addition, a conference room, a business centre and a fax machine are also available.
  • All rooms feature air conditioning, central heating and a bathroom. Bathrooms with wheelchair access are also bookable. A double bed is provided in the carpeted accommodation units. Extra beds can be requested. A safe and a minibar also feature. A fridge and tea and coffee making equipment contribute to a comfortable stay. Each accommodation unit offers internet access, a telephone, a TV, a radio and wireless internet access. Wheelchair-accessible accommodation units are also bookable. Each of the bathrooms features a shower, a bath and a hairdryer.
  • The hotel offers a selection of sport and leisure opportunities. An outdoor pool is available to guests. Sun loungers and parasols offer the ideal way to unwind. The poolside bar serves a selection of refreshing drinks.
  • The hotel offers the following bookable meals and board options: breakfast, lunch and dinner.
  • All major credit cards, including American Express, VISA, Diners Club, JCB and MasterCard, are accepted for payment.
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Hotel description

Hotel description

  • What the hotel offers
    An exclusive four-star superior hotel in Florence, the Grand Hotel Minerva is a mixture of art and design, not only in its interior, where it is embellished with the work of the architects Detti and Scarpa, but also outside because of its central location in Piazza di Santa Maria Novella, close to the historic town centre and the major marvels of Florence. From its grand terrace, overlooking the city and providing an enchanting venue for any type of refreshments, ceremonies and receptions, it is possible to enjoy spectacular views of Florence. The hotel roof has a beautiful swimming pool with breathtaking views of Florence's Cathedral and the city's major monuments. Our guests can enjoy free Wi-Fi connection in all rooms and throughout the hotel.
  • Location
    The Grand Hotel Minerva is located in the historic town centre of Florence, in Piazza Santa Maria Novella, right alongside the beautiful church. All of the city’s most important monuments, the famous shopping boulevards, the Santa Maria Novella Station and the Conference Centre are easily and pleasantly reachable on foot. For those arriving by train - our hotel is only a three minute walk from Santa Maria Novella Central railway station.
  • Accommodation
    The Grand Hotel Minerva has 102 rooms consisting of:: Classic Rooms Superior Rooms Junior Suites and Suites Family Suites Presidential Suite We have double rooms, triple rooms and family suites designed for those travelling with children. All our bright, spacious rooms are tastefully furnished. Click on the type of room to find out more. All rooms have free Wi-Fi. Every room has: a kettle with coffee and tea; air conditioning; minibar; hairdryer; Satellite TV; Pay-per-view TV and a safe-deposit box. Discover also the services specifically designed for travelling ladies. The hotel has rooms that have been adapted for people with disabilities.
  • Food and Drink
    The Restaurant ‘I Chiostri’, with its large spaces decorated with beautiful paintings and illuminated by large glass windows that face the internal garden, may host up to 180 people. From April to October the patio in Piazza Santa Maria Novella offers summer dishes along with the main menu. The restaurant has become a meeting place for Florentines and a restaurant of a certain standard for its guests and it offers some of the best traditional Mediterranean and Tuscan dishes reinterpreted by our Chef Sandro Pedica. Closed on Sunday.
  • Leisure
    The Grand Hotel Minerva has a pleasant surprise in store on the fifth floor for all its guests - a marvellous panoramic terrace from where to take-in one of the world's most beautiful views. The façade of the Church of Santa Maria Novella, the Cathedral, Giotto’s Bell tower and the Palazzo Vecchio are all just a stone’s throw away to enjoy a 360o view that will take your breath away. The terrace also has a magnificent swimming pool available for its guests to use freely. It is open every day from May to September between 9.00 am and midnight and it is equipped with sun loungers with which to get a tan with a view over the rooftops of Florence
  • Other facilities and services
    Hospitality is measured in smiles, not stars: the smiles we offer our guests, and the smiles we steal from them. Hospitality is a trained, kind and smiling staff: Ours. Hospitality means keeping our guests’ stay free from problems, it means anticipating their needs and satisfying them with an array of services: Ours.

Amenities

Hotel amenities

  • Terrace
  • Meeting/Banquet Facilities
  • Non-smoking room
  • Business centre
  • Hotel safe
  • Internet
  • Lift
  • Central heating
  • Air conditioning
  • Car park

Room amenities

  • Writing bureau
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Coffee and tea
  • Bathroom
  • Toilets
  • Wake up call/Alarm clock
  • Pets allowed
  • Fire alarm

Gastronomy

  • Restaurant
  • Diabetic menu
  • Hotel bar
  • Cafe
  • Catering service

A choice of sports

  • Fitness centre
  • Outdoor pool

Spa offers

  • Massages
  • Tanning booth

Other hotel information

  • 24 hour reception
  • Express check in and check out
  • Car hire
  • Information desk
  • Currency exchange
  • Pets allowed
  • Children welcome
  • Wifi
  • Free Wifi access included
  • Newspaper
  • Laundry service