Grand Hotel Minerva

Piazza Santa Maria Novella, 16Florence50123Italy
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About Grand Hotel Minerva

Grand Hotel Minerva is a four-star boutique hotel situated in the Piazza Santa Maria Novella of Florence’s historic centre.

Each room is air-conditioned and includes free Wi-Fi, satellite TV, black-out curtains, complimentary toiletries, shower/tub combination and tea/coffee making facilities. Some of the rooms offer views of the Florence Cathedral.

The hotel also offers 24-hour reception, laundry services, currency exchange, and meeting/banquet facilities. There is a lift service and pets are also welcome.

The in-house restaurant, I Chiostri, serves breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. There is also a hotel bar which, depending on the season, moves from the lobby to the roof top terrace where there is also a swimming pool.

Grand Hotel Minerva is just 500m away from the Florence Cathedral. Other monuments and sights such as Piazza della Repubblica, San Lorenzo Church and Palazzo Vecchio and within 10-minutes’ walk.


Piazza Santa Maria Novella, 16, Florence, 50123, Italy
Telephone: +39 05527230 | Fax: +39 055268281 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour room service
  • 24-hour reception
  • Beach / Sun umbrellas
  • Bell service
  • Business center
  • Computer with internet
  • Concierge
  • Conference rooms
  • Deck chairs / Lounge chairs
  • Elevator
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Gym
  • Hotel bar
  • Hotel safe
  • Hypoallergenic rooms
  • Laundry service
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Parking garage
  • Pets allowed
  • Pool bar
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Terrace
  • Towels at the pool / beach
  • Wellness center / Spa
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Central heating
  • Desk
  • Electric kettle
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Room safe
  • Satellite TV
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms

Wellness / Spa

  • Massage
  • Whirlpool / Hot tub


  • Accessible paths / hallways
  • Wheelchair accessible

For children

  • Child / Baby crib
  • Childcare / Babysitting

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 14:00
  • Check-out: 12:00

Positive Reviews

Fabulous location.

Grand Hotel Minerva is located in the heart of the city which within easy walking distance of several local sights and attractions. Popular and historic sites such as The Santa Maria Novella Basilica and Museum, Galleria dell’Accademia, Cattedrale di Sant

Roof top pool with incredible views.

The hotel features a swimming pool on the roof top terrace which offers incredible, panoramic views of Florence. Guests found this to be a wonderful way to relax and cool down during warm weather. During the summer months the hotel bar is also located on

Recently renovated rooms.

Some guests reported staying in rooms which were recently refurbished. The rooms were described as modern, comfortable and clean with housekeeping servicing the rooms daily.

Negative Reviews

Unreliable Wi-Fi and air conditioning.

Some guests reported frustration at not being able to connect to the internet at all times. Other guests found the air conditioning to be unreliable which proved to be uncomfortable in the warm months as the rooms tended to become hot and stuffy.

In need of refurbishment.

Guests reported that the hotel was partly refurbished while other parts were still in need of upgrading. The decor and furniture have been described as old, shabby and in some cases broken. Bed linen was also found to be old and worn.

Music to your ears.

If your room is facing the square, your sleep may be disturbed by the noise which comes from the square. Some guests complained that the activity from the square, including musicians playing music, was very noisy.

Rating Overview

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9.2 out of 10 based on 995 reviews