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Grand Hotel Minerva

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Italian Cities, Florence

  • Rooftop terrace and swimming pool, overlooking Florence
  • Perfect for both families and couples
  • Delicious cuisine available from five bars and restaurants
  • Unique guest rooms featuring carefully curated works of art

Grand Hotel Minerva is a glorious luxury hotel set in the heart of Florence’s city centre. This historic boutique is full of unique details, including a rooftop swimming pool and terrace overlooking the spectacular rooftops of this picturesque city.

Grand Hotel Minerva is located in Piazza Santa Maria Novella, between a historic church and the new Museo del 900. It’s close to Florence’s well connected train station, making it ideal for those wanting to explore the city as part of a wider Italian adventure. From the comfort of your soundproofed windows watch the craft markets, street artists and leisurely pace of Florence below. Inside you’ll find modern interiors beautifully furnished with a combination of the latest styles and opulent classic details. Family rooms are available for those travelling with children, while suites give you plenty of space and comfort during your stay.

Contemporary artworks adorn the walls of the Grand Hotel Minerva, while unique furniture crafted by artisans has been selected for each room. When it comes to dining you can choose from al fresco dinners on the rooftop or in the square.  

The hotel has 97 rooms (official rating 4 star). 

 

Facilities

Bars & Restaurants

Bistrot Al Fresco

Opening Times: 
Lunch: 12:00pm - 2:30pm, Dinner: 7:00pm - 10:30pm, Snack Menu: 10:30am - 11:30pm

From April - October "La Buona Novella - Bistrot Italiano" extends outside to the "Al Fresco" terrace. A chance to dine in one of Florence's finest Piazzas.

Bistrot Bar

Opening Times: 10:30am - Midnight

Open until midnight, offering anything from coffee to cocktails. Bar snacks are also available here.

Il Chiostro

Opening Times: 
Breakfast: 7:00am - 10:30am

A Buffet breakfast is served in "Il Chiostro", a spacious room with large winders facing the hotel's internal garden.

La Buona Novella

Opening Times: 
Lunch: 12:30pm - 2:30pm, Dinner: 7:30pm - 10:30pm, Snack Menu: 10:30am - 11:30pm

La Buona Novella is open for lunch and dinner. Chef Tommaso Calonaci - two time winner of the National Award by La Guida dell'Espresso has taken classic Florentine and Mediterranean traditions and reworked them with a contemporary twist.

Vegetarian and Vegan options are also available.

Beach & Pools

Rooftop Pool

The scenic rooftop terrace and pool are located on the sixth floor. The pool is heated to 28°C and is open from April to October, 9am - 7pm.

The pool is for the exclusive use of guests at the hotel.

Spa & Wellness

Gym & Calidarium

The Gym is free of charge for guests and open from 6:00am - 10:00pm.

The hotel's Calidarium features a Jacuzzi Hot Tub and is available from 12:00pm - 10:00pm. The use of the tub is strictly exclusive for you at a cost of €50 for 30 minutes (up to 4 guests).

Restrictions:
Children under 16 years must be accompanied by an adult.

Wifi

Parking

Parking costs €30 per night and includes valet parking service. There is no need to reserve a space prior to travel as there are plenty of spaces at the nearby garage.

About the location
Holidays in Florence allow you to experience one of Europe’s most culturally and historically significant cities. Florence is a vibrant city nestled among the idyllic green hills of Tuscany. It retains a sense of intimacy and romance thanks to its relatively small size, while also offering a remarkable selection of museums, galleries, and restaurants, which continue to impress even the most regular visitor. Every stroll has the potential for something remarkable, whether it’s peering out of the Vasari Corridor or wandering across the Giardino di Boboli. Alternatively, for those looking to relax, there are beautiful vistas to be seen while enjoying a rooftop aperitivi in the evening.

Perhaps most known for its remarkable historical architecture, you will easily find renowned pieces of art by famous artists such as Filippo Brunelleschi, Leon Battista Alberti, and Michelangelo throughout the city. Florence continues to celebrate this tradition with impressive modern buildings, notably The New Florence Opera House, maintaining the city’s reputation as a marvel from every angle. Any visiting foodies will undoubtedly revel in Florence’s food culture, from its seven Michelin starred restaurants to the brilliant bustle of the Mercato Centrale. For peaceful and romantic retreats, there are numerous opportunities for short trips to the surrounding landscapes and towns, allowing for blissful escapes into Italy’s rural life.
Transfer time
The hotel is 1 hour 10 minutes from Pisa airport, 20 minutes from Florence airport. No transfers included. To add transfers or book car hire, simply call us once you’ve completed your booking and we will talk you through the options.
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Premium Double

Contemporary style & state-of-the-art technology. Available with a large double or two twin beds. Exclusively with Wooden floors. Very quiet, overlooking either the Santa Maria Novella Cloisters, the hotel garden, or the inner courtyard.

22m²

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Deluxe Double

Comfortable, refined rooms with great views over the Piazza and the façade of the Church of Santa Maria Novella. All rooms feature Wooden floors and a dedicated hot spot. Available with four poster bed, large double bed or two twin beds. Bathrooms are in marble and have either a shower or a bathtub. Rooms placed on the highest floors also grant a view of the Dome and many other city monuments.

26m²

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Deluxe Junior Suite

These romantic, elegant Junior Suites feature great views over the Cloister of Santa Maria Novella or the Piazza, Wooden floors, a living corner with sofa or armchair. Some have a Juliet balcony. Available with four poster bed, large double bed, or two twin beds.

30m²

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Suite for 2

Suites at Grand Hotel Minerva are made up of sophisticated features with a luxurious and contemporary design. A door separates the living area, with sofa bed, from the bedroom. Their sumptuous marble bathrooms have a bathtub or a walk-in shower. Last but not least: all Suites afford amazing views over the Piazza and the façade of the Church of Santa Maria Novella. From those on upper floors you can also admire the Duomo and many other city monuments.

40m²

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Suite for 4

Suites at Grand Hotel Minerva are made up of sophisticated features with a luxurious and contemporary design. A door separates the living area, with sofa bed, from the bedroom. Their sumptuous marble bathrooms have a bathtub or a walk-in shower. Last but not least: all Suites afford amazing views over the Piazza and the façade of the Church of Santa Maria Novella. From those on upper floors you can also admire the Duomo and many other city monuments.

40m²

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Executive Triple Room

The Executive Triple Room is a stylish and elegant accommodation featuring a comfortable bedroom and a spacious living area with a sofa bed or day bed. Ideal to accommodate a third guest.

30m²

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Double or Twin DELUXE

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But give us a call and one of our travel centre experts may be able to get a quote for you. Call to book 01293 762410 *

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DOUBLE WITH VIEWS

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But give us a call and one of our travel centre experts may be able to get a quote for you. Call to book 01293 762410 *

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Tripadvisor review Feb 18 2020
The Grand Hotel Minerva in Florence is truely an excellent hotel solution in the center of Florence. Located a few minutes??? walk from the train station and 5 minutes??? walk from the Duomo square, it...
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Overpriced hotel, but good location.
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Tripadvisor review Feb 10 2020
We had just spent time at a comfortable hotel in Rome that cost far less than this hotel, so we were expecting more from this hotel. Rooms are just OK by American standards. Very pricey. We stayed...
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