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Grand Hotel Minerva

4-star4 stars
Piazza Santa Maria Novella 16, Florence, FI, 50123, Italy

4-star hotel with outdoor pool, near Santa Maria Novella Basilica and Museum
  • Free WiFi
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Awesome vibe
Great room
Bar is awesome
Great pool

Grand Hotel Minerva

from A$222
  • Premium Room, 2 Bedrooms, Connecting Rooms
  • Suite
  • Executive Triple Room
  • Family Suite
  • Junior Suite, City View
  • Premium Double Room
  • Deluxe Double Room, City View
  • Premium Triple Room
  • Romantic Suite (428)
  • Premium Double Room Single Use
  • Business Single Room
  • Premium Double Room, City View
  • Junior Suite, Terrace (106)
  • Suite (Open Space 103)
  • Deluxe Duplex, 1 Bedroom, 2 Bathrooms, City View (113)
  • Suite (Decorated 104)
  • Romantic Room
  • Deluxe Duplex, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, City View (111)

What’s around Grand Hotel Minerva


  • In Santa Maria Novella
  • Santa Maria Novella Basilica and Museum - 1 min walk
  • Florence Baptistery - 8 min walk
  • San Lorenzo Church - 8 min walk
  • Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Flower - 9 min walk
  • Piazza della Signoria - 11 min walk
  • Piazza del Duomo - 11 min walk
  • Ponte Vecchio - 11 min walk

Getting around

  • Florence (FLR-Peretola) - 10 min drive
  • Florence Santa Maria Novella Station - 5 min walk
  • Porta al Prato Station - 15 min walk
  • Florence Statuto Station - 23 min walk
  • Florence-Cascine Station - 24 min walk

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 97 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 6 floors


  • Check-in time 3:00 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is noon

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Babysitting/childcare *

  • Children's club *


  • Pets allowed *


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Valet parking *

Payment types at the property

  • Cash

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Taking the kids?
  • Supervised childcare/activities (surcharge)
Food and drink
  • Buffet breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Poolside bar
  • Room service (during limited hours)
Things to do
  • Outdoor seasonal pool
  • Pool sunloungers
  • Fitness facilities
  • Spa tub
  • Golfing nearby
  • Pool umbrellas
Working away
  • Business centre
  • Number of meeting rooms - 5
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Porter
  • Year Built – 1869
  • Lift
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Terrace
  • In-room accessibility
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Italian

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Minibar
Sleep well
  • Down comforter
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Turndown service
  • Premium bedding
Things to enjoy
  • In-room massage available
Freshen up
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • Smart TV
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Grand Hotel Minerva’s small print

Also known as

  • Grand Hotel Minerva Florence
  • Minerva Hotel
  • Grand Hotel Minerva Hotel
  • Grand Hotel Minerva Florence
  • Grand Hotel Minerva Hotel Florence
  • Grand Hotel Minerva
  • Grand Minerva Florence
  • Grand Minerva
  • Grand Hotel Florence
  • Hotel Grand Minerva
  • Hotel Minerva Grand
  • Minerva Grand
  • Minerva Grand Hotel


All guests, including children, must be present at check-in and show their government-issued photo ID card or passport.

Cash transactions at this property cannot exceed EUR 2999.99, due to national regulations. For further details, please contact the property using information in the booking confirmation.

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check-in or check-out:

  • A tax is imposed by the city: EUR 4.80 per person, per night, up to 7 nights. This tax does not apply to children under 12 years of age.

Optional extras

Valet parking costs EUR 30 per day with in/out privileges

Children's club access is available for an extra charge

Babysitting/childcare is available for an extra charge

Pets are allowed for an extra charge of EUR 30 per accommodation, per stay

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

Most helpful reviewsReviews are sorted based on what customers found most helpful and our recommendations

Exceptional 9.6 From 504 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
Pure Bliss!
Excellent simply isn't enough. We planned a 10 day holiday, originally expecting to stay in different hotels as we moved about, how glad am I that we opted to make our nightly returns to this wonderful hotel. Our experience with the Minerva began before our arrival. Alessia quickly and with great detail responded to my email inquiries making our travel transition from airport to Hotel seamless and stress free. The Piazza Santa Maria Novella is your first glimpse of your Home Away from Home & your excitement starts to build. Your car door opens to attentive attendants that stand at the ready to tend to your bags and welcome you into the well appointed, elegant Lobby. It Is at this point as you try to take in the subtle, sexy elegance that is the Minerva, you realize you are in for something special. A fact solidified as you move to Reception and are greeted by a Front of the House Staff that is beyond warm and accommodating. What struck me most was how they worked as a team handling the many details required of foreign travel check in, all the while getting to know us & making us feel so welcome! Daily, we gave Margherita & Marianna a run for their money with our inquiries & itineraries & they ALWAYS met the challenge. The room - Nirvana! SPACIOUS, immaculately kept, stunning view, gorgeous bathroom & a walk in closet. Don't miss breakfast & the lovely staff that spoils you EVER! Drinks at the Bar before or after dinner a must! Already dreaming of our return!
S, usOther trip
Exceptional 10.0
Convenient location and great customer service!
Customer service was excellent! Shout out to the first woman receptionist who assisted us (I think it was Ashley or something start with an A). She showed me the room before deciding to opt it and to the bar manager who helped us on our to go breakfast (when we needed to get out the hotel super early due to an early train ride to Rome). Also to Christina from the food and restaurant department. She was very friendly and super helpful. Most of all to the cleaning crews, they made sure that our family suite room was clean and tidy. Thank for the wonderful customer service experience. You made my kids indeed very happy on their Christmas vacation. We had a nice front view from the room and roof top view was amazing too.
DPL, usOther trip
Exceptional 10.0
Lovely property in the center of Florence. Pros: Fantastic location, walkable to all the major sights and within 5 min walk of the Firenze SMN Train Station. Located on a charming piazza. Hotel was super clean and very tastefully decorated. All the staff were very pleasant and helpful and spoke great English. Included breakfast was impressive, buffet but with cooked egg (scrambled or boiled), bacon/sausage, pancake, rice, veggie options and many cold offerings including baked goods, cold meat and cheeses, cereal, yogurt etc.. Lovely rooftop pool and sitting areas, with great views of the city including the Duomo. Indoor seated area as well with similar views. Very clean. Rooms tasteful and large sized. Well sound proofed - we overlooked the piazza and did not get street noise (including the bells!) Included WIFi with good speed. Cons: Only real comment was that the food and laundry charges were a bit high even for the location.
usOther trip
Exceptional 10.0
Elegant Oasis in the Piazza di Santa Maria Novella
We only stayed one night at the end of a trip through Tuscany. However, grand Hotel Mineva ended our trip on a high note. We had reserved a triple room. We arrived early and the room was not ready. While the bellman was getting our luggage from the car, the front desk upgraded us to a very roomy and nicely appointed Junior suite which was immediately available. That made it easy for us to refresh, then return our rental car and start our afternoon of sightseeing. The hotel is ideally located directly on the piazza next to the church of Santa Maria Novella. It is central to restaurants, shopping, the river, and all of the major sights in Florence. In the morning, it was just an easy 5 minute walk with our luggage to the SMN train station. We would definitely return to grand hotel Minerva for a longer stay next trip.
Hallie, us1 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Fantastic Stay - we must return!
Grand Hotel Minerva saved us from an otherwise would be horrific trip to Florence. We found ourselves in a rented house with broken heating system and lukewarm warm water in the middle of the winter – FYI, still in dispute with the popular unicorn site after two weeks; I will never use it again. Luckily, we found this hotel nearby, what a major upgrade! Check in was a breeze – they let us check in much earlier. The hotel was clearly updated and well maintained. Modern stylish restaurant and bar onsite. The location was fantastic. Right next to Santa Maria Novella Church, within 15 mins walk to Uffizi, Boboli garden, Pitti Palace and the world-famous Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral. An abundance of great restaurants nearby. The room was spotless, spacious bathroom with lush thick towers. View from the rooftop is priceless – you have all Florence under your eyes! The rooftop pool and bar are closed for winter, I can imagine how wonderful it would be in summer time. We’ll be coming back for sure. Please keep up the good work!
Grace, us2 night romance trip

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