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Grand Hotel Minerva

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Junior Suite, City View | Premium bedding, down comforters, minibar, in-room safe

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Grand Hotel Minerva

4.0 star property
4-star hotel with restaurant, near Piazza di Santa Maria Novella
9.6 out of 10 Exceptional
9.6/10 Exceptional

801 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Pool
  • Pet friendly
  • Parking available
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Connecting rooms available
The price is $626
Price available on 6/23/2023
Piazza Santa Maria Novella 16, Florence, FI, 50123
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Breakfast available
  • Fitness center
  • Valet parking
  • Seasonal outdoor pool
  • Pool bar
  • Room service
  • In-room childcare
  • Business center
  • 5 meeting rooms
  • Terrace
For families
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Garden
  • Terrace

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Santa Maria Novella
  • Piazza di Santa Maria Novella - 1 min walk
  • Basilica of Santa Maria Novella - 4 min walk
  • Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore - 9 min walk
  • Piazza del Duomo - 11 min walk
  • Uffizi Gallery - 12 min walk
  • Ponte Vecchio - 17 min walk
  • Historic Center - Downtown - 23 min walk
  • Arno River - 1 min drive
  • Piazza della Signoria - 1 min drive
  • Pitti Palace - 2 min drive

Getting around

  • Florence Airport, Peretola (FLR) - 20 min drive
  • Florence (ZMS-Santa Maria Novella Train Station) - 5 min walk
  • Florence Santa Maria Novella Station - 6 min walk
  • Porta al Prato Station - 15 min walk
  • Unità Tram Stop - 2 min walk
  • Valfonda - Stazione Santa Maria Novella Tram Stop - 5 min walk
  • Alamanni - Stazione Santa Maria Novella Tram Stop - 6 min walk


  • Shake Cafe - 1 min walk
  • Banki Ramen - 2 min walk
  • Osteria dei Centopoveri - 3 min walk
  • Fiddler's Elbow - 2 min walk
  • Giglio Rosso - 3 min walk

About this property

Grand Hotel Minerva

Located 4.4 mi (7 km) from the airport, Grand Hotel Minerva offers a great location, putting you within just a 10-minute walk of Piazza di Santa Maria Novella and Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore. The restaurant is the perfect spot for a bite to eat, and after having fun at the seasonal outdoor pool, you can unwind with a drink at the bar/lounge. This upscale hotel also features a poolside bar, a fitness center, and a snack bar/deli. The nice bathrooms and overall property condition get great marks from fellow travelers. Public transportation is just a short walk: Unità Tram Stop is 2 minutes and Valfonda - Stazione Santa Maria Novella Tram Stop is 5 minutes.


English, French, German, Italian, Russian, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows regional cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Hospitality National Protocol (Italy)

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Hand sanitizer provided
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 97 rooms
  • Arranged over 6 floors


  • Check-in time from 3:00 PM - midnight
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age: 18
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Pets allowed*
  • Service animals welcome
  • Food and water bowls available


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Onsite valet parking (EUR 45 per day; includes in/out privileges)
  • Onsite parking limited

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast (surcharge) each morning 7 AM–10:30 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Poolside bar
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Snack bar/deli

Traveling with children

  • Childcare in room (surcharge)

What to do

  • Golfing nearby

Working away

  • Business center
  • 5 meeting rooms


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Pool loungers
  • Pool umbrellas


  • Built in 1869
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Fitness center
  • Seasonal outdoor pool
  • At least 80% of food locally-sourced
  • Vegan dining options
  • Vegetarian dining options
  • Locally-owned & organized tours & activities
  • Local artist showcase
  • Local culture & ecosystem education
  • At least 80% lighting from LEDs
  • Comprehensive food waste policy
  • Comprehensive recycling policy


  • Elevator
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Raised toilet seat
  • Bathroom emergency pull cord

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Smart television

Home comfort

  • Climate-controlled air conditioning and heating
  • Minibar

Sleep well

  • Down comforter
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Turndown service
  • Premium bedding

What to enjoy

  • In-room massage

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Energy-saving features in guestrooms
  • Water-efficient showers only
  • Water-efficient toilets only

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • A tax is imposed by the city: EUR 7.00 per person, per night, up to 7 nights

Optional extras

  • Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of approximately EUR 19–25 per person

Children & extra beds

  • In-room babysitting is available for an extra charge
  • All guests, including children, must be present at check-in and show their government-issued photo ID card or passport


  • Service animals exempt from fees
  • Pets are allowed for an extra charge of EUR 30 per accommodation, per stay


  • Valet parking costs EUR 45 per day with in/out privileges

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Pool access available from 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM
  • The seasonal pool is open from April to October

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast.

This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Hospitality National Protocol (Italy).


Some rooms at this property are not suitable for children. Please add child ages in the search parameters to display available rooms.
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.
Guests can rest easy knowing there's a smoke detector on site.
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.
This property accepts credit cards and cash.
Cash transactions at this property cannot exceed EUR 5000, due to national regulations. For further details, please contact the property using information in the booking confirmation.

Also known as

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Frequently asked questions

Does Grand Hotel Minerva offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Grand Hotel Minerva does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at Grand Hotel Minerva?
As of Jun 2, 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Grand Hotel Minerva on Jun 23, 2023 start from $626, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Grand Hotel Minerva?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Grand Hotel Minerva?
Yes, there's a seasonal outdoor pool. Guests have pool access from 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM.
Are pets allowed at Grand Hotel Minerva?
Yes, pets are welcome. There's a charge of EUR 30 per accommodation, per stay. Service animals are exempt from fees. Food and water bowls are available.
Is parking offered on site at Grand Hotel Minerva?
Yes. Valet parking costs EUR 45 per day. Parking spots may be limited.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Grand Hotel Minerva?
You can check in from 3:00 PM - midnight. Check-out time is noon.
What is there to do at Grand Hotel Minerva and nearby?
Grand Hotel Minerva has a seasonal outdoor pool and a fitness center, as well as a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Grand Hotel Minerva?
Yes, there's an onsite restaurant.
What's the area around Grand Hotel Minerva like?
Grand Hotel Minerva is in Santa Maria Novella, a short 2-minute walk from Unità Tram Stop and 9 minutes' walk from Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore. Travelers say this hotel is in a good location.







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Property conditions & facilities




8/10 Very Good

Fabulous Rooftop Pool and Dining
Hotel is very well located with a fabulous rooftop pool and bar. The rooms were modern and nice but smaller.
Teri, 3-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

The amount of undivided attention the staff provided made us feel like we were staying at a 5 star hotel in a classic movie. Minus the drama and intrigue, of course. The breakfast was heavenly, and dinner at the hotel’s restaurant was superb. By far, the most pleasant stay of our 12 days in Europe.
Roger, 2-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Best ever
One of the best in the whole if Italy!! Good rooms, KIND, GOOD and EFFICIENT staff.
Allen, 2-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

The place to stay!
Hotel Minerva was fantastic. It’s perfectly located, quiet, and very clean. The breakfast was wonderful and the staff very accommodating. It was a real treat to have drinks on the top of the hotel, with a beautiful view over the city.
View from the rooftop pool and lounge area
Scott, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Anthony, 3-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Outstanding in every way.
Edward, 2-night romance trip
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8/10 Very Good

The hotel is very well located and comfortable and its employees are very courteous and helpful. I believe the quality of some of the foods offered in the buffet breakfast, like the salmon, need improvement. Also, a more varied food choice should be offered by the restaurant even in winter season.
Amalia, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great surprise, very friendly staff, excellent room, elegant decorations, elegant Persian rugs and pieces of art. Location is perfect, breakfast had excellent varieties including a Vegan corner. I’ll stay again.
rafel, 3-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Lismari, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Fantastic service, breakfasts and property was very clean. The rooms were also very quiet so that was lovely!
Davida, 6-night trip
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