Grand Hotel Minerva

Piazza di Santa Maria Novella, 16, Florence, Italy
Santa Maria Novella

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  • Public Spaces18.5
  • Service20
  • Overall19.5
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Hotel Description

Florence isn’t exactly short on impressive hotels, but the Grand Hotel Minerva stands out in a few categories. First there’s the location, on the Piazza Santa Maria Novella, right between the rail station and the historic city center. Second, there’s the rooftop pool, a rarity in this town, and a welcome one at that. And third, there’s, well, the whole thing — the hotel originally dates back to the 19th century, but it was famously redesigned in the Fifties by architect Carlo Scarpa, and a more recent renovation at the hands of Piera Tempesti Benelli leaves the Minerva’s particular blend of classical grandeur and mid-century glamour looking as fresh as can be.

The 97 rooms and suites are elegant, some vibrantly colorful, others pleasingly monochrome, predominantly contemporary in style but with little flourishes that alternate between bold modernism and Renaissance opulence. The artworks, however, are strictly contemporary — if you want to see the classics, you know where to look. Meanwhile a ground-floor restaurant serves contemporary Florentine fare, and in the summer months expands onto a terrace on the Piazza Novella. And the roof terrace is not to be overlooked — it’s open year-round for a glance at the city’s rooftops, and from May through September the pool is open as well, plus a bar, for a bite and a drink with a panoramic view.

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Hotel Criteria

  • 97 Rooms
  • Style: Contemporary Classic
  • Atmosphere: Lively

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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 100% non-smoking hotel
  • 24 hour front desk
  • Adjoining rooms
  • Babysitting (on request)
  • Bar
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Business center
  • Free wi-fi
  • Jacuzzi
  • Lounge
  • Luggage storage
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Pets allowed (charges apply)
  • Restaurant
  • Rooftop terrace bar
  • Room service
  • Shopping area nearby
  • Valet parking (charges apply)
  • Wake-up service
  • Wine Cellar
  • Wine tours nearby

Need to Know

Pets are allowed at Grand Hotel Minerva (charges apply). Please contact customerservice@tablethotels.com for assistance. The hotel's fitness center is open daily from 6AM to 10PM.

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Diner's Club

Check in:

3pm,

Check out:

12pm

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  • PREMIUM DOUBLE CITY VIEW

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 Queen Bed or 2 Single Beds
    • 193 ft²/18 m².
    Amenities

    Views: city.

    This room includes:

    • bathtub/shower combo
    • central air conditioning
    • coffee/tea
    • crib (on request)
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • hardwood floor
    • international channel
    • minibar
    • phones
    • safe
    • turndown service
    • wake up service
    • working desk
  • Premium Double

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 Queen Bed or 2 Single Beds
    • 236 ft²/22 m².
    Amenities

    Views: partial garden or courtyard.

    This room includes:

    • adjoining room on request (charges apply)
    • bathtub/shower combo
    • central air conditioning
    • coffee/tea
    • crib (on request)
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • hardwood floor
    • international channel
    • minibar
    • phones
    • safe
    • turndown service
    • wake up service
    • working desk
  • 402 THE ROMANTIC ROOM

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 Queen Bed
    • 279 ft²/26 m².
    Amenities

    Views: city.

    This room includes:

    • bathtub
    • central air conditioning
    • coffee/tea
    • crib (on request)
    • flat panel television
    • Four poster bed
    • hairdryer
    • hardwood floor
    • international channel
    • minibar
    • phones
    • rain shower
    • safe
    • turndown service
    • wake up service
    • working desk
  • Premium Triple

    • Fits 3 people
    • 1 Queen Bed or 2 Single Beds
    • 279 ft²/26 m².
    Amenities

    Views: courtyard.

    This room includes:

    • ADDITIONAL BED: SINGLE SOFA BED
    • adjoining room on request (charges apply)
    • bathtub/shower combo
    • central air conditioning
    • coffee/tea
    • crib (on request)
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • hardwood floor
    • international channel
    • minibar
    • phones
    • safe
    • sofa sleeper
    • turndown service
    • wake up service
    • working desk
  • Deluxe Double City View

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 Queen Bed or 2 Single Beds
    • 279 ft²/26 m².
    Amenities

    Views: city.

    This room includes:

    • bathtub/shower combo
    • central air conditioning
    • coffee/tea
    • crib (on request)
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • hardwood floor
    • international channel
    • minibar
    • phones
    • safe
    • turndown service
    • wake up service
    • working desk
  • Deluxe Junior Suite

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 Queen Bed or 2 Single Beds
    • 322 ft²/30 m².
    Amenities

    Views: city.

    This room includes:

    • bathtub/shower combo
    • coffee/tea
    • crib (on request)
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • hardwood floor
    • international channel
    • minibar
    • phones
    • safe
    • turndown service
    • wake up service
    • working desk
  • EXECUTIVE TRIPLE

    • Fits 3 people
    • 1 Queen Bed or 2 Single Beds
    • 322 ft²/30 m².
    Amenities

    Views: partial garden, courtyard or no view.

    This room includes:

    • ADDITIONAL BED: SOFA BED
    • adjoining room on request (charges apply)
    • bathtub/shower combo
    • central air conditioning
    • coffee/tea
    • crib (on request)
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • hardwood floor
    • international channel
    • minibar
    • phones
    • safe
    • sofa sleeper
    • turndown service
    • wake up service
    • working desk
  • Suite

    • Fits 4 people
    • 1 Queen Bed or 2 Single Beds
    • 430 ft²/40 m².
    Amenities

    Views: city.

    This room includes:

    • ADDITIONAL BED: 1 QUEEN OR 2 TWIN SOFA BEDS
    • adjoining room on request (charges apply)
    • bathtub/shower combo
    • central air conditioning
    • coffee/tea
    • crib (on request)
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • hardwood floor
    • international channel
    • minibar
    • phones
    • safe
    • separate living room
    • sofa
    • sofa sleeper
    • turndown service
    • wake up service
    • walk-in closet
    • working desk
  • Family suite

    • Fits 4 people
    • 1 Queen & 2 Single Beds
    • 430 ft²/40 m².
    Amenities

    Views: partial garden or courtyard.

    This room includes:

    • bathtub/shower combo
    • central air conditioning
    • coffee/tea
    • crib (on request)
    • EXTRA BEDS: 2 TWIN OR 1 QUEEN SOFABED
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • hardwood floor
    • international channel
    • minibar
    • phones
    • safe
    • sofa sleeper
    • turndown service
    • wake up service
    • working desk
  • 2 CONNECTING PREMIUMS

    • Fits 4 people
    • 1 Queen & 2 Single Beds or 2 Queen Beds
    • 473 ft²/44 m².
    Amenities

    Views: garden or courtyard.

    This room includes:

    • bathtub
    • central air conditioning
    • coffee/tea
    • crib (on request)
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • hardwood floor
    • international channel
    • minibar
    • phones
    • rain shower
    • safe
    • turndown service
    • wake up service
    • working desk
  • 106 THE TERRACE JUNIOR SUITE

    • Fits 3 people
    • 1 Queen Bed
    • 484 ft²/45 m².
    Amenities

    Views: partial garden.

    This room includes:

    • adjoining room on request (charges apply)
    • BIG PRIVATE TERRACE: 40 SQ MTS
    • central air conditioning
    • coffee/tea
    • crib (on request)
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • hardwood floor
    • international channel
    • minibar
    • phones
    • rain shower
    • safe
    • turndown service
    • wake up service
    • walk-in closet
    • working desk
  • CONNECTING TRIPLE & DOUBLE

    • Fits 5 people
    • 1 Queen Bed & 2 Double Beds
    • 516 ft²/48 m².
    Amenities

    Views: courtyard.

    This room includes:

    • ADDIDIONAL BED: 1 SINGLE SOFA BED
    • adjoining room on request (charges apply)
    • bathtub
    • central air conditioning
    • coffee/tea
    • crib (on request)
    • flat panel television
    • hardwood floor
    • international channel
    • minibar
    • phones
    • rain shower
    • safe
    • sofa sleeper
    • turndown service
    • wake up service
    • working desk
  • 103 OPEN SPACE FRESCOED SUITE

    • Fits 3 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 592 ft²/55 m².
    Amenities

    Views: city.

    This room includes:

    • adjoining room on request (charges apply)
    • Balcony - ADDITIONAL BED: 1 SINGLE SOFA BED
    • bathtub
    • coffee/tea
    • crib (on request)
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • hardwood floor
    • international channel
    • minibar
    • phones
    • rain shower
    • safe
    • sofa sleeper
    • turndown service
    • wake up service
    • working desk
  • 428 THE ROMANTIC SUITE

    • Fits 4 people
    • 1 Queen Bed
    • 592 ft²/55 m².
    Amenities

    Views: city.

    This room includes:

    • bathtub
    • central air conditioning
    • coffee/tea
    • crib (on request)
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • hardwood floor
    • international channel
    • Juliet balcony - ADDITIONAL BED: QUEEN SOFA BED
    • minibar
    • phones
    • rain shower
    • safe
    • separate living room
    • sofa sleeper
    • turndown service
    • wake up service
    • working desk
  • 104 THE FRESCOED SUITE

    • Fits 4 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 699 ft²/65 m².
    Amenities

    Views: city.

    This room includes:

    • adjoining room on request (charges apply)
    • Antique furniture
    • bathtub/shower combo
    • coffee/tea
    • crib (on request)
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • hardwood floor
    • international channel
    • minibar
    • phones
    • safe
    • turndown service
    • wake up service
    • walk-in closet
    • working desk
  • Duplex

    • Fits 4 people
    • 1 Double & 2 Single Beds
    • 807 ft²/75 m².
    Amenities

    Views: city.

    This room includes:

    • bathtub
    • Bi-level room: Master bedroom on mezzanine floor
    • central air conditioning
    • coffee/tea
    • crib (on request)
    • flat panel television
    • hardwood floor
    • international channel
    • minibar
    • phones
    • rain shower
    • safe
    • separate living room
    • turndown service
    • wake up service
    • working desk
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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 100% non-smoking hotel
  • 24 hour front desk
  • Adjoining rooms
  • Babysitting (on request)
  • Bar
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Business center
  • Free wi-fi
  • Jacuzzi
  • Lounge
  • Luggage storage
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Pets allowed (charges apply)
  • Restaurant
  • Rooftop terrace bar
  • Room service
  • Shopping area nearby
  • Valet parking (charges apply)
  • Wake-up service
  • Wine Cellar
  • Wine tours nearby

Need to Know

Pets are allowed at Grand Hotel Minerva (charges apply). Please contact customerservice@tablethotels.com for assistance. The hotel's fitness center is open daily from 6AM to 10PM.

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Diner's Club

Check in:

3pm,

Check out:

12pm

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