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9.2

Exceptional

353 reviews

353 reviews

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9.7

Exceptional

Location rating score

Exceptional location - 60 meters from city center
Popular neighborhood
Exceptional for walking
Walkable places
Museo di Santa Maria Novella

10 m

Pharmacy of Santa Maria Novella

60 m

Basilica of Santa Maria Novella

70 m

Santa Maria Novella

70 m

Gioia Chiara

100 m

Popular landmarks
Mercato Centrale - Central Market

420 m

Piazza del Duomo

510 m

Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore

620 m

Piazza della Signoria

710 m

Palazzo Vecchio

750 m

Closest landmarks
Chequers Pub

110 m

Antica Farmacia Omeopatica Sas

110 m

Infopoint Stazione Centrale Firenze (Santa Maria Novella)

150 m

Libreria BABELE - Boutique d'arte e libri

160 m

Cellerini

170 m

Grand Hotel Minerva

Piazza Santa Maria Novella 16, Historical Center, Florence, Italy, 50123 - See map

Get your trip off to a great start with a stay at this property, which offers free Wi-Fi in all rooms. Conveniently situated in the Historical Center part of Florence, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Gallerie Degli Uffizi. Rated with 4 stars, this high-quality property provides guests with access to restaurant, hot tub and fitness center on-site.

Highlights

Sparkling clean

Located in heart of Florence

Front desk [24-hour]

Excellent breakfast

310 meters to public transportation

Facilities

Front desk [24-hour]

Valet parking

Pets allowed

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Hot tub

Fitness center

Luggage storage

Swimming pool [outdoor]

Your dates are popular among travelersUsers are booking a place in Florence every 4 minutes on Agoda.com
Value for money8.7
Distance to city center0 km
Location rating9.7
Nearest airportFlorence Airport (FLR)
Distance to airport5.0 km

Rooms available at Grand Hotel Minerva

Excellent
Room comfort & quality

8.3

Suite
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  • Room size: 40 m²/431 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 sofa bed and 1 queen bed
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Deluxe Junior Suite
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 king bed
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Deluxe Double or Twin Room City View
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  • Room size: 26 m²/280 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 king bed
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Premium Executive Room
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • Courtyard view
  • 1 queen bed and 1 sofa bed
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Family Suite
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  • Room size: 40 m²/431 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 king bed and 1 sofa bed
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Romantic Suite
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  • Room size: 55 m²/592 ft²
  • Outdoor view
  • 1 queen bed and 1 sofa bed
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Two Connecting Double or Twin Rooms
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  • Room size: 44 m²/474 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 2 king beds
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Duplex Suite
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  • Room size: 80 m²/861 ft²
  • Outdoor view
  • 2 sofa beds & 1 sofa bed & ...
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Junior Suite with Frescoes
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  • Room size: 55 m²/592 ft²
  • Outdoor view
  • 1 sofa bed & 1 queen bed
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Duplex Suite
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  • Room size: 60 m²/646 ft²
  • Outdoor view
  • 2 sofa beds & 2 sofa beds
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at Grand Hotel Minerva?

Check-in is from 03:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hotel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

How do I get to Grand Hotel Minerva?

Parking is available for a fee of 45 EUR per day. Parking options include a full-service valet for total ease. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Florence with private transportation, the hotel can arrange both taxis or car rental.

Is breakfast offered at Grand Hotel Minerva?

Wake up to a great buffet breakfast at Grand Hotel Minerva. Adults can enjoy breakfast offered with an additional charge of 19 EUR if not included in the room rate. You may save on breakfast costs with Agoda by booking a room with breakfast, which is often included for less than buying it at the hotel.

What are my dining options at Grand Hotel Minerva?

Grand Hotel Minerva features an on-site restaurant for your dining convenience.

What is the smoking policy at Grand Hotel Minerva?

Grand Hotel Minerva does not permit smoking in any of its rooms or indoor areas.

What is the closest train, metro, or bus station to Grand Hotel Minerva?

The closest train, metro, or bus station is Florence Santa Maria Novella Railway Station, 300 m away from Grand Hotel Minerva.

What restaurants are nearby Grand Hotel Minerva?

Grand Hotel Minerva’s neighborhood is Historical Center which includes popular restaurants such as Trattoria Za Za, Paoli and La Menagere.

What popular shopping places are close to Grand Hotel Minerva?

Located in the Historical Center area, Grand Hotel Minerva is close to great shopping choices like Mercato Centrale - Central Market, Pharmacy of Santa Maria Novella and Gioia Chiara.

What are popular attractions near Grand Hotel Minerva?

Grand Hotel Minerva’s location in the Historical Center neighborhood makes it close to famous attractions including Gallerie Degli Uffizi, Piazzale Michelangelo and Galleria dell'Accademia.

What popular beaches are close to Grand Hotel Minerva?

Grand Hotel Minerva’s Historical Center neighborhood also includes Easy Living - Spiaggia sull'Arno.

What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to Grand Hotel Minerva?

Grand Hotel Minerva is located within Historical Center, which makes it conveniently close to natural sights including Giardino Torrigiani.

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What people love about Grand Hotel Minerva

  • 8.8

    Excellent
    Staff 

    "New hotel with very clean room & friendly staff."

    Chee

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    February 7, 2020

  • 10

    Exceptional
    Cleanliness

    "Hotel is clean."

    TAN

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    December 24, 2019

  • 9.6

    Exceptional
    Location

    "Had Nice stay and love the hotel decoration & location."

    Bundit

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    October 8, 2022

Property ranking|Compared to 3,237 Florence properties
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Location score
9.7/10
Cleanliness score
9.5/10
Room comfort score
8.3/10
Value for money score
8.7/10
Better than
99
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of Florence properties
Better than
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Better than
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Overall rating:

9.2

Exceptional
353 reviews
Cleanliness
9.5
Facilities
9.0
Location
9.7
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What travelers say they love:
Easy walk from the train station.
William from United States
Couple
More about Grand Hotel Minerva

More about Grand Hotel Minerva

Grand Hotel Minerva

Whatever your reason for visiting Florence, Grand Hotel Minerva is the perfect venue for an exhilarating and exciting break away. The true local flavors and culture of Florence are yours with a stay at Grand Hotel Minerva, located just 840 m from the famous Gallerie Degli Uffizi.
Travelers are guaranteed to have a hassle-free stay with all the amenities and services provided by Grand Hotel Minerva. Stay connected throughout your stay with free internet access provided. Your explorations of Florence can be assisted with taxi and car hire services available. Parking is provided for guests by the hotel.
You'll have no problem planning out your days and transportation needs with front desk services including concierge service, luggage storage and safety deposit boxes. The hotel's ticket service and tours can even help you book tickets and reservations for entertainment and explorations. Wear your favorite outfits again and again thanks to the dry cleaning service and laundry service offered at Grand Hotel Minerva. In-room conveniences such as room service and daily housekeeping will make staying in a great choice.
The hotel is entirely non-smoking.
Rooms at Grand Hotel Minerva are designed with the guest in mind. To enhance your stay, some rooms at the hotel come with blackout curtains and air conditioning. The hotel's in-room entertainment is second to none, with daily newspaper, television, in-room video streaming and cable TV provided to guests in select rooms. You may be assured to know that a coffee or tea maker, bottled water and mini bar are available in some select rooms.
You can stay fresh and clean with a hair dryer, toiletries, bathrobes and towels provided in some of the guest bathrooms.


Dining and things to do

Wake up with no worries at Grand Hotel Minerva, where breakfast can be provided in house. Throughout your stay, choose from a variety of delicious dining options at the hotel. Once there, be sure to check out bar for some in-house nighttime fun.
Whether you're looking for an adventure or are just looking for a way to unwind after a hard day, Grand Hotel Minerva has a range of activities that will meet your needs. Warm up at the end of the day with a visit to the hot tub. The many offerings at Grand Hotel Minerva ensures you'll have plenty to do during your stay. No vacation is complete without a refreshing jump into the pool. The poolside bar at Grand Hotel Minerva gives you a great reason to spend more time in your swimsuit.
With the hotel's fitness facility, you can either get in your daily workout, or just sweat out your jet lag. Test your skills! Get competitive with your travel group or other guests, at the hotel's hiking trails.


Around the property

With its convenient location, the hotel offers easy access to all Florence has to offer. You're sure to want to visit Piazzale Michelangelo located 1.7 km away, among the most sought-after photographs for anyone visiting Florence. Your journey through Florence can be completed with a short shopping stop at Mercato Centrale - Central Market located 420 m away.


Reasons to stay here

This hotel's facilities score higher than 98% of accommodations in the city.
Verified reviews for this hotel's food and dining options score it better than 99% of accommodations in the city.
Travelers who stayed here really appreciated the location, scoring it better than 99% of the city's other options.

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Amenities and facilities

Excellent
Facilities

9

Most talked about facilities

Breakfast

21 mentions

Internet

6 mentions

Housekeeping

6 mentions

View

3 mentions

Languages spoken
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Russian
  • Spanish
Accessibility
  • Wheelchair accessible
Internet access
  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  • Internet services
  • Wi-Fi in public areas
Things to do, ways to relax
  • Fitness center
  • Golf course [on-site]
  • Hiking
  • Hot tub
  • Pool with view
  • Spa
  • Swimming pool [outdoor]
  • Ticket services
  • Tours
Cleanliness and safety
  • Anti-viral cleaning products
  • Body thermometer
  • Breakfast in room
  • Cashless payment service
  • Daily disinfection in all rooms
  • Daily disinfection in common areas
  • Doctor/nurse on call
  • Face coverings on staff
  • First aid kit
  • Free face masks
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hot water linen and laundry washing
  • Hygiene certification
  • Individually-wrapped food options
  • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
  • Protective screens in common areas
  • Room sanitization opt-out available
  • Rooms sanitized between stays
  • Safe dining setup
  • Sanitized kitchen and tableware items
  • Staff trained in safety protocol
Dining, drinking, and snacking
  • Alternative meal arrangement
  • Bar
  • Poolside bar
  • Restaurants
  • Room service
Services and conveniences
  • Air conditioning in public area
  • Concierge
  • Currency exchange
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Doorman
  • Dry cleaning
  • Elevator
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Food delivery
  • Heating in public area
  • Ironing service
  • Laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Smoke-free property
  • Smoking area
  • Terrace
For the kids
  • Babysitting service
  • Family room
  • Kids meal
  • Kids safety features
Access
  • Allergy-free rooms
  • Cat-friendly
  • CCTV in common areas
  • CCTV outside property
  • Dog-friendly
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Front desk [24-hour]
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Safety/security feature
  • Smoke alarms
  • Soundproof rooms
Getting around
  • Car park [charges apply]
  • Rental car
  • Taxi service
  • Valet parking
Available in all rooms
  • Accessible by elevator
  • Adapter
  • Air conditioning
  • Air purifier
  • Alarm clock
  • Balcony/terrace
  • Blackout curtains
  • Books/DVDs/music for children
  • Closet
  • Clothes rack
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Desk
  • Free bottled water
  • Hair dryer
  • Heating
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Individual air conditioning
  • In-room safe box
  • Linens
  • Mini bar
  • Pool facilities
  • Private bathroom
  • Radio
  • Safety/security feature
  • Satellite/cable channels
  • Shower
  • Sleep comfort items
  • Slippers
  • Socket near the bed
  • Sofa
  • Soundproofing
  • Swimming pool [direct access]
  • Telephone
  • Toiletries
  • Towels
  • Trash cans
  • Wi-Fi [free]
  • Wooden/parqueted flooring

Food and dining

Breakfast options
  • American
  • Italian
  • Vegetarian
  • Gluten-free
  • Buffet
Restaurants on site
La Buona Novella
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Menu: Buffet

Location

Piazza Santa Maria Novella 16, Historical Center, Florence, Italy, 50123
Exceptional
Location

9.7

Airports
  • Florence Airport (FLR)
    5.0 km 22 min drive
  • Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport (BLQ)
    84.1 km
Public transportation
  • Florence Santa Maria Novella Railway Station
    300 m
  • Firenze Porta A Prato Train Station
    1.0 km
Hospital or clinic
  • Antica Farmacia Omeopatica Sas
    110 m
Shopping
  • Mercato Centrale - Central Market
    420 m
Convenience store
  • Carrefour Express
    270 m
Cash withdrawal
  • ATM
    80 m

What's nearby

Popular landmarks
  • Mercato Centrale - Central Market
    420 m
  • Piazza del Duomo
    510 m
  • Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore
    620 m
  • Piazza della Signoria
    710 m
  • Palazzo Vecchio
    750 m
  • Ponte Vecchio
    760 m
  • Gallerie Degli Uffizi
    850 m
  • Galleria dell'Accademia
    850 m
  • Basilica of Santa Croce
    1.2 km
  • Piazzale Michelangelo
    1.8 km
Nearby landmarks
  • Museo di Santa Maria Novella
    10 m
  • Pharmacy of Santa Maria Novella
    60 m
  • Basilica of Santa Maria Novella
    70 m
  • Santa Maria Novella
    70 m
  • Gioia Chiara
    100 m
  • Piazza di Santa Maria Novella
    110 m
  • Chequers Pub
    110 m
  • Church of Santa Maria Novella
    110 m
  • Antica Farmacia Omeopatica Sas
    110 m
  • Officina Profumo Farmaceutica Santa Maria Novella
    120 m
Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.

Property policies

Children and extra beds

Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

All children are welcome.

Children 0-3 year(s)
Must use an extra bed
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 4 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
Others
  • The rooftop swimming pool is available from May to September during the hours of 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM.
  • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Some helpful facts

Check-in/Check-out
  • Check-in from15:00
  • Check-out until12:00
Getting around
  • Distance from city center0 km
Extras
  • Breakfast charge (unless included in room price)19 EUR
  • Daily Internet/Wi-Fi fee0 EUR
The property
  • Non-smoking rooms/floorsno
  • Number of bars/lounges1
  • Number of restaurants1
  • Number of rooms 97
  • Room voltage220
Parking
  • Daily parking fee45 EUR

Reviews of Grand Hotel Minerva from real guests

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9.2
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Exceptional
Cleanliness9.5
Facilities9.0
Location9.7
Room comfort and quality8.3
Service9.3
Value for money8.7
High score for Florence
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8-9 Excellent (29)
7-8 Very Good (19)
6-7 Good (7)
<6 Below Expectation (5)
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Jun - Aug (34)
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10.0
Exceptional
Damien from United States
Family with young children
Suite
Stayed 3 nights in July 2019

Location, Location, Location”

The Grand Hotel Minerva is centrally located, a short walk to everything - museums, historical sights, train station, and the best gelato in the city! Piazza di Santa Maria Novella is always bustling with artists and activities. Their roof top pool was great for unwinding after a day spent touring museums. The rooftop pool also has a wonderful view of the city. The staff was helpful, polite, and professional. My family and I had a wonderful three days at The Grand Hotel Minerva. I recommend this hotel to anyone staying in Florence.

Reviewed July 19, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Eunice from Singapore
Family with teens
Comfort Room
Stayed 2 nights in December 2019

Excellent Stay!”

Great location! Hotel is located from the busy street and crowd and yet near Florence main train station which is 3mins walk away. We had an upgraded room which was excellent. Really enjoyed my stay here and the breakfast was great too!

Reviewed December 22, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Ngan from Singapore
Group
Premium Double or Twin Room
Stayed 4 nights in December 2019

Wonderful location ”

Hotel had great spread of buffet breakfast. Room was great with great service by staff Location was great to walk around florence and mins near the main station. I love the stay and would definitely be back ...

Reviewed December 26, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Kent from Canada
Couple
Premium Double or Twin Room
Stayed 1 night in March 2022

Fantastic staff”

We loved the staff here. It is obvious that they care about each guest who stay at this fantastic family owned and operated hotel. Excellent location so close to the train station and off a cute piazza.

Reviewed March 28, 2022

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10.0
Exceptional
Hyung from Singapore
Solo traveler
Business Single
Stayed 3 nights in April 2019

Excellent”

Great location near all the best restaurants, beautiful hotel, friendly staff. Room was beautiful and the morning breakfast spread was excellent too.

Reviewed June 09, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Ida from Norway
Family with teens
Premium Double Room City View
Stayed 2 nights in January 2020

Very nice hotel, central to everything. ”

Outstanding, staff, god breakfast, very nice room and surroundings. 5- 10 walk to everything. Can really recomand this hotel.

Reviewed January 20, 2020

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10.0
Exceptional
Matjaz from Slovenia
Family with young children
Premium Double or Twin Room
Stayed 1 night in January 2019

Great stay”

Top location, only few minutes walk to touristic sites and famous restaurants. Clean and spacious rooms. Car parking. Very useful staff. Highly recommended hotel.

Reviewed January 04, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
SANDRA from United States
Couple
Premium Double or Twin Room
Stayed 4 nights in August 2021

Stunning hotel”

It was the best location, gorgeous room, roof top pool and bar, fantastic buffet breakfast and lovely staff - highly recommended- I would definitely go back

Reviewed August 25, 2021

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10.0
Exceptional
William from United States
Couple
Premium Double or Twin Room
Stayed 3 nights in June 2022

Our 4th Stay Here”

Quality is always first class. Easy walk from the train station. Not in the center of the city but we prefer that because it is quieter.

Reviewed June 02, 2022

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9.6
Exceptional
Thomas from Indonesia
Couple
Premium Twin Beds
Stayed 2 nights in February 2019

Excellent hotel”

The Grand Minerva Hotel is an excellent and awesome hotel. Staff was accommodating and kind. The breakfast was delicious! This place is located near St. Maria Novella, one of a historical church in Firenze. The hotel staff will provide you to a walking distance self-tour guide for you. Will stay in this hotel again for sure!

Reviewed February 25, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
MINHO from South Korea
Couple
Deluxe Junior Suite
Stayed 2 nights in March 2019

Very satisfied.”

Very satisfied. Terace view is perferct. Staff is friendly too. Facilities are good.

Reviewed April 05, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
RAMI from France
Family with young children
Premium Double or Twin Room
Stayed 5 nights in February 2020

Top service”

True 4 star. Modern design. Convenient even with baby. Top service. I recommend

Reviewed February 17, 2020

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10.0
Exceptional
TAN from Singapore
Family with teens
Comfort Room
Stayed 2 nights in December 2019

Exceptional”

Hotel is clean. Breakfast is sumptuous and wide variety

Reviewed December 24, 2019

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9.2
Exceptional
Cassandra from United States
Group
Comfort Room
Stayed 2 nights in April 2019

Yeah, I’d stay here again! ”

Great location, pretty room, delicious breakfast (definitely had seconds), helpful and engaging staff and just an overall nice experience. They even made reservations for us at a few restaurants and gave great recommendations for places to eat. The only con is that they didn’t have irons in the rooms and small wash cloths. We made it work but it would have been nice to know in advance.

Reviewed April 09, 2019

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8.8
Excellent
Chee from Singapore
Family with young children
Premium Executive Room
Stayed 3 nights in February 2020

Excellent”

New hotel with very clean room & friendly staff. good location near to train station. Walking distance to many attraction too.

Reviewed February 07, 2020

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8.8
Excellent
GHAZY from Kuwait
Business traveler
Premium Twin Beds
Stayed 6 nights in March 2019

Hotel grand minerva in Florence ”

The hotel in the heart of tuscan step away from the train station santa mareia novela the staff was friendly specially mrs marriana and the manager iwould definitely come again.

Reviewed March 10, 2019

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8.4
Excellent
Khairul from Malaysia
Business traveler
Premium Double Room City View
Stayed 7 nights in February 2020

Awesome week in Florence ”

Artistic and awesome hotel. So much things to see. But kind of small, but so do the rest of hotel in the area. Very polite and helpful staff. My only complaint would be the fragrant used. Kind of too much that it cause me headache.

Reviewed February 25, 2020

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8.4
Excellent
Khaled from United Arab Emirates
Family with young children
Premium Double or Twin Room
Stayed 5 nights in March 2019

I love to stay at this hotel ”

Everything was very good except the internet was very slow

Reviewed March 30, 2019

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7.2
Very good
Ali from Kuwait
Couple
Premium Double or Twin Room
Stayed 1 night in June 2022

Choose room wisely!”

Location is great and the customer service are friendly try to help. My main issue was the room given to us was not even close to the picture (tried tirelessly to change it yo no avail). Our room was long and thin where you must walk sideways between the bed and tv to reach the other side of the room and the bathroom. I was promised a better ( same category room, not even an upgrade) on only the last two nights (I booked 4 nights) I hoped they would make it up with an upgrade on the last two nights but I was disappointed that they didn't offer nor did I want to ask. Breakfast was good but nothing spectacular, juices were not fresh and there wasn't a station for eggs or waffles to order only scrambled eggs. Not to aound picky but I honestly expected much more ever all from such a pricey hotel (peak season albeit). Valet parking at €35 per night is pretty much standard but VERY convenient, where you park by the door and they park it nearby.

Reviewed June 04, 2022

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8.0
Excellent
Khairul from Malaysia
Business traveler
Premium Double or Twin Room
Stayed 2 nights in February 2020

Near to train station ”

the room is old but the hotel looks great

Reviewed February 10, 2020

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