Grand Hotel Minerva

Piazza di Santa Maria Novella, 16, Florence, Italy
Santa Maria Novella
97 Rooms
Contemporary Classic & Lively
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MICHELIN Guide’s Point Of View

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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Grand Hotel Minerva
Piazza di Santa Maria Novella, 16, Florence, Italy
Santa Maria Novella

Amenities & Services

  • Free wi-fi
  • Valet parking
  • Bar
  • Room service
  • Restaurant
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool (seasonal)
  • Jacuzzi
  • Gym
  • 100% non-smoking hotel
  • Concierge
  • 24 hour front desk
  • Adjoining rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Babysitting (on request)
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • Wake-up service
  • Rooftop terrace bar
  • Lounge
  • Luggage storage
  • Pet Friendly
  • Pets allowed (charges apply)
  • Bikes available
  • Wine tours nearby
  • Shopping area nearby
  • Cribs (subject to availability)
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Wheelchair accessible

Need to Know

  • Pets up to 10 kg. /22 are allowed at Grand Hotel Minerva with an additional fee of 30€ per stay. Only one pet per room is admitted. Pets are not allowed in any food & beverage outlets, fitness and wellness area, and the rooftop terrace and pool. Please contact the hotel to know the full pet policy.
  • The hotel's fitness center is open daily from 6AM to 10PM.
Check in: 15:00
Check out: 12:00

Credit cards accepted

Sustainability Measures and Certifications

We ask every hotel in our selection how they are working to make a positive impact on the planet and in their community. This hotel has confirmed the following measures are in place.
Guest Rooms and Public Spaces
  • Conserves energy when rooms are empty
  • Uses energy-efficient heating and cooling
  • Uses energy-efficient lighting
  • Creates seasonal menus from locally sourced produce
  • Offers vegan menu options
Community and Environment
  • Purchases from locally owned businesses
  • Trains staff in sustainability best practices
  • Trains staff in local cultural heritage
  • Measures and reduces water waste

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