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Grand Hotel Minerva

16 Piazza Santa Maria Novella
Florence, 50123, Italy
TEL: 39-055-27230

Behind a traditional gold-and-stucco exterior, this five-story medieval structure is now a four-star hotel furnished by architects Detti and Scarpa. Located in Piazza Santa Maria Novella, the hotel has a glass-walled lobby with black-and-white-striped armchairs and vibrant flower bouquets. Upstairs, the 102 guestrooms contain distressed wooden furniture, tan and white linens, and large windows overlooking the piazza or the inner courtyard. The view is even better on the rooftop terrace, which features a seasonal pool and 360-degree vistas of the Duomo, Basilica di Santa Maria Novella, and Palazzo Vecchio. The restaurant, I Chiostri, serves traditional Mediterranean and Tuscan cuisine.

Room to Book:

Light sleepers should request a top-floor room to avoid noise from the piazza, which is especially loud on weekend nights.

Insider Tip:

During your stay, stop by the 13th-century Farmacia di Santa Maria Novella (Pharmacy of Santa Maria Novella) to browse old-fashioned soaps and perfumes made by Dominican friars.


Open / Closes
  • Accessible by Public Transportation
  • Business Center
  • Concierge
  • Childcare
  • Design Hotel
  • Family Friendly
  • Gym/Fitness Center
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • Hair/Beauty Salon
  • Kids' Programs
  • Meeting Room
  • Maid Service
  • Pet Friendly
  • Room Service
  • Spa
  • WiFi

Year Opened:

Number of Suites: 9


Number of Rooms: 102


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