The attractive Grand Hotel Minerva Firenze is in a central, sought after city location. Experience attentive service and breath-taking views of Florence from the rooftop pool and bar.

Located in the picturesque Piazza Santa Maria Novella, the hotel sits within easy walking distance to restaurants, cafés and Florence's main attractions. Firenze Santa Maria Novella train station is only 450 metres away, while Galleria degli Uffizi, Galleria dell'Accademia, Basilica of Santa Croce, Piazza del Duomo, Palazzo Vecchio, Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Cupola di Brunelleschi are all under a mile away. The panoramic city views from Piazzale Michelangelo are just one and half miles away. Florence Airport is under four miles from the hotel.

The contemporary rooms are outfitted with luxurious marble bathrooms. Premium rooms face the gardens or inner courtyard, and you can upgrade to a Deluxe Double for views of the piazza and Church of Santa Maria Novella. 

Accommodation details


Piazza di Santa Maria Novella 16

Check-in Details:

Normal Check-in: 15:00
Normal Check-out: 12:00


0.5 mi / 0.9 km from city centre

Room types and facilities

Premium Room

Sleeps 3, Bed Type: Double(s) or single(s)  Satellite television, Minibar, Air conditioning, Private bathroom, Bathtub/shower combination, Television

Deluxe Double Florence View

Sleeps 3, Bed Type: Double(s)  Satellite television, Minibar, Refrigerator, Air conditioning, Separate Bath, Private bathroom, Separate Shower, Television

General facilities

  • Laundry/Valet service
  • Baby sitting
  • Concierge desk
  • Exercise gym
  • Off-Site parking
  • Internet services
  • Solarium
  • 2 Restaurant
  • 1 Pool
  • Outdoor pool
  • 1 Lounges/bars
  • Pool Bar
  • Room service
  • Dry cleaning
  • Safe deposit box
  • Elevators

Other facilities

Open from April to October, the exclusive rooftop terrace permits hotel guests only. It’s home to a bar and a heated pool, overlooking the façade of the Church of Santa Maria Novella, the Duomo, Giotto’s bell tower and the Palazzo Vecchio. The hotel also has a fitness centre.

Dining information

Start your day in Il Chiostro breakfast room, where you can tuck into a variety of fresh dishes, including low calorie, gluten-free, and local Tuscan options. La Buona Novella Bistrot and Bar serves lunch and dinner. Expect modern takes on traditional Florentine and Mediterranean dishes, with seasonal ingredients, vegetarian and vegan options, and a wine list highlighting multiple regions throughout Italy. From April to October, La Buona Novella extends outdoors for dining on the terrace, overlooking the piazza. In the evenings, the bar offers coffees, aperitifs and snacks, including burgers, salads and sandwiches.

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