The four star Grand Hotel Minerva is located right at the heart of one of Italy’s most beautiful cities: Florence. This family-friendly hotel has won a large number of well-deserved awards, including a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence in 2014, due to its high standards and impressive facilities. Your stay in the hotel is guaranteed to be entertaining and memorable as you sleep in well-furnished rooms, swim in the peaceful rooftop pool and enjoy amazing views across the city from the comfort of your own roof terrace.
Step from your hotel into central Florence
One of the Grand Hotel Minerva’s most attractive features has to be its location: it is adjacent to the Santa Maria Novella, a stunning basilica that is well worth a visit, and is located in a beautiful square. This square, the Piazza di Santa Maria Novella, is full of restaurants, benches and grassy areas - you won’t have to stray far to enjoy a cappuccino, a pizza or a spot of people-watching in the sunshine! Furthermore, the hotel is situated right at the centre of Florence, meaning you are never very far from any of the locations you would like to visit. The famous Duomo is situated only a 10 minute walk to the east; the river Arno with its famous Ponte Vecchio bridge is a few minutes to the south. You will be surrounded by ancient and impressive shopping streets in every direction, giving you the chance to get a feel for the city while heading for the attractions that interest you most.
See some of Florence's best views straight from the pool
The Grand Hotel Minerva offers you something not many hotels can: the chance to enjoy stunning views over Florence from its rooftop pool. The roof terrace has both a swimming pool and a hot tub, which are open between May and September, and offers truly breath-taking views in every direction over famous Florentine sights like the Duomo, the Palazzo Vecchio and the mountains beyond. It also offers a rooftop bar and areas to sunbathe while you enjoy a snack or cold drink, the perfect place to relax while the children have a swim. There is no better way to cool off from the Italian sun than by taking a dip in an open air pool, nor to wind down after a day’s sightseeing than by having a drink while looking out over Florence’s amazing landmarks. Lounging by the pool could not offer more of a contrast to exploring busy streets: staying at the Grand Hotel Minerva allows you to take a city break while offering facilities worthy of a seaside resort.
Four star comfort
As well as its amazing roof terrace and great location, the Grand Hotel Minerva also offers you an extremely pleasant place to stay. Its restaurant offers delicious food for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and has a terrace which is open in summer and autumn, allowing you to be surrounded by the sights and the atmosphere of Italy while you enjoy your meal. There is a wide variety of rooms for you to choose from, ranging from the simple yet stylish Classic rooms to the Family rooms and suites to the unbelievable Frescoed Suite, which is covered in frescos and entirely furnished with antiques! Furthermore, the Grand Hotel Minerva also offers all of the services you would expect, such as parking and free Wi-Fi, and some you may not, such as the massage and beauty appointments available to book and the drinks and ice cream that children receive for free in the restaurant. Any person or group will be able to find a room that suits them and offers them everything they need.
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A truly unforgettable hotel
There really is no reason to consider anywhere else: the Grand Hotel Minerva provides an amazing variety of services and facilities, and with its location and stunning terrace it offers an experience like no other. Prices vary widely depending on the room size and the services you require, but are fairly reasonable for a four star hotel in the centre of such a popular city. As you watch the sun set over the Florentine mountains while enjoying a drink on the roof terrace, you will not be able to help being glad you chose the Grand Hotel Minerva.
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