Family of 5 so always love when they have a family room that can fit us (13,12,9). Kids had upstairs area and we were below. Granted the rooms are a bit old and need an update and the beds also are a little tired - but the space in the room is fantastic. Only complaint is that we were directly in front of the hotels restaurant and every morning early a truck would come to drop off supplies and it was noisy and woke us up. Also the wifi did not work upstairs in the kids area that well.
However the big plus is the pool area. Whilst the pool is not large by resort standards this is a pool in Florence on a rooftop - it is great with a great view. We spent every afternoon there and had lunch at the upstairs bar/restaurant. Very relaxing and needed after the heat and people of sightseeing in the morning. Great location as well - beautiful square in front of us, station very close, restaurants, pharmacy, laundromat etc. all good.
Get them to book you to Bucco Mario and also Giovannis - great meals.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Grand Hotel Minerva, renovated in 2015, is a 4-star superior hotel in the heart of Florence's historic center in its illustrious Piazza Santa Maria Novella, which is close to the main railway station. Florence's key tourist attractions are all just five or ten minutes' walk from us as well as the Congress and Fair Center. The hotel boasts 97 rooms, suites and family solutions and a breathtaking rooftop terrace (open all year round) with an open-air swimming pool (open from May to September). It also offers a restaurant with its "al fresco" extension on the Piazza and five meeting rooms with day light. High speed wi-fi is free in all common areas and rooms. ... more less
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