Location. The Grand Hotel Minerva is a deluxe hotel situated on the Piazza Santa Maria Novella, the heart of historic Florence, and only a short walk to the Duomo. Guests arriving by rail will find the hotel pleasantly convenient to the railway station. The Grand Hotel Minerva sits adjacent to one of the most renowned and ancient churches in the Florence, as well as being so very convenient to the city's myriad attractions. Hotel Features. This hotel offers a full range of comforts and amenities, which make it an excellent choice during a visit to Florence. Free WiFi is available in public areas. The Grand Hotel Minerva features an elegant restaurant overlooking the inner garden; the restaurant opens out onto the square from April to October. The fifth floor terrace offers spectacular views of the city and a solarium. The outdoor swimming pool is open from May to September (from 9 AM to 7 PM). Other amenities include valet parking, along with the convenience of an airport shuttle. Guestrooms. Each soundproofed guestroom at the Grand Hotel Minerva includes air conditioning, satellite TV, minibar, direct-dial telephone, free WiFi, alarm clock radio, shower, coffee/tea maker, bathrobes, and hair dryer. These rooms have a view of the square, the cloisters of the adjacent church, or the courtyard.