Universo Hotel - Florence  3 stars

Piazza S.Maria Novella 20 Florence 50123, Florence, Italy, 50123  show mapSave
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Overview

Located in 5.4km away from Peretola International Airport (FLR), the modern three-star hotel is set in a quiet square in central Florence in few steps away from the most important attractions.
Guests have access to the TV room.
Hotel offers 42 air-conditioned rooms with a TV and private bathroom with hair dryer.
Guests can taste some snacks and drinks in the on-site bar.
The Santa Maria Novella train station is in 300m.

Number of rooms   41.

City Center Florence - 700 ft
Airports Peretola (FLR) - 3.4 mi, Galileo Galilei (PSA) - 43.3 mi
Train Stations Santa Maria Novella Train Station - 1400 ft, Campo di Marte Station - 1.4 mi
Bus stop - 400 ft
Restaurants Da il Latini (cuisine: Italian) - 1000 ft, Ristorante Giglio Rosso (cuisine: Italian) - 200 ft

Rooms

General information
Hotel provides air conditioning, heating, satellite TV, private bathroom with hair dryer and complimentary toiletries. Some of the guestrooms have breathtaking views.
Room types:
Classic Room (14sqm) comes with one single bed for one person and with a simple but modern furnishing.
Double Room (15sqm) comes with double bed for two persons or one queen size bed and a private bathroom.
All children under three years stay free of charge when using existing beds.
Extra bed or baby cot is upon request and needs to be confirmed by the hotel.

Dining options

Hotel provides visitors with a free buffet breakfast.
Guests can also taste some snacks and drinks in the on-site bar.

The hotel Universo serves a buffet breakfast for free. 

Work

All public areas at hotel are equipped with wired internet access for convenience.
Fax and photocopying services are available too.

Leisure

Guests have access to a TV room.

Additional features

Pets are allowed on request. No extra charges are applied.

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Facilities

General
  • Parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • Car rental
  • Pets allowed
  • Elevator
  • Storage space
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • Tour desk
Internet

No internet access available

Guest Parking

No parking available.

Services
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
Dining facilities
  • Breakfast buffet
  • Restaurant
Business facilities
  • Wi-Fi Internet
  • Business center
  • Fax/photocopying
Room facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Room service
  • Heating
  • Tea and Coffee Facilities
  • Mini bar
  • Dressing area
Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
Media
  • Cable TV
  • Satellite TV

Policies

Check-In

from  1 am

Check-Out

until  1 am

Children and extra beds
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

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General information
Hotel provides air conditioning, heating, satellite TV, private bathroom with hair dryer and complimentary toiletries. Some of the guestrooms have breathtaking views.
Room types:
Classic Room (14sqm) comes with one single bed for one person and with a simple but modern furnishing.
Double Room (15sqm) comes with double bed for two persons or one queen size bed and a private bathroom.
All children under three years stay free of charge when using existing beds.
Extra bed or baby cot is upon request and needs to be confirmed by the hotel.

Double Room
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Bed type: Double Bed or 2 Single beds or Double beds
Size: 185 sq. feet

Twin With Extra Bed (3-12 Years)

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    Universo Triple Room
    Bed type: Triple or King and Single
    Size: 220 sq. feet
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      Quadruple Room
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      Bed type: Quad
      Superior Double Room
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      Universo Superior Double Room
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      Universo Superior Double Room
      Bed type: Double or Twin beds or 1 Single bed or 3 Single beds
      Size: 195 sq. feet
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        Bed type: Triple
        Size: 220 sq. feet
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          Universo Deluxe Double Room
          Bed type: Queen Size bed
          Size: 195 sq. feet
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            Universo LocationWhat's nearby

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            • Train stations
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            • Tourist attractions
            • Museums
            • Convention centers
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            What's nearby

            What's nearby.

            The city center is in 100m.
            Basilica of San Lorenzo is in 400m.
            Basilica of Santa Maria Novella, was built in 1278 in one of the largest piazzas by the Dominican Order, is in 400m.
            Strozzi Palace, an example of civil architecture with its rusticated stone, is in 400m.
            San Marco Museum is in 800m.
            Uffizi, one of the oldest and most famous art museums of the Western world, is in 800m.
            Bargello Museum, also known as the Bargello Palace or Palazzo del Popolo (Palace of the People) is a former barracks and prison, now an art museum, is in 800m.
            Pitti Palace, vast mainly Renaissance palace in Florence, is in 900m.

            Tourist attractions
            • Santa Maria Novella
              400 ft
            • Strozzi Palace
              1000 ft
            • Duomo - S.Maria del Fiore -
              1400 ft
            • San Lorenzo Basilica
              1400 ft
            • Duomo Area
              1700 ft
            • Prato Business Area
              2000 ft
            Popular areas
            • City Center
              400 ft
            Places of interest
            • Officina Profumo Farmaceutica di Santa Maria Novella
              400 ft
            • Die verzwickteste Wegeskreuzung der Welt
              1000 ft
            • Via Dè Tornabuoni
              1000 ft
            • Catedral de Santa María del Fiore
              1400 ft
            • Baptisterio
              1400 ft
            • Campanille di Giotto
              1700 ft
            Train stations
            Amusement
            • River to River. Florence Indian Film Festival
              400 ft
            • Odeon
              1000 ft
            • Cinema Gambrinus CineHall
              1400 ft
            Monuments and Landmarks
            • Medici Riccardi Palace
              1400 ft
            • Florence Baptistry
              1400 ft
            • Belltower by Giotto
              1400 ft
            • 1700 ft
            Historical sites
            • Pallazzo Pitti
              400 ft
            • Palazzo Vecchio
              1400 ft
            • Il Duomo (Santa Maria del Fiore)
              1400 ft
            • Il Ponte Vecchio
              1700 ft
            • Piazza della Signoria
              2000 ft
            Museums
            • Palazzo strozzi
              1000 ft
            • Dante's House
              2000 ft
            • Accademia Gallery
              2000 ft

            Local Attractions

            • Folon e il Giardino delle Rose
              5200 ft
              Viale Giuseppe Poggi, 2, Florence
            • Basilica di San Miniato al Monte
              1.1 mi
              Via del Monte alle Croci / Viale Galileo Galilei, Florence
            • Roman Theater and Civic Museum (Teatro Romano e Museo Civico)
              1.0 mi
              Via Portigiani 1, Fiesole
            • Giardino degli Iris
              1.1 mi
              Piazzale Michelangelo, Florence
            • Museo Enrico Caruso
              1.1 mi
              Via di Bellosguardo 54, Lastra a Signa

            Near the hotel

            • Church of Santa Maria Novella
              200 ft
              Piazza Santa Maria Novella, Florence
            • Museo di Santa Maria Novella
              300 ft
              Piazza Santa Maria Novella, Florence
            • MNAF: Alinari National Museum of Photography
              400 ft
              Piazza Santa Maria Novella 14r, Florence
            • Duomo - Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
              1800 ft
              via della Canonica, 1, Florence
            • Medici Chapels (Cappelle Medicee)
              800 ft
              Piazza Madonna degli Aldobrandini, 6, Florence
            • Santa Maria Maggiore
              800 ft
              Piazza Santa Maria Maggiore, Florence
            • Museo Marino Marini
              800 ft
              Piazza San Pancrazio, Florence

            Restaurants Nearby

            • Da il Latini

              73% likes this, based on 1877 reviews
              Cuisine: Italian
              Price Range: USD 27 - USD 102

              1000 ft
              Via Palchetti 6/r

              Phone: +39 055 210916

            • Ristorante Giglio Rosso

              62% likes this, based on 177 reviews
              Cuisine: Italian

              200 ft
              Via del Giglio 11/r (Via Panzani 35/r)

              Phone: +39 (0)55 211795

            • Il Grillo

              Cuisine: Italian

              200 ft
              Piazza di Santa Maria Novella 32r

              Phone: 39 055 28 24 38

            • Sabatini

              77% likes this, based on 137 reviews
              Cuisine: Italian

              300 ft
              9A Via Panzani

              Phone: 055-282-802

            • Very Good Gelateria

              Cuisine: Italian

              200 ft
              55 Via De' Panzani
            Getting there.

            Peretola International Airport (FLR) is in 5.4km.
            Galileo Galilei Airport (PSA) is in 69.5km.
            Forlì Airport (FRL) is in 81km.

            Getting around.

            The Santa Maria Novella Train Station is in 300m.
            The nearest bus stop is in 100m.
            No parking is available.

            Universo Reviews

            Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Universo

            Average guest rating

            8.0
            out of 10
            Excellent
            Based on 553 reviews

            Rating by category:

            Value
            8.0
            Service
            7.6
            Location
            8.4
            Dining
            8.2
            Rooms
            8.2

            Individual guest reviews

            • Family with children

              Hotel staff was friendly and helpful.

              Room was half flight of stairs up/down from elevator level - as a result had to lug suitcases up and down. Bathroom was too small/inadequate for a triple room at these prices.

              • Average rating
                7.8
            • Couple

              - Location is very good - Room and bed are nice - Bathroom is well equipped with amenities.

              - hotel was having some kind of construction behind our room. It gave noises and bad view. Luckily, we had to wake up early for travel so it was not that bad. - internet costs 6 euro per day which is quite expensive but i guess it's normal price in a city like Florence.

              • Average rating
                6.2
            • Older travelers

              The location is very good.

              Staff is not very friendly. Air condition is not working and the room. Breakfast is poor. Lightning is poor in room and corridores. Sachet Hair shampoo, little amount and bad quality.

              • Average rating
                5.4
            • Family with children

              clean, quiet, comfortable

              no view, other than in "superior" rooms

              • Average rating
                8.8
            • Couple

              As it was our honeymoon trip to Florence and reception gave us a room overlooking the square. very stunning. We also liked the cleaness of the hotel room. Staffs were very kind and helpful to sort out our mosquito problems in the middle of the night.

              Our double bed was a two single bed pushed together with wheels below, it moved away when we snuggled close to each other.

              • Average rating
                8.8
            • Group of friends

              Very convenient location Nice breakfast

              Our room was very dark at night, there is not enough light to read by or for a woman to apply makeup. The computer that was there for the convenience of the guests never worked for the 4 nights we were there. It was inconvenient. .

              • Average rating
                6.4
            • Single

              Hotel is 5 min walk from the train station and the Duomo. Has AC, good size bathroom, fairly comfy beds. Rooms are smaller, but good for 2 people. Location is absolutely perfect if arriving by train and getting around city on foot.

              Breakfast room is small.

              • Average rating
                8.2
            • Couple

              The location was good, it was modern looking and clean.

              The rooms have very dim lighting and the internet was far too expensive (5 euro an hour compared to 1 euro throughout the city)

              • Average rating
                7.0
            • Family with children

              Stayed in order to go to the gp at mugello

              Not much choice at breakfast but it was ok

              • Average rating
                9.6
            • Couple

              We stayed here and would stay here again due to the location and price. We were on a budget and also wanted to have easy access to the train station and in walking distance to the sights It was also clean which was very important as well to us.

              The only thing was that the shower was tiny but it didn't bother us that much.

              • Average rating
                8.2
            • Couple

              Great location! Everything is just walking distance from the hotel. Hotel has a great look - lots of colors and youthful atmosphere.

              • Average rating
                9.2
            • Couple

              I love the location the best! and all the staffs are very helpfull!

              The ceiling of the bathroom are mouldy, felt very disgusted. And the lights are not bright enough, rooms and corridors are too dark.

              • Average rating
                6.6
            • Family with children

              Very comfortable, staff helpful,near centre of Florence and all attractions.

              • Average rating
                10.0
            • Couple

              The location to the train station and the Ponte Vecchio was good. The free breakfast was good.

              The air conditioner was broken and they couldn't fix it. The room was very dark without the option for much lighting. Someone came into our room and tried to make up our bed on our check out date despite us not having left yet.

              • Average rating
                6.2
            • Couple

              Good location for sm novella station and city walk.

              In the room there was a strange smell and lights were too less to see even switches

              • Average rating
                6.6
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