Universo

 3 stars
Piazza S.Maria Novella 20, Florence, 50123, Florence, Italy, 50123  show mapSave
From  US$ 151
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  • Overview
  • Rooms & Availability
  • Location
  • Guest reviews
  • Facilities

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.

hotel Universo Florence location

Charming hotel is located in the city centre just in 5.4km away from Peretola International Airport and in a few steps away from famous Florence Cathedral. Santa Maria Novella Train Station is in 300m.

Distance to:

  • City Center - 100 m
  • Airport Peretola - 5.3km
  • Train Station: Santa Maria Novella Train Station - 300 m, - 100 m
  • Bus stop - 100 m

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.

Facilities

General
  • Parking (fee required)
  • Car rental
  • Elevator
  • Pets allowed
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
Internet

Hotel high-speed internet access is available in the business center and the rate is EUR 5 per hour

Guest Parking

Paid Private parking is possible on site.

Dining facilities
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast buffet
Room facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Heating

Policies

Check-In

from  2 pm

Check-Out

until 07:00-11:00 hours

Pets

Pets are allowed on request

Children and extra beds
  • All children under the age of 1 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • Older children/adults may stay at the price of EUR 30.00 per night/person for extra beds. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

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Rooms and availability

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

Double Bed

Universo Double Room
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    Universo LocationWhat's nearby

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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.

    Attractions for Tourists
    • Santa Maria Novella
      100 m
    • Strozzi Palace
      300 m
    • San Lorenzo Basilica
      400 m
    • Duomo - S.Maria del Fiore -
      400 m
    • 500 m
    • Prato Business Area
      600 m
    • Uffizi/Ponte Vecchio
      700 m
    Popular areas
    • City Center
      100 m
    General
    • Officina Profumo Farmaceutica di Santa Maria Novella
      100 m
    • Via Dè Tornabuoni
      300 m
    • Die verzwickteste Wegeskreuzung der Welt
      300 m
    • Catedral de Santa María del Fiore
      400 m
    • Baptisterio
      400 m
    • 500 m
    Train Stations
    Convention Centers
    • Palazzo dei Congressi
      700 m
    Amusement
    Monuments and Landmarks
    • Belltower by Giotto
      400 m
    • Medici Riccardi Palace
      400 m
    • Florence Baptistry
      400 m
    Historical sites
    Museums

    Local Attractions

    • Piazzale Michelangelo
      1.7km
      Viale Michelangelo, Florence
    • Cimitero degli Inglesi (Protestant Cemetery)
      1.5km
      Piazzale Donatello 38, Florence
    • Toscana Adventure Team
      1.6km
      Via Santa Lucia 11, Vinci
    • Folon e il Giardino delle Rose
      1.6km
      Viale Giuseppe Poggi, 2, Florence
    • Porta San Niccolo
      1.6km
      Piazza Giuseppe Poggi, Florence

    Near the hotel

    • Church of Santa Maria Novella
      50 m
      Piazza Santa Maria Novella, Florence
    • Piazza di Santa Maria Novella
      40 m
      Santa Maria Novella, Florence
    • Museo di Santa Maria Novella
      70 m
      Piazza Santa Maria Novella, Florence
    • MNAF: Alinari National Museum of Photography
      110 m
      Piazza Santa Maria Novella 14r, Florence
    • Duomo - Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
      520 m
      via della Canonica, 1, Florence
    • Statue of David
      740 m
      Galleria dell'Accademia, Florence
    • Medici Chapels (Cappelle Medicee)
      230 m
      Piazza Madonna degli Aldobrandini, 6, Florence

    Restaurants Nearby

    • Vincanto Ristorante

      63% likes this, based on 135 reviews
      Food: Italian

      30 m
      Piazza SM Novella 29r

      Phone: 2741555

    • Da il Latini

      70% likes this, based on 1859 reviews
      Food: Italian
      Price Range: USD 26 - USD 101

      280 m
      Via Palchetti 6/r

      Phone: +39 055 210916

    • Ristorante Giglio Rosso

      68% likes this, based on 179 reviews
      Food: Italian

      60 m
      Via del Giglio 11/r (Via Panzani 35/r)

      Phone: +39 (0)55 211795

    • Il Grillo

      Food: Italian

      60 m
      Piazza di Santa Maria Novella 32r

      Phone: 39 055 28 24 38

    • Le Troquet

      Food: Italian

      50 m
      Via Degli Avalli 4
    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

    4.0
    out of 5
    Excellent
    Based on 359 reviews

    Rating by category:

    Dining
    4.1
    Value
    4.0
    Service
    3.8
    Location
    4.2
    Rooms
    4.1

    Individual guest reviews

    • Great value for great location and nice and handy to the train station and were able to walk to. Hotel was very clean and staff were helpful. The room was spacious, breakfast was good.

      Bad view and just because its budget doesnt mean you miss out on anything. The shower is tiny, some of facilities are not working well.

      My rating for the hotel:

      • Average rating
        4.1
      • Location
        4
      • Rooms
        5
      • Service
        4
      • Value
        5
      • Dining
        3
    • Very convenient location nice breakfast, near to smn Train Station and easy walking distance to all the big sights. Small, nice, good value hotel and not bad for the price. Staff spoke English and were helpful, room was spacious and the food was fine.

      The bath area in the toilet was created using 2 foldable panels and was quite small, also the water shower pressure was a little low.

      My rating for the hotel:

      • Average rating
        4.1
      • Location
        4
      • Rooms
        5
      • Service
        4
      • Value
        4
    • Near Santa Maria Novella station and central location. This a very pleasant hotel and good price. The staff were also great and the room looking at the square was lovely. Breakfast were perfect for me.

      Bathroom wasn't very big, stale pastries bad fruit.

      My rating for the hotel:

      • Average rating
        4.3
      • Location
        4
      • Rooms
        4
      • Service
        5
      • Value
        4
      • Dining
        5
    • The location is very good and decor is colorful. Staff is nice too and the room is definately Ultra Modern. The breakfast is reasonable.

      The whole hotel looks like has been refurbished on the cheap, the bathroom was narrow and quite dingy.

      My rating for the hotel:

      • Average rating
        3.7
      • Location
        3
      • Rooms
        4
      • Service
        4
      • Value
        4
      • Dining
        4
    • Location is near train station and decor is modern. The staff is very helpful, the bathroom is spotless and the continental breakfasts here are worth gettting up for.

      Unfriendly atmosphere and rooms, also air conditioning was not very good and you couldn't open your windows as was way too hot.

      My rating for the hotel:

      • Average rating
        4.0
      • Location
        4
      • Rooms
        4
      • Service
        4
      • Value
        2
      • Dining
        5
    • Near the shopping area and very convenient to the train station. Very nice cosy hotel, price is good and the staff is very courteous and polite. Room is always clean and breakfast is great.

      Bad quality, broken shower.

      My rating for the hotel:

      • Average rating
        3.7
      • Location
        4
      • Rooms
        3
      • Service
        4
      • Value
        3
      • Dining
        4
    • Location was very central and hotel was great. Staff were very pleasant and the receptionist was lovely and helpful. The room was spacious, breakfast was fine.

      Bad coffee stay away, bathroom very small and a slow elevator. No hot food at all and wow, Italians aren't usually that friendly.

      My rating for the hotel:

      • Average rating
        3.5
      • Location
        3
      • Rooms
        4
      • Service
        4
      • Value
        3
      • Dining
        3
    • Its in a brilliant location and nice modern design. Good effort from the staff, clean basic room and decent breakfast, and the manager was very friendly and helpful.

      My rating for the hotel:

      • Average rating
        4.1
      • Location
        5
      • Rooms
        4
      • Service
        3
      • Value
        4
    • Nice lookout view and modern design. Clean, good interior, staff very friendly and the room was neat and clean. Breakfast was more than adequate.

      My rating for the hotel:

      • Average rating
        4.7
      • Location
        5
      • Rooms
        5
      • Service
        5
      • Value
        4
    • The location is great, hotel Universo is located just across smn train station and was very easy to get to, staff is kind and helpful. Rooms also are very good and the breakfast included on the price is amazing.

      My rating for the hotel:

      • Average rating
        4.4
      • Location
        4
      • Rooms
        5
      • Service
        4
      • Value
        5
    • Location is very good, Florence is beautiful and all the staff are very helpfull. Room is clean new, the breakfast is the best we have had in Italy.

      Awful hotel.

      My rating for the hotel:

      • Average rating
        3.6
      • Location
        4
      • Rooms
        4
      • Service
        3
      • Value
        3
    • We liked its central location, nice place and good Interior design. Extremely pleasant and helpful staff, well appointed room. Great restaurants next door.

      Filthy hotel and poor breakfast. Bad m&e facilities.

      My rating for the hotel:

      • Average rating
        3.5
      • Location
        4
      • Rooms
        4
      • Service
        3
      • Value
        3
      • Dining
        4
    • Very convenient to the train station and very nice position. Good value for money and helpful staff. Clean and bright room, adequate breakfast.

      Bad hotel.

      My rating for the hotel:

      • Average rating
        3.8
      • Location
        5
      • Rooms
        4
      • Service
        4
      • Value
        3
      • Dining
        4
    • Great location, fabulous Hotel and the staff were very good about. The bed was comfortable, breakfast was delicious, big choice of fresh bread and cereal.

      Small rooms gloomy and untidy.

      My rating for the hotel:

      • Average rating
        4.2
      • Location
        4
      • Rooms
        3
      • Service
        4
      • Value
        5
    • Good location, great decor and staff helped us make last minute reservations to tour Chianti and were really nice. Showers were clean and modern, the breakfast was basic and adequate.

      Room is very small.

      My rating for the hotel:

      • Average rating
        4.2
      • Location
        4
      • Rooms
        5
      • Service
        5
      • Value
        4
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