Universo Hotel - Florence  3 stars

Piazza S.Maria Novella 20 Florence 50123, Florence, Italy, 50123  show mapSave
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  • Rooms & Availability
  • Location
  • Guest reviews
  • Facilities
 Free Wi-Fi
 Parking

Paid parking

 24-Hour

24-hour reception

 Check-in/Check-out

Express check-in/-out

 Food/Drinks

Restaurant

 Meeting facilities

Business center

 No Smoking

Non-smoking rooms

 Child-friendly

Cribs available

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 - 700 ft
Restaurants Vincanto Ristorante (cuisine: Italian) - 100 ft, Da il Latini (cuisine: Italian) - 1000 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. 

Services

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
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Paid parking
  • Express check-in/-out
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • Safe deposit box
  • Multilingual staff
  • Pets allowed (limited amount or weight)
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

No parking available.

Services
  • Room service
  • Self-service laundry
  • Newspaper service
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
Dining facilities
  • Breakfast room
  • Restaurant buffet
Meeting facilities
  • Business center
  • Fax/Photocopying
Children's facilities
  • Cribs available
Room facilities
  • Individual air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Mini-Bar
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Rollaway/Extra bed
  • Wardrobe
  • In-room desk
Bathroom
  • Private bathroom
  • Bath/Shower
  • Bidet
  • Hair dryer
Media
  • Cable/Satellite television
  • Telephone

Policies

Check-In

from  1 am

Check-Out

until  1 am

Children and extra beds
  • One child under the age of 6 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
Pets

Pets are allowed on request.

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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 or Twin 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

    Triple Room

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      Superior Room
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      Universo Superior Room
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      Bed type: Double or Twin beds
      Size: 195 sq. feet
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        Universo Superior Triple Room
        Bed type: Triple
        Size: 220 sq. feet
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          Bed type: King or Twin beds
          Size: 195 sq. feet
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            Universo LocationWhat's nearby

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            • Museums
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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
            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
            • Baptisterio
              1400 ft
            • Campanille di Giotto
              1700 ft
            • Catedral de Santa María del Fiore
              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
            Historical sites
            • Pallazzo Pitti
              400 ft
            • Palazzo Vecchio
              1400 ft
            • Il Duomo (Santa Maria del Fiore)
              1400 ft
            • 1700 ft
            Museums

            Local Attractions

            • Folon e il Giardino delle Rose
              5300 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
              200 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)
              900 ft
              Piazza Madonna degli Aldobrandini, 6, Florence
            • Museo Marino Marini
              800 ft
              Piazza San Pancrazio, Florence
            • Santa Maria Maggiore
              800 ft
              Piazza Santa Maria Maggiore, Florence

            Restaurants Nearby

            • Vincanto Ristorante

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

              100 ft
              Piazza SM Novella 29r

              Phone: 2741555

            • Da il Latini

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

              1000 ft
              Via Palchetti 6/r

              Phone: +39 055 210916

            • Il Grillo

              Cuisine: Italian

              200 ft
              Piazza di Santa Maria Novella 32r

              Phone: 39 055 28 24 38

            • Ristorante Giglio Rosso

              67% likes this, based on 186 reviews
              Cuisine: Italian

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

              Phone: +39 (0)55 211795

            • Il Bambola

              63% likes this, based on 48 reviews
              Cuisine: Italian

              200 ft
              Piazza Maria Novello
            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

            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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