Universo - Florence

Piazza Santa Maria Novella 20, Florence, Italy, 50123show map
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FabulousBased on  609 reviews
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Overview

The quiet 3-star Universo Hotel is set in Centro Storico district and offers individual guestrooms with a view over the city. The property opened in 2008 and features funky architecture.

The hotel lies 50 meters away from Santa Maria Novella and 250 meters from Museo Marino Marini. 10 minutes' walk from Florence city center.

Nearby points of interest include a palace, a cathedral and a church.

It lies 750 meters away from Santa Maria Novella train station. The property is 15 minutes' drive from Peretola airport.

Rooms

Universo Hotel features 41 rooms across 5 floors. The rooms have contemporary decor.

Eat & Drink

Guests can savor coffee and tea in the poolside bar. Serving Italian specialties, Da il Latini is about 300 meters away.

Services

The on-site comforts include currency exchange, a safety deposit box and a car park.

Relax

Universo Hotel offers such leisure options as a sun deck, an outdoor swimming pool and a library.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

No parking available.

Number of floors:   5.  Number of rooms:   41.

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Facilities
Wi-Fi
Parking
Luggage storage
24-hour services

24-hour reception

24-hour security

Food/ Drinks

Poolside snack bar

Restaurant buffet

Dining room

Swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

Spa and relaxation

Massage

Spa centre

Laundry

Services

  • Room service
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Medical facilities service

Dining

  • Continental breakfast
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Poolside snack bar
  • Buffet breakfast

Business

  • Business centre
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children

  • Paid babysitting/ Child services

Spa & Leisure

  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Sun terrace
  • Garden area
  • Spa centre
  • Massage
  • Library

Room view

  • City view

Room features

  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Mini-bar
  • Dining room
  • Balcony
  • Wardrobe
  • Turndown service
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Hair dryer
  • Free toiletries

Self-catering

  • Refrigerator

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Telephone
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Good to know
Check-infrom 2 pmFREECheck-out07:00-12:00FREE
Children & extra bedsThere are no extra beds provided in a room. 
PetsPets are allowed on request.
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Location
  • Nearby
  • Restaurants
  • City landmarks
Santa Maria NovellaSanta Maria Novella400 ft
Strozzi PalaceStrozzi Palace1000 ft
Officina Profumo Farmaceutica di Santa Maria NovellaOfficina Profumo Farmaceutica di Santa Maria Novella400 ft
CHIESA SANTA CROCECHIESA SANTA CROCE3300 ft
Santa Maria Novella Train StationSanta Maria Novella Train Station1000 ft
Palazzo dei CongressiPalazzo dei Congressi2300 ft
Il Duomo (Santa Maria del Fiore)Il Duomo (Santa Maria del Fiore)1400 ft
Accademia GalleryAccademia Gallery2300 ft
Galleria degli UffiziGalleria degli Uffizi2300 ft
Santa Maria Maggiore Santa Maria Maggiore 900 ftPiazza Santa Maria Maggiore
Via FaenzaVia Faenza1000 ft FlorenceItaly
OgnissantiOgnissanti1400 ftPiazza Ognissanti
Piazza della SignoriaPiazza della Signoria2300 ftPiazza della Signoria, Florence
Palazzo Vecchio Palazzo Vecchio 2300 ftPiazza della Signoria
Via Maggio Via Maggio 2400 ft FlorenceItaly
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Vincanto RistoranteVincanto Ristorante100 ftPiazza SM Novella 29r
Da il LatiniDa il Latini1000 ftVia Palchetti 6/r
Il GrilloIl Grillo200 ftPiazza di Santa Maria Novella 32r
Ristorante Giglio RossoRistorante Giglio Rosso300 ftVia del Giglio 11/r (Via Panzani 35/r)
Il BambolaIl Bambola200 ftPiazza Maria Novello
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Santa CroceSanta Croce3700 ft
Sant'Ambrogio MarketSant'Ambrogio Market4600 ft
Piazzale MiquelangeloPiazzale Miquelangelo1.1 mi
Villa MediceaVilla Medicea1.6 mi
Campo di Marte StationCampo di Marte Station1.3 mi
Campo di Marte StationCampo di Marte Station1.3 mi
Artemio Franchi stadiumArtemio Franchi stadium1.9 mi
Casa BuonarrotiCasa Buonarroti3700 ft
Salvatore Ferragamo MuseumSalvatore Ferragamo Museum1.2 mi
Ponte VecchioPonte Vecchio2400 ftVia Por Santa Maria Via Guicciardini
Boboli GardensBoboli Gardens4300 ftPiazza de' Pitti
Piazzale MichelangeloPiazzale Michelangelo1.1 miViale Michelangelo
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Getting around
Airports
Peretola (FLR)3.4 mi
Lucca (LCV)33.7 mi
Train
Santa Maria Novella Train Station1000 ft
Bus
Bus stop700 ft
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Reviews
7.8
FabulousBased on  609  reviews
  • 8.0
    Fabulous

    Great design of the room! Nice view of the piazza. Located very close to the centre (but then again Florence is not a big city, everything is at close range) and the train station. We'd return to the hotel for a while and go back for wandering in the city. I guess the price was ok.

    Quite narrow bathroom (they could lose the bidet) and we couldn't take a shower without wetting our heads. Also not eough hangers. The breakfast buffet was nothing special (the usual stuff) and there were few tables to sit.

  • 9.2
    Superb

    The staff was exceptional. The view from my window was gorgeous. I had everything I needed. Everyone was very kind and helpful and flexible, even when I had to change my reservation. I respect the flexibility and the fact that everyone was so considerate of my needs.

    I think the price of 120 Euros, especially with the dollar exchange rate, was high, given the small space, etc. I think 90-100 Euros would have felt more like a value. I also don't like that the rate changed by almost 20 Euros one day later. I had also found a more spacious hotel room for the same 120 Euros, so this rate seemed even higher to me.

  • 7.4
    Very good

    Close to the train station and everything was in walking distance. Great breakfast

    The wallpaper in the room was a bit eye catching

  • 8.8
    Superb

    It's very convenient just 5-10 mins walk from train station and close to walk to everywhere. I strongly recommend this hotel. It's not big hotel but nice staffs and clean one

  • 9.6
    Exceptional

    good location in heart of florence, nice and friendly staff, small room but v clean

    breakfast a litle poor, but ok for 3 stars...

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    big space in the room, good breakfast with filter coffee

    small bathroom, air-condition didn't work

  • 10.0
    Exceptional

    The location was wonderful to access all the locations in Florence.

    Parking the cost for parking in public lot was very high.

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    Take the room with the view: the view over the city is simply spectacular. The hotel itself is not very luxurious, but good enough. Oh, and don't expect a heavy breakfast in Italy :-)

  • 10.0
    Exceptional

    location excellent, comfortable room, good breakfast, staff very kind, parking too expensive

  • 7.0
    Very good

    cleanness of the room, very well organized rooms, very good location that is near to most of the city sights.

    staff was not helpful, sometimes they are rude

  • 7.0
    Very good

    The location of the hotel was excellent ie very close to the train station.

    There was no personal control of the air conditioner.

  • 10.0
    Exceptional

    The hotel was very central. Walking distance to everywhere. The staff were absolutely Lovely. Tony the receptionist and the breakfast waitresses were brilliant. The Rooms were all art deco, very clean. The shower was a little small and the room we stayed in had no natural light. But it didnt matter everything was perfect.

  • 10.0
    Exceptional

    The staff are extremely helpful and go out of their way to assist in any way. The room is adequate. Our favorite part is that the window opened over the square and we could enjoy the vibrancy of the square from our room. The location is excellent being only a few meters from the train station and also in walking distance to several other piazzas. The lift is adequate and the breakfast was very good and extensive.

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    Room decoration-colours too bright

  • 6.2
    Good

    Front desk very helpful

    Bathroom flooded with use. Colours in the room were horrible.

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Highlights
8
FabulousBased on  609 reviews
Hotel Awards

According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as  Hotels Recommended by Guests in Italy

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Good to know
Check-infrom 2 pmFREECheck-out07:00-12:00FREE
Children & extra bedsThere are no extra beds provided in a room. 
PetsPets are allowed on request.
Cancellation
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Getting around
Airports
Peretola (FLR)3.4 mi
Lucca (LCV)33.7 mi
Train
Santa Maria Novella Train Station1000 ft
Bus
Bus stop700 ft
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