Universo Hotel - Florence

Piazza S.Maria Novella 20 Florence 50123, Florence, Italy, 50123  show map
 3 stars
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Universo Hotel - Florence

 Free Wi-Fi
 Parking

Paid parking

 24-Hour

24-hour reception

 Check-in/Check-out

Express check-in/-out

 Breakfast
 Food/Drinks

Restaurant

 Meeting facilities

Business center

 No Smoking

Non-smoking rooms

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 floors:   5.  Number of rooms:   41.

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

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 view

  • City view

Room facilities

  • Individual air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Mini-Bar
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Balcony
  • Rollaway/Extra bed
  • Wardrobe
  • In-room desk

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Bath/Shower
  • Bidet
  • Hair dryer

Kitchen facilities

  • Refrigerator

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/Satellite television
  • Telephone
  • CD player

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.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

Piazza S.Maria Novella 20 Florence 50123, Florence, Italy, 50123

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City Center
  • Florence
    700 ft
Airports
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
Hotel information
  • Check-In:
    from  1 am
  • Check-Out:
    until  1 am
  • Number of floors:
    5
  • Number of rooms:
    41

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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.

Universo Standard Single RoomUniverso Standard Single RoomUniverso Standard Single Room
Standard Single Room
Bed type: 1 Single bed or Double bed or Twin beds or Double bed
Size: 195 sq. feet
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  • Air conditioning
  • Private bathroom
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Twin/Double Room

Room facilities
    Universo Triple RoomUniverso Triple RoomUniverso Triple Room
    Triple Room
    Bed type: Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons or Queen-size bed and Single bed
    Size: 220 sq. feet
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    • Air conditioning
    • Private bathroom
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    This air-conditioned room overlooks the inner courtyards. It features a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom with toiletries and hairdryer. A minibar is available. Rooms come with an optical, pop, baroque or floral design.

    Room facilities
      Quadruple Room
      Bed type: Sleeping arrangements for 4 persons
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        Universo Superior Double RoomUniverso Superior Double RoomUniverso Superior Double Room
        Superior Double Room
        Bed type: Double bed or Double bed or Twin beds or 1 Single bed
        Size: 195 sq. feet
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        • Air conditioning
        • Private bathroom
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        Double Room - Superior - City View

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          Superior Triple Room
          Bed type: Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons
          Size: 220 sq. feet
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          • Air conditioning
          • Shower
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            Superior Quadruple Room
            Bed type: Sleeping arrangements for 4 persons
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            Room facilities
              Universo Deluxe Double Room Hotel informationUniverso Deluxe Double Room Hotel informationUniverso Deluxe Double Room Hotel information
              Deluxe Double Room
              Bed type: Double bed or Twin beds or Double bed or Twin beds
              Size: 195 sq. feet
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              • Air conditioning
              • Private bathroom
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              Located on the top floor, this larger air-conditioned room is characterised by modern interiors. It features a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom with shower, free toiletries and hairdryer. Some rooms overlook Santa Maria Novella square, while others overlook the inner courtyards. Some units are on 2 levels.

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                How to reach hotel

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                Hotel Address:

                Piazza S.Maria Novella 20 Florence 50123, Florence, Italy, 50123

                Get directions
                City Center
                • Florence
                  700 ft
                Airports
                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
                Hotel information
                • Check-In:
                  from  1 am
                • Check-Out:
                  until  1 am
                • Number of floors:
                  5
                • Number of rooms:
                  41

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                Universo Location

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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
                • Via Dè Tornabuoni - 1000 ft
                • Die verzwickteste Wegeskreuzung der Welt - 1000 ft
                • Baptisterio - 1400 ft
                • Catedral de Santa María del Fiore - 1700 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

                Historical sites

                • Pallazzo Pitti - 400 ft
                • Il Duomo (Santa Maria del Fiore) - 1400 ft
                • Palazzo Vecchio - 1400 ft
                • Il Ponte Vecchio - 1700 ft

                Museums

                • Palazzo strozzi - 1000 ft

                Local attractions

                • Folon e il Giardino delle Rose - 5300 ft
                  Viale Giuseppe Poggi, 2, Florence
                • Roman Theater and Civic Museum (Teatro Romano e Museo Civico) - 1.0 mi
                  Via Portigiani 1, Fiesole
                • Museo Enrico Caruso - 1.1 mi
                  Via di Bellosguardo 54, Lastra a Signa
                • Basilica di San Miniato al Monte - 1.1 mi
                  Via del Monte alle Croci / Viale Galileo Galilei, Florence
                • Giardino degli Iris - 1.1 mi
                  Piazzale Michelangelo, Florence

                Near the hotel

                • Church of Santa Maria Novella - 200 ft
                  Piazza Santa Maria Novella, Florence
                • MNAF: Alinari National Museum of Photography - 400 ft
                  Piazza Santa Maria Novella 14r, Florence
                • Medici Chapels (Cappelle Medicee) - 900 ft
                  Piazza Madonna degli Aldobrandini, 6, Florence
                • Santa Maria Maggiore - 800 ft
                  Piazza Santa Maria Maggiore, Florence
                • Museo di Santa Maria Novella - 200 ft
                  Piazza Santa Maria Novella, Florence
                • Duomo - Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore - 1800 ft
                  via della Canonica, 1, Florence
                • Museo Marino Marini - 800 ft
                  Piazza San Pancrazio, Florence

                Restaurants nearby

                • Vincanto Ristorante - 100 ft

                  Address: Piazza SM Novella 29r
                  Phone: 2741555

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

                • Il Grillo - 200 ft

                  Address: Piazza di Santa Maria Novella 32r
                  Phone: 39 055 28 24 38

                  Cuisine: Italian

                • Il Bambola - 200 ft

                  Address: Piazza Maria Novello

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

                • Da il Latini - 1000 ft

                  Address: Via Palchetti 6/r
                  Phone: +39 055 210916

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

                • Ristorante Giglio Rosso - 300 ft

                  Address: Via del Giglio 11/r (Via Panzani 35/r)
                  Phone: +39 (0)55 211795

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

                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.

                Hotel information
                • Check-In:
                  from  1 am
                • Check-Out:
                  until  1 am
                • Number of floors:
                  5
                • Number of rooms:
                  41

                Hotel Awards

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                Universo Reviews

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

                Average guest rating

                8.0out of 10
                Fabulous
                Based on 553 reviews

                Individual guest reviews

                • Family with children
                  7.8

                  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.

                • Couple
                  6.2

                  - 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.

                • Older travelers
                  5.4

                  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.

                • Family with children
                  8.8

                  clean, quiet, comfortable

                  no view, other than in "superior" rooms

                • Couple
                  8.8

                  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.

                • Group of friends
                  6.4

                  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. .

                • Single
                  8.2

                  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.

                • Couple
                  7.0

                  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)

                • Family with children
                  9.6

                  Stayed in order to go to the gp at mugello

                  Not much choice at breakfast but it was ok

                • Couple
                  8.2

                  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.

                • Couple
                  9.2

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

                • Couple
                  6.6

                  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.

                • Family with children
                  10.0

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

                • Couple
                  6.2

                  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.

                • Couple
                  6.6

                  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

                How to reach hotel

                hotel Universo Hotel - Florence Florence location
                Show big map »

                Hotel Address:

                Piazza S.Maria Novella 20 Florence 50123, Florence, Italy, 50123

                Get directions
                City Center
                • Florence
                  700 ft
                Airports
                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
                Hotel information
                • Check-In:
                  from  1 am
                • Check-Out:
                  until  1 am
                • Number of floors:
                  5
                • Number of rooms:
                  41

                Hotel Awards

                ItalianHOTEL AWARDSHighly RecommendedFlorenceUniverso

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

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