Universo Hotel - Florence

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

Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in public areas

Parking

Paid parking

Luggage storage
Late check-in/ -out
Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Restaurant buffet

Breakfast room

Laundry

Self-service laundry

TV

Flat-screen TV

Elevator

Overview

The 3-star Universo Hotel offers an individual accommodation in Palazzo Pitti district of Florence. Since 2008, it has been hosting guests in the center of Florence.

Statue of David, Alessandro Cammilli Private Tours and Piazza della Signoria are within 10 minutes' walk away. The property is located 1 km away from Florence city center with a church, a cathedral and a basilica nearby.

Piazzale Michelangelo is 1.8 km from the hotel and Roman Theater and Civic Museum is about 1.7 km away.

Guests can reach Universo Hotel by car from Peretola airport in 10 minutes.

Rooms

For a comfortable stay Universo Hotel offers 41 rooms on 5 floors featuring individual climate control, flat-screen TV, a minibar, a safe and a writing desk. The guestrooms afford a splendid view of the city. The rooms come with private bathrooms featuring a bathtub, a shower and a hairdryer.

Eat & Drink

In the morning a complimentary buffet breakfast is served. Guests can eat at Da il Latini and Galli, situated within a 5-minute walk of the venue.

Services

The property offers a business center, an internet corner and a photocopier for business guests staying at Universo Hotel.

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

General

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

Services

  • Room service
  • Self-service laundry
  • Newspaper service
  • Tours/Ticket assistance

Dining facilities

  • Breakfast room
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Bar/ Lounge area

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs available

Room view

  • City view

Room facilities

  • Individual air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Mini-bar
  • Dressing area
  • Balcony
  • Rollaway beds
  • Wardrobe
  • In-room desk

Bathroom

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

Self-catering

  • Refrigerator

Media

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

Policies

Check-in

  • from  2 pm

Check-out

  • until 07:00-12:00 

Pets

  • Pets are allowed on request.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

Piazza Santa Maria Novella 20, Florence, Italy, 50123

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City Center
  • Florence
    700 ft
Airports
Train Stations
  • Santa Maria Novella Train Station
    1000 ft
  • Bus stop
    700 ft
Restaurants
  • Vincanto Ristorante (cuisine: Italian)
    100 ft
  • Da il Latini (cuisine: Italian)
    1000 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until 07:00-12:00 
  • Number of floors:
    5
  • Number of rooms:
    41

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Rooms and availability

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Standard Double Room
Bed type: Double bed or Twin beds or Double bed or 2 Single beds
Size: 195 sq. feet
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    Triple Room
    Bed type: Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons or Queen-size bed and Single bed
    Size: 220 sq. feet
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        Superior Double Room
        Bed type: Double bed or Double bed or Twin beds or Twin beds
        Size: 195 sq. feet
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        • Private bathroom
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        DOUBLE/TWIN SUPERIOR. BED & BREAKFAST. Standard rate

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          Superior Triple Room
          Bed type: Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons
          Size: 220 sq. feet
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              Deluxe Double Room
              Bed type: Double bed or Twin beds or Twin beds or Double bed
              Size: 195 sq. feet
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              • Private bathroom
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              DOUBLE/TWIN DELUXE. BED & BREAKFAST. Standard rate

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                How to reach hotel

                hotel Universo Hotel - Florence Florence location
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                Hotel Address:

                Piazza Santa Maria Novella 20, Florence, Italy, 50123

                Get directions
                City Center
                • Florence
                  700 ft
                Airports
                Train Stations
                • Santa Maria Novella Train Station
                  1000 ft
                • Bus stop
                  700 ft
                Restaurants
                • Vincanto Ristorante (cuisine: Italian)
                  100 ft
                • Da il Latini (cuisine: Italian)
                  1000 ft
                Hotel information
                • Check-in:
                  from  2 pm
                • Check-out:
                  until 07:00-12:00 
                • Number of floors:
                  5
                • Number of rooms:
                  41

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                What's nearby

                Tourist attractions

                • Santa Maria Novella - 400 ft
                • Strozzi Palace - 1000 ft
                • San Lorenzo Basilica - 1400 ft
                • Duomo - S.Maria del Fiore - - 1400 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
                • Baptisterio - 1400 ft

                Train stations

                Convention centers

                • Via Faenza - 1400 ft

                Amusement

                • River to River. Florence Indian Film Festival - 400 ft
                • Odeon - 1000 ft
                • Cinema Gambrinus CineHall - 1400 ft

                Monuments and Landmarks

                • Santa Maria Maggiore - 700 ft
                • Via Dè Tornabuoni - 1000 ft
                • Belltower by Giotto - 1400 ft
                • Medici Riccardi Palace - 1400 ft
                • Florence Baptistry - 1400 ft

                Historical sites

                • Pallazzo Pitti - 400 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 - 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 - 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

                Hotel information
                • Check-in:
                  from  2 pm
                • Check-out:
                  until 07:00-12:00 
                • Number of floors:
                  5
                • Number of rooms:
                  41

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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

                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 Santa Maria Novella 20, Florence, Italy, 50123

                Get directions
                City Center
                • Florence
                  700 ft
                Airports
                Train Stations
                • Santa Maria Novella Train Station
                  1000 ft
                • Bus stop
                  700 ft
                Restaurants
                • Vincanto Ristorante (cuisine: Italian)
                  100 ft
                • Da il Latini (cuisine: Italian)
                  1000 ft
                Hotel information
                • Check-in:
                  from  2 pm
                • Check-out:
                  until 07:00-12:00 
                • Number of floors:
                  5
                • Number of rooms:
                  41

                Hotel Awards

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

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