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Universo - Florence

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

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

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

General

  • No smoking on site
  • Wi-Fi
  • No parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour reception
  • Pets allowed
  • No wheelchair access
  • 24-hour security
  • Luggage storage
  • Private beach
  • Lift
  • Currency exchange
  • Gift/Newsstand
  • Beauty salon
  • Multilingual staff

Services

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

Dining facilities

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

Meeting facilities

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

Children's facilities

  • Paid babysitting/ Child services

Leisure facilities

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

Room view

  • City view

Room facilities

  • In-room air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Mini-bar
  • Dining room
  • Dressing area
  • Balcony
  • Turndown service
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Hair dryer

Self-catering

  • Refrigerator

Media

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

Policies

CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT

Check-in from 2 pm FREE
Check-out 07:00-12:00 FREE

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 Centre
  • Florence
    700 ft
Airports
  • Peretola (FLR)
    3.4 mi
  • Lucca (LCV)
    33.7 mi
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

Universo photos Exterior Hotel information
Standard Double Room
  • Room size:

    120 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed, 2 Single beds, Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Bathtub
    • Balcony
    • Air conditioning
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  • General:Wi-Fi
  • Individual air conditioning
  • Safe
  • Slippers
  • Terrace
  • Work desk
  • Dressing area
  • Trousers press
  • Housekeeping
  • Telephone
  • Turndown service
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Guest toiletries
  • Make-up mirror
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Cots available
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Dining area
  • Media:Satellite TV
  • VCR player
  • DVD player
  • Radio
Room Description:

NON-REFUNDABLE Standard Room

Twin Room for Single Use
  • Max occupancy:

    1 person

  • Bed type:

    1 Single bed, 1 Double bed

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Room Description:

NON-REFUNDABLE Twin room sole use

Single Room
  • Max occupancy:

    1 person

  • Bed type:

    1 Single bed

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Room Description:

Standard|Double room sole use

Universo photos Room
Triple Room
  • Room size:

    220 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    5 persons

  • Bed type:

    Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons, 1 Queen-size bed and 1 Single bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Bathtub
    • Balcony
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Wi-Fi
  • Individual air conditioning
  • Safe
  • Slippers
  • Terrace
  • Work desk
  • Dressing area
  • Trousers press
  • Housekeeping
  • Telephone
  • Turndown service
  • Upper floors accessible by lift
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Guest toiletries
  • Make-up mirror
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Cots available
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Dining area
  • Media:Satellite TV
  • VCR player
  • DVD player
  • Radio
Room Description:

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.

Quadruple Room
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    Sleeping arrangements for 4 persons

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Room Description:

QUADRUPLE. BED & BREAKFAST. Standard rate

Universo photos Room
Superior Double Room
City view
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed, 2 Single beds or 1 Double bed, 2 Single beds

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Work desk
  • Iron
  • Dressing area
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Media:Cable TV
Room Description:

DOUBLE/TWIN SUPERIOR. BED & BREAKFAST. Standard rate

Superior Single Room
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Single bed

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Room Description:

SINGLE SUPERIOR. BED & BREAKFAST. Standard rate

Superior Triple Room
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Bathtub
    • Balcony
    • + More
  • General:Wi-Fi
  • Safe
  • Slippers
  • Terrace
  • Housekeeping
  • Turndown service
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Make-up mirror
  • Dining:Dining area
  • Media:Satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • Radio
Room Description:

Quadruple room - Superior. BED & BREAKFAST. Standard rate

Superior Quadruple Room
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    Sleeping arrangements for 4 persons

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Room Description:

Quadruple room - Superior. BED & BREAKFAST. Standard rate

Universo photos Room Hotel information
Deluxe Double Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Single beds or 1 Double bed, 2 Single beds

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Work desk
  • Dressing area
  • Telephone
  • Upper floors accessible by lift
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
Room Description:

Deluxe|Deluxe Twin Room (2 single beds)

Universo Location

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What's nearby

Tourist attractions

  • Santa Maria Novella400 ft
  • Strozzi Palace1000 ft
  • Duomo - S.Maria del Fiore -1400 ft

Popular areas

  • City Center400 ft

Places of interest

  • Officina Profumo Farmaceutica di Santa Maria Novella400 ft
  • Cappelle Medicee700 ft
  • The Market of San Lorenzo1000 ft
  • Die verzwickteste Wegeskreuzung der Welt1000 ft
  • Via Dè Tornabuoni1000 ft

Train stations

Amusement

  • River to River. Florence Indian Film Festival400 ft
  • Odeon1000 ft
  • Cinema Gambrinus CineHall1400 ft

Monuments and Landmarks

  • Santa Maria Maggiore700 ft
  • Via Dè Tornabuoni1000 ft
  • Florence Baptistry1400 ft

Historical sites

  • Pallazzo Pitti400 ft

Museums

  • Palazzo strozzi1000 ft

Local attractions

  • Piazzale Michelangelo1.1 mi
    Viale Michelangelo
  • Cooking in Florence Personal Cooking Classes 5100 ft
    Via de Macci no118
  • Porta San Niccolo1.0 mi
    Piazza Giuseppe Poggi, Florence
  • Cimitero degli Inglesi (Protestant Cemetery)5100 ft
    Piazzale Donatello 38
  • Torre di San Niccolo5200 ft
    Piazza Poggi Oltrarno

Near the hotel

  • Church of Santa Maria Novella 100 ft
    Piazza Santa Maria Novella
  • Piazza di Santa Maria Novella 200 ft
    Santa Maria Novella
  • MNAF: Alinari National Museum of Photography 300 ft
    Piazza di Santa Maria Novella 14r
  • Officina Profumo-Farmaceutica di Santa Maria Novella600 ft
    Via della Scala 16
  • Duomo - Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore1600 ft
    Via della Canonica, 1 Piazza del Duomo
  • Museo Novecento 300 ft
    Piazza di Santa Maria Novella 10
  • Statue of David2500 ft
    Galleria dell'Accademia, Florence

Restaurants nearby

  • Vincanto Ristorante100 ft

    Address: Piazza SM Novella 29r
    Phone: 2741555

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

  • Il Grillo200 ft

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

    Cuisine: Italian

  • Il Bambola200 ft

    Address: Piazza Maria Novello

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

  • Da il Latini1000 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 Rosso300 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

7.8out of 10
Fabulous
Based on 573 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 - Florence Florence location
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Hotel Address:

Piazza Santa Maria Novella 20, Florence, Italy, 50123

Get directions
City Centre
  • Florence
    700 ft
Airports
  • Peretola (FLR)
    3.4 mi
  • Lucca (LCV)
    33.7 mi
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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