Universo Hotel - Florence

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

Wi-Fi
Parking

No parking

Luggage storage
24-hour

24-hour reception

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Restaurant buffet

Laundry

Self-service laundry

TV

Flat-screen TV

Elevator

Overview

Universo Hotel is a 3-star quiet property offering an individual accommodation steps away from Santa Maria Novella, Medici Chapels and MNAF: Alinari National Museum of Photography. Since 2008, it has been hosting guests in the center of Florence.

The central location makes a church, a cathedral and a museum easily reachable. The property is set a 10-minute stroll from Florence center.

Universo Hotel offers a splendid view to its guests.

10 minutes' drive from Peretola airport and 10 minutes' walk to Santa Maria Novella train station.

Rooms

This property comprises 41 rooms featuring superior quadruple room, luxury double room and superior single room with complimentary Wi-Fi, flat-screen television, heating, a private safe and a personal computer. Some rooms overlook the city. The rooms feature a colorful interior.

Eat & Drink

Guests can enjoy meals of Italian and Japanese cuisine at Da il Latini situated within a 5-minute walk of the property.

Services

Universo Hotel offers a business center, an internet corner and a photocopier for business guests.

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
  • Express check-in/ -out
  • Pets allowed
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Multilingual staff

Services

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

Dining facilities

  • Continental breakfast
  • 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
  • In-room desk
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

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

Self-catering

  • Refrigerator

Media

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

Policies

Check-in

  • from  2 pm

Check-out

  • until 07:00-12:00 

Children and extra beds

  • There are no extra beds provided in a room. 

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
    200 m
Airports
  • Peretola (FLR)
    5.5 km
  • Galileo Galilei (PSA)
    69.7 km
Train Stations
  • Santa Maria Novella Train Station
    300 m
  • Bus stop
    200 m
Restaurants
  • Vincanto Ristorante (cuisine: Italian)
    20 m
  • Da il Latini (cuisine: Italian)
    280 m
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 Room
Standard Double Room
  • Room size:

    11 m²

  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

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

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Air conditioning
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  • General:Individual air conditioning
  • Work desk
  • Dressing area
  • Trouser/pants press
  • Telephone
  • Upper floors accessible by lift
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Cribs available
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Media:TV
  • VCR player
  • Radio
Room Description:

DOUBLE/TWIN STANDARD VIEW. BED & BREAKFAST. Standard rate

Universo photos Room
Triple Room
  • Room size:

    20 m²

  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

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

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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:TV
Room Description:

Standard|Triple Room

Quadruple Room
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    Sleeping arrangements for 4 persons

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Room Description:

Standard|Quadruple room

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

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

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

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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:

Superior|Double room - Superior - City View

Superior Triple Room
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons

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Room Description:

TRIPLE 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:

Superior|Quadruple room - Superior

Deluxe Double Room
  • Room size:

    18 m²

  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Single beds or 1 Double bed

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Room Description:

DOUBLE/TWIN DELUXE. BED & BREAKFAST. Standard rate

Luxury Double Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

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Room Description:

Deluxe|Luxury Room

Universo Location

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What's nearby

Tourist attractions

  • Santa Maria Novella100 m
  • Strozzi Palace300 m
  • Duomo - S.Maria del Fiore -400 m
  • San Lorenzo Basilica400 m

Popular areas

  • City Center100 m
  • Via Faenza400 m

Places of interest

  • Officina Profumo Farmaceutica di Santa Maria Novella100 m
  • Via Dè Tornabuoni300 m
  • Die verzwickteste Wegeskreuzung der Welt300 m
  • Baptisterio400 m

Train stations

Amusement

  • River to River. Florence Indian Film Festival100 m
  • Odeon300 m

Monuments and Landmarks

  • Santa Maria Maggiore200 m
  • Via Dè Tornabuoni300 m
  • Belltower by Giotto400 m
  • Medici Riccardi Palace400 m
  • Florence Baptistry400 m

Historical sites

  • Pallazzo Pitti100 m

Museums

  • Palazzo strozzi300 m

Local attractions

  • Folon e il Giardino delle Rose1.6 km
    Viale Giuseppe Poggi, 2, Florence
  • Roman Theater and Civic Museum 1.7 km
    Via Portigiani 1, Fiesole
  • Museo Enrico Caruso1.8 km
    Via di Bellosguardo 54, Lastra a Signa
  • Basilica di San Miniato al Monte1.7 km
    Via del Monte alle Croci / Viale Galileo Galilei, Florence
  • Giardino degli Iris1.7 km
    Piazzale Michelangelo, Florence

Near the hotel

  • Church of Santa Maria Novella40 m
    Piazza Santa Maria Novella, Florence
  • MNAF: Alinari National Museum of Photography100 m
    Piazza Santa Maria Novella 14r, Florence
  • Medici Chapels 250 m
    Piazza Madonna degli Aldobrandini, 6, Florence
  • Santa Maria Maggiore240 m
    Piazza Santa Maria Maggiore, Florence
  • Museo di Santa Maria Novella60 m
    Piazza Santa Maria Novella, Florence
  • Duomo - Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore540 m
    via della Canonica, 1, Florence
  • Museo Marino Marini240 m
    Piazza San Pancrazio, Florence

Restaurants nearby

  • Vincanto Ristorante20 m

    Address: Piazza SM Novella 29r
    Phone: 2741555

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

  • Il Grillo60 m

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

    Cuisine: Italian

  • Il Bambola50 m

    Address: Piazza Maria Novello

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

  • Da il Latini280 m

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

    70% likes this, based on 1859 reviews
    Cuisine: Italian
    Price Range: CAD 31 - CAD 123

  • Ristorante Giglio Rosso70 m

    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
    200 m
Airports
  • Peretola (FLR)
    5.5 km
  • Galileo Galilei (PSA)
    69.7 km
Train Stations
  • Santa Maria Novella Train Station
    300 m
  • Bus stop
    200 m
Restaurants
  • Vincanto Ristorante (cuisine: Italian)
    20 m
  • Da il Latini (cuisine: Italian)
    280 m
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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