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We'd booked a double room but requested one with a balcony in the booking notes. When we arrived we were shown to quite a dark room by a central courtyard. When I asked at reception about the balcony request, the answer was "Well it was...More
Great location in Piazza Santa Maria Novella, 5 minute walk from the train station and easy walk to most of the attractions in Firenze.
Rooms are basic, but comfortable and clean. Breakfast is good and included in room cost. I fond the staff to be...More
This was the second time we stayed here. Why? The location is perfect and you have walking distance to most attraction of interest. Just a few minutes away is the busstation and the airport transfer. The hotel is situated on a nice square. And the...More
The Hotel Universo in a great location to discover Florence. 200 metres walking distance to train station. I booked a single room and thats what I got. Room was small but functional. Located centrally to all Florence’s attractions. Good breakfast offered. Good dining options close...More
This hotel location is great - very close to the train station & right on a wonderful square. There are restaurants right out front, or it's an easy walk to many others (along with grocery stores, sandwich shops, clubs, cab stands). Easy walk to the...More
US$88 - US$231 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Santa Maria Novella train station welcomes the majority of the people arriving in Florence, which might explain the hectic pace. Commuters and tourists come across the constant hustle and bustle of the station before exiting, taking a few steps and stopping amazed in Piazza di Santa Maria Novella. It is impossible not to admire the the square, housing one of the most charming basilicas in Florence. The
area has plenty of local spots to taste Tuscan specialties, but don’t stop in the main streets alone; the narrower side streets always ensure satisfaction. The huge Parco Delle Cascine provides a solution to the need for a green area as well as a historic welcome in the form of a bronze statue of King Vittorio Emanuele II riding a horse.
Both Front Desk attendants spoke English when we were there. You will find out that it is much more likely than not that Front Desk attendants at every hotel in a major Italian city WILL speak English.