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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
Just make sure you don't need to iron anything because "for very strict fire safety regulations", they have no irons you could borrow in this 100 eur/night hotel. Room was basic. Breakfast very basic. Location is good.
Stayed here for a business trip and then stayed on for a few days holiday. Location is fantastic, rooms are very basic but ok for a short stay. Hotel is very noisey and doors a slamming constantly. My room opened onto a shared courtyard, and...More
The hotel was well situated in Maria Novella square, which is a delight to sit out front and listen to music and people watch. The hotel (2 nights, June 2017) was warm and inviting with smiling staff. The only downsides are VERY dark rooms -...More
If you have a short stopover in Florence the Universo is a good cheap option particularly if you are arriving by train. Located on busy square but our room was very quite except for the early morning call of the Southern European Throat Clearer. One...More
US$102 - US$294 (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.