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We stayed at the Universo on June 11, 2009. It is nice, clean, very polite staff. The rooms are small but the mattresses are the best, bed sheets crispy and high quality. The bathroom is spotless. In the morning we had the best breakfast of...More
Hotel Universo has modern rooms albeit the wallpaper is perhaps a little too °funky° and bright but it gives it character. The bathroom was a little small with the shower and the shower curtain leaving little to be desired. The curtain sticks to you when...More
Universo was the cheapest hotel we paid for compared to our other accomodations in Rome and Venice, and it was the BEST. Great location, right next to the beautiful Santa Maria Novella Piazza, our room window looked over the piazza which was gorgeous in the...More
We arrived into Florence on the Eurostar Train from Bologna Centrale on the Monday, we had two nights booked in the Hotel Universo before we headed off to San Gimignano for a friends wedding. We were greeted in the hotel reception by a man who...More
We went to Florence for the day from Rome and decided to spend the night. The location was PERFECT - one block from the Train station and across from the church. Everything was within walking distance.
The staff were kind & friendly. The rate inexpensive....More
US$99 - US$215 (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.