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Universo

Piazza Santa Maria Novella 20, 50123 Florence, Italy
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Sydney, Australia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 via mobile

Very difficult to find the hotel and to get into the rooms with suitcases. Boutique hotel so the lifts are very small (as are most in Italy) and there are stairs leading up to the rooms which are hard to manouvre luggage up and around corners. The staff did assist us with our luggage upon checking in which was helpful.... More 

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Europe
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

The staff at the reception was extraordinarily RUDE and rooms filthy. We got insulted over asking to use the bathroom since 5 of our family members were checking in and got told to leave the hotel. Worst customer service ever!!!!! There are many other better options in Florence then this one, don't waste your money!!!

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Melbourne, Australia
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75 reviews 75 reviews
20 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We stayed here for 5 nights in a newly renovated room with a balcony that looked across to the Duomo. Breakfast was included in the price and of sufficiently good quality with cereal,cheeses,meats,pastries,coffee/tea,juice. We asked for a good restaurant and found our definition of heaven.We ate at the recommended restaurant every day and avoided the tourist haunts.The food and service... More 

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46 reviews 46 reviews
10 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

The best room in the house, we had a stunning view over Piazza Santa Maria Novella and the basilica. Our room was clean and comfortable with magnificent marble tiles. The bathroom was roomy and we'll equipped. From the hotel we walked to all the sights and the dozens of restaurants around. It may not have been as great without our... More 

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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

This hotel is great! The room has a modern sense to it, the bed for me is extremely comfy and the staff are so helpful. A few things could do with improving eg. The breakfast buffet neds a bit more range and the wallpaper has started to peel but they are no biggies!

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Doha, Qatar
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53 reviews 53 reviews
14 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Midway between the train station and the Duomo, it's an excellent location. We had a triple room. The size was okay and the bathroom was spacious. It faced into the ventilation shaft, not an ideal view but probably quieter. Room lighting was fairly poor. Breakfast was good, not outstanding compared to some others I've had in Italy. Given it's an... More 

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Houston, Texas, United States
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20 reviews 20 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Even if hotels in Europe don't use to have big rooms, ours was very good, with plenty of space! We liked that this hotel is very close to train station so we did not have to carry our bagages very much. Breakfast was good enough, with enough things to choose. Staff was very nice and gentle. Only thing that concerned... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

非常糟的飯店!門不能鎖,用手就可以打開,房卡是裝飾用的。冰箱是壞的,冷氣不是中央空調式卻找不到遙控在那,還佈滿了灰塵,看起來非常髒。向飯店反應,一開始沒有人處理,後來處理人員只解決了門的問題,其他問題態度十分敷衍。表達換房意願卻要求再額外付費?!浴室的排水系統也很糟糕,居然會淹水!!三顆星根本太多!!! You can open door without key-card. Refrigerator is broken too, and the bathroom become swimming poor after taking a shower. Anyway, this is the worst hotel experience I have ever had!

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Kansas City, Missouri
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

There was black mold on the shower curtain. If that wasn't bad enough, the service was cold and unhelpful. The only good thing about this hotel was the location which was near the train station. It was convenient for an early morning departure. However, I would not recommend this hotel. There are plenty in the area.

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Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

The hotel is very near to the station, just 2 mins walk. Room was ok for couple, had all things that should be there. Only thing disappointing is the size of shower. It's less than 1.5ft wide. One cannot even turn properly. Breakfast is ok. Staff is friendly.

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