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Hotel Universo

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Piazza del Giglio 1, 55100 Lucca, Italy
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Ranked #41 of 58 hotels in Lucca
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 5 days ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Eight opera fans booked four rooms at the Universo. Our room had two comfortable single beds, a large bathroom with the highest ceiling I have ever seen. The room had a fridge but no safe although there was a deposit box in reception. Linen was changed every day and was of high quality. We turned off the air conditioning as... More

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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel is very conveniently situated for getting anywhere in Lucca. I shared a room with a friend. The room had a balcony and a pleasant view. The decor was tired, the bathroom small and overcrowded, with no shower screen or curtain so the water went everywhere. My bedside light didn't work, and the air con dripped. There was no... More

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WESTMIDS
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5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a flying visit to Lucca and stayed here for 4 nights, a perfect location situated inside the old city walls so unless you want to visit Pisa or Florence (which are only a short train journey away) there is no need for taxis or car hire. The hotel is ideal for anyone who likes to walk out in... More

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3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

do not pay the high regular price - only if you get a bargain (<< below 60 Euros per night for a single incl breakfast). You pay for the location. Rooms very small, Italian breakfast not more than average

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed with a family group aged from 18 to 80. It's right in the centre with a nice piazza to have coffee while you meet with family going in and out. It's handy for everything from the city walls to the sights to the bus station. It has an air of faded elegance which we liked. The rooms varied.... More

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Blackpool
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed at this hotel with some friends June 2014. This is a lovely unique hotel and yes the location is excellent but the hotel is a great place to stay. It is steeped in history, clean and the rooms we stayed in were spacious and perfect overlooking the square, fresh towels and linen everyday. To update and spruce up this... More

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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

As others have said, the only thing going for this place is location--and given how tiny Lucca is, you'd be far better off staying at a nicer, less expensive place and simply walking a few extra steps. Shabby, overpriced, dim rooms; iffy plumbing; no amenities; semi-surly staff. The tiny breakfast room had those awful, stained, back-to-back, no-room-to-wiggle-out chairs. Eating there... More

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Exept the exellent location, everything else is way from a 4 star experience. You can't Iron your own shirts and the hotel use a expernal company for ironing, it cost 7 € for each shirt and they will be back within 48 hours. Completely useless when you have a business meeting the next day and you arrives i the afternoon!... More

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Great Torrington, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

The Universo was once, clearly, a very grand establishment but is in need of a bit of a spruce up. The location is very central which was exactly what we were looking for. The rooms were spacious and very clean, I found the lack of a shower curtain a novelty rather than a problem, the staff were very friendly and... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

I stayed at this hotel for 2 days, left this morning. The hotel is very central, staff were helpful. The room was spacious and clean. Breakfast was good .my only complaint is the bathroom it really needs to be updated , no curtains on the bath so when you shower water goes everywhere , the toilet doesn't flush properly. I... More

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Address: Piazza del Giglio 1, 55100 Lucca, Italy
Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Lucca > Lucca
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Universo 3*
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#7 Business Hotel in Lucca
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The Hotel Universo is the very first hotel built in Lucca, locatedo in the hearth of the historical centre. Estabilished as a guesthouse around 1850, under the name of "Locanda Universo and Tosca" it became an hotel in 1857. The Hotel is definitely the best starting point to discover the treasures of Lucca and its surroundings: within a few minutes walk you can reach all the sights of the city. ... more   less 
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