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Via Giosue' Carducci 108, 47841 Cattolica Italy
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  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Individually wrapped toiletries
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#7 of 182 hotels in Cattolica
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At Hotel Universal awaits you a holiday of pampering, relaxation and excellent Romagna cuisine. In the morning start the day with the scent of freshly baked croissants, homemade desserts and fresh eggs and bacon and then choose whether to go to the beach, or to the pool. The beach Altamarea Beach Village is only 1 min from the hotel and is one of the most famous beaches in Cattolica thanks to its fabulous animation team active from morning until after dinner and thanks to the pools and play areas for children of all ages. Our swimming pool instead is located on the roof terrace on the 6th floor and is the ideal place to relax, tan and enjoy the panoramic view of the beach and the city. Lunch and dinner are served buffet style, where you will find a wide selection of the best dishes from Romagna, homemade pasta and fresh seafood. And for the children? Strollers and play area with babysitter during meals. Covered parking, private, guarded and free.
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Room & Suite (154)154
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Bicycles available
Children's television networks
Secured parking
Rooftop pool
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Kids' meals
Board games / puzzles
Indoor play area for children
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids club
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Open-air bath
Rooftop terrace
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
24-hour front desk
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Room service
Clothes rack
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Hair dryer
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Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, French, German, Italian
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Chubbah1 wrote a review Sep 2020
Aberdeen, Scotland115 contributions34 helpful votes
We booked this trip long before the pandemic, flight with BA and the hotel direct. Months later we didn’t think the trip nor Moto event would happen but surprisingly it did! Due to flight cancellations we liaised with the hotel regularly, mainly Valentina who totally understood our situation. On arrival we were welcomed by Francesca, she was busy with other guests but still greeted us warmly and offered us a refreshment. We spoke with the Manager (also helpful ) who recommended a place for dinner close to the hotel, the ‘Holiday’ restaurant, good service and decent food. The following morning we met Valentina who we had communicated with by email prior to our arrival, she was as helpful in person as she was by email. All our questions were answered, nothing was too much trouble. The breakfast staff were excellent, so enthusiastic, welcomed everyone and explained the process of the breakfast service. Only the staff would touch the food and coffee machine, you told them what you wanted, they gave it to you. Every morning we had a laugh with them, they are a really good team. The only disappointment during our stay was the hotel ended its season and could not accommodate our final night in Cattolica. We opted for a higher rated hotel which unfortunately was not a patch on Hotel Universal. I would definitely recommend Hotel Universal, it may be 3 star but the staff provide 5 star service.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Erik Bertozzini, Direttore generale at Hotel Universal
Responded Feb 5, 2021
Thank you so much for your kind words, we are really happy to read that you enjoyed your stay in our Hotel. Of course we take care of all details in order to guarantee you a smooth and pleasant stay. But for us it is also very important that you feel comfortable with the entire team, that's why we love talking to you, getting to know you and consequently to do whatever we can to make your stay a memorable one! We would love to welcoming you back again in our Hotel. We send you warm regards from the entire Hotel Universal Team
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Steve B wrote a review Sep 2020
York, United Kingdom3 contributions5 helpful votes
Hotel's Favorite
We visited the hotel in August for 2 weeks and from arrival to departure we were thoroughly impressed by the place.The staff were a credit to themselves and the business and nothing was too much trouble for them.indeed they would go out of their way to help. The hotel was a 3 star but 4 would surely be more appropriate in our opinion. Everything we needed from the restaurant at the bottom to the pool on the roof was superb.The room was kept clean and tidy every day to a high standard,the bed was very comfortable and we slept well every night.The only slight down point was there could maybe be a few more sockets for electrical charging etc..but it was not a real problem. The breakfast was good and ample with a good choice of items.We only booked for bed and breakfast but on a couple of occasions we did dine in the restaurant and i must compliment them on a superb selection of local dishes cooked to perfection..we were really impressed. Really,if you are visiting the lovely town of cattolica this would be our recommendation of the place to stay.close(but not TOO close) to the beach/sea and surrounded by lovely little bars shops and restaurants. Well done Erik and all the team Bravo ..torneremo sicuramente !!!
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
1 Helpful vote
Response from Erik Bertozzini, Direttore generale at Hotel Universal
Responded Feb 5, 2021
Dear Steve, thank you so much for taking your time to describe in a detailed way your experience in our Hotel. We are very happy that you enjoyed you stay and that you appreciated the quality of our restaurant and alo of the cleanliness. Indeed we take care of each and every detail in order to guarantee a unique holiday experience, but what we like most, is actually getting to know our guests better, so if we can do something to make their stay more pleasant, we definitley will do it! We are so happy that you already booked also for this summer 2021, can't wait to seeing you and your wife again. Warm regards from the Hotel Universal Team
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JamesWatts14 wrote a review Sep 2019
High Wycombe, England, United Kingdom30 contributions25 helpful votes
Lovely hotel foyer downstairs with the staff (especially Andres) being very friendly and helpful on the front desk. Breakfast was great but watermelon as an addition would be perfect! The use of the pool is nice but was absolutely freezing. Only thing letting the hotel down was the room, very basic with uncomfy beds and uncomfortable pillows. Stayed for the Misano Motogp (Forza Vale), perfect location only 2-3 miles from the track.
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Date of stay: September 2019
Sleep Quality
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Cindy7777 wrote a review Sep 2019
Belfast200 contributions293 helpful votes
Stayed here with my partner for three nights recently on a bed and breakfast basis. Hotel has a good location in close proximity to the beach. Rooftop pool was nice, clean and quiet. Room is basic but clean however hairdryer was very poor and outdated- rest of the room fine. Breakfast was a decent enough continental buffet with cereal, yoghurts, fruit, croissants, toast, egg etc and coffee machine. However the hotel staff stated that breakfast was served to 10:30 - on my second day, the staff started clearing the breakfast buffet away before 10:15 which I thought was very poor and did not make for a relaxing breakfast experience. Also on the next day, I went to breakfast a good bit earlier to allow a more relaxing experience however staff seemed to be circling and sharing private jokes and loitering close to my table- therefore I thought breakfast experience overall was ruined at this hotel.
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Date of stay: September 2019
Sleep Quality
2 Helpful votes
gashead60 wrote a review Sep 2019
Bristol, England2 contributions2 helpful votes
Stayed at the Universal Hotel for 2weeks half board in a side sea view superior room. Hot and cold breakfast and buffet style dinner, which we considered a really good idea. Food was delicious and varied.The staff led by manager Erik were really friendly, nothing too much trouble. We left feeling that we had made many friends. We spent most of our time on the beach, just 2 minutes from the hotel but we also spent time around the pool located on the roof, comfy sunbeds and facilities available. Thoroughly enjoyed the holiday and wouldn't hesitate to return
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Date of stay: September 2019
Room Tip: Side rooms with sea view have good size balconies and catch the sun all afternoon
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ItalyEmilia-RomagnaProvince of RiminiCattolica
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Universal
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Universal?
Nearby attractions include Lido delle Sirene (0.3 miles), Altamarea Beach Village (0.03 miles), and Zona 99 Cattolica (0.06 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Universal?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel Universal?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Universal?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Universal?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Universal?
Conveniently located restaurants include Alaska, Bar Ristorante Garbino, and tuttoGelato.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hotel Universal?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is Hotel Universal located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.6 miles away from the center of Cattolica.
Are pets allowed at Hotel Universal?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel Universal?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, German, and Italian.
Are there any historical sites close to Hotel Universal?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Castello di Montefiore Conca (7.9 miles), Villa Caprile (8.6 miles), and Santuario Della Madonna di Bonora (8.3 miles).