Universo Nord Hotel
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Universo Nord Hotel Venice Reviews
Not so good hotel, but price is not bad for Venice Oct 10, 2012
This hotel is located in a very old building near Canareggio train station. Although all Venice is old, there is no renovation/refurbishment in this hotel. The furniture and beds are very old as well.
Although rooms were clean, the cleanliness of the hotel as a whole left much to be desired as the hotel carpets were rather dirty. Wifi is available but only in the hotel lobby. Breakfast was ok but nothing special.
Location is good for the newly arrived as it is not far from the bus station, but then it is a bit far from the city centre and main attractions.
I would only recommend this hotel to those who cannot afford to spend too much, as many other Venice hotels are extremely expensive.
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Universo Nord Hotel Overview
The hotel Universo Nord is located in the sestiere of Cannaregio, its name coming from the cane fields that once grew there. More precisely in Lista di Spagna. The name "Lista" in the ancient Venetian language was given to zones not subject to the Venetian Republic domain, albeit being in the city, to get into which a visa was mandatory. This area, stretching from the Scalzi church to the church of San Geremia, belonged to the Spanish crown, and housed its embassy.
The hotel Universo Nord hotel was the annex of the latter, which stood a few meters ahead, towards palazzo Labia (beautiful Venetian palace, which houses the offices of the national Italian television, RAI). The annex became a hotel in 1881. It has been adapted to modern safety and quality standards in the last years.
60 rooms furnished to make you feel comfortable and relaxed. All of them have minibar, shower, hair drier, air conditioning adjustable from the room, colour TV.
A couple of rooms have a view over the Canal Grande, the rest facing Lista di Spagna or the inner Corti.
In the morning a rich open buffet welcomes the guest in the breakfast hall on the ground floor.
The hotel has a reception service open 24 hours a day. Its professional staff can advise guests on the best way to immerge themselves in the city's atmosphere, with suggestions on walks, tours and typical restaurants, which will make their stay in Venice most pleasing.
The hotel's services offered are: Safe deposit box at the front desk; Porterage service to the floors (not available in the evening / late arrivals); Open buffet breakfast; Free left luggage office (on check-out day).
All rooms have private shower and toilet, air conditioning, intensity, television with channels in the main European languages, Frigobar; hairdryer.
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