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Universo And Nord Hotel - Venice

3 star Hotel Venice

Rio Lista Di Spagna 121 - Venice

1-877-662-6988
Price starting from 42.00
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Conveniently located in the heart of Venice, in the vibrant Cannaregio area, a few steps from Santa Lucia train station, the Universo & Nord hotel will ensure guests a wonderful stay in one of the most lively district in the city center, with countless shops, restaurants and bars.

This charming hotel, housed in a 19th century building, features a wonderful atmosphere, with charming interiors, well-appointed guest rooms and a welcoming staff. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available for guests. The convenient location, combined with all the comforts one may need, will make for an unforgettable stay in Venice.

The Universo & Nord hotel is an ideal starting point to discover this romantic outstanding city, suspended between East and West, between water and sky, pervaded by the fascinating air of lost time and easily within reach of the most famous monuments and museums. 
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Guest Rating 7.5 Good
Based on 271 hotel reviews © 2014 Venere.com

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Breakfast at Universo And Nord Hotel

A buffet breakfast is served each morning for a fee.

Facilities at Universo And Nord Hotel

  • Multilingual staff
  • Front desk - safety deposit box
  • City tour
  • Front desk - 24 hour
  • Pets accepted
  • Room service - limited hour
  • Internet/Email services

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  • Cash transactions at this property cannot exceed EUR 999.99, due to national regulations. For further details, please contact the property using information in the booking confirmation.

Check-in: after 1 PM.

Check-out: before 11 AM.

Policy

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

City tax and/or any other fees charged by the hotel

Unless otherwise indicated, the charges below are not included in the overall room price. If not included in the overall room price, they will be charged by the property at check-in or check-out. Charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book. This property told us they will charge you for the following:

  • A tax is imposed by the city: EUR 3.50 per person, per night for adults; EUR 1.75 per night for guests aged 10-16 years old. This tax does not apply to children under 10 years of age.
 

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

A tax is imposed by the city and will be collected at the property. This tax does not apply to residents of Venice City and children under 10 years of age. Further exemptions may apply, subject to submission of proper documents to the property, to patients, their companions and people staying in the city for specific purposes/duties. 30% reduction applies from 1-31 January.

Universo And Nord Hotel is also known as

Universo Nord Hotel
Universo Nord Venice
Hotel Universo Nord
Hotel Universo & Nord
Universo And Nord Hotel

7.6

Clean

8.3

Location

7.4

Quiet

7.1

Spacious

7.5

Service

Universo And Nord Hotel reviews

3.7
  • July 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • New Zealand

On our last day we told the staff twice that we were leaving early in the morning and had to be at the bus by 4.30 in the morning we told them this twice and asked them where we leave the key and if this was fine.. At no time did they tell us we had to do anything when we left so we paid our bill and we thought that was all.. Then on the morning we were to leave we went down to the reception area to leave and the gates were locked there was no one around and no key or phone number to ring. I then looked for the key if I had not found it we would have missed our bus and flight back to Australia. I believe this is a very bad communication and not something a hotel with a rating of 3 stars should do

7.4 Good
  • July 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Denmark

The last Night very expensive (199 EUR )

10 Outstanding!
  • June 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • USA

The hotel's location was absolutely fantastic!! Very close to the train station. I simply got off the train, walked a few steps and the hotel was right there. Conveniently located in the midst of all the shops and touristy areas. The staff was also quite friendly.

6.9 Fair
  • June 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • USA

great hotel, but super expensive, however all hotels in this area are. there were two types of rooms one with an exterior bathroom 4 feet away and one with bathroom in the room. we chose bathroom in room and it was great, but tons of mosquitos came through bathroom window and into our room. got bitten at night. there was air conditioning. small but clean and nice room with mini fridge. bathroom had interesting looking hair blow dryer and only 6 or 800 watts so took longer to dry hair. overall we liked this hotel. front door to hotel entrance is automatic (sensor) although occasionally they'll leave it open completely. huge breakfast spread for those who wanted. No tissues provided in room, like US hotels do.

8.6 Excellent
  • May 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Mexico

Good place to stay Very close from Santa Lucía train station

4.3 Ordinary
  • May 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Hungary

This is an eclectic-simple style hotel 2 minutes from the railway station, but quite far from main attractions in Venice. Reaching the room is not so easy, the corridors like a maze. There is no elevator, so not so easy to climb up into the third fllow on the narrow stairs with the baggages. The room is simple, the carpet is very stained. Our windows are opened onto the backyard (practically other roofs) with aircon compressors, so it was noisy. Overall the hotel was not friendly/cozy at all, I do not recommend only this is the only available accomodation option.

3.2
  • March 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Israel

The entire hotel is dirty, filthy room Be not cleaned after previous guest, dirt on the floor, shower broken, not functioning TV, a bad smell in the room. We asked for another room and received. A very high price for a room, the hotel does not deserve 3 stars.

9.3 Wonderful!
  • February 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • France

Universo hotel services, cleanliness, welcome, breakfast etc ... is just great ! very good hotel.

8.7 Excellent
  • January 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Switzerland

Great location and nice breakfast.

9.5 Outstanding!
  • January 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • United Kingdom

I stayed for a week and would stay at this hotel again. The location was great, near the bus and train stations and the waterbus stops and within walking distance of many of Venice's attractions. The heating was very good and controllable. Important because Venice was very cold when I was there. The bed was comfortable and at night the room was quiet. There was a refrigerator in the room too. The staff were always friendly and welcoming. This hotel was great value.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • January 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

Only one "small" problem... Vacuum cleaner going on at 5:30 a.m.?!? But for the rest, thumbs up! I will be back and I will be staying at your hotel!

8.6 Excellent
  • November 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Germany

the room was dark and it was a character of used things, but proper. The near to the railway station is really great and the stuff was very friendly. We arrived early in the morning and could immeadetly take our room, even check-in normally is after 13:00. Breakfast was ok and enough. The day we left, we could leave our luggage until our train started in the evening. The second night did cost 100 Euros more than the first one, this was the only thing I didn't like, but there was no alternative.

7.1 Good
  • October 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Italy

No elevator, many stairs, but you can get help with your luggage. Small braefast room, had to wait 5-10 minutes. Helpful with glutenfree crackers and muffin, I had asked in advance.

9.3 Wonderful!
  • October 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Brazil

A very nice place, extremely well located, right next to the train station and not a far walk from the center (the city is not so big, so it's easy to just walk). The staff was very friendly and the rooms were great.

8.9 Excellent
  • August 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

Although I arrived before check-in time, I have waited just 15 minutes to get my room.Staffs are so kind.Rooms are clean.There were TV, air-condition, hairdryer.Not so new, but they work. The position of hotel is perfect, if you come by train.It takes 3 minutes by walk from the train station and is also so much easy to find. I can suggest this hotel.

4.8 Ordinary
  • June 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Spain

Our overal stay was good, since the hotel is located in the middle of the city and it is easy to get around from this location. However, the staff was not nice at all. They did not treat persons nice nor didnt attend the clients as they should. Furthermore they were not polite at all. It looked like they were bored doing their job.

7.9 Good
  • June 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Italy

Booked a double room with private external bathroom but was given en-suite bathroom at no extra cost. It was on third (top) floor with no lift and the latter is a negative aspect of the hotel. Friendliness and helpfulness of reception staff was adequate. Continental breakfast was sufficient in quantity and quality and the staff attentive and unintrusive. The location of the hotel is possibly its strongest quality with excellent access to railway and water-transport services as well as abundant eating places. Public area such as hallways, corridors and stairways could do with some rennovation.

7.0 Good
  • June 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Netherlands

Universo Nord is a perfect hotel along the Canal. Dont expect the staff to be polite, than you have a perefect stay. The room was big enough and clean.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • June 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

we landed from Naples @11:30 pm - we wanted a hotel close and easy to get to - and this worked out perfectly - easy to find from bus station - we stayed only 1 nite then moved to Grand Canal hotel so it was a good stop gap-- good sleep - good breakfast. We were on the 1st floor overlooking a garden that had been overgrown with weeds - but still very pretty and quiet. The room was the smallest we had in our travels of late - but for 1 nite - easy to live with. The manager who checked us in was a little confusing - had us in one room then another - then told us we had to pay for breakfast - but it all worked out in the end. Be sure to ask if your room does or does not include breakfast.

1.5
  • May 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • India

The staff of the Hotel is very irresponsible towards travelers.Very bad receiving.

8.0 Very Good
  • May 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • New Zealand

We had booked three rooms which we received without any problems. The hotel is a veritable rabbit warren but I think that just adds to the charm. The location is excellent if you need to use Santa Lucia Railway Station with excellent eateries all around it. Ferrovia water bus just steps away so another definite advantage. Great neighbourhood. Breakfast wasn't a huge choice but was still very good. Would recommend this as a three star hotel but would stay here again without hesitation.

2.5
  • April 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

Not complaining about price but this is not a 3 star hotel, not even 2. First day we were on third floor, no elevator, heater did not work; there was all kind of stuff and unpleasent smell on corridors. There was no view of canal as promised by a guy I talked to when I booked the room. Breakfast was Ok but staff was not friendly at all though that may be a generalized problem in Venice. There were problems with the telephone they said, and we were not woken up as requested the morning of our return flight, maybe they forgot. One particularly unfriendly receptionist was pushing for an expensive taxi when we were indeed in walking distace to our destination. I won't use this hotel again nor will I recommend it to anyone.

6.4 Fair
  • November 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Australia

Great location, close to railway station, vaporetta and restaurants. Staff were excellent, however I felt that the hotel needed a good spring clean, especially the carpets.

7.5 Good
  • September 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Cyprus

Hotel conveniently located near the train station, and within walking distance from the bus terminal. Lots of shops and restaurants around and easy access to get around Venice.

9.3 Wonderful!
  • July 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • USA

Nice hotel in great location near train terminal. No elevator but bless the young hotel worker that hauled our heavy luggage up many steps. Service above and beyond! I would stay here again.

8.9 Excellent
  • July 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Canada

We were a little reserved about the Universo when we first arrived due to it's dated exterior appearance but there was no need for it. The hotel worked out perfect for us. It was very clean, we had a four person room for our 2 children, and the location was perfect to get around all of Venice. Staff was friendly and accommodating. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend.

5.8 Ordinary
  • June 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Australia

The receptionist was very rude to us. There is no elevator to the floors.

6.2 Fair
  • June 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Norway

Ok hotel. The aircinditioon not good enough. Too many stepsand no lifts.

7.7 Good
  • May 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

excellent location from train station. desk help could be alittle more helpful. your bags are brought to your room, which is a definite plus.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • March 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Romania

great hotel with very nice staff

7.6 Good
  • February 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Italy

Good value for money! Room was basic but large and had all you need in a hotel. Breakfast was also good. We had very low expectations, but we were fully satisfied. Position is also good, few steps from station. They also kept our lugage in the hotel at the end of our stay, free of charge. No lift, but they helped us up with luggage.

5.5 Ordinary
  • August 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • France

I was here for one night room 40. Room was dirty. Dust, hairs, wall painting falling.... The view : roof and walls, room was dark at noon. An elevator is missing and there is quite a lot of stairs. Everything in this hotel needs to be seriously refreshed. It does not deserve 3 stars. The only good point : its location near train station and "piazale Roma", where buses get you back and forth to Marco Polo airport. Then you don't need to cross a bunch of bridges with your lugage.

7.6 Good
  • March 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • United Kingdom

Hotel decor was basic but clean, windows large and opened easily, room warm and quiet, furnishings characterless but in good condition, the shower was also good. Breakast was simple but nice. Staff were consistently friendly and helpful - we left our luggage in a locked room all day with no pressure to pick it up, and they offered for us to stay in the room an hour over check-out time as we had 2 children (10 and 13) with us.

7.1 Good
  • January 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Lebanon

the location is more than perfect for the travelers the stuff gave us free extra bed for the kid for free

5.6 Ordinary
  • December 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Singapore

Location is fantastic! Short walk from bus station and very near the railway station. Breakfast is simple but good. Room amenities is basic. Only setback is the noise. Overall good value for money.

7.9 Good
  • November 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

I stayed two nights as a single traveller and I can really recommend the property for so kind of traveller that need a quiet place to sleep not reaching the 200 euros per night. The rooms decently spacious for the Venice standards and the bed confortable. Aesthetics is not a good point, but for one or two nights is ok. Breakfast is also not the best and richest in Venice, but the yogurt is really good.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • October 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Australia

Universo and Nord was an excellent choice to stay when in Venice and I would highly recommend it, while some parts could do with a little spruce, this by no means had any impact on my stay. Great price for a hotel in Venice. Close to the train station and Piazzale Roma, very easy to find. Staff were friendly. I booked a single but was upgraded to a double room with my own bathroom, this is something to be aware of that not all rooms have their own bathroom. Room was quiet, except for some other guests who didn't seem to think anything of carrying on conversations yelling at any time of the night. Many great restaurants located right near the hotel. There is a laundromat only 5 mins walk away, you have to go over the Ponte delgi Scalzi take the 1st left, Chiesa S. Simeone Piccolo should be on your right hand side once you've turned, at the end turn right. Great coffee shop right next door while you wait for your wash. San Marco and Rialto within easy walking distance, look for the signs up on the houses and buildings to get around the city, alot easier than a map, (sometimes they are handwritten signs), you see a lot more if you walk rather than always using the vaporetto. Burano, Torcello and Lido were all really lovely, Murano is a little more industrial due to the glass factories, but is still nice to visit. I liked the hotel so much I have booked a room here for Carnevale.

2.5
  • September 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

I booked this hotel for our (second) December 2009 trip to Italy just because it was not expensive (comparing with another Venecian hotels) and after reading a review about its great location. Yes, that review on the location was 100% correct --the hotel is located exactly 5 min walk from the train station (and we were coming from Florence to Venice by train), and walk was free from any bridge crossing. Plus due to the very uncomfortable earl flight back to the US the hotel's location is perfect for walking to the main Venecian bus station (exactly 12 min), where we had to take a bus to the main land and spend night in a hotel close to the Marco Polo airport (By the way, the simple hotel on the main land was much, much, much nicer than this one). So, only the location was perfect regarding overall satisfaction with ths hotel. Our room was just ugly -- I am not talking about its size or size of its bathroom, but about the room overall. Lime & pink dirty colors, TV of 12 inches size, broken armoir, ugly dirty carpet,.... The bed was so low that my wife being only 5' 3" and 115 lbs felt her just on the floor. Blankets, pillows, overall bedding was old, and just terrible. Our bathroom was sooooooooo tiny, that, sorry, sitting on the toilet was uncomfortable even for my tiny wife.... Shower had bad drainage, water was going out on the floor outside of the tinest shower corner cabin that I had in among all Italian hotels. The front desk guy was not rude, but just so self-confident and snobbish, and treated us as we were his big problems for the whole day,although we both are always smiling and always trying to be friendly with staff anywhere where we are going. The hotel Lobby, stairs, corridors were just dirty, old and looked ragged... Breakfast by amount of offered choices was not too bad, but, guys,come on, to offer juice, coffee, tea and capuccinno from the SAME vending machine in ITALY was too much to swallow!!!!, especially after our 3-stars excellent hotels in Rome

6.2 Fair
  • September 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Malta

We only stayed at the hotel for one night, the only thing was that the bed was very uncomfortable (poor mattress)Location and others things were good, I recommend this hotel.

9.3 Wonderful!
  • August 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Italy

Good room with efficient aircon, good breakfast. Only thing: room was on second floor without elevator, no big deal but not ideal for elderly people

9.3 Wonderful!
  • August 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Japan

This is a really good hotel. Even I've reserved a single room, the reception man did upgrade the room to the double-single-use-room. The hotel is easy to access from train station, and of course you can return from Piazza S. Marco by Vapoletto, though many Vapoletto stops at Ferrovia Fermata.

1.8
  • August 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Jordan

The rudest front desk staff ever. They were rude and I do not recommend this hotel.

5.5 Ordinary
  • August 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Hong Kong

location is perfect but there were many stains on the floor. Seems not friendly to Asians.

8.1 Very Good
  • July 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Thailand

I asked the receptionist when check in whether the credit card is OK and he said the hotel love credit card. However, when i checked out, the receptionist said credit card machine was out of order and demand cash payment. The hotel should make sure the machine is ready all the time.

7.6 Good
  • July 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Argentina

I was at the Hotel on June 2010, for holidays. I had a very good time, the cleaning is almost excelent, the breakfast is really good, the location is EXCELENT! Take into account that you have to walk 5 minutes from the Santa Lucia Station with out overtaking the Canal, it`s very easy!! Howewer, the employees from the reception are very educated, but not really nice at all, let my clarify, they are not rude, but i would like that they were more friendly and support!!

2.1
  • July 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Canada

If you like moldy bathrooms, a disgustingly dirty bar fridge, and NO sleep due to excessive noise, our first room is the one for you. We booked the reservation a month in advance requesting a quiet room (we traveled with our two young children). When we arrived we received a bewildered look about our reservation and after some searching found the reservation and a room. I asked if it was a quiet room and was blatantly lied to. Our room was on the second floor, at the front of the building, above the front door which we listened to open and close ALL night, beside a bar frequented until 2:00 am and on the other side by a gelateria. The second night we received a different room which was a bit quieter but you still listened through the paper thin walls to everyone walking up and down the large marble hallway. Yes it is close to the train station, but otherwise there are no redeeming features.

5.3 Ordinary
  • July 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Germany

booking was very easy. hotel very close to the railway station and convenient. still not noisy.airconditioning worked and we slept well.Bathroom was small but clean.hotel staff were friendly and helpful. Breakfast was sufficient( actually better than we expected in Italy .)Nice restaurant nearby- Brek. Self service with freshly made pasta etc. good taste and cheaper than restaurants nearby offering `tourist menus`. only if you are looking for something quiet and with character then move away from lista dei spagna. also avoid Murano. things are cheaper in Venice and you cannot see much in the glass factory anyway. You are allowed to watch the production only for a few minutes and not even to see the end product.A waste of time.

8.6 Excellent
  • July 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • USA

Close to venice main train station and many places to eat nearby the hotel. No free internet access at hotel its six euros for one hour

8.8 Excellent
  • July 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • USA

Very nice Venitian hotel. Aging elegance. Nice breakfast. Extrememly quiet room at the back of the hotel. Excellent location near the train station, no need to drag bags over too many cobblestones or bridges. We were traveling with a seven year old who loved the stairways and mirrors.

3.0
  • July 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Israel

I satayed on 2nd of July for one night, the location of hotel was just around the corner of train station wich was handy, but the hotel front-desk man was not pleasant and proffesional, he did not do any basic welcome-introduction about hotel fascility, and services(how to get breakfast etc.)and info about around the hotel amendinents,directions to get public transportations etc, so i felt bit discriminated.

5.0 Ordinary
  • July 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Israel

The location is good, but the hotel is not a 3-star level. It's OK for it's price.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • June 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • USA

The location was excellent and good quality for the money. the room was clean and staff very helpful. This was second trip to Venice. I am almost 80 and was travelling with daughter.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • January 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

great location - really close to the train station

9.2 Wonderful!
  • October 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Romania

A pleasent stay in a nice place. Brakfast could be improved

6.8 Fair
  • October 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Austria

The bathroom was very small.

7.3 Good
  • October 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Singapore

We stayed for 2 nights in Venice in this room. Overall, it was a good hotel. It came with a very big balcony and the view was good as well.

10 Outstanding!
  • October 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

I chose this hotel because it was close to the train station -- it was and what a relief. We didn't have to drag our luggage over the grand canal bridge. Didn't know that would be such a blessing until we watched others pulling, lifting and carrying their luggage over that very large bridge with 5 or 6 flights of steps on one side, then the same amount down. Thank you Universo, you saved us! Breakfast was great, plenty of food, room nice, quiet and even though their wasn't a lift, our luggage was carried up for us. Would absolutely recommend this room for location if nothing else! Very good value.

7.9 Good
  • October 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Japan

Hotel is good. But the location is notso good for us(not european). Hotel staff was very kindness.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • October 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Japan

Staffs were very kind and friendly. Good location.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • October 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

Venice is an amazing city and this hotel was a perfect place to stay. It is close to the train station and where the buses drop off from the airport. Discovered how nice this was when I saw people struggling with their suitcases over the cobblestone streets and up and down the bridges. The room as spacious and very comfortalbe much larger than I expected. It is also in a great area that is open later than the other parts of Venice so nice for before and after dinner shopping. Very safe as well. There are numberous Murano glass places that are inexpensive so expect to take home many pieces. There are boats that go to surrounding islands and other great islands to visit is Murano (glass factory) and Burano (lace and incredible colored homes). Also to note if traveling alone or in a pair and wanting to take a gondola ride...look into taking one on the walking tour. Also, be aware the waiters "can" be very rude in Venice. Stay away from the restaurants that try to lure you in...reason for this the food is terrible. Also, note that there are three prices to eat in cafes...the least is take away, then eat at the counter, then another price average about 3 euros more to sit down and eat. Be sure to ask for the price or you could get a shock when you get your bill. A can of soda cost 5 euros per can to sit down and drink!

9.5 Outstanding!
  • September 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • New Zealand

Great location and my room was not noisy as I expected. Enjoyed my time very much. Not a bad size for a single room either.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

We were looking for a hotel close to the train station due to heavy luggage. This was so close to all transportation- train, water taxi, and varoretto. The breakfast was adequarte and tasty. They even offered to box a breakfast up for our early flight out, but we forgot to order it. The desk people spoke good English and were very helpful. Our room did overlook the street, so we enjoyed watching people go by. However in the early morning, it was a bit noisy because of the street coming alive. The shutters and AC did keep most of the noise out.

3.6
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Austria

Mein grausigster Kaffee seit wir nach Italien fahren, und ein sehr spärliches Frühstück.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Canada

Conveniently located by the train station; welcoming and efficient service; good and complete breakfast.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Italy

Very good place!!

8.6 Excellent
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Portugal

i liked it very much.

6.6 Fair
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

Hotel location good, near train station and ferry stop. Easy to get to. Hotel could use updating.

7.6 Good
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • France

Very well located : near all means of transportation.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • April 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Georgia

We were in this hotel for 3 days and were absolutely satisfied with our stay. I could mention just one minus - lack of sound proofing. You can hear sound of the shower from another room. Location is perfect - next to vaporetto station, 20 minutes walk to San Marco square.

8.6 Excellent
  • March 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

The rooms were nice. The walls are thin and you can here people in the next room. The hotel is right next to the tran station and water taxis, this being very convenient. The staff is very friendly and willing to help make your stay as comfortable as possible. The breakfasts were very good.

8.4 Very Good
  • January 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Australia

close to station convenient to anywhere

9.3 Wonderful!
  • January 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Australia

Only about 3 minutes walk from train station. Pleasant public lounge/bar area. Excellent breakfast in lovely upstairs room with view. Good base to do the Cinque Terre walk,

8.2 Very Good
  • December 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Norway

At this price I found Hotel Universo & Nord very satisfying. To get a viuw of Venezia this location was superb. It is heartly recomended.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • November 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Italy

perfect location, just off the station and near the ferry stop. my room, in the inner part was very quiet. people at the hotel very friendly, and the room rate, being in venice, really a good value! good breakfast included.

5.0 Ordinary
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Canada

Hotel doesn't have elevators but staff will bring your luggage upstairs. Rooms are quite run down but the location makes up for it. Very close to train as well can have a nice leisure walk to all sights. Breakfast was find. Rooms fairly quite at night.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Italy

Very nice and helpful staff, good breakfast buffet, and great location (near the train station and a water taxi stand). We were pleased with our room which had a balcony and view of the canal.

7.8 Good
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Australia

Very good mid priced hotel in fabulous location only 2 minutes from train station. We had a triple room which was small but adequate and very clean. Reception staff were very friendly and helpful. Breakfasts were good by Italian standards. If you don't like street noise at night, ask for a room at the back of hotel; we actually enjoyed listening to the locals enjoying themselves at night.

9.3 Wonderful!
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Hungary

The rooms with the common balcony facing the river are great for two couples/4 friends. The hotel is really close to the Santa Lucia main train station and to the river(waterbus stop! They have no warm breakfast food.

8.6 Excellent
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Cyprus

Nice hotel ,clean and quiet ,next to the train station.Maybe a bit overpriced but do not forget is in venice

8.3 Very Good
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Germany

Very friendly and accomodating staff. The hours for breakfast (7-10 a.m.) were convienent and the food was good. Having fresh fruit available would have only made it better. Slept soundly, rooms were quiet. Great location. Close to shopping, restaurants and the train station. We would stay there again.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • USA

This is a lovely hotel in a charming city. I look forward to another visit.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Guatemala

Todo muy bien, solamente el comedor para el desayuno muy pequeño, lo que hacía que las personas tuvieran que esperar para poder desayunar. En general, además de la magnífica posición -cercana a la estación central de trenes-, una magnífica atención.

7.6 Good
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

Pluses: Easy to find and access, from bus and train stations. Convenient for exploring Venice. Staff quite friendly and helpful. Breakfast good. My room was quiet. Shower a little more spacious than others I've encountered. Fridge handy for cool snacks. Minuses: Room was fairly clean but details overlooked (moldy grout in shower, dusty headboard, dirt (?) smears on bathroom radiator). "View" was of other windows and roof tops just inches away, but the upside of that is that the room was fairly quiet. Notes: Be sure to let the desk know ahead of time if you need to go in or out the front door between midnight and 5am, they'll need someone available to unlock it for you.

7.1 Good
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Australia

6 days stay in Venice

8.5 Excellent
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • USA

My company used this as a central point for business in Northern Italy. It was great as it was a close walk to the parking garage and we were able to rent a car there at the garage as well. We weren't expecting the Waldorf so we enjoyed the stay and sights of Venice. We needed to launder some shirts and the staff was very helpful in directions.

6.5 Fair
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • United Kingdom

as venice hotels go, ok.

7.1 Good
  • April 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • United Arab Emirates

I would only stay there is I was guaranteed the rooms overlooking the street. We stayed there twice in those rooms. I overlook some of the deficiencs to stay there. The staff was very accommodating and friendly.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • April 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • USA

The location was perfect, as even though it is not right in the center of the best sights it is so close to the train station and this way we didn't have to haul luggage accross the bridges. Easy and beautiful walk to San Marco, Rialto, etc. Everything in the hotel was great

8.5 Excellent
  • March 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • United Kingdom

Excellent location, near to station & Piazale Roma. Within easy walking distance of both. Vaporetto down Grand Canal only 3 mins. away. Staff pleasant & helpful....all spoke good English.Inexpensive hotel for families, singles & couples who want a comfortable bed & breakfast as base to sight see in Venice.

9.3 Wonderful!
  • March 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • United Kingdom

We stayed in a comfortable double room with a balcony that had a view of the Grand Canal. The staff were professional and helpful; breakfast was good and there were facilities for leaving our luggage before and after occupying our room. The hotel is well located for anyone arriving by rail as we did - it's just a few minutes walk with no steps to negotiate. Although there is a busy thoroughfare below - the rattle of trolleys and the hum of conversation from tourists and workers crossing the canal and making their way down the street was cut out by shutting the window. We slept well. Breakfast is generous with good quality ham and cheese. The reception staff were very competent and professional. There is no lift which may affect disabled or elderly people or anyone carrying children. This is definitely a good value place to stay.

6.4 Fair
  • January 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Singapore

Staff was helpful. Location of hotel is very convenient but unfortunately, there is no lift and it was difficult to manage with luggages. Hotel should consider installing lift. Breakfast was ok.

8.4 Very Good
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Canada

We booked our room from an internet cafe two days before our arrival. We had immediate confirmation, and no problems at all on arrival. The location was very conventient, and although we might have expected some noise, it was very quiet, at least in early November. (We had a room at the back) The room was not large, but very clean and the appointments were quite adequate. The bathroom appeared to have been fairly recently renovated and, best of all, had a full bath, a luxury we had not enjoyed for ten days. The staff were courteous and spoke English very well -- our Italian is limited to greetings. The breakfast was outstanding, certainly enough to keep us going through till mid-afternoon snack time. I would not hesitate to recommend this hotel to anyone.

7.2 Good
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

Good, central location. Restaurant next door on one side; gelati on other side. Close to train station, canal and shopping.

8.2 Very Good
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • United Kingdom

A very good budget hotel. Clean rooms with good facilities, excellent rooms at front of Hotel, although these are unfortunately noisy because of overlooking street. Very handy for railway station but not suitable for those with impaired mobility because of many stairs/levels and no lifts! Staff are courteous and breakfast is excellent! Good value!

6.2 Fair
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

Great Continental breakfast provided!!!

6.1 Fair
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Canada

adequate hotel for Venice very close to train station

9.8 Outstanding!
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • France

A very good hotel, well located in Venice.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Canada

We've stayed at the Universo several times. Its location for vaporetti routes is excellent. It has lots of good restaurants in the vicinity, but its main asset is its staff. They are unfailingly polite and very helpful to visitors.

9.3 Wonderful!
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Australia

I would absolutely stay here again. The location was perfect and the staff engaging and helpful. Breakfast was fine. The room was spacious and looked out over the main steet - hence it was very noisey, but hey, you're in Venice and the laughter, banter and passing foot traffic along with the wonderful voices of the singing gondoliers is all part of the magic that is Venice. So, my 0 for noise is not a negative, but an absolute positive. If you're after a good, clean prefectly-located hotel that is right in the thick of the action, this is the place to stay. And the price? 160 euros per night - fabulous. We paid 240 euros per night in Florence and the hotel-Borghese Palace Art - was, in my book, very over rated and highly under serviced. It lacked charm and personality, the rooms were tiny, the air conditioning didn't work, and the foyer smelt like a public swimming pool. Thumbs down to the arty farty palace hotel and a huge thumbs up to the Universo & Nord!

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Room Details

Book your pet-friendly accommodation at the 60-room Universo And Nord Hotel. Satellite TV channels offer entertainment at the end of a busy day.

Minibars and hair dryers are supplied in each room to facilitate basic travel needs. Additional comforts include air conditioning.

Accommodation Services

  • Air conditioning
  • Mini bar
  • Hairdryer in each room
  • Satellite TV

How to reach Universo And Nord Hotel

By car
Guests can leave their car in Piazzale Roma. From Piazzale Roma, take vaporetto line 1-82-42-52 and get off at the Ferrovia stop. Straight on, keeping the right side, for about 50 metres, without overtaking the canal.

By train
From Santa Lucia railway station, proceed on the left side, without overtaking the canal.

By airplane
From Venezia-Marco Polo airport, take either a taxi or a bus to Piazzale Roma and follow the aforementioned indications.

Distances from Universo And Nord Hotel

Scalzi Bridge - 0.1 km / 0 mi
Palazzo Labia - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Riva de Biasio Waterbus - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Guglie Bridge - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Guglie Waterbus - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Papadopoli Gardens - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
Scuola Grande di San Giovanni Evangelista - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
Fondaco of Turks - 0.4 km / 0.3 mi
Venetian Museum of Natural History - 0.4 km / 0.3 mi
San Marcuola Waterbus Stop - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Tolentini - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Venetian Ghetto - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Church of St. Roch - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Casino Vendramin-Calergi - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Piazzale Roma - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
The preferred airport for Universo And Nord Hotel is Venice (VCE-Marco Polo) - 7.1 km / 4.4 mi.

Distances are calculated in a straight line from the property's location to the point of interest or airport and may not reflect actual travel distance.

Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometer.