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Hotel Universal - Santiago de Compostela

2 star Hotel Santiago de Compostela

Plaza Galicia, 2 - Santiago de Compostela

Price starting from 65 .10
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Hotel Universal enjoys a strategic location in the center of Santiago de Compostela close to the Old Town, the shopping area and a few meters from the Cathedral, the masterpiece of Romanic architecture. The hotel, renovated in June 2012, has a privileged location in the heart of the city that makes it the ideal starting point to visit one of the most charming cities in the North of Spain.

Guests at this smoke-free property can enjoy complimentary newspapers in the lobby and tour assistance from the friendly, multilingual staff.
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Guest Rating 7.7 Good
Based on 65 hotel reviews © 2014 Venere.com

Very friendly and helpful staff. The hotel doesn't look so good from the outs...

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Breakfast at Hotel Universal

Breakfast is served each morning for a fee.

Facilities at Hotel Universal

  • Bar
  • Meeting Room
  • Laundry service
  • Lift/elevator
  • Entire property is non-smoking
  • Laundry room
  • Pets accepted
  • Personal newspapers
  • Multilingual staff
  • Newspapers
  • Front desk - safety deposit box
  • City tour
  • Front desk - 24 hour

Know before you go

  • Cash transactions at this property cannot exceed EUR 2500, due to national regulations. For further details, please contact the property using information in the booking confirmation.
  • This property allows pets in specific rooms only. Guests can request one of these rooms by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

Check-in: after 1 PM.

Check-out: before noon.

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.

Hotel Universal is also known as

Husa Universal Santiago De Compostela
Husa Universal Hotel

7.5

Clean

8.2

Location

6.8

Quiet

7.4

Spacious

7.6

Service

Hotel Universal reviews

9.2 Wonderful!
  • October 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • United Kingdom

Excellent location for the airport bus.

7.6 Good
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Italy

e' un albergo al centro, pulito con camere spaziose e con personale di portineria ottimo, soprattutto il signor Davide.

9.5 Outstanding!
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

An excellent hotel albeit only a 2*. The main strength is its proximity to the old town which is in very easy walking distance. Also, the views form the rooms are excellent. Unfortunely we clashed with the start of a festival with the cosequence that the nearby square was 'alive' with music and youtfull exuberance throughour two of the three nights we stayed there.

6.7 Fair
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Argentina

No one told me the Hotel's name was "Universal" I drove past several times searching "husa"; even spoke with the man in charge with my CP from across the Atlantic to no avail; finally found it in little letters. There is a taxi "parada" right below your window: drivers woke me up at 4 AM shouting & joking among themselves, even though I was on the 5th. floor. Air condit woulda been better and windows closed!

9.8 Outstanding!
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Spain

Lo más destacado es la relación calidad-precio y su situación, a unos 5-10 min de la plaza del Obradoiro (dependiendo de cómo sea la rapidez del paso) y a menos de 1 min de la parada del autocar que te lleva al aeropuerto. Personal amable, habitaciones espaciosas, limpias y sencillas pero bonitas y funcionales (aunque lamentablemente la nuestra no tenía muy buenas vistas). Además, para aquellas personas que viajen en coche, justo en medio de la plaza donde se haya el hotel hay un parking subterráneo. Personalmente, sólo he ido una vez a Compostela y obviamente no he estado en todos los hoteles de la ciudad, pero me atrevería a decir que para aquellos que busquen comodidad, calidad y buena localización a buen precio el Husa Universal de Compostela es perfecto.

7.3 Good
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • United Kingdom

I was surprised that when I booked the first three nights from 23/05/08 to 29/05/08 my room charge was 46.00 EUR per night. When I booked an additional night on the 26/05/08 my charge was 53.50 EUR. Could you please explain the reason for the difference in charges.

8.1 Very Good
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Italy

Very confortable if you arrive with Ryanair: the bus stop is just 5 metres from it. It's only 10 minutes walking from the cathedral and the same from the railways station. Many city-buses stop in the square of hotel. While the hotel is cheap, breakfast isn't: 5 euros for a small one (not buffet).

8.7 Excellent
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • United Kingdom

An excellent value for money hotel. The staff are very friendly, giving a warm welcome. rooms are basic but clean. The hotel location is excellent, close to all sights, on the edge of the old town. One useful fact is that the airport is only a short distance away and the Ryanair bus stops immediately outside the hotel. It picks up, for the return journey, in the same spot.

6.9 Fair
  • March 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

i've been there for 2 nights. very very near to the center of city. It's very good, if you don't have a car. If you have a car, is not so good...

5.6 Ordinary
  • July 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Japan

It is really in the center of the old city centre of Santiago de C. Close to cathedral and other touristic attraction of the city. The hotel seemed to me is the one for students who stay longer period for the purpose such as summer school in the university. It was OK experience but I was bothered by mosquitoes while sleeping...

8.0 Very Good
  • July 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Bulgaria

The hotel is nice, but noisy in some of the rooms. Location is perfect for tourists and business travellers alike. No photographs available due to a steal of the camera (happened elsewhere in Spain, though).

4.7 Ordinary
  • July 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • United Kingdom

The hotel location details were correct but the room was very basic and there were stains all over the walls in the bedroom. The location was good though, very near the Cathedral and central to shops and restaurants.

6.3 Fair
  • April 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • United Kingdom

The only drawback with this hotel is ,it is so central it is noisey at night.

6.5 Fair
  • October 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

The hotel is very well located just outside the old town.Everthing in the old town is within easy walking distance. A bus stop outside means that one is dropped 5 metres from the hotel entrance by the airport bus. Other buses to different parts of town e.g. the department store, El Corte Ingles, are also at the door. The location of the hotel is on a noisy square and even in the middle of the night motor bikes sounding like demented mosquitoes don't encourage sleep. We hit Santiago in a heat wave 35 centigrade and more. The lack of air conditioning was missed! However under normal weather conditions this wouldn't matter. Overall we enjoyed the stay and would go back to the Husa hotel.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • March 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Italy

Eccezionale rapporto qualita' prezzo. Posizionato all'inizio della parte monumentale e con la fermata della navetta da/per l'aeroporto proprio davanti all'hotel.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • January 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Spain

The hotel is very close of everything, is more close to the train station than the information provided for the hotel, we can perfectly arrive on train and walk to the hotel and then walk to the historic center. We arrive at 7:00 o´clock in the morning and they give us the room although the check inn were at 12:00 pm. They are very kindest with us.

8.2 Very Good
  • December 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Italy

I stayed in this hotel at the beginning of October 2005 for a three days. It is a simple and nice hotel that suits all your needs if you want to spend a few relaxed days in Santiago, without spending too much. We didn't take the breakfast, so we cannot judge that. The room consisted of two beds, a large cupboard, a table, couple of charis and two cabinets. The bathroom had a bathtub, toilet and a washbasin. Everything was clean and was cleaned every day. People were friendly and helpful. A small point of concern is the fact that our room had a fitted carpet, so people with any mite allergies (like me) should inform themselves beforehand and maybe ask for another room.

6.8 Fair
  • October 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • United Kingdom

For the price and location value for money

9.7 Outstanding!
  • August 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

6.6 Fair
  • August 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Spain

4.2 Ordinary
  • July 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

6.3 Fair
  • June 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Spain

8.6 Excellent
  • May 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Germany

4.5 Ordinary
  • August 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

8.0 Very Good
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Spain

9.2 Wonderful!
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Italy

7.3 Good
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Portugal

9.3 Wonderful!
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • United Kingdom

6.7 Fair
  • July 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

7.8 Good
  • July 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Germany

10 Outstanding!
  • April 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Ireland

8.8 Excellent
  • November 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Germany

7.9 Good
  • February 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Italy

7.8 Good
  • October 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • France

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5.7 Ordinary
  • May 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Spain

9.6 Outstanding!
  • March 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Spain

8.9 Excellent
  • March 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Spain

7.9 Good
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Spain

7.9 Good
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Spain

7.2 Good
  • April 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

7.3 Good
  • April 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Spain

7.9 Good
  • April 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Spain

8.4 Very Good
  • July 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Spain

7.7 Good
  • March 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Spain

5.8 Ordinary
  • October 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Spain

5.7 Ordinary
  • April 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Italy

7.4 Good
  • November 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

7.1 Good
  • May 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

7.9 Good
  • January 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

8.6 Excellent
  • December 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

6.0 Fair
  • December 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

9.0 Wonderful!
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Switzerland

6.5 Fair
  • January 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Italy

9.1 Wonderful!
  • July 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Italy

9.1 Wonderful!
  • January 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

7.5 Good
  • August 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Italy

8.8 Excellent
  • June 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

9.0 Wonderful!
  • May 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Spain

7.1 Good
  • March 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Spain

6.6 Fair
  • January 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Spain

8.1 Very Good
  • April 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Spain

6.3 Fair
  • November 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

8.4 Very Good
  • July 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Italy

7.9 Good
  • September 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

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Room Details

Book your pet-friendly accommodation at Hotel Universal, offering 54 guest rooms with climate control. Televisions in each room offer entertainment at the end of a long day. Business travelers visiting the Santiago de Compostela area will have access to free wireless high-speed Internet access as well as desks and complimentary newspapers.

Private bathrooms are outfitted with hair dryers and complimentary toiletries. Additional comforts include air conditioning.

Irons/ironing boards can be provided on request.

Accommodation Services

  • Air conditioning
  • Ironing facilities on request
  • Hairdryer in each room
  • TV
  • Desk
  • Individually controlled air conditioning
  • Wireless Internet access

Distances from Hotel Universal

Fundacion Eugenio Granell - 0.1 km / 0.1 mi
Toural Square - 0.1 km / 0.1 mi
Santiago de Compostela Tourism Office - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Pazo de Fonseca - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
Casa do Cabildo - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
Platerias Square - 0.4 km / 0.3 mi
Sacred Art Museum - 0.4 km / 0.3 mi
Plaza Roja - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Plaza de la Quintana - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Santiago de Compostela Cathedral - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Palacio de Rajoy - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Santiago de Compostela Cathedral Museum - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Obradoiro Square - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Mercado de Abastos de Santiago - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Belvis Park - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
The preferred airport for Hotel Universal is Santiago de Compostela (SCQ-Lavacolla) - 10.4 km / 6.5 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.