Best Western Hotel Universo
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What a city. Rome is amazing. And hectic and manic/crazy/totally full-on, but mostly amazing. We stayed at the Best Western Hotel Universo, which is 2 blocks from the Termini metro station. Very convenient location, and a great location to stay in with heaps of restaurants close-by and walking distance to almost everything except the Vatican, …
Bags packed (getting very difficult to do!) and we're on the coach for our final day on the tour. Most of the day is spent on the coach, traveling to Rome, our final destination. We stop at a roadside service centre for lunch and as I walk inside, 2 of the men on the tour stop me and ask if I could say a few words IN ITALIAN, for Maruccio, our coach driver, when we get back after lunch. Maruccio doesn't speak much English and they thought it would be nice if we said ...
Day one in Rome we checked out the vanican city. We hada 2 hour guided tour of the ourfit. Plus Danny Showed us a few sights around town. Rome is not a bad place. Realy hot though. I like how they have underground roads to get across the city saves on having to stop at loads of intersections Day 2 we took the metro train into the city. This ...
... girl stood near us taking photos and wasn't caught by the guard. She must have missed the 90 signs and the tour guides instructions as well.....but that was OK because she was wearing a luminous pink jacket, with a sign on the back saying " princess, full of awesomeness".
After a local dinner we have packed ready for our flight out tomorrow. Heading home via Singapore.
... unbelievable.... we are off to Rome!
Take off at 6 am. Eleven hours of movie watching,, sleeping, reading,eating, scrambled eggs, sausage, spinach and tomato,croissant jam and tea.
Then lunch of Thai chicken curry , cheese and biscuits,drink and chocolate .
Reached Dubai on time and changed our clocks back to 1pm. Now to fill in the 3 hour wait at the airport. ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
TravelPod Member ReviewsBest Western Hotel Universo Rome
Great hotel, good price, excellent location, friendly and helpful staff.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Best Western Hotel Universo Rome
We were so concerned about the winter/spring reviews of this hotel that we contacted Best Western HQ in the states before coming over.
Don't stay here
I really didn't enjoy my stay at this hotel. First of all, the lobby is deceptive- the rooms are nothing like the same standard. Our twin room was tiny, dark and smelly with a view of scaffolding outside. The bathroom sink was also leaking and dirty so I asked them to change our room which they eventually did but the next room wasn't much better. The breakfast was average but on the whole this hotel should never be classed a four-star, even in Italy.
Having read the more recent reviews of the Universo, I decided to add in my own from last year.
We stayed for a night at the Best Western Universo on June 25, primarily for its proximity to the Termini. I am boggled as to how this hotel rates four stars; the Best Western Canada (three stars),
It's not that bad
We stayed at this hotel for 3 night and found no problems .Staff very helpful and food good. Ideal location for all the sights .would stay again .
Universo is just fine.
I sweated bullets when I stumbled on the March, 2004 reviews the night before we left for Rome. The Universo turned out to be just fine. Our room was great with a really nice shower. The bed was firm and comfortable. The room decoration was Italian modern (not my taste, but fine in my hotel room). The lobby was nice, and the staff was helpful whenever called on. The breakfast was more than ample, with a wide variety of choices, and very good quality. There is construction in a part of the hotel, but nowhere near our room and we never heard it at all. The location near Roma Termini is very busy, but couldn't be more convenient to transporation and sightseeing. The Expedia map of the location is wrong, however. The hotel is three blocks SW, not NW of the front of Roma Termini.
What a dump
spent three nights at this really bad hotel from the 19th march 2004.
the reception staff when we arrived were very unfriendly and impolite and rude. we had to wait 4 hours for a really bad room to be cleaned.
when we finally got in it we had to have the lighting on all the time as the window could not be opened due to the building work right outside the window so we spent 4 days in darkness with no daylight. the awful green colour of the room was disgusting, it was like a padded cell. not worth trying to complain because nobody spoke any english.
the only good thing was the location. i recommend you not to stay at this hotel.
We found the hotel excellent and the services (buffet breakfast) most acceptable
We were to Universo Hotel on February 2003 for 3 nights. We were very disappointed from the hotel, the rooms were small and not in a very good condition. The view was an old and dirty wall and we could see and HEAR the AC installation outside (it was quit noisy). The breakfast was poor and bad quality. We met friends at Rom and they lived in a 3 stars hotel in the same road, they paid less and the hotel was much better.
So Universo can impossibly have 4 stars. The only positiv aspect was the very good location, the hotel is only a few minutes walk from Termini Station and from there you can reach very easily all attractions in Rom. But we would never return to Universo.
Staff very unhelpful, breakfast poor
We were a group of 11 women (well behaved) staying for 5 nights.The buffet breakfast was of very poor quality, particularly the hot beverages.Building work on the hotel started at 7 am, and the rubble shoot was positioned directly outsided the window of one room.At different times throughout the week-end various members of the reception staff proved to be most unhelpful, unco-operative and downright rude.We would never stay at the Universo again, even for free!