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Hotel Universal

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The Universal Hotel directly overlooks the sea and it is only 20 metres from the golden beach of the Riviera Romagnola. So, from their room our guests can admire a wonderful sight on the sea or, as an alternative, the large covered swimming pool, heated during wintertime.The pastel-coloured hotel facade, which has been recently renovated, makes this structure an elegant and refined picture. All the 117 rooms, 8 of which are family rooms, have the same romantic and delicate tones and they have their own balcony, a bathroom with a shower or a tub, a mini-bar and a safe-deposit box. The range of services is capped by faience ceramic floors, satellite TV, direct dialing phone, hair dryer, air conditioning and heating. For families there are also comfortable communicating rooms. Since good cooking is the strength of all the hotels belonging to the Select Hotels Collection, the Batani family aims primarily at a high-quality cuisine. The wide and bright restaurant, offering a panoramic view of the sea, proposes a la carte menus with tasty and genuine local and Italian dishes belonging to tradition, using always and exclusively fresh land and sea products. During summertime, evening entertainments for adults and daily mini-clubs for children up to 3 are organized. Right on the beach, at a short distance from the hotel, there is a beauty farm offering the guests beauty treatments at a special price.Among the services at your disposal: an internet point, an arcade equipped for children, a fitness area next to the swimming pool, unattended car park and garage on payment.
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Property amenities
Room service
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Breakfast included
Banquet Room
Business Centre with Internet Access
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Dry Cleaning
Hot Tub
Laundry Service
Meeting rooms
Multilingual Staff
Non-smoking hotel
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Public Wifi
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Room features
Air conditioning
Refrigerator in room
Family Rooms
Non-smoking rooms
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Grade: 81 out of 100
22Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
17Attractionswithin 0.5 km
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Lovely hotel with a beautiful lobby and view. Staff were all eager to please . Hotel was spotless. Rooms a little on the small side and he bed very hard. Language was not to difficult. Everyone tried there best...it was fun ! Lots to see in this area , especially the mosaic's
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This hotel was okay for a 4 star hotel in Italy. The lobby was very inviting. We walked in bc we wanted to view the rooms first. They showed us a corner room on the fourth floor with a wrap around balcony for $180. We found it online for $150. There was a beautiful large
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My family and I had the pleasure of attending the Hotel Universal in July 2017. It is a beautiful hotel on the water. The best breakfast experience that we have had in Italy. We also ate one night in the hotel for dinner and the food and service was great. What really impressed
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The staff, location and breakfast buffet made for a delightful stay. The decor is a bit dated, but the rooms are clean and the beds are comfortable. We loved the breakfast buffet, which was included with our rooms. It had a wide variety of foods to satisfy everyone in our
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Been here numerous times in the past and have always felt extremely welcome. The food is truly Italian. The staff are bilingual and exceed themselves at all times. The rooms are immaculate. It is like a home from home. Nothing is impossible at this hotel. The staff are like
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Bonjour! Merci pour votre enquete! Nous vous confirmons que les chambres ont toutes un safe. A bientot Viviana Hotel Universal Reservation Office
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"Ocean view would be ideal, even with a road out front."
"Try to get a room with a direct view to the beach!"
"Ask for a sea view"
"Stayed in the wing with curved balconies. Not sure if rooms in the other wing, which seemed newer, were better. Heard some elevator noise."
"Right across the street from the beach"
US$101 - US$200 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
universal hotel cervia
ItalyEmilia-RomagnaProvince of RavennaCervia
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