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“Just returned from the Universal Hotel” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Hotel Universal
Ranked #110 of 263 Hotels in Cervia
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
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“Just returned from the Universal Hotel”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2006

We have just returned from a family holiday in the Universal Hotel Cervia. The hotel is spotless and accomodation ( we had a Superior room) was extremely spacious. The highlight of the hotel is the food which offered eceptional value and quality. The full board option costs only 10 Euros a day more than 1/2 board and, as it offers a 4 course meal, beautifally served, is worth considering. The pool, whilst small is very well kept. The beach ( across a road from the hotel) is immaculate and unlike many places, chairs, umbrellas and bach games ( as well as kids play areas) are all provided free. On the down side, the hotel is a little far away from the main town and there this resprt will not suit people looking tfor a typical tourist town. There are few good reestaurants in the area and virtually no tourist shops. Additiuonally, very little in Cervia is in English as the town mainly caters for Italians.
Having said this, for a relaxing holiday by the beach with first class food ( fish eaters will love it and vegetarians were well catered for), this makes a very enjoyable break.
For a more glitsy town, stay 3 kms away in Milano Marritima which is not as nice at the beach but the town centre is much more modern.

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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2006

Cervia is a town full of Italian tourists. It is a simple seaside resort and if you requirementsd are not stringent then the Universal is as good as place as any along the beachfront. The rooms are clean and the reception welcoming. Given the number of restaurants and pizzerias serving great food nearbye we only have breakfast at the Universal. To be honest it is not the best breakfast we have had - fruit lovers beware - the only fruit you see is tinned apricots in sickly sweet syrup.

It is not a hotel that I would pick for my best in the world list. But to be honest Cervia is not a resort that you would pick either. That said, if you want a bed for a night or ten, away from the main town and near the beach then the Universal will fit your need.

Will I go back well - to be honest I tried to get into the Gambrinus (the other 4 star hotel along that strip) but the were not open. So I returned to the Universal and probably again next time the wind takes me to Cervia.

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Property: Hotel Universal
Address: Lungomare Grazia Deledda 118, 48015, Cervia, Italy
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Region: Italy > Emilia-Romagna > Province of Ravenna > Cervia
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#32 Luxury Hotel in Cervia
#78 On the Beach Hotel in Cervia
Price range (per night): $117 - $232
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Universal 4*
Number of rooms: 117
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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. ... more   less 
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