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The Westin Nova Scotian

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1181 Hollis Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 2P6, Canada
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Ranked #17 of 29 hotels in Halifax
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very average, nothing about this stay was exceptional. Food was terrible quality. Breakfast buffet was swimming in oil, even the omlette. No one goes above and beyond in the service area. I requested a taxi and was told to go stand outside and wait.

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Airdrie, Canada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I was in Halifax on business for 2 short nights but was beyond impressed with this hotel. Check-in staff were fantastic, bar and restaurant staff were amazing and the bell hops were quick, courteous and attentive. The rooms were beautiful and well maintained. If coming to Halifax again this is the only place I would stay, and as an SPG... More

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NCHR, General Manager at The Westin Nova Scotian, responded to this review

We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us! We are pleased to receive such positive feedback. It sounds like our staff treated you with lots of East Coast hospitality. We hope to welcome you back next time you’re in town. Until then, Guido Kerpel More

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36 reviews 36 reviews
12 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great hotel. Nice size rooms, walk in closets, flat screen tv, wonderful bedding. We did a group event which included the room, dinner and yuk yuks. Ask for a room facing the harbour on a top floor for a view. The other side faces the street and park. There is an indoor pool. The dining room meal... More

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NCHR, General Manager at The Westin Nova Scotian, responded to this review

Thank for you sharing your Westin experience with us. We’re sorry to read that you weren't able to figure out our complimentary Wi-Fi on property. This is a service we offer to all of our guests. Our staff is always more than happy to help you access this! We’re delighted that you were able to dine at elements on hollis... More

Sydney, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We checked in April 4th for two nights. Check in was fast so my husband and I went to our room324. Yes it was small but it was very clean and sufficient for our needs. That night there was a party going on either side of our room. Walls are very thin. The people next to us we could hear... More

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NCHR, General Manager at The Westin Nova Scotian, responded to this review

Thank you for writing a review and providing feedback on your recent stay at the Westin Nova Scotian. We appreciate receiving reviews from our guests, especially when we can improve our guests' experiences. We want to apologize for the inconveniences during your visit. We're happy Sarah was able to help when you were on property. She’s a great leader on... More

Vancouver, Canada
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251 reviews 251 reviews
81 hotel reviews
271 helpful votes 271 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here recently for 2 nights for work; the hotel is in an OK location, away from the historical section but only a short walk away. Check-in was fast and friendly; I would say though the hotel is a little dated versus other Westin's nationally. The room was small, with very regular and ordinary furniture. The bed was nice but... More

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NCHR, General Manager at The Westin Nova Scotian, responded to this review

We truly appreciate you taking the time to write a review and sharing your comments with us. We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay at our heritage hotel. The Westin Nova Scotian is one of the original railway hotels in Canada and is over 80 years old. We're happy you admired the historical characteristics of our landmark hotel.... More

Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
12 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

To check in I waited in a long line for one hour. Only one receptionist. Although I have a reservation they gave me the worst room in the hotel. They didn't do anything to make it up except saying we are so sorry. Well apology not acceptable, I paid 150$ to sleep only 4 hours. Breakfast is expensive, but within... More

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NCHR, General Manager at The Westin Nova Scotian, responded to this review

We appreciate you taking the time to provide feedback about your stay. We're sorry to hear of your less than expected experience at the Westin Nova Scotian. We strive to provide exceptional services to our guests and we want to apologize for not meeting those expectations. We would like the opportunity to speak with you in person and we encourage... More

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50 reviews 50 reviews
11 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked The Westin via a blind booking on Priceline and got a great deal. You always hope to walk into a magically upgraded room with a view of the water but that doesn't happen very often. Our room was clean (but small) and the bed was comfortable. We found free parking on the square, but the hotel offers parking... More

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NCHR, General Manager at The Westin Nova Scotian, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing this TripAdvisor review with us. We’re happy to hear that you enjoyed our convenient downtown location, comfortable Heavenly Beds, and pleasant staff. Sorry about the confusion in regards to the double beds, we’re happy that we were able to make it right with you while on property. We’re looking forward to welcoming you back to Halifax... More

Antigonish, Canada
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77 reviews 77 reviews
20 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I recently spent 2 nights at The Westin and found my room to be very clean and well appointed. Very nice bed and pillows with decent temperature control in the room. Well stocked bar fridge with the normal ridiculous prices. Head out the front door turn left and go to superstore and nslc to stock up. Staff are polite and... More

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NCHR, General Manager at The Westin Nova Scotian, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your Halifax blizzard experience with us! We’re happy you enjoyed our comfortable, clean rooms. Our guests love how close we are to the Superstore and the NSLC. It’s very convenient to get the essentials during a snowstorm. We always recommend spending an evening at YukYuks Comedy Club. We’re glad you enjoyed! Looking forward to welcoming you... More

Barrie, Canada
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66 reviews 66 reviews
26 hotel reviews
237 helpful votes 237 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed the Westin Nova Scotian hospitality last weekend. I had a very small double room and my brother Barry had a slightly bigger king room; his room was fine with extra chairs, but my room with two beds was a bit tight and with only one chair, I found it not suitable for entertaining. (I prefer more space and... More

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NCHR, General Manager at The Westin Nova Scotian, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your experience with us on TripAdvisor! Feel free to request a bigger room when making your next reservation with us. We want you to be as comfortable as possible during your stay. We’re thrilled that you enjoyed our Heavenly Bed, it’s loved by most! We’re so happy we could help you out with your pop situation.... More

Riverview, New Brunswick, Canada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

I had the opportunity to stay at this Westin recently and it's still a great spot. It is a bit removed from the Historic Properties on the waterfront but that isn't always a bad thing. In the summer months it's still just a really pleasant walk. Like all Westin's it was very comfortable, the room was great and the staff... More

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NCHR, General Manager at The Westin Nova Scotian, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing to return to the Wesitn Nova Scotian. We were so happy to welcome you back to our downtown hotel. The Historic Properties are just a quick walk form our property, we always recommend our guests to check it out. And you’re right! It’s a beautiful walk along to waterfront during the summer months. We’re thrilled that... More

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Also Known As:
The Westin Nova Scotian Hotel
The Westin Nova Scotian Hotel Halifax
Westin Hotel Halifax
Westin Nova Scotian
Westin Halifax
Halifax Westin
The Westin Nova Scotian Halifax, Nova Scotia
Address: 1181 Hollis Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 2P6, Canada
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Location: Canada > Nova Scotia > Halifax Regional Municipality > Halifax
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Luxury Hotel in Halifax
#4 Romantic Hotel in Halifax
#12 Family Hotel in Halifax
#17 Business Hotel in Halifax
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Westin Nova Scotian 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Westin Nova Scotian, is located near Halifax Harbour. Steps from world-class shopping and dining opportunities, we are the ideal place to savor the sights and sounds of this beautiful city. ... more   less 
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