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“Fun time with the family” 4 of 5 stars
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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
Halifax, Canada
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49 reviews 49 reviews
19 hotel reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Fun time with the family”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2011

We spent Christmas day swimming in the pool and walking around the waterfront of Halifax. Beds were comfortable and room was clean. Was disappointed with the noise coming from the pool elevator. Ask not to be put near the loud elevator.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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AshleyNCH, General Manager at The Westin Nova Scotian, responded to this review, January 3, 2012
Thank you for staying with us at the Westin Nova Scotian. We’re happy to hear you had a wonderful holiday at our historic hotel. We’re pleased you enjoyed our indoor, heated pool and our convenient location next to the Halifax Boardwalk. We apologize for the noise concerns and feel free to contact us directly to discuss this further.

Kind Regards,
Guido Kerpel
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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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Nova Scotia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2011

Lovely hotel, great location to everything downtown, or to the universities.
King size bed, smaller bathroom, but spotless.
Check in was easy, self parking is a bit of a pain - the spaces seemed small for our Dodge Grand Caravan. If we had used Valet, that would have been painless:)
Once you pull in at the front, parking is then around the back of the hotel, but the lot is easily accessible from the lower floor to the parking lot (via elevators)
Pool is clean, and pleasant. Hot tub is hot.
Spent an afternoon at the onsite spa - mani, pedi, massage, hair and makeup. Fabulous.
Food Catering in the Atlantic Ballroom for the business trips we've stayed here for is consistently hot, plentiful and delicious.
Room service meals were fast, and hot - egss benny was really very good :)
Terrific stays, and looking forward to our next one.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Halifax, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2011

I have stayed at almost every hotel in the area and decided to try the Westin. I am actually a little bit disappointed with our choice to be honest. Although a very nice hotel, the front desk staff is clearly lacking. Individuals in the room next to ours were smoking and having a party at one in the morning. You would think that by calling the front desk such an issue would be resolved promptly, however this was not the case. It took two different phone calls for the front desk to finally send security to the room. I understand it was the night time and staff may have been low, but waiting until two in the morning and having to smell smoke for the rest of our staff is not very enjoyable and most definitely not expected from a four star hotel. I can honestly say I have never experienced this from a hotel before and not to have offered another room just proves the quality of the staff. I am very surprised that with such an issue of safety the staff did not seem very compelled to do anything at all. Again, other than that the hotel was very nice and has a great location.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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AshleyNCH, General Manager at The Westin Nova Scotian, responded to this review, January 3, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We apologize for not meeting your service expectations while staying with us at the Westin Nova Scotian; this is not indicative of our Westin standards. We appreciate your comments and we will follow up with the employee who received your call to ensure similar situations are handled properly.

We hope to welcome you back again soon for a true Westin Nova Scotian experience.

Regards,
Guido Kerpel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2011 via mobile

Great stay. Very clean hotel. Great room. Quiet. Would stay here again anytime.

  • Stayed December 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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AshleyNCH, General Manager at The Westin Nova Scotian, responded to this review, January 3, 2012
Thank you for staying with us. We’re happy that you enjoyed our historic downtown Halifax hotel overlooking the harbour. We look forward to welcoming you again.

Regards,
Guido Kerpel
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Port Williams, Canada
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2011

At the Westin for only one night, but as usual, it's a great place to stay. Centrally located, excellent quality rooms, and very polite, considerate staff. And Oh, that heavenly bed!

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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AshleyNCH, General Manager at The Westin Nova Scotian, responded to this review, January 3, 2012
Thank you for your review. We take pride in our Maritime hospitality and we’re pleased to hear that you received quality service from our Westin team. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Kind Regards,
Guido Kerpel
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12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2011

Although a bit expensive for us, ($200) we were only there one night, so we wanted to be be close enough to the waterfront to walk everywhere. Exploring the waterfront was a fascinating experience and finding the open air market was an added plus. The outdoor/indoor market was the best I've seen. The hotel itself was filled with beauty, ambiance, and smiles. This was well worth the money.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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AshleyNCH, General Manager at The Westin Nova Scotian, responded to this review, January 3, 2012
We appreciate you taking the time to write a review on your stay with us at the Westin Nova Scotian. We’re pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit at our historic Halifax hotel in September with your family. We have a convenient location in the Halifax Seaport District, next to the Halifax Boardwalk and Farmer’s Market.

We look forward to welcoming you again soon.

Regards,
Guido Kerpel
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Halifax, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2011

I spent the night at the Westin Nova Scotian after my Christmas party this weekend, we had a nice comfortable room and the staff were so helpful. The party was at the Cunard Center so the hotel was very convenient. We stopped into the lounge for a drink after our party and Alina was great, very nice server. The girl who checked us out, I think Colleen, was very helpful and friendly. Overall, another great stay at the Westin.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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AshleyNCH, General Manager at The Westin Nova Scotian, responded to this review, January 3, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We’re happy that you had a relaxing stay at the Westin Nova Scotian. We take pride in our Halifax hotel and we’re pleased to hear that you received quality service from Alina & Colleen. They are appreciative of your kind words.

We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Kind Regards,
Guido Kerpel
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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 Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Luxury Hotel in Halifax
#4 Spa Hotel in Halifax
#11 Romantic Hotel in Halifax
#13 Family Hotel in Halifax
#15 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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