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Northern California
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282 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My wife & I stayed at the Westin Halifax 16 – 23 September while I attended a conference in the hotel. This is an old hotel that has been remodeled many times. I was told it was originally built as Canadian Pacific Railway hotel. The VIA train station adjoins the hotel. Overall I was happy with the hotel, room and... More 

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Medicine Hat, Canada
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11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

While the hotel itself requires a bit of updating, I simply can't say enough about the customer service that I received. Not only did they upgrade my room when I had an issue with the lock on my first room, but they exceeded my expectations when I needed a favour. 3 weeks after I was to leave the hotel, two... More 

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Kamloops, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

And I thought Westin properties were decent. Wow was I wrong! This is a very dirty hotel from the lobby mens washroom with needle disposal to our in room washroom with its stray hairs to dirty surfaces which were too obvious. Arriving back with our Globus tour at 4 pm many had to wait for rooms to be cleaned or... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had a great time in Halifax, and enjoyed our stay in Westin. The rooms are comfortable, but a renovation of the property would be nice. The staff were very friendly and helpful. We were especially impressed by Deepak Vasishtha, who workked in the lounge. We were down there almost every day of our stay, and we found him to... More 

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

Hi Shiv, Thank you for staying with us and for providing feedback on your stay. I will be sure and pass on your comments to Deepak, he is an awesome team member of the Westin. We are currently working on plans for our next room renovation to improve our guest room product. Be well and hope to see you again... More 

Richmond Hill, Canada
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19 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Good things first. great location. You can walk from this location almost all the tourist interests. Dining options very close by. Closer from the parking lot side. friendly staff. Quick check in and out. Clean rooms. Now about the disappointing things. The WiFi is very slow in the room. Were were on a road trip and we had to book... More 

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Thank naadukaan
John W, General Manager at The Westin Nova Scotian, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for staying with us and providing feedback on your stay. I am sorry that you had trouble with your WiFi, this should not be an issue so I will follow up with our provider to see what happended. Hope to see you again soon. Be well, John More 

Inverness, Scotland
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113 reviews
67 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I stayed here for 3 nights at the start of our personal Canadian Adventure. Our first impressions were good with a friendly receptionist who allocated us a great room with lovely views over the water, Breakfast was plentiful and varied. Good place to walk into town via a couple of directions although for non-walkers taxis were always... More 

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

Hi, Thank you for choosing to start your Canadian adventure at the Westin Nova Scotian in Halifax, we appreciate your business and feedback. Happy you had mostly a good experience while staying with us and I will follow up with the breakfast team to ensure we always put our best foot forward! I agree, we should always be 'on stage'!... More 

Santa Fe, New Mexico
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155 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Wife and I were here to celebrate 30 years of being together. I only mentioned that and - voila! a wonderful bottle of wine and some cookies appeared later in our room! Close to the harbor, and the ocean view rooms are worth it. They have free wifi at the speeds that I need (2MB). It's really neat to use... More 

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Thank Claude041
John W, General Manager at The Westin Nova Scotian, responded to this review

Hi, First of all, congratulations on your special day, 30 years is an exciting milestone. Happy that you had a great stay and look forward to seeing you again on your next anniversary! Be well, John More 

Toronto, Canada
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28 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place has terrible value for the price. We spent a weekend here in July. The hotel is very tired. Our room was dirty, and it took a couple of calls to try and get it cleaned. There is a coffee maker in the room but the hotel is too cheap to give you real ceramic cups - paper cups... More 

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

Hi, Thank you for staying with us in July and I'm sorry to hear that you did not have a great experience. This is certainly not typical and not what we like to hear but provides me with good feedback that I can take back to the team. I do hope that if you are back this way you would... More 

Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's not typical western and no typical SPG but it does what it says on the tin, arrived after 17 hours of travel to a warm welcome from the staff but a few little issues, door cards to open the room can be a little hit and miss at working (caution if you have had a few drinks this will... More 

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Thank Jim B
John W, General Manager at The Westin Nova Scotian, responded to this review

Hi Jim, Thank you for staying with us while in Halifax, we appreciate your business and feedback. Sorry that you did have a few issues but happy that the staff was able to assist. Glad you enjoyed the charge stations, we added those this year to make things easier for ouor guests. Please come stay with us again if back... More 

New Brunswick
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed at the Westin with friends for the weekend. The trainee (Jenny), was very helpful with accommodation and knowledgeable about local market and restaurants. Location is excellent and close to the Waterfront Boardwalk. Rooms were clean, but needs to be touched up with some remodelling & renos. Water pressure in the shower was only so-so. Overall, a great place to... More 

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Thank Renee L
John W, General Manager at The Westin Nova Scotian, responded to this review

Hi Renee, Thank you for staying with us over the weekend, we appreciate your business. I will be sure and let Jenny know that you appreciated her help and hope you were able to get out and enjoy our beautiful waterfront. Be well and please come and visit again soon! John More 

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Spa
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  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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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 the beautiful city of Halifax. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Westin Nova Scotian

Address: 1181 Hollis St, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 2P6, Canada
Location: Canada > Nova Scotia > Halifax Region > Halifax
Price Range: $125 - $242 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Westin Nova Scotian 4*
Number of rooms: 310
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Also Known As:
The Westin Nova Scotian Hotel Halifax
Westin Hotel Halifax
Westin Nova Scotian
Westin Halifax
Halifax Westin
The Westin Nova Scotian Halifax, Nova Scotia
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#4 Spa Hotel in Halifax
#4 Luxury Hotel in Halifax
#14 Family Hotel in Halifax
#15 Romantic Hotel in Halifax
#15 Business Hotel in Halifax
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