This was my very first visit to Florence and the suite we were able to optain at The Westin Excelsizor was in my top ten overall and I have traveled tons. I had booked our stay through Sarwood because we have points with them. They requested a view room with a balcony but could not guarantee it over the phone. Upon arrival we were greeted by the doorman in a long coat and hat. We had been traveling thru Italy and our car looked very dirty and we looked like a version of the Beverly Hillbillies. It was over 100 degrees and the humidity very high.
The young man announced that this was The Westin Excelsior and perhaps we were staying else where, which I thought was funny. He explained the parking situation and told us how much it would cost per night. I whispered to my boyfriend to tip him Twenty Euros and he did which made the young man very happy and we never did have to pay for parking as he was able to park our dirty car on the street. I believe the cost was somwhere around 40 to 60 Euros a night!!
We then proceeded to check in and everyone one of the staff was very friendly and accomodating. We were taken to our suite and it was very large and the bed was a king and very soft! By this time I was tired of sleeping on rock hard beds!!. There was a bottle of chilled Champagne in our room. We had beautiful double balconies. The bathroom was huge we each had a sink and there was a bathtub and seperate shower. I loved how beautfully decorated our room was. The sunset from the balcony was breathtaking looking over the Arno. The sky changed colors several times and we were in heaven. We were only able to stay for Two nights. Loved the rooftop bar and we did have a very nice dinner in their restaurant . The restaurant is expensive, ambiance was perfect! The Gnoochi was incredible and the wine sommolier suggested the perfect wines! The location of this Hotel was within walking distance to the city center. I would highly reccommend this Hotel. Ask for room 430 it is magical!
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