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The Westin Excelsior Florence
Ranked #26 of 410 Hotels in Florence
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed February 27, 2013

Great Location ,professional service and elegant atmosphere make this one of our top 3 hotels of Florence. We stayed in a Junior suit overlooking the river with a impressive view of the city. Parking was a tad expensive but who cares when its Florence. The roof top restaurant was breathtaking and full of class and if your there over the weekend you must stay for the Sunday brunch which is a brunch unlike any we have experienced except maybe for the one at the Waldorf Astoria in Rome which is also to die for. We live in Rome and its nice to have these quick last min getaways so we recommend it for anyone who can.

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  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 23, 2013

The Westin Excelsior is just what you need to feel like a lucky traveler in Florence.

Other than limited car access and the parking facilities, totally lame - yet this is Florence, they didn't plan the automotive age in the Renaissance..- this spectacular hotel has anything you may need: from views to service, from internal shops to world class comfort in your room - where you wish becoming a resident :-)
Service is everything here: piano live music and room service for dinner....amenities are limitless and on demand till you have enough ..

Safe trip to here!

It is totally worth the price.

  • Stayed: February 2013
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Reviewed February 17, 2013

Gorgeous rooftop , lovely staff, amazing view truly breathtaking we did have a tear, lovely drinks, complementary nuts. No rush to get you out. Amazing pictures, lovely place best place for me in florence.its just lovely. Not stayed in hotel but looks very lavish.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 14, 2013

I've been staying at both the Westin Excelsior and the Grand Hotel ( Now the St. Regis) at least twice a year for over 10 years, and I cannot say enough good things about both properties. Unfortunately, since the Grand became a St. Regis, the prices have become unaffordable, so I've been staying "across the street" at the Excelsior...which ain't bad! (I still make it a point to go to the St. Regis to say hi to my friends at the desk...Aldo and Andrea....they're truly the best!!!)
Both hotels take care of their customers to the highest degree - the management should be very proud of their staff and should make it a point to acknowledge them....we often don't know their names, but they all make our stays so seamless and perfect.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed February 12, 2013

Great location. Right in the heart of the city. Very nice rooms and great service. Walking distance to all major landmarks and museums. I stayed in the Westin Excelsior in Rome as well. This hotel is much nicer.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed February 5, 2013

We wavered on which hotel to select in Florence and after making the trip, we are immensely thankful that we picked the Westin Excelsior. The location was outstanding -- walking distance to all major landmarks and museums -- yet far enough away from the commotion that it was quiet and relaxing at night. The rooms are excellent and the electronic blinds block 100% of the daylight for those that are jet lagged and need to sleep. The bellmen are fantastic and will hustle to get whatever you need done. The rooftop bar offers great cocktails and views of the city at night. No problem getting around if your Italian is less than ideal.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 4, 2013

I stayed at the Westin from January 27 till 30th 2013. At check in, I was offered an upgrade to a room overlooking the river side of Florence for additional cost which I accepted. The room was absolutely beautiful, and the view was fantastic. The facilities within the room were quite good but I think they need to do a bit of updating on the carpet and decoration. The hotel is located just at the center of the old town close to all site seeing attractions. The breakfast was really great and super. The hotel is a bit expensive but is really worth it especially if the view is right.

Room Tip: Make sure to get the river view. Some rooms have no view at all as they overlook an internal garden...
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  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about The Westin Excelsior Florence

Address: Piazza di Ognissanti 3, 50123, Florence, Italy
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Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence > Santa Maria Novella
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#19 Family Hotel in Florence
#19 Romantic Hotel in Florence
#22 Luxury Hotel in Florence
#30 Business Hotel in Florence
Price Range: $381 - $946 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Westin Excelsior Florence 5*
Number of rooms: 171
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