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Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is not the first time we've stayed here and it won't be the last. It's a great hotel, clean, and super friendly staff. My only problem in this visit was that the pool was rather cold and even the hot tub didn't seem that warm. My husband usually can't go in the hottub because it's too hot. This time...

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Reviewed 15 February 2017

We started our stay by taking our parents to the "Kiss of Chocolate" Valentines brunch and we had our socks knocked off. We are brunch people and I can not rave enough about all of the staff that were involved with this beautiful meal. You can tell they staff are all very proud and it shows in their presentation and...

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

Hi, Thank you for the wonderful comments on your stay and experience. I'm glad our associates had a positive impression on your stay, especially Tori, Danielle, and David as mentioned above! I'm very proud of the team and especially during difficult times like the large storm we just experienced. Hope you had a great Valentines Day! Be well and come...

Upper Tantallon, Canada
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I wanted to share my wonderful hotel stay experience at the Westin. Sometimes hotel staff just get everything right, and this was certainly the case for us. Every person we dealt with just went above and beyond for us. My husband and I stayed at the Westin on March 25th. I purchased the hotel deal on Hotwire and the whole...

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

Hi Jackie, Thank you for choosing to stay with us and for letting us know about your experience. We pride ourselves on exceptional customer service and appreciate the comments. I will be sure and share with the team and especially Tara and Lee. Be well and happy birthday to your husband! John

Alberta
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

When they said it was close to the VIA station I didnt realize it was literally beside it, don't even have to go outside. Excellent location, harbour and all other locations are within 1/2 hr walk (to Citadel). Superb customer service. Asked if I could switch to harbour view and was accomodated at no extra cost. Lee, the young doorman,...

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

Hi, Thank you for choosing to stay with us at the Westin Nova Scotian, we appreciate the business and your feedback. Happy to hear that Lee was able to help you during your visit and that you had a great experience while staying with us. Be well and hope to see you again soon, John

Calgary, Canada
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

Westin hotels in Canada used to be flagship hotels, premium prices but premium experience. The Nova Scotian in Halifax is the second Westin I have stayed in recently (the other-the Westin Bayshore was the first) where my guest experience had been negative. Few guest services, outdated and inaccurate service information, poor front desk service, the rooms and 'vibe' are dated...

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

Hi, I am sorry that we did not exceed or even meet your expectations while staying with us. Your comments are important to us and I will be sharing with the team so that we can improve to ensure this does not happen again. Be well, John

Nova Scotia, Canada
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family attended a wedding in Halifax in early March and we stayed 2 nights in the Westin Halifax for the first time. From check in to check out everything went smooth. Our room was nice and clean the beds were very comfortable and we had a nice view of the harbour. We had an unexpected young guest request to...

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

Hi, Thank you for choosing to stay with us while in Halifax for a wedding. We appreciate the business and thank you for letting us know about your experience. I will be sharing your comments with the team and especially Tyler and Jenny who made your stay that much better. Hope to see you again if an overnight is in...

Reviewed 1 week ago

From Matt the valet who came out to greet us to the waitress who served in the morning everyone was very friendly, pleasant and eager to provide top level service. Our evening meal in Elements on Hollis was extremely enjoyable. I enjoyed particularly the flavour combinations in my scallop appetizer(cooked to perfection) and our main was as requested. Good selection...

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

Hi Peggy, Thank you for staying with us and for dining in our restaurant. Happy that the team took good care of you and that you had an amazing experience. Hope to see you again soon! Be well, John

Sydney, Canada
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is pretty hard not to be impressed upon walking into the lobby at the Westin - the area is lavish, spacious, and exhibits the grace of its former glory. And that is where it ended for us. We stayed for three nights over March Break with our little person. While not abysmal, the room was certainly up to the...

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

Hi, Thank you for staying with us and providing great feedback on your stay. I do apologize that you did not have a good experience while here, this is certainly not the standard we strive to achieve. I am happy that our associates were friendly and accommodating but that does not make up for the issues you had. If there...

Reviewed 1 week ago

I have stayed at the Westin on number of occasions and it is one of my favorite hotels in Halifax. The staff is friendly, rooms are cleans and the beds are the most comfortable hotel beds I have ever slept on. My last visit to the Westin was for an AGM for the PC Party of NS, everything was wonderful...

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

Hi Brittany, Thank you for staying and dining with us, we appreciate the business and the feedback. We are glad you enjoy the hotel and our staff and I will be sure and share your comments with the team. I will also follow up with the restaurant staff to see what happened, this is not the type of service we...

Bridgewater, Canada
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

room was very clean every one from the front door to the engineering department were very friendly, Darrin in engineering was exceptional help full with a small issue we had with room being a little cool, issue was fixed fast and with a big smile. attended a meeting in the large ball room, meeting room was clean and well set...

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

Hi, Thank you for staying with us and letting us know about your experience. I will be sure and let Darrin know he made a difference in your stay. Be well and hope to see you again soon! John

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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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 Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 2P6, Canada
Region: Canada > Nova Scotia > Halifax Region > Halifax
Price Range: $137 - $289 (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 Luxury Hotel in Halifax
#4 Spa Hotel in Halifax
#14 Family Hotel in Halifax
#15 Business Hotel in Halifax
#15 Romantic Hotel in Halifax
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“harbour view is excellent”
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