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“Great harbour view and Super clean.”

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The Westin Nova Scotian
Ranked #14 of 28 Hotels in Halifax
Antigonish, Canada
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240 reviews
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“Great harbour view and Super clean.”
Reviewed 8 January 2012

We stayed Dec 29th on a Hotwire purchase and were very happy to have a 4th floor ocean view room. The hotel and room were Very clean and the bed was very comfortable.
Lots of parking at the rear of the hotel and it is next door to a large grocery store with a NS liquor store inside. Also If you go out the rear door the farmers market and boardwalk along the waterfront are just across the street.

Room Tip: Ocean view
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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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AshleyNCH, General Manager at The Westin Nova Scotian, responded to this review, 11 January 2012
Thank you for writing a review on your recent stay with us! We’re pleased to hear you enjoyed our Heavenly beds, modern guestrooms and convenient location in the Halifax Seaport District.

We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

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Guido Kerpel
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Halifax, Canada
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Reviewed 5 January 2012

We booked this stay through Priceline and I was actually disappointed when the Westin when the hotel was the one that accepted our bid, HOWEVER, I was quite happy once we arrived and saw our room. The last time I was at the Westin was about 5 years ago and the room we stayed in then was old, small and run down. They renovated rooms, I'm not sure if all rooms were renovated but ours was really nice, we asked if we could have a harbour view room and they were nice enough to give us one on one of the top floors. Our bed was comfy and our room was on the smaller size for a regular hotel room but was still great. The restaurant was still being renovated when we were there, we had the buffet breakfast and it was really good.

Room Tip: Ask for a room with a harbour view, you won't be disappointed
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  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
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AshleyNCH, General Manager at The Westin Nova Scotian, responded to this review, 6 January 2012
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are happy you enjoyed your experience staying with us at the Westin Nova Scotian, including resting on our Heavenly beds. We have invested millions into our historic hotel and we’re pleased that you enjoyed your renovated Harbourview guest room.

The hotel restaurant, elements on hollis is now open! We encourage you to come back and try their delicious local food & wine menu. We look forward to seeing you soon.

Regards,
Guido Kerpel
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Bridgewater, Canada
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Reviewed 5 January 2012

I stayed here again at this hotel this time over Christmas we live out side the city and family in all in town here. I was up graded to a suit which was a nice present. When my wife went to use the whirl pool tub in the room, there was a problem, we called the front desk, they sent up a maintenance guy, who apologized and fixed the problem with the tap very quickly and was very nice and talk to us about the problem and talked about our stay. Which was all we could ask, then he personally showed back up in about 15 min, with a nice bottle of wine for my wife and my self as a gift for our inconvenience. Very nice touch. Every one we encountered was smiling and talking to us they seamed to like to work there even thought it was Christmas day and they were working. We went to there Christmas day brunch was well as about 1000 other people from Halifax, wow what a spread , the way it was laid out made it not to hard to get lots of food of all sorts even though there was so many people there. I think we will be back next year, great rates over the holidays!

Room Tip: Suite with whirl pool tub and a walk out balcony is the bomb especially if there is a smoker or you...
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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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AshleyNCH, General Manager at The Westin Nova Scotian, responded to this review, 6 January 2012
Thank you for writing a review about your stay with us. We’re pleased to hear that you received such friendly and welcoming service from all our staff. We are proud of Maritime hospitality at the Nova Scotian.

Our Christmas Day Brunch is a huge hit and we’re thrilled that you enjoyed the selection of items. We apologize for the concerns with your whirlpool; however, we’re happy we were able to rectify the issue in a prompt manner.

We look forward to seeing you again soon for another memorable Westin Nova Scotian experience.

Kind Regards,
Guido Kerpel
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Antigonish, Canada
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Reviewed 1 January 2012

We ended up at the Westin by booking on Priceline. Had an early appointment at one of the city's hospitals and found this hotel very convenient to stay at. I was escorting my mom in law, who had a handicapped pass for her car and we parked in the back right next to the doors.
Check in was quick and courteous. Our room was on the sixth floor, facing the city and a lovely view. Room was very clean. I especially liked the toiletries with a white tea scent. On check in, I called over to the restaraunt with a request for a pureed meal for my mother in law. Staff was very helpful and willing to do whatever it took to satisfy her dietary requirements. Beds were lovely and nice linens.
We walked down the the restaurant, which was not very busy at 5:30 in the evening. Staff was courteous and prompt. The bread "brioche" was amazing. Cooked in a can and delivered that way to your table. I had a steak and my mother in law had a sea food chowder that was blended down to puree.
I had a swim in the pool and a soak in the hot tub before bed. There was also a gym adjacent to the pool.
The night was quiet. Lots of hot water. Bathroom was small, but well outfitted. Check out was quick.
We both had a good night and arrived at our appointment rested.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with family
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AshleyNCH, General Manager at The Westin Nova Scotian, responded to this review, 3 January 2012
Thank you for writing a review on your recent stay with us. We are proud of our hospitality at the Westin Nova Scotian and I’m delighted to hear that our staff were pleased to accommodate your requests.

We’re happy you enjoyed your dining experience at elements on hollis, our hotel restaurant, and your relaxing evening in the pool and whirlpool. Our Westin signature scent is White Tea and can be found in our Westin toiletries and products.

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Guido Kerpel
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Victoria, Canada
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Reviewed 30 December 2011

I'm originally from Halifax, but live away. We came home for the holidays, so good to be home. Very impressed with the Hotel, I remember this hotel as a little girl I believe it was Called the Hotel Nova Scotia, my father worked for Via rail so I would visit all the time. the rooms are small but cozy, I had a great view of the city I love. Very Happy and would come back for sure.

thanks Rene :)

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with family
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AshleyNCH, General Manager at The Westin Nova Scotian, responded to this review, 3 January 2012
Welcome home and thank you for staying with us at the Westin Nova Scotian. Our historic hotel is part of many great stories and we’re pleased to be a part of yours. We’re happy you enjoyed your experience at our hotel and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

Be well,
Guido Kerpel
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Halifax, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 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, travelled with family
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AshleyNCH, General Manager at The Westin Nova Scotian, responded to this review, 3 January 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.

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Guido Kerpel
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Nova Scotia
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Reviewed 28 December 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, travelled on business
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Property: The Westin Nova Scotian
Address: 1181 Hollis St, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 2P6, Canada
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Region: Canada > Nova Scotia > Halifax Region > Halifax
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre 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 Airport Transportation
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#3 Spa Hotel in Halifax
#4 Luxury Hotel in Halifax
#14 Family Hotel in Halifax
#15 Business Hotel in Halifax
#15 Romantic Hotel in Halifax
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — The Westin Nova Scotian 4*
Number of rooms: 310
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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 
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