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Sullivan, Maine
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Our visit was a delight due to the care from the front desk, the phone people, the valets, especially Lee and Robert, who made our arrival one of ease. Our room was one of the best laid out rooms we have had and we travel frequently. The bathroom was sparkling and room service was prompt and helpful. We enjoyed the...

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

Hi, Thank you for taking the time to post a review of your stay while at the Westin Nova Scotian. I am glad you had a great experience and that our team took great care of you and your family. Hope you had a great Easter and hope to see you again and I will be sure and share your...

Halifax, Canada
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Reviewed 6 March 2017

We held a meeting for 130 members at the Westin in the Atlantic Ballroom on February 28, 2017. Everything was set up for the meeting, even though I arrived about 20 minutes early. Our schedule changed slightly through the day and the staff had no issue with setting up the morning coffee break a bit early for us. Lunch was...

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

Hi, Thank you for choosing the Westin to host your conference and glad you had a great experience! I will be sure and pass on your comments to the team and especially to Brad, Jackie and Jeff who had a lasting impression. Be well and hope to see you again soon! John

Toronto, Australia
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This hotel is close to everything, Superstore, buses and from the airport, shopping and restaurants. People are extremely friendly. Service is outstanding. They have a full dinning room and a lounge bar area. Fitness center, hairdresser on site, and much 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 and providing feedback on your stay! Looking forward to seeing you again soon! Be well, John

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Westin Nova Scotian Hotels and Resorts have the unique way to make you feel excellent. There was my nice room to stay for a week, with the Walnut Furniture and the Atlantic Ocean view for looking at Georges Island, the Sea Market and Pier 21. There was the pool small size with the sea warm water- and the gym well...

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

Hi Angela, Thank you so much for the kind words regarding your stay here at the Westin Nova Scotian. We appreciate your business and also appreciate you for taking time to review the hotel. I am very fortunate to have such an amazing team team here and I will be sure and pass on your review; especially to Jeff, Lee,...

Saint John SJ
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Westin has friendly staff and a lovely restaurant for dinner. Location is convenient to go to the amazing Farmer's Market behind it, and a grocery store and liquor store are next to the hotel. If you enjoy walking, it's a great location. The room was old, tired, and much too warm. It smelled funny when we arrived so I...

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

Hi Catherine, Thank you for staying with us and for letting me know about your stay. I am disappointed that we did not exceed your expectations you did not enjoy your experience with us. We have Heavenly beds in all our rooms so I will have the team look at your room to see what happened, as well as look...

Ontario
Reviewed 1 week ago

Once again we had an excellent stay at the Westin. Thank you again Jesse Garden for making our trip stress free. Also, thank you to Lee at the door who made sure we were welcomed to the Westin, very friendly and helpful. The food at Roys was the usual high standard food and the breakfast buffet at Elements was very...

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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 I am glad that you had another great experience at the Westin Nova Scotian! I will be sure and share your comments with the team and especially Lee and Jesse for making your stay personal. Be well and hope to see you again soon. John

Ontario, Canada
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was a little skeptical about this property after reading some of the other reviews, but decided to give it a try. I have to say I was pleasantly surprised! I had a fantastic view from my 10th floor harbour side room, and loved being able to trot across the road to the farmers market and easily access the boardwalk...

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

Hi, Thank you for the review and for staying with us! We are all very proud of our historic Westin Nova Scotian and as you stated, close to everything! I will let you know that we will be renovating all guest rooms starting the end of this year, we are all very excited about that! Be well and hope to...

Sydney, Canada
Reviewed 1 week ago

Service was excellent. We chose valet parking and Lee and Michael were the best. Their interpersonal skills were second to none - very helpful and accommodating. Great location. Breakfast was fantastic and Roy's was great! Our room, on the other hand, had issues. The heat was unbearable and the seemingly outdated air conditioning did not work. We opened the window...

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

Hi, Thank you for letting me know about your experience while staying with us. I am sorry that we fell short this stay and I will have the team follow up on your room, both with housekeeping and maintenance. I hope that the issues did not spoil your Easter weekend. Be well, John

Victoria
Reviewed 1 week ago

Westin is our first choice and that was our rationale but this property is past its best before date. It appears some upgrades have been made but it seems piecemeal and doesn't transform the aged feeling. Perhaps the age also affects cleaning staff as there were indicators in our room of poor attention to detail and similar items were apparent...

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

Hi Scott, Thank you for staying with us and for letting me know about your experience. I am glad the team was great and we are excited for a renovation later this year. We will be renovating all guest rooms which will address the concerns you noted. I will share with the team and hope that you will visit us...

Prince Edward Island
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our stay was very enjoyable, the room was quiet and comfortable. The restaurant was second to none. The food was excellent and well presented. The sever was very friendly and the chef came by the table to explain the meal options. We chose the seafood option. It all tasted very fresh. Overall experience was one of the best I have...

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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 for also for choosing to dine in our restaurant. I am glad you had a great stay and that we took care of you while dining. I will be sure and share the comments with the team and we look forward to seeing you again soon. Be well, John

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Amenities

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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: $179 - $315 (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
Hotel Style:
#3 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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“All rooms facing the harbor are great!!!”
Din777, 26 Apr 2017 | Read review
“My favorite rooms have a harbour view.”
Travel2plus1, 23 Apr 2017 | Read review
“ask to be on the water side to avoid construction noise”
ScottC, 21 Apr 2017 | Read review
“best views are at the rear overlooking the Harbour”
EddieE50, 15 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Choose another hotel.”
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