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The Westin Excelsior Florence

Expedia.comUS$628*
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#24 of 421 Hotels in Florence
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02/04/2017 03/04/2017
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Manila, Philippines
Reviewed 28 April 2014

We have heard many nice things about the Excelsior but we weren't prepared for the real thing, the hotel is one of the oldest in the city and apparently used to belong to Napoleon's sister, and was at one point even the headquarters for the Nazis in Italy. The checkered yet colorful past of the hotel made it even more...

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VB_General_Manager, General Manager at The Westin Excelsior Florence, responded to this review

Dear Momtraveller1028, Thank you very much for having shared your feedback with us! We are truly happy to read your superlative and detailed comments concerning your recent and "magical" stay at the Westin Excelsior Florence! It is a pleasure to learn that you enjoyed our property and its long history, the amazing view of the Arno from our accommodations and...

Raleigh, North Carolina
Reviewed 28 April 2014

Stayed here 2 weeks ago for 2 nights. 800 year old hotel that is beautiful and very well located. Compliments to Dara at check in. She was wonderful and the attention she gave us was beyond her job description. We will be back!

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VB_General_Manager, General Manager at The Westin Excelsior Florence, responded to this review

Dear IraW_11, Thank you for your wonderful review! Exceeding our guests’ expectations and “going beyond” is our main goal and we are so pleased we have accomplished it with you. We are truly proud of our Team and we are going to share your feedback with all the staff, especially with Daria, who will surely appreciate your wonderful recognition. We...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 24 April 2014

The excelsior is a conveniently located hotel in the heart of florence. It's a beautiful old building built around a central courtyard (which many rooms face onto) with the charm of yesteryear. Great rooftop bar (didn't try the restaurant), nice rooms and great location - couldn't ask for more. Only small com is that you can't get an iron in...

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VB_General_Manager, General Manager at The Westin Excelsior Florence, responded to this review

Dear Dan M, Thank you for sharing your feedback with Tripadvisor community! It is so wonderful to know that you had an amazing visit and that you enjoyed our hotel and the location of our property. As you know, we are not allowed to provide our Guests with irons in the rooms for security reasons, however we provide in alternative...

Rochester Hills, Michigan
Reviewed 23 April 2014

This hotel is breathtaking and the staff is amazing. We had a great time in this city and the concierge booked our dinners each night and the best restaurants in town. The room was spacious and we had a great nights sleep. This is definitely the place to go when you want to spoil yourself

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VB_General_Manager, General Manager at The Westin Excelsior Florence, responded to this review

Dear Jamuna K, Thank you for taking the time to post your kind review! It is wonderful to learn that you enjoyed your stay with and we particularly appreciated the remarks about the room and the staff being delightful and helpful. Moreover, we are also very pleased that you have appreciated the comfort of our signature Heavenly beds. We all...

Scotch Plains, New Jersey, United States
Reviewed 22 April 2014

Felt like we were staying in someone's castle and we were - heard it was Napolean's sister's! Beautiful property, great rooftop bar with view of city; easy to find near the water. short walk to all of Florence.

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Alberta, Canada
Reviewed 21 April 2014

The Westin Excelsior has beautiful rooms and is located on the Arno River. When booking, request a room overlooking the Arno. The staff are very polite, helpful, welcoming and professional. If your budget has a very high ceiling, then spoil yourself at this hotel. The hotel is located a pleasant 15 to 20 minutes to Florence's main tourist sites.

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VB_General_Manager, General Manager at The Westin Excelsior Florence, responded to this review

Dear wbsCalgary, Thank you for having shared this wonderful review with us! We are so happy to learn that you appreciated the location of the Westin Excelsior and the beauty of our Arno rooms. In addition to this, please let us thank you especially for letting us know how impressed you were with the service, attitude and helpfulness received during...

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 17 April 2014

We stayed at the Westin excelsior Florence for 5 nites and were amazed at the hospitality of this hotel. Starting from the doorman, concierge to the reception, everyone was so helpful and polite. Francesca from reception was particularly very helpful in changing our room. They even gave us a complimentary cake and champagne for my sis in laws birthday, which...

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VB_General_Manager, General Manager at The Westin Excelsior Florence, responded to this review

Dear Christine S, Thank you very much for your comments! It is so wonderful to know that you enjoyed your visit and that Francesca made you feel welcome and special. We are fortunate to have her on our team and please rest assured we will share your wonderful comments with her. Thank you again for your recognition and we would...

Seattle
Reviewed 17 April 2014 via mobile

We stayed at the Weston excelsior on our honeymoon in 2006 and were upgraded to a beautiful suite overlooking the arnot river. The room was beautiful and the concierge service was the best we have experienced in staying at any number of 5 star hotels. We would love to return.

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VB_General_Manager, Direttore generale at The Westin Excelsior Florence, responded to this review

Dear Debra L, Thank you for sharing your comments about your recent stay with us! We are delighted to learn that we were able to entirely meet with your expectation and to make your honeymoon memorable. We thank you again and we sincerely wish we will have the chance to welcome you back to the Westin Excelsior in the soonest...

Irvine, Ca
Reviewed 14 April 2014

We are celebrating our 20th anniversary with our 2 teenage boys. After staying in Paris for 5 days we looked forward to staying at the Westin. We are loyal SPG gold memebers and checked in today. We were treated with such warm hospitality and kindness. From the front desk to the concierge to the staff around the hotel, everyone was...

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VB_General_Manager, Direttore generale at The Westin Excelsior Florence, responded to this review

Dear hppymomuv2, Thank you for your positive review! We are glad that you chose our property to celebrate your 20th anniversary and that you appreciated our hospitality and the attitude of our Staff. We do all our best in order to offer high quality service and to ensure a most enjoyable and memorable stay. Please rest assured we will share...

california
Reviewed 1 April 2014

this is a beautiful former Renaissance palace located alongside the Arno river not far from the center of the city. Get a room overlooking the river for wonderful views. The public rooms are lovely particularly the breakfast room. Also I had a excellent dinner in the bar on the ground floor. Casual setting and good food. Their are always taxis...

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Dear Rmfish, we are very happy to read your comment and most glad you have enjoyed the ambiance we are lucky enough to live in. Let me thank you for something special and tell you that is the first time in almost 20 years of work that I hear a positive comment on Florence taxis' rates! Thank you for this...

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Santa Maria Novella
Santa Maria Novella train station welcomes the majority of the people arriving in Florence, which might explain the hectic pace. Commuters and tourists come across the constant hustle and bustle of the station before exiting, taking a few steps and stopping amazed in Piazza di Santa Maria Novella. It is impossible not to admire the the square, housing one of the most charming basilicas in Florence. The area has plenty of local spots to taste Tuscan specialties, but don’t stop in the main streets alone; the narrower side streets always ensure satisfaction. The huge Parco Delle Cascine provides a solution to the need for a green area as well as a historic welcome in the form of a bronze statue of King Vittorio Emanuele II riding a horse.
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  • Multilingual Staff
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Additional Information about The Westin Excelsior Florence

Address: Piazza di Ognissanti 3, 50123, Florence, Italy
Region: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence > Santa Maria Novella
Price Range: $550 - $2,268 (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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Westin Florence
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#19 Romantic Hotel in Florence
#19 Family Hotel in Florence
#21 Luxury Hotel in Florence
#30 Business Hotel in Florence
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