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The Westin Excelsior
Piazza Ognissanti 3 (Florence) 50123

The Westin Excelsior
Located on the banks of River Arno in Florence's historic Piazza Ognissanti, The Westin Excelsior offers luxurious rooms and suites, many overlooking the river and the Oltrarno area. Ponte Vecchio is 900 metres away. Air-conditioned rooms at the Excelsior feature stylish furniture and Carrara-marble bathrooms. Each room offers a Westin Heavenly Bed® and a 32" plasma-screen TV with a multilingual programme selection and a digital jukebox. A varied buffet breakfast is provided daily in the elegant Sala Caminetto hall. During the day you can relax with a drink on one of the hotel's terraces with city views. For dinner you can enjoy the Mediterranean cuisine of award-winning Chef Matteo Lorenzini. You can book spa treatments and make use of the wellness centre at a partner hotel located opposite the property. The 5-star Westin Excelsior is 500 metres from Santa Maria Novella Train Station and a short walk from the historic centre. It is surrounded by some of city's most popular restaurants and designer boutiques.
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Superb 8.8/10
Rooms: 171   calendar  (Search)
Address: Piazza Ognissanti 3, Florence 50123  map (Map)

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position,size of room,friendly staff,good breakfast ,parkinng. Excellent restaurant staff !!!. It was very nice hotel, in very good central location, it offered excellent food and drinks... service was excellent - Nico was great. The assistance provided by the Concierge.
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The Westin Excelsior Room information

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Special Offer - Deluxe Double Room
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EUR 317.80
Includes a 50 EUR voucher per night for the minibar or in the hotel's bar/restaurants.

Room Facilities:
Work Desk, Slippers, Shower, Satellite TV, Safety Deposit Box, Radio, Minibar, Heating, Hairdryer, Bathroom Amenities, Bath, Air Conditioning

Special Offer - Deluxe Double Room with River View
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EUR 375.40
Includes a 50 EUR voucher per night for the minibar or in the hotel's bar/restaurants.

Room Facilities:
Work Desk, Slippers, Shower, Satellite TV, Safety Deposit Box, Radio, Minibar, Heating, Hairdryer, Bathroom Amenities, Bath, Air Conditioning

Special Offer - Premium Deluxe Double Room
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EUR 346.60
Includes a 50 EUR voucher per night for the minibar or in the hotel's bar/restaurants.

Room Facilities:
Work Desk, Slippers, Shower, Satellite TV, Safety Deposit Box, Radio, Minibar, Heating, Hairdryer, Bathroom Amenities, Bath, Air Conditioning

Special Offer - Premium Deluxe Double Room with River View
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EUR 404.20
Includes a 50 EUR voucher per night for the minibar or in the hotel's bar/restaurants.

Room Facilities:
Work Desk, Slippers, Shower, Satellite TV, Safety Deposit Box, Radio, Minibar, Heating, Hairdryer, Bathroom Amenities, Bath, Air Conditioning

Deluxe Single Room
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EUR 315.00
Features Westin's Heavenly Bed® and a flat-screen TV.

Room Facilities:
Work Desk, Slippers, Shower, Satellite TV, Safety Deposit Box, Radio, Minibar, Heating, Hairdryer, Bathroom Amenities, Bath, Air Conditioning

Premium Deluxe Triple
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EUR 5000.00
Decorated with antiques and precious fabrics. Features Westin's Heavenly Bed® and a flat-screen TV.

Room Facilities:
Work Desk, Slippers, Shower, Satellite TV, Safety Deposit Box, Radio, Minibar, Heating, Hairdryer, Bathroom Amenities, Bath, Air Conditioning

Junior Suite
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EUR 847.00
Large suite with seating and working areas, fine décor, views of River Arno and Duomo.

Room Facilities:
Work Desk, Slippers, Shower, Seating Area, Satellite TV, Safety Deposit Box, Radio, Minibar, Heating, Hairdryer, Bathroom Amenities, Bath, Air Conditioning

Deluxe Double Room
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EUR 335.00
Decorated with antiques and precious fabrics. Features Westin's Heavenly Bed® and a flat-screen TV.

Room Facilities:
Work Desk, Slippers, Shower, Satellite TV, Safety Deposit Box, Radio, Minibar, Heating, Hairdryer, Bathroom Amenities, Bath, Air Conditioning

Deluxe Double Room with River View
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EUR 395.00
Overlooking the River Arno.

Room Facilities:
Work Desk, Slippers, Shower, Satellite TV, Safety Deposit Box, Radio, Minibar, Heating, Hairdryer, Bathroom Amenities, Bath, Air Conditioning

Premium Deluxe Double Room
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EUR 365.00
This large room gives you plenty of space.

Room Facilities:
Work Desk, Slippers, Shower, Satellite TV, Safety Deposit Box, Radio, Minibar, Heating, Hairdryer, Bathroom Amenities, Bath, Air Conditioning

Premium Deluxe Double Room with River View
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EUR 425.00
This large room, overlooking the River Arno, gives you plenty of space.

Room Facilities:
Work Desk, Slippers, Shower, Satellite TV, Safety Deposit Box, Radio, Minibar, Heating, Hairdryer, Bathroom Amenities, Bath, Air Conditioning

Amenities at The Westin Excelsior

Transportation
Bicycle Rental
Services
Wi-Fi/Wireless LAN, Internet Services, Free Wi-Fi Internet Access
Pools and wellness
Massage, Jacuzzi, Fitness Centre
Miscellaneous
Rooms/Facilities for Disabled Guests, Non-Smoking Rooms, Heating, Family Rooms, Elevator, Airconditioning
General
Private parking, Pets Allowed, Parking , Paid WiFi
Front-desk/reception area services
Tour Desk, Ticket Service, Safety Deposit Box, Luggage Storage, Currency Exchange, Concierge Service, 24-Hour Front Desk
Food & Drink
Special Diet Menus (on request), Room Service, Restaurant (à la carte), Restaurant, Kid meals (free/paid), Breakfast in the Room, Bar
Entertainment and children services
Children television networks, Babysitting/Child Services
Common areas
Terrace
Cleaning services
Trouser Press, Shoe Shine, Laundry, Ironing Service, Dry Cleaning, Daily maid service
Business facilities
Meeting/Banquet Facilities, Fax/Photocopying, Business Centre

Food & Drink

Located on the Lobby floor, ORVM bar provides an informal yet elegant feeling, with black and white marble floors, wooden tables and leather-covered walls and chairs.

ORVM restaurant features the ultimate in contemporary Mediterranean cuisine, thanks to the ability of Executive Chef Giuseppe Dalla Rosa, who uses aromas and seasonal ingredients for light and balanced dishes.

Hotel information details

A wealth of historical memories (seven centuries of Florentine history) is associated with the area on which stands the building that is now The Westin Excelsior.

Several celebrities stayed in Florence at the two properties owned nowadays by Starwood: the Romanov family, Emperor William II of Prussia, the Dukes of Windsor, the Shah of Persia with his wife Soraya, Princess Margaret of England, Elena of Romania, Queen Sofia of Greece, the King of Yugoslavia, the English Prime Minister W. Churchill and a number of world-wide famous artists such as Johann Strauss, Backhaus, Cortot, Rubinstein, Menuhin, Toscanini, Orson Welles, Charles Chaplin, Françoise Sagan, Emperor Hirohito, Henry Fonda, Queen Juliana of Holland, Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli, Bruno Walter, Furtwangler, Beniamino Gigli, Maria Callas, Josephine Baker, Maurice Béjart, Carla Fracci, Marcello Mastroianni, Gina Lollobrigida, Sophia Loren.

In 1997 the Westin Excelsior has entered a new phase in its history when a restoration and renovation was completed. The renovation was a prime example of the Luxury Collection philosophy in such matters, which aims to highlight those historical and architectural features of its hotels that best enhance their affinity with the atmosphere and style of their host cities. A philosophy which considers the hotel as an integral part of the city, and a reference point in its artistic, cultural and business life.

Important information to guests

Please note that access to the wellness centre comes at a surcharge. When booking more than 3 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Information about the area

The Westin Excelsior dominates the Piazza Ognissanti, steps from shops dating back to Renaissance times and from the most elegant boutiques.

A grand hotel, dedicated to a discerning clientele.

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Situated in Florence in the Tuscany Region, 400 metres from Santa Maria Novella, The Westin Excelsior boasts a terrace and views of the river. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. Every room includes a flat-screen TV. Some units feature a seating area where you can relax. All rooms are fitted with a private bathroom fitted with a bath or shower. Extras include bath robes, slippers and free toiletries. Private parking is also available at this hotel. The hotel features free WiFi. There is a 24-hour front desk at the property. Strozzi Palace is 500 metres from The Westin Excelsior, while Ponte Vecchio is 700 metres from the property. The nearest airport is Peretola Airport, 5 km from The Westin Excelsior.

Room information details

This hotel offers 171 prestigious guestrooms on six floors.

All accommodations have Westin Heavenly Beds®, the top comfort beds with a full selection of pillows. The rooms feature Multimedia Quadriga System, including complete on-demand program selection in multiple languages for movies, sports and light entertainment, as well as a digital “jukebox”, high-speed internet access and a range of other guest services.

The Guestrooms and suites are oases of beauty that pay homage to Florentine style and grace. Floor with inlaid stone, elegant decòr-rich woods, carpets and draperies that tastefully blend with high tech amenities for unparalleled comfort.

Opulent polichrome marble baths pamper guests, rooms with terraces allow them to enjoy a leisurely breakfast or to admire terracotta rooftops from wrought iron chaise lounges.

Outside...the magic of Florence

Travelling information

From Bologna
Take the A-1 and exit at Firenze Nord. Follow the signs to the city center until you reach the Arno River. At the river, follow the directions to Ponte Vecchio and follow Longarno Vespucci until you come to Piazza Ognissanti.
From Fiesole
Follow the directions to the city center. At Piazza Della Liberta follow Viale Lavagnini around the Fortezza da Basso until you reach Viale Rosselli. At the Arno River, turn left towards Piazza Ognissanti.
From Pisa/Livorno
Take the A-11 and follow the directions to the city center until you arrive at the Arno River. At the river, follow the directions to Ponte Vecchio and then take Lungarno Vespucci until you reach Piazza Ognissanti.
From Rome
Take the A-1 and exit at Firenze Certosa. Follow directions to Florence and the city center/Via Porta Romana to Petrarca. Continue to Ponte Della Vittoria and after you cross the Arno River, turn right onto Piazza Ognissanti.
By plane:

The hotel is 8km far from Firenze-Pertola airport. Transfer from/to the hotel upon request.

By train:

The hotel is 5 minutes from S.Maria Novella railway station.

The Westin Excelsior Policies

Check-in
15:00 -
Check-out
- 12:00
Accepted CreditCards at Hotel
The hotel reserves the right to preauthorise credit cards prior to arrival.
American Express, Visa, MasterCard, Diners Club, JCB, Maestro, CartaSi, MasterCard
Cancellation Policy
If cancelled up to 1 day before the date of arrival, no fee will be charged.
If cancelled later or in case of no-show, the first night will be charged.
Children and Extra Bed Policy
All children are welcome.
All children under 12 years stay free of charge when using existing bedding.
All children under 2 years stay free of charge for cots.
All older children or adults are charged EUR 104 per night per person for extra beds.
Maximum capacity of extra beds/babycots in a room is 1.
Deposit Policy
No deposit will be charged.
VAT and city/tourist taxes
10 % VAT is included.
Service charge is not applicable.
City/tourist tax is included.
Internet
Wired internet is available in the hotel rooms and costs EUR 5 per hour.
Wi-fi is available in the entire hotel and costs EUR 5 per hour.
Internet via TV is available in the hotel rooms and costs EUR 14 per hour.
Meal Plan
Buffet breakfast is included in the room rate.
Parking
Private parking is possible at a location nearby (reservation is not needed) and charges are applicable.
Pets
Pets are allowed on request. No extra charges.

Terms and Conditions

We never charge your credit card when you make a reservation - you will pay for your stay at the hotel. Our reservation service is free of charge, without any administration fees. Cancellation is also free of charge unless it is clearly stated. We take the privacy of your personal data very seriously. All your personal data is encrypted and processed securely. More information can be found in our terms and conditions and privacy statement.