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Westin Excelsior - Florence, Italy [Master Thread]

Westin Excelsior - Florence, Italy [Master Thread]

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Old Jan 4, 20, 8:28 pm
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Originally Posted by beachfan View Post
Stayed in early October, it was a special occasion (my wifeís big number birthday) and got an outstanding grand deluxe suite upgrade (photo 26 on the web page pictures).

Iím a repeat guest (not many times, but a few). Iím sure that helped.

thanks for the info!
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Old Feb 11, 20, 6:18 am
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Just finished a 4 night stay. Upgraded as a Titanium to the highest level regular room, Arno River Premium. It was as large as some junior suites I have stayed in, with 2 small balconies overlooking the river. It had a separate bath tub, shower and toilet alongside 2 sinks.

I had toyed with using SNAs but the highest category available was a junior suite without a view. I am glad I didn't. All the river view suites, on the same floor as us, appeared booked out.

The breakfast spread is superb, very high quality and a large selection. The staff really go above and beyond with their service as well.

The location is ideal for exploring either side of the river on foot.

A great stay and I definitely recommend the property.
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Old Feb 21, 20, 10:58 am
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Would you all recommend this hotel over St. Regis?
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Old Feb 21, 20, 2:37 pm
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Originally Posted by SkyTeam777 View Post
Would you all recommend this hotel over St. Regis?
When I was there 2 weeks ago, the St Regis had scaffolding up the entire building on the side which faces the Westin and part of the river facing side. So you may want to check TripAdvisor reviews to see if that is causing disruption.

The rooms certainly look a higher spec at the St Regis but I couldn't justify the extra cost. You are after all in essentially the same location.
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Old Mar 3, 20, 3:38 pm
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April resevations

Tried to cancel a prepaid April stay and get a refund. No dice, the hotel says they are fully operational...
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Old Mar 3, 20, 11:42 pm
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Originally Posted by jimdarcy View Post
Tried to cancel a prepaid April stay and get a refund. No dice, the hotel says they are fully operational...
Currently only stays through March 31 can be cancelled without penalty.

https://marriott-re-2019ncovc.com
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Old Mar 4, 20, 12:01 am
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Originally Posted by clublounger View Post
Currently only stays through March 31 can be cancelled without penalty.

https://marriott-re-2019ncovc.com
very helpful, thanks!
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Old May 29, 21, 10:26 am
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Just had a fantastic stay here - the staff were excellent and extremely helpful navigating Florence in Covid. The lobby bar is closed, but Sesto on the roof is open. This may change as of June 1 when indoor dining in Italy is supposed to come back.
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Old May 30, 21, 6:29 am
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Originally Posted by dcmike View Post
Just had a fantastic stay here - the staff were excellent and extremely helpful navigating Florence in Covid. The lobby bar is closed, but Sesto on the roof is open. This may change as of June 1 when indoor dining in Italy is supposed to come back.
Do you know if St. Regis has reopened yet? It was looking like maybe June 1 return, but also saw it might be end of June. They havenít publicized anything.
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Old May 30, 21, 8:47 am
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Originally Posted by WalruSara View Post
Do you know if St. Regis has reopened yet? It was looking like maybe June 1 return, but also saw it might be end of June. They havenít publicized anything.
So, when I looked at our dates, they were not an option. As we were there (last weekend) all of the shutters reopened on the hotel and there were signs of life. If they're not open again, it definitely looked like they were moving toward opening.
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