The Westin Excelsior, luxury 5 star hotel in central Florence

Seven centuries of history, breathtaking views, fine rooms elegantly furnished and impeccable service are the key features of The Westin Excelsior in Florence, luxury 5 star hotel belonging to Starwoodhotels chain.

An idyllic retreat on the banks of the Arno, The Westin Excelsior is located on Piazza Ognissanti, a few steps from Piazza della Signoria, the Uffizi Gallery and the charming Ponte Vecchio with its famous goldsmiths’ shops. Located in central Florence, offers easy access to the historical Florentine cafes and the famous shopping streets of the city as Via de’ Tornabuoni and Via della Vigna Nuova, but also to Santa Maria Novella Station and the Duomo.

Restaurant with 360 ° views over the Tuscan capital, gym, business center and a dedicated staff for the organization of weddings and ceremonies are additional services that ensure even the most discerning traveller a perfect stay in Florence.

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Luxury 5 star hotel
  • Piazza Ognissanti, 3
  • 50123, Florence

Sleeping in one of the 171 rooms at The Westin Excelsior Florence allows you to experience its history, to be pampered by exclusive services, and treat yourself to a carefree holiday in Florence. The Westin Excelsior features Deluxe Rooms, as well as Premium Deluxe and Attic rooms, furnished with attention to the smallest detail, incredibly spacious and extremely comfortable.

Deluxe rooms, overlooking the Arno River or the typical Florentine hills, are equipped with a working space with a desk and high speed internet available for a fee. The exclusive Westin Heavenly Bed ® beds ensure a relaxing sleep wrapped in luxurious linens, complete with goose down comforters and an extensive pillow menu. Deluxe rooms also feature a stylish marble bathroom with courtesy kit by White Tea by Westin ™.

Premium Deluxe rooms, instead, overlooking the Arno River or the narrow streets of Borgo Ognissanti, boast high ceilings and precious antiques. These rooms are also available in a Workout version, that is, perfect for those who like to keep fit while away from home with a ride on the stationary bike or running on a treadmill. They are characterized too by comfortable beds by Westin Heavenly Bed ® and equipped with luxurious linens, pillow menu and genuine down comforters.

Finally, Attic rooms, actual paradise overlooking the Duomo of Florence, have large panoramic terraces furnished with wrought-iron furniture. These rooms feature wooden furniture and fine tapestries on the walls and are equipped with a 42-inch LCD TV and a bathroom with White Tea by Westin ™ toiletries, as well as fluffy bathrobe and soft slippers.

At The Westin Excelsior there is no shortage of luxury suites among which the Belvedere Suite, the Grand Deluxe and the beautiful Presidential Suite.

Belvedere Suites are just ideal for a luxurious stay in Florence, with an open plan layout, fine Florentine-style furniture and stunning views, of course. They boast a large furnished terrace overlooking the city centre of the Tuscan capital, a decorative fireplace, a large living area with sofa and armchairs and a stylish marble bathroom complete with all the amenities that will make your holiday comfortable and pleasant.

Grand Deluxe Suites, instead, differ for the angular position on the first or second floor of the hotel and the relaxing colors ranging from ivory to dark red. Tastefully furnished and decorated with antiques and fine furniture in Florentine style, these rooms wind through a living area with sofa, armchairs and a 42-inch LCD TV with home theater system, and a relaxing bedroom. The elegant marble bathroom has a double sink, separate shower and tub and bath products by Comfort Zone.

The 80 sqm Presidential Suite features original oil paintings, fine antiques and 18th-century Florentine-style furniture. Located on the first floor of the hotel, this Suite is characterized by a 70 sqm terrace with stunning views over the Tuscan hills or the old town, and features wrought-iron furniture, perfect for a candlelit dinner or a party. The living area complete with home cinema system and a 42-inch LCD TV is equipped with a table for 6 people and a guest bathroom with shower. The luxurious master bedroom has a master bathroom with marble, double sink and separate bathtub and shower.

Food is as refined as guest rooms at The Westin Excelsior, so that guests will live an extraordinary experience. The SE • STO on Arno is an elegant restaurant with glass walls and a magnificent panoramic view over the city; serves innovative cuisine that reinterprets the classic flavors of Italian cuisine. Here, you will have the chance to taste Lasagna with squid ink sauce and Zolfini beans ragout, or crispy sweetbreads with a chestnut and thyme cream sauce. The welcoming and refined MVNOs Bar is located next to the lobby and is suitable for a quick lunch or a drink. Its Art Deco design and live music create a sophisticated and glamorous atmosphere at the same time.

The Westin Excelsior has also thought of those who won’t give up the gym while on holiday as they can all keep feet at Westinworkout gym with exercise bikes, treadmills, steppers and elliptical bikes, perfect for cardiovascular exercise and to burn calories.

Finally, the bilingual staff at reception will be happy to assist guests in booking guided tours to discover wonderful places in Tuscany including Siena, Lucca, Pisa and the beautiful hills of the Chianti region, or to book tickets to the most famous museums.

Customer reviews for The Westin Excelsior Florence

Booked mainly by a young and international clientele, The Westin Excelsior is particularly appreciated for its central location in Florence just a few steps from the historical centre, Santa Maria Novella train station and the major artistic and cultural attractions of the city. Many people emphasize the beauty of SE • STO on Arno restaurant, located on the top floor of the hotel, which enjoys wonderful views over the rooftops of the city. According to many guests, this is one of the most charming hotels in Florence where the atmosphere is very chic and where you sleep in rooms furnished with taste and refinement where nothing is left to chance. Even the reception staff receives many positive comments for their kindness and willingness to meet all guests’ requests. The only negative notes have to do with the high cost of breakfast if not included in the room rate, and high-speed Internet and Wi-Fi for a fee. Some of guests’ wishing lists mention the possibility to add a spa service to the many comforts already offered at the hotel, in order to relax after work or after a day spent exploring the cradle of Italian Renaissance.

In short: A dream hotel in the heart of Florence, where nothing is left to chance! Perfect for a honeymoon or to celebrate a special occasion!