This is an excellent hotel. But let me preface this with a few things: I am a Gold Hilton member, and this was a reward stay. However, I would have payed the price advertised because it was just that good.
Arrival was pretty painless. We drove directly to the hotel and was able to park in their underground parking. Very tight spaces, and some were reserved by the hotel (I guess you can call and reserve), but we arrived at about 3 pm, so no need to.
Check in was very smooth. The front desk receptionist was very warm and welcoming. We went up to our room, which was the king junior suite duplex. The room was very spacious, had a double sleeper couch on the first floor, and a king bed on the second floor. The second floor also had a couch (which we used for our 10 year old). There was also a raised area with a dining table, small mini-bar fridges on both floors, and complimentary fruit and bottled water (very nice touch). The view was of the tops of the sites around the Altstadt, so not a whole lot to see.
Staying on that floor (the 5th floor) allowed us to use the Executive lounge. This proved to be the best part of the hotel. Morning breakfast was included in the lounge, but if you went downstairs to the lobby, they charged 26 Euro. Very expensive for breakfast if you ask me. So the lounge breakfast had everything you would need, just on a smaller scale. They had a typical "European" spread with breads, cold cuts, yogurts, salads, but also eggs, bacon, and sausage. All were excellent.
During the afternoon hours, the lounge offers tea time, and this included cakes/tortes/stollen (a must have in Dresden). Also coffee (from a super-automatic machine), tea, and soft drinks are available as well. Happy hour is from 6-8:30 during the week and 6-8 on weekends. This has beer, wine, and liquor along with some small bar food (some hot, like cheese poppers). Once again, comes with the room if you are on the executive floor or business floor. Well worth the price.
The bed was, well, very stiff. Typical of a European bed, this was a touch rough on our backs, but the shower with excellent soaps / shampoo made up for it. Bathrobes and slippers were also provided with the room as well.
I have to give a big thank you to Johann and Mandy in the executive lounge, as they were always available and helped us in any way they could.
The pool area was nice sized, and had an indoor hot tub. The water could have been a bit hotter, but that was not a big deal. They also had an outdoor jacuzzi that could seat 8. Very nice facilities.
Check-out was simple, and painless. Parking was OK for 20 Euro/night, but after being in Norway, this place is cheap.
With everything said and done, this is one of the best hotels to stay at, in the world for the price range ($150 - $300 per night). The location is absolutely perfect. Right in the middle of the Altstadt, next to the Frauenkirch. Easy walks to everything this wonderful city has to offer. The customer service is top notch, and the manager should be commended for ensuring guests felt welcome there.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Enjoy the breathtaking views of the famous Frauenkirche in Dresden directly from the hotel. All major sights of this historic and vibrant cultural metropolis can be found in the near vicinity. With us you can enjoy your stay. Our numerous restaurants and cafés offer something for everyone. Stay here guarantees nothing to be desired. Spoil your loved one with a visit to our restaurant Rossini - one of the best Italians Dresden with spectacular views of the Frauenkirche - or try typical Saxon cuisine in our Bierhaus Dampfschiff. Try a perfect Steak at our Steakhouse "Alte Münze" or visit our Bistro Ecke Frauenkirche to watch a football match in a typical atmosphere and with other like-minded people. Visit our numerous terraces on sunny days. How about a delicious ice cream or homemade cakes? Then visit our Ice Cream Factory Dresden and enjoy next to all the delights the breathtaking view of the Elbe valley and Brühl's Terrace - the Balcony of Europe. Our elegant rooms and suites offer everything that could be wished for. Enjoy a drink from the mini-bar, watch the 42" LED TV, relax in comfortable fluffy slippers or get to work at the desk with wireless internet. An Executive room offers a personalised service and access to our unique Executive Lounge. Enjoy a complimentary continental breakfast, soft and alcoholic drinks and snacks during service hours. Start active in the day and visit our LivingWell Health Club. On the over 1,100 m2 fitness area you can enjoy a workout properly. Look for relaxation after a busy day? Then use our swimming pool or the heated outdoor whirlpool overlooking the famous Church of our Lady. Planning an event? Wonderful! With us you are in the right hands. Whether large conference, a discreet meeting, a birthday party or family celebration, Christmas party or wedding - our professional Event Team takes care to your event with passion and sensitivity . With us every event is a success - we promise! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hilton Dresden
- Dresden Hilton