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“Nice hotel in the suburbs of Dresden” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Hotel Novalis Dresden

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Hotel Novalis Dresden
Ranked #60 of 118 Hotels in Dresden
Odense, Denmark
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114 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Nice hotel in the suburbs of Dresden”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2013

Nice, small family hotel in the northern part of Dresden. All rooms are the same size. Nice king size bed, TV (mostly German channels). There is free internet access, The bathroom is small, but OK.The only problem is access to the shower is narrow because of a glass wall.
The breakfast buffet is plenty, but the scrambled eggs were to dry and with no bacon or sausages on the side.
The evening meals is a 3 course dinner with different German themes.
There is a bus close to the hotel. You need to change to a cable car to come to the center of Dresden. Or you could go by taxi, which is about 10 Euros.
We enjoyed a walk around the inner city, where the Frauenkirche (Our Lady's church) is one of the highlights.It was bombed completely February 1945 and was rebuilt and finished about 10 years ago.
Also, we enjoyed the opera Rigoletto at the Semper Opera. The Semper Opera was also rebuilt after being bombed in 1945.
There are a lot of different museums in the inner city, just a short walk away from Frauenkirche and Semper Opera as well as a lot of "Galleries" - which are small malls with lots of restaurants etc. hidden behind regular house facades.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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English first
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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243 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2011

We stayed here for 3 nights.
Reception staff were all friendly and efficient, and spoke good English.
Breakfast was good, staff consisted of a frosty older woman (not receptionist material), and a more helpful and younger man. Breakfast choice was good, and if anything ran out, we just asked, and it was provided.
The rooms were quite OK, reasonably spacious, with a much used mini-fridge.

The 2 things which bugged me were that it was a heatwave, and impossibly hot in my room. There's no aircon, so I had to have windows open, and lots of bugs chose to come in and bite me :-(
I got a fan the next day, but, powerful though it was, I was still too hot.
The worst thing is that there's some sort of industrial unit behind, and the employees got their entertainment by crashing lots of crates around outside between 4.30 & 5am :-(

One last thing, it's helpful to know a bit of German as the helpful maps and public transport details have a little more info on the German versions.
From the hotel it's reasonably easy to get to the city centre, although it involves a bus trip, a shortish wait, and then a tram ride
However, despite all their help and knowledge, the hotel staff didn't know the connecting Tram wasn't working for 2 days while we were there, (there was a replacement bus which was just fine, but the stop wasn't so obvious to find) So if you want to ask a local how to get to town it's very easy if someone just points, but if they give you a long list of directions, have your AA phrasebook handy! Who knows, Section 3/10 could be useful ;-)

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  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Hotel Novalis Dresden
Address: Baernsdorfer Strasse 185, 01127 Dresden, Saxony, Germany
Region: Germany > Saxony > Dresden
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Wheelchair access
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Ranked #60 of 118 Hotels in Dresden
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Novalis Dresden 3.5*
Number of rooms: 82
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