The four-star Amedia Plaza Dresden is, pleasingly, much better than you would possibly count on. There might not be a spa or health club, however the lodge has exceptionally snug rooms, a unusual inside and a few pretty views of the historic previous city. In truth, it’s inside strolling distance of virtually each vital historic web site within the metropolis.
Hidden behind the historic façade of the reconstructed baroque “Dinglingerhaus”, the lodge is simple to overlook, and you should stroll beneath a quaint archway to enter the foyer. The spacious lodge reception avoids feeling too stale and business-like due to a collection of quirky work and sculptures, together with a big, bejewelled elephant.
The lodge is effectively suited to households and metropolis breakers who need to benefit from the websites of the previous city.
It’s also close to to the Internationales Congress Heart (a couple of 15-minute stroll) so enterprise travellers can take the chance to get pleasure from a number of the historic websites whereas making their strategy to work.
All 105 rooms at Amedia Plaza Dresden are en suite and geared up with air-con, good TVs, mini-bar and writing desk. Rooms are furnished in white and double-decker crimson, with the again partitions showcasing an enormous monochrome picture of Dresden. The retro décor might not be to everybody’s style, nevertheless it added a cheering brightness to the room.
I spent 4 nights in a “Enterprise Double” room, which was each spacious and cozy. There may be hardly any site visitors within the previous city, so I loved blissful, interrupted sleep all through my keep. The dinky toilet was geared up with a robust bathe and a good collection of toiletries.
In addition to Enterprise Rooms, you’ll be able to select from a collection of Superior Rooms (with a King measurement double), Suites with a tub and kitchenette, and Household Rooms consisting of two Enterprise Rooms joined along with a connecting door. Rooms positioned on the upper flooring have pretty views of the previous city, though there’s presently a constructing web site in the back of the lodge that could be a little bit of an eye fixed sore.
Amenities are pretty restricted at Amedia Plaza Dresden. The reception space doubles as a café/bar the place you’ll be able to order a collection of drinks and snacks. Black leather-based sofas with arty cushions are dotted in regards to the foyer, and these had been typically occupied late into the night as individuals chattered away over a beer.
Foods and drinks
The lodge doesn’t have its personal restaurant, however they’ve a partnership with a neighbouring restaurant who serve a wonderful breakfast buffet. Select from a collection of contemporary fruit, cheeses, charcuterie and cereals in addition to sizzling pancakes with apple sauce. You too can pile your plate with scrambled egg and bacon to maintain your self going for the remainder of the morning and past.
Is WiFi out there?
Sure, WiFi is on the market in all of the rooms freed from cost.
Costs begin from a really cheap €85 per evening (excluding breakfast).
What’s close by?
The best promoting level of the lodge is its location, and you might simply spend a weekend right here with no need to spend a single euro on transportation. Simply 10m from the lodge is the Dresden Transport Museum, which has simply opened a brand new exhibition: “A Love-Want-Hate Relationship. The Germans and their Automobiles”.
There’s additionally a unbelievable trendy artwork and sculpture gallery, Albertinum, which showcases an unlimited assortment of artworks and will to not missed. If you happen to’re fascinated by Dresden’s cultural heritage, The Dresden Frauenkirche is a Lutheran church that was utterly destroyed within the WW2 bombings and subsequently rebuilt from the rubble. It was lastly accomplished in 2005 and serves as an vital image of reconciliation between former warring nations.
Dresden Airport is only a 20-minute drive to the lodge and a taxi will value you about €30. If you happen to desire to take public transport, you’ll be able to bounce on a prepare from the airport to Dresden Hauptbahnhof after which take a brief tram to the previous city. From right here, it’s going to take you 10-15 minutes to stroll to the lodge.