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INNSIDE by Meliá Dresden

4.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

We love our stay at Innside, the place is within walking distance to most things. Our room is huge with an extra sofa bed, which is more than enough for the three of us. The breakfast is good (not fantastic but okay) for a hotel. It’s pretty standard I think. You do get better service than some of the hotels we’ve stayed in Germany, which is nice. All in all, we’ll come back if we visit Dresden again.

Large clean room and good value overall. Breakfast was generous with lots of choice. Very good location adjacent to Frauenkirche. However, room overlooking courtyard was noisey and staff did not seem to appreciate our concern that we had to keep windows closed at all times.

Great location, right on the square in old town. Good vibes in the hotel, modern atmosphere. Very clean. Excellent service from all staff, good wi-fi and food included with my package. Great value for money, definitely would stay there again.

This could be an excellent hotel as the staff are very friendly, the bedroom comfortable and well layout, the breakfast has a wide variety of good food, but it let down by poor Wfi, poor ventilation in the shower room and a carpet that smells due to the long pile. Must improve to keep its four stars!!!!!

Innside is a refreshingly modern hotel in an old city. Beautifully designed inside, and our room was spacious and comfortable including the bed. Even the daily mini bar soft drinks & water were included as part of the room fee. Breakfasts were fresh and lots of choice. We ate dinner in the dining room one evening and had a delicious, modern cuisine with beautifully designed flavours and textures served with excellent wines as advised by Susann (who was lots of fun and provided well informed suggestions about food, drinks, and culture). It is centrally located in the old city, everything in walking distance, and a short taxi drive to the railway station. Highly recommend staying here while in Dresden. Would definitely stay here again.

The rooms are well sized, modern and clean. The restaurant is quite good. Price of food is OK. Nice bar (TWIST) but drinks to expensive. (19€ for GIN TONIC ....). Big choice and special drinks Good Location in DRESDEN. Good Service. Good Conference Rooms.

This hotel is conveniently located near the Frauenkirche, but no more conveniently than a lot of other 4-star hotels around, so I really would not recommend it. In particular, I wouldn’t book a suite here and expect luxury service. Sadly, all of the extras have been lacking during our stay here. I booked a long weekend here to bliss out in a luxury room and see the sights in Dresden. We were in a two-floor suite and it had modern furnishings and a nice feel to it, until we tried to use the TV to find its cable service to be super spotty (unwatchable). The telephone upstairs didn’t connect, either. The pillows were clumpy and synthetic. We could have requested others, that’s when we realized the phone wasn’t working and decided not to bother. The toiletries (usually one of my favorite parts of staying in nice hotels!) were also sub-par. The acoustics of the building were strange, with us getting a lot of noise in the evening from a private event being held in the courtyard, especially the bass, despite being on the 6th floor. Breakfast was ok, although a lot of the tables weren’t cleaned off, although there was a lot of staff meandering about. It was just ok, certainly not the Melia quality we know and love. My young daughter and I left after breakfast on a Sunday and spent the entire day out sightseeing and got back to our room at 8 pm for showers and bed for her and a little work for me. Unfortunately, we came back to a suite that hadn’t been made up at all. Half an hour later, the basics had at least been taken care of by a friendly housekeeper. What drove me to write this poor review was the “service” we received at the hotel and a general strange feeling in the pit of my stomach. When we checked in, we were given a room that someone was already staying in. That was cleared up, but as a woman traveling alone, I would rather be in a hotel that has safeties in place so that can’t happen as easily. I was a little apprehensive about the amount of security being assured here. When I called the front desk upon finding our room not done up, I was frustrated and annoyed. The reaction of the front desk clerk (who had also assigned me the occupied room the day before) was to ask me if I had “hung a red sign” outside because I apparently didn’t seem like the type who knows what a do not disturb sign is. I assured him I hadn’t, so he let me know it wasn’t his fault and he could send someone up now if I wanted. He seemed a little put off that I wasn’t much appeased by that. I asked him again how this could happen, and how long the cleaner would take, etc. and his responses didn’t make me feel like I was being heard. When I said I have a child who should be in bed and I need a quick resolution, he again said he’s just reception and none of this was his fault. He told me I could talk to a manager the next day on check out if I want to as this was happening on a Sunday night. Then I asked him to send the housekeeper and he literally informed me that “she’s just a housekeeper so don’t try to negotiate with her for a lower rate for the room since she can’t do that”. I was so insulted that I told him I understood what a housekeeper does, told him I thought he was being rude, and hung up. He never uttered the words “I’m sorry”. I am sure that had I been a businessman, rather than a (business) woman traveling for leisure wearing jeans with a kid in tow, he would have handled me differently. I live in Germany and speak fluent German, so there wasn’t a language barrier. Summary: if you want a luxury experience, this is not the place for you, despite its convenient location.

The use of available space was excellent. Apart from the bed and television space, almost everything else was in a rectangular partition, which contains a separate WC, a separate shower, a separate hand basin, generous storage areas and two doors into the bedroom. The hotel is well located and within easy reach of the Altstadt with the Frauenkirche just around the corner. If you go to the hotel's sixth floor cocktail bar, you will see a close up view of the top of that church. We had a rear facing bedroom, which overlooked an unofficial car park the big advantage it that it was very quiet.

Having read the reviews, we were expecting a pretty high standard at Dresden Innside and we weren't disappointed. This is a classy hotel, sparklingly clean with a very helpful, pleasant staff. Given its perfect central location it came at what we thought was not an unreasonable price. We indulged ourselves by booking a suite which was roomy, exceptionally quiet with a very comfortable bed the size of a small tennis court. We were there in beautiful very warm weather so the efficient air-conditioning was appreciated during the day but it was also good to be able to open the windows and enjoy the real air at night. The view from the window was not quite as picturesque as implied in the hotel room description as it overlooked waste ground with some fly tipping but we could at least see some spires. The buffet breakfast, while not cheap, was magnificent and catered for every taste but the particular highlight for us as Brits long starved of decent bread was the wonderful range of bread and rolls. We loved being in Dresden, can’t wait to go back and we won’t hesitate to book a room at Innside.

This was our second visit in recent years to Dresden and the Innside. It maintains the same standard, great location, clean, minimalistic and good service. The only downside is tight parking and an expensive breakfast, but we would stay there again for the quality and convenience.

Salzgasse 4 Dresden SN

Hotel highlights

  • Steps from Church of Our Lady and Albertinum
  • Onsite dining
  • Spa
  • Fitness center

Located in Altstadt, INNSIDE by Meliá Dresden is next to popular attractions like Church of Our Lady and Albertinum. This 180-room, 4.5-star hotel has a restaurant along with conveniences like a full-service spa and a fitness center. It's in central Dresden and also a short walk from Dresden Castle and Old Masters Picture Gallery.


Enjoy a leisurely bite to eat at the onsite restaurant, or have a drink at the bar/lounge. Savor a meal from the privacy of your room with room service, or get a pick-me-up at the coffee shop/café. Buffet breakfast is offered for a fee each morning from 6:30 AM to 10:30 AM.


INNSIDE by Meliá Dresden's 180 rooms are soundproofed and provide free minibar items, iPod docks, and private yards. Guests can expect WiFi, wired Internet, and flat-screen TVs with digital channels and first-run movies. Bathrooms offer rainfall showers, hair dryers, and designer toiletries, and Select Comfort beds with premium bedding and pillow menus ensure a restful night. Free newspapers, safes, and phones are also standard.

Property features

Guests staying at INNSIDE by Meliá Dresden enjoy access to a full-service spa, a fitness center, and a sauna. If you drive, self parking is EUR 24.00 per day, or you can take advantage of the shuttle from the airport to the hotel (available 24 hours) for EUR ca. 30 per vehicle. The front desk has multilingual staff on hand 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this luxury hotel include WiFi in public areas, 4 meeting rooms, and a 24-hour business center.

Room options

Innside Premium room

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Innside 2 Floor Studio

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Innside Lifestyle Suite

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Innside Guestroom Special promo

King 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

93% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 2300 reviews