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Innside by Meliá Dresden

4.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

This hotel was a last-minute choice, forced on us by soaring temperatures and the lack of air conditioning in our originally booked hotel, and what a fortunate choice of hotel it turned out to be! Centrally located in the Altstadt just a few steps from the Frauenkirche and all the other sights of old Dresden (and as another bonus my favourite beer hall being just paces away!), the hotel achieves the perfect balance of comfort, functionality and style. The public areas are spacious and ooze real modern style. Our room was equally spacious, stylish and well-equipped and had one of the most comfortable beds I have ever slept in! Can't rate this place highly enough.

Great Location to everything!... Rainy day, so coming back to cozy hotel and waiting the rain out was so wonderful.... Staff, and Breakfast were top notch. 7 year old granddaughter loved the two story room, has been talking about it for day. Free hospitality fridge was greatly appreciated.

The hotel is as central as one can be in Dresden, with all the major attractions and multiple restaurants and shops a few minutes away on foot. On arrival I was "upgraded" to a room on the six floor. The room is fairly large but split on tow floors and I found it far from ideal for a single person. In any case, it was fine with a nice large bed and a bathroom with a separate shower and bath. The room did not have any view but it was quiet in spite of being meters away from the lounge cocktail bar. Breakfast was buffet style with a sufficiently vast selection of food. Nothing particularly impressive but standard for this kind of hotels. There were many waiters around and the service was smooth in spite do the large number of people around. A couple of negative point are: - the internet policy. I really Connor understand hotels in which they only allow you a certain amount of data downloads or only one device. They mention I could get an unlimited subscription by signing to some loyalty card. In 2017 this is ridiculous. Do we have to sign for a loyalty club for getting hot water on the shower?? - the house keeping service. I do not understand hotels in which after a couple do days they start to forget to replace the shampoo or other utilities. Advice was not consistent in that front. All considered, a good choice in a market that seems to have a number of decent hotels in a fair price range.

The internet was only for one device. Vife was very disapointed as I already checked one device in. The hotel is very nicely cituated right ib the middle of town and all the sights. The parking was nice but expensive.

There 3 nights, in May. Comfortable and large room, of the 'Innside Guestroom' category (cheapest). Located within cooee of the stupendous Frauenkirche and touristy Neumarkt place, about a kilometer from the Hauptbahnhof. My room was on the 2nd floor, and faced out to Salzgasse, to the back wall of the Albertinum museum/gallery, a street with little through-traffic. (Some other rooms face Rampische Strasse, some an inner courtyard.) The main window was person height, and opened. Terrif! The breakfast room was also terrific: bountiful food (even beans for you Scots; no Stornoway black pudding, but hey); busy, efficient, smiling, and customer-focused staff; tables well spread out. The laundry service charged 50% extra on a Saturday, but there comes a time when tees and undies just have to be washed and any price is value for money :) I booked direct, online, and joined the Melia Awards loyalty program (allows online check-in, etc.). The Reception desk was not also serving as a bar, as is fashionable in some joints. For 3 nights, I paid €400 (includes breakfasts, national tax, city tax). Which, at €133 a night (average), gave me the same amenity and quality I had had in my previous hotel, in Hamburg, for less than 75% of that hotel's cost. To get there from the Hauptbahnhof, exit the station on the north side, to Wiener Platz, and then .. Option 1: Walk up the pleasant, pedestrianized, tourist-free, high street that is Prager Strasse, passing the Centrum Galerie, until you get to Dr-Kulz-Ring which you cross and Prager Strasse becomes See Strasse, and you will be soon at the Altmarket; gasp at and aim for the soaring Frauenkirche. And Bob's your Onkel. This option is an interesting, cobblestone-free (until Neumarkt), walk, of about a kilometer, but not one I'd recommend for a first-time visitor carrying a backpack or wheely-bag. Option 2: Go to DVB tram stop number 1 (Steig 1), which should be the first tram stop you see on Wiener Platz, and catch tram number 7 heading toward Weixdorf. The tram will come from your left, and it heads north up St Petersburg Strasse. Alight at Synagoge stop on Rathenauplatz. Head to the Albertinum. The tram trip will take 10 minutes, and cost about €2,30; buy a ticket on the tram at a ticket-dispensing machine (coins) after you hop on. The city council's Dresdner Verkehrsbetriebe website is useful. Or Option 3: Catch a taxi. There's a taxi spot also on Wiener Platz outside the station. The hotel is in one of those 'dead' tourist zones by which I mean the vicinity's Action is strictly about wonderful sights and businesses honed in on tourists' euros and everything and everyone is photogenic; and otherwise the zone lacks the quotidian. So if you want something daggy like a supermarket ('who, me?'), there are at least 2 (one of them an 'Aldi') in the Altmarkt Galerie on Wilsdruffer Strasse. And I also spotted some in Prager Strasse. For reasons of my preferring a hotel adjacent to but not in the main tourist zone, I would investigate a hotel in the Altmarket if I were to visit Dresden again (unlikely), notwithstanding a positive stay at Innside this visit.

One of the newer hotels in town. Excellent location in the heart of old Dresden. Walking distance to most of the sights and plenty of restaurant choices. Modern design geared more towards business travelers but also appropriate for couples and small families. Our room was clean, everything worked, all the amenities you need and quiet. We had a good sleep for the nights we were there. But as other reviewers have mentioned, the bathroom, its a minor issue .The smoked glass divider between the bed and the bathroom is not enough to block out the light when one has to use the bathroom and your partner is in bed. We were there only for 2 nights so it wasn't a big deal. The desk staff were friendly but I didn't notice any bell hops to take our luggage to the room and the receptionists didn't offer to help. Don't fuss if you don't have breakfast included with your room, there's a few options just around the corner from the hotel. Overall, we like the hotel and will stay here if we are in Dresden again.

This fine hotel is quite new and this shows on many accounts: it's spacious, stylish, very light and clean. The entrance from the Salzgasse is impressive; once inside, the front-desk area is more modest in size, but the grand patio with its high-rising glass façade gives it an equally impressive feeling. The public areas (lobby, restaurant, breakfast-rooms) are of a classic and refined modern design. My room (a Premium) turned out to be extremely spacious, with four big windows, a walk-in closet, a big and wonderful bed, and in the area before the big television-screen a leather lounge suite, everything in an elegant classic style in greys and whites and with warm lighting. The bathroom was very well equipped, with separate bath and shower and even a separate toilet. The mini-bar is filled with some basic drinks (like a beer, a soda, a water) and chips and is free of charge (which I unfortunately only found out when I wanted to pay for my drinks at the check-out). The employees are friendly and give fine service. The breakfast-buffet is luscious and the breakfast-rooms have ample space; even with a congress going on during my stay I never had to search for a free table. I dined one night in the hotel-restaurant. It's only small and maybe lacks a bit of warmth. Prices are steep but the food was excellent. The same goes for the bar on the upper-floor, with a view on the dome of the Frauenkirche. I was told that prices in the old DDR were not yet of the same level as in the western cities of Germany, but here they were: a dry martini cocktail for instance cost 18 euros. Were there no flaws. Well, some. I would have liked a booklet on my room with all the amenities of the hotel, time-tables for restaurant, bar and breakfast, wellness, etcetera. I missed a leaflet with an overview of all the canals on television, now every time I had to roam all 80 of them, and they all seemed to be put in a totally random and unfathomable order. The walk-in closet was great, but there wasn't any other space whatsoever (like drawers under the desk or in the bedside-tables) to store away loose items. The climate in the room was very hard to adjust, the built-in airco didn't seem to do anything worthwhile. Even though it was quite cold outside for the first 3 days of my stay, I had to keep all the windows open day and night to make the temperature eventually drop to an acceptable degree. A hook on the wall of the bathroom to hang your bathrobe on would be nice. And why on Thursdays there is a deejay with a (mild) music and light-show during breakfast-time is beyond me, I cannot imagine anyone appreciating this at that time of day. My major let-down however was the fact that I found a letter of the hotel-management in my room on the 4th day of my 5 days stay, which did not contain - as I naively expected - some nice gesture thanking me for choosing this hotel, but a summons to immediately pay part of my bill because the costs had exceeded 600 euro! Of course I went to the front-desk, where the slightly embarrassed receptionist told me that this was Meliá-policy. Apparently 600 euro is some magic limit; as soon as your mounting bill exceeds it, you have to pay that part of the bill. I was unpleasantly surprised, since my reservation - made some 4 months in advance! - already implied 685 euro in costs of stay alone, and since then nobody had told me anything about having to pay part of the bill halfway through my stay. Moreover, I had given them my creditcard-number in advance as a guarantee. This whole procedure felt quite unnecessary and unfriendly and made me feel as if my creditworthiness was called in question. The receptionist solved it by saying that on second thought I didn't need to pay attention to this letter, since I was leaving and paying the whole bill the next morning anyway, but it felt as a reluctant concession. To sum it all up, it is a very fine and modern hotel with well equipped rooms on a top location. Maybe even worthy of 5 stars, be it for some tiny flaws. But I strongly recommend to reconsider the policy of surprising guests with premature bills.

A stunning hotel utilizing glass and modern white furniture. Breakfast was included with my room and was very good. Ask for a cappuccino from the bar if you are not a fan of the machine brew (took me a couple of days to figure out they would do this). I do wish there was a comfortable place to sit in the room though, as the chairs are not very comfortable. Beds are firm. One of the nicest and largest bathrooms I have seen in quite some time. One very odd thing happened though. I received a notice part way through my stay that I had to go to the front desk and pay 600 Euro. I had presented a credit card at check-in and I still do not understand why they had not authorized the correct amount for the full duration of my stay. Resulted in me being late for a dinner meeting while I stood waiting in line at the front desk.

Nice, modern facility, comfortable rooms, very good cuisine. Underground parking is great advantage. Very good service for conference facilities. Professional amd friendly personnel. The only dissatisfaction I experienced - free wi-fi is weak.

Staying in the middle of the old town is definitely very convenient. Innside provides that opportunity in a clean modern building. The bed was comfortable, the room quiet with the windows closed and the price was reasonable. My only complaint had to do with the bathroom. First, the toilet paper holder was constantly falling apart Also, the doors to the bathroom are sliders with smoked glass in them. The doors did not close all the way so when someone uses the bathroom they are not guaranteed privacy. If the bathroom is being used in the middle of the night and the light is turned on, anyone sleeping will awaken. However, even with these problems, I recommend this hotel as many other reviews for hotels in Dresden indicate windows in the bathroom doors. Innside has a great location with an attentive staff. As long as you keep the bathroom light off, you'll have a great night's sleep.

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. Start each morning with buffet breakfast, available for a fee 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 23.00 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 2092 reviews