Vienna House Dresden Review
Vienna House Dresden Review
The Vienna House Dresden was the perfect boutique hotel for my short visit to Dresden. Only staying one night in the city meant that I wanted to stay somewhere well located and the Vienna House Dresden was perfect choice!
The hotel is located right in the heart of old town Dresden, Germany next to the famous Frauenkirche. My first impression was that literally you could not pick a better location in Dresden to stay. Click here to see the current rate and more information on the Vienne House QF Dresden.
We arrived by car. Being that the Vienna House GF Dresden is literally right in the middle of old town meant that driving down the narrow streets to the hotel was a bit precarious. However, Vienna House Dresden has a really nice, easily accessible, underground parking garage. The underground car park is 25 euros a day but absolutely worth it. There is very minimal on street parking around the hotel.
The Vienna House Dresden faces out over the Neumarkt. Perhaps the most centrally located and culturally important point in all of Dresden. The hotel sits opposite the Frauenkirche which is one of the most visited tourist attractions in Dresden. The Neumarkt square has a great statue of Martin Luther and at night the square comes alive with all kinds of people. The night I stayed there, fire dancer buskers were performing in the square.
Located in the Neumarkt area are many cafés, restaurants, and shops. The Vienna House QF Dresden does have a roof-top bar with gorgeous views out over the city. The hotel is also a short 3-minute walk to the River Elbe and all the cafes and attractions located along the river.
The staff was super friendly and accommodating. I arrived at a rather busy time in the afternoon but there wasn’t much of a wait to check-in, and the hotel front desk staff was fast and efficient checking in guests.
Much of Dresden was bombed during the Second World War including the area of Neumarkt where the Vienna House QF Dresden is located. However, after the german reunification, the area was restored to its Baroque pre-war look. The building looks old and timeless but the entire hotel is decorated in a modern, functional style.
The Vienna House Dresden has several different rooms styles to choose from. Some of the rooms even have a private balcony overlooking Neumarkt. I stayed in a Magnus room. The room was large and well appointed.
The best part of the room, besides the over sized king bed, was the bathroom! A separate deep soaking tub and shower with gorgeous Italian stone. It had a separate toilet, dressing room, and sink area. The bathroom was large and luxurious, which in German hotels, is often hard to find. Of course, at the top of my priority list was taking a bath and it was marvelous.
The room had a great view overlooking Neumarkt. Also, a nice desk area, great for working. The Wi-Fi was fast and free. The room was also exceptionally clean!
One of the most surprising things about the Vienna House Dresden is how affordable it is. Considering its location, free breakfast, and upscale rooms I would expect to pay a much higher rate then what is usually quoted. Rooms start at around 110 euros a night. Click here to see the current rate and more information on the Vienne House QF Dresden.f
I had a great stay in Dresden and I would recommend staying at least 2-nights. Unfortunately, I only stayed 1 night and felt that I didn’t have enough time to really get out and explore Dresden properly. However, if you are short on time, then the Vienna House Dresden is definitely the place to stay. It is centrally located and makes it easy to see the top sites in a very short amount of time.
If you are looking for a nice restaurant experience around the hotel try Bodega Madrid across the square. It was a good break from typical German food. They had many choices for tapas and everything I ordered was delicious. Also, during the summer, sit outside and enjoy the ambiance and energy of Neumarkt.