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“Best quality former GDR top hotel ” 5 of 5 stars
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The Westin Bellevue Dresden
4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Grosse Meissner Strasse 15, 01097 Dresden, Saxony, Germany   |  
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Ranked #17 of 123 Hotels in Dresden
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“Best quality former GDR top hotel ”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014 via mobile

Starwood apparently bought a chain of the top former GDR hotels after the Wall came down and it really worked.
This was my first time here but have stayed at the Westin in Berlin Mitte several times and had similar great experiences. Best location,top quality construction and top quality staff.

Will stay here next time !

Stayed July 2014
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EHennig, Leiter Gästebetreuung at The Westin Bellevue Dresden, responded to this review, August 5, 2014
Dear Andrew V,

Thank you so much for your review and for your recommendation. We loved to read your comment as it of course we are pleased when our guests were happy with their stay here. We hope it was not your last and we are looking forward to your next Dresden stay! The Westin Bellevue Dresden Team
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Very good hotel in great location at walking distance from the old city
Staff was very helpful
quiet and relaxed area
we ordered room facing the old city, the view was limited
Room was cleaned and with all what we needed

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank Giladt
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EHennig, Leiter Gästebetreuung at The Westin Bellevue Dresden, responded to this review, August 5, 2014
Dear User,

Thank you very much for your excellent comment on TripAdvisor.
I am delighted to read, that you enjoyed your stay at The Westin Bellevue Dresden and considered our staff.
We look forward welcoming you soon back to Dresden!
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 via mobile

I have both very good and slightly discouraging memories of this hotel. Positives, the best bed I slept in of all hotels I've visited this year. Plus upgrading to the grand river view was money well spent. The disadvantages the view means you are not all that close to the action in comparison to the competitors. The main reception and corridors are tired looking, our corridor looked like a 1980s cruise liner. The rooms have been updated and look much better a few points are a hit dated but more pleasant than other areas.

Stayed July 2014
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EHennig, Leiter Gästebetreuung at The Westin Bellevue Dresden, responded to this review, August 5, 2014
Dear guest,

Thank you very much for your comment regarding your stay at our hotel.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

The main building was a kind of castle , nice and charming. We slept in this part of the hotel with a beautiful view over the river. The two sides wings have been recently built and are not pretty at all. The swimming pool is still from the 80' and the spa is very small. Breakfast room is huge! Overpriced.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars
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EHennig, Leiter Gästebetreuung at The Westin Bellevue Dresden, responded to this review, July 3, 2014
Dear guest, thank you for your comment on tripadvisor. Yours The Westin Bellevue Dresden Team
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Friendly helpful staff and good food. Very big rooms. Not so many TV channels.
The beds are OK.
No free WiFi! WiFi cost 17€/ day, and 75€ week. If you want to use your smart phone as WiFi hub you usually only get VERY slow connection inside the hotel. Even small e-mails took forever to download. Don't they have 4G in Germany 2014?
The hotel have put a water bottle on the desk in the room. Usually it is free, but this hotel sells it for 5,9€. On all hotells I visited the water put on the desk is free. The drinks in the mini bar cost.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars
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EHennig, Leiter Gästebetreuung at The Westin Bellevue Dresden, responded to this review, July 3, 2014
Dear Guest,
We would like to thank you for your honest and constructive feedback and of course for having taken the time to share your experience with us. Your The Westin Bellevue Dresden Team
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Go out through the back door of the hotel, cross the walkway (mis-named as mainly used by hundreds of cyclists usually pedalling flat out with total disregard for pedestrians - description now applies to any German city) and look accross the water meadows (they haven't built on theirs) and the River Elbe and you have Canaletto's famous view of Dresden. To make sure you get the point they have erected a steel 'picture frame' that you can stand behind to get the exact view - showing that he did use a bit of artistic licence with perspective and the number of arches on the bridge (or the Germans did when they rebuilt it all after WW2).
Turn left along the walkway, cross the bridge and within 10 minutes stroll you are right in the middle of Dresden old town centre.
Go out of the front door of the hotel, cross the road and you are in Hauptstrasse (High Street) of new town with a reasonable selection of restaurants, shops and bars (many with free Wifi) and more in the parallel Konigstrasse.
The hotel itself - nothing spectacular except to look at from the River but absolutely no complaints (except perhaps the lack of a kettle in the room) Breakfast fine and well organised and unlike some I had a very comfy bed - possibly because I had a kingsize all to myself.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
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EHennig, Leiter Gästebetreuung at The Westin Bellevue Dresden, responded to this review, July 3, 2014
Dear guest, Thank you very much for taking the time to share your impressions with other travellers. It was a great pleasure for us to welcome you to our house. The Westin Bellevue Dresden Team
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Our view from the fourth floor was spectacular (we were upgraded to a top floor superior room) of the Dresden skyline across the River Elbe. Easy walk across the bridge into all the major sights. Breakfast was expensive at 21 Euros so we went out just round the corner into the new town where some excellent bakeries included the Dreissig ("30" - also open on Sundays and excellent wifi if you register gratis). However we did splash out on the hotel restaurant the Canaletto (yes he got around Europe - he also painted Dresden from just behind the hotel). Planned to eat in the gardens as the weather had been very hot but it turned quite windy and rainy though this did not diminish the enjoyment of the high standard of food and of service generally in the hotel - they seemed genuinely pleased to be of service and excited to be in such a splendid venue.
This will only get more expensive as Dresden attracts more tourists so go there now if you possibly can.

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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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EHennig, Leiter Gästebetreuung at The Westin Bellevue Dresden, responded to this review, July 3, 2014
Dear Guest,
Let me thank you for the positive words you found to give us and Tripadvisor travellers an idea of how you felt as a guest with us! We appreciate your feedback a lot. Many greetings Your The Westin Bellevue Dresden Team
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Property: The Westin Bellevue Dresden
Address: Grosse Meissner Strasse 15, 01097 Dresden, Saxony, Germany
Location: Germany > Saxony > Dresden
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#11 Spa Hotel in Dresden
#13 Luxury Hotel in Dresden
#14 Romantic Hotel in Dresden
#19 Business Hotel in Dresden
#21 Family Hotel in Dresden
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4.5 star — The Westin Bellevue Dresden 4.5*
Number of rooms: 340
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
In the heart of the city, surrounded by picturesque gardens along the banks of the river Elbe, The Westin Bellevue presents Dresden's famous "Canaletto view" of the baroque city centre's skyline. The Church of Our Lady, the Semper Opera house and the Green Vault are only a footwalk over the bridge away. Enjoy the young part from Dresden, Dresden Neustadt awaits you with restaurants, bars and cafés. Start your day right with our Super Foods breakfast at our restaurant Palais with terrace. Refresh your senses in the spacious wellness area with pool, sauna and fitness area.Eat well at our restaurant Canaletto. The chef Thomas Adam will take you on a culinary journey through the German cuisine with Mediterranean influences. The Café-Bar ,,Pöppelmann" combines the charm of a coffeehouse with the atmosphere of an elegant bar and welcomes you for lunch, coffee specialties or a cocktail. During the summertime you enjoy your drinks at the baroque courtyard with Italian flair. Cool down in our beergarden "Elbsegler". Comfortable furniture next to barbecue specialities and a cold beer provide the perfect place to feel good and relax. ... more   less 
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