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“Much space - but did not like location and feel of the apartment” 3 of 5 bubbles
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Aparthotels Muenzgasse
Ranked #43 of 118 Hotels in Dresden
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Nuremberg, Germany
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9 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Much space - but did not like location and feel of the apartment”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2012

The apartment is really spacious. Next to the sleeping room you have a living room with a large Flat TV and even books on the shelves. The bathroom is big and has a large bathtub - which is difficult to use as a shower, though (no curtains). There is even a washing machine.
We did not use the kitchen but it seemed fully equipped. The hall is spacious and has a place to hang coats. Overall it feels like a privately owned apartment.
But, we did not like the style of the furniture and decoration too much. As this might be individual taste it is well possible that it suits others much better than us.
There is an elevator in the house. We also did not like that you have to enter the house via the backyard/ court. I do not like backyards too much.
Even though the apartments are located so close to 'Frauenkirche' and at Muenzgasse it was difficult to get there as it is a pedestrian area (you had to carry your luggage quite a way) and parking was expensive. Muenzgasse is a typical tourist trap with lots of restaurants claiming to offer cuisine of a country but when taking a look at the menu you realize that it is not. Nevertheless Muenzgasse is packed and people sit outside for quite a while at night. Therefore, if one is sensible the apartment might be too noisy.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2012

We stayed for 5 nights in mid September.

Getting there: Travel by public transport from Dresden airport was easy, fast and inexpensive. We took the S2 train from the airport to Dresden Hauptbahnhof (21 min journey, trains every 30 min). Then we took the Number 3 tram from the station to Pirnaischer Platz, which is the third stop from the station, takes no more than 5min. (You could also similarly take the No 7 tram, from the Wiener Platz exit from the station.) Finally, from Pirnaischer Platz it is a few minutes stroll to "An der Frauenkirche", the square where the Frauenkirche stands. The route from Pirnaischer Platz is via Landhauptstrasse, past the huge old building identifiable as the Police Headquarters, turning left into Salzgasse leading to An der Frauenirche. Munzgasse is directly off An der Frauenkirche and the entrance to the apartments is by the Ayers Rock restaurant. Total journey time from airport is less than 1hour and the fare (one ticket for train and tram) is only 2 Euro per person, compared to 25 Euros or more for a taxi transfer. Reception is on the first floor.

The Apartment: We had a 1 room apartment comprising bedroom, small comfortable lounge, well equipped galley kitchen and a spacious bathroom. There was lots of storage space, modern Ikea style furniture, settee and easy chair, flat screen TV in lounge and in the bedroom, radio/cd player etc, and comfortable (firm) bed. All very clean and overall very spacious. We had an apartment at the rear overlooking the small car park, so no "view" but this didn't matter to us.

The location of the apartments is ideal, with all the Altstadt sights on the doorstep. The Frauenkirche is 100 metres away, directly through the rear courtyard/car park exit and the Elbe river terrace is only 200 mtrs or so from the front entrance of the apartments, with access to the river boats for river trips. All the main museums/ art galleries are nearby as is the Zwinger and the Semperoper. We also made enjoyable trips to Pillnitz castle (20 minutes on No 2 tram from Pirnaischer Platz, 2 Euros per person) and to Meissen (35 minutes by S2 train from the Hauptbahnhof, cost 16 Euros for a family day ticket). You can also take the S2 to the villages up the Elbe as far as Bad Schandau in Saxon Switzerland. We were fortunate enough to attend a performance at the Semperoper, having booked well ahead on the internet. This, along with the Frauenkirche, was very much a highlight of our visit. The interior of the Semperoper, lobbies and auditorium are absolutely stunning. Guided tours of the building are available outside performance hours and I would recommend this if you cannot attend a performance. The equally stunning Frauenkirche is open for visiting everyday and there is a beautiful 30 minute peace and reconciliation service (in German) every Friday at midday, including reference to Coventry Cathedral with which the Frauenkirche has special links. For a charge you can also ascend to a viewing platform at the top of the dome. This comprises an elevator, lots of steep steps and a steep circular path within the dome - only for the fit. Views from the top on a good day are superb.

There are lots of restaurants near the apartments, in Munzgasse itself and around An der Frauenkirche and the Neumarkt. There is a large Aldi supermarket in the huge Altmarkt Gallerei shopping centre on the Altmarkt, about 7-8 minutes walk.

The only downside of our apartment at the rear was some noise and kitchen smells when the windows were open, which comes from the huge air extraction units of the kitchens of the Munzgasse restaurants occupying the ground floor of the apartment blocks. Other reviewers have also mentioned this. However this wasn't a problem for us with the windows shut, although it could be in high summer when you would need the windows open, as there is no air conditioning in the apartments. I think the extractors were switched off around midnight. There is also inevitably some early morning noise disturbance from refuse collectors. However, I would emphasise that these downsides did not materially spoil our stay and we would still recommend these apartments for their comfort, spaciousness and location. They are also good value in relation to expensive neighbouring hotels.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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100 reviews
58 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2012

The apartments are spacious and very well fitted and even have a washing machine as well as a kitchenette. The only way you could get nearer to Fraunekirche would be to sleep in the church itself and the front door to the apartments leads straight onto Munzgasse, which is the main entertainment area and is therefore very convenient for bars, restaurants etc. The apartments are fully double glazed though so you will not be disturbed by the very professional buskers playing mainly classical music and songs every evening. The apartments are extremely good value compared to nearby hotels and can arrange discounted underground safe parking nearby (August 2012 15€ per day) or you can park outdoor opposite the police station for 6€ per day. The reception staff were extremely helpful and spoke excellent English. We asked for a clothes airer and one was delivered to our door within 5 minutes. So, park the car up and enjoy Dresden. You can get a family day card for use on all trams and buses for 7.50€, which covers a maximum of 2 adults and 3 children. This is valid up to 4am the day after issue and can be used in the whole of Zone 10, which is the whole of the Dresden area, including Schloss Pillnitz, which is well worth visiting.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Chrisx2Leeds_England
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Martinez, California, United States
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2012

We spent 3 nights here. The service was fantastic, lots of room, a kitchen if needed, and the added bonus was the wash machine in the bathroom - although there is no dryer. This saved us a trip to the laundromat. We were right in the main square, but noise was not a problem (and we slept with windows open!) - even though this was during the European Cup soccer tournament. The only con was the parking. You must park in a garage and it is approximately $15 per night if you find space in the right garage. Otherwise, it's in the Melia garage at $30 per night. I highly recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Jeannie E
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Zwolle, The Netherlands
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17 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 3, 2012

The apartment was quite wonderful! Very spacey, nice beds, the free wireless worked really good (they gave us 4 free accounts because of all the handheld devices we brought). They had rooms where we could smoke in too (as we requested one) and the bathroom had both a washing machine and a bath!

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank matthijs81
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Prague, Czech Republic
Level Contributor
27 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2012

We have spent in this Aparthotel only one night and we really didnt want to leave:) Location is the best, our apartman was big, clean and cosy. I felt as I am at home. We didnt have time to cook, but it was nice to have a cup of tea after a long day. For those, who will need kitchen, I can tell, that you will find everything you need to cook and serve a meal. If I come to Dresden again, I will be glad to stay there again

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank liuba_vip
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Bilbao
Level Contributor
157 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 12, 2012

It is a nice apartment but it has seen better days, specially the wall-to-wall carpet! It has a very nice size, and it is fully equiped. The wifi is just a joke. You only get ok reception at a small corner in the kitchen! BTW, The curtain free shower was a nightmare.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank TxakurGomez
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Property: Aparthotels Muenzgasse
Address: Muenzgasse 10, 01067 Dresden, Saxony, Germany
Location: Germany > Saxony > Dresden
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
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Ranked #43 of 118 Hotels in Dresden
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Hotel Class:3 star — Aparthotels Muenzgasse 3*
Number of rooms: 53
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