Facts: Convenient to the baroque heart of Dresden, the Radisson SAS Gewandhaus Hotel was originally built in 1770 as a textiles warehouse but now serves as a five-star hotel with a dramatic glass-domed inner court where you’ll find the restaurant, bar and an open fireplace to savor a moment and a libation from the lobby lounge. Located next to city hall and the old marketplace, the hotel’s baroque-style exterior suits the Old World standard of Dresden.
Guest Rooms: Decorated in the grand Biedermeier style, guest rooms feature light woods, with marble bathrooms. The upholstered furniture is covered in pale gray and lemon tones, with coordinating bedding and drapes. Amenities include individual air conditioning and climate control, cable television with movies and wireless Internet access. With only 97 guest rooms, the hotel is cozy and intimate, with highly personalized service. Some rooms feature Airpool (Jacuzzi-like) tubs.
Final Word: Gewandhaus has all the conveniences and facilities that one would expect of a good hotel, including a knowledgeable and helpful staff, but it’s the location that really sets this Radisson property apart. The altstat (old city) of Dresden has been rebuilt since World War II to return the former seat of German power to its former baroque splendor, and the Gewandhaus serves as an excellent home base for a visit to Dresden.