The Dresden Hilton is perfectly located for visiting the town’s tourist attractions. The re-built Frauenkirche (Church of our Lady) is just a few steps from the entrance.
We arrived by train for a one-night stay and so decided to walk to the hotel. Just head down to the Elbe River, look for the largest Church and you’re there. It took us maybe 15 minutes so you wouldn’t want to do that if you had more than hand luggage.
The receptionist was really friendly and recognised my Hilton Gold status. I’d booked an executive room for one night using the ‘Great Getaway’ 40% off sale and that’s what we got. So no upgrade, unless there are worse executive rooms, but this wasn’t the receptionist’s choice as the room already had a personalised welcome letter for me, plus complimentary water and fruit when we arrived. As we were only staying one night and the room was perfectly adequate, I wasn’t that unhappy, particularly as we were able to have a really late checkout the following day.
The room had all that you would expect from a Hilton Executive Room; bathrobes, slippers, digital safe, comfortable bed, working a/c, clean, bathroom with some amenities, plus free wi-fi for Hilton Gold. The wi-fi was good in the room, the executive lounge and lobby areas.
The First Floor Executive Lounge was comfortable and had a good range of evening snacks and breakfast options. It initially was hard to find as the elevator we took didn’t stop on the first floor; there are three and only two have a first floor button.
The pool and gym looked good although we were too busy sightseeing to use the pool and I wouldn’t know what to do with the gym equipment. It did look like there was more than the usual gym equipment available.
Apart from the lounge, the only place we ate in the hotel was the Sunday brunch buffet @ EUR 31.00 each. The buffet includes food, wine and juice but for some strange reason doesn’t include water – this is something the management need to resolve. The buffet food was okay but not anything special and there weren’t any chef stations set up for a meat carvery or pasta station. Our waitress, who looked like a young Uma Thurman, was really nice. It was her boss who told us that water wasn’t included.
We checked out after brunch and walked back to Dresden station. Dresden is a lovely little town, but with so many places to visit it might be some time before we return – but if I did I’d certainly stay at the hotel again.
Hilton Hotel Dresden
An Der Frauenkirche 5, 01067 Dresden, Saxony, Germany