This small, family-run hotel is located in a century-old corner building cradling a lovely garden, and around the corner from the revived Königstrasse, an 18th century neighborhood. A narrow entrance hall leads back to a wintergarden lobby and reception attached to the back of the hotel. A wall of windows overlooks a spacious, tree-shaded garden. Guestrooms are decorated in a light Biedermeier-style, with reproduction antiques, pink fabrics and slate-blue carpets. Most of the small baths offer showers instead of tubs.

The best rooms overlook the garden, though the streetside rooms are relatively quiet as there is little traffic on Nieritzstrasse. Also worth mentioning is the unusual theme restaurant in the cellar, called the Kartoffelkeller. Everything on the menu is made from potatoes: potato dumplings, potato goulash, potato casserole - even desserts like potato pie and, yes, potato ice cream.

Daily Rates: Singles €72-84, doubles €102-118
Contact: Hotel Martha Hospiz Nieritzstraße 11, D-01097 Dresden, tel. 0351/81760, fax 0351/8176222. Proprietors: Christiana and Winfrid Tilp
Rating: Quality 13/20, Value 13/20