Opened in 1985 and recently renovated, this large four-star hotel is located directly on a beautifully landscaped park-terrace along the Elbe, with lovely views of the river and the Old Town. Behind its neo-baroque façade, the hotel’s 314 rooms and 21 suites are nicely decorated in classical style, with modern touches and all the amenities one expects in a hotel of this class. Swimmers will especially enjoy the large indoor pool in the Bell’ Acqua Spa. During the day, coffee specialties, cocktails, lunches, and snacks are served in the attractive Café Bar Pöppelmann. The outdoor Biergarten Elbsegler’s grilled selections attract casual diners. In the evening, the excellent Restaurant Canaletto features well-prepared German, Mediterranean, and Asian dishes (see restaurant reviews).

Guests at the Westin have included famous musicians and sports teams, as well as politicians such as Angela Merkel, Helmut Kohl, and Mikhail Gorbachev.

Contact: Westin Bellevue Dresden Grosse Meissner Strasse 15, 01097 Dresden, tel. +49/351-805-0, fax 805-1609.

Price Category: $$$

Rating Quality 16/20, Value 16/20