Above: Exterior - - Hotel Taschenbergpalais Kempinski Dresden
Editor Rating Scale of 90-100
Set in the heart of a historic district adjacent to the famous Semperoper and Zwinger palace complex, this distinguished and elegantly restored 213-room hotel is housed in the resurrected ruins of an 18th-century royal baroque palace. Comfortably furnished rooms offer city or courtyard views and lounge areas with writing desks. Fine dining is served in the contemporary Palais Bistro or, during summer, outside on a patio in the beautiful inner courtyard. The hotel also encompasses a seafood-oriented restaurant, Café Vestibül for afternoon tea, and a cozy wood-paneled bar serving an extensive selection of whiskeys. Other amenities include a spa with an attractive heated indoor blue-tiled swimming pool, a solarium and a fitness suite, and during winter, a charming ice skating rink occupies the inner courtyard.