Concierge.com's insider take:
This discreet Relais & Châteaux hotel features all the amenities you'd expect of a five-star property, coupled with an intimacy you rarely find in accommodation of such high standards. Tucked away in an atmospheric side street in one of the prettier parts of the Neustadt, Hotel Bülow Residenz is convenient to some of Dresden's most convivial bars and cafés. The on-site Michelin-starred restaurant, Caroussel, serves a mix of French and German cuisine in an elegant little dining room or outside in a covered courtyard when the weather is fine. Built in 1730, this exclusive but homey hideaway was entirely (and tastefully) renovated in 1993. The autumn color scheme may be a bit much—heavy red drapes, crimson-orange bedspreads, mustard-yellow furniture—but all in all, the 30 rooms and suites come off as classically stylish rather than overwrought.