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Villa Kennedy
Ranked #2 of 268 Hotels in Frankfurt
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“What can I add to other reviews? Fantastic 5-star hotel!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2012

I love the Rocco Forte concept: take an old building or buildings and turn them into a sophisticated modern hotel without any sense of anachronism. My husband and I have stayed here 3 times in the last year, twice in the last month, and the stays only get better. During the past year the restaurant has been renamed Gusto and become Italian. I think my husband would come here for the spaghetti alone!

The food is excellent. Good breakfast buffet with lots of fresh fruits, pineapple, berries, great mangoes! Eggs are cooked for you on request. Fresh orange juice is included in the buffet.

The staff are wonderful! Professional, friendly, helpful, and many with a good sense of humor. In the olden days German hotels used to have inflexible policies, but not here. We wanted smaller portions of the Wiener Schnitzel and we were given the children's portions. We also could order one ball of ice cream, which isn't on the menu. And the staff remember us and give personal service. And on our last 2 visits, our rooms weren't ready at check-in time, so we were given free tea or other drinks in the bar, very welcome after long train rides. And before we could finish them, the rooms were ready.

On all three visits we reserved a junior suite. Our first room was a huge one overlooking the courtyard, almost 2 rooms with a large chest and TV dividing the room in half. The second visit we were upgraded to a suite with a door that closed, #410. It was nice to be in a secluded corner with no rooms adjoining our bedroom but it did have an attic-like feel and the decor was not up to the other rooms. On our last visit we were upgraded to #253, a suite with lots of windows overlooking the courtyard. There are so many different rooms that it's hard to suggest the perfect room. Beware that the hotel prices rise when there's a major event in the city, even if the hotel isn't full. I gather this is standard practice in Frankfurt.

The pool is lovely, large and with less chlorine smell than many. Also there a very efficient path from check-in at the pool to the dressing room and directly out into the pool area.

Two suggestions to improve an almost perfect hotel:
1. When meals are served only in the courtyard in summer, please designate one area non-smoking. The courtyard is so large that it would be easy to do.

2. Paying 20 euros for internet access when the room costs so much that the additional charge feels like extortion. Please reconsider this policy.

We'll be back. Can't think of a German hotel we like as much except for the Rocco Forte hotel in Munich.

Room Tip: Possibly avoid a courtyard facing room if you have any trouble sleeping because on the rare occasion...
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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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VillaKennedy2006, Geschäftsführer at Villa Kennedy, responded to this review, 20 September 2012
Dear guest,

thank you very very much for such a bunch of compliments.
We are very happy to receive such positive feedback from you and do very much appreciate the time you have taken to share it. Thanks also for the points we can improve which helps us to get even better.

It is a great pleasure for us to be your host and I hope this was one of many more
stays within THE ROCCO FORTE HOTELS.

I am very much looking forward to welcoming you back in the near future and please do not hesitate to contact me directly to be of your assistance.

Wishing you a wonderful weekend.

Best regards from Frankfurt

Georg Plesser
General Manager
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2012

Frankfurt may be an unfairly maligned Euro capital. Regardless, Villa Kennedy is worth a detour.
1. Spectacular physical presence - a bit out of the mainstream, but in the heart of "haute bourgeoise" land. A 19th century villa engulfed by an extraordinary purpose-built hotel.
2. Perfect rooms - okay, the TV might be a bit small, regardless: the rooms rock. Beautiful baths, wonderful lounge for chilling or a meal. After almost a decade, they look new, new, new - and I LOOK.
3. Intuitive service - consistently find Teemo and Jeordgji (apologies for spelling), hooked in, thorough and intuitiive. For example: "We have memberships to the Staedel... and BTW maybe you'd like to do something really local and go to Bergerstrasse.
4. F + B: OK Guston (main resto) can get expenseive - everyone in Gusto, the terrace n the Bar consistently surpasss expectations: intuitive, caring, funny and, yes, even protective.
Give the team and the Forte family a break, Villa Kennedy is superb, completely worth a detour.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled solo
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VillaKennedy2006, Geschäftsführer at Villa Kennedy, responded to this review, 20 September 2012
Dear guest,

thank you very much for your time to leave such a lovely comment here on tripadvisor.

Our team is very motivated by your words and it goes without saying that we are very proud
about all of them.

Please get in contact with me and I am happy to assist with any further booking within the Rocco Forte Hotels.

Best regards from Frankfurt

Georg Plesser
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2012

We had only one night in Frankfurt, but this was absolutely the place to be. All the usual Rocco Forte superlatives apply (though we agree that the charge for wifi is excessive and should really be changed), including the highly skilled concierge. Even if it is a short visit there is plenty to see do and eat, and all of that is made better with the help of the great staff here. It is close to the train station and airport, the museums are a very short walk away, and there are many really great dining choices around. The hotel building has a very interesting history (ask the concierge), and our room was spacious, clean and very well appointed. The spa and pool are superb, and all the other hotel facilities are great too. There is no other choice when stopping in Frankfurt!

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with family
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VillaKennedy2006, Geschäftsführer at Villa Kennedy, responded to this review, 20 September 2012
Dear guest,

we were absolut thrilled by your great feedback. Thank you ever so much for your compliments and for taking the time to share your experience.

I am very delighted to learn that you enjoyed a very pleasant stay with us and have certainly shared your feedback with the whole team which took so good care for you. Our Concierge was touched by your comments and it inspires us to get even better in future.

Please feel free to contact me for your future stays and I am happy to assist.

Kindest regards,

Georg Plesser
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2012

A bit outside of the very center, this villa stands as one of the best hotel in the city, definitely the most elegant one.
Nicely furnished with cool atrium and great rooms, it is perfect for a business trip.
Staff is very efficiant, fast and polite.
If you want to have a walk through the city center, you have to take a taxi and drive to downtown. No shuttle service.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled on business
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VillaKennedy2006, Geschäftsführer at Villa Kennedy, responded to this review, 20 September 2012
Dear guest,
we appreciate your comments regarding your stay at the Rocco Forte Villa Kennedy. It is always a pleasure to receive positive feedback.

I will share your comments with our team, who I am certain will be encouraged by your remarks. As a member of The Leading Hotels of the World, the hotel continuously strives to meet your needs and expectations .

Thank you again for sharing your experience, and we look forward to serving you in the future.

Sincerely,

Georg Plesser
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2012

A true five star experience.

Lets start with the only irritating minus point : A 20 € dayrate for Internet access... I would expect it nowadays to be complimentary !

For the rest : Nothing but superlatives.
Superb hotel with extremely friendly staff.
Great restaurant, but the value/price ratio isn't right. The food is excellent, but too expensive for the value you get.
Everything is decorated with taste.

Enjoying a sunny afternoon on the inner patio, with a snack and a long drink is a divine experience...

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled solo
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VillaKennedy2006, Geschäftsführer at Villa Kennedy, responded to this review, 20 September 2012
Dear guest,

thank you ever so much for your superb comments here on tripadvisor.

You are right, free wireless internet within the hotel is very important to our guests and business. Our IT department is still working on solution to provide this service in future.

We appreciate your kind words and looking really much forward to welcome you again in Frankfurt and the Rocco Forte Villa Kennedy.

Warm wishes

Georg Plesser
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2012 via mobile

From the moment I pulled up in a cab fresh from the airport the service was special. Welcoming staff. Large modern rooms. Super fast WiFi. Great buffet breakfast. A true 5 star experience.

Modern decor with spacious ultra quiet room. Complmentary pressing. Help unpacking. It's has been a great experience!

Stayed September 2012, travelled on business
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VillaKennedy2006, Geschäftsführer at Villa Kennedy, responded to this review, 20 September 2012
Dear guest,

thank you very much for taking the time to share your experience staying at the Rocco Forte Villa Kennedy and giving us a quote about 100% guest satisfaction.

It goes without saying that I am very proud of all Villa Kennedy employees who made you feel so comfortable during your stay with us.

We hope to welcome you back in the near future and remain with best regards from Frankfurt

Georg Plesser
General Manager
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2012

the hotel is beautifull, the rooms are great. the service is more than excellent. they take care about each guest like the onle one guest. there is a beautifull garden with coffee bar and meals.
the restaurant is too expencive for the food they serve.

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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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VillaKennedy2006, Geschäftsführer at Villa Kennedy, responded to this review, 20 September 2012
Dear guest,

Thank you very much for choosing the Villa Kennedy for your recent stay at Frankfurt.
We appreciate your comments regarding your stay at the Rocco Forte Villa Kennedy and the restaurant Gusto very much.
It is always a pleasure to receive feedback might it be positive or negative. It is always a profit to have guests like you are. Thank you for taking the time.

Please feel free to contact me at any time with compliments and criticism. I am very much looking forward to your next visit with us and
remain with warmest regards from Frankfurt’s Villa

Georg Plesser
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Property: Villa Kennedy
Address: Kennedyallee 70, 60596 Frankfurt, Hesse, Germany
Region: Germany > Hesse > Frankfurt > Sachsenhausen-Nord
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 268 Hotels in Frankfurt
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:5 star — Villa Kennedy 5*
Number of rooms: 163
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Villa Kennedy, a Rocco Forte Hotel, is located on Kennedyallee, just off the south bank of the River Main. The luxury hotel is built around the existing Villa Speyer, which was constructed in 1901 and today provides a unique retreat from the bustle of the financial metropolis. The hotel has 163 bedrooms, including 36 suites, and also comprises Villa Kennedy's colonnaded Italian restaurant Gusto, the JFK bar as well as the 1000 sqm spa area. Business clients can benefit from seven meeting rooms, five of which inter-connect, for groups of 6 to 45 people. There is also a 330-sqm ballroom with its own entrance and a grand lobby. The ballroom can accommodate up to 330 persons and can be divided into two rooms. Two historical rooms provide the perfect venue for special occasions. All rooms have natural daylight and are equipped with the latest technology. Private parking is also available on site. Close to the hotel is Frankfurt's residential area, Sachsenhausen, with its bustling bars and restaurants. Furthermore Frankfurt's many museums are easily accessible. The Villa Kennedy is just a few minutes from Frankfurt's main train station and approximately 15 minutes from Frankfurt Airport. ... more   less 
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