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“5 Star Quality with the International Traveller in Mind”
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Villa Kennedy
Ranked #1 of 269 Hotels in Frankfurt
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Vestavia Hills
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“5 Star Quality with the International Traveller in Mind”
Reviewed 25 October 2012

Very comfortable, clean and updated hotel with amenities you would normally only find at a Ritz. Rooms were larger than what is normal in Europe and away from the busyness of downtown Frankfurt but still close enough for convenience.

They provide Newspapers in multiple languages and they have a great restaurant and spa on site. Pricing is a little on the high side, but again you are paying for the level of service.

I was disappointed though they only had 2 English channels on the TV, one being CNN. Overall, I would recommend this hotel and would stay here again.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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VillaKennedy2006, Geschäftsführer at Villa Kennedy, responded to this review, 3 December 2012
Dear Guest,

thank you very much for your time to share your impression with other travelers. I am very delighted to receive such wonderful compliments for the Villa Kennedy and its enthusiastic team.

Please feel free to contact me at any time could we make your stay even more comfortable. We are offering f.ex. a choice of English movies to complete the TV channels.

I wish you a wonderful start into this week and send warmest regards from Frankfurt.

Georg Plesser
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Surf City USA
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Reviewed 23 October 2012

Villa Kennedy is a modern hotel built inside an elegant old mansion-style building. It is located in a suburb, south of downtown, across the Main river. It is a couple of blocks away from the river, so there's no view. It is not, despite how it is often presented, close to the airport. It's a good 15-minute ride, outside of rush hours - when it can be somewhat longer. So, not downtown...not close to the airport...no view...if you can live with those caveats, it's a memorable five-star lodging. It is luxurious, but as others have said here, questions could be fairly asked as to whether the hotel over-delivers, under-delivers or barely delivers on the promise of its five stars...and its premium-plus price.
Plus points for the king-size quilts on the king-size beds; real king-size mattresses too; most German hotels offer two singles, it seems. Bed comfort was top-notch and the linens, towels, etc., excellent. The amenities weren't memorable or generous, but merely adequate.
The same could be said for its restaurant and breakfast offerings. You may special-order eggs and a few other items at breakfast, but otherwise the spread wasn't what I expected of a five-star property. The restaurant was recently re-branded as an Italian eatery. A bit of a non-sequitur. Apparently the old restaurant's German concept didn't work out. The food quality was quite good, although the dining experience was not seared into my memory. The indifferent restaurant service, however, was.

Room Tip: Rooms on the high floors, north side, have a city skyline view.
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  • Stayed October 2012, travelled on business
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VillaKennedy2006, Geschäftsführer at Villa Kennedy, responded to this review, 3 December 2012
Dear Guest,

thank you very much for your constructive feedback and for having taken the time to share your impression. Please allow me to express our apologies for not fulfilling your expectations in any detail. Although we are not located in the middle of Frankfurt we are conveniently located near the museum bank and in a wonderful villa landscape on Kennedyallee. Being also close to the residential area, Sachsenhausen, with its bustling bars and restaurants is an asset most of our guests enjoy. Please feel free to ask our Concierge who will certainly share some great insider tips with you.

With regards to our Italian Restaurant Gusto, which was opened in 2006 and whose concept was recently fine-tuned, I would be happy to arrange a get-together with Dario Cammarata, the Sicilian Head Chef. Maybe we find the key to fulfill your expectations for dining.

I hope that we have the chance to show you the high level of hospitality we are so proud of delivering and offering at the Villa Kennedy. Please feel free to contact me if I can be of any assistance to you in the future.

Warm regards
Georg Plesser
General Manager
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Nicosia, Cyprus
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Reviewed 23 October 2012

I stayed second time in this nice hotel. It is just perfect place to stay and enjoy your time.
Staff at the reception is very quick and professional. No need to waste the time neither at check-in or check-out. In JFK Bar the waitors are very professional. They can understand what you need from your face :) I need to return the place if they change the TV in the rooms.

Room Tip: All rooms are comfortable. But with very small size tv.
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  • Stayed October 2012, travelled on business
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VillaKennedy2006, Geschäftsführer at Villa Kennedy, responded to this review, 3 December 2012
Dear Guest,

thank you very much for your time to post a comment on TripAdvisor. I am very delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and more than happy to announce that the new TVs will be installed until January.

We are looking forward to your future stays with us. Please feel free to contact me at any time can I be of any assistance.

Warm regards to Moskau
Georg Plesser
General Manager
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Erie, Colorado
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Reviewed 22 October 2012 via mobile

Weekend in Frankfurt included 2 night stay at the Villa Kennedy. Elegant hotel accommodations that included scrumptious buffet breakfast each morning. Service provided by hotel staff was impeccable especially the Concierge desk. Al Fresco dining in the courtyard was highlighted with excellent food and service. Would definitely recommend. We hope to return soon.

  • Stayed May 2012
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VillaKennedy2006, Geschäftsführer at Villa Kennedy, responded to this review, 23 October 2012
Dear guest

thank you very much for your time to share your impressions of the Villa Kennedy. It is with great pleasure to read your positive comment and to be recommended by you.

I will certainly spread your feedback within the team especially our Concierges who took such good care of you throughout your stay. You are inspiring and motivating us to maintain the high level of hospitality we daily aim to provide.

We look forward to the pleasure of welcoming you back to the Villa Kennedy, or any of our sister Rocco Forte Hotels. Please feel free to contact me personally if I can be of any assistance to you in the future.

Wishing you a very nice week I send warmest regards to Erie,

Best regards,

Georg Plesser
General Manager
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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Reviewed 21 October 2012

Villa Kennedy is a very good spot for corporate events witha very professional organisation and effective staff. The rooms are OK but for the price I expect more from a normal room, especially a tv that is bigger than the size of my iPad. Food is good but expensive for the quality.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled on business
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VillaKennedy2006, Geschäftsführer at Villa Kennedy, responded to this review, 23 October 2012
Dear guest

thank you very much for sharing your impressions of your recent stay at the Villa Kennedy Frankfurt. I am very delighted to read that you enjoyed your stay with us and felt well taken care of.

We have also been aware that the TV product is definitely not state-of the art anymore. Hence a new TV set-up for our Deluxe and Garden View Rooms has already been ordered and should be implemented in the next months.

Thank you again for your time to share your feedback. We look very much forward to your next stay with us in Frankfurt´s Villa Kennedy, or any of our sister Rocco Forte Hotels.

Best regards,

Georg Plesser
General Manager
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American in Europe
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Reviewed 20 October 2012

I stayed at the Villa Kennedy for one night to attend a conference. Having been told it was close to the airport I expected a functional purpose built airport style hotel and was marvellously suprised by the Villa Kennedy. About a 15 drive from the airport this reconstructed Villa had a great modern but classic feel in the common areas with amazingly friendly staff. The room was spacious, beautifully decorated and well equipped with nothing left to chance. The whole approach was in keeping with the Four Seasons. Only quibbles would be service in the restaurant was a bit slower than I would have expected and surprised there was an additional charge for internet rather than just being factored into the room charge which was not unreasonable for the standard of the hotel. This hotel seems to host alot of small conferences & seminars so surely it makes sense to just include internet access. Anyhow, I really liked it and would be tempted to go back to Frankfurt just to stay there.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled on business
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VillaKennedy2006, Geschäftsführer at Villa Kennedy, responded to this review, 23 October 2012
Dear guest

your very detailed and charmingly written feedback is very much appreciated. There is no better outcome to not only surprise but also convince you with the Villa Kennedy´s facilities and our hospitality.

It goes without saying that I will be sharing your comments with my team which will be resulting in a lot of happy faces.

Thank you again for your time to post. We look very much forward to your next stay with us in Frankfurt´s Villa Kennedy, or any of our sister Rocco Forte Hotels.

Warmest regards,

Georg Plesser
General Manager
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Lighthouse Point, Florida
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Reviewed 20 October 2012 via mobile

This is a very nice property. It has a feel of a small inn but is a significant property. Staff was attentive and very friendly. We enjoyed the restaurant which was surprisingly gourmet Italian. It is conveniently located near the river which made for a pleasant walk along the banks and across the footbridge to the old town. They helped us find a great German Restaurant and drove us there in the hotel car

  • Stayed October 2012
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VillaKennedy2006, Geschäftsführer at Villa Kennedy, responded to this review, 23 October 2012
Dear guest

I would like to thank you very much for taking the time to share your impression about the Villa Kennedy. To read that you have enjoyed your stay and liked the service we offer as well as the faculties itself makes me very proud of my valued team.

Please feel free to contact me personally if I can be of any assistance to you in the future.
We look forward to the pleasure of welcoming you back to the Villa Kennedy, or any of our sister Rocco Forte Hotels.

Best regards to Florida,

Georg Plesser
General Manager
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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 #1 of 269 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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