Rocco Forte Villa Kennedy
What We Love
- Grand villa surrounding a charming courtyard
- Proximity to a plethora of restaurants, bars and cafes in Sachsenhausen
- Three-storey holistic Villa Spa complete with a spa garden
- Most rooms feature a French balcony or terrace area (on the courtyard side)
What To Know
- Guests enjoy free use of the spa facilities, including the indoor pool, sauna, steam room and fitness center
- Children get their own pool, and childcare services are available
- WiFi access comes with a fee
- Pets are not allowed
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
In characteristic Rocco Forte style, Villa Kennedy comprises three buildings set around a serene courtyard, including the original Villa Speyer, built in 1904. The interiors have been lavishly updated with a contemporary look, intended to harmonize with the original structure. The three-storey Villa Spa serves as the centerpiece to the richly appointed facilities. In addition to JFK’s Bar, named in honor of the American president for whom the hotel and its street were named after his 1963 visit, culinary options include the flagship Gusto Italian restaurant, which offers alfresco dining on the courtyard terrace during warmer months.
In the Area
Guests may stroll through the bustling and winding lanes of the Sachsenhausen neighborhood and eventually end up at “Museumsufer”, so called for the cluster of some of the city’s finest museums along the south bank of the Main River. The Stadel Museum houses one of Germany’s greatest collections and is within a mile of Arkitechturmuseum and the Deutsches Filminstitut and Filmmuseum. The concierge has been known to recommend Holbein’s, a glassed-in cafe in the courtyard of the Stadel that serves German cuisine with international influences.
How to Get There
I booked two nights at the hotel Kennedy. On the day I was supposed to arrive, my flight to Frankfurt was cancelled due to bad weather. I immediately called the hotel to ask if they could waive the cost of the stay for the first night because I would not be able to arrive until the next day. After transferring me to 5 different people where I had to re-explain my situation each time, the answer was "no." They charged me the full cost of my missed-first night (258 euros). Very unprofessional, given the flight cancellation was out of my control.
This was the last hotel we stayed at on a 15 day trip through Austria, Switzerland and Germany, and this was by far the nicest hotel of the trip. Dinner in the restaurant was excellent, and the deep tissue massage at the spa was INCREDIBLE! Highly recommend.
Just got back from the hotel that looks amazing. Unfortunately I had to work late and expected to get up late but the hotel had other ideas. I was awoken to the sound to drilling and hammering as workmen started on all the room in my corridor.
The hallway was covered in bits of wood and all reception could say is they didn’t expect work to start that day!
Such a shame as the hotel is lovely and the staff were very helpful. If your booking this week I’d find somewhere else until work has finished at least.