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
- 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
This property and it’s staff are extraordinary. The attention to detail is like nothing we’ve experienced. Bravo for making guests feel so grand. The smallest portion of a conversation is rembered and acted upon to make one’s stay all the more memorable This property exceeds its 5 star rating.
I stayed here for a bank holiday weekend and loved this hotel. The room was comfortable and well-appointed.
The hotel is both off the beaten path and conveniently located. Although it is in a residential neighborhood, it is only a five to ten minute walk to the museums and about 25 minutes to the center of town. Breakfast had a wide selection and the bar made pretty good specialty cocktails. The gym is decently appointed for a smaller hotel (treadmills, ellipticals, free weights, bikes in one room, separate yoga fitness room with stability balls and related equipment).
But the best part was the staff. From the moment I checked in everyone was friendly and helpful and made me feel like I was at home.
I don't have any real complaints about my stay overall but there were a few things that could be improved....turn down service seemed really late to me, Sunday breakfast was crowded and the staff seemed a bit overwhelmed with the number of people so it was a bit slow and unorganized, there was only shower gel in my bathroom...not a big deal but usually you would have soap and shower gel...I just thought that was weird...didn't want to wash my hands with shower gel. Admittedly, I didn't complain about any of these things, so it is quite possible they would have been addressed by the hotel but they weren't that big a deal to me.
I would definitely stay here again if I were in Frankfurt.
Villa Kennedy is beautiful Rocco Forte hotel converted from a former grand family home. It is conveniently located close to the hub of Frankfurt, close to the River Main and Museum Embankment.
As with Brown's Hotel, in London, Villa Kennedy has been tastefully decorated in keeping with its elegant European architectural style along with modern conveniences.
Villa Kennedy is within easy walking distance of the centre and many local museums places of interest.
The restaurant is highly recommended with excellent food and service.
We stayed at Villa Kennedy for one night during a three-country, six-city Christmas trip in Europe. The hotel was very nice, to be sure, but perhaps not the best value, based on other luxury properties we enjoyed during the trip.
Exceptional hotel close to airport and main train station in lovely residential district. Superb service, English spoken with perfect cool, airy rooms and excellent blackout curtains. Terrific bathrooms. Concierge is excellent - check for complementary tickets to nearby world class museum. Delicious breakfast and Gusto restaurant is highly recommended. Worth every penny.