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
What a lovely way to acclimate to European time zone, before heading to our final destination. We arrived early and the hotel secured our luggage and took us to the spa to relax an hour while our room was being prepared. We only at one meal at hotel, but food was excellent. The staff was amazing. Room was very comfortable. Would highly recommend.
My request months in advance for a quiet room away from streetnoise was not honored when I checked in around 7 pm. The room was next to the noisy Frankfur streetcar.
So I had to go back to the front office and ask for a quiet room. The second room was not much quieter either. So I had to go back to the front office a second time only to be told that all the rooms to the quiet inner court like side were sold except for a suite and he would not give that to me.
My request to speak to the general manager was denied. Instead of proactively then reaching out to me the general manager only reacted to my written complaint with the message next time I should write to him beforehand.
Why should I do this when neither my written request months before was honored nor my requests in person.
When I wrote to sir Rocco forte he did not grant me the favor of a reply.
The hotel is just lovely, excellent service and facilities, beautiful spacious rooms and excellent buffet breakfast. Short ride from the airport and walking distance to museums' area and central Frankfurt.
Our stay here is exquisite. I’m writing this while we’re five days into our trip, with two days left. We enjoyed every minute of this stay. We had to spend a lot of time in the hotel and it did not disappoint. First of all, the staff is really friendly. During breakfasts, they are always smiling and offering help even on busy days. The doormen are really friendly and always there with a cold bottle of water as soon as we come in or leave (to save us during this heat wave). There are always taxis available. We were pleased to know that they prepared the room to fit our beliefs (as Muslims) by removing alcohol and providing a prayer carpet as well as a copy of the Quran. Not only that, they equipped the toilet with a water extension for ablution. This was beyond our expectations, we really loved it and felt at home. In addition, they add nuts and sweets in our room daily. The TV was Samsung and could airplay our Netflix from the iPad. Everything is perfect. Its rare that we, in our many travels, enjoy staying at the hotel instead of going out.
One tiny little detail I wish the hotel would pay attention to is the room service/breakfast menu which could use a little more variety.
This was not my initial plan and on arrival day I had to unexpectedly change hotels I am so glad for the unexpected. Caroline greeted me on my arrival and from that moment it was apparent that this hotel takes great pride in ensuring their guests are well cared for. The location is convenient to the museums and great for exploring the fun area around the river. This is a nice break from the other busier side of the river. The hotel room was very comfortable and a nice size - couch - desk with plenty of room. The bathroom was large bath tub and separate awesome shower. If I find myself in Frankfurt - I hope it is at the Villa Kennedy.