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
The place is just awesome in general....and PERFECT for a girls tea & cake afternoon...Great service, great pastries and petit fours, sweet and salty...great conversations. Had been here before for events, but the afternoon tea "ceremony" is something I could get used to...
I stayed at this hotel a few years ago and it seemed a bit disorganised, like a German version of Fawlty Towers, they folded my dress and put it under the pillow and hung my pyjamas up in the wardrobe! we decided to give it another go this year and it was spot on. Pleasant staff ,seemed genuinely friendly, spacious room and bathroom, nice bar, will definitely stay again.
A great hotel with very convenient rooms. Excellent staff with high enthousiasme. Nice gym and wonderful pool. Good breakfast with fresh fruits. Lunch came late and was next to over cooked, somewhat expensive. This is for this level hotel not really acceptable. It was taken of the bill after remarks and that is very good customer focused thinking.
The stay was functional and perfectly organized from a conference perspective. In the large ball room Adenauer, a light on the speaker would even make it more powerful.
Review is delayed but we stayed here with my husband and another couple following a Rhine river cruise that ended in Frankfurt. We were able to check in early and relax. The entrance, lobby and common areas are meticulously appointed... really quite beautiful.
We made use of the spa and facilities- I tried to make a day of appointment for a pregnancy massage and because it was so last minute there was not availability but they were able to squeeze me in for 30 minutes which I appreciated. The therapist was excellent and if we had more time in the hotel I would have scheduled another longer treatment. Buffet breakfast in the morning had plentiful options and all very good quality food and service.
We found the bedding and pillows to be very comfortable and our room spacious. The only thing that both my husband and I commented was that we thought our room could use some updating... for instance some of the furniture looked dated and had some chips on it. The bathroom shower had a plastic insert floor rather than tile or marble (not a big deal but not something you are used to seeing in a 5 star hotel). Just little things that we didn't expect in a hotel of this level. Overall a pleasant stay before our return home and we would recommend it.
I stayed at this hotel for a month from 11th November and returned last week for a long weekend, starting on 14th November.
My usual room was not available, OK, but the alternatives were not good. I decided upon a room on the third floor. It was as cold as ice and didn't warm up at all. The bed was badly made, on my last night the bottom sheet did not even cover the head end and revealed notes on how to arrange the mattress, namely that the foot end was now at the head.
I complained at reception, but was not offered any viable alternative.
The room I had, 329, was cold, the bathroom was showing signs of needing a refurb and my concerns were not given much attention.
The food, was, as ever, pretty disgusting.
Given the amount of money I have spent at the hotel over the past 5 years, I very much doubt if I will return.