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“great little gem close to frankfurt” 5 of 5 stars
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Villa Rothschild Kempinski
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Im Rothschildpark 1, 61462 Konigstein im Taunus, Hesse, Germany   |  
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Basel, Switzerland
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“great little gem close to frankfurt”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2012

What set this place apart for us was the great customer service and friendliness of the staff. We were asked on 5 different occasions at least how our stay was going (and got a upgraded room as well). All in all a very memorable stay and definitely a place to visit again.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Lugano, Switzerland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2012

Coming up the drive-way late at night through the park, a beautiful small and artfully illuminated 'castle' suddenly appears between the centuries old trees. A short drive away from Frankfurt and very close to the main aorta of Europe's arterial tree of motorways - here you find the extraordinary small luxury hotel that is Villa Rothschild. Built in the late 1800's as a summer residence for the Rothschild family, it lies high on a hill, overlooking the valley, at a safe distance from the city noise. All the rooms are individually decorated and to the highest standards. Apparently having undergone a recent extensive restoration. But retaining much charm and old historical photographs of life on the estate many many years ago adorn the walls of some of the hallways.
Having chosen this hotel as part of a stop-over driving through Germany, and for 2 main reasons: they accept dogs and have a 2* Michelin restaurant - well, we were not disappointed. When entering the room, the first thing that caught the sniff of our 2 very large dogs were 2 dogbeds lined up in the corner of the room near the fire place, and a full set of bowls incl biscuits for each of them. This level of service is rarely seen for our four-legged friends, and it was an adequate benchmark for the rest of the stay, and we were not let down. We had a superb meal in the main restaurant that evening, led by Ms Lopez and her fantastic team of young, cheerful but extremely professional staff. A great concept of either 3, 4, or 5 courses (or even 6?) and a wine tasting menu to go with that. Excellent and very complimentary wine choices for the different dishes. Everywhere in the hotel the service was excellent - from check-in to check-out. The sister hotel a few minutes away by hotel shuttle apparently houses the spa and the fitness, but unfortunately we didn't have the time for that. All in all a very wonderful stay in a jewel of a hotel.

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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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130 reviews 130 reviews
76 hotel reviews
Reviews in 48 cities Reviews in 48 cities
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2011

This is a delightful place. Beautiful surroundings, generous & personalized service, elegant rooms, and amazing food. I look forward to returning.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2011

We received such a warm welcome here and were looked after so well throughout our stay. The staff are excellent. Breakfast is a treat, dinner is fantastic. We loved the quiet location, away from the centre of town, and with a gorgeous garden. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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61 hotel reviews
Reviews in 62 cities Reviews in 62 cities
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2011

awesome. brilliantly efficient service, a sublime location, gorgeous rooms, fantastic history and some of the finest two michelin-starred cooking in europe. frankfurt airport is close at hand, the city also nearby, with shuttles to both. book now. exceptional

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Colorado
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3 hotel reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2010

I have been lucky enough to stay at Villa Rothschild three times this year (January, March, and November), and I hold precious memories of each stay. The house is magnificent, in a beautiful and peaceful park setting that seems a million miles from nearby Frankfurt. A short walk takes you to the picturesque town of Koenigstein, with half-timbered houses and lovely shops and restaurants. Don't miss breakfast at the villa's restaurant, with personal service and superb choices in a beautiful, light-filled room.

All that is enough to set this property apart. But what has made it so special to me is the extraordinary friendliness and helpfulness of the staff. Returning there is like going home. The staff has taken extra care to provide just the right accommodations for my husband, who has some disability. Such genuine kindness and consideration are heartwarming.

If you want a hotel with large staff, predictable rooms, and impersonal service, stay elsewhere. But if you want a unique, historic property in the Taunus woods, where you feel like you are stepping out of the rat race and back to another time, stay here. When I need a mental escape, my mind floats to Villa Rothschild. We'll be back in 2011.

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2010

Excellent small hotel, enjoy the view over Frankfurt from the bar and the outstanding service. All in all, definitely a recommendation. Food is sensational. Shuttle to gym is available. Some rooms do not have air condition, which is the only fault I could find. Had about ten nights here this year out of about 100 nights in hotels across Europe. Will come back.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Villa Rothschild Kempinski

Address: Im Rothschildpark 1, 61462 Konigstein im Taunus, Hesse, Germany
Location: Germany > Hesse > Konigstein im Taunus
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 6 Hotels in Konigstein im Taunus
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Villa Rothschild Kempinski 5*
Number of rooms: 22
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