Stayed here twice recently, both times in a std room. The hotel is in a quiet residential area just off the CBD. A little out of the way and not as convenient the major chain hotels in the city, but a short walk to the river and 15-20 mins to the old town. Its quite close to the musuem strip however. A taxi to Alter Oper or the main train station would cost about 8 euro. There is a tram stop just behind the hotel, along with a petrol station where you can get drinks, snacks or even motor oil if you wish.
The hotel is beautiful and set in a castle type low rise building affording it character and charm that few if any can match in the area. The common areas and corridors are open and spacious, while the lobby has some very nice artworks. There's a SPA and fitness centre somewhere in the hotel too. Rooms are relatively spacious (by european standards), but sadly there wasnt much of a view. Bathrooms are big (shower, tub, bidet etc) with REN toiletries. Creepy looking medusa on the tiles though. Heated towel rack and everything else you would expect of a hotel of this calibre. Bed was very comfy, and a fruitplate was a nice touch albeit rather small. Despite having a room facing the main road there was no discernible noise at night. Theres a small TV (cant seem to find a decent sized tv in any RF hotel) but it would be nice to have a nespresso machine or an ipod doc. There's also a music library linked to the TV system if you want to relive the 80s and early 90s.
Room service was impressive; the first time it arrived in 15 mins, complete with proper S&P shakers and bottles of balsamic and olive oil. They even put the food in a small portable oven to keep it warm if you order a few dishes. Their caprese salad and lobster tagliattellewas were outstanding. The corn spaghetti salad however was rubbish.
Breakfast was very good, a buffet spread of cold items (breads, pastries, muesli, smoked meats and fish) and hot dishes cooked to order. Not the biggest range but enough to keep most people happy and the quality was very good, apart from the sliced fruits, which looked a bit pedestrian. The honeycomb was a nice touch. Coffee however was from an instant machine and tasted average, but the OJ was fresh. Service was good, staff were friendly and efficient. Small billing issue at checkout but it was all sorted in a timely fashion.
The only downsides are that its expensive (and doesnt even have comp WIFI) and a little out of the way; however other so called five star hotels charge similar if not higher tariffs (one of which Ive tried before and was absolute rubbish), and you would be better off staying here and making the trek into the city rather than some lousy generic motel masquerading as a hotel trading on its brand name in the CBD.
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thank you very much for choosing the Villa Kennedy during your recent stay in Frankfurt.
We received your comments, thank you for taking the time and trouble to write about your experience at the Villa Kennedy. It is an absolute delight to read such lovely comments, especially teh In Room dining team was happy. That is exactly what we love our guest to feel. THANK YOU! It goes without saying that Mr Plesser is very proud of all our staff!
Regarding the WIFI we are looking for a solution and hope we are able to offer this much needed service in future without a charge.
I am very much looking forward to your next stay with us and remain with warmest regards from Frankfurt’s Villa Kennedy.
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