Villa Rothschild Kempinski, Königstein, Germany – Hotel Review

By Jonathan Spira on 1 July 2011
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In 1949, an unusual gathering took place at the Villa Rothschild. German politicians including Konrad Adenauer, Theodor Heuss, Adolph Schönfelder, and Hermann Strafer gathered to formulate post-war Germany’s fundamental rights laws (Grundrechte).

Today, the hospitality of the villa, originally built in 1894 for Wilhelm Carl von Rothschild, is not limited to world leaders.  Indeed, vacationers and business travelers from around the world can enjoy the hotel’s 22 elegant rooms and sprawling park grounds.


My deluxe room was elegant and exceptionally comfortable.  The bed, which seemed larger than a typical king size bed, was not too hard and not too soft.  I enjoyed a good night’s sleep, waking up refreshed and ready for the challenges of the day.

A remote-controlled gas fireplace added warmth to the room and the view from the window, facing the park, was magnificent.


An elegant wooden writing desk stood in one corner of the room next to the fireplace.  The period desk chair was comfortable and provided surprisingly good back support.  Lighting throughout the room was excellent for reading and using a computer.

Free wireless Internet access is available throughout the hotel – and it is fast as well.  I was able to connect my iPad as well as my ThinkPad without any difficulties whatsoever.

Frankfurt International Airport is only 25 km away and the Villa Rothschild offers a complimentary shuttle in the hotel’s Volkswagen Phaeton sedan.  The staff happily drives guests back and forth to the hotel’s sister property, the Falkenstein Grand Kempinski, where guests have access to that hotel’s fitness center and spa.   My massage at the Ascara Spa at the Falkenstein was extremely relaxing. Indeed I only wish I had had more time to spend there.

Click here to continue to Page 2 – Dining and a Virtual Tour of the Villa Rothschild

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