Location: Frankfurt– Germany
Classification: 5 star hotel
Official website: http://en.steigenberger.com/Frankfurt/Steigenberger-Frankfurter-Hof
I have had great experiences with the Steigenberger hotelgroup and when I got the chance to experience the Steigenberger Frankfurter Hof with my mother, I was excited! It is one of the best hotels that Frankfurt has to offer. We were blown away by the service and overall quality of the property! It truly is a grand hotel that has a lot to offer… Let me explain you why…
First of all, from the outside the building is gorgeous. It was built in the 1800’s but was destroyed (almost) completely during the war, except the 4 men who are still “holding” the hotel. I loved the fact that they kept the traditional elements of the original building. The main entrance of the hotel isn’t right in front of the hotel, you have to drive into a small lane which is ideal to (un)load your car. Of course they offer valet parking and take care of the car as soon as you arrived. They escorted us to the main reception area and we immediately felt good here. Walking around in the Steigenberger Frankfurter Hof feels like walking in a castle. The grandeur, the service, the furniture… We loved it all.
In 2012 they renovated a part of their hotel rooms and we stayed in one of their “Grand Deluxe” rooms and luxurious it definitely was! I was “wowed” by the room! Totally up to date and very exclusive furniture all over the place. Although the room wasn’t too big, it had all the amenities and services I would except from a high end 5 star hotel such as the Nespresso coffee machine, bathrobes and a turn down service. The bathroom was gorgeous featuring a separate tub and oversized experience (rain) shower with different lightning themes. It also had double sinks and a television. Very nice room!
One thing you should definitely check out is their Spa area… It is huge (1000m²!) and one could totally relax here. We both had a treatment here and found them reasonably priced. We really appreciated the therapists who were very kind yet professional. They made us at ease after the first minute! The 50 minutes that followed were pure relaxation! I appreciate the fact that they make you fill in a form before your treatment asking you how you would like to get your massage (soft, medium, strong) and which parts of the body they should (not) concentrate on. All was done in a very professional way while we enjoyed our cup of thee. The treatment rooms themselves are very nicely appointed and the soft music they were playing made it even more magical. After the treatment, I explored the spa area and was wowed for the second time at the Steigenberger Frankfurter Hof! Saunas, steam rooms, etc. they have it all. The place was very clean, well maintained and everything was done with a smile.
The Steigenberger Frankfurter Hof has several dining options: The Oscar’s restaurant/brasserie and Français. We had dinner at Français, a gastronomic Michelin rated (*) restaurant and we were blown away by the food. We thoroughly enjoyed our 5 course meal with wine pairing. Our 5 courses were actually 8 courses with 3 amuses bouches before we started and then always other snacks in between. To be honest, everything was just perfect… Every single item we tasted was divine! The gastronomic meal emphasizes togetherness, the pleasure of taste and was served by very professional staff. The waiters were very knowledgeable about each dish, even about the wines. They weren’t too formal yet professional. I found the food quite innovative and sophisticated and the chef definitely deserves his 17/20 rating by Gault&Millau!
The breakfast we had the next morning was excellent! It is a buffet style breakfast with a lot of different (international) dishes to choose from. It was the first time I had chicken with curry in the morning and have to say I wanted more!
Our stay at the Steigenberger Frankfurter Hof was flawless and not only for its rooms. This hotel has so much more to offer! The restaurants, spa area and overall service… We loved it all and I’m sure you will do the same! Highly recommended!