Location: Frankfurt – Germany
Classification: 5 star hotel
Official website: kempinski.com/…rankfurt/hotel-gravenbruch
All of you know that i’m a huge Kempinski fan! I was so excited to visit and stay at Kempinski Frankfurt Gravenbruch. This upscale five star hotel was added to the Kempinski’s portfolio as its fourth hotel. You really can’t beat the location, located near the city center of Frankfurt the hotel is surrounded by gardens and a huge lake. No wonder a lot of business events take place here! Although the hotel has its age, they recently (2014) renovated the entire hotel. You would never tell that the hotel was originally built in 1967.
The building itself gave me this grand feeling right upon arrival. The hotel even has a nearly 400 year old country manor with incredible ambiance which I will tell more about later. Entering Kempinski Frankfurt Gravenbruch is like entering a palace. The lobby area is luxurious, well maintained and gave me a good first impression. Check-in staff was among the best I have ever met. A big smile, asking how the journey was while arranging our keys was a lovely experience. After I was told that we would be staying in one of their Grand Deluxe Rooms with a magnificent lake view, I could not wait any longer and wanted to see it myself.
I can easily see why our room is called a Grand Deluxe Room. Decorated in a very stylish way, the room absolutely had everything I would expect from a five star property. I have never slept bad in a Kempinski bed and wasn’t surprised that the beds at Kempinski Frankfurt Gravenbruch were heavenly. All rooms have a minibar with complimentary soft drinks. Rooms are equipped with the latest technology which was not too difficult to use. There are several touch panels allowing you the control the lights and temperature. Bathroom featured an oversized walk-in shower, toilet and double sinks. Turn down service was provided every night, always a bonus!
You could never get bored here! As mentioned before, the hotel has its own beautiful park with a lake. It is the perfect place to unwind away from the bustle of the city. As the sun was shining while I was there, I enjoyed the outdoor pool area. I was happy to find out that the hotel has a large beautiful indoor pool as well as the next couple of days were pretty cold. At 2000m², the spa area is huge offering several relaxing areas with the most comfortable loungers I have experienced at any hotel, different kinds of sauna’s, treatment rooms, a fitness area overlooking the lake, etc. I just loved it and recommend you to experience the same!
There are several dining options at the hotel as there are three on-site restaurants. EssTisch is the main restaurant open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. I must say that breakfast at Kempinski Frankfurt Gravenbruch is a top notch breakfast… One of the better I have ever experienced with everything one could wish for. The extensive buffet even has an Asian corner. Sparkling wine was a bonus! Do note that they offer several à la carte options as well at no additional charge. Their one Michelin starred restaurant SRA BUA by Juan Amador offers excellent Euro-Asian cuisine. I did not try the restaurant because unfortunately it was closed while I was there, but will make sure a review comes online soon as I am visiting the hotel again later this year. Restaurant Torschaenke is located in the old manor. I loved the atmosphere of the restaurant, it offers local traditional specialties. Besides the restaurants, the hotel has several bars as well such as the K-lounge where they serve fancy cocktails in a classy environment.
Do note that the hotel does have everything for business related stays such as 18 conference rooms each equipped with the highest standards and latest technology. Most of them even have views over the gardens.
I loved my stay at Kempinski Frankfurt Gravenbruch and definitely recommend staying here while visiting Frankfurt both for business and leisure. Every staff member I met was friendly, professional and did everything to make sure I felt special. Highly recommended!