Location: Frankfurt – Germany
Classification: 5 star hotel
Official website: kempinski.com/…rankfurt/falkenstein-grand
Falkenstein Grand Kempinski is a very exclusive five star hotel near Frankfurt. In 1909 it was a military sanatorium and later became a hospital. Today it is a gracious hotel that offers all the facilities of a high class hotel. From the moment I entered the hotel, I felt home.
Location truly is spectacular. Falkenstein Grand Kempinski is located on a hill in a small village called Königstein. I was blown away when I saw the garden with the most amazing views over the skyline of Frankfurt. Especially at night, the view is gorgeous, I could sit outside looking out all night long.
The center of Frankfurt is reachable in about 30 minutes. As mentioned, Königstein is a small village with a relaxing atmosphere. No busy roads here. Nice thing to know: the hotel has a free on-site parking.
Falkenstein Grand Kempinski has 112 luxuriously appointed rooms. I was surprised to see how large the room was. There was a cozy couch and large wooden desk (excellent for doing some work). The king sized bed was enormous! Marbled bathroom had double sinks and lovely walk-in (rain)shower. I loved the decoration, since this hotel has its history, I appreciated the fact that they respect the more traditional look of the entire hotel. True, rooms aren’t the most modern rooms, but all of them are classy and comfortably appointed.
What I liked most about the room was the view from our large balcony. Falkenstein Grand Kempinski is located in a large park and most of the rooms face the green surrounding areas, just beautiful and oh so peaceful.
Top notch restaurant
The onsite restaurant Landgut Falkenstein is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. We had dinner here and as the weather was really sweet, we were seated outside on the beautiful terrace with panoramic views. After some delicious cocktails, we were ready to experience the kitchen. The chef didn’t disappoint us, in fact we were pleasantly surprised with each dish. We started with a summer salad with vine-ripened tomatoes and scallops, followed by Atlantic halibut with (yummie!) apricot-chanterelle vegetables and puree of baby peas. The braised beef roulade with red onion jam, glazed carrots and brioche dumplings as a main course made me feel in heaven. And no dinner without a dessert J We thoroughly enjoyed a duet of chocolate and passionfruit with fruit ragout. On top of that, it came with lime sorbet. One word: heaven!
Relaxing Spa Facilities
It would be pretty difficult (let’s say, impossible) to get bored at Falkenstein Grand Kempinski! Their Ascara Fitness and Spa Club is a must visit while staying here! I must say I have experienced one of the best spa treatments in my life! The therapist was very talented and handled my neck issues in a very good way! Just what I needed … (I wish I lived closer to Frankfurt!) Book a treatment here, you won’t be disappointed!
The large fitness club is great too. All staff members I met were the most accommodating and caring people one could wish for. They gave me detailed information about the equipment. Sauna and relaxation rooms are available as well at no additional charges.
Another cool thing I like about this hotel are the tunnels. The tunnels connect all the separate buildings (the hotel has 7 different buildings/villa’s) which are connected with the tunnels. From the spa area, you can walk through the tunnel to the other spa area which is located in the main building. From here, you have access to the all-year-opened outdoor pool. As all of you know, I love pools and I was very pleased with this one. An indoor jacuzzi and two sauna’s are available too. I appreciated the fact that everything was very well maintained.
Turndown service is provided every night. The good-night-tissue was a nice touch and unseen at any hotel.
The next morning, I had one of the best wake-up calls I have ever experienced! After the call, a heard a gentle knock-knock on the door and the very friendly lady brought us some nice cappuccino’s. We enjoyed them while sitting outside with the amazing view. What a great way to start our day!
Breakfast is served at Landgut Falkenstein and I couldn’t have asked for more… The buffet is something to look forward to. Every product is fresh and of a good quality. Also, do not forget to try their à la carte options! They are excellent in preparing the eggs exactly the way you want and I definitely should highlight the bacon which was the best bacon I have eaten at any hotel! Oh, and the waffles with vanilla sauce are a must try!
Falkenstein Grand Kempinski is one of a kind, I love everything about this hotel… from the most comfortable rooms to the best staff making my stay truly unforgettable! Can’t wait to return to this wonderful hotel!