This spectacular palace was built for Kaiserin Victoria, daughter of the British queen and mother of the last German kaiser, and it sometimes feels as if she has just stepped out.
Surrounded by a private park and packed with antiques belonging to its original owner, the multiple winner of Germany’s Leading Resort makes its guests feel like royalty.
Even the rooms and suites are filled with antique furniture and rugs – complete with scratches and fading – although services such as (free) Wi-Fi and the mini-bar (also free) are more modern. The lack of air conditioning in some rooms, leaving them stuffy in summer, may take authenticity too far for some guests. Shoe shining is included in the tariff – just leave them outside the door.
For recreation, the hotel has an 18-hole golf course and a spa, and even has its own hair salon. Nearby Kronberg has half-timbered houses on narrow lanes, and Frankfurt is a short drive away.
Some dishes in the Castle Restaurant could also have come from another century, with slabs of meat, rich sauces and shamelessly indulgent desserts on the menu. On the other hand, the kaiserin would probably not have recognised the vegan, and lactose- and gluten-free options also on offer.
Jimmy’s Bar has live piano music and more than 50 whiskies. Or, for a nice touch of Victoriana, you can take traditional British afternoon tea at the hotel.
From the press:
"Magnificent … richly filled with furnishings and works of art" -- Fodor’s
Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.
Standard check-in time: 3pm. Minimum age required to check in: 18.
Standard checkout time: 12pm.
Children and additional guests
Infant's cot/crib available on request and in the Grand Park View rooms
only: 60€ per night up to age 3.
Extra bed available on request and in the Grand Park View rooms only 60€
per night for children up to the age of 12.
No extra beds available for adults.
Charges will be added to your bill on checkout.
No pets allowed.
Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.
The hotel is about 30 minutes’ drive from Frankfurt airport. Transfers can be arranged on request.
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