Konigstein im Taunus, Germany

Villa Rothschild Kempinski

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Why We Love It

  • Ornate luxury hotel in stately former Rothschild villa, set on 10-hectare parkland
  • It's a 22-minute drive from Frankfurt city centre & near local attractions
  • Each individually decorated room & suite has a marble bathroom & free Wi-Fi; some have a balcony, fireplace or private terrace
  • The 2-Michelin-starred gourmet restaurant also serves a special Sunday brunch


Map & Directions

The Villa Rothschild Kempinski is easily accessed from the airport by car, train or bus. It's a 21-minute drive via the B8 from the airport, with taxis costing between £40-£45. By train, take the 10-minute connecting shuttle to Frankfurt Hauptbahnhof (leaves every 15 minutes and costs £1), then take the train to Königstein (Taunus), which leaves every half-hour, takes 35 minutes and costs £8-£12 -- from there, it's a 13-minute walk to the hotel. By bus, take the Line 253 from Flughafen Terminal 1 to Höchst Bahnhof, then take the D8 to Kreisel, Königstein im Taurus and walk seven minutes to the hotel, where on-site parking is free.

Rooms & Rates

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Set on 10 hectares of lush parkland in the Taunus mountain region northwest of Frankfurt-am-Main, the Villa Rothschild Kempinski is a 4.5-star hotel in an historic former summer residence of the illustrious Rothschild family.

Along with opportunities to explore the extensive estate grounds by walking or jogging, the Opel Zoo -- home to animals from Asia, Africa and Europe -- is only a 9-minute walk from the hotel. The 13th-century Kronberg Castle, originally owned by the Knights of Eschborn, is a 9-minute drive or a 36-minute walk from the hotel. The Hessenpark Open-Air Museum, set on 150 acres and containing over 100 historic buildings, many in the half-timbered style of the region, is a 22-minute drive away. Fans of famous Frankfurt writer Goethe can visit the Goethe-Haus Museum in the city, a 22-minute drive by car, but also accessible via bus or train from the hotel.
The 22 ornate, individually decorated rooms and suites feature antique furnishings and marble bathrooms, and include modern amenities such as Bang and Olufsen TVs with satellite channels, mini bars and free Wi-Fi. Some rooms also have balconies and gas fireplaces. Suites have extra sitting areas and views of the park or Kronberg Castle, and some include private terraces. A 24-hour room and concierge service is available.
Gourmet dining is offered in the elegant 2-Michelin-starred Restaurant Villa Rothschild and the exclusive, private Vinothek Villa Rothschild. Tizian's Bar & Brasserie offers relaxed French country fare with a creative twist, plus a bar and a wine cellar. A special Sunday brunch is served from 11am to 3pm. Guests have complimentary access to the local ASCARA Fitness Centre & Pool's heated outdoor pool and sauna. There is also the ASCARA spa, which offers health and beauty treatments (for a fee). 



  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Sauna / Steam Room
  • Pet-friendly
  • Spa
  • 100% smoke-free


  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour room service
  • Baby-sitting service on request
  • Concierge service
  • Express check-in / checkout
  • Pillow menu
  • Safe in reception (fees apply)

Room amenities

  • Mini bar
  • Safe
  • DVD / CD player & library
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas


  • Hair-dryer
  • Slippers


  • Complimentary parking

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.


Pets: Pets allowed

Cancellation: 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.

Additional details: Pets allowed Check-in time starts at Check-out time is

You must present a photo ID when checking in. Your credit card is charged at the time you book. Bed type and smoking preferences are not guaranteed.Your reservation is prepaid and is guaranteed for late arrival. The total charge includes all room charges and taxes, as well as fees for access and booking. Any incidental charges such as parking, phone calls, and room service will be handled directly between you and the property.

National Rating
Hotelstars Union assigns an official star rating for properties in Germany. This property is rated 5 star Superior and is displayed on this page as 5.0 stars.

Know Before You Go

  • Children 5 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding.
  • The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.


The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for buffet breakfast: EUR 35 per person (approximately)
  • Pet fee: EUR 30 per accommodation, per night (maximum EUR 30 per stay)
  • Rollaway bed fee: EUR 45,00 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Mandatory Fees and Taxes

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the hotel:

  • A tax is imposed by the city: EUR 1.5 per person, per night. This tax does not apply to children under 18 years of age.

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Renovations and Closures
The following facilities are closed seasonally each year. They will be closed from 1 January to 21 January:

  • Dining venue

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Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

The room rates listed are for double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.

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