Hotel Villa Kisseleff

Welcome to the Villa Kisseleff

Make your stay in a house of truly historic significance:

As one of the private residential houses of the Russian Countess Sophie Kisseleff, hence the eponym of the same road, the villa was built in about 1842.
As a native Polish countess Potocka and as the wife of Count Nikolai Kisseleff, who worked as a diplomat and represented Russia in Paris and in Rome, she loved to show herself in Bad Homburg.

Attracted by the casino, which attracted many wealthy citizens and nobles to cure at Homburg up to the general closure of casinos in 1872, the Countess spent numerous visits in the young but distinguished spa.

The obsessed but enterprising Countess was able to offset her big losses at roulette with high dividends from casino shares she owned by herself.

Although the Countess Kisselev died on January 3rd, 1875 in Paris, the memory of her kept on living:

  • Once by her Russian compatriot Fyodor Dostoyevsky, who sat to her a literary monument in the figure of "Babushka" in his famous novel "The Gambler", as well marked by his frequent stays in the hall of the ivory ball.
  • Another is beside the name of the street her residence - and your home, dear guests of the Villa Kisseleff - remembers the great and glorious time that Bad Homburg has been world famous in the 19th century.

Be enchanted by the charm of the Countess, enjoy the tranquility, the comfort and the flair of the Taunus region, and not least the family atmosphere in one of the most historic buildings right beside the park.