V Art Hotel and Treehouses

Reviewed by Emily McDonnell

A quirky-cool hotel at the edge of Bonn, boasting cosy suites and treehouses decorated with unique artworks, surrounded by a forest

Type:
Hotel
Costs:
From €70 for rooms and €150 for treehouses
Sleeps:
2+ in a range of rooms and treehouses
Where?
Bonn, 6 hours from central Berlin

What?

Hidden at the edge of a picture-book perfect forest is this unconventional hotel. The oh-so-chic V Art Hotel and Treehouses blends together modern design, street art and nature in a way that creates a cosy but unique holiday experience. Warmth radiates from the team that work here, headed by owner Christina Voit who saved the building from ruin, transforming it into a space in which you’ll want to linger. 

A highlight are the modern treehouses that are dotted through the garden, offering views of the trees and their fluffy inhabitants. Decor - throughout the hotel - is modern, with leather sofas and crisp white linens, and, of course, there are pops of colour from the bold artworks and engaging photos that draw your eyes. 

On your doorstep is Germany’s former capital, Bonn, a majestic city that is best explored in a lazy fashion with numerous stops for coffee or beer. Travel in the other direction and you’ll find rolling hills with hidden castles. A stay at V Art Hotel and Treehouses really provides you with the best of both worlds, and a stay here is anything but dull.

Why?

I fell in love because...
  • There are cool artworks to discover throughout the property, and trying finding them all feels like a treasure hunt
  • There’s a relaxed, restorative energy here even though you’re at the heart of the city
You must...
  • Stay in one of the treehouses if you can, they’re playful and romantic
  • Explore Bonn’s Museum Mile: there's something for everyone, from the Museum König to the Haus der Geschichte to the Bundeskunsthalle
You might dislike...
  • Breakfast costs extra, but it's delicious and there's a large spread available
  • Some of the rooms are a little small, but they are full of personality
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Who?

Introducing Christina! 

“I bought the property with my father in 2012. It was a kind of ruin at that time and had been empty for 12 years. We saw its potential and are so happy with how the renovations turned out”

She loves…

“What I like best is the symbiosis of old and new… for example, we left three walls in the hallway that were sprayed with old graffiti and added to it. I find it exciting to make something new out of what is already there.”

Christina’s insider tips 

  • Bonn’s city centre is beautiful; it's all pedestrianised, with lots of nice shops and cafés to linger in.
  • Take a trip to the Siebengebirge, from where there are many excursion options. For example, head to the Drachenfels with its castle where you can take a ride on the historic cable car.
  • Explore the Kottenforst - a true fairytale forest - by foot or by (e-)bike; this is the nature reserve that surrounds V Art Hotel and Treehouses. 
  • Visit the Meyer-Näkel winery, just 30-minutes away, to sample the different vintages on offer. Alternatively, enjoy one of their wines in your room.

What people
are saying.

"Magic encounters in the serene forest The treehouse in particular is surrounded by an incredible aura of magic and wonder from any angle. Inside there is the cosiest warmly feeling of being sheltered and in a good place in the world."

Joachim

"Very cool, would definitely stay here again when in Bonn and/or visiting the Nurbergring."

Kishor

The essentials.

  • Sleeping arrangements: There is a range of rooms available: Comfort (both single and double), Junior Suites and Suites, as well as the treehouses. All sleep two, and in the Suites, there’s a double sofa bed available, too.
  • Bathroom set up: All rooms have an ensuite bathroom with a shower.
  • Food: Breakfast is the only meal available here (€15 per person) and is served in the bright breakfast room. There’s a huge variety of sweet and savoury options on offer.
  • For families: Families are more than welcome, and children will love the large playground located a short distance away in Kottenfort.
  • On-site equipment: All rooms have TVs and there's an e-charging station.
  • Optional extras: E-bikes are available to rent, and you can order a “love box” to your room, which includes wine, if you want to spice things up a little!
  • Help: There’s an on-site reception should you need assistance.
  • Remember to pack: Binoculars! The forest behind the hotel is full of wildlife.
  • Pets: Allowed in some rooms on request.
  • Sustainability: The hotel is located in a protected forest, and therefore was built to high standards that comply with the area’s preservation requirements.

Where?

V Art Hotel and Treehouses is located just south of Bonn’s city centre.

You can easily drive, and there’s onsite parking as well as an e-charging station. 

Arriving with public transport is very easy: from Bonn central station (with connections to most major German cities) you catch a bus to Bonn Jugendherberge, from where it’s a 1-minute walk.

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