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.
“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”
“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
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.