Hotel Zenana, where the snow-capped mountains and winding green valleys meet with a truly timeless classic

Situated in the heart and soul of San Candido, Hotel Zenana hosts a rural respite that’s rich in character. Embraced in the eclectic bliss of the Italian Dolomites, this boutique hotel hones in on traditional touches, delicate décor and adorned suites that are sure to spark a fire within. From the classy fabrics and unique lamps, to the authentic teaware and vibrant rugs, there’s a cottage-esque feel that spans the space, providing guests with a one-of-a-kind experience.  

Hidden in a historical townhouse, authenticity runs deep in the core at Hotel Zenana. Creative design infused with locally-made finishes set this boutique hotel aside from the rest, offering a unique interplay between the interior environment and its external surroundings. Hugging the rugged Baranci mountain tops, nature-infused splendour and adventure activities are replete. 

As a year-round destination, Hotel Zenana poses pleasurable pursuits aplenty throughout the UNESCO Dolomites. And the best part is, that it’s all on your doorstep. Throughout the midst of the European summer, you can trek through the array of winding trekking paths, get your adrenaline pumping whilst rock climbing, navigate the terrain while mountain biking and even get a different perspective on horseback. During the winter season, you can hit the ski slopes in the snow-graced, undulating mountain tops. 

With a wealth of invigorating, nature-infused experiences all a stone’s throw away, this hotel harbours for you one of the Dolomites’ most stellar sojourns. 

Kristen MarinKristen Marin
06:06 24 Feb 24
A beautiful boutique hotel in a great location. The rooms are unique with an incredible view. Anna is a lovely host ensuring all of your needs are met. Breakfast was very tasty!
Rachele KrisRachele Kris
22:50 22 Feb 24
San Candido is a like a page from a fairy tale and Zenana Boutique Hotel is the most central and cosy hotel to experience this magical town. Staying at Anna’s is like visiting a relative. She is the ultimate host and looked after our entire family of four during our skiing holiday. The rooms have the best view of the slopes and made for a very comfortable stay. Attentive service and a delicious spread of home baked pasties and bread was offered at breakfast. I highly recommend staying at Zenana Boutique Hotel.
Valentina MarinValentina Marin
14:02 22 Feb 24
A very beautiful boutique hotel with such character and beauty. The view from the room was stunning with the perfect location accessible to lots of restaurants and shops. Top quality service and overall a great vacation experience.
Justyna KJustyna K
15:37 20 Dec 23
One of the best, not standard, unique boutique hotels I have been to (and I have been to a lot) Amazing atmosphere which brings calmness and happiness. Even a short stay in one of Zenana's beautiful apartments along with cosy experience of San Candido's cafes and small shops will make your body and soul relax to the fullest. I am already planning to go back with friends in summer to make some hikes in Tres Cimes area (I stayed before Christmas to experience Krampus and Christmas markets). It is a big yes!
Adriano SollazzoAdriano Sollazzo
14:45 12 Sep 23
Hotel almost from another era, furnished with great taste by Mrs. Anna and her mother.
The reception from the manager, Ana, was wonderful, and the breakfast was lovely. She was very helpful, provided services, and directed us to places for discounts. The nice thing is that it is in the center of the center, and parking is close and free.
Patrizia FaccinPatrizia Faccin
14:04 30 Jul 22
We returned this year to the B&B Botique Hotel Zenana, in the historic center of San Candido. We had a great time and in addition to the splendid location in a strategic point for all the various excursions, in the evening it is a pleasure to come back, you feel at home. Each room or suite is furnished with care and research with unique pieces that tell their story and create a magnificent atmosphere. Thanks to Mrs. Anna for the welcome and the advice for unique excursions. I hope to be back soon. Highly recommended
Giulio CesareGiulio Cesare
10:26 11 Aug 19
Dawid JoannDawid Joann
02:08 10 Jul 19
Rebecca CraigRebecca Craig
10:47 12 Jun 19
Definitely a wonderful surprise right in the center of San Candido! A peaceful and unique experience
Boutique Hotel
11 Rooms
  • Peering out the arched window to striking panoramic views of the Dolomites 
  • Rowing a boat in the picture-perfect scenery at Braies Lake 
  • Indulging in a buffet breakfast from the balcony soaking in all the stellar scenery 
  • Spending a day learning to ski in Mount Elmo 
  • Relaxing with loved ones while playing board games and puzzles

Rooms Overview

From the parquet flooring and vintage furniture to the whimsical incense-infused ambience, Hotel Zenana really hones in on a woman’s touch. Each suite’s feminine features fuse effortlessly with the spectacular beauty of the natural surroundings. 


2 guests One-bedroom suite View into the mountains

From the wooden framed veranda to the quaint bathroom, the simple interior provides a refreshing contrast against the awe-worthy mountain tops. The Anastasia Suite invites contemplation and relaxation, whilst providing the picture-perfect scenery just a step outside the door.


3 guests Kitchenette View into the mountains

Hotel Zenana’s Lakshmi Suite harbours an eclectic, Indian-inspired space sure to satisfy every type of traveller. From the serenity of the reading corner and the peace-inducing meditation area to the sumptuous sofa and mystical mountain views, this room is truly unique.


2 guests Kitchenette View into the mountains

Influenced by perplexing Persian design, the Zenobia Suite boasts authentic features from the original townhouse. Take delight in the grandiose sofa bed, read a novel on the armchairs and enjoy the refreshing steam shower.


4 guests Balcony Two-bedroom suite View into the mountains

Bask in the beauty of this vibrant-coloured suite as you wind down from a day out adventuring. Journal about your experience on the writing desk, relax on the fresh linen bedding and sip on a warm tea on the balcony as you sit in awe of the San Candido Mountain vistas.


3 guests One-bedroom suite View into the mountains

With antique bedlinen, French toiletries, an alluring book selection and gorgeous views of the quaint town and mountain tops, the Giselle Suite truly takes this boutique hotel to the next level. Enjoy the breakfast buffet from the comfort of the spacious living room, or cosy up on the vintage-esque couch and soak in all the sights.


2 guests One-bedroom suite View into the mountains

As the morning light shines beyond the mountain peaks and through the windows, the Coco Suite’s warm tones and peachy hues become as vibrant as ever. Pick up a novel in the reading area, lounge out on the bed, or simply indulge in the idyllic scenery.


2 guests One-bedroom suite View into the mountains

Elegance and sophistication meet the rugged countryside in this luxe gem. Hotel Zenana’s Audrey Suite boasts a beautiful four-poster bed, ample seating area and lush views, only to be topped by the spacious bathroom. Feel rejuvenated with the French bath products, pop open a bottle of champagne and splash around in the bathtub.


4 guests Balcony View into the mountains

The verdant tones and fringing features complement the surrounding scenery, evoking a sense of a nature-infused, resplendent getaway. The Samblana Suite harbours a grandiose living space, locally-sourced antique furniture, a peacefully enclosed veranda and a balcony with views of the Baranci Peaks.


2 guests One-bedroom suite View into the mountains

Hotel Zenana’s Modjadji Suite is home to unique hues of vibrant red and pink pieces, ultimately providing a striking contrast from the lush surroundings. With antique bed linen, sumptuous throws, luxurious toiletries and an array of other features, this suite poses a revelling respite.

Services and facilities

Pets friendly
Family rooms
Laundry Service
Non smoking rooms
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Taste the flavors

Get satisfied with South Tyrol cuisine

Centrally located, Hotel Zenana poses the perfect opportunity for visitors to explore the sprawling gastronomy scene. Delight your senses with a traditional knodel, homemade ravioli and of course, a classic Italian pizza. Local favourites include the Theatercafé Zentral, Hans Pizzeria Restaurant, Miramonti restaurant, El Fienile restaurant and Rifugio Baranci.

Tickle your taste buds at the breakfast buffet

Kick your day off on the right foot with a nutritious continental breakfast and take your pick between juicy fruits, freshly made pastries, scrumptious sweet treats or salty snacks. Enjoy the fusion of local flavours in the common area, or get up close and personal in the privacy of your suite.

About sustainability


Olive Tree is often a symbol of success, as sustainability seems embedded into the property’s identity and DNA.

  • Hotel Zenana boasts an array of locally-made, vintage and second-hand furniture. By sourcing out unique pieces, not only do they create a one-of-a-kind ambience and compliment the historical building, but they contribute towards sustainable travel. 
  • The selection of delicious snacks offered in this boutique hotel is majorly sourced from local businesses, therefore helping to support the community in San Candido. 
  • As part of the Sustainable Travel Program, Hotel Zenana plays a role in fostering responsible tourism practices, whilst protecting our beautiful planet. With everything they have on offer, their commitment to sustainable travel allows both the local community and travellers to thrive. 
  • The team offers visitors a chance to dive into local history and culture, and additionally connects them with guides and tours that are run in the community. 
  • Along with recycling bins, water-efficient amenities and renewable electricity, this boutique hotel is proud to promote its environmentally-friendly methods. They do not use any single-use plastic, including bottles, straws and toiletries.

Explore the location

Situated in the heart of historical San Candido, Hotel Zenana offers guests the opportunity to discover countless attractions, rich natural escapes, mouth-watering cuisine and hidden gems. 

Head out on a bike ride through the well-known path to Lienz, reach the heights on the Haunold cable car, or hit the slopes in the Sesto/Sexten ski area. With the rolling Drava River, Dobbiaco Lake and Baranci Mountains all a stone’s throw away, adventure and tranquillity come hand in hand. 

The closest airports are the Belluno Airport and Bolzano Airport, and Hotel Zenana can arrange airport shuttles for guests. Local information about hiking routes, transport, and tips are also generously provided by the staff members.

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