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. 

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. 

Anastasia

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.

Lakshmi

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.

Zenobia

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.

Elena

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.

Giselle

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.

Coco

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.

Audrey

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.

Samblana

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.

Modjadji

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

Affordable
Eco-friendly
Homey
Mountain
Pets friendly
UNESCO Site
Elevator
Family rooms
Laundry Service
Non smoking rooms
Parking
Wi-Fi
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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

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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