Boutique Hotel Zenana

Location San Candido

Postcode 39038

Telephone +39 335 16 24 165

€€ - €€€€€

Why we love it...

Unique hotel in San Candido’s town centre

The Place

Women in Hindu and Muslim families across the Middle East and Asia are sometimes confined to their own quarters, known as the zenana, as opposed to the mardana, for men only. The zenana is synonymous with sisterly camaraderie, and you might get a similar sense of camaraderie when you enter this lovely place to stay: as if entering a secret girls’ club where you are instantly made to feel welcome. While the rooms are mostly pretty and feminine, men are more than welcome – no one feels out of place.
The 18thC building became popular as a Viennese coffee shop and is still very much at the heart of San Candido’s life as it stands on the town’s no-traffic main street. An historical wooden staircase has been retained connecting the nine rooms on three floors. Walking up the steps might feel like taking a journey through time: many influential women have inspired the bedrooms, from Audrey Hepburn to Anastasia, last daughter of the Tsar. Each room is individually decorated with furniture, ornaments and fabrics witnesses to the owners’ many travels. From colourful glass chandeliers to a chest with each drawer decorated in different colours and patterns, fluffy blankets casually abandoned on the sofa’s armrest, four-poster beds and wide, bright windows, nothing is left to chance. The cozy atmosphere is carefully crafted.
San Candido is a perfect base for downhill and cross-country skiing, hiking, climbing and many other activities. On your return you might be welcomed by the delicious aroma of homemade cakes baking in the oven for the ‘merenda’ (afternoon snack) to lift your energy before dinner. Breakfast offers wide variety, including a secret morning drink – don’t forget to ask for the recipe to make it at home – it includes turmeric, ginger and honey.
A comfortable and relaxing place, and prices are fair – especially after the Zenana was awarded its fourth star in December 2016.

The Essentials

Price Band €€ - €€€€€
Rooms 9; 7 suites, 1 twin, 1 double; all rooms have flat screen TV, hairdryer, slippers, mini bar, bathrobe, safe, mountain views, wifi
Food breakfast, brunch, room service, afternoon tea; tea, coffee and snacks are available all day long
Facilities reading/relax room, TV room, summer garden, library, indoor pool at walking distance (free for guests)
Children welcome
Disabled not suitable
Pets accepted, €20 charge per night

To Book

Contact Mrs Anna Clelia Moggia
Call +39 335 16 24 165
Fax +39 0474 914 109

Good To Know

Address Via Peter Paul Rainer 17, San Candido (BZ) 39038

The Location

Find this place: on the main street in pedestrian area, underground parking available

What's nearby: San Candido city centre (200m), ski slopes (300m), biking trails, cross-country skiing, fun bob, paragliding, hiking, climbing, horse riding and many other activities available in the area