San Canzian – indulgence in the heart of Istria

In the heart of Istria, in the medieval village of Mužolini Donji, near Buje and Grožnjan, surrounded by olive groves, vineyards, gardens of local herbs and plants are settled 5* San Canzian Village & Hotel.

It’s a perfect place to experience the authentic Istrian vibe through traditional architecture with modern influenced design, a unique heritage concept, custom arts, and highly personalized service. 

5* San Canzian Village & Hotel, Croatia, Istria, photo credit by San Canzian

The elegant and contemporary style was inspired by the Istrian countryside; a combination of rustic, wooden and modern concrete floors, soft grey walls, minimalistic and traditional furniture, abstract artworks provide the guests a comfortable stay. The guest can choose between Classic, Superior, Deluxe, Executive Rooms, spacious Suites like Family, Romantic, and Maisonette Suite or alone standing Villa with private garden and pool. The Villa San Canzian, arranged over two floors, stands out for its cozy living room with fireplace and kitchenette.

Villa in San Canzian, photo credit by San Canzian

An outdoor infinity pool offers a breathtaking panoramic garden view. During the summer period, guests can enjoy various drinks and selected food at the Pool Bar. The natural setting is ideal for those who want to relax while sipping signature cocktails made by our creative Bar team. For a complete experience, we advise regenerating in a relaxing sauna overlooking the Istrian flora.

Terrace in San Canzian, photo credit by San Canzian

When it comes to Food and Wine, only the best of Istria awaits the guests at the Luciano Restaurant & Bar Istra Chefs create the perfect gourmet experiences with local fresh local groceries.

Restaurant in Hotel San Canzian, photo credit by San Canzian

Guest can savor Istrian specialties like cheese aged in wine, cured ham, boiled eggs with truffle, and a wide selection of homemade bread and pastries. The a la carte lunch is served in a warm and relaxing environment of a bistro, offering a modern presentation of traditional Istrian dishes like Istrian stew “maneštra”, homemade traditional pasta “pljukanci” and seasonal truffle. Dinner is served at the fine dining Restaurant Luciano, where cooking is precise but not pretentious, inspired by Istria, paired with premium wines from our walk-in wine cellar with over 600 labels.


Wine Cellar, photo credit by San Canzian

The San Canzian property, including the premium service of a 5* Hotel with on-site Restaurant, can be bought out is a perfect location for various private parties and get-togethers, especially wedding receptions. 


Living room in villa of San Canzian, photo credit by San Canzian

San Canzian is the first Istrian Hotel that has been granted access to the Small Luxury Hotels of the World group after only two months in business. In addition to San Canzian, only five hotels in Croatia met the rigorous criteria of the group.

Photo credit by San Canzian


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