San Canzian Village & Hotel, Buje

San Canzian Village & Hotel is a 5* property made up of a collection of rustic buildings placed 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 it is 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. 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 simply want to relax while sipping signature cocktails made by our creative Bar team. For complete experience we advise to regenerate in our relaxing sauna overlooking the Istrian flora.
The 24 accommodation units are individually styled and designed offering a sophisticated experience to its guests. 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, which is arranged over two floors stands out for its cozy living room with fireplace and kitchenette. All units feature small fridges filled with local products as beer, wine and snacks, Nespresso coffee machines with refill, electric kettles and high-quality tea. The attached bathrooms have a floor heating system and feature a walk-in shower, special designer towel warmers, bathrobes and exclusive bathroom toiletries.
When it comes to Food and Wine, only the best of Istria awaits the guests at the Luciano Restaurant & Bar. Our local gardeners and farmers deliver fresh local groceries while our Chefs create the perfect gourmet experiences for our guest to enjoy. The exquisite buffet and a la carte breakfast are created from local and predominately organic ingredients made in house. Guest can savor Istrian specialties like cheese aged in wine, cured ham, boiled eggs with truffle and a wide selection of homemade breads and pastries. The a la carte lunch is served in a warm and relaxing environment of our 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. Tasting menus are created by our Chef who spent years alongside renowned Heston Blumenthal. His cooking is precise but not pretentious and his creations inspired by Istria and paired with premium wines from our walk-in wine cellar with over 600 labels, will please even the most experienced fine dining connoisseur.
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 specially wedding receptions.
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 5 hotels in Croatia met extremely strict criteria of the group.


SB-projektiranje; Siniša Bjelica

Interior Design
BR design; Boris Ružić

Sileo Resorts d.o.o.

Year of completion

Istria, Croatia

Total area
5.200 m2

Site area
2.500 m2

Hrvoje Serdar

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