Hiking along freshly mowed pastures, jingling sounds of cowbells approaching your ears from the other side of the valley. As your gaze travels into the distance you catch a sight of the dolomite Alps majestically rising in the sky like pointed teeth. The picturesque environment and fresh alpine air both affect body and mind in a subtle way, taking the stress away. Silena, the soulful hotel in South Tyrol is an appropriate venue for a spiritual retreat since the surrounding area conveys tranquility and peace.

Location

Where is the hotel located? What can i expect of the surrounding area?

Located in a narrow but picturesque valley adjacent to the village of Vals in South Tyrol, verdant meadows softly ascend on both sides of the hotel extending up to the dark green conifer forests. High above the surrounding landscape snow-capped mountaintops reveal the beauty of this truly natural environment. Such views make it easy to escape daily routine and to bring relaxation to your mind.

Key Facts

  • located 1345 meters above sea level in an upland moor, the air quality does not get any better that this
  • situated very close to the village of Vals
  • located in the middle of a remote countryside with farms and herds of animals all around the hotel

What is special?

  • winter sports slopes run in close vicinity to the hotel
  • little traffic through the village, providing a calm and delightful ambience 
  • the valley station of ski resort “Gitschberg Jochtal” lays right in front of the hotel

What do the guests say?

  • perfect location for winter sports and hiking activities as the slopes wind their ways close-by to the property, definitely makes it easy to go skiing right away
  • very aesthetic design of the building amid alpine meadows and herds of cows 
  • only a 30 minutes drive to captivating towns like Brixen, Bruneck or Bozen

Accommodation

What types of rooms are offered? What kind of interior decor can I expect of a design hotel?

Some of the unique suites include beautiful bathtubs providing some extra coziness for vacationers, especially when there’s snowfall on the outside. The recurrent theme of ornate iron characterizes the whole building and gently conveys a feeling of space to the visitor’s eye. The special decor resembles natural structures of the nearby upland moor vegetation. Wooden floors, thick curtains and spacious rooms create a warm and cozy aura all over the hotel complex.

Key Facts

  • 4 suites, 4 junior suites and lots of cozy bedrooms
  • some of the suites are equipped with private bathtubs, fireplaces, saunas and private terraces  
  • a spacious rooftop terrace for all guests to enjoy the panoramic view

What is special?

  • unique design theme throughout the entire hotel
  • a literature-lounge, where you can attend readings   
  • small gifts await you in your room every day

What do the guests say?

  • a homelike and familiar atmosphere, very accommodating staff 
  • going to sleep is definitely a phantasmagorical experience since the beds correspond to high quality standards
  • very neat and tidy hotel

Pools & Spa

What kind of wellness facilities does the hotel offer? How big is the spa-area?

Returning from your outdoor journey, your clothes are all wet and all you can think of now is a tranquilizing wellness experience. Stop thinking about what to do now, the spacious spa area is supremely prepared to relax you entirely. Scents of regional herbs literally billow out the steam bath and invite you to come in. After a professional treatment you float into the pool while the fire bowl on the outside creates a cozy atmosphere. Take a rest in one of the numerous relax rooms and let all tensions fade away in a blink.

Key Facts

  • various saunas, relax rooms and an infinity swimming pool
  • pleasant massages, soothing treatments and aromatic steam baths
  • 1550 square meters wellness area including an indoor pool

What is special?

  • the “Silena silence suite” is a special offer from the hotel providing private treatments 
  • a special care line featuring regional herbs and essentials is used for the treatments 
  • a rooftop-spa gives a panoramic view of the environment

What do the guests say?

  • the wellness area is very spacious with numerous rooms to relax and find peace in
  • the treatments and massages are lovely, especially after doing sports
  • free tea, water and fruits throughout the spa area leave nothing to be desired

Culinary

What culinary offers await me? Do they serve regional products?

From regional products of South Tyrol like domestic herbs from the adjacent upland moor to dishes inspired by Asian cuisine, the hotel restaurant is well known for its delightful compositions, as well as for its traditional and authentic soul food. Take a seat on one of the Italian design chairs and let your taste buds be exposed to a special dining experience. Carefully selected cheese and wine complement the unique cuisine of the house.

Key Facts

  • fusion cuisine featuring regional products combined with inspirations from Asian culinary
  • daily changing 5 to 8-course dinner menus, each with a unique theme  
  • the hotel has a private cheese dairy farm and a wine cellar

What is special?

  • a cheese-sommelier serves delightful compositions  
  • a special tea-library called the “Haiku Chá Lounge” offers tea varieties
  • breakfast can be ordered until 11:30 a.m.

What do the guests say?

  • the do-it-yourself veggie juices for breakfast were a fabulous idea
  • the varying 5-course dinner menu every evening was a delightful experience
  • the hotel offers a marvelous fusion kitchen and moreover they have very nice cheeses

Activities

What kind of sports can i pursue during my stay? Does the hotel offer guided activities?

Overlooking the area during the winter time, the commonest activities are without a doubt skiing and snowboarding. In summer, mountain biking and hiking seem to be the most popular sports besides the various wellness offers at the Hotel Silena. Nevertheless the venue offers almost infinite opportunities to move and explore and provides you with special guided tours you won’t find elsewhere such as breathing trips combining yoga and hiking.

Key Facts

  • various types of sports like hiking, trail running, mountain biking, ski & snowboard, cross-country skiing and crossfit
  • guided meditations and breathing trips
  • the hotel includes a fitness area

What is special?

  • rent an e-mountainbike at the hotel 
  • Breathing trips led by a guide to pay special attention to breathing techniques
  • Babymoon offers for women in their pregnancy featuring special treatments and yoga courses

What do the guests say?

  • guests appreciate guided hiking tours with a personal guide 
  • the yoga offers and courses are versatile and diversified
  • skiing is such a nice experience since the slopes run adjacent to the hotel