San Canzian Hotel & Village

Buje (near Motovun)

About San Canzian Hotel & Village

San Canzian Village & Hotel, with its authentic Istrian heritage and rural architecture, is where the traditional meets the modern, a unique experience in the heart of the Istrian countryside. San Canzian offers a highly-personalized service; guests can savour locally inspired food and drinks and enjoy them within San Canzian’s distinctive architecture and exceptional setting.

Known from the ancient times as Kastion/Castrum/Castiloni the fort and its surroundings were always a secret safe place for the locals. Fertile valleys and fresh water, olives and wine, all pre-requisites for a good life. A small Romanesque chapel was named after St. Cantianus but the fortress is long gone, for centuries now, and the only things remaining are the chapel foundations. Nature, though, has stayed the same and it is still a secret place and a starting point for all travellers who come to explore and enjoy Istria.
The San Canzian estate was entirely transformed and renovated with care and finesse of every detail with Istria as everlasting inspiration. The interior design is deeply rooted and inspired by indigenous ways of building, but with modern solutions, and immaculately blended in a mediaeval exterior setting. As it’s built on the ruins of the ancient village of San Canzian, you can still breathe in the spirit of the past looking at the old church, just 500 metres from the hotel. Of course, when in Istria… you are about to treat your taste buds with premium culinary pleasures. Istria is a wonderland of fine, award-winning olive oils and wines, and at San Canzian you will have the perfect opportunity to enjoy the delicious creations at the Luciano Restaurant.

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  • Pool
  • Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Spa


  • Deluxe
  • 10-20 rooms

Ideal for

  • couples
  • fly drives


All rooms are non-smoking and have ensuite bathroom with shower, air conditioning, wifi, complimentary 24 hour room service, evening turndown service.
  • Superior room - 24sqm to 32sqm - King size bed
  • Deluxe room - 30sqm to 33sqm – King size bed, terrace or balcony.
  • Executive Room - 35sqm to 42sqm - King size bed and an extra bed for a child, with terrace.
  • Romantic Suite - 31sqm - King size bed. Seperate living area and terrace.
  • Family Suite - 45sqm - two bedrooms (King size bed and twin beds), terrace.
  • Maisonette Suite - 65sqm over two floors. Two bedrooms (King size), two bathrooms, living area and terrace
  • Villas  - 58sqm over two floors. Private outdoor pool; private terrace and garden; separate living and sleeping area; kitchenette; king size bed.


The heated pool offers breathtaking panoramic views overlooking the olive gardens and vineyards of San Canzian. There is a pool bar in the summer months.

Sauna - regenerate and relax immersed in nature, while enjoying the sauna and relaxation zone.

Luciano Restaurant was named after one of the most important suppliers of authentic Istrian products. An exquisite breakfast is created from local and predominately organic ingredients made inhouse, followed by a la carte lunch offering modern presentation of traditional Istrian dishes like Istrian stew “maneštra”, homemade traditional pasta “pljukanci” and seasonal truffles. In the evening the creative team will demonstrate their excellent culinary skills.
The choice of a la carte dishes or tasting menus, inspired by traditional Istria but served in a modern way will please even the most experienced fine dining connoisseur. The sommelier will gladly advise you on pairing your chosen menu with premium wines from the extensive wine cellar.

Luciano Bar serves homemade syrups, liquors and bitters alongside international cocktails.


  • Olive oil tasting - Istria has been named the best olive oil region in the world by Flos Olei, a famous Italian olive oil guide. Sign up for one of our daily scheduled olive oil tastings and enjoy a selection of homemade olive oils of San Canzian.
  • Wine Tasting - Istrian wine production goes back to the ancient times when Istrian manufacturers made wine for Roman emperors and the nobility. Discover and explore the secrets of stunning Istrian vineyards and award-winning wineries.
  • Truffle Hunting - This tour is perfectly tailored for everyone who’s in love with truffles and fine cuisine. Let us take you on an adventure through beautiful forests, the hiding place of truffles.
  • Sports - San Canzian’s countryside setting is perfect for all sports. Go hiking, hop on a bike and go for an exciting guided bike tour, improve your golf skills with a couple of lessons, take a private yoga class or take a relaxing stroll.