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Hotel Villa Stefania
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Via al ponte dei Corrieri 1 | San Candido/Innichen, 39038 San Candido, Italy   |  
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Ranked #12 of 19 Hotels in San Candido
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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
“Charming hotel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

We stayed at Villa Stefania during the week of Carnival 2013. The hotel is in a quiet and pleasant location -- a five-minute walk from the pedestrian area of San Candido. San Candido does not feel like a ski resort -- which to us is a plus. The village is quaint, with lots of restaurants and shops. We were looking for a resort with lots of cross-country skiiing opportunities, and San Candido is perfect for this.

Hotel Villa Stefania is comfortable and charming. We were particularly taken with the old wing, with a comfortable area for afternoon tea. The service was excellent. All the staff was friendly and efficient. The owner of the hotel organizes hikes in the area (free of charge) and we took advantage of this opportunity to discover the beautiful Lago di Braies with her (and her dog).

We stayed in a family suite with two separate rooms. The suite was large and comfortable.

The restaurant's cuisine was very good, with three choices for each course. One of us has food intolerances, but there was always enough choice to accommodate her.

The spa area is large and pleasant to relax in.

A wonderful stay!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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villastefania, Proprietario at Hotel Villa Stefania, responded to this review, March 25, 2013
Dear Mr. D.,

Thank you so much for your review.
We are pleased that you enjoyed your holidays with us and are looking forward to welcoming you soon again!

Kind regards from the Dolomites
Yours Ortner Family
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
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  • Service
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Exmouth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

Yet again a superb winter break at the Hotel Villa Stefania. Beautiful views, very comfortable rooms, great food and very friendly/helpful staff. The spa complex is most welcome at the end of a day's walking or skiing. The guided walks taken by Mary Ortner (the owner) are an added bonus and show you areas not normally seen by holidaymakers. We will be back!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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villastefania, Proprietario at Hotel Villa Stefania, responded to this review, February 18, 2013
Dear Mrs. and Mrs. R.,

many thanks for your excellent review! We are so happy that you had another great holiday at the Hotel Villa Stefania and we look forward to welcoming you soon!

Your Ortner family
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Hanford, California
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

This was our second stay at the Hotel Villa Stefania, and it was just as wonderful as the first. The hotel itself is beautiful, with wonderful views of the mountains if your room looks out the back of the hotel. There is a spa facility, that is an added bonus. But the the best part is the breakfast and dinner that comes with your stay. The dinner is a multi-course event that is truely superb. We traveled with 2 other couples, and what a great conclusion to the end of a long day of shopping and sightseeing! For americans like us, the hotel and the dinning was a very upscale experience. The staff was friendly and helpful, and I would stay there again in a heartbeat.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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villastefania, Proprietario at Hotel Villa Stefania, responded to this review, February 2, 2013
Dear guest,

thank you so much for your review. We are very happy that you enjoyed your holiday at the Hotel Villa Stefania. It’s a pleasure to welcome guests who travel such a long way for visiting us :-) .

We hope to welcome you soon again! Kind regards from the Dolomites,
Your Ortner Family
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Rome, Italy
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2012

Excellent hotel with delcious food and a great staff. The wellness center was fabulous!

Room Tip: If you are a family of fous, ask for the family suite. Room 214 is really spacious!
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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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villastefania, Inhaber at Hotel Villa Stefania, responded to this review, March 31, 2012
Dear Mr. D.

thank you very very much for your review . We are very happy that you enjoyed your holiday.
It was a great pleasure to have you as our guests and we would be happy to welcome you again at our hotel!

THANK YOU
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Exmouth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2012

Over the past 10 years we have stayed here in both summer and winter and have never been disappointed. There is a relaxed friendly atmosphere in the hotel which is very comfortable. The staff are extremely helpful and the food is excellent. The Spa complex is a welcome bonus at the end of a day's skiing or walking.

Room Tip: South facing rooms all have a view of the mountains and a balcony.
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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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villastefania, Inhaber at Hotel Villa Stefania, responded to this review, April 1, 2012
Dear guests,
thank you so much for your review. It's a honour for us that you choose Hotel Villa Stefania everys year for your holidays. We hope to see you soon again!
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Leuven, Belgium
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Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2009

The Hotel is located on the outskirts of the town, but you're still at a 7-minute walk from the ski facilities on the Haunold mountain, as San Candido isn't that big. The staff can help you in getting the most of your ski time. For langlauf lovers, there is a bus directly in front of the hotel that takes you in less than 10 minutes straight to Dobbiaco, the langlauf paradise for the Sudtirol region.

We had a room in the new and the original part of the building. Both were climatized. There was a mini-bar available to fill up yourself, a safe, sattelite television (Sky), and a small balcony to enjoy the sun all day long.

Dinner is exceptional, with a daily changing proposed menu, and a weekly alternative. You can combine from both, and when stating your preference in the morning, the cook is willing to accept special requests. The quality of the food was excellent, and the quantities are tyrolean : more than enough while not exaggerated.

The staff is what makes the dinner experience what it is: when staying for a few days, they know your preferences and act accordingly. I had to ask my cappucino once the first breakfast. After that, it was waiting for me every morning by the time I returned from the extensive breakfast buffet.

Part of the hotel is a 'teestube' (tea house) dating from 1911. Every afternoon between 4 and 6, a daily changing selection of teas is freely proposed to the guests. A smaller selection is available in the spa section.

The spa section combines a swimming pool with water jets and integrated jaccuzi, a small fitness center, and a wellness corner with sauna, hammam, infrared cabin and rain showers. They are littered with benches and seats to allow calm relaxation between two sips of your tea.

Children are welcome guests here, as there is a specific children playroom. Every day Alex the animator is available between ski and supper, and after supper until 10 o'clock.

Everybody had a marvellous time, and we are already planning our next trip to Villa Stefania next year.

  • Stayed February 2009, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rome, Italy
1 review
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2006

I spent a week at Villa Stefania Hotel and while facilities, location and restaurant are very good, i found the rooms very very noisy. I stayed in the old part of the construction, and walls and doors were very thin, no soundproofing at all, the passage floor was made of wood, and so very noisy when children (a lot of children!) ran and when chambermaids moved trolleys and hoover. The first 3 days i stayed in a quite large room, but very noisy because i was surrounded by crying children and - above all - by the nearby rooms bathrooms (i had a water drain just behind my bed!). So I asked to change the room, and i stayed for the remaining 4 days in a smaller room, far from the children, but still very noisy because the chambermaids started to make the nearby rooms very early in the morning, talking rowdily, dragging trolleys and using hoovers without any care, and despite i had gently asked to try to make no noise at least untill 9:30 am.
In short, i stayed 7 days, and i was never able to wake up spontaneously or with my alarm clock, but i was always woken up by the surrounding noise. I'm quite disappointed about that, also because this hotel is (?) a 'SilenceHotel' and a 'Charme & Relax' hotel.. but actually: NO silcence, and NO relax (just a small dose of charme)!

  • Stayed March 2006
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Via al ponte dei Corrieri 1 | San Candido/Innichen, 39038 San Candido, Italy
Location: Italy > Trentino-Alto Adige > South Tyrol Province > San Candido
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Luxury Hotel in San Candido
#9 Romantic Hotel in San Candido
#10 Spa Hotel in San Candido
#14 Family Hotel in San Candido
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Villa Stefania 4*
Number of rooms: 31
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in one of the greenest and quietest corners of San Candido, the charming Hotel Villa Stefania welcomes guests into an atmosphere of understated elegance set amid sweeping gardens. San Candido (1,170 m) is located in a very favourable position amidst the family-friendly Sesto Dolomites Nature Park. The old town is surrounded by imposing Alpine peaks, dark moor lakes, and bizarre Dolomite Mountains. ... more   less 
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