Yes, here at 1,354 meters above sea level it really seems like heaven kisses the earth. The SILENA is located on the sunny south side of the Alps, embedded in the lush green meadows of the Vals Valley at the foot of the Gurnatsch Peak. Only a few meters away from our designer hotel you can access the Jochtal cable car at the valley station and soon arrive in the ski and holiday area Gitschberg Jochtal. A stay at the SILENA unites all the benefits of wellness, recuperation, sport and nature.
Far-reaching views, green pastures, fresh air and sunshine – we only have good news for you! We did not actually count the days of sunshine, but we were told that here in Vals in the Gitschberg Jochtal area, we have around 300 sunny days a year.
So, off you go on a unique nature holiday experience! As a guest of our hotel, you get your “Almencard Plus” card – your mobility passport for the duration of your holiday! From May 1st to November 30th throughout the region and all its hiking areas you can free-of-charge use all the public transport, including 9 mountain cable cars (please note their times in operation).
In the spring, summer and fall, you can explore the rolling mountain landscapes where the Eisack valley meets the Puster valley, either by foot or by bike. Unbelievable - 500 mountain peaks can be surveyed from the summit of the Gitschberg! The allround views over the Dolomites and the neighboring Zillertal, Stubai and Ötztal Alps will take your breath away.
When you leave the SILENA Hotel to go hiking or biking you will enjoy the top infrastructure and a variety of planned mountain hikes, theme routes and Alpine trekking tours. There is no need to take provisions with you. Just take a break and enjoy South Tyrol plain cooking at one of the traditional mountain lodges around the Gitschberg.
In the winter, quite close to the Hotel SILENA, is the Ski Alpine Region Gitschberg Jochtal with 51 slope kilometers and 16 ascent stations for skiing, snowboarding or tobogganing. And if you would like a snowshoe trekk or cross-country skiing in the valley then you can start your route as well from the SILENA in Vals.
For a stroll around town or a visit to a museum or market, then you can reach in only approx. 25 minutes by car Bressanone, in half an hour Bruneck and in about 50 minutes, Bolzano. With the AlmencardPLUS (valid fromMay to November) you can leave your car here at the hotel and travel free of charge with public transport to visit over 90 museums.
Everything was lovely, the welcome, daily sweets at 3pm, yummy multi-course dinner every evening, huge breakfast buffet. The staff are super-friendly and genuinely so, the standard room I was in was spacious, convenient and had lots of nice details to it (tea kettle, knapsack for hiking, ...). My floor has a popcorn machine, the one above an honesty bar. Great also that you can attend free yoga classed and accompanied hikes.
Accommodation and personal were excellent. Great food. Wonderful and clean rooms. Our company enjoyed it very much. Highly recommended. Thank you SILENA the Souful hotel!!!
Fantastic place. Relax, tranquility, service and excellent food. Very friendly atmosphere. All stuff focused on customer satisfaction. Close to perfection...
In the Silena you will find spacious rooms, friendly staff, delicious food, the best breakfast ever, fully equipped spa, everything on the ski slopes just 2 minutes walks from the ski cabins. Moreover you are only 30 min drive from some stunning little towns like Bressanone, Brunico, Vipiteno or Bolzano.
We stayed at the Silena for our honeymoon and it was absolutely excellent!! There's absolutely nothing that we could fault, from the beautiful location, excellent facilities, gorgeous food to the wonderful family who run the hotel, led by Ida and Sepp. The staff at the hotel were so accomodating and no request was too much for them. The hotel facilities were excellent, and were perfect for a nice relaxing break.