Finca Malvasia

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Address: Masdache, Lanzarote, 35572, Spain

Star rating:
4 star hotel

4.7

Lanzarote's most stylish, boutique accommodation is a special rural retreat.

The hotel is designed by a close associate of the great local architect, César Manrique. Its friendly English owners are passionate about the island – particularly its food and wine. They happily sat down with me to suggest their personal restaurant recommendations, and can arrange massages and surfing lessons. This is a real retreat that is truly off the beaten track.

Location
4.5
90%
Eating/drinking
4.4
90%
Leisure facilities
4.3
90%
Service
4.7
90%
Value for money
4.8
90%
Bedrooms
4.8
90%
Public areas
4.6
90%

Location

I loved this 'finca's' location. It's reach on a bumpy track, stands in the middle of vineyards, and its landscaped gardens, with palm and banana trees, splashes of brightly coloured bougainvillea and striking cacti, are set against a volcanic backdrop. Beaches are less than half an hour’s drive away. 

Bedrooms

Four airy and well-equipped white stone apartments, each with its own terrace overlooking the pool, feature king-size beds with Egyptian cotton and upmarket toiletries. The DVD players, with well-stocked DVD library are a welcome touch, as is the complimentary bottle of wine provided on arrival. Rooms are rustic and tastefully decorated and I felt so completely relaxed on my stay in my spotlessly clean, spacious apartment that I had to drag myself away to explore the island.

Public areas

There is a pretty, lagoon-shaped, solar-heated pool surrounded by tropical gardens, but no bar or restaurant. Oh, and there is also a yoga/meditation hut that adds to the peaceful vibe.

Eating and drinking

Gourmet breakfasts of fresh bread, pastries and fruit can be served on your terrace on request. Barbecues and Moroccan tagines can be arranged according to availability.

Leisure facilities

A pool with sun loungers, yoga hut, massage room and barbecue are all available to guests.

Service

This is not a hotel, so don’t expect traditional style service, but the young owners are very keen to offer advice to their guests.

Who stays there

Couples seeking solitude, families (children are welcome) and active types.

Price advice

Apartments here are very good value, especially if you share between four people. Also, look out for last minute deals.

Amenities

Recommended for

  • Couples
  • Families with teenagers
  • Foodies
  • Honeymooners
  • Mature travellers
  • Escaping the crowds
  • Great views / scenery
  • Relaxation
  • Romance
  • Trendiness

Pros & Cons

  • Personal touches
  • Funky 70s furniture
  • Stylish decor
  • A car is a necessity
  • No restaurant or bar
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