Finca Malvasia is a 'boutique' guesthouse and vineyard providing luxury self-catering apartments with the option of a gourmet bed and breakfast service. The unique and stunning location amongst the dormant volcanoes of Lanzarote creates a fabulous location for a memorable holiday.
Finca Malvasia is located on a 20,000 sq metre working vineyard in Masdache, at the heart of the La Geria wine region surrounded by the stunning backdrop of the Timanfaya fire mountains. Hosts Tarnya and Richard have spent many years in Lanzarote and are always on hand to make their guests feel welcome.
A stay at Finca Malvasia is as peaceful as it is stylish. There are four individually designed apartments set around the Cesar Manrique style pool all within a landscaped garden. (Cesar Manrique is the world-renowned Lanzarote architect who created the style that runs through all the best design on the island.) The garden is abundant in palms, bananas, avocado, bougainvillea and fig trees. Beyond there’s the extensive vineyard and beyond that again, the volcanoes.
The four apartments are spacious and bursting with stylish design, offering a choice on one-bedroom or two-bedroom accommodation. There is a well-equipped kitchen, a lounge with feature volcanic rock walling, stunning bathrooms (some with indoor gardens), comfortable beds with luxurious bed linens, satellite TV, CD and DVD player. For home-from-home comforts there’s a well-stocked honesty bar and a welcome pack of fresh tea, coffee, milk, water and local produce ensures that guests will not go hungry or thirsty on arrival.
For selected dates, the main house of the finca is also available, providing 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and a private swimming pool and terrace.
For most people, the hub of Finca Malvasia is the pool, surrounded by terraces, trees and a barbecue. It’s an ideal place to relax and take in the breathtaking scenery of the surrounding countryside. There’s also the novel yoga and treatment room built of local volcanic stone providing on-site spa facilities for guests to truly relax and rejuvenate themselves.
In 2010 Finca Malvasia was privileged to be considered one of the TimesOnline Hot 100 Best Hotels in Europe.
Does it get any better than this? The ultimate spot for an informal, relaxed holiday in idyllic surroundings.
A Word from the Owner
We've spent the past 10 years or so discovering the "real" Lanzarote, it has so many special qualities that you can't get enough of it. The Cesar Manrique influence at Finca Malvasia means that it's perfect for those looking for an informal yet stylish holiday on the stunning island of Lanzarote. We adore living at Finca Malvasia, in the real Lanzarote and would love you to join us for a relaxing and memorable holiday.
Stylish self–catering apartment consisting of kitchen, 1 double bedroom and shower room. A private garden and dining area to the side of the apartment provides uninterrupted views across the vineyard and volcanoes. Normal occupancy 2. 1 extra bed or cot can be added.
Stylish self–catering apartment consisting of a volcanic walled lounge, kitchen, 1 double bedroom and 1 twin bedroom. Stunning volcanic stone bathroom with indoor garden and large shower. Large glass picture windows in the lounge and bedroom open out to expansive views across the vineyard and the countryside beyond. The private outdoor terrace looks over the César Manrique style pool.
Stylish self–catering apartment consisting of volcanic lounge, kitchen, 1 double bedroom and 1 twin bedroom, large bathroom with dramatic indoor Cesar Manrique style garden. The bathtub provides views across the vineyard. The private outdoor terrace looks over the pool and the dramatic Timanfaya mountains in the distance, a perfect spot to watch the sunset.
Stylish self–catering apartment consisting of volvanic lounges, kitchen, 2 double bedrooms both with volcanic stone en-suite bathrooms with showers. There are stunning views across the vineyard from the bedrooms and the private outdoor terrace looks out over the César Manrique style pool.
Totally separate house with a private garden and swimming pool to provide perfect privacy.
It is whitewashed throughout to contrast with the volcanic stone feature walls and polished concrete floors that run throughout. The house sleeps up to 4 with 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms - one with indoor garden, a large outdoor private terrace, private swimming pool, fully equipped kitchen with oven and gas hob, dishwasher, washing machine, wi-fi and much more. Uninterrupted views across the vineyards.
There is no restaurant at Finca Malvasia, however there are several within a short drive. Plenty of excellent restaurant recommendations are available and the Gastro Experience ensures that guests enjoy the best that Lanzarote has to offer.
A gourmet breakfast can be provided. Breakfast is served on the apartment's private terrace and includes locally made artisan croissants and bread, cereals, homemade preserves, fruit salad and a fruit smoothie together with tea and coffee. Canarian platters for your arrival, picnic lunches, gastro barbeques (for larger groups) and Moroccan tagines (Monday evenings) are available for an additional charge, booked in advance.
The whole area is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts.
Beaches. The nearest beach is just a ten minute drive away.
Surfing and body-boarding
Kite-surfing, wind-surfing, sailing
Walking. Start your walk from your own private terrace.
Mountain-biking. Just look at the mountains! Bikes can be hired.
Places to Visit:
Timanfaya National Park
The Green Lake at El Golfo takes the form of a crescent, resting against the side of a former volcanic crater. It's distinctive colour comes from the unique shellfish called Clicos that live there in abundance.
The whole island of Lanzarote has been designated a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO, international recognition of the importance of both the natural and man-made features that make the island unique.
Reviews from Little Hotels Travellers:
|On our arrival we had Canarian platters and for the first morning we also ordered a gourmet breakfast, which was all very good.|
It is a lovely nice place and the Apartment was really beautiful. A great bedroom with a comfortable bed and really luxurious bed linens and all the rest is like on the pictures. The Swimming Pool is not as big as in the pictures, but really nice. Tarnya and Richard were also really friendly.
The only problem was the weather, it was cold (some 5 degrees less than in Playa Blanca) and we got 2 electric heaters at our disposal.
Little Hotels comment: Unfortunately there have been a couple of short periods of unpleasant weather during this winter, and it sadly coincided with JM's stay.
|Just a quick note to let you know we had a fabulous holiday at Finca Malvasia.|
Richard and Tania are excellent hosts and we found the island a fascinating and delightful place.
I will certainly recommend your website.
Here's What Some People Have Written On Other Review Sites or in the Guestbook:
|Slowly but surely, with the help of the odd Almodovar film and some celebrity sightings, Lanzarote is shaking off the all-day-breakfast image of the other Canaries. Photogenic Finca Malvasia leads the trend: four lava-stone apartments around a cool-kitschy pool and cactus-strewn gardens, each in bright colours, with fully equipped kitchens. TimesOnline Hot 100|
|A gorgeous place, surrounded by natural beauty. Thank you for all the little things you did for us during our stay. Thanks especially for sharing all your knowledge of the island. You really helped us to stay away from the tourist traps and we really managed to see the ‘real’ Lanzarote – we loved it and we’ll definitely visit again. N.W.|
|Having visited Lanzarote many times over the last ten years, Finca Malvasia has been the the most beautiful and special place my family and I have ever stayed in Lanzarote. Nestled in a valley, surrounded by breathtaking views of volcanoes and vineyards, the generous sized rooms and central location within the island to the beaches and other tourist spots made it a perfect base for us. The owners' personal restaurant recommendations ensured that we also discovered new and delicious aspects to the local cuisine. We can't wait to go back. E.S.|
|We can’t wait to return! Thank you for making us so very welcome. Your attention to detail was fabulous. M.D.|
|Finca Malvasia is like a tribute to Cesar Manrique! We loved the pool and the barbeque was even bigger than the one at the Fundacion, it was a really special holiday. Thanks for all the ‘gastronomic’ restaurant recommendations too! J.W.|
|Richard and Tania are excellent hosts and we found the island a fascinating and delightful place. L.A.|
Guest Rating: 9.5 / 10
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|Rates in pounds or dollars are a guide. Payments to the hotel are made in euros.|
|More Information and Options|
Breakfast Hamper (first morning) €25 for 2 persons. All additional persons €10 per person.
|Services included||Welcome Pack
Tea bags, coffee capsules, 1.5 litre bottle of water, 1 litre milk, complimentary bottle of local dry white wine.
Finca Malvasia Guide
A personal written guide full of island tips and detailed restaurant, beach, cultural recommendations for guests to explore and enjoy across the island.
|Optional Extras||Taxi from airport: 15-20 euros. Breakfast hampers and Canarian platters (by prior arrangement) from 10 euros per person. Daily housekeeping (by arrangement) from 30 euros/day. Bike hire 15-20 euros. Bike tours from 35 euros.|
|Children||Children under 8 are included in the price quoted above and the price includes cot, highchair and a small selection of books/toys.|
|Check-in / Check-out||Check in is at 2pm on the day of arrival and check out is at 10:30am on the day of departure.|
|Minimum Stay||Standard stay minimum of 7 nights. Surcharge of 50 euros for less than 7 nights when shorter breaks are available.|
A 20% deposit is required to guarantee a reservation. The balance is due 6 weeks before arrival. At the moment the hotel does not have credit card facilities. Payment can be made by bank transfer.
The deposit is non-refundable. If a cancellation occurs less than one month prior to arrival then the full amount is due.
No hidden extras, booking fees or credit card charges. This is the price you pay, direct to the hotel.
Don't forget the LITTLE HOTELS PRICE GUARANTEE: Our rates are as good or better than anywhere else on the internet. Prices are provided directly by the hotel, so if you do find a lower price advertised elsewhere we will do our best to ensure the hotel honours that.
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In the hotel
- Solar‑heated swimming pool
- Garden and fruit trees
- Barbecue and dining table
- Yoga room
- Spa treatments
- DVD library
- Free wi‑fi internet
- Car park
In your room
- Satellite TV and DVD player
- Well‑equipped kitchen
- Welcome pack
- Honesty bar
- Private terrace with dining area
- En‑suite bathroom
- Pool towels
- Waffle bathrobes
- Weekly maid service and linen change