“Stunningly restored 11th-century monastery amid olive groves and vineyards, with a hip yet relaxed vibe and exquisite food”
Bright and breezy with a subtle rustic charm, the 17 rooms and suites are furnished to the highest standard of style and comfort. Shades of white and off-white are offset by signature blue accents, unpolished wooden floors and white-painted wooden ceilings. Clever lighting creates a warm and cosy ambiance, while highlighting the striking collection of local art. Bathrooms are equally airy, with mosaic-tiled floors, sleek sinks, rain showers (plus freestanding double-ended tubs in all but Double and Great Rooms), and fabulous rice-milk and cherry toiletries by Rituals.
Many rooms have terraces or balconies with stunning views. Our favourite was the spacious Superior Room, which looks out over the olive groves to the mountains beyond; Junior Suites and Suites have sitting areas. If you really want to spoil yourself then plump for the swish Lazuli Suite, which comes with a Jacuzzi tub and a view of the Bay of Rosas. And if you’re staying with kids or another couple, there’s an apartment with 2 ensuite double bedrooms and a living area with a fireplace.
You're in for a treat at Mas Lazuli’s restaurant. It has an airy, contemporary vibe - light wooden furniture, bold art, low-hanging lights - and extends onto a panoramic terrace with cushioned benches and views across the olive groves. In the evening, the whole place takes on a magical ambiance, with glowing lanterns and the illuminated pool as a backdrop.
In our view the lunch and dinner menus are Michelin-star quality, with rich flavours and fresh, organic produce (much of it sourced from the hotel’s own vegetable garden). We devoured a chestnut-cream soup with duck liver and sugared pecan nuts, a prawn ravioli, parmentier and poached egg with truffle emulsion, and a millefeuille with quince of Banyuls. All were exquisite and paired with delicious wines from the hotel’s own vines. We also loved our hearty breakfast of local charcuterie and cheeses alongside the usual suspects.
Light tapas dishes and cocktails are available from the pool bar, and there are plenty of fantastic restaurants in the area if you fancy eating out - just ask staff for recommendations.
This is very much a grown-up hotel, though children of all ages are welcome. Baby cots can be provided free of charge in some rooms, and the Suites and Lazuli Suite have double sofabeds to sleep an additional 2 guests. There’s also an apartment with 2 ensuite double bedrooms. Note there are no twin rooms.
Babies (0-1 years), Teens (over 12)
Cots Available, Extra Beds Available
Available upon request.
The hotel pool is not fenced or supervised.