Luxury hotel holiday Mas Lazuli Catalonia

Set amidst the vineyards of the Emporda region, the four star Mas Lazuli is a haven of rural Spanish relaxation, ideal for wine-tasting holidays, gastronomic breaks, and short breaks in the sun. Enjoy the Spa facilities of this exclusive boutique hotel whose building dates from the 11th century or venture out into the green landscape to sample some Spanish wine or uncover the picturesque coastal villages. This luxury hotel is perfect for long relaxing breaks, or as part of a multi-stop tour of Spain or Catalonia.
Included in your Expressions holiday
  • Accommodation in a double or twin room on bed and breakfast
  • Scheduled flights with British Airways London to Barcelona
  • Hire of a group A car for the duration of the holiday
  • Concierge service and Expressions Holidays regional helpful hints
  • Optional room, car and flight upgrades. Details on request

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Mas Lazuli, near Roses

Mas Lazuli is an exclusive 4-star deluxe hotel offering modern luxury and a historic setting in a stunning rural location. Gourmet cuisine, excellent spa facilities and beautiful grounds, with olive groves and vineyards afford a truly relaxing and restorative retreat.

Facts in brief

Official star rating 4 deluxe

Location The hotel is located among vineyards and farmland at Pau, 12 miles northeast of Figueres

Annual opening 5 April to 2 January

Closest airport Girona and Barcelona

Distance from airport The hotel is 50-minutes' drive from Girona Airport

Hotel facilities and services

Saltwater Swimming Pool, Spa, Jacuzzi, Restaurant, Cookery Lessons, Terrace, Wellness Centre, Hammam, Bicycle Rental, Boutique selling local jewellery and souvenirs as well as wine and olive oil from the estate, Discounted tickets for Peralada's Music Festival, Free entrance to Casino, Olive Groves, and Vineyards.

Complimentary

WiFi, Parking, Bicycle Rental, entrance to Casino, and Lazuli suites come with bottle of Lazuli wine.

Out and about nearby

Stay close to the hotel to sample some of the region's finest produce in the olive groves or in the wine estate in Pau. The nearby towns of Cadaques and Roses offer wonderful golden sandy beaches, boat trips, and other watersports, as well as a typically Spanish seaside feel. To explore Spain's natural landscape, we would recommend walking or cycling through the L'Albera Natural Park, or through the Natural Park of El Cap de Creus to the Monastery at its centre. The traditionally Catalan city of Figueres is home to the famous, and quirky, Dali Museum, as well as grand fortresses.

Sports nearby

Walking, Cycling, Canoeing, Boat Trips, Surfing, Kayaking, and Climbing.

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Double room for 7 nights

From about

£1,390 low season

£1,660 high season

Holiday Code EXH1830

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Mas Lazuli, near Roses

The Mas Lazuli is an exclusive four star hotel in Catalonia with Spa and Wellness facilities, just a short distance from picturesque towns such as Figueres, Girona, and Cadaques. A converted 11th Century friary and country house surrounded by palm trees, the Mas Lazuli proudly looks out across the vineyards and olive groves of the Emporda region of Spain. Situated amidst the landscape that inspired the Mannerist painters, the saltwater infinity pool acts as a focal point in the hotel grounds. Inside, the Reception, Spa, and Wellness Centre make a feature of the dramatic low arched friary ceiling and the rustic stone walls. The 17 rooms and suites are light, airy, and refined, with an all-encompassing air of exclusivity. A neutral palette pervades, highlighting the soft tones of the original stone, and drawing attention to the splashes of colour in the signature pieces of modern art that adorn the walls. The restaurant's chef, Jordi Dalmau, trained with Michelin-star chefs, and focuses his culinary imagination on adding innovative twists to Catalan dishes, without losing the heartiness that makes the regional cuisine so special. Dine inside the Mas Lazuli's restaurant and watch the expert chefs at work in the open kitchen, or dine outside on the restaurant terrace, canopied by authentic wood and atmospheric lanterns that serve to frame the fantastic views. The Spa and Wellness Centre offer a number of unique health and beauty treatments, though guests can also enjoy the relaxing simplicity of massages and the Hammam. The olive groves and vineyards can be enjoyed up-close, not just from the comfort of your balcony, but on walks around the nearby countryside. By renting a bicycle from the hotel, or making the most of the hotel trips to Cadaques and the invigorating boat trips, guests can explore much more of the natural landscape around the beautiful Mas Lazuli. Use your hire car to travel a little further afield, perhaps continuing the modern art theme of the hotel by visiting the Dali museum in Figueres, or by driving south to Girona. Whatever activities you chose to enjoy on your stay at the Mas Lazuli, this luxury hotel provides a wonderfully relaxing base for your experience of the Spanish lifestyle.

Room descriptions

Mas Lazuli has 17 rooms and suites with air-conditioning and heating, 32 inch plasma TV, telephone, safe, wooden floors, original paintings, minibar, hairdryer, bathrobe and slippers.

Double Room
Great Double
Superior Room
Double Room with Terrace or Balcony
Junior Suite with Balcony
Suite with Terrace or Balcony
Lazuli Suite with Balcony
Apartment with Terrace with kitchen, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and a living room with fireplace

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Double room for 7 nights

From about

£1,390 low season

£1,660 high season

Holiday Code EXH1830

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Mas Lazuli, near Roses

The journey and how you get there

For a holiday to the Mas Lazuli, Pau near Figueres, Expressions Holidays includes scheduled flights with British Airways from London to Barcelona. Flights may be available from other UK airports with Easyjet, Jet2 and TUI for example. If you are combining this hotel with stays elsewhere, you may want to consider flying into one airport and out of another. We can arrange this for you. The hotel is about 1 hour and 55 minutes’ drive from Barcelona airport and we recommend that we book for you either a private car transfer or a hire-car, depending on the itinerary.

Additional information

Minimum stays: A minimum stay of 2 nigths applies from 15 June to 15 September.

Children: Children under the age of 2 stays free of charge in a cot when sharing with parents.

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Double room for 7 nights

From about

£1,390 low season

£1,660 high season

Holiday Code EXH1830

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Mas Lazuli, near Roses

About Catalonia and Eastern Spain

An Expressions tailor-made holiday to eastern Spain feature some of the best four and five star hotels in Catalonia and Valencia, including luxury beach resorts on the Costa Brava, mountain retreats in the Catalan Pyrenees and city hotels in Barcelona and Valencia. Eastern Spain is a diverse area with buzzing cities and mediaeval towns, rugged coastline and sandy beaches, soaring mountains and lush river deltas. There is a great wealth of historical and cultural sights throughout Catalonia and the Valencian community, both within the main cities and hidden away in the countryside. Although Barcelona is the main draw for visitors to eastern Spain, the rest of the region is well worth visiting and offers tremendous diversity. During a holiday in eastern Spain, visitors can trek or partake in mountain sports, relax on the beach and visit historic towns and cities all within the space of a few days. Catalonia itself is a unique region which provided inspiration for a number of famous artists such as Dali and Picasso, and retains a strong regional identity which is evident in its language, distinctive cuisine and lively local festivals. In the north is Catalonia, whose capital is the dynamic and cosmopolitan city of Barcelona. With unique architecture and a rich culture, gourmet restaurants and lively bars, golden beaches and tranquil parks, it is not surprising that Barcelona is one of the most visited cities in Europe. Away from the city there is an abundance of cultural and historical attractions as well as areas of stunning natural beauty. The entire region retains a strong regional identity, with its own commonly used language, distinctive cuisine and lively local festivals. Towns and cities including Girona, Tarragona, Vic and Lleida are home to a variety of highlights including mediaeval castles, cobbled old towns, ancient Roman ruins and modernist architecture. Stretching north towards the French border are the pretty coves, jagged cliffs and golden beaches of the Costa Brava, where you can still find wild and untouched stretches of coastline in between busy coastal towns. Meanwhile, inland are the snow-capped Pyrenees, a towering mountain range which forms the border with France and is dotted with remove villages, an ideal setting for trekking and partaking in mountain sports. Past the vineyards and rice fields of southern Catalonia is the Valencian Community, whose capital is Spain's third-largest city. Valencia has reinvented itself in recent years with futuristic architecture and a sophisticated port area which contrast with the historic buildings of the atmospheric old town. Further south are the sprawling beach resorts of the Costa Blanca, but if you head away from the Valencian coastline you will find craggy mountains, peaceful nature reserves, colourful citrus groves, traditional villages and ancient fortresses.

Highlights of Catalonia and Eastern Spain

Barcelona's Gothic quarter, a maze of narrow streets and plazas which is home to historic buildings including La Seu Cathedral. Modernist architecture throughout the region, particularly in Barcelona where Gaudí­ designed works including the Sagrada Familia church and Park Guell. Green spaces within Barcelona such as Montjuic, a fortress-topped hill, and Parc de la Ciutatella, a popular park with a zoo and several museums. The City of Arts and Sciences and the Fine Arts Museum in Valencia. Historic monuments within Valencia including a 15th century silk exchange and a Cathedral, home to a Holy Chalice which is said to be the Holy Grail. The Monastery of Montserrat, a religious complex in a spectacular setting atop craggy mountains with chapels, hermits' caves and numerous nature trails. Wineries in towns such as Sant Sadurní d'Anoia and Vilafranca del Penedès. Tarragona, a port city with fascinating Roman remains. The ancient walled city of Girona. Vic, a quintessentially Catalan town with an outstanding market. Cardona, a picturesque town with an impressive fortress. The renowned Dalí Theatre-Museum in Figueres. Charming towns along the Costa Brava such as Cadaques, as well as those further inland such as the colourful town of Begur. Pretty villages in the Pyrenees, where visitors can also hike and partake in mountain activities. Wildlife in the wetlands of the Albufera Natural Park.

Festivals in Catalonia and Eastern Spain

March: Las Fallas festival of fire (Valencia), 23 April: Celebration of Catalonia's patron saint, April: Barcelona April Fair, May: Girona flower fair, 23 June: Midsummer's Eve Festival, July: Valencia July Fair, July/August: Begur Music Festival, August: La Tomatina tomato throwing festival (Buñol), 11 September: National day of Catalonia, September: Celebration of Barcelona's patron saint, September/October: Human tower festivals (near Tarragona).

Gastronomy in Catalonia and Eastern Spain

Cuisine in eastern Spain takes inspiration from both nearby France and from central Spain whilst making use of local ingredients available including seafood, fresh vegetables, meat and game. Paella, the rice dish which is known the world over originated in Valencia. Barcelona is home to some of Spain's best restaurants, with gastronomic chefs creating innovative cuisine and over 20 boasting at least one Michelin star. Typical dishes include unusual ‘sea and mountain' combinations which use both meat and seafood, ‘Pa amb tomàquet' (bread with tomato, oil and garlic), ‘Fideuá' (a variant of Paella with pasta), ‘Zarzuela' (a seafood stew), ‘Escudella’ (a stew containing vegetables, meat, rice and pasta) and ‘Crema Catalana' (a Catalan version of a Crème Brûlée).

Climate in Catalonia and Eastern Spain

Eastern Spain enjoys a typical Mediterranean climate, although mountainous areas are somewhat cooler. Late spring and early autumn are great times to visit coastal areas as the weather is warm with temperatures of around 20 degrees centigrade, although some rainfall can be expected. Summer in the cities can be unbearably hot, but the coastline is cooled by sea breezes. Winter is generally mild with occasional rain and average temperatures of 10 degrees, whilst temperatures regularly drop below freezing in the Pyrenees and snow often falls.

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