Casa de Hilario
Calle General Garcia Escamez, 19, Yaiza, Lanzarote, Spain, 35570
- Recommended for:
- Couples, Honeymooners, Mature travellers, Seasoned travellers, Escaping the crowds, Great views / scenery, Relaxation, Romance
Expert review of Casa de Hilario
This 18th-century whitewashed finca has been lovingly restored by its owners. Named after its previous owner, Hilario, it retains a charmingly authentic atmosphere. I felt utterly relaxed here, although it has to be said that it is not suitable for those seeking pampering, or any kind of luxury. Visiting off season, in particular, you can feel as if you really are in the middle of nowhere.
Inland, on the northern edge of the pretty village of Yaiza, in the south of the island.
The seven rooms (two suites), are comfortable with brightly coloured walls, (blue, green, orange or yellow). Hand-made furniture and Chinese art on the walls may be traditional but there are some welcome modern touches. I loved the flat-screen TV, large, walk-in shower and polished wooden floors in my room.
Tropical palms and cacti are dotted between the buildings and there is even a palm grove and orchard for real contemplation. I languished on the lovely breakfast terrace in the morning sun and then reclined on the evening one for a sunset sundowner. There is also a spacious patio, a courtyard with original stone walls dating from 1730, and an upstairs lounge with panoramic views of the village of Yaiza and beyond to the ocean and the Fire Mountains.
The buffet breakfast is a good spread of fresh breads and juices and a selection of meats and cereals. There is no bar or restaurant, so you will need to jump in the car (or on your bike) for a drink or dinner.
The swimming pool is admittedly small, but it is heated in winter.
Don’t expect hotel service - this is a bed and breakfast. The staff are friendly, but are only available at breakfast time.
Couples, and some families - children are welcome and there are cots, etc available.
Rooms are reasonably priced, but look out for off season and Internet deals.
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- Calle General Garcia Escamez, 19, Yaiza, Lanzarote, Spain, 35570