Casa de Hilario

Yaiza, Lanzarote, Spain
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Casa de Hilario

Yaiza, Lanzarote, Spain

A cluster of 10 colourful rooms and suites on the edge of one of Lanzarote’s prettiest whitewashed villages

A cluster of 10 colourful rooms and suites on the edge of one of Lanzarote’s prettiest whitewashed villages

Converted from an 18th-century cottage, this pretty white property looks like a normal family abode, albeit an affluent one, with a pretty bougainvillea-draped terrace gazing out towards the sea. But behind the facade lie 10 fun and flamboyant rooms and suites, combining bold colours and contemporary fittings with touches of Canarian rustic. It's compact yet stylish accommodation for those seeking peace, solace and a central base for island exploration. And it's all extremely good value.

This boutique guesthouse is close enough to walk into Yaiza village, but far enough out to be classified as a rural residence. Trekking and mountain biking trails are literally on the doorstep. Pretty hilltop villages, volcanic vineyards and gorgeous beaches are just a short drive away.


  • The small swimming pool, heated from November
  • A spectacular location with village, ocean and mountain views, and handy for Papagayo beaches, Timanfaya and La Geria vineyards
  • Yaiza: a pretty village of sugar-cube houses and palm-fringed plazas
  • There’s a splendid bodega restaurant right next door, and although it’s a short drive away, sister property La Casona de Yaiza has one of the best restaurants on the island
  • Rooms are good value - this is an ideal place to stay if you're hoping to keep costs down but don't want to compromise on style


  • This is a guesthouse not a hotel, so service is intermittent and it's essential you let José know your planned arrival time in advance
  • No restaurant or bar, though breakfast is served and tea - and coffee-making facilities are available
  • Although there's free WiFi, thick stone walls make connecting with hyperspace a hit-and-miss experience in some rooms
  • The bold interior colours may not be to everyone's taste
  • Recent feedback suggests rooms can be cold and the village very quiet out of season

Best time to go

All year round - temperatures are always balmy, and Lanzarote is a great place to escape the northern European winter. Be aware that it gets pretty hot for hiking and cycling in July and August.

Our top tips

There might not be a bar or restaurant on-site but just over the road you’ll find La Bodega de Santiago, a top-notch little eatery with a lovely alfresco terrace serving tasty dishes and decent wines.

Great for...

Cheap & Chic
Great Outdoors
  • Boutique Guesthouse
  • 10 rooms
  • Breakfast only (restaurants nearby)
  • All ages welcome
  • Open all year
  • Heated Pool
  • Spa Treatments
  • Beach Nearby
  • Pet Friendly
  • Disabled Access
  • Car recommended
  • Parking
  • Restaurants Nearby
  • WiFi
  • Air Conditioning
  • Guest Lounge
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Gym
  • Bicycles Available


José is a stickler for perfection, which shows in the attention to detail and quality of finishing in the rooms. There’s rarely a speck of dust to be seen, and the towels, pillows and bedside glasses are positioned with near-obsessional accuracy.

The 6 Double Rooms, 3 slightly larger Junior Suites and large Suite are dotted around the main house and a small courtyard. All feature ensuite shower rooms, double or twin beds, and a mix of contemporary and ornate fixtures and fittings - perhaps Oriental-style paintings, a gilt-framed leather headboard or a wall-full of modern shelves. But the thing which really makes them stand out is their bold colours.

Our room, Junior Suite #5, was situated in the corner of a patio occupied by endemic plants and trees. The bedroom walls were coated in a regal claret and lime green; not an unpleasant blend, but a bit of an eye jolt on an island of ubiquitous whitewash. The terracotta-tiled bathroom was decorated in a salmon-pink wash and had a walk-in shower with a glass-brick partition and a modern sink with a face mirror, hairdryer, bathrobes and toiletries. Off the bathroom was a spacious dressing area with a generous fitted closet and a head-to-toe mirror. There was also a mini-safe tucked inside one of the wardrobes - all very functional.

For more elbow room, number 4 (a Junior Suite) next door has a wider bed. For the best views, Double #7 wins hands down. This is the only detached room and has the benefit of a picture window facing west towards the ocean with spectacular sunset views. Junior Suite #3 can be converted into a triple on request, and numbers 8 and 9 (a Double and Junior Suite) can be connected via a garden gate. The flamboyant Suite (#10) has a huge terrace, with views of the ocean and Yaiza.

Features include:

  • Bathrobes
  • Hairdryer
  • In-room treatments available
  • Safe box
  • WiFi


Each morning a continental breakfast is laid out along with the usual assortment of morning beverages. Fruit such as figs from the house’s orchard is served when in season. Breakfast can be eaten in the pretty, stone-walled dining room or on a suntrap terrace in front of the guesthouse.

For lunch and dinner, La Bodega de Santiago is a superb Canarian restaurant just a few paces from Casa de Hilario, with a lovely tree-shaded seating area outside. Several other dining options are a healthy stroll away in the village.

Highly recommended is the owner’s restaurant, the à la carte Casona de Yaiza. It was once voted 'best on the island' by a prominent French magazine and there's no reason to doubt the acclaim. Although it's small, the quality and presentation of the Mediterranean offerings in this wood-beamed eatery can't be faulted. If you book through i-escape, you get a free bottle of house wine when you dine there.

Features include:

  • Breakfast
  • Restaurants nearby


  • Follow the camel route from Uga to Timanfaya National Park on a bike or on foot
  • Make a splash on a surfboard, jet ski, windsurfer or sailboat at the swanky El Rubicón marina in Playa Blanca
  • Saddle up on a horse or camel at Lanzarote A Caballo, just a few minutes’ drive away
  • Head out to sea for the big game fishing season from May to December; excursions can be arranged on request
  • Sample local wines at one of the island's many bodegas. La Geria, Lanzarote's main wine-growing region, is nearby
  • Flop onto the gorgeous white sandy beach at Papagayo, hidden away in Los Ajaches nature reserve
  • Swing a club on one of Lanzarote’s 2 golf courses - Costa Teguise and Tias
  • Back at the guesthouse, practice yoga (available on request) on the sunny terrace or in the living room

Activities on site or nearby include:

  • Boat trips
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Horse riding
  • Mountain biking
  • Private guided tours
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Windsurfing
  • Wine tasting
  • Yoga


Children are welcome and will enjoy splashing around in the pool. Cots are available free of charge on request; there's a supplement for children aged 3-12 years in an extra bed.

Best for:

Children (4-12 years)

Family friendly accommodation:

Room 3 (a Junior Suite) can be converted into a triple on request, and rooms 8 and 9 (a Double and Junior Suite) can be connected via a garden gate - ideal for families with older children who want their own space.

Cots Available, Extra Beds Available

Baby equipment:

Baby cots are available on request.

Remember  baby and child equipment may be limited or need pre-booking

Kid Friendly:


Casa de Hilario is west of Arrecife Airport, heading inland along the LZ2. It’s located on the northern edge of Yaiza village, in southern Lanzarote.

By Air:
Lanzarote's Arrecife Airport (22km away) is served by budget, charter and scheduled airlines from around Europe - click on the links below for a list.

From the Airport
Casa de Hilario can arrange a transfer, or you can take a taxi (around 20 minutes). Most guests hire a car, however.

By Car:
A car is advisable - see our car rental recommendations - although a reliable and efficient bus network links most of the major towns and villages.

By Bus:
A bus stop is situated less than a minute’s walk from the hotel - the route goes from Playa Blanca to Arrecife.

Detailed directions will be sent to you when you book through

More on getting to Lanzarote and getting around


  • Lanzarote Arrecife 22.0 km ACE


  • Beach 15.0 km
  • Shops 0.5 km
  • Restaurant 0.1 km

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