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Haria
Local beach in Arrieta
Roof terrace and views
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Puerta Verde, local restaurant
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Orzola
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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Haria, Lanzarote, Canary Islands

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Chris G
San Jose, Costa Rica
Level 5 Contributor
67 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“A simple, quiet place from which to explore the north part of the island”
Reviewed February 23, 2015 for a stay in February 2015

The studio was as described. It is small and adequately equipped. A quiet location on the outskirts of Haria but only 10 minutes walk into the centre for a choice of good restaurants. The trade winds were very strong whilst we were there and so we were unable to make use of the outdoor facilities as it was too cold. Therefore be prepared with fleece and warm clothing. There is excellent walking within he local area. We had a great week exploring the island and have plenty more to do for another time. The wild flowers at this time were an added bonus.

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Liked best: Location
Liked least: Noise of the wind blowing objects around outside.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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ManuLiz20...
Parma, Emilia-Romagna, Italy
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“Delightful stay in Haria”
Reviewed January 11, 2015 for a stay in December 2014
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Cosy little house with stunning view over the ocean. Tranquillity and peace rendered our stay very relaxing. The landlord was very helpful and friendly. Recommended.

Travelling group: Compagno/a
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reuben31
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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“Excellent property in real Lanzarote.”
Reviewed April 5, 2014 for a stay in March 2014
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We had 2 great weeks in Arca De Noe with some great walking from the door. The property is tucked away at the edge of the village of Haria but is only 5 or 6 minutes walk from the main square.

Whilst quite compact, the studio has everything you need for a comfortable stay. Seperate sleeping area that's curtained off with a very comfortable Double bed with ample storage space.

The kitchen/living room is well equipped & there are plenty of books & games available if staying in is your thing. There is also a TV but we never turned it on - some DVDs too.

The bathroom was fine with endless hot water & very good pressure in the shower.

The outside space was what we came for & we were not disappointed. A lovely roof terrace with views down the valley to Arrieta. NOTE - the hot tub is no longer available. We weren't interested in this feature anyway. Lesley has plans to reorganise this space which will only enhance it in our opinion. Downstairs are 2 tables & 1 is always in the sun - the corner table was sheltered from the wind & was quite a sun trap in the afternoons. There are plenty of cushions in the storage area. The garden is very nice with a lovely example of a Bird Of Paradise tree.

Lesley is friendly & unobtrusive with a wealth of local knowledge & we enjoyed her company over a glass of vino on a couple of occasions. She also allowed her 2 dogs Chica & Paz to take us on walks around the valleys most days which we all enjoyed!

Please note, Haria is a mountain village & once the day trippers have gone home in the afternoons it's pretty quite with not many eating options unless you drive.

As it's rural expect to hear dogs barking, donkeys braying, cockrels crowing, sheep baaing etc it didn't bother us at all & if it bothers you either book somewhere else or drink more of the excellent local wines before bed.

We loved everthing about the place & would certainly return & recommend it to those who like to stay ouside of the tourist ghettos.

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Liked best: The location of the property on the edge of the village & walks from the door
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Michael T
Crook, United Kingdom
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“A little slice of heaven in the real Lanzarote”
Reviewed March 27, 2014 for a stay in March 2014
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This is our second visit to this lovely little rural retreat in the real Lanzarote. We love the peace and tranquillity of this apartment with its lovely sheltered garden and expansive views from the roof terrace which is a great place to drink your morning coffee. There are also two other tables in the garden, one of which is always sunny and the other shady depending on the time of day. Lesley is very friendly and helpful and always makes you feel welcome. She has a wealth of local knowledge which she will gladly share with her guests from places to eat to places to visit and all things in between. We will certainly be coming back!

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Liked best: The peace and tranquility and rural location
Liked least: Not applicable
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Angela C
2 reviews
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“The real lanzarote with great insight from the host.”
Reviewed February 19, 2014 for a stay in January 2014
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We had been to Lanzarote once before but stayed in the tourist resort of playa del Carmen, this time we wanted to see the real Lanzarote and this is what we got. The negative reviews on here seem harsh and quite unfair. Lesley was an amazing host who couldn't do enough for us and the studio apartment was great value for money. Lesley sorted us out with the hire car, invited us to join her and her friends for dinner on the first night as we didn't have a car and informed us of the best places to visit. Yes the apartment is small but it has a charm and Lesley always listens to feedback and tries to solve any problems. The bed is now very comfortable now the mattress has been replaced. She is a very amenable host. Yes it can be cool in the evenings, but prepare for that and maybe taking a hot water bottle would be recommended. Lesley's kindness and super local knowledge well makes up
for the odd rusty chair. Yes the dogs do bark from time to time but if that's an issue, just take ear plugs. The studio is a slice of the real Lanzarote and excellent value for money. We Wouldn't hesitate to stay here again and highly recommend it.

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Desiree48...
Warfstermolen, The Netherlands
1 review
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“Feels like home coming”
Reviewed February 5, 2014 for a stay in January 2014
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I have been visiting Lanzarote for many years already for an active sports holiday. We (my wife and I) used to stay in a little bit more touristic areas, however not in the South like de playa's . But what we found here in Haria at Lesley's is definitely the best!
If you are looking for lots of bars and an exciting night life, this is not the place for you. But: if you are interested in the island and want to stay and sleep during your holidays in a local and very beautiful area, this is definitely the place for you to stay!
The appartment meets all the basic needs. It has a great bed with a new matress, a good shower (we had no problems with water or water pressure at all) and a good kitchen if you want to prepare your own food. What we recommend is having dinner at the local "centro cultural" in Haria or - maybe even better - in teh village of Maguez, which is located a few km's from Haria. Local people who are very friendly and excellent food.
Lesley is the most fantastic hostess. She is friendly and always helpfull and very hospitable. The roof terrace offers a great ocean view to the east. And when it's sunny the garden is a nice place to read, or just do nothing at all.
You have a private entrace and lovely plants, like Bird of Paradise plant. The roof terrace is attainable by stairs form the garden.
Some other guests complained about barking dogs: we haven't heard any at night at all.
In this appartment you can hear the sound of silence at night as well as you can see the colour of darkness! Beautiful and like the title sys: it feels like home coming.
We will definitely come back here.

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Liked best: Hoispitality and location of the appratment
Liked least: nothing
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Alan T
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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“a little gem in an amazing location”
Reviewed January 16, 2014 for a stay in January 2014
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While the resorts of Lanzarote have their place – we’ve enjoyed a couple of holidays there before – Arca de Noe gives you a completely different experience of this amazing island.

Haria and the local villages are traditional, agrarian and remote. It’s fascinating to meet local people, enjoy the great food, and get an insight into a way of life that harks back to simpler times. In contrast, this is also where you find the amazing work of Cesar Manrique – Jameos del Agua, the Cactus Garden and the Mirador del Rio are only a few minutes away by car – and a particular must is his house in Haria, which has newly opened (late 2013). It’s amazing, and only fifteen minutes walk away!

Staying in this neat little apartment offered us exactly what we needed. Peace, privacy and a completely chilled fortnight. We had everything we needed, and the traditional Canarian kitchen was efficiently planned, so that we could rustle up meals – it is small, but has everything close at hand. The bathroom gave us some ideas on how to make great use of small spaces, too!

We stayed over the New Year, and were also lucky enough to see the celebrations for Los Tres Reyes (epiphany) – when the three kings, and their assistants, ride on camels through the streets of Haria throwing sweets for all the children and adults, before a pageant in the centre of the town. Fabulous!

Lesley, the owner, was really helpful, and set us up with wifi and gave us loads of information about the local culture, and people. She even introduced us to a few locals, which challenged our basic grasp of Spanish, but Lesley was at hand to help out.

Yes, it’s rural, there are dogs barking – it’s a feature of the whole area which becomes clear if you walk around – and it’s NOT a villa in a resort. But it’s so much more than that! We were totally fascinated by the volcanic landscape; the relics of cochineal production – prickly pears and terracing on the steep slopes; Manrique’s powerful influence preserving fascinating indigenous architecture; and we got a real insight into Canarian life. We’re hooked!

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Liked best: The views! And being in the REAL Lanzarote, not the resorts.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
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