With its lagoon pools and safari-lodge styling, this luxury hotel brings a taste of Africa to Gran Canaria.
Walk around the jungle-like gardens of this African-themed hotel and you’ll find no fewer than seven pools. There are four restaurants, too – including a great African place – plus a clutch of bars offering live shows and cocktails.
The hotel is just behind Meloneras’ promenade, about 5 minutes’ walk from one of the area’s most famous landmarks – the Maspalomas lighthouse. The beach, meanwhile, is about 10 minutes on foot.
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Reduced green fees at Maspalomas Golf and Meloneras Golf - around 3km away.
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Buffet breakfast and dinner.
Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner.
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7 outdoor pools
A grand total of seven swimming pools, each with a different atmosphere that ranges from lively to peaceful. A lazy river weaves around the leafy gardens and there are two artificial beaches to chill out on.
2 buffet restaurants
The hotel's two buffet restaurants are open for breakfast and dinner and feature dishes from around the world. Only one is open for lunch and second buffet opens according to occupancy levels. An African themed evening takes place once a week where you can sample traditional African cuisine. Please note that the restaurants may not be open at the same time. Breakfast and dinner are included if you are staying half-board.
It's a hotel-run miniclub with a mini-disco in the afternoon and evening to give the little ones an opportunity to let off some steam. Suitable for children aged 4 to 12 years.
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1 Bedroom Family Room with Balcony or Terrace
These modern family rooms come with a balcony or a terrace for that added outdoor space. They have 2 double beds, and a sofa-bed in the bedroom. Plus, you'll also find air-conditioning, a minibar, and HD TV included.
Twin Room with Garden View and Balcony
These contemporary twin rooms come with a garden-view balcony or terrace for that added outdoor space. Plus, you'll find air-conditioning, a minibar, and a HD TV included. And there's also a sofa-bed inside.
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You are a number instead of a guest
Some things are good but other things not. It's a beautiful and well maintained resort. Rooms are good and clean, although you have to fight for a good located room. Upon request the room service is quick and good. But in general the resort is too big and the communicated rules (eg clothing in restaurant and opening hours pool) are not kept. We were with 5 and it was impossible to get sunbeds at the pool in the morning. There are ques at the restaurant and the staff there is far from polite. They are busy to prepare for next shifts instead of maintaining your table. And to be honest that's the disturbing atmosphere in this hotel. You don't feel a guest, you are a (temporary) number and part of a too big tourist machine. Very impersonal and expensive for what you get in the end. And to ask for a daily surcharge for wifi and the usage of the safe in the room in really not OK. In a 5 star resort with higher prices this should be included. We were here for the 2nd time for 3 weeks and I think we will not return. More
Lovely Holiday ❤️
We did one week here in July - we were a bit worried about the work that was happening at the Hotel but it was fine Never seen any workmen or heard any noise. If you don't want to pay for Wifi then go into the Samuel Baker bit (bar at Reception) Food - ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Service -⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Cleanliness-⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Room -⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Beautiful place and we had a lovely time If you walk down to where the Casino is there is a shopping mall - walk through that and you will come out on a promenade and beach and lots and lots of shops and restaurants Negatives If you want a sunbed then be up early doors - you will have to stay with the sunbed or you will get a note saying not to leave your sunbed unattended!! We were lucky to find a quite pool right in front of Richard Burton Bar which didn't have a lot of kids. Restaurant can be very busy so you have to queue for a bit but to be fair they are constantly topping up food Would we go back ? Yes but maybe a quieter month and when schools are in !! More
Amazing Hotel Decor
The lopesan Baobab is most certainly one of the most attractive family hotels we have stayed in. The african theme is continued throughout and is kept very clean on a daily basis. We were surprisingly upgraded on arrival and was given one of the swim up rooms which was lovely. The bath within the room was huge and my son looked forward to his nightly bath each night which is not like him at all. The rooms were smaller than we expected and the lighting within the rooms could have been brighter. The rooms themselves were quite dark. The food was good for a buffet style, however we found it did get a little repeatative. For this reason we chose to venture into town each night and eat. There are some fantastic bars and restaraunts in the town and some great clothes shops. Overall this is a hotel we would most definiately return to, however we hope there would be more entertainment for children in the summer months compared to September. Our only grumble about this hotel was the additional costs that came with the holiday which we dont normally come across. We asked for an iron, and the use of the safe etc.. it all came with an additional cost which we felt considering the cost of the holiday was a bit shocking. More
Just got back from 2 weeks at the Lopesan Baobab Resort and defintiely didn't want to leave. This is without a doubt the best hotel we have stayed in. The whole complex is immaculate from the rooms, to the restaurants & bars, and the pools. All staff are so friendly and always have a smile and a hello whenever they see you. Our 6 year old daughter loved the kids clubs and we felt comfortable leaving her there and knowing she would be fine. The food in the resturants is great, we weren't at all bored even after 14 days of eating in the same place for dinner every night. The area around the hotel is nice, up market with some lovely shops and restaurants. Even if you paid me I couldn't think of a single thing to fault! We never visit the same place twice but this time are working out when wew can come back!More
Fantastic place to stay
OK where do I start. The following information is based on our family experience over the last week. Our family consists of My partner, myself, and the three kids, ages 19, 16 and 14. Absolutely fantastic 5 star hotel, which I believe is the biggest in Europe, with 1400 yes 1400 rooms. The hotel is huge, and boasts several swimming pools. We went half board and it was never a problem for us to be seated at meal times. I think the longest wait was about 3 minutes, which we thought was excellent considering we needed a table for 5. The quality and presentation of the food was also excellent. Could not fault the cleanliness of the rooms or the hotel. The Negatives. I didn't expect to pay 2 euros a day for the use of the WiFi. I also was not happy with paying 2-50 euros for the use of the safe per day. We have stayed in 4 star hotels and both have been free. The entertainment in the hotel was reasonably OK, but definitely wasn't 5 star entertainment. The hotel had 2 areas for entertainment, the downstairs bar or the lower swimming pool level. This entertainment started at 9-15pm and was finished by 10-15pm. The upper level entertainment was a little later, that was over and done with by 11-15pm and if you wanted a drink after midnight forget it. They stopped serving at midnight on the dot. We and other people that we spoke to found this frustrating. We did venture out at night the odd time, and to be honest some of the prices we were being charged was a joke. We were told that Maspalomas is a very affluent area and this did reflect throughout.More
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