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.
Food & Drink
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Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Buffet breakfast 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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twin room with pool view and terrace
These contemporary twin rooms come with a terrace that overlooks the pool area. They have an extra bed. Plus, you'll 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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We stayed in this hotel for a week in May/June 2016. It's probably the most amazing hotel I've ever stayed in! The hotel has an African theme and everywhere is nice and airy and feels spacious. It's very well designed and the pool/garden area especially is very nice! We stayed in a regular room and it was very nice, clean and modern, and also quite big. We had a balcony facing the shopping centre area, but it wasn't noisy or anything. Bathroom was great too and the bed was comfortable. We booked half board since it was just a little bit more than b&b and I think it's worth it even if you don't eat at the restaurant every night. The buffet was nice, but it wouldn't be the nicest buffet restaurant I've been to. The food at dinner got a bit boring after a few days so we also tried some of the local restaurants for a bit of a change. Breakfasts were very nice though. We also got snacks at the place near the pool once or twice which was nice, and not too expensive. The cocktail bar is quite nice in the evening too, we had cocktails there a few times and there's usually a band playing (preferred that to the downstairs bar). It would have been good if there had been some more places to sit there though - it's a big space but not a lot of seats. The pools are the best thing about this hotel, loved them! They are all different and in a garden area that is very well kept. You can go to a different area each day without getting bored. We mostly used the Lazy River, so relaxing, and different to most other hotels! There were always enough sun loungers available, even if you arrived late. I'm not the kind of person who insists on reserving sun loungers first thing in the morning, but unfortunately a lot of people there did this - still plenty left though. The hotel is a bit set back from the sea, it's not directly at the sea front. It's only a short walk there though so I think the location is handy enough. There are a few shops close to the hotel where you can get some essentials. Meloneras is a really nice resort, it feels a bit more upmarket than some other places but without feeling snobby. I would absolutely recommend this hotel, it really is amazing! We were actually thinking about going again this year, but as there were only suites left during that time we'll try one of its sister hotels, the Villa del Conde, instead. Hopefully that will be just as nice as the Baobab!More
Worth a return visit
I've been to the Lopesan Baobab twice, and I'd certainly consider going again. Plus points: winter sun, great location, generally friendly staff, the food is always plentiful and excellent, the 'lazy river' and associated swimming pool are very pleasant, the rooms are clean and well decorated, quirky 'themed' decoration. Bad points: big gripe - people put towels on sun loungers from 7am (despite notices to the contrary) and nothing is done about it, the staff sometimes 'forget' to bring you your change from bar drinks, the final bill included mini bar drinks we didn't use, I couldn't reserve a specific room in advance (despite requests through the tour agent, and personal telephone calls to the hotel), there are a lot of children there. Despite those niggles I'd go back there again tomorrow.More
fab stay at Baobab!
Great hotel in fantastic location,suits all age groups,a little dark,but this is due to african theme,staff very helpful,grounds and hotel spotless and very well maintained,food varied and plentiful could be hotter but something for every taste,loved our stay here and would highly recommend,very child friendly so be aware can be noisy didnt worry us though.More
Miranda H, 499476
Quality all the way
Hotel was unique and very different to most but spot on Rooms and service and food and cleanliness were excellent 5 star all the way No negatives except minor ones 1 knives at meal times couldn't really cut the meats 2 bathroom towels small in rooms 3 60 TV channels but no English except news channel But that's it Perfect holiday with great location in upmarket area Would returnMore
Steve G, 186254
Very nice hotel
One of the best hotels I have been to. Good food lots of activities. Lot of space. Close to the airport 30 min by buss. Only bad thing was the size of the pillow the fist night the I asked for a smaller one. More
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