Lopesan Baobab  


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 7 pools. There are 4 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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Golf Offer

Reduced green fees at Maspalomas Golf - less than 3km away, and Meloneras Golf - 500m away.

Food & Drink

Dining options Breakfast Lunch Evening meal Drinks Snacks, Icecream
Half Board

Buffet breakfast and dinner.   

Full Board

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, lunch and dinner and feature dishes from around the world. 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.

Hotel-run miniclub

With a mini-disco in the evening to give the little ones an opportunity to let off some steam. Suitable for children aged 4 to 12 years.

Rooms► View all

twin room for up to 4

Twin room sleeps up to 4 with a double bed that can be separated into twin beds, a double sofa-bed, high definition TV and bathrobes.

twin room for up to 3

Twin room sleeps up to 3 with a double bed that can be separated into twin beds, a sofa bed, high definition TV and bathrobes.

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Wow !

This hotel is amazing, from the moment we pulled up on the coach, to the time we left (which we were sad to do) there is nothing bad I can say about this hotel. We went at the end of July and it was fairly quiet and very easy to get a sunbed although by the time we left it was getting busier . Food was great and loads of choice, waiters very attentive and always willing to help. Entertainment is varied and good , plenty of bars to get a drink and very reasonably priced . The hotel is massive and there are loads of areas to sunbathe, some quieter than others so do walk around when you arrive and you will hopefully find them all ! I don't understand some of the comments about cleanliness, everywhere you looked a cleaner was lurking . Rooms are spacious, 3 of us shared a twin room with the double sofa bed pulled out, it was big and the shower is great !! The only downside was that there was no kettle in the room although you could ask reception for one. The hotel is located right near a shopping mall and shops and loads of restaurants and bars so there is plenty to do, it is also about a 10minute walk to beach which was also really nice Overall a big thumbs up from my familyMore

flashgem, London, United Kingdom

Stunning looking hotel but disappointing in most areas!

My husband and I and 2 children (aged 6 and 2) have just returned after an 11 night stay at the Lopesan. I don't normally write reviews, but felt the need having stayed in 5* hotels in the past. First of all the hotel is stunning and the grounds are kept spotless, but we were very disappointed in several aspects:- Firstly we didn't expect to spend 11 nights in two single beds on wheels pushed together, and like someone else has said, this was dangerous as several times our 2 year old fell between them. On more than one occasion the maid didn't leave sufficient towels for the 4 of us. Toiletries were not replaced when finished. Empty glasses were not washed up. The bulb in the toilet went and wasn't replaced. The wet room was lovely, but having a gap between the door and the floor means it floods the actual room, causing the floor to be wet and dangerous. There was only one English Channel on the TV. You only get one pillow and have to pay for additional ones! On arrival we were told as it was 11pm we couldn't get anything to eat (even thought we had paid for this on booking), but they gave us a voucher which would allow us dinner on our day of departure, but this being at 10am, was no good to us. My husband spoke to Customer Relations to ask if this could be used for a lunch the date before instead (as other guests we had spoken to had been allowed to do this), but was told they wouldn't be willing to do this and that Thomson shouldn't charge for half board for the full 11 days! On one occasion we ordered drinks from the poolside, but when we gave the waitress our room number and surname (this is required to pay on account), she practically accused us of giving a false name, this I felt was terrible service. The restaurants we found the food to certainly not be of a 5* hotel. Often the staff couldn't cope with the volume of guests. You had to queue to get in the restaurant, queue for food and by the time you got there, often there was nothing left and not replaced straight away. Other guests complained at the extremely poor choice for vegetarians. The entertainment was poor and moved around so you couldn't be guaranteed a seat for the evening! Whilst there it was my birthday (which my husband had notified the hotel about in advance via email). On the day I received a letter through the door which I excitedly opened and was disappointed when it just said 'happy birthday'. For a 5* hotel we thought even a complimentary drink wouldn't be asking much! If only the Lopesan put as much effort into customer service as they do the upkeep of the hotel!More

BaileyKT1, Kent, England

Another 5* stay

Above and beyond expectations again ,2nd visit , perfect in all areas, staff helpful in anyway they can, can only wait to go back next year, super ,clean like you never see anywhere else. room perfect. food to prepared to the highest standard . staff get 10/10. More

Adrian D, Ely, United Kingdom

Best All round family hotel Loved it !!!!

We stayed at the Lopesan Baobab on the 4th August 2014 for two weeks. I travelled alone with my two children ages 8 and 14.We flew from East Mids and the flight times meant that we arrived at the hotel at about midnight. We were greeted by such friendly staff with a welcoming drink.We stayed in room 3156.... above reception , it did look out onto the road but this did not matter at all, the room was quiet, never heard people walking past or noise from downstairs and had a lovely spacious terrace. We had two beds together and a sofa bed. The bathroom has a lovely powerful shower like a wet room, always hot water !!! The air con was fab because we had it on full blast and it was almost silent.The hotel was at full capacity but never seemed heaving with people, only small queues in the restaurant. The food absolutely outstanding with so much to choose from and the staff, again, so polite and always accomodated you where you wanted to sit. We stayed half board but there was so much choice at breakfast, we found we only needed a sandwich at lunch. The pool areas are absolutely fantastic... the lazy river being our favourite. You are allowed inflatables in the pools which made it so much fun, a lifeguard on hand if anyone was getting out of hand. There are 7 pools in total, all fab. Waiters are on hand all day to serve you to your sunbeds... you can order drinks/ food from the menu , this was fantastic and the kids always liked to order from them as they were all so lovely.I used the gym 7 times that was fantastic, even gorgeous showers in there and plenty of fresh towels. Don't take beach towels as theses are provided and will be changed everyday at poolside. There is a football court.... my son loved this and played matches with his friends everyday. Both of my children made lots of friends, not just english as you find all nationalities at this hotel, a real mixture ! The evening shows are great, my son loved the big screens too that kept up to date with the football ! Drinks served to your tables at the evening shows, lollipops in huge bowls always on hand for the kids and glasses of nuts served with every drink. Cocktails were around 6 euros each, a coke around 2.5 euros and I especially liked the little bottles of cava ( piccolo) that came in their own little ice bucket at 6 euros. The only thing i can complain about this hotel is the sunbeds.... but thats the same wherever you go and at least you dont have to get up at 5am to save them. There is a no saving policy which meant that you would have to get up around 8am and sit with them..... if you were longer than half an hour ( before about 10am ) then a ticket would be left warning you that your things would be taken. I never had anything taken and always managed to get a bed.... a bit annoying but I used the opportunity to lie there watching the sun come up , reading my book and getting some peace from the kids !!!! The area of Meloneras is beautiful, everywhere is immaculate, the supermarkets have EVERYTHING and are so clean, the restaurants just outside the hotel are lovely, luxury shops, beautiful promenade, gorgeous shops and restaurants near the sea front, so clean and and a lovely atmosphere. Gorgeous beach and not too busy .... absolutely beautiful resort. Overall It is definitely a five star hotel, amazing for families or couples of all ages, friendly staff, fantastic food choice , beautiful weather, immaculately clean and most people who go end up returning year after year . I would strongly advise you to visit this hotel. I have sttayed in some beautiful family hotels, including sensatori in tenerife and I have to say that although this is not as luxurious, as an all round hotel, I preferred it. Just want to add that you have to pay extra for room safe and also for the wifi... although free wifi in two of the bars.More

suzi b, Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom

fantastic hotel- one of only two hotels that i have stayed in that i would return to

Stayed here in June for a week with my husband but only just getting round to writing the review. This hotel was excellent in every way for the price and was far nicer than any other 5 star hotel we have stayed in. The rooms are modern and the artwork probably not to everyone's taste but beds are very comfortable, shower area spacious and great shower. Smallish balcony but plenty big enough for two. Had a pool/garden facing room and I would definitely ask for this again as I have to say some rooms did seem to be overlooking the road. Rooms are immaculately clean as are all the public areas, there is a tremendous amount of glass in the public areas and this was cleaned every day by an army of staff who unobtrusively kept the place absolutely spotless. I can honestly say that this is the first hotel I have stayed in where you really (honestly!) don't have to get up early to get decent Sun beds. There are just so many pools and Sun beds that it didn't matter what time you went to the pool there were still loads to choose from. Plenty of shaded and full Sun areas and on several days we moved around to different pool areas as finding a bed was no problem. Ok the waiter service at the pool wasn't fab but to be honest when I go on holiday I want first class surroundings that are luxurious but I don't feel the need to be waited on hand and foot, in fact the walk to the bar is likely to be the only exercise I get so a welcome walk and 5 minute relax in the shade. Entertainment is ok but I find most hotels the same, in fact after a largish dinner with wine and one very large gran Marnier we were ready most nights and enjoyed a relaxing read on the balcony where we could hear the band and singer who played most nights - no, contrary to how that may sound, we are not 70 but knackered nearly 50` s who were in need of a good rest. Music finishes about 11 pm so nothing keeps you awake after that time. Breakfast is buffet and excellent with usual freshly cooked egg options. Dinner is also buffet and whilst the food is good I think this is the only aspect that one or two hotels I have stayed in may have had the edge over the lopesan. Loads of choice but sometimes food not hot enough, I know this is difficult when food is buffet but despite this we still managed to eat far too much every night. Although generally deserts are not my thing the desert options looked fantastic. We found every member of staff including restaurant, bar, cleaning and reception staff to be polite and efficient. Didn't visit the spar but the curillium products in your rooms (not only the usual shampoo, showergel, soap but also cleanser + moisturiser) were lovely. Loved this place so much that we came home + recommended it to my parents who are in their 70`s who booked and went 2 weeks later which they got £200 cheaper each by booking different flight times. They also were extremely impressed and had a lovely time and by the sounds of it, stayed up much later than us! We have just come back from our second holiday this year from a hotel in majorca which was £250 more expensive than we paid for the lopesan baobab and been really quite disappointed particularly as this was to be a special family holiday for my 50th birthday. Although we went to the lopesan first in June we had already booked to go to majorca in August which is the only reason we didn't come home in June and Redbook lopesan for August. However having had an overly priced holiday in majorca at a hotel which in our opinion was overly beefed up on trip advisor I am rebooking the lopesan baobab for October. In summary this hotel is excellent and trust me, I`m fussy as my husband and kids would happily tell you.More

sharn83, Wrexham, United Kingdom

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