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.
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.
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.
These contemporary suites come with a balcony that offers views of the ocean. They have a double bedroom, and a lounge area. Plus, you'll also find air-conditioning, a minibar, and a HD TV included. These suites have an extra bed in the double bedroom.
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We have just returned from a week at the Lopesan Baobab and can't praise it enough! It was a wonderful place to stay, the staff were, without exception, brilliant - they were friendly, helpful, knowledgeable and nothing was too much trouble. The food was delicious, plentiful and extremely varied, there was something for everyone and they really looked after my son who has a severe nut allergy, he was given a "red card" on arrival to alert the staff of his allergy and a chef spoke to him each meal time to find out what he wanted and prepared it specially, which took a lot of worry out of mealtimes. The hotel was very clean and cared for, the pools were gorgeous with plenty of sun loungers, the rooms large and comfortable and serviced daily. There were several bars and restaurants to choose from, lots of comfy chairs and sofas dotted around and a relaxed atmosphere . The surrounding area is clean with shops and supermarkets very close by and it's a short walk to the beach and dunes at Maspalomas. A great outdoor cinema is next door with comfy sofas and up to date films. There are also some great trips on offer that you can book through your rep (ours was Thomson, they were very helpful) or direct - you certainly won't be bored. The whole area felt safe and relaxed and the island itself had some dramatic scenery, great for budding photographers! All in all delighted with our holiday, I would definitely recommend both the hotel and the island.More
Was here two weeks with family , first of all to celebrate my birthday, we loved the water gym that was every day. The breakfast buffe was stunning and service also. Cleaning of the room was a little bit bad but all staff was friendly and helpful. Will return to this hotel many more times.More
stayed here May 2015. Weather great Hotel great Resort great. 2nd visit to Meloneras and fell in love with the place. Small resort but up market and the sand dunes just amazing. Enterainment at the hotel was average as most are, but would defo recommend it. Stayed at the Rui Costa Meloneras the year before which was brill as well. We trying out the Lopesan Costa Meloneras Resort in June and can't waitMore
Well designed and excellent staf
Just returned from 10 days at the Lopesan Baobab Resort. Booked it as it was such a good price (via TIU/Thompson) and having read the reviews on Trip Advisor. I was sceptical that the African theme would be a bit tacky...its anything but tacky and the photographs do not do it justice . The design of the hotel is fantastic...we spotted something interesting everyday. Pool areas are really well thought out and immaculate and the rooms are lovely -although I would have preferred more in room English language and music options. The soaps/shampoos etc. are very good Food at the buffet is also good with lots of choice. We were planning to eat out 5 out of the 10 evenings but only dined out twice. Staff are very efficient and friendly. Drinks prices reasonable with very good service at the pool. It is a good choice for families with small children as they are well catered for and there were quite a few of them when we were there but this wasn't a problem as its large enough with enough choice to find quiet areas both for dining and by the pool. Would recommend.More
When we first walked into the baobab we felt the wow factor. The entrance and reception is really great. Our room (suite) was really spacious. We had a lounge which was used as a bedroom for our daughter, a good sized bedroom, good shower and bath (big) and double sinks. The balcony was a really great size also.
There are 5 swimming pools, all are very clean and have appeal for different types of holiday, whether family or couples.
The entertainment for the kids was great, with kids club from 11-1 and 230-430. There was also entertainment near the "beach" pool at about 1030 and games throughout the day. Kids club was well organised with plenty of great activities for kids, with a kids pool with slide, climbing and see-saw in the water. Also kids disco at 8pm meant our whole day was timed around it!
The two buffet restaurants are really good. There is a decent selection of different food every night with a good quality for a buffet.
Service at the hotel was superb, with everyone very friendly.
We are already looking to book up for next year.More