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 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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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
Full Board

Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner.   

Half Board

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.

Miniclub

It's a 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.

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deluxe room with pool view

There are natural tones running throughout these deluxe double rooms with a pool view. They can sleep up to three and have direct pool access from the terrace. There's a high definition TV and bathrobes.

twin room

There are natural tones running throughout these twin rooms. They can sleep up to three or they can be sold as a single. They come with twin beds, plus a sofa-bed. There's a high definition TV and bathrobes.

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Great trip, fab hotel

We recently arrived back (2am this morning!) from lopesan baobab, we were full board with Thomson package. Great hotel, lovely spacious modern rooms with nice big shower/ bath and wet room. Weather was glorious all week, minimum 21degrees. Food was of a really good standard both at lunch and dinner, fresh fish and meats cooked for you and although drinks not inc,used there is a massive choice in the wine menu then a couple of cocktail type bars for a change if scenery. The hotel does seem dark in first evening but you get used to that as it's the darker African themed rooms/Lobby area. We were in block 1 near the lazy river pool which gets busy however if you go to breakfast at 8.45am ish you can put your towels down as long as you come back within half hour/45 mins no one will remove them. I'd recommend on day one going to the local supermarket (a 2 minute walk) literally outside the hotel down and across the road for big bottles of water at less than a euro plus everything else you could possibly need. A small water at the hotel pool is just under 3 euros and small soft drinks likewise so if like us you spent enough in the actual holiday you can save considerably for drinks during the day this way. Evening obviously you need to buy in the restaurants. Great gym facilities should you want to keep ticking over with fitness plus me and my husband had a back massage each in the beauty salon in site again which was great. Overall fab, relaxing holiday.More

Tayloj35,

A 5* star resort with 3* rooms

We are coming to the end of a 7 night stay at the Lopesan Baobob and overall it has been a pleasant stay. However, on first impressions we were disappointed. We arrived at the hotel at 4pm and was directed to our room. The room was unmade, and when it was brought to the staffs attention a very poor attempt at throwing together the beds was made. The quality of sheets are terrible as are the towels. The king size bed is actually two single beds pushed together and is extremely uncomfortable. The room is very dark and doesn't smell fresh at all, in particular the toilet and shower area. Although the room is cleaned daily, it is done very half heartedly. This is actually in stark contrast to the cleanliness of the rest of the hotel, which is absolutely exceptional. The pool areas, restaurants and bars are immaculate and the staff are friendly. We paid on a half board basis, which isn't something we would usually do but was reassured by the travel agents that the food would be of a very high quality. It most certainly wasn't. This was not 5* food, the children's selection was terrible and although there was a large choice for adults we didn't find it to be appetising by any stretch of the imagination and ate in other restaurants in Meloneras most evenings. The breakfasts were better but rather repetitive. The food available to purchase seemed of a lot better quality and of a very reasonable price, the drinks were also very reasonably priced. We would return to the hotel, but certainly not on a half board basis and with our expectations lowered, with the better of hindsight that in actual fact we would be coming to a 4* hotel. When we made a complaint to our holiday company (Thomsons), her reply was simply 'nobody else has complained', a response we found to be totally dissatisfactory. We would not book through a travel company again, and on any return trip would do so directly. The premium we paid for a 'hassle free' holiday certainly wasn't justified on this occasion. Meloneras itself is a great place, it lacks a good beach nearby but this didn't adversely effect our holiday. The children loved Aqualand which was fairly good value for money. We would advise at this time of year to pack some light sweaters and warmer clothes but overall the weather during the daytime has been very sunny. The Moonlight Cinema, although quite expensive was a nice experience especially for the children and we would recommend giving it a go. More

Gemmaps1,

Magnificent hotel ! Best holiday ever!

Having travelled to various countries and stayed in 'so called' five star, this hotel is awesome. Not only visually but the staff are so lovely and are clearly happy in their jobs. Nothing is too much trouble and this is evident in their interactions with people. Whole place is spotless, food is to die for, inc veggie. Im already booking again for this spring. PLAN TO RETURN ASAP XXMore

Catherine Mary K, Portsmouth, United Kingdom

An african feeling at Gran Canaria

This is a large hotel with many rooms and it gives you a feeling of Africa. Nice but dark rooms. Good food, which you can eat in two different restaurants. The smaller restaurant is cosier than the large one. A good choise if you play golf. It only takes 5 minutes to go by taxi to Maspalomas and about 10 minutes to get to Meloneras. It was very draughty and windy when you should go from the reception to the rooms.More

BI_149, Malmo, Sweden

Good hotel with excellent pools and outside areas

Stayed first week of February. The hotel staff were all charming and helpful. Service in the restaurants was good and food was well presented and in good variety. For evening meal there was always a choice of soups and a choice of plain salad ingredients (i.e no dressings or mayonnaise) and fresh fruit, which was very useful for one of our party with egg and other allergies. Additionally and very helpfully, the hotel gave this person an allergy card to show to the restaurant staff if necessary. All courses were buffet style which means the restaurants were not exactly peaceful but we tended to eat early so maybe later would be quieter. Rooms were comfortable and kept clean. Pool towels and bathrobes were available. Our room had a carpet square at the lounge end which had seen better days. The edges were raised so we had to put a stool over the edge to prevent trips! Bedcovers were clean and fresh smelling but again had seen better days (bleach spots on one of them) The sheets and quilt cover were fine. The room safe is charged extra which I probably wouldn't expect in a 5star hotel. Unfortunately, our visit coincided with cloudy and cool weather especially at the end of the week. Reception area, bars and restaurants were very open and draughty. Many people were wearing coats or jackets around the hotel in the evening, even in the restaurants. If you go in the winter months, take a fleece or warm jumper and a light jacket in case you are unlucky with the weather!! The few negatives are the reason why I didn't give this hotel a five star rating but, all in all, I would go back in warmer weather to make better use of the lovely pool areas.More

Jeffery M, Guisborough, United Kingdom

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