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
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.

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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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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Excellent stay again.

Just stayed again and will be back. We have Stayed at the hotel a few times now over the last couple of years. People moan about the standards and staff on reception and guest relations. Which is a load of rubbish what they are saying. It's dark in the corridors but that is part of the effect and styling of the hotel. It is dark in the rooms also but only because there is no light hanging from the ceiling, but you don't want that anyway glaring in your face when your chilling on holiday. Can tell you 1st hand guest relations are an asset to the hotel. I Had an accident in the grounds on my 1st stay here and they where the most helpful people to deal with. And sorted out my problem quickly. Which is the main reason we return here. The staff at reception/bar/restaurant Recognise us straight away as returning customers. With a 6 month gap between visits I think that is amazing. Considering the amount of people going through the hotel in that time. Had some issues with ants in the room. Within 10 minutes of reporting to reception there was a cleaner at the room to get rid of them. Anything broken the maintenance people are at the door almost instantly to repair it. Wifi is available at €2 for a 24hours period for use in your room which is great value. And also works throughout the grounds. Kettles are free but some people saying on here they had to pay. We had one for 2 weeks and didn't pay a penny for it. The food is cold a lot of the time in the restaurant but there is a microwave in the restaurant to use to heat it up. Also tend to see the same food on the menu most days just cooked differently. I find most of it is lacking in flavour and taste. I also have food allergies so some nights I do find it hard to eat. I think there should be some more basics on the menu Pizza / garlic bread / sausages on a daily basis. For people like myself. The main issues with the restaurant is if you want to sit outside to eat. People are sitting there smoking. Which is not very nice when you are eating breakfast and there is smoke blowing at you and your food. Specially the Germans smoking those big fat dirty stinking cigars. It should not matter if they are on holiday. and should be part of the rules. I am a smoker myself but always leave and stand outside the restaurant. And never smoke at the table. There are a few things I would change in the hotel. The restaurant should be totally smoke free. It is only courteous to the other guests who are none smokers. Also there is a huge tv in the rooms but when you turn it on the only English channels on the tv are news ones. There should be more English tv. To watch if you want too. A hotel across the road from baobab had a refit last year and the TVs that where put in the new rooms had the opportunity to convert the language from Spanish / German into English with the click of a button. Water should be supplied to guest for free at meals. As it is a lot to pay €2.10 for half litre bottles. 2 minute walk down the road is the supermarket where a 5litre bottle can be bought for 99cents The holiday rep Kate is a credit to the hotel. She is easy to deal with and really nice to chat with regarding any issues. It is good too have a rep there to rely on if it is needed. She seems to have a great relationship with the staff at reception. Just waiting now for the next trip. The Lopesan group could consider a loyalty reward card. For guests to earn points on when spending cash. To use at the bars for discount on the prices as some of the prices are quite expensive. More


Relaxing vacation

Perfect relaxing vacation. Huge hotel, but a great personal experience for our small family. Very relaxing to let the little current take you around to the different environments along the pool area was great. The breakfast was great, as well as the rooms, and really good also was the poor Wifi kept the family playing cards instead. A relax in Nov and you do not want to go and see thing or do things, this is a good spot.More

Tomas L, Skanor, Sweden

happy return

We stayed at the Baobab two years ago and liked it so we decided to return for a second visit this November. I did write a review after our previous visit so apologies if I repeat anything I mentioned back then. The hotel is large and well appointed. The spotless grounds are well thought out and even though there are several hundred guests at a time there is never any difficulty finding a place to relax. Plenty of sunbeds around the various pools and there didn't seem to be a problem with people "saving" sunbeds with their towels. The pool towels are provided and can be changed between 10am and 12 noon each day. The hotel caters for a diversity of people ranging from the very young to the elderly, couples or families, able bodied and not so able bodied, various nationalities and types. The staff were all friendly and helpful. One difference we noted this time was that we needed to take our key cards with us at meal times to be swiped by a reader at the door to the restaurants. With regard to the dining, this was, as on our previous stay, where we were a little disappointed at times. Breakfasts were good and some evening meals were OK but not great in our opinion. However considering the large numbers being catered for they do pretty well. A number of times we had salads because we didn't like any of the hot food on offer. We had lunch one day in the Pili Pili which is by the lazy river. We had a nice lunch BUT it was spoiled for us by the fact that we, as non smokers, were placed between two tables of smokers. I do think that a non smoking area should be available in places like this because even being outdoors the smoke from the other tables drifted our way. The room we had was as nice as we remembered with the wonderful shower which we loved. Beds are comfy, and room is cleaned to high standard. There is a fully stocked mini bar although the same drinks can be bought for a fraction of the price at the supermarket over the road. My husband did one day leave his loose change on the bedside table and when we returned to the room it had gone. I guess the cleaner thought it was her tip so we didn't worry as we assumed it was a misunderstanding but be aware that even small amounts of money should not be left laying around. To be fair she did a good job and we do sometimes leave a tip with a note of thanks. Free WiFi is available in some of the bars so it is easy to keep in touch with home. There is a book exchange area but during our stay the books on the shelves were all German so we were glad we took several of our own, in English, which we added to the collection when we left. Now a small word of caution to guests with young children. The hotel has a number of glass doors which open automatically on approach. While there are etched dolphins on them at adult eye level to avoid people walking into them small children don't always see them. We saw one poor little lad run straight into one glass door resulting in a bumped head and many tears. So to conclude, this is a lovely hotel set in a nice area and we would certainly recommend it to others and would happily return to it ourselves at some future date.More

mummyblue, kent

Wonderful Hotel

This hotel is really very nice. The personal are very polite and helpful. The breakfast was wonderful and the dinning also very nice. The swimming pools were wonderful, our son loves the lazy river. Also the price for foods and beverage was really ok. The architecture was pretty. We would really like to come again. Near you have everything that you want, small groceries, restaurants and also the nice beach promenade. We don't' have nothing to reclaim. At the day we fly, they also gave us another room to take a shower after our check out, so we can enjoy the swimming pool till the end.More

151ddb, Zurich, Switzerland

Top Class Gran Canaria Resort(not to be missed)

Superb hotel 5 *+ + service staff and food all excellent, so different to any other hotel we were recommended this hotel and we do the same, dont miss out on a great resort, cava in our room for our anniversary when we arrived was a lovely touch.beautiful setting, well kept grounds, friendly smiley helpful staff and a relaxing atmosphere is just what you want. More


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