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.
There are natural tones running throughout these twin rooms. They can sleep up to four with a double bed that can separate into twin beds, plus a double sofa-bed. There's a high definition TV and bathrobes.
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We just returned from this awful hotel. This was the worst holiday we have ever had and could not wait to get back home. We felt so depressed during our one week stay. Thank goodness we only stayed for one week. Every where is so dark. In the bedrooms in the corridors in the dining rooms. It was so dark you couldn't even see the drinks menu. Awful brown plastic table runners in the dining room. The food not only looked horrible it tasted horrible. It was cold, raw vegetables and meat, They can't even boil an egg. It was so bad on the last evening we ate out and had a lovely meal. Even the pools are miserable looking and the sun beds are so close together and most uncomfortable. Every where is dark brown. Dark brown tiles brown walls. The wall paper in the corridors is all coming off. We had an awful room. the views from our balcony? what views, to the left was a black wall to the right was a dark brown wall. Straight ahead the bus station. THIS IS A MOST DEPRESSING HOTEL. ITS NEVER A FIVE STAR AND NOT WORTH THE MONEY WE PAID FOR IT.More
mrs806, Nottingham, United Kingdom
There is a big difference between photos and the live element. In live it is better! The Wifi in public areas is free by the way. Food is excellent, considering the variety and quantity of people you cater for. Staff is skilled and friendly - if some people mutter about language skills - the staff kniws Englush fairly well.More
Karim241065, Ipsach, Switzerland
I visited this hotel for a week in July with my partner and from the moment we pulled up at the hotel we were very impressed! It is immaculate, rooms cleaned daily and when I say cleaned they were done properly absolutely spotless. Staff very friendly and always smiling couldn't do enough for you! It was a celebratory holiday for us as we had just got engaged - I did email the hotel a few month before we arrived to ask if we could have a room overlooking the pool and the gardens however we were not given this, when we questioned this they explained that we would have to pay an extra 45 euro per day (which we didn't want to do) so we made do with our room that looked onto the road which we didnt actually mind because we got the sun in the evening, also the hotel left us a bottle of cava in out room as a gift! :) food was lovely - breakfast and evening meals had loads of choice for everyone! Drinks also good and reasonably priced! I honestly dont know where some of these people that complain have been on holiday because I have been to many 5 star hotels in different countries and this is by far the best! Always able to get a sunbed, pools amazing and very clean! This hotel is second to none.... IGNORE ANY BAD REVIEWS these people obviously just like to moan :)More
Lou I, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Good but not five star
We have just returned from a week long stay at the five star Lopesan Boabab having previously stayed at the four star Lopesan Costa Melonaras close by and think the stars should be reversed.
Firstly the positives.
The African themed architecture is interesting and in parts spectacular
Our room was very good and the double sized bath was interesting.
Staff were friendly, helpful and efficient.
The cleaning services were very good.
The food could not be faulted in terms of quality or variety.
The grounds and pool areas were extensive and well maintained.
Secondly the negatives.
The hotel's large size and complicated layout make it unsuitable for anyone with mobility problems.
The lighting is for effect rather than illumination. Anyone wanting to read in the evening would have problems. Nightowls note that the balcony lights are turned off at midnight.
The very impressive double bed we were greeted by was in fact two single beds on castors pushed together and dressed separately. Not easy to be sociable.
The hotel does not accept Visa debit cards.
On site shopping is limited to one shop selling a small range of clothing and jewellery. There is nowhere to buy the day to day bits and pieces one needs on a holiday, not even a daily newspaper.
With the exception of the Flamenco group which was excellent, entertainment could best be described as limited and just adequate.
The hotel does not enforce its own rules on dinner dress code and towels on lounges.
The temperature of the air conditioning in our room was centrally controlled rather than capable of being set by us for our comfort
Overall the stay was acceptable. It could have been very good but was spoilt by an accumulation of minor niggles. Our view is that it doesn't justify five stars and is nowhere near as good as its sister hotel.More
Frank B, Lichfield
Perfect holiday resort
We stayed for a weeks holiday in September and found the hotel was amazing! All staff were friendly, plenty of pool space and sun loungers, food and restaurants were great. Rooms were the best I've stayed in and we were even upgraded to a suite! Would recommend to anyone More