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.
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.
Okay, as two couples, we requested adjoining rooms facing the sunset. We didn't get either, but the first of the extremely welcoming front desk staff that we encountered suggested we took alook and if we didn't like the rooms we could change. We didn't. The rooms were lovely. Every facility you might need, very clean and with loads of space. The resort seems to be an endless safari around so many pools, bars and restaurants, you are spoilt for a choice of places to soak up the glorious September sunshine. I like to stay in touch, via wifi, and once again, the front desk guys pointed me towards the 4G wifi dongle for a few euros per day. Far better than the '2 euro per day' wifi on offer (which was ropey to say the least). If this is your bag, then having good wifi anywhere (Bars, beach, poolside) is worth the extra couple of euros.
The food!! What can I say?? It was excellent! The ambiance and the quality of the menus was amazing.
As for the entertainment... Being a regular traveller to similar types of holiday hotel, where the entertainment can be at best, pretty average, the Boabab Resort provided fantastic evening shows. Watching the Four Tops perform on one of the nights certainly brought back very pleasant memories.
Just a short walk from the hotel are a couple of well stocked supermarkets, where you can get bags of ice (nice for the gin and tonics in the room, chilling out in the evening) It's a pity the hotel doesn't provide ice-making machines around the floors.
As for sunbeds, which is always a bone of contention for us Brits. The place has numerous notices forbidding the reserving of sunbeds. These are, of course ignored but, that said, we never had a day without being able to find a 'nest' of beds for the group.
In summary, if you've got a holiday booked at the Lopesan Boabab, have no worries. You will have a lovely time. The staff are so friendly and efficient. The decor is extremely well designed with the African theme. The entertainment is the best I've come across. The food is superb and the local area is classy, friendly and has all you need locally. We may even bump into you there, because we will certainly be looking to go back there.
Many thanks Lopesan.More
This hotel and experience was truly amazing. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this hotel to anyone. Food,room quality,hotel grounds,swimming pool,lazy river and too many other positives to mention were superb in all ways. We have both travelled far and wide around the world and this hotel has as one of the very best we have stayed in. Well done Lopesan a credit to all hotelsMore
PISTOL1963, South West
When thinking of a one-week-holiday in a sunny place, Baobab Resort offered just similiar images and experiences as I thought beforehand when seeing their ads.
The breakfast and dinner buffets were just amazing and also very flowing despite of many people in the area at the same time. Rooms were clean and spacious and the pool area was as clean as the whole Costa Meloneras area.
The only negative thing was Wi-Fi that cost only 2 euros a day worked hardly at all in the rooms. On the other hand it's basically a good idea to spend your holiday without internet.More
Marko K, Hausjarvi, Finland
Perfect vacation in a unique hotel
An absolute unique hotel with its architecture. Amazing pools and outstanding breakfast buffet! Only problem the usual reservation of sun loungers which is a hassle for a family of four. Hotel management should be much more strict!More
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