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 junior suites come with a garden-view balcony for that added outdoor space. They have a double bedroom, and a lounge area. Plus, you'll find air-conditioning, a minibar, and a HD TV included. There's also an extra bed in the double bedroom.
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.
This resort is really fresh and nice.
It has a good variation of guests, and even thoug it is large it does not feel crowded. Buffets are excellent, especially for breakfast. Dinner buffet could maybe have tasted more, but you will not get tired of it, if it is only for one week.
Stayed last week concept of hotel different large rooms pools area great food very good but the restaurants do not live up to 5 star far to busy for size of resort had to queue to be seated and tables not cleared quicklyMore
Nice hotel, shame about the food!
My husband and I stayed at this hotel for a week commencing Monday 1st Feb for a week.
The hotel is unlike any we have ever stayed in! Beautiful surroundings and based on an African theme. Rooms are spacious and comfortable.
lovely swimming pools! (2 are heated and you have to try the 'lazy
The hotel staff are very efficient and all of them work really hard!
The area is lovely! The Baobab is not far from the promenade ,nice walk if you go left to the dunes or right, this takes you to Meloneras beach and some nice places to stop and have a meal and/or a drink.
Those are the good points!! Now some negatives I'm afraid!!
Our room was very noisy! who has an alarm clock waking you at 7.00 every morning! We worked out that the man next door put towels on his selected sunbeds every morning! despite there being plenty!
Selfish people coming in late (in the small hours) banging doors and not taking their stiletto heels off! You can imagine the noise!
We asked to be moved twice but were refused, reception staff said they were too full!
Only BBC,SKY,CNN English News Channels!
Our rep said it would be too expensive to install Sky, funny that there are so many German channels!!
Now the food!!......
I really can't understand the comments on here about how good the food is!
Most, if not all, is cold! not even lukewarm! This was our first time at a 5 star hotel (official rating) so I suppose our expectations were fairly high!
The first evening meal I had a vegetable lasagne (I'm pescatarian, I don't eat any meat but I eat fish) I was absolutely shocked to find it was cold and congealed!
I went back to see if there were any fresh lasagne only to be told no!
My husband had similar experiences with his meat courses, only the steak was nice but, again, chips were cold.
This followed a similar vein all through our holiday I'm afraid! We ate out 3 nights ( Asia House just outside the hotel is very good and nice,hot!, freshly cooked food by the side of the IFA hotel by the beach. Very friendly and not too pricey.
Lastly, I have to state we are not fussy eaters, however there really wasn't much choice for me at all, one night there was salmon which was nice ( had it with salad) and there was salmon again another night. That's it really, even on the Asia Night there was NOTHING for me to eat! I asked a lady serving the food and she said " No, there is nothing, I'm so sorry madame" There was even bacon in the egg fried rice!
I liked the actual hotel, would I return? No I'm afraid not, but, apart from the food, we did enjoy the experience!More
A top standard hotel
A top hotel, in an african style, that gives you that luxury feeling. The rooms are very comfortable, the staff is professional and the restaurants offer high quality food. We are going back again this year.More
Not the normal run of the mill hotel
This was the most unusual hotel (in a good way) I have ever stayed in. From initial impression of the entrance and checking in to finding the room.
The reception and public areas are based on a African jungle theme, with very tall ceilings and interesting quirky features.
The outdoor areas are interesting, comprising several pool areas, joined up with a lazy river. It was a pleasure to walk round the grounds, which have an abundance of trees and plants from all over the world. Two of the pool areas had their own stretch of sand which was just like being on the beach.
Reserving of sun lounges is strictly not allowed and we could always find a sunny spot to rest after being out for the day.
The staff and waiters all dress in safari type of uniform and are all very polite and pleasant.
A great 5 star hotel, with drink and snack prices no dearer than the cafes in the townMore