Lopesan Baobab Resort  

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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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
Half Board

Buffet breakfast and dinner.   

Full Board

Buffet breakfast, lunch 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.


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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twin room with garden view and balcony

These contemporary twin rooms come with a garden-view balcony or terrace for that added outdoor space. Plus, you'll find air-conditioning, a minibar, and a HD TV included. And there's also a sofa-bed inside.

twin room with balcony or terrace

These contemporary twin rooms come with a balcony or a terrace for that added outdoor space. Plus, you'll find air-conditioning, a minibar, and a HD TV included. And there's also a sofa-bed inside.

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Another great stay at the Lopesan Baobab.

This was our second visit to the hotel but this time we had our grandson with us. As previous visit hotel was excellent starting with the nice glass of fruit punch whilst registering in. Our 10 night stay was most relaxing and enjoyable and nothing sems to be too much trouble for the well mannered and efficient staff. Seriously considering another trip in the near future.More



Stayed here in July 2016 and had an amazing holiday. We arrived at night and were welcomed by helpful, friendly staff and a cocktail :). The hotel looked so impressive and beautiful at night- this theme continued throughout the holiday! It is so grand and large but wherever you are it doesn't feel bombarded with guests, it remains peaceful and relaxing. We stayed on the first floor up overlooking the 'chocolate pool' which was lovely. We found that this pool always had sun beds available even if you only came to the pool at 2:00 pm like we did on our first day. POOLS; there are around 8 pools (I think). We sat in a different place around the pools each day which was incredible as we got to experience the different atmospheres at each one- the pools felt as though they were in different hotels thus allowing us to escape the mini club songs some days but enjoy the fun and games on others. Doing this really made the holiday feel long and it is very intelligently set out to make this happen. Personally, the lazy river was my favourite pool to sit around, it is so relaxing and was lovely to watch people swim past as you sit on your sunbed. FOOD; as we were half board we ate breakfast and dinner in the hotel and the meals were lovely. I anticipated some difficulty in finding suitable meals for myself as I am pretty much vegan (vegan but I do eat fish) nevertheless, the buffet restaurant provided a good variety of foods and on most nights I didn't even eat fish! Despite this, I think the hotel would benefit from labelling certain foods 'vegan' or 'vegetarian' as I couldn't always be sure that (for example) the pasta didn't contain egg products and as it is a vaguely labelled buffet, who knows what they may have put in there? aside this, the food was wonderful and the array of fruits on offer was fantastic! Breakfast was also great as there was a wide variety of cereals and 'lactose free' or 'soy' milk. GYM; I used the gym a number of times- luckily I was only interested in the treadmill as if you wanted to use to cross trainers they weren't great and the bikes were remedial. I also did Pilates one day which was very fun! OUTSIDE THE HOTEL; meloneras is beautiful and very clean. We were impressed with the maintenance of the place and the shops and bars were lovely. We often visited a bar called 'Maximilian's' which was great. One slight gripe- we read on previous reviews that you are able to go into the opposite hotel 'lopesan Costa meloneras' however, as we approached the gates, a patronising security guard told us rudely that we weren't allowed in. There seemed to be a very strange 'no tolerance policy' even though we only wanted to walk through to get to the beach quicker and anyone was allowed in our hotel! It surely didn't ruin our holiday I just wanted to point this out. The staff are wonderfully helpful and every member of staff we came across smiled and said hello. They were all very kind and approachable and we especially enjoyed the sunbed service where our drinks were brought to us at the pool :). We also enjoyed room service one evening and were pleasantly surprised when our food arrived on a little table with complimentary champagne and a flower, with our food underneath in heated draws :). Would definitely come again we had an amazing summer holiday. Thank you Lopesan Baobab!More

Emzleebobs, 1786887

Another lovely stay in the Baobab

Have just returned from our third visit to the Baobab in the last 5 years with my wife and 14 year old daughter and we soon remembered why we like the hotel so much. As others have said the design is unique and very very impressive. Bedrooms are spacious, facilities are very good, service was always polite and efficient and food choice and cleanliness are all super. We also noticed that the grounds are very well landscaped- perhaps the plants had grown since our last stay!. The fact that wifi access is limited to the main public areas and you have to pay for a room safe are slight niggles, given the Baobab is rated at 5*, but do not detract from what the hotel has to offer. The hotel is massive, so accommodates a large number of guests. Towards the end of our stay, between 11-18 July, the hotel was getting busy (understandable) . The two pools with "beaches" attract families so are always busiest, but it is possible to find quieter spots around the other pools or lazy river. Well done to the management of the hotel for instigating a system whereby notices are placed on sunbeds which are left unattended for prolonged periods. This reduced the frequency of that occurring, although I didn't feel that we deserved to receiving a notice at 8.45am while having breakfast for 30 minutes! A couple of suggestions to pass based our experiences:- - We took a travel kettle and tea/ coffee and were able to buy milk from the supermarket opposite the hotel and keep it in the room minibar. (I read in a previous Trip Advisor Review that the hotel will provide kettles if asked). - The are two main buffet restaurants open in the evening, the larger of which shuts at 7.30pm for 1 hour ( the other remains open throughout). We found that if you went to the larger restaurant at c.7.20pm a full selection/choice is available and as people began to leave it became quieter. - Evening entertainment is a bit hit and miss, but would recommend the "Rock Review" or similar title. The band play a selection of popular rock music which was a "hit" even with my 14 year old . ( Note to the hotel management: This should start at 9.30pm and not 9.00pm. It appeals to adults, some of whom are still having dinner at 9.00pm so missed the start). - Bring enough suntan lotion. The supermarket/ shops charge twice what you pay in the UK. I don't usually write comments about holiday reps, but a thank you to the Thomson Reps who were very helpful when my daughter's case was damaged in transit to the hotel. Overall, if you reading this review prior to staying at the Baobab for the first time then you will not be disappointed. Have a super holiday.More



Unlike many other large, luxury hotels, the staff here manage to personalise your stay. The rooms are lovely and the communal areas, although widespread, are divided into smaller areas in such a way as to promote a feeling of intimacy.More

ColleenGrove, 1752250

When can I go back!

Visited Lopesan Baobab for a week 7th-14th July as a couple, and a week in this hotel just wasn’t long enough, we did not want to leave ‘paradise’. The weather was great, clear blue skies and 30 degree weather most days. So first I’ll start by saying I would highly recommend this hotel to anyone considering going. We were greeted with a complimentary drink when we arrived and given a map to help us around the hotel, thank god (we got lost)! We were in block ‘2’ room 2126. A very nice room with a view out of the hotel looking towards the two Riu hotels, but also in between the two quieter pools. Didn’t pay for a pool view so didn’t expect one, we were just happy our room was quiet and had a good view. Have heard some complaints about being on the other end of the hotel (block 9) as it is very near the moonlight cinema which can be loud, late. There are so many pools to choose from, with a good balance for couples and kids… however even as a couple we enjoyed the atmosphere around one of the more kid friendly pool as there were music and activities; for children there is an afternoon mini-disco in the pool and there were sports for adults and for kids e.g. pool volleyball. The animation team were very friendly and hard-working. The hotel itself is magical, the first few days feel like you are constantly discovering something new. From the animals to the quirky African theme, it’s a stunning hotel with a lot of attention for detail, and very well looked after. You always find staff cleaning throughout the day. The food at the hotel was nice,and good themes chinese/mexican etc. As a couple we thought we would go out most nights but we actually enjoyed a drink in the lodge/Richard Burton bar. Cocktails were similar prices to outside the hotel (6.50 euro), and very nice. But on that note Meloneras is a beautiful area, and worth going outside the hotel. We visited K1 for cocktails one night, very nice. Also lots and choice for food lunchtime or dinner time both directly outside this hotel and on the front by Lopesan Costa Meloneras. One evening, we watched Finding Dory at the moonlight cinema which I would 100% recommend! But as usual every hotel has their niggles, and mine are just personal preferences, but I thought I would mention them: No full length mirror in the room and a few broken sunbeds and umbrella (not good when most places are gone and you discover your umbrella doesn’t work when it’s a 30 degree day!) But very small niggles that definitely would not prevent me from returning. There are too many good points about this hotel to name in a review, it is an exceptional hotel from the way it looks to its numerous facilities, and the area. But some other good points I liked, perhaps in comparison to other hotels I have visited… - You don’t have to pay for drinks at breakfast time, tea/coffee/orange juice were all part of the buffet included in half board. - We found the sunbed situation quite good, we would be out about half 9 most mornings and always got a sunbed… no need to get up at unearthly hours! - Although we were disappointed we couldn’t keep our room on the last day, they offered us a shower room (which is actually a proper double room) with a half an hour slot to get a shower and get ready in, free of charge. I would actually recommend doing this and saving yourself 45euro to keep the room on. PS No need to take a hairdryer, very good hairdryer with nozzle in room! Overall, very much a 5* hotel… one of the best I have been, will definitely return. Thank you Lopesan baobab for an amazing holiday. Not thankful for my holiday blues :(More

savvysoph96, 186232

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