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 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.
These modern family rooms come with a balcony or a terrace for that added outdoor space. They have 2 double beds, and a child bed in the bedroom. Plus, you'll also find air-conditioning, a minibar, and HD TV included.
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Great Hotel, great Stuff and awesome Food!!
Want to visit again, cause it was one of our best Holidays!!
The stuff was friendly and the Hotel Area is like an Safaritrip;)
Thanks for all and wish u all the best!!More
A HUGE hotel with an african theme. It is really nice but a little run down in the common areas. We had a family room and it was really nice set up. Comfy beds and the room was very clean.
The pools are amazing, best ever! That is what really makes it a five star resort.
The dinner buffet was great, much to choose from and nice presented.
The lunch restaurant opened too late for us, it should be open for more hours because it gets crowded. They could improve that.
Second visit, great, same couple of gripes...
Our second time here which in itself tells you a lot. Some positives; very clean, lovely grounds, excellent pools and lazy river, good food, reasonably priced food and drinks for lunch, friendly staff, good rooms. We liked to sit around the pool where the lazy river is, it gently shelves so perfect for our 3 yr old. We could sit on a sunbed at the waters edge and watch him play in the shallows. The lazy river is great and we buy inflatable rings from the local supermarket. (5 mins walk away) The snack bar at this pool is also good with a nice selection of food and drinks for lunch that aren't expensive. Our room also overlooked the lazy river and was quiet with beautiful views. Worth paying for a pool view room as many of the others overlook the road and car park. The hotel is huge with lots of different routes to walk to get anywhere, little one loved looking for the animals. There are plenty of sunbeds many in secluded areas surrounded by trees if you like a bit of peace and quiet. One of the negatives is the reserving of sunbeds which they state is not allowed and have signs up telling guests not to do it but the staff are reluctant to remove towels unless you ask them to. For safety reasons with our little one we like to get sunbeds on the waters edge, after seeing such sunbeds reserved one day and the guests not turn up until lunch time we asked a life guard the next morning if we were allowed to move towels. He said people aren't allowed to reserve sunbeds so he would remove towels which he did, great, but this was happening right in front of him and he didn't remove the towels until we asked. The people turned up at 1pm and we had got there at 9.30! There are various supermarkets nearby, the closest less than 5 mins, the beach is about 10 mins walk, shopping mall and various other shops 5 mins. We eat out a couple of nights for variety and to get away from the smoke, which leads on to our other really big annoyance and something I think is really disgusting in a 5 star family hotel is the smoking in the restaurant. We wanted to sit outside as the weather was warm but there is no designated smoking area. People do the usual of holding their cigarette away from their own faces, even if that means their smoke goes in my 3 year olds face. If people want to poison themselves then that's their choice but I won't have my child breathing it in. Personally I think it should be banned totally in the restaurant as most people eating don't want to smell smoke. It's so disgusting I would look at other hotels next year which is a shame as just about everything else we are happy with. In today's day and age I just don't think this is acceptable in a family hotel especially. The food in the restaurant is mainly good, great choice with a theme each night. The desserts look better than they taste, many having no taste at all and they seem to use a lot of gelatine in everything. Men need long trousers for dinner but they allow flip flops although there is a sign I saw saying they weren't allowed?! If it wasn't for the smoking situation I wouldn't hesitate to go back but I don't want to be on holiday and have to eat indoors every day but nor do I want stinking smoke in my child's face, for this reason I will look at other options next year. More
Epic in the true sense of the word, love the dark African theme, would revisit
I visited in late May with my wife and we both highly recommend this resort.
On arrival the very dark decor of the interior takes some getting used to, but is by no means a negative point. Due to the scale of the complex rooms are located in different blocks, but all are close to the many, many pools.
Aside from the abundance of pools the other highlight was the food which was varied & delicious. There are two restaurants, we favoured the smaller of the two as it seemed less busy. As we were half board we mainly ate off complex for lunch, but were also impressed by the on-site restaurant which offered a takeaway service for poolside snacking.
Due to the size of the complex we struggled to use all of the facilities and plan to revisit in the future, which is surely a glowing commendation.
Tips for fellow visitors:
Chaps remember your trousers - the dress code for evening dining is strictly enforced!
Watch out for the synthetic sand on the 'beaches' by some of the pools, it is very coarse and almost unbearable if bare footed.
Go and find the turtles, a great evening distraction for adults and kids alike.More
Nice hotel but very dark!
This is one of 2 Lopsean hotels we have visited in under 12 months in Gran Canaria; the other is across the road. This one is good for families the other is quieter and better for couples and older people. This hotel was very nice but i found it very dark; the hallways, walkways and rooms. It was decorated nicely and the food was good. The restaurants were nice although one was only open at certain times and it felt like we kept missing when it was open. We weren't clock watching, we just went for food when we were hungry but rarely managed to eat in there. The hotel was very clean. There's one thing that annoyed me; places by the pool weren't allowed to be saved with beach towels, which we knew, but it was happening a lot. We decided that we wouldn't get a lounger if we didn't do the same (we struggled for 3 days) so on the 4th morning we saved some loungers with our towels while we ate breakfast. When we returned we got told by the lifeguard that we shouldn't have done that even though it was common practice and was very obvious it was happening around us even when he was talking to us-there were 3 people in the pool and there were around 50 loungers with towels on and no people around! I watched for when they arrived back and nothing was said... The evening entertainment was great. Didn't enjoy the "mini disco" at 12pm next to the pool belting out the 80's finest! The big plastic animals in the grounds were ok i suppose, more for kids I think. Loved loved loved the real turtles in one of the walkways! very nice touch! A good hotel but I preferred the other lopsean hotel across the road-same chain of hotels, just much more my style.More