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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Golf Offer

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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suite with sea view and balcony

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.

1 bedroom family room with balcony or terrace

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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The clean, green dream resort

Never have I seen a place that is so clean! pool chairs and tables are cleaned every morning, tables are cleaned after each guest (no matter how busy the restaurant is), window cleaners hang form cables like Cirque du Soleil artists and they have a very safe no-glass policy at the pool. Staff is super friendly and helpful from bartenders tot cleaning ladies from receptionists to poolboys. They do anything to make your stay comfortable and unforgettable. The gardens, pool area and bars are surrounded by trees, flowers that make an African themed decor. With multiple pools it is never crowded and if you want to leave the hotel it is a 3 minute walk to nearby shops from supermarkets to shops selling high street brands like Rolex, Hackett and Ralph Lauren.More

Jgborgesius, 188590

Great place for your holiday

Last Friday we returned from a 11-days stay at Lopesan Baobab. We had a great time. If you're looking for a place to relax, and enjoy this is the place to be. The hotel is beautiful, spacious, and a lot of thought has been spent on every detail. It never felt as if it was too crowded, not at the pool(s), bar(s) or restaurant(s). Food, drinks, staff, service, swimming pools, rooms... actually everything was really good. The hotel is only a short walk from the shops (including supermarket), the boulevard and the Moonlight Cinema (open-air cinema). On the day you leave, the hotel offers a room - free of charge - so you can shower and change before heading to the airport.More

moorlion, 188590

Brilliant for Gluten Free!

We spent 11 days here at the end of July/start of Aug 2016. I'll do a list of pros and cons to get straight to the point! Pros: First and foremost, the awareness of food allergies and intolerances is brilliant, beyond brilliant infact! I'm coeliac and a fussy eater, which makes for a chef's nightmare (I know, I'm married to one!) but upon request the head chef at Boabab would personally show me all of the dishes, including sides and sauces that were gluten free. Additionally he would make me a pizza, a pasta dish, a toastie or baguette upon request during meal times. This was also the case during the day, I was able to sit by the pool with a gluten free pizza. Absolutely fantastic selection of food, inc caviar and sparkling wine every breakfast if you so wish! 10/10 for food. Gorgeous hotel in general, very clean and beautifully designed. My friend described it as an African Jurassic park, which is pretty accurate minus the dinosaurs. I loved how the hotel felt so open, with bamboo tunnel corridors and the terrapin & fish pond. The entrance is spectacular, we arrived at night when it was illuminated and it was a real 'wow' moment. Room was lovely and spacious, ideal for our family and the cot was perfect for our son. I loved the little details like the hotel logo embroidered into the bed sheets. Kids entertainment was brilliant, the animation team work relentlessly and we're always on form. Our son is only 19 months so too young to make the most of this but he loved Panchi and the kiddie disco. I loved the foam party 😉. General resort area is nice, pretty small but worth a mooch of an evening. There's a supermarket up the road where we stocked up on water, snacks and alcoholic drinks for the room. Cons: We had a leak above our bathroom, it was quite apparent that this was an ongoing issue that needed fixing properly. During our stay it was replastered and we were assured it was fixed, but within a few days the leak was back. The hotel offered to move us into a different room but we were half way through our holiday at this point, unpacked and settled so we chose to stay. The plaster was literally falling off the roof and into the bath, which wasn't pleasant and when I mentioned this to reception I was told "accidents happen", they didn't seem particularly bothered. Smoking - I'm going to be a proper Brit now and have a moan about this! There were too many people smoking around children, mainly by the pool. There were kids everywhere and some of these kids had parents who were lighting up; I know it's a cultural thing as in the UK smoking is heavily banned in some public spaces but I just felt as though there should be smoking only areas. There were cigerette butts buried in the beach area of the pool, which wasn't nice when you've got kids playing and digging. There were people smoking at the kids disco too, I just think there's no need for it where there are kids running around and playing. I'd love to see smoking banned in those sort of areas or smoking only areas. Security. We had friends come to our hotel twice, they were quite literally able to walk straight in, and spend a good few hours with us which was great for us! But not so great that anyone can come in and use the facilities, take up sun loungers etc. There is a security guy on the door but how is he to know who is or isn't a guest?! I think the hotel should figure out a way to ensure guests only are able to access the hotel, especially as it costs so much to stay there. More

Christina W,

Relaxed week

We travelled with friends with flights from Bristol staying in 2 rooms. We arrived a few hours late after a flight delay and missed our evening meal but check in staff gave us a voucher for lunch on our last day to compensate. Off we went to our adjoining rooms above one of the quiet pools. Rooms are spacious with a good sized balcony. The tv is a let down unless you speak German or like sky news on repeat, 20+ German channels versus 2 English news channels! The public areas are well laid out and we spent most days around the pool near the Richard Burton bar, quieter with less children but limited sun beds that can get reserved very early......so be quick to get one. Pool service was ok and the bar is close enough to walk too as is Pili Pili restaurant for dine in or takeaway. We were staying half board and the options at breakfast and dinner were more than acceptable with variations each evening. The biggest disappointment for us was when dining outside, something us Brits can't do that often. There is no separation between smoking and non smoking. The hotel can remedy this simply by splitting the outside area in 2. This would also make a difference for families with children. The area around the hotel is safe and well kept with a 5 minute walk to the promenade for a drink at sunset or browsing the shops. We would return but only if the price was right. We would rate Lopesan Baobab as a 4 star rather than 5. There are small issues that could easily be addressed to change this such as the wifi, tea & coffee in the room, a better tv choice, bigger towels, free safe.More


Waste of money

I have never stayed in a 5* hotel before and worked so hard to save the money and was looking forward to a week in the sun in this impressive hotel. I requested a pool view room but instead got the view of a top of a kitchen it was also my birthday but again no real effort was made on our arrival, our room was spacious and clean but the fridge was rubbish milk would only last a day if you were lucky in there.we went as a couple if you are looking for a relaxing chilled out break dont come here its over run with kids and families. I felt as a couple we got overlooked the staff in and outside of the hotel are more concerned about families we had to wait ages in the bar to get a drink the staff are running round like idiots and meal times were a bit like a butlins holiday camp you cant relax people are pushing and shoving in the ques it seems they just want you in and out i had my plate snatched from underneath me on a few occations just because i sat back to have a sip of my drink. The food is ok bit repetitive we decided to eat out a few times but is expensive.The hotel itself is amazing and huge aswell as the pools one thing that really irritated me was the sunbed situation the amount of people reserving sunbeds is ridiculous on a couple of days we were unable to find a bed by 9.30am although staff come round and put notes on the beds nothing is really done to resolve this problem. The shops are all boutiques selling clothes,perfumes and designer goods again quite expensive. There was no real nightlife down on the sea front seemed very low key to what we were expecting. Dont get me wrong if you are a family you will love this but as a couple with no kids it just wasnt for us ive stayed in better 3/4* hotels sadly i will not be returning.More


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