Tripadvisor, may I point out that the correct address for the Lopesan Baobab Resort is Meloneras as per their own leaflet and not Maspalomas. Your system would not let me find it under Meloneras but that is the correct address.
We went as a family for my 70th birthday, myself, husband, 2 daughters and 2 son-in-laws and granddaughter of nearly 4 years. We had a very enjoyable holiday.
The reception area is quite large and we were greeted with a cool drink whilst we checked in. We had emailed previously for 3 separate rooms to be close to one another. However, our room and my daughter with our granddaughter were 10 rooms away but my another daughter's room was in a different block altogether which she was not happy about and she could not move to another room as the hotel was full!
The rooms are quite spacious with a bath/wetroom and separate wash/vanity area and separate toilet which is quite good. Our balcony looked across the road but we could also see the sea. The air con is quieter than most I have experienced.
On my 70th birthday the hotel provided us with a plateful of chocolate covered strawberries which we all enjoyed washed down with a bottle of champagne provided by our family which was a nice surprise.
The hotel states that there are 2 sittings for evening meals but when we were there 8-22nd September this was not so. You could go down between 7.00 to 10.30pm which was very good. We always ate in the Marula Restaurant as this was not as busy as the Baobab Restaurant. There is a large and varied selection of food both at breakfast and evening meal. My only complaint is that the food on the hot plates was not always hot but only warm. The show cooking food was brilliant and of course hot as you watched them cook the food in front of you. You never waited more than a few minutes as the 2 chefs were constantly cooking fish and usually 2 types of meat as well as the joint he was carving. They all work very hard.The rule for men to wear long trousers is very strict. When we arrived at 9.30pm on our first evening we were not allowed into the restaurant because my son-in-law had crop trousers on. Even though we said we had only just checked in and had not even been to our rooms he was not allowed in so none of us went for our evening meal as we were all very tired. Other nights we saw young women wearing "hot pants" and a couple of older women in jogging shorts and jogging trousers. Although, I agree that men should wear trousers but women should also be appropriately dressed and the management should not let them in if they are not.
The hotel operates a "card system" which acts as a key to your room but also you can pay for drinks, etc. with it so you don't need to carry your cash around with you when in the hotel. Your pool towels can be exchanged once every day either in the morning or late afternnon.
The resort is probably one of the largest we have stayed at with all the pools and the lazy river with its little beaches which were made of gritsand - not fine sand so were hard underfoot to walk on. The gardens were kept immaculate with life size models of elephants, giraffes and zedbras amongst the trees and plants. The childrens enclosed pool area with water slides, shoots and seesaws was very good. Our granddaughter enjoyed it very much and she also enjoyed the lazy river.
The hotel is a short walk down to the supermarket and the promenade and bars and restaurants. The hotel has a short but steep drive up to it so on the return jouney you are climbing.
You have to vacate your room at 12.00 noon and if you are leaving late you can request a courtesy room for a shower and the luggage room is monitored by one of the staff which is a very good idea. You know your luggage is safe.
We would go back again.
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- Lopesan Baobab Hotel
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