Sharm el Sheikh has become a popular holiday destination amongst British holidaymakers in recent years and, although many people return to the UK having had a fantastic holiday spent with loved ones, family or friends, unfortunately many others’ experiences can be quite the opposite.
In recent months British holidaymakers have complained on TripAdvisor about the poor standards of food and hygiene which have resulted in holidays being ruined.
A gentleman from Sheffield who stayed at the Mexicana Sharm Resort in April 2014 described his holiday as a “holiday from hell” and on TripAdvisor said: “After 3-4 days we noticed more and more people were ill, they brought in a company to start fumigating the pool areas, bars etc, but not the rooms. On an evening around 6 pm the company would then bring in a large machine, which was operated by diesel and fumigate the area whilst we were all having a drink at the bar, the fumes were enough to kill you!
“Since arriving home I have had to visit my GP who said I have been lucky not have ended up in hospital and I am now on more medication for the next 2 weeks. I have never visited anywhere where the people on holiday were on countdown to the day they were due to leave, this is disgusting!”
Another lady from London who stayed at the Mexicana Sharm Resort in March 2014 also warned others to “avoid” the hotel.
“We booked our trip to Sharm El Sheikh via Icelolly.com who recommended us this horrendous hotel!
“We are used to travelling and aren’t fussy at all but this place is by far the worst place we have ever encountered. A nightmare.
“Awful and dirty room (hair on the floor and in the sink, finger prints on the wall, dirty carpet, broken lamp, empty pump dispenser and so on and I don’t even want to mention the state of the bathroom, hideous!
“The All-inclusive buffet was very outdated with horrible food and drinks choices, absolutely disgusting. Indeed, there was not a single thing that was good in this buffet which was empty after only 15 minutes.
“Starving stray cats on the terrace which isn’t very inviting while eating. We didn’t even stay one night, we left after the staff showed us 2 others rooms just as bad.
“We’d have had an atrocious holiday if we’d have stayed at the Mexicana Resort hotel. This place should be banned and definitely not be advertised as a 4 stars hotel by ice lolly.”
Commenting on the recent reports made by British holidaymakers against the Mexicana Sharm Resort, Tracy Stansfield, a holiday illness claims solicitor at Your Holiday Claims said: “Many people save for many months and, in some cases years, to afford being able to go away on holiday abroad to spend time with their loved ones and to enjoy a well-deserved break.
“The management of the hotel and the tour operators that sell package holidays have a duty of care and responsibility to uphold and maintain the highest standards of food and hygiene in holiday hotels to prevent people becoming ill and to ensure their stay is as comfortable as possible.
“In recent years this hotel has been reported to us for similar reasons, yet people continue to complain about poor conditions. We fear that, unless conditions in the hotel drastically improve, many others may become ill during their stay here.
“I hope the tour operators and management staff take these complaints seriously and carry out a full investigation to prevent others from suffering the same experiences.
“It is sad that people have returned to the UK complaining of their holidays being ruined due to conditions that are quite easily preventable and I would urge anyone who has been unfortunate and fallen ill during their stay at the Mexicana Sharm Resort to contact us directly for help to make a claim.
“The law in the UK allows people to make a claim for compensation for illness suffered abroad as a result of failings on the part of the hotel and, with our help, you may be entitled to receive compensation from your tour company.”
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