My boyfirend and I stayed here in April this year. We had read the reviews on trip advisor - especially regarding the food and decided that some people can be fussy and that we would give it a go. BIG MISTAKE!!!
The food was repetitive every single day. I know you should expect this on an all inclusive deal. But come on, does anyone really expect to be eating what was served at lunch, for dinner? No you dont - especially not at a 4* hotel.
When we did get a meal that we thought was ok, it was spoiled by the fact that it was only ever luke warm at best. You will never got a hot meal in the restuarant.
Also, the staff do not let you have more then one drink at a time at the dinner table. do not expect to be able to have a soft drink and a glass of wine at the same time. It just aint happening!!!
The only good thing about the food was the desserts - they were always nice.
If you have already booked here the only advice i can give is go to the hotel reception and ask for the number of McDonalds. You can ring from your hotel room for the cost of 20p and order a massive dinner for 2 thirds of the price you pay at home. It arrives hot and on time and McDonalds is much better abroad.
The steak al a carte reastuarant was nice, but di not expect a good hearty meal. If you have worked up an appetite during the day then you had better order 2 main courses as they are really small portions.
Did not try the italian but other people we spoke to said it was crap.
The AI deal over all was not very good. You will be given a sheet of paper on your arrival telling you where you can eat and drink. Drinks are served at the pool bar between 10am and 6pm. Very very small measures. Do not expect to get drunk during the day. The pool bar is the only place you can get free drinks during the day. There is another nice bar with a better seating area by the smaller pool but you have to pay.
In the evening you can only drink in the entertianment bar and only until 11pm. But you do get rather large measure, especially if you are nice to the bar man.
On your last day you have to check out by 12pm. This is where your AI deal ends - which is ludicrous - especially if you are not leaving until 6pm like we were.
Pool bar staff were very moody - not friendly at all and you will get hassled by the man who wants to give you a massage.
Pool area was really nice - but you will have to get there early to get a bed. Most people seemed to be tipping the pool attendants to save there beds - then not turning up til late in the afternoon. Which was not very fair on the rest of the guests who could not get a bed. My boyf and i took it in turns to get up and get our beds by 8am. You dont really have any other choice unless you want to sit in a grotty plastic chair all day.
The cleaners were great, very friendly and always cleaned the rooms to a very high standard.
We were upgraded to a suite upon arrival - which was massive!! A hugh bed in a huge bedroom. A massive front room with sofa and chairs, dining table, fridge freezer and cooking facilities and knives forks, plates e,t,c. Very impressive.
The grounds were amazing, absolutley beautiful and the gardners worked so hard to keep them that way.
Unfortunately - tha last 2 items did not make up for the rest of the trip.
I love egypt and would not hesitate in going back. In fact we are returning in 4 weeks, but will be staying at another hotel.
If you have already booked this hotel - try and change it. overall you will be diasppointed.
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- Also Known As:
- Mexicana Sharm Hotel Sharm El Sheikh
- Mexicana Sharm El Sheikh
- Creative Mexicana Egypt
- Creative Mexicana Sharm Resort