Mexicana Sharm Resort
Travel Blogs from Sharm El-Sheikh
I was supposed to go to St Katherine's monastery today but being Sunday the place is, understandably, closed. So instead I had a lazy day in Sharm.
I took the shuttle bus to the Coral beach at 0930 but I didn't have a snorkel and it was hot and crowded so I stayed about an hour then came back to the hotel for lunch. I negotiated to "hire …
Another early start as I had a morning flight to Sharm El-Sheikh. My wake up call came at 0430 but I was already awake. I heard the call to prayer in the distance as I lay in bed contemplating getting up.
I'd packed the night before so all I had to do was shower, dress and pack my last minute bits. At 0530 on the dot I placed my bags …
... so I guess we disappointed them.
We wondered the length of the beach looking for the "public" beach area. On the way, we found a sign for "Happy Hour" from noon to 1pm. After more wandering we found the "public" beach. But by that time it was noon....so we went back to our first find - HAPPY Hour - and had some Egyptian beers with some ...
... I would be more than happy to stay awhile. It's hard to believe that in 2004 a terrorist drove a truck into the lobby of this hotel and detonated a bomb, killing 34 and injuring hundreds. Not incidentally, we go through several layers of security to get into the hotel. But I doubt the place is much of a target now, seeing we're about the only guests here.
We have the afternoon free, so Bruce and I try relaxing on the beach for a bit. That's when we get hit ...
... in Naama Bay. Hamdy, my favourite waiter, served me soup and bread and we joked around a bit. His final conclusion was that J is a very lucky man (and who am I to argue?). The next day it was time for some more diving. We took the boat near Tiran Island this time. We did a drift dive at Woodhouse Reef and dove at the incredible Jackson Reef. Due to the current we couldn't go all the way to the drop off point and so I'm sorry to say that the only shark I've ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Swimming pool
- Fitness/Health center
- Business Services
Historical Traveler Reviews Mexicana Sharm Resort Sharm El-Sheikh
Aesthetically the Hotel is great. Nice pools and good value rooms - shame about the incompetency of the reception in checking in, checking out and dealing with the inevitable issues for t he duration of the stay.
Great hotel lovely staff
me and my wife just returned from a one week stay b&b at the mexicana on the 16th january. the hotel rooms and staff were great especially our new egyptian friends islam and aymar already booked up again for march with the kids so cant wait well recomended they also have two lovely beaches the mexicana beach is great to laze about on the other diamond beach is great for snorkling so have a great stay.
Just got back last night Jan 15 and am on the net looking to go back again. The hotel, food, people and resort was excellent. Rooms are clean and big. A must do is the Jeep safari for £40. A tip is to take english money and change it over there for a better exchange rate.
Great Journey , Great People
Many talked about the rooms and the hotel and the food. So i will not repeat what did they say but i will apply more information none talked about it.
Its the shops that related to Mexicana in front of the Bus Station. specially the Silvershop.
The owner or the seller they are both so friendly and so kind. you will not believe if i told you that i didnt buy something from there althought i had the best friends there. They were so helpfull to me too.
As i discovered after my tour to pld market and naama bay this shop has the lowest prices. and a very good collection like any shop in old market and naama bay, beside they are ready to serve you all the way.
Just been to the Creative Mexicana for a weeks all inclusive. A bit apprehensive after reading some of the reviews posted. But what is all the fuss about!!!
Lovely friendly hotel
Date:28 November 2005
Reviewer:A TripAdvsor Member;Wiltshire
We have just returned from a week all inclusive at The Mexicana Hotel.The sevice here is very good although sometimes a bit slow but everyone is really friendly and helpful.The food is of good quality but it seems to be the same for lunch and dinner every day.There were nine in our party and none of us were ill during our stay.I would recommend this hotel and would certainly go back again myself.
Sharm El Sheikh has a lot to offer and The Red Sea is second to none.Naama Bay is good for shopping although we prefered to go to The Old Market as it is more authentic and we had a great laugh when the local shop owners dressed us up!!!
Overall we had a fantastic holiday.
My partner and I spent 2 weeks at the Creative Mexicana. We paid very reasonable prices and were actually really amazed at how good it was condiering what we paid. There have been some unfair reviews of this hotel, which I think are unjust, you have to take it in context of the country you're in. If you want English food, entertainment every night, busy bars and all that, then go to Benidorm!
Recently returned from a week in Sharm El-Sheikh staying at the Mexicana - we are a couple in our mid 20's and stayed in a double room on a Bed and Breakfast basis.
I stayed at the creative mexicana with my wife, and daughter for a week recently, all inclusive.I had read a few reviews, and wasn't sure what to expect.The hotel was lovely,and the staff very friendly and always had a smile on their face,whether you tipped them or not!!
We spent two weeks in this hotel and couldn't wait to get home. We went on an all inclusive basis and the food was the same for lunch and dinner for the whole two weeks. Many people we spoke to couldn't wait to get home and were disgusted by this hotel. The staff were very slow, we always had to wait ages to get a drink and we were all completely ingore when at the pool bar often having to get out to get the drinks, so pool bar pointless. Many people ended up with an upset stomach, vomiting and diarrhoea for part of there holiday, with one having to call out a doctor they were so bad. Even the restaurant which you had to pay for was awful, menu was terrible too.