Mexicana Sharm Resort
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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 …
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 …
... in late 20’s bodies it was extremely fun and funny and we both squealed like schoolgirls.
Happily for us, majority of the Brits and many other nationalities prefer the safety of one of the swimming pools so the shorefront is relatively more quiet though after having dived in to the sea, I really cannot understand how anyone would choose the stinky pools. Despite this, there is still great people watching opportunities ...
Actual Date: September 1, 2011, 12 hours, 10.1 kms
I figure, I've seen plenty of the "real" Egypt, I deserve now to have a taste of the “fake” Egypt. After going through a tunnel under the Suez, the landscape dramatically changes as the endless flatness of Egypt turns to endless jagged, inhospitable mountains on the left, and pristine turquoise waters on the right. Occasionally the lifeless scenery is interrupted by ...
... vivement pour alerter mes plongeurs, et reussis a leur faire voir le dauphin, qui est a 15 m de profondeur le long du recif... Seule une cliente du groupe de Pete a pu le voir grace a moi. Je suis tout excite car le spectacle est saisissant, meme si il dure peu de temps. Magnifique... En remontant je dis a Pete que j'ai vu un dauphin il est vert, j'ai pourtant essaye de le prevenir mais il ne m'a pas vu... Je suis trop fan. Je ...
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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.
They insist on taking you passport for the duration of your stay but leave them, sometimes unattended just below the counter. When prompted they reluctantly take them out back to possibly lock them up.
Dont expect too many smiles from any of the reception staff or management if you encounter any "issues" while you are there - you will be wrong, accept it.
I would suggest you can find a better place. These people certainly are not going out of their way to please, and I as I live in Egpyt this is not a case of clash of culture - even by Egyptian standards, the receptionists at this hotel are rude.
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!!!
A wonderful hotel, rooms lovely and clean, service good although sometimes a bit slow.The entire hotel is lovely with two swimming pools, one small one heated and one large one.
The buffet style food was a bit repetative, but there was always something you could find to eat, also there is the steak house and Alfredo's an italian restaurant which you paid an extra £4.00 to eat but worthwhile doing so.
a good bus service to and from the beach, the Mexican beach is a sandy beach and good for children. the Diamond beach is a rocky beach but great for snorkelling.
There is also a small bus service to and from the hotel in to Nama Bay, which is worth a visit and also the old market (go and see them turkeys gaggaling away)!
All in all this hotetl was worth a visit and I would recommend it to anyone to go and visit. We also did a day visit to Cario which was a long old day but worthwhile, visit the travel agents down the road called Temo less expensive than the reps at the hotel.
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.
Great Holiday in Mexicana
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!
Mexicana is quiet, but there are buses to both beaches, with some fantastic snorkelling. (Naama bar is close by and has great restaurants and bars. ) The hotel beer is good, the food is local, so may not be to everyone's taste, but they are friendly, always say hello, and the waiters/ bar people are great with kids. We couldn't fault it. Rooms are clean and cheerful too, Although I think the Self catering rooms are a little more basic than the All inclusive ones.
I would recommed going to the rep's meeting on your arrival and booking the Jeep Safari and Mount Sinai. The jeep safari is a great excursion, very well organised and you get to go off the beaten track and see parts of egypt that the beach bums and 5* moaning minnies don't.
Sinai is unmissable for the view at the summit.
Hope you have a great holiday in Sharm. Take lots of Deet insect repellant, there are some mosquitos around when the sun goes down.
Really nice hotel
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.
HOTEL: very pretty, very quiet, and all the staff were pleasent and helpful (even thought they were fasting for Ramadan they were still welcoming and happy to help - I know I wouldn't be!!).
There was no entertainment at the hotel but when Naama bay is only a £2.50 taxi ride away it's not too much problem - also meant it was very quiet for going to sleep each night!
The money exchange was very hit and miss - in the mornings they haven't taken enough money to exchange, in the evening they have already sent their cash to the bank, so unless you catch them at the right time they won't exchange.
ROOM: really nice - large room, maid service every day so well maintained(the maid even made flower arrangements on the bed some mornings and bought us fresh flowers in a vase a couple of days!). Air con' was a godsend!
RESTERAUNTS: there are 4 resteraunts in the hotel, all the staff were friendly and courtious.
Canteen - breakfast was served here each day, contenental, cereal, omlette or various salads and breads each morning. It was fine for breakfast.
Alfredo's - Italian resteraunt which had a fairlly varied menu and the food was nice both nighhts we ate there.
Steak House - Don't bother...
Egyptain - didn't try this one so can't comment...
Sharm/Naama Bay: the best advise I can give you is keep your head down whilst walking!! EVERY shop, resteraunt and bar has someone outside trying to tempt you in - they are all polite and will eventually accept you don't want to see their family photo's and anything else in their shop - it takes acouple of days to get used to being interupted every 5 steps, but after a couple of days you learn to brush them off without too much trouble.
The diving and boat rides are out of this world - you'll spend the whole time with your chin on the floor at the amazing fish and coral (I know I did)!
There are so many resteraunts and bars in Naama Bay that you are guaranteed to find something - they are all similarly priced and offer a similar standard of food. Eating dinner on the beach 5 ft from the shore is very romantic indeed!!
Overall I would say Sharm is a lively, laid back resort, spectacular if you are going for the diving, the Mexicana is a very nice hotel and reasonably close to Naama Bay for the night life.
(mexicana lovely and friendly hotel)
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!!
The food did get a bit more of the same,but from what i have read so are some of the other hotels.The pool bar most of the time had someone serving,but sometimes you had to get out or give them a shout....but so what.
The rooms were spotless, and the bedding was changed every day.Also there was a design made out of the sheets or flowers daily.The steak bar was open, as read in a previous review said it was not,and plenty of people were using it so it couldnt have been that bad.The drinks were fine,but there was no entertainment,although they do put on a free shuttle bus to naama bay and back at night.They also have two private beaches, which have the free shuttle buses running.We enjoyed our stay at the mexicana, and will be returning at some point in the near future.I hope this has been some help for someone who like ourselves were unsure.
Creative Mexicana resort - Sharm el Sheikh
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.
Many of the facilities which are advertised on the creative mexicana website are not even there. The steak house which is mentioned is not even open, they will not change money up in the hotel you have to do that in one of the shops down the road and there are no internet facilities in the hotel again you have to find this down the road (if open when you get there). The mini gym they describe consist of a broken running machines and broken rowing machine.
They do not wash the glasses up properly, just rinsing them once under the taps using there fingers to clean it. DISGUSTING.
The hotel rooms and complex itself were clean which was the only good thing about this hotel. The staff were rude unless you tipped them OFTEN!!
There is no entertainment in the hotel at all either. V. Boring.
There is nothing around it the hotel except a few tiny shops full of rubbish and you have to get a cab into the main town.
WOULD ADVISE NOT GOING TO THIS HOTEL.