Creative Mexicana Hotel, Sharm El Sheikh
- Age Group: 31 - 40
- From: United Kingdom
- Traveller type: Young Couple
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Fantastic stay recommend it to everyonefrom A TripAdvisor Member
Not once did we ever encounter rude staff if anything it was the opposite and i am planning on returning there this coming October with my 2 daughters and a friend.
We made many good friends at the hotel and my children just loved the tricks that some of the employees did with the napkins.
We could not say anything bad about the food as we ate there quite often throughout our 2 week stay, the food was beautiful, very fresh and very tasty.....
There may only be a disco upstairs everynight and that is your choice to go to it, again very friendly staff who will dance with you if they see you looking bored, so beware, hahahaa.
For anyone with complaints about the waiting time in Egypt it is a common factor that things are done in "Egyptian Time" in other words yes it may be a bit slow but you do get it eventually, and only the impatient "complain".
I loved this resort and the staff and will return again and again to see my good friends that i made, keep up the good work Mexicana Sharm......
Disappointedfrom A TripAdvisor Member
However good the place looks i would not recommend the Creative Mexicana Hotel to anyone especially going All Inclusive, this is for two reasons, The Food and The Staff!!
All Inclusive is completely pointless, the food in the main restaurant is disgusting, the only thing that didn't look and taste awful was the pasta which was cooked in the corner by a chef and you were abale to choose what to have with it. At breakfast was the same story but instead of Pasta the chef was cooking ommlettes which were also pretty rough, a tip for breakfast, ask the egg chef to do a fried egg rather than an omlette, its the only way you can get something half decent for brekkie! The food was dreadful, there is a very small selection of drinks available whilst you are having your "meal" and you have to pour these yourself!
The bar at the pool starts serving at 10 am, all inclusive people are only allowed a glass of drink whether this be beer, water or coke. If you go and ask for a bottle you are pretty much told to F off, however if you pay for it then you can take a bottle! The swim up bar is completely pointless, the barman actually said to us "you get out of the pool and come round the otherside for a drink" it takes ages to get served and when you do get your order in it's like you are asking for the earth and that you are bothering them, very lazy and ignorant staff! The pool also has 3 or 4 "business men" in one corner who offer services, Chico the massous (very good) then there is a henna tattoo guy who was rubbish and din't have a clue what he was doing, there is a guy who has glass bottles filled with different coloured sand and makes the sand into camels and birds etc, we thought he was good until we went to naama bay and saw the professionals at it!! Then there is a guy who does plaiting and rasta hair styles, he is a nice guy and does a pretty good job on your hair!
The swim up bar closes at 6pm and then the bar upstairs of reception opens, this bar stops serving drinks to all inclusive people at 11pm, after that you have to pay which is a complete con! The barman at the upstairs bar was a complete idiot, we would go up to the bar to order a round of drinks and he wouldn't give us a round until all of us had finished our other drinks and we had bought the glasses back to him! Not the kind of service you would expect from a 4* hotel!
I would highly recommend eating at the Steak House and the italian restaurants in the reception area, its a break from the crap they serve in the main restauraunt and is top notch grub, the steak house do a great steak and include starter salad, any main dish and desert all for 4 quid! It was one of the best steaks i have ever had!! There was 6 of us for the meal and it came to 10 quid per couple including drinks!
In conclusion if you are looking for a hotel to stay in and are planning to be out all day and eat out at night then this is the hotel for you, if you want an all inclusive holiday then stay well away.
Fantastic Holiday, lovely hotelfrom LynseyLondon
The Mexicana was a lovely hotel! Extremely clean, well maintained, beautiful gardens, nice clean pool and the staff were incredible. The room was cleaned thoroughly every day - they do arrive fairly early though so be warned! The breakfast was nice - same every day but there is a wide selection so suit most tastes. We ate at the hotel restaurant three times which is unusual for us but the food was nice, prices excellent and the waiting staff very efficient and pleasant. There is a Steak House and an Italian and you can choose from either menu in each restaurant. Prices are about 3.00 for a main meal and 2.00 for a starter. When we travelled to Naama Bay we used the tax service recomended by the Hotel - Golden Limousines. 25 Egyptian Pounds to get there - £2.50 and the same back. The blue and white tourists taxis are the same - never pay more than that, however the one time we did use these taxis it was the most frightening journey of my life! It is not hard to see why Egypt has the highest road deaths in the world! Nevertheless the driver was lovely again! Avoid using taxis offered to you by young men in the streets of Naama Bay - not unsafe but they claim not to have change when you arrive at your destination.
At the hotel we found the reception staff to be quite useless and disinterested and this was really our only complaint about the place.
Plenty of excursions are available and I would recommend getting a visa at the airport when you arrive, it's only £10 but it does allow you to go to Ras Mohammed which apparently was amazing. We were a bit sceptical when we arrived at the airport and fet we were being fleeced so chose not to, which was a regret. Despite this we went on the Coral Garden snorkling trip which was very good - three stops, lunch and all drinks provided (nice boat too!) £26 which we thought was a good deal. Don't forget to take your snorkel the fish are outstanding and are not afraid at all!
We had no problems with dodgy tummies really but I would suggest taking a pack of Immodium just in case.
As you can tell form my ramblings I had a superb time and would highly recommend!
Very nice hotelfrom hugechap
One sour note , try to avoid changing your money at the hotel , for one thing there exchange rate is lower than available from the banks ( @ Naama bay ) and both myself and my friend were short changed by the counter staff ( top tip.........count everything )
p.s. would recommend Mohamad's taxi............he sits outside the hotel ( in a clapped out Pug 406 ) he will come and get you again from Naama etc.
**Dont bother going all inclusive!!**from deejay4237
accommodation- the bedrooms were ample big enough with a tv, walk in shower, but no bath. which was okay for me as the shower was very powerful. we had a room with twin beds and they were double beds so loads of room. air conditioning was spot on.
FOOD- dreadful at breakfast there were a selection of pastries, no much cereal if any,some bread for toast and fruit juice. i had a couple of omlettes which were nice,
lunch time- the food wasn't labelled so didn't know what you were eating, and very repetative, so every day there were potatoes, salad, pasta, selection of meat but don't know what. bread and rice and that was about it.
Teatime- Pretty much the same as lunchtime
sometimes had lasagne which was okay, but my friend and i got ill on the 3rd day and we've never felt so ill. alot of stomache ache and going to the loo every 5minutes not what i expect of a so called 4star!
been to Egypt 3times now and first time i've been unwell. so went and had meals out after that.
MAIN POOL BAR served alcoholic drinks and soft drinks but no fruit juices which was bizare!! had to pay extra for it.
the food was nice there but you had to pay for it as All inclusive food was served in the main restaurant.
ICECREAM- were nice but again had to pay extra?!!
SMALL POOL BAR- didnt serve any drinks unless you paid AGAIN BIZARE?!
BEACH BAR- served only soft drinks no alcoholic drinks, fruit juices or food unless you paid for it again -- me off abit.
the mexicana beach was abit gruby where the mexicana hotel had the section of beach but if you walked around near the jetty and pain 2quid for a sunbed then you had a lovely spot, highly recommended.
DONT LOSE YOUR POOL CARD- as i lost mine and had to pay 5 english pounds which was my own fault.
THE POOLS were lovely, but beware by 9am all the sunbeds have gone as there's more guests than beds!!
Overall this place would be great if you do a self catering option. And dont eat the food at the hotel!
amazing holiday!from stella82
Nice hotel, but food not good!from KellyPasqua
Great Friendly and Clean Resort - Recommendfrom daz_axe
Clean first class accommodationfrom adrianvillafan
Went with an open mind after reading some differing reviews and can thoroughly recommend this accommodation.
Although a taxi ride to old Sharm(or 30 minute walk)and Naama Bay this is a quiet and relaxed complex that suits couples or couples with toddlers. There is nothing going on for children and teenagers, which didn't bother us as we were children free on this break. Our bedroom was large and spacious with a balcony that housed two chairs and a table. The bed was the biggest I had seen and very comfortable with a good quality matress. Extra pillows and blankets are available on request. There is a TV with a 24 hour movie channel and a few other english speaking channels. Ther is a comfortable sofa, dressing table and plenty of wardrobe and drawer space. The bathroom was clean with full width mirror above the basin and a large walk in shower area. There was always hot water and the room boasted air conditioning and heating (which was needed in January as the evening were a bit chilly). The staff were always friendly and very polite. Rooms are cleaned every day with new bedding and towels. The hotel has now got a Guest relations manager 'Pasquele' from Sweden who has rattled a few cages and some of the previous gripes from other reviewers have been dealt with (entertainment now on every night in the bar on the roof of the hotel) . Pasquele has many years experience in the hotel industry and is ensuring the quality standards remain high and tweaking little things here and there. Naama bay by taxi should cost no more than £20 egyptian pounds and agree before you get in the taxi. Taxi rides are not for the faint hearted, but you could take the free shuttle bus which starts at 9.00 p.m. Naama Bay is lovely but you just have to get used to the Egyptian selling methods. A swift no thanks or no I have already eaten tonight usely suffices. Bartering is the name of the game if you want to buy anything, you should always aim to pay no more than half what they ask for initially. Hard rock Cafe, Dragonera(Chinese), the restaurant above McDonalds (forgot the name) all are excellent value. Not too impressed with Old Sharm very dirty. Snorkelling and diving is a must, recommend any of the boat trips, cheaper when booked in Naama Bay.
Loved the areafrom Auldtimer
Will return again. Excellent value
Top Local Tips for Sharm El Sheikh
Taxis Don’t book trips with your rep, you can get them a lot cheaper in Naama Bay and they are perfectly safe. Unless you are particularly keen on diving, snorkelling is just as good. If you want to dive there are quite a few wrecks to explore. Only pay 20 Egyptian Pounds in a taxi to get into Naama Bay from the Mexicana. Pay no more than 80 EP to airport. Don’t be tricked by them saying they need an extra 20 to get past security when you arrive at the gates to the airport, this is rubbish. When haggling start off by going way below half of what they say, then meet in the middle if they are not budging but don't go over half of what they say.
Blue and Whites These cabs are always buzzing up and down the road and it is an experience getting into one,but a good experience. A must try when ur in Sharm
try everything Get talking to the Egyptians - they are not trying to rip you off (tho' those in Naama Bay seem most like they are) and definately try a pipe and tea!
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- Address: Om El-Seid Hill - Sharm El Sheikh - Egypt
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