Situated in the Sharks Bay area of Sharm El Sheikh, the Melia Sharm Resort and Spa is a popular holiday choice for many holiday makers. The seafront location provides amazing views and the private beach features snorkelling and diving.  With sop much to see and do this should be an ideal all inclusive option for both couples and families. Unfortunately, many visitors to the Melia Sharm Resort and Spa report cases of unacceptable and avoidable holiday illness. have dealt with 25 cases of reported food poisoning at the Melia Sharm Resort and Spa.

Many visitors to the Melia Sharm Resort and Spa experience satisfactory levels of safety and hygiene.  However this is not the case for everyone.   Many holidaymakers have questioned the resorts claim to be a 5 star establishment, observing poor standards of hygiene and unpleasant smells around the hotel.

Symptoms such as vomiting, diarrhoea and high temperatures have been common and are usually related to poisoning or coming into contact with unclean water.  This had lead to many all-inclusive holidays being ruined and many holidaymakers left out of pocket.

Whilst staying in the Melia Sharm Resort and Spa it is important to follow these guidelines to reduce the risk of food poisoning and other holiday illnesses:

  • Avoid foods not cooked thoroughly and/or re-heated incorrectly.
  • Avoid foods not prepared hygienically.
  • Avoid food not stored at the correct temperature
  • Frequently use an alcohol-based hand gel.
  • Avoid salads and any uncooked fruits and vegetables (these may have been handled unhygienically)
  • Avoid swimming in water or pools that appear dirty and untreated.

In the event that you do get ill Sickholiday advise that you seek medical attention whilst on holiday as this will greatly increase your chances of making an eligible claim upon your return.

It is your tour operators’ responsibility to make sure you are provided with a safe, clean and hygienic hotel.

If you have fallen ill whilst on an all-inclusive holiday to the Melia Sharm Resort and Spa, get in touch with a member of our team.  We have over 10 years industry experience and we will be happy to help you through the process of claiming back the cost of your holiday plus any additional compensation you may be owed.








“A strong smell of sewage was noted around the hotel.”

[ezcol_1third]b374ed003a8feb1449661d72f5fc5269-[/ezcol_1third] [ezcol_1third]What should have been a celebration for both Mr W’s engagement and birthday soon turned into a disaster. For almost one week of the holiday, Mr W and his partner suffered with diarrhoea, vomiting and abdominal cramps, for which he self-medicated with rehydration sachets. Excursions such as a V.I.P Heejan boat trip had to be cancelled as a result of the ongoing illness. The food was of a poor standard and inedible at times, with reports of lukewarm, recycled food being served in the dining area.[/ezcol_1third] [ezcol_1third_end]

A strong smell of sewage was noted around the hotel, and on one occasion Mr W was sprayed by a water sprinkler, which also carried an unpleasant smell. Mr W was also served ice, which turned cloudy and dark when melted. The hotel room added to the poor hotel experience, with reports of mould in the bathroom. Overall, what should have been a happy occasion left Mr W with tainted memories.








“The hotel grounds smelled foul…a number of guests fell ill.”

[ezcol_1third]melia-sharm-resort-spa[/ezcol_1third] [ezcol_1third]The couple were left bed-bound for almost two days as a result of developing stomach pains, diarrhoea, vomiting and a raised temperature during their stay at Melia Sharm Resort and Spa. Due to not feeling comfortable with venturing far from a toilet, the couple had to cancel excursions worth £200, for which they were not refunded. On several occasions, the hotel grounds smelled foul when the greenery was watered, and on one occasion another hotel guest vomited in the swimming pool. No attempt was made to close the pool and clean it sufficiently, despite it being apparent that numerous guests were falling ill with similar symptoms. [/ezcol_1third] [ezcol_1third_end]Further, leftover food was added to fresh food rather than being replaced, and the tables in the dining area were constantly filled with leftover food from other guests. These problems extended to the hotel room; the plug sockets, air-conditioning unit and shower were all broken, and mould surrounded the bath. Despite requests, the hotel room was not regularly cleaned, and towels/lined were not changed regularly. Overall, the couple were extremely disappointed with the holiday, and the service provided was far from the 5* price they had been sold on.[/ezcol_1third_end]




“Do not go, 5 star it is not!”

Review of the Melia Sharm Resort and Spa

“Both myself and partner were ill with stomach cramps and sickness and diarrhoea , with the sanitary nature of this hotel I’m hardly surprised.”

Read the full review here.


“Melia Shambles!”

Review of the Melia Sharm Resort and Spa

Reviewed 5 October 2015

“On our last day I watched the bar staff in the main lobby bar clean out the glasses with the tap water, my husband has had an upset stomach since returning and I am sure this did not help.”

Read the full review here.


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