Reporting of Illness at Reef Oasis Blue Bay Resort in Egypt
Stomach bugs and gastric illness are rife at the Reef Oasis
claim holidaymakers. This has led to a number of complaints from guests
returning from this popular holiday destination in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt.
Thomson Holidays claim the resort is one of its ‘Platinum’ rated hotels
and describe it as an ‘award winner’ but this has not deterred holidaymakers from slating it on review sites. In addition Simpson Millar Solicitors who handle many holiday illness and accident claims have received a number of enquiries relating to gastric illness
at the resort.
One guest reported that the group of four people
they were travelling with had all experienced ‘the runs’ and had come down with either diarrhoea, stomach cramps or vomiting. This is severely distressing
to someone on a break, leading to a ruined holiday.
The guest went on to say that the situation got so serious that one guest had ended up receiving medical attention
Another guest criticised the cleanliness of the hotel
while others said the food just wasn’t up to scratch.
Hotel representatives lay the blame for such illness at the door of a variety of environmental causes
and say even a slight change in diet can lead to holidaymakers getting ill. They defend the hotel and deny that cleanliness is an issue
. Simpson Millar deal with tour operators and hotels in this region and hear similar defences all the time.
Nick Harris, Head of International Law at Simpson Millar Solicitors states "that illness can be the result of some very serious infections
including Salmonella, Campylobacter or E. Coli. No matter which of these potentially lethal conditions
attack, it is serious and can be the end of your dream holiday
and even have repercussions into your return home."
Also that "the result of such illness can be several days spent in bed
– or worse – a trip to a local hospital. I advise anyone who has suffered an illness whilst staying at the Reef Oasis in Egypt
to visit their GP and to get in touch with an experienced Travel Lawyer."