Spain

Spanish tummy?

Spain is more than just sun, sea and sangria. It offers a myriad of holiday experiences for holidaymakers. Unfortunately not all are pleasant. The range of illness experienced here includes serious gastric problems, Salmonella, Shigella, Cryptosporidium and of course Norovirus. We receive complaints about the quality of the food and water, standards of hygiene, the state of swimming pools, sewage smells and poor plumbing. We also hear from holidaymakers who have suffered harassment, sexual assault or inappropriate behaviour.

The articles below should guide you on the risks of travelling to Spain. If you are returning and have been affected by sickness, illness, assaults or any other holiday issues, please contact us.  

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Spanish Police arrest IS suspect on Majorca

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This latest article from the Majorca Daily News highlights the detention of an alleged suspect purported to be a supporter of IS; the suspect is quoted as stating that this was a 'big misunderstanding'. Full details are provided in the article along with information about the alleged involvement of the UK security services. READ MORE 21 April 2016

Warnings of Stinging Jellyfish by Benalmadena, Costa del Sol, Spain

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A report from EuroWeekly News (12/4/16) has highlighted the arrival of Pelagia Noctiluca or stinging Jellyfish have been found in the waters by Benalmadena on the Costa del Sol in Spain, The report gives advices to holidaymakers or those visiting the area on how to deal with any encounter with the Jellyfish and why they have arrived! READ MORE 21 April 2016

Hotel Riu Club Vistamar, Amadores, Gran Canaria

February 2015 Consumers alleged that they had witnessed, other holidaymakers being sick, many rooms with 'do not disturb' signs shown, ambulances arriving at the hotel, pink and bloody chicken and sickness some of who were found to have Campylobacter upon their return to the UK Current Status We are currently helping holidaymakers with their complaint and will report back soon. Other inform... READ MORE 23 February 2016

Hotel Club Del Sol Apts, Puerto Pollensa, Majorca

July/August 201 Holidaymakers expressed serious concerns and allegations about the swimming pool which they claimed had faecal matter within and the fact that the pool had been closed. They advised that they suffered with illness and complained to the rep who apparently denied that there was a problem. Subsequently, holidaymakers allege that they discovered others also reporting sickness and t... READ MORE 5 November 2015

Hotel Taurito Princess, Playa Taurito, Gran Canaria, Canary Islands

December 2014/January 2015 Consumers alleged that they were not made aware of 'bug' before arrival - management and rep apparently stated that this was 'island-wide'. The holidaymakers also alleged that they had concerns over the quality of the food and that food was not served at the correct temperature and that they suffered with sikcness during their stay. If you have been affected by simil... READ MORE 19 October 2015

Hotel El Trebol, Costa Teguise, Lanzarote

March 2015 Holidaymakers alleged that the food was not served at the correct temperature and that they had concerns over cleanliness, they also spoke of problems with the quality of the rooms and that they suffered sickness during their holiday Current Status Holidaymakers tell us that they are currently trying to resolve their claims; we will provide an update in due course. Other informat... READ MORE 15 October 2015

Hotel Elba Carlota, Fuerteventura, Canary Islands

March 2015 We were told that holidaymakers witnessed others allegedly ill at the hotel and that they saw ambulances arriving at the hotel. There was concern expressed about the way the food was presented and that they had been told that the rep had apparently been ill and that when complaining to the management, they appeared to be aware of the problem. Current Status Holidaymakers tell us t... READ MORE 29 September 2015

Hotel Riu Belplaya, Torremolinos

February 2015 We were told that holidaymakers witnessed others allegedly ill at the hotel and that they saw ambulances arriving at the hotel. There was concern expressed about the way the food was presented and that they had been told that the rep had apparently been ill and that when complaining to the management, they appeared to be aware of the problem. Current Status Holidaymakers tell u... READ MORE 25 September 2015

Hotel Sol Falco, Cala'n Bosch, Menorca, Spain

September 2014 Consumers alleged poor food quality, entertainment and rooms. they advised us that they reported these matters to the hotel rep along with the fact that they all apparently suffered with illness during their stay. Current Status Holidaymakers tell us that they are currently trying to resolve their claims; we will provide an update in due course. Other information concerning t... READ MORE 18 September 2015

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