Diarrhoea and stomach bugs have been reported in TripAdvisor reviews left by guests who had stayed at Liberty Hotels Lykia in Turkey. One holidaymaker was adamant that the sickness was food related, as they only ate on site. Other guests stated they suffered from severe food poisoning and stomach illness.
The Liberty Hotels Lykia in Turkey
Located in the Dalaman district, the Liberty Hotels Lykia enjoys a beachfront location overlooking a breath-taking bay. The hotel features an onsite water park that includes 18 slides and 7 pools, there are a number of sports and activities on offer, and a buffet restaurant provides guests with freshly baked bread alongside freshly squeezed orange juice.
Put simply, this hotel appears to have a lot to offer British holidaymakers, however, last month we reported on problems with sickness and diarrhoea at the Liberty Hotels Lykia, and it appears that since then, problems have persisted.
Reviewers report stomach illness and diarrhoea
TripAdvisor reviews for the Liberty Hotels Lykia are generally quite favourable, with the resort receiving an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 based on 2,556 reviews. The hotel is also ranked #18 out of 102 resorts in its local area, however, these stats are not reflective of every guest’s stay at the hotel.
Some reviewers who stayed at the Liberty Hotels Lykia this October have reported that they experienced problems with illness and food poisoning, suffering from symptoms such as stomach pain and fatigue, and in some cases; diarrhoea.
‘Samantha V’ left a review titled “Needs to be shut down“. In her review, ‘Samantha V’ explains that she visited the resort with a party of 19. During the second day of their stay, a “dreaded sickness bug hit“. She goes on to state that “16 in total, including 7 children, suffered [from the illness]” explaining that “[she] wanted to come home as soon as the first member got [ill]“.
Samantha also stated that they “didn’t drink [the hotel’s] water, have ice in [their] drinks and didn’t even use the air con“, adding that “those of you who don’t get it are considered the lucky ones“.
‘Mary H’ submitted a brief review titled “WARNING Sick after day one Beware. Thomas cook“. In her review, ‘Mary H’ comments on a problem with “sickness [and diarrhoea]“, stating that there has been a “bug on site” for a “long time“.
In his review titled “Not recommended at all. Worst experience in years“, ‘Alexander V’ says that although the location was nice, “severe food poisoning” spoiled their holiday. ‘Alexander V’ points out that this was not an isolated incident by stating that “several others from [his] group got it on the same day“.
Overall, Alexander describes the hotel as “horrid” and says that he spent the majority of his trip “lying in bed feeling sick instead of enjoying a supposedly high-class destination“.
Stomach sickness and diarrhoea on holiday
If you suffer from diarrhoea, stomach pains or vomiting on holiday, then it’s possible that you have contracted a gastric illness.
A common type of gastric illness is Gastroenteritis, which affects people of all ages. The condition can be caused by consuming contaminated food or by coming in contact with contaminated objects or infected people. To limit your chances of becoming infected, it’s advisable to make sure that the food that you’re served has been cooked all the way through and to avoid drinking local water unless you’re completely sure that it’s safe to drink.
Even if you take these precautions, you still may be at risk of getting sick abroad. If the produce used by the hotel kitchen staff is grown in unsanitary conditions, then it may already be infected with harmful bacteria before it even arrives at your hotel. Equally, livestock that is tainted by faecal matter can also carry harmful bacteria that can make you ill.
You could be owed compensation
If your holiday was booked as an all-inclusive package deal through a tour operator in the UK and you suffered from a stomach illness, then under The Package Travel Regulations 1992, you may have grounds for a claim.
Contact one of our travel law specialists today for a free no-obligation consultation, and we can advise you if you’re able to can claim compensation on a ‘no win no fee‘ basis, as well as the best way to proceed with your claim.