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Live at the Cornelia Diamond

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Live at the Cornelia Diamond

Well we have now been at the CD for 4 days and everything is fine just missing a few little touches from The Pallazo..

We arrived at the hotel a little behind schedule as the Mini Bus driver became lost once we got to Belek..It was a fellow passenger in the bus giving instructions lol..But that aside arrived to a lovely welcome as some of our group arrived two days before us..there is now 23 of us in total here.

We were given a Swim Up Room as a free upgrade as we emailed in advance and in the room was bottle of bubbly,chocolates,fruit,cake,Spirt Minatures,A bunch if White Roses and a free ala carte if our choice for our wedding anniversary a lovely touch..However our freinds who travelled with us were given the room next to ours but it was like a adjoining room after you entered the door so there room was much smaller etc..And also a far walk to the pools etc so we both moved the following day to the main building with a sea view and the room is great,large modern etc and the flat screen Tv in the mirror is a nice design.

Drinks are branded and you always get Crisps,Doritos and nuts when there served by the waiters who on the whole are ok.

We have had no issue with moving furniture so we can all sit together as a previoys review saud they did have greif.We did notice y.day a couple playing cards and were asked to stop and put them away as it doesnt comply with the hotels concept..strange..

Pools are fine we sit in the adult section as this pool has a slight salt water taste but is ok and really clean amd warm watet.

We are really missing the pool waiters from the Pallazo last year but we did have a Juice Trolley come around today which was nice. When we go to the Dome Bar to get drinks obviously it can be upto 23 they then bring the drinks around they wont let us carry them on a tray..

The food is ok the Dome Bar lunchtime is fine but the waiters just seem to bring out way more than ordered...Yesterday for example there was 18 sitting down and we must have had 28 dishes brought out lol..

We havnt seen much of the shows as always end up inside in the air con as its quite humid at night but it does sound like party central when it gets going..

Nothing damaged from the earth quake just a few bottles and chairs shaking but all the Turkish people ran out and sat on chairs outside the reception in the car park for two hours which is a normal thing to do apparently.

Played golf and at the Faldo course was nice not busy at all but one tip play real early as even with a buggy it becomes very warm indeed..Booked in the hotel and got a good deal but played at 6.50am and the green fee was half price..

Been to the Chinese Ala carte which was really nice and great service and also the BBQ which is in the Dome Bar in the evening this one is free and was nice..

The main buffet resairent is ok but I have never been to a more busy place in my life..its a real shock when you walk in there for the first time..We went around 8pm...there is a small room at the back for adults only which is nice and your own waiter but get there early you only then have run the gauntlet to find your meal. But the food is fine and so far always been hot and plates are warm to hot which helps.

Nt much else to report but went to the water slides today and there ok but nothing special the slides at the Pallazo are in a diffrent league..the wifi in the rooms and lobby is fine bit iffy around the pools at times..

WIll try and update but if you have any questions please ask and will do my best to find you a answer..

Thanks for reading

Phil

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1. Re: Live at the Cornelia Diamond

H, it sounds like you are having a good time. What format does the BBQ restaurant take? Is it buffet style?

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2. Re: Live at the Cornelia Diamond

Hi

The BBQ is a buffet but the waiters were very good and sat all of us together. This is booked at guest relations and if its not busy they can book you fir the same night.

One nice touch with the ala cartes you can arrive any time between 7 and 8.30 ...

Hope this helps.

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3. Re: Live at the Cornelia Diamond

Thanks Phil, I arrive in three weeks and can't wait! How has the service been generally and is there still bottled beers readily available?

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Interesting stuff

You don't realise how good it is to have waitress service round the pool (roller skates or not)

I've got used to that now wouldn't fancy going to the bar every time I was thirsty or anyone else was thirsty

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5. Re: Live at the Cornelia Diamond

Hi Phil

Pleased your enjoying the CD. How odd no playing cards, what about board games? You always see people with them at all the hotels.

Sounds like you have missed the Palazzo despite a few hiccups when you came to it when it was a new hotel.? The Service here round the pool is great and it is not just drinks they bring round, it is constant stream of delights.

Yes for the last two evenings we have stayed indoors rather than go to the entertainment venue.We even asked for a table inside at the Chinese last night.The Jazz style lady singer was excellent on the stage near the Restaurants!

Enjoy the big party and hope you had a lovely Anniversary ! x

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Hi Soozie

The service has been pretty good on the whole especially now the waiters in the evening know they get a good tip each evening.

Breakfast waiters can be hit or miss asked for tea twice this morning then got orange juice ?... Lunch at the Dome bar is pretty good but they just seem to bring your order then more just turn up..its quite funny to start with then you think what a waste..

Ice creams with cones are available from 9am till late nice to take one after the shows as its really hot in there.

Hi Ann

We did see a couple playing cards inside one of the bars not in the lobby bar so it may be ok in there.We are missing The Pallazo little touches but food here is nice and always hot. I would really recommend the small room at the back of buffet to eat as its nice and cool with your own waiter in the evenings.

Everyone is going to The forest pub tomorrow and the T.bone steaks so we have been told are really good.We have had no issue with booking the Ala Cartes as Guest Relations do this for us i guess as its a large group.

We went to the water slides y.day but there are three adult slides which are ok not in the same league as The Pallazo which spoilt us lol..

Some of the guys are happy as they have Sky Sports 1 on tbe TV in the room channel 60 thats about it english wise apart from the news channels.

Off for a swim

Phil

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7. Re: Live at the Cornelia Diamond

Hi Phil

Thank you for such an interesting thread - really helps us get a feel of whether a hotel is our sort of thing

We're guilty of playing cards most evenings with the children - help them practise maths when missing school!

Might have to choose the right spot at the CD - it looks a huge site.

Are you returning to the Palazzo next time then?

Enjoy it for what it is - dull and grey here in England

X Angela

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8. Re: Live at the Cornelia Diamond

Hi Angela

You will be fiine in tne right spot fir cards.

It is quite a big complex but you soon find your bearings.

The girls have already been looking for The Pallazo already online and we havnt even vern here a week yet !

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Thats not to say were not enjoying it because we are and the food is really good.

Have a lovely time.

Its worth sending the hotel a email if you have any special requests.

Hope the weather improves really hot here again today..

Must go Uce Cream is needed lol

Phil x

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There was Acrobatic show last night and was told it was very good but we didnt make it then afterwards they transformed the Grass Area infront if The Done bar into a Water Themed Party.

They had a Huge Aquarium tank with four swimmers inside and a DJ with a laser show,smoke,and Bubbles blowing every were.They was a huge stage built with Large video screens and great music.Couple of issues with the power going off but it was a good evening.

It hard to describe but alot of work went into it and feeling a bit fragile this morning 😄.

Breakfast was ok and service better this morning and the Guy making the Omelettes didn't have to ask what I wanted. One tip when you ask for tea ask for English B.Fast Tea or you will get fruit/Earl Grey Tea.

Little bit cloudy this morning but sure it will burn away to gave another hit day.

Three of our group left y.day but four more have arrived to take there place every evening is good fun with the waiters now joining in the banter.

Off to the sun bed to try and catch up on some sleep..

Phil

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Hi Phil

We met the couple you mentioned who are married and the guy who is funny is called recep .

He does tricks and lovely with young and old ! It grows on us daily and we are so relaxed.

The food at lunch has been great and hot. We loved the snack bar and service. The breakfast is very good and we love with the pork bacon not the usual beef version.Plates are hot in the buffet and food choice good. Love the adult area and air con is great here.

Sounds like your tempted to come back ??

Glad your all enjoying the CD though.

I noticed several families playing cards here! Would not have done but for your comment.lol

Last night sounds good fun ! Bet your wishing you had not drank so much ! Lol

We had a pier party ! Great band to !

Enjoy your sleep x

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