Just back from the Cornelia 2 days ago. Good 7 day holiday. The hotel is very good but not perfect. Here are a number of comments whilst all is fresh in my mind:
Weather a bit hit and miss, 2 days cloud and a bit of rain, I guess you risk this in October, but temperature always nice, 24 - 27 in day.
Stayed in Garden Rooms, had not read the Thos Cook acknowledgment properly and was expecting a sea view. Could not change or upgrade as hotel full. Room OK but balcony overshadowed by a pine tree. A bit of a walk in bbut OK except when it rained.
Food great, main buffet a bit of a scrum but the 5 a la carte restaurants a better choice - although you have to be quick and phone at 6.00 pm to get in. Sofa French and the International restaurants were super, the Hedera was very good.
Service generally very good.
Why oh why dont they heat at least one of the pools - they are freezing! Including the ones outside the swim up rooms, cant say I liked the look of them, too open and cramped up. Anyway the sea was warmer so I swam there. By October you need some heat in the pools.
Germans and Russians, yes but biggest numbers seemed to be Brits. No problems with anyone. Everybody happy. A lot of golfers.
Local area not exactly pretty. Belek a waste of space unless you want an expensive handbag. Hired a car 1 day from the hotel. Beware petrol is expensive. Went to Aspenda, very good, and into Antalya, quite an experience, would never have found the harbour without Satnav. Recommend the lower Dudek falls (at Lara beach). Generally roads are quiet but in town driving is done without signalling and no lanne discipline.
Thomas Cook flights on time, as cramped as you expect these days, but they did manage a new all-time low with food, just appaling. A 15 mile airport transfer somehow took almost an hour and a half.
Would I go again - no. Would I recommend - yes with knowledge of the minus points.
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