The position of the Diamond is excellent, a pleasant fifteen minute walk along the seafront, to the right, brings you to the town and harbour, in the middle of the town is the bus station with plenty of buses to take you travelling to your hearts’ content, no need to hire a car here. A five minute walk to the left of the hotel takes you to the ferry for Kos and Rhodes.
I would have liked a sea view room, but because we had changed our holiday last minute we had already paid £750 each, for a week, an upgrade was an extra 10 euros each a night, if your lucky enough to get a seaview room, you can watch the sun set from your balcony every night. As the main bar overlooks the sea, we could still enjoy the sunset from the bar with a few free spirits.
The hotel was kept very clean, however, if we chose to eat late in the evening, we couldn’t find a table with a clean tablecloth. The food consisted of a lot of stews and casseroles, which is typical Turkish cuisine, chicken was available everyday, but there was a lack of fresh cooked joints of meat. There was plenty of fresh salads, fruits and sticky Turkish cakes. Sadly ice cream was only available between 2 to 3 pm, when a long queue would form, so I gave up and walked into town to try the local Turkish ice cream which was delicious.
The all inclusive spirits were very good, the brandy was as good as Courvoisier or Martell, my husband, who only drinks 12 year malt whiskey, was very impressed with the hotel brand, and the vodka was as good as Smirnoff. However, the beer/lager was very gassy and the cocktails were sweet and syrupy with very little alcoholic content.
On the whole the staff were very pleasant, but there were one or two sullen waiters who seemed as if they didn’t want to be there. There is a lovely spa with a range of beauty treatment, however, the prices seemed to vary depending on what they thought they could squeeze out of you. I was quoted double what I eventually agreed to pay for a massage, I paid approximately £40 for an hour, which I thought was overpriced, it was a lot cheaper in the town.
It is not a family orientated hotel, as there are not many facilities for children other than a toddler room. The entertainment consisted mainly of disco music, with live music a few times a week. There are three bars each on a different level, but each bar was designed to seat very few people. The top level had a fabulous view, but as the viewing area was furnished with low couches and coffee tables, very few people could sit and watch the sun go down and if you could sit down, the seats were too low to enjoy the view, it seemed such a waste of an excellent view.
It is the type of hotel that older people return to year after year, as it is a safe, pleasant place to holiday.
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