This place has a big lagoon pool and an international restaurant. Plus, there’s plenty here for children.
This place has a pair of pools. One’s a huge lagoon number with a Jacuzzi®, while the other’s a shallow pool just for children. There’s also an international restaurant with a spacious sea-view terrace.
These apartments are in the heart of Protaras, a couple of minutes’ walk from the nearest shops and tavernas. And it’s just a 15-minute walk to Fig Tree Bay, a sandy Blue Flag beach.
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Food & Drink
Bed and Breakfast
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Breakfast and a set menu for dinner.
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A large, free-form pool with a waterfall and geysers, surrounded by airbeds and sun loungers.
International and local cuisine restaurant
Food is served here all day, with a set menu for those staying Half Board. You'll be able to choose to sit indoors or out on the terrace where there are sea and pool views.
Kids’ Club by TUI Family Life for 3 to 11 year olds
Designed for 3 to 11-year-olds, our Kids’ Clubs by TUI Family Life offer daytime activities, five times a week. To ensure all activities suit your little and not-so-little ones, we’ve split the Clubs into age groups and tailored the activities for each. Just like in our TUI Family Life resorts, there’s Bamse Club for 3 to 5-year-olds and @611 Club for 6 to 11-year olds, so you and your kids get a taste of the full experience. For your peace of mind, all of our Kids’ Club team are trained to UK standards by TUI, and have undergone relevant checks.
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Studio with Balcony
These spacious contemporary studio apartments come with a balcony for some extra room outdoors. Along with a lounge, your apartment will also include a kitchenette, an extra bed and air-conditioning.
1 Bedroom Apartment with Balcony
These spacious contemporary 1 bedroom apartments come with a balcony for some extra room outdoors. Along with a lounge, your apartment will also include a kitchenette and air-conditioning.
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Arrived and was checked in within 5 mins. Family room on corner looking towards sea and pool to one side; good view. Very large room. Bedroom around 15sq ft with cupboard for hanging clothes and around 10 drawers in total. Good free air conditioning system in both rooms. Main area had two sofa beds, hob, microwave, fridge, toaster, cutlery, plates and cups. Small balcony. Safe is €15 a week and there is a hairdryer. TV but you need hire remote for €10. As half board advised of gluten allergy in advance and bread was provided. Staff were flexible with menu to meet allergy issue. Evening meal is three course set menu with choices for each course. Breakfast is set menus with different options. Food is eaten outside. Hotel allows half board guests eat out at four different restaurants in the main street around five mins walk. Kyklos Greek Restaurant, Marcellos Italian Restaurant, Lemongrass Pan-Asian Restaurant and Braseiro Brazilian SteakHouse. Kyklos is a few minutes extra walk away. Hotel has grill buffet on Thursday. Food was plentiful and tasty. Lidl across street is useful for drinks, fruit and bread to make sandwiches. Hotel food and drinks prices no different than anywhere else. Tennis court near kids pool area. Fig tree bay is around 10 minutes walk. Pool is quite big, with shallow parts, around 4.5 ft deepest and with a bar at one end. Also a kids pool which didn't seem get too busy as most kids were in big pool. Pool was closed around 1pm for two hours for two days I was there for cleaning due to kids using pool as toilet - hotel should enforce kids so young use the children's pool rather than keep inconveniencing a lot of people, mainly adults who want a swim. Acts on some nights. Two free pcs with internet. More
Truly Brilliant. Stayed for a week self catering, rooms have everything you need and are spacious, with ldil over the road you have access to your everyday essentials. The pool area is large and clean, the hotel is a 5 min walk to the beach and less to the main strip which as numerous shops, bars and restaurants. The brilliant is a perfect base with very friendly staff, entertainment and close to everything you need for a perfect holiday.More
The best holiday ever
This was our first time here but not our last. The Brilliant Hotel is an absolutely outstanding Hotel. From Receptionists to bar staff and cleaners. All make you feel welcome and can not do enough to make your stay as great as they can. We had a corner apartment which was huge (301) with lots of space huge comfy beds and cleaned every other day. We had a fantastic view of pool and sea. It really is in a great location with Lidl just across the road and a short walk through the square to the main strip and beach. The best bit for me was the pool, large enough for a swim whilst kids were playing. If you want a specific sun lounger then you do have to rise early, but if you're not bothered where you sit then you can still get a lounger at 11am .We met people who have been going for years and I can see why. We are a family of four with two older teenagers and are already making plans to go back next year. Some great places to eat on the strip too. Thanks Karen/Karmen/Andrew all staff at The Brilliant. See you next year.More
Joanne F, 186411
Just returned and we would highly recommend
Stayed here with my partner and my 14 year old son for 10 days, on a half board basis. The appartments are really well located 5 minutes walk away from the centre, with a Lidl accross the road. We had a great stay, staff were friendly, helpful and attentive. The inclusive AC was eseential on the basis of the heatwave the area is currently expereincing. The room safe was reasonable at 15 euro for the stay. We booked a late check out room on arival for 25 euro which enabled us to make the most of our last day due to a late flight home. Our 1 bed apartment was very generous in size with the excpetion of a small bathroom but despite this decorated in a modern scheme. The kitchenette was well equipped with a 2 ring electric halogen hob, microwave, kettle, toaster and fridge. Even the ice box on the fridge worked effectively allowing storage of icecreams bought from lidl (over the road). Te room was clean with the exception of an excessive amount of dust under the bed which really let the quality of the cleaning down. The beds were comfortable. Our room was 324 and was at the left side of the hotel overlooking private villas/ the tennis court. The balcony was small with a table and chairs for 2, but to be honest other than early morning it was too hot to sit out there at any other time of day. Road noise was not an issue at all. There is a drying rail but take pegs as it can get windy. The pool area is lovely and there are more than enoug sun beds to be able to get one regards of the time of day. Obviously some locations are more popular than others. There is a main pool with seperate areas with jacuzzi jets and more shallow areas and then a seperate shallow childrens pool away from the main area and in more of dedicated section near the playground. This area appeared to have adeqaute sunbeds too. There is a main bar with an outside covered seating area which is also used as the restaurant/ breakfast area and a seperate pool bar. The staff are both are all very friendly and helpful. Drinks prices were slightly pricey with a pint of local beer 3.20, a small soft drink 2.00 and a glass of local wine 3.30. You were not allowed to take your own beverages and food around the pool although there appeared to be toleration regarding water. Regarding Half Board I was concerned regarding previous review and even now I am not sure if I returned (more about affordability than choice) if we would just stay BB. There is a choice of breakfasts full english, eggs +/- beans on toast, cypriot breakfast, cereal (which were serviced with tea / coffee / orange juice + 2 slices of toast - unless you had something on toast). The breakfast were of good quantity and quality. The evening meal was a 3 course of 3 choices from each course from the menu. it was limited at best and quality was average at best. On most days we choose to use our HB option at lunchtime when you can just choose one thing from the whole of the menu. I must say I really enjoyed the salads. Most other dishes are served with chips! The grill night on a Thursday was included in our deal but is 12 euro each for an adult. Getting food from the buffet is served and we felt that there was pressure regarding how much meat you could have (I don't like pork / sausages so asked for an extra checken kebab that seemed to be greated with some hesitency.).The HB also includes what is called the 'dine around' where you are entitled to dine out at selected group resturants once depending on how long you are staying. As we stayed for 10 days we had the option to eat at the Lemongrass, Marcello (Italian), Kyros (Greek Tavern) and a Brazillian restaurant (next to Marcello's). I have done reviews on all our visits on the relevant page. We enjoyed all our visits with the exception of Marcello's where the service was poor and the food quality sub-standard. For what we paid for HB (£40 for all 3 of us) we still found it value for money as our 14 year old eats like a horse! Ny the rep at the hotel was fantastic, lovely and friendly without being pushy and over facing with the usual sales pitch of excusions. Although we did not do any excursions we did book car hire through her. Cyprus has never been cheap but I was surprised at how expensive it was. Popular restaurants and bars were like for like with prices at home. Knossos beach and Fig tree bay are a must if you like the beach but they get busy so get there early.More
First visit to Cyprus
The accommodation is well situated not far from the main strip of shops and bars. There is also a Lidl adjacent to the hotel. The hotel itself is clean and comes with the relevant amenities required for people who are self catering. There is a charge for the use of the safe, 15 euros per week and a 10 euro security deposit for the television remote which is refundable on return of the remote. Pool towels are not available so please ensure you pack your own. To ensure you have a sun bed for the day you have to be up early or you are going to struggle finding one as people are placing towels on them either prior to going to bed or in the early hours of the morning. Even though there are signs up asking you not to do this it is not monitored by the hotel staff. The breakfast is on a set menu with several different options, around eight, to choose from but can get a little repetitive after the first week. The Wifi only works around the ground floor area of the hotel so if you are on the other floors you are unable to use it in the privacy of your room. The balconies are small and you will struggle to get three people seated on them but I understand there are bigger patio areas on the ground floor and bigger balconies on the first floor. The rooms are cleaned five days a week, however I dropped something on the bedroom floor and on looking under the bed for it was disgusted with the dirt and dust located under it. Please be careful when stepping in and out of the bath to use the shower as it is very slippery, whilst we were there a man slipped in the bath and required medical attention, after his accident he was given a bath mat. The hotel offers a late room checkout until 6.00 pm for 25 euros which is useful if you have a late flight. The hotel is good value for people with young children but not for adults only as there is no separate pool area to escape the use of inflatables and balls especially in the height of school holidays.More
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