Designed for 3 to 11 year olds, Thomson Kids’ Club offers 2 hours of activities, 5 or 6 days a week. And that includes at least 3 evenings. It’s split into sections, with Tots for 3 to 5 year olds, Team for 6 to 8s, and Tribe for 9 to 11s. Best of all, most kids’ clubs activities are completely free. And outside of peak season, there are parent and toddler sessions 3 days a week, too. For your peace of mind, all Thomson Kids’ Club staff have advance DBS checks and hold NVQ Level 2 childcare qualifications. They’re First Aid trained, and there’ll be at least 2 of them on duty at all times.
Studio sleeps up to 3 with a double bed and a sofa-bed, bath or shower‚ a kitchenette with fridge, 2 gas rings, microwave, kettle and toaster, maid service 5 times a week and a linen and towels change twice a week.
1-bedroom apartment sleeps up to 4 with twin room, sofa-bed and camp-bed, bath or shower‚ a kitchenette with fridge, 2 gas rings, microwave, kettle and toaster, maid service 5 times a week and linen and towels change twice a week.
This is a really good value for money hotel with very friendly and helpful staff. We booked very late so ended up with a room facing the road but this wasn't a problem at all as you couldn't hear any traffic from inside. We had a studio apartment and it was massive with a huge and very comfortable bed. The room was very very clean as was the hotel in general.
The pool is very big and very clean, I loved spending time in it. There were plenty of sun beds to go around. Monika the pool entertainer was very friendly and fun but not too pushy which everyone appreciated. She would run darts competitions, quizzes, water volleyball and aqua aerobics - all very relaxed and informal. The swim up pool bar was excellent, and all of the bar staff were very friendly and efficient and the drinks at the hotel were so cheap!
We went for bed and breakfast and although the selection isn't huge I enjoyed my full English everyday. The service was always quick and friendly. What I liked about it most is that it was very relaxed. You would order at your table and they would bring it out to you which I much prefer to the mayhem of a buffet. And also breakfast is on until 11.30 which was ideal for me! We didn't have any other meals at the hotel, I wouldn't say the hotel prides itself on its culinary expertise and the restaurant isn't in any way posh.
Regarding location, most of the other hotels are located just off the main strip so they have the benefit of being right on the beach. However, the strip is very lively and noisy at night so Brilliant has the advantage of being just far enough out of the way that the noise from the bars doesn't reach it. Plus it's only a 5 minute walk to the main strip of bars and restaurants and an 8 minute walk to the beach so pretty ideal.
Protaras is a lively resort. It hasn't got the culture of paphos and is slightly more 'Brits abroad' with all of the pubs and bars on the strip. However you can still find plenty of traditional Greek restaurants. The beaches are really nice and the sea is beautiful and clear. And as always in Cyprus the people were very friendly.
I would highly recommend this value for money hotel and Protaras as a resort.More
Petay99, London, United Kingdom
Excellent family hotel - value for money
We are a family of four (children 6yrs and 3yrs) and have just returned from a ten day stay at the Brilliant. We asked for a ground floor room with a pool view and we were not disappointed - room 19 was ten paces from the pool and loungers opposite the bar area - perfect for us. The hotel was clean and well presented, we arrived at night and found the sofa beds made up ready for us to sleep straight away .
We had a one bedroom apartment - it was huge with a super king sized bed and two good sized sofa beds. Plenty of storage and hangers, air con and excellent kitchen facilities as well as a hairdryer in the bedroom. The balcony was huge with airing rail for wet clothes - all plug sockets are three pin so no need for adapters.
The pool area was clean and had plenty of loungers (off peak perk !), the rep Adam was friendly and always around. The hotel is a five minute walk to the strip and about ten minutes to fig tree bay. There is a lidl opposite which is perfect for s/catering.
We came for a wedding and family members who were staying in other hotels commented on how lovely our pool and apartment were compared to theirs.
An excellent holiday we will definitely be back. The staff were friendly and accommodating - big thanks to monika the pool entertainer for the aqua zumba which my daughter loved. The house keeping staff came daily and gave an excellent service.More
NICE HOTEL PITY ABOUT THE FOOD and ENTERTAINMENT
Just returned from our first visit to Cyprus staying at the Brilliant apartment hotel.First impressions were very good the rooms were very large very clean and very comfortable and were kept that way all week by a superb set of cleaners.Hotel is only 5 minutes from bars and restaurants and only 10 minutes slow walk to beach and fig tree bay for those on a self catering basis a Lidl supermarket right next to the hotel with a good range of products ( buy your water here a lot cheaper than the hotel )Reception staff could not have been friendlier they always had a smile and a good morning, good evening and were very approachable.The main staff around the restaurant and pool area were mainly ok a couple were not the best some days and it showed as there approach was not the best especially at the pool bar where one member behind the bar was more interested in talking to her friend behind the counter slowing the service down and she seemed not to like the fact that her friend should attend the customer instead of listening and talking to her. Overall the hotel is excellent however there are a couple of points that we did not think were right we booked bed and breakfast and paid for the service within the UK expecting a choice of maybe a small buffet style breakfast with standard food like bacon eggs sausage etc or bread and pastry products even fresh fruit this was not the case you had a very limited choice and if you wanted the slightly bigger breakfast you were asked to pay an extra 2 euros even though we had already paid for the meals upfront any trips you may book all started before the restaurant opened so the hotel clicked anyway as you had to provide your own breakfast those days. We did hear from other guests that the evening meals were poor as well however cannot confirm this as we ate down in the fantastic restaurants on the strip that were only 5 minutes away and a lot cheaper serving fantastic fish dishes and T bone dishes all for around £15 euros a head including an alcohol drink ( ADVISE MOLTI restaurant superb service, fantastic food advise AGAINST Marcello's italian restaurant on same side of road plenty food just totally tastless and service very very poor, food basically thrown at you ) the other point i have to make is that the hotel although great for families during the day as it had a superb very clean pool and plenty of sunbeds the evening entertainment left a lot to be described very poor a parrot show for 15 minutes, a Rod Stewart night that you had to pay for extra even though you could see his show for free most nights on the strip in the bars. Please do not be put off by comments the actual hotel is very good however i would advise if you are going to stay only book self catering only as you can buy your breakfast outside much cheaper which are bigger and better as well as your evening meals plus the evening entertainment is much better down in the bars on the strip 5 minutes away.More
MARTYN G, Sunderland, United Kingdom
Just returned from a 10 day stay at these apartments. We were on the first floor with balcony facing the main road. The room was large and spacious with 2 single sofa beds, dining table and kitchen area. Bedroom with huge comfy bed and loads of storage. Full size bath and shower. The rooms were cleaned everyday but we did have to ask for clean towels which werent changed for 4 days. The balcony was facing the entrance and main road, which could be pretty noisey at times, but no noisier than listening to some of the loud cockneys lying by he pool!!! The room also has a flat screen tv, you need to pay 20euros deposit for the remote control for it and my advise is dont bother as, as usual there were only a couple of english chanels! Pool area is lovely, and the food at the pool area is really nice. Ive read about smell of sewage but I can honestly say I def didnt smell it?? All the staff were lovely and I again didnt meet any grumpy staff at reception, if anything they were always helpful and had a friendly welcome. I think having travelled, all over europe that these apartments ard one of the best we have stayed in, remember you get what you pay for, and I have stayed in more expensive hotels that werent as nice as the brilliant. If you want a nice clean, large apart with everything within a 10 minute walk these are the apartments for you.More
jean r, Dumfries, United Kingdom
THE BEST HOLIDAY APARTMENT EVER!!!!
My experience of this hotel/apartment was absolutely FANTASTIC! My partner and I went here and to Cyprus for the first time in July and loved it SO MUCH we have booked to come here again in October! The staff really are AMAZING, they will do anything for you and they always work so hard yet ALWAYS have a smile on their faces! The apartment themselves are truly BRILLIANT! They are the perfect size and the cleanliness is impeccable! Lovely location, only a 3-5 minute walk to the strip of restaurants and shops and the beach is close too only a walk away. There is a Lidl directly across the apartments so you can make the holiday as cheap and cheerful as you want. We found eating out was really cheap too!
We thank All of you at the Brilliant Apartments for the impeccable service you all provided and the friendliness of you all. See you in October!More
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