Brilliant Apartments  

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This place has a big lagoon pool and an à la carte 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 à la carte 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.

TripAdvisor rating

Based on 431 reviews


  • Official Rating   
    A Class
  • 2Lifts

Food & Drink

Bed and Breakfast

Buffet breakfast.

Self Catering

Dining options Breakfast Lunch Evening meal Drinks Snacks, Icecream
Half Board

Buffet breakfast and dinner.   

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Outdoor pool

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.

Thomson Kids' Club

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.

Rooms► View all

studio

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

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.

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17th - 31st August

Just got back from The Brilliant having stayed for the last 2 weeks of August. This was our 6th visit to Protaras, but the first to the Brilliant. Pleased with the Hotel in general, clean, nice large rooms with plenty of storage space, lovely pool, bar prices OK (obviously more expensive than the strip), slightly dissapointed with the entertainment by the pool during the day. Not being to Protaras for 3 years, there were a few changes along the front with a couple of new/revamped hotels, but still fantastic. Didn't seem as crowded on the strip as previous years, and some of the restaurants also seemed quiter, this could be due to the ever increasing trend of all inclusive hotels?? Eating out each night is one of the most enjoyable aspects of our holiday and once again was not dissaointed as we didn't have a bad meal. Went to our old favourites such as Anatolia, Steens and Red Indian and were fab as always, but tried a couple of new ones like Erato and Tower House and they were also great. Was also pleasantly surprised with Cheers, cheap, but the food was great, especially on the last day when we just wanted something quick and easy whilst waiting for transport to the airport. Knowing Protaras so well, was not dissapointed and generally The Brilliant lived upto expectations. Will visit again......maybe next year as we're already looking through the brochures :-)More

Stephen D, Cardiff, United Kingdom

Quite nice, but not Brilliant

Stayed here for a fortnight 17-31 August, 1st floor studio room on a b&b basis. Had a great holiday but these apartments are over-rated. First impressions of room - cracked tiles on floor, stains on roof (from a leak possibly?) black marks on wall, brown grubby sealant around shower and stained throw on bed. Pillowcases smelled clean but were a grey/off white and looked old and a bit ikky. As our room was on the 1st floor, we walked down the stairs any time we wanted to leave the room and the stairwell is also well shabby, needs a lick of paint badly & a good clean. None of those things are majorly important, however when you read so many reviews professing virtual perfection, its not what we expected. Lovely large pool, and there are enough beds for everyone however there are loads of the usual 6am sunbed hoggers here (sigh...you know the form) we aren't early risers and we always got sunbeds at varying times from 11am onwards. What I did notice tho was a fair bit of litter on the grassy area of the pool, plastic cups, discarded newspapers that didn't seem to have been picked up from the day before which was a shame, makes the place look scruffy Breakfast was just ok - didnt like the "order off the menu" process & would rather fresh fruit and help yourself option with pastries and fresh juice etc. Im sure a lot of people enjoyed it tho. There was a rancid smell of sewage round by the breakfast area some mornings which was foul and so off putting. The waiting/serving staff were lovely. Protaras has an abundance of bars and restaurants and something to suit most tastes. We enjoyed every meal we ate and we tried a different restaurant every night. Prices were average, you can find something to suit every budget for sure. Location of the apartments is very convenient for beach and Eden Square. We only tried Lidl once, it was absolute chaos in there so didnt bother again. Beach is lovely, crowded as expected but we didn't have a problem with that. Rep, Adam, was great he helped us when we had a problem with the car we hired, reception were also fantastic. Helpful, polite, efficient and friendly. Kids club reps were amazing too, lovely girls. Oh and Monika too. To sum up, the Brilliant was fine, not amazing, not brilliant, just OK. I think some people go over-board with making the place seem like its faultless which isn't the case. Take all the "It's Brilliant"reviews with a pinch of salt and you probably won't be dissappointed. As so many people post reviews about how amazing the Brilliant is, thisMore

snowball721, Cardiff, United Kingdom

Have booked for May 2015 as soon as got back!

Loved it great place for families we went May/June 3 kids had a great time lots of sunbeds even at midday. Food was lovely, Pool bar great had a fair few cocktails! And glasses of prosecco!! only thing was entertainment at hotel there wasn't anything on every night but you are so close to the strip it was fine. Have booked for May 2015 and I can not wait. We are bringing friends along as well just wouldn't mind a ground floor apartment over looking tennis courts would be great! More

Claire T,

'Brilliant' Holiday

We stayed at Brilliant Apartments from 20th July to the 3rd August as a family myself, partner and daughter age 10 years. One of the reasons why we chose this property was how well reviewed it was. I will break down each part of the hotel. Rooms. We where in a studio above the bar room was clean, spacious plenty of storage for clothes etc. Air con great cleaning was ok think we got cleaned 5 times over the week. The self catering facilities where adequate for what you needed. The large bed in the room was a bit dodgy as it had a bit of a dip in it from where previous people had been lying. Pool Nice pool area main pool and the kids small pool. My daughter who had goggles had been under the water said it was a bit dirty but there was evidence of it getting cleaned each morning. Sun beds where a bit of a nightmare if you didn't come down by 7.30am you didn't get one. The first week there was no evidence of towels being removed before 8.30am but the second week I had an irate woman came up to me and accused me of taking her towel and pinching her sunbed hilarious. There where the usual sad people who get up at 6am and reserve about 5 or 6 beds and sit there until 8.30am then go off somewhere until noon yes you know how you are! Food We booked on a half board basis which we seemed to be in the minority as most people where self catering. The food was ok but it got better as you are allowed a dine around option meaning you can eat out at the greek, itialian and Asian restaurants on the strip 3 times per week these where lovely with nice food. Location Great as the main strip is about a 5 min walk, beach is a little bit further it is 5 euros for a bed and 2.50 euros for a parasol which is reasonable. Staff The staff are so nice from reception through to maintenance always had time for a quick chat and would go out of their way to help. We had a broken light in the room and also a missing towel and we got these sorted straight away nothing was too much trouble. Thomson rep. Adam was really good knowledgeable and helpful he was always available and would see him walk around the pool several times a day pushing the kids in the pool. The lady who organises the daytime entertainment her name began with M she was really nice and my daughter adored her. To sum up the brilliant it is a little gem in Protaras would return.More

Lorna P, Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom

Wonderful Hotel

Having just returned from 2 weeks at this hotel I can honestly say it was one of the most friendly and clean hotels we've stayed in. Staff are so very helpful and accommodating. We had a room over looking the tennis courts on the first floor and even in high season it was very peaceful. Being self-catering is made so easy with Lidl being directly next door and with a bus stop being on the door step made life a doddle. The rooms were cleaned 3 times a week and all public areas were spotless. The only downside I found was the reserving of sunbeds around the pool. Although there are signs up asking this not to be done I know for sure that most sun beds had towels on them as early as 6.45am!! If you went down any later than 8.30am you were out of luck for that day! Wifi worked a treat in the lobby so I had happy teenagers too. Evening entertainment was a little cheesy but that's the norm really isn't it?! A cycling a parrot and a spot of bingo. Lovely holiday and this hotel made it even more so.More

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