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Brilliant Hotel Apartments
Ranked #11 of 65 Hotels in Protaras
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Reviewed 2 July 2012

This was my 7th year running in Protaras & 1st time in Brilliant apts. In short, I would not advise anything but self catering or b&b. There are so many nice resturants in Protaras and you will never have a bad meal anywhere, so I would avoid half board as evening entertainment is quiet at hotel and most of the best tribute acts are on all along the strip at different bars. Main venues are Loveboat, Rockerfellas, Ghetto Bar & Sphinx. Also TJ's have a bit more laid back entertainment with an achustic band on Tue & Thur's.
The rooms are spacious & we were only in a studio, you get flat screen tv with music channels and FOX movies which is a bonus. Lidl over the road which is cheapest place for Keo beer and food. However, go to Happy Days supermarket on strip for branded drinks, a litre of smirnoff costs only £7.50!!
Pool is great with nice grass area which we used most days. Nice and relaxed and never had a problem with sun beds.
If you want a brekky, a quick walk to Rives Bar and you can get one for 3 euro excluding drink. Cheaper than hotel. As everyone says, ideal location, just walk down steps on to Eden Square and you are on the main strip.
Ignore any comments about expensive, cheaper than back home. Pint of Keo you can get for 1.70 euro, Carling 2.90 euro, bottle magners 3.50 euro. Was getting rate of 1.21 to £1 out there. Great snack meals in cheers and only fools & horses, and everywhere does some good 3 course options. Did boat trip Captain Panikos, leaves 11 am from Jetti with all other boats. Great value. 2 and a half hours, free kids & just 10 euro per adult. You get Wine or Juice, meatball (homemade), crisps etc and juicy melon. Travel to Famugusta line and then to Cape Greco for swim.
I've stayed at the Sunrise Beach hotel, Silver Sands hotel, Sandra Apts and now the Brilliant. The brilliant represent best VFM!!
If you want to sit in the hotel all night, then this is not the resort for you. All the entertainment is on the strip and the bars are much cheaper than hotel prices.
You will not be disappointed if you like relaxing in the day, average temp 35c each day when we were there, June 17th- July 1st.
I wouldnt worry about review with water problem, that has now been resolved, we had no probs with shower, as showered before 8pm.
Enjoy!

Room Tip: Ground floor 1 bed apts have big balcony's so good for kids.
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Reviewed 28 June 2012

Just got back from a weeks stay at the Brilliant. The Hotel is spotless. We stayed in a one bed appartment, plent of space, bed huge and very comfy. lots off storage space, kitchen was modern and had all you required kettle,toaster,microwave ect. The Pool was large and not overcrouded, plenty of loungers even if you didn't arrive by the pool till lunch time,great for all ages. The onsite restraunt served breakfast from 8-30am till 11-30 am, then a full menu from snacks to meals. We ate here for breakfast and snacks and all the food was very good.For guest on BB basis the breakfast isn't buffet style, you choose from the menu so freshly prepared. The Breakfast menu had a good choice to pick from would probably choose this on our return. The Hotel has day activities include- darts, bowls,water games and kids clubs. In the evening greek night,Elvis,Robbie plus others. If you enjoy a great meal out you must visit PALADELA RESTRAUNT! facing the Paladela is the LOVE BOAT BAR, this also has lots going on.One last thing, all the staff are very frienly and welcoming! Hope to see you all soon. Angie,keith,Cam and Ellie.

Room Tip: rooms 4 and 6 are ground floor and the balcony goes straight onto the pool area. Balcony shaded in t...
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5  Thank Angie M
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Reviewed 27 June 2012

The hotel has a nice appearance, first impressions were good. Reception looks great, rooms did too at 1st glance.


The pool area is good, however people don't tend to use the kids pool round the corner because it has inferior sun beds to the one in the main pool. Not a big deal though.


There was a big problem with a lack of water in between the hours of 19:00 and 02:00 in the morning 3 nights out of our 10. It affected our plans massively as it was unexpected and we couldn't shower in order to try the clubs on the saturday night, we ended up going down to the strip for a few drinks but didn't bother dressing up in our nice clean clothes and decided to try the clubs on a less busier day (unfortunately).

It also affected our plans because on subsequent dates we left the pool area or the beach early so we could catch a shower in case it went off again.

We weren't happy with how the water situation was dealt with, the hotel didn't exactly apologise or try to sweeten the guests with at least something free from the bar which would've been a good start.


The water problem, made us more annoyed about things that probably would've been a bit more trivial, for example:

• The rooms were nice but the tiles in the bathroom of our room looked rushed.
• The bath was small making turning around in the shower with your eyes closed (due to shampoo) difficult and semi-dangerous, had to be very careful,.
• Toilet was close the bath so you end up scraping your leg on it by accident when getting out the shower
• The beds were two singles pushed together rather than a double, usually I'm fine with this but they came apart easier, it was made easier once the housekeepers had made it up with a double sheet which helped keep them together.


The WiFi reception was strange, you could pick it up by the pool and the rooms as well as reception but you could only actually JOIN it in reception. I would've expected it to have been free in reception but charged if you needed it in your room, bit of a rip off considering they charge 2 euros for books that people leave at the hotel too.

One final negative is that the animation lady was rubbish, daytime entertainment consisted of killer pool or a quiz, I would've liked to have had more of a variety with things such as bingo and football, which is what you can expect at the Penera Beach Hotel in nearby Penera.

Non of this ruined our holiday but it only the water situation was handled better other things might not have got my goat.

Finally some positives:

• The hotel is quite near the beach and very close to the strip.
• There is a lovely church lit up nicely at night on the way down to Eden Square, makes for some nice photographs.
• Along the strip I would recommend finding the Mini golf and taking part in that - it was only 2.50 euros and very enjoyable.
• Also I'd recommend renting a Segway from the Segway Station near McDonalds, we wanted 30 mins each and the man said if we had an hour he'd let us have an extra 15 mins, but then actually gave us 30 extra minutes so we had 1.5 hours for the price of 1 hour.
• Also near McDonalds is the Magic Dancing Waters which is essential, I would thoroughly recommend it. Get there for 8:20pm as that's when the seats start to really fill up and when the buffet gets busy. The food is very good fr a buffet.
• Eden Square was great, loved the electric violinist they had that played over some dance music.
• Bliss Bar is nice too, great cocktails
• For food we liked Don Corelone's (on the strip) and La Cultura De Gusto (which is half an hour walk away in nearby Penera). Olympus is well overrated.
• Bus is 1 euro each to Ayia Napa, incredible
• Try and find where the Michael Jackson impersonator is playing at, he's brilliant.

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4  Thank Mitch1984
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Reviewed 26 June 2012

We travelled to this hotel from 6th June 2012 for 2 weeks. It was lovely & clean and the staff were very friendly. Our children who are 5 & 6 loved the kids club and the staff in there were very friendly. We ate here a few times & it was very nice and quite a lot of choice, however it was quite expensive but then again all of cyprus sems very expensive now compared tp 2 years ago. There is a few negatives however every single day they put a volleyball net up in the shallow end of the pool which restricted my children from playing in the shallow end. Some days no one even used the net at all which was a bit annoying. Also the entertainment on a nite is TERRIBLE! They advertised the same act for 3 nights running so we came back in time to watch it & it never happened. While we were ther they had a parrot show which lasted about 20 minutes and then that was it, they did bingo on a Tuesday night but there were only about 3 familys playing, on a Monday night they had a clown/magician and he was brilliant but didn't start till 9:15 and went on till 11:30 which is quiet late for children. That was the whole entertainment for 2 weeks so was very disappointed with it. Also while we there we knew 4 children who got bad ear infections & my youngest son complained of ear ache for several days but was luckily ok, so just be aware of the pool. All in all the apartments are nice but just not where i would go again. Hope this review helps.

Room Tip: All rooms have air con so nice. Pool facing rooms are nicer we ended up overlooking Lidl but could s...
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Reviewed 24 June 2012

We recently spent two weeks at the Brilliant hotel apartments and overall we were happy with our stay.
Our room was spotlessly clean and modern, it was cleaned most days and and fresh bedding and towels were always provided. We had a one bedroom apartment which was very spacious with plenty of storage space. Although we were overlooking the main road and the car park, beyond this was still a nice view of the hills and the church in the distance.
There were plenty of sunbeds around the pool and never really struggled to get one, even when we went to the pool area at peak time. The pool itself was large, not too deep and always clean... and had a great jacuzzi feature!
The location of the hotel is just off the main strip, this wasn't a problem as it's less than a 5 minute walk and meant we were in the right location to be close to everything but far enough away to not be disturbed by any noise in the evenings. There is a Lidl right next door which is great for water and anything else you will need if you are self catering.
Whilst in Protaras we never had a bad meal! And we tried somewhere different every night. We would highly recommend going to Romeo tavern on their Greek night as this was by far the best night we had while we were there. The entertainment was fantastic and the staff really made you feel welcome. Other notable restaurants would be Nicolas Tavern, Manderin Chinese, Promises and Georgia steak house. Recommended bars would be Rockafellas, Cheers and waves.
The beach was extremely busy on weekends as there seemed to be a lot of locals, however during the week it was a lot quieter but still busy. It was just a further few minutes from the main strip, and again there were plenty of sunbeds to be found, costing 7.50 for two sunbeds and a parasol for the day.
The only issues we had were that we found some of the staff at Brilliant could be unhelpful at times. The breakfasts and snack food were good, however the main dishes weren't as good.
Would highly recommend staying at this hotel!

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3  Thank Samantha S
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Reviewed 24 June 2012

Stayed here the first week in june bed and breakfast , one bedroomed apartment on the third floor overlooking the pool . Rooms were cleaned 6 out of 7 days and the service provided was spot on ! Breakfast was very good with an excellent choice, although we never had our evening meal at the hotel other guests gave good reports on the choice and quality of the food.The pool area was very spacious with plenty of good quality sun beds , with plenty available throughout the day. Also a good grassed ares if you want a bit peace and quiet away from the kids. This was our 4th time in Protaras and this is the best we have stayed in .On an evening turn right when you leave the hotel and walk upto the start of the one way system . First bar on the right is RIPPLES COCKTAIL BAR this is the best cocktail bar in Protaras and a great place to start your evening. Roll on june 2013 and hopefully we will be back at the Brilliant again ?
Hope this helps ? you wont be disappointed !

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4  Thank iana767
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Reviewed 19 June 2012

We have just spent a week at the Hotel Brilliant and it was exactly that!! The room was lovely, spotlessly clean with maid service everyday except for Sunday. The bed was very comfortable and huge (a double and half again!!).
The pool area was also nice and clean and a good bar service daily from 11 am to around 7 pm. The view from the room was not so good - it looked over LIDL but handy for our shopping. The location in relation to the resort was very good; only a five minute walk to the "strip" where there were lots of bars and restaurants. Plenty of drink offers on cocktails and beer so not silly expensive.
There is a local bus service that ran every twenty minutes (although sometimes thee would be 3 in as many minutes) to Ayia Napa where we went on several occasions to see my son who is working out there...Napa is not for the faint hearted but worth a trip even if you go just the once:). The bus cost 1 euro up to midnight (one way) and two euros after that and they ran till 4 am from a stop opposite the Chinese restaurant (food was good there). All in all a lovely time was had and would definitely consider going back but would prefer an all inclusive break next time.

Room Tip: Sunny room from mid afternoon on the front but did overlook the supermarket!
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Address: Cavo Greco Avenue | P.O.B. 3043, Protaras, Paralimni 5310, Cyprus
Region: Cyprus > Famagusta District > Paralimni > Protaras
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Swimming Pool
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#5 Family Hotel in Protaras
#7 Romantic Hotel in Protaras
Hotel Class:1 star — Brilliant Hotel Apartments 1*
Number of rooms: 117
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