Stayed at the Brilliant in May 2013; only just started using TripAdvisor so that's why the review is a bit late!
My parents (56, 60) stayed at the Brilliant in June 2012 and loved it so much that they returned in 2013 (and have been again this year) with myself (21), my boyfriend (22) and nephew (13). The hotel itself is absolutely perfect. We had 2 1-bedroom apartments between the 5 of us and both apartments were identical with everything you could need for a self-catering holiday. The rooms were cleaned regularly and spotless on our arrival.
The pool area was also always spotless with plenty of sunbeds available even when we came down from our rooms late morning (although it wasn't peak season). The pool is lovely and big so we never 'bumped into people' when in the pool. Myself, boyfriend and nephew had lunch one day at the poolside restaurant which was quite pricey but the food was very nice.
The hotel is handily situated right next door to Lidl which was perfect for us to get anything we needed for breakfasts and lunches. Brilliant is a 5-10 minute walk to the main strip in Protaras/to the beach, depending on which route you take. There are plenty of restaurants and bars along the strip to choose from. We would definitely recommend Anatolia and the Red Indian for food; Anatolia is a little more expensive than Red Indian but the food is delicious - we visited 4 or 5 times during our 11 night holiday! Red Indian is very good value for money. For drinks we would recommend The Love Boat and Sphinx Bar - both very nice.
We travelled with Thomson and attended the welcome meeting but found it a bit pointless, the rep literally only spoke about excursions to do with Thomson which seemed a bit over priced to us! But obviously this is no reflection on the hotel itself.
Overall our stay at Brilliant was perfect and we will certainly be returning!
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