Hotel Riu Helios  

A large hotel right by the beach, the Hotel Riu Helios is a stand-out choice for family holidays.

The Hotel Riu Helios scores highly for its setting. A short walk through the grounds will take you to the beach, and the shops and bars of Sunny Beach are a 10-minute walk away.

Thanks to the hotel’s renovation in 2013, the reception areas, main restaurant, pool bar, and all the bedrooms sport fresh new looks.

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Based On 614 reviews

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  • 6Floors
  • 395Rooms
  • 4Lifts


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Food & Drink

Dining options Breakfast Lunch Evening meal Drinks Snacks
All Inclusive

Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner.  Selected international and local-brand alcohol, soft drinks, tea and coffee.  Afternoon snacks and pastries.

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Buffet restaurant

Help yourself to breakfast, lunch and dinner. There's live cooking stations so you can see your dish being made fresh on the spot, an assorted dessert buffet and ice-cream. Plus pastries are dished up from 15.00-17.00. Don't forget to check out the themed buffet held twice a week and the al fresco dining also and remember to book a table for the evening as it get quite busy.

2 outdoor pools

Main pool is 935 square metres and the second pool which is suitable for kids is 595 square metres. There are sunbeds, parasols and free of charge pool towels to use. Music is played around the pool and there's a lifeguard keeping an eye out.

RiuLand Kids' Club

The hotel-run kids' club is open six times a week for ages 4 to 12 years. There are activities like drawing, modelling and textile design.

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1 bedroom family room with balcony

These tastefully furnished family rooms provide you with plenty of space and natural light. They come with a balcony for that bit of fresh air. And they have a twin bedroom and a lounge area with 2 extra beds. Plus you'll also find air-conditioning, a fridge and a TV included.

twin room with balcony

These twin rooms are relaxing with their cool tones and spacious interiors. They come with a balcony for that bit of fresh air. And they have a sofa-bed. Plus you'll also find air-conditioning, a fridge and a TV included.

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Best holiday hotel clean smart good food staff polite and helpful plenty to do out and about very lovely beach will come back again without doubt fantastic time and we still talk about the hotel in fact we still compare our other holidays with this one.More

marionhasitall, West Midlands, United Kingdom

Bulgaria Average, Hotel Excellent

visited Sunny beach with friends, we wanted the nightlife but also a decent hotel so picked this one as it wasn't on the strip. The location is excellent, directly on the beach and in a quieter spot of Sunny Beach. I was very impressed with this hotel especially the food and staff. We didn't experience any of the animation staff at night, but during the day they were enthusiastic and attentive. I would recommend this hotel for family's and couples. Excellent for the price.More

Hollie T, Broxbourne, England, United Kingdom

Fun in the Sun on Sunny Beach

Riu Helios was a great hotel for our family (teens and adults). The rooms were a really good size, hotel was generally peaceful (unlike some nearby which had blaring music) and the pool areas were lovely. We found the food to be great, but none of us are fussy eaters. Vegetarians might struggle as there is a lot of meat! The Asian and Bulgarian restaurants in the hotel were so nice, we went to both twice each- no charge, you just need to be organised and book them. Almost without exception the staff were helpful and friendly, especially the Animation team and the reception staff. The one exception is the Lifeguards at the pool who will NOT give you a towel if on the day you arrive you happen to get there after 11am.... however if you ask reception, they will give you spare room towels you can use at the pool- which was great as we just wanted to swim on the afternoon we arrived. The location is excellent- right by the beach and markets, and a short walk from the bus stops to get you to Nessebar and the Aquaparks. The spa treatments seemed excellent value- I only had a massage and reflexology, but both were really great, and made a lovely treat at the end of our tripMore

debbiemoo, Farnham, United Kingdom


Went to this hotel in 2013 had an amazing time. Staff couldn't do enough for us made to feel very welcome and had a good time. Went back in 2014 and the atmosphere had completely changed what a let down. Poolside games no more hotel had been told to cater for other nationalities because they wanted a more quiet holiday and that's where the money came from. Strolling along the seafront met with a woman using the beach as a toilet in full view. Then to our horror local people where mugging tourist with a con about buying fruit. Not nice to be afraid of walking down the seafront will never go there again. Resort full of con men prostitutes and mafia.More

Tina L, Kent, United Kingdom

Worth a visit

Travelled with Mum, Aunt and Sister for a week in September. Emailed the hotel in advance to request rooms as close as possible and received a curt reply but they did oblige and we had two lovely rooms with sea view. The food was good and the wine very drinkable. It would have been nice to have someone meeting and greeting in the restaurent as when it was busy it was hard to find a table. Also as you never had the same waiter there was no report built so all a bit impersonal. We booked the Asian restaurant which was great, the Bulgarian not quite so good although we were met at the door with a drink. The pools were nice but too cold to enjoy a dip. Also you were not allowed to put sun beds on the grass which I thought was odd. I like to be under natural shade and enjoy the area. It was a nice weeks break but I missed the friendly warmth of other countries, but was good value for money.More

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