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.

TripAdvisor rating

Based on 465 reviews

  • Official Rating
  • 6Floors
  • 395Rooms
  • 4Lifts


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  • 90% customer scores
  • Platinum Villas available
  • Platinum Cruises available
  • 20kg luggage allowance
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Food & Drink

Dining options Breakfast Lunch Evening meal Drinks Snacks, Icecream
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 3pm to 5pm. 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

Open 6 times a week for ages 4 to 12 years. There are activities like drawing, modelling and textile design.

Rooms► View all

larger twin room with sea view

Larger twin room with sea view sleeps up to 3 with twin beds and a sofa-bed.

twin room with balcony

Twin room sleeps up to 3 with twin beds and a sofa-bed.

TripAdvisor Reviews Show more reviews »

Great holiday

My husband and myself have just returned from our holiday at this hotel, the hotel itself was very clean, food was excellent, staff were really wonderful,they were extremely helpful and pleasant, nothing was too much trouble, rooms were cleaned daily and towels were changed daily. Food and drinks were available all day, we had a choice of Bulgarian or an Asian restaurant and an all day snack bar which on the whole was excellent. This hotel could not be faulted. Pity about Bulgaria !!!More

Kathleen H,

Not quite platinum

Just came back from staying At riu Helios 8/9/14 overall good all round 4 star hotel but don't think it deserves it's platinum status it hasn't got the wow factor that most platinum hotel have I think it's because it's crammed into a small space. The food was possibly the best we have had in a all inclusive hotel the Thai and Bulgarian restaurants are amazing you must book these restaurants but seems no problem getting booked in,staff are very friendly throughout the hotel,bedrooms and communal areas are very clean,entertainment is ok but not great As for the resort itself it did not inspire us very tacky reminded me of walking around a market selling knock off nike shoes and clothes there was nowhere that inspired you too go in pubs, bars and restaurants alike this resort is aimed at one group and that's 18/30 and stag and hen parties One last word of warning if you do go to the riu Helios check your hotel room and if it's got inter connecting doors refuse the bedroom immediately as the sounds coming from the other room is very loud even normal level talking disturbs you let alone someone snoring and if you try to change the room,the manageress will not change you for other room even after repeated complaints from us and the Thomson rep this is the first time in 34 years of holidaying that I've ever made a formal complaint There is a bit of negatiativity about this hotel but in general it's a good hotelMore

Timothy L, Bristol, United Kingdom

Great holiday

Excellent holiday.hotel was superb,nothing was to much bother for the brilliant staff.the rooms were excellent and we're cleaned every day,towels changed everyday,bedding changed every other day.would recommend this hotel to any was really good,cooked fresh at every meal,with a good variety on offer.the Asian resteraunt was superb.all meals were buffet style .as was the Bulgarian resteraunt.More

Kenneth W,

Great Holiday

The holiday on the whole was good, expecially after going with friends that we met there last year.It was also great to see a lot of familiar faces from last year, not just the hotel staff who incidently are absolutely fantastic, but holiday makers as well. The hotel can not be faulted for it's cleanliness and very accommodating staff. The food was plentiful and there was a massive choice sadly we felt that the standard of cooking especially the meat and fish did not match that of last year. There was great concern that people were accosted along the beach by people selling a small bunch of grapes or a meagre piece of fruit Please beware of this and ignore the beggars.Generally the people were kind and helpful. A visit tp Kahans Tent is not to be missed a magnificent evening.More


Never Again

This is the worst hotel I have stayed at in a long time. Although the room was adequate it is a pity the same can not be said for the rest of the hotel. Litter around the pool area. The pools were freezing and dirty. The food well, where do I start. If you enjoy canteens, queuing then this is the place for you. It was like a wee game of guessing what it was as it did not resemble anything described on the cards. One night the meat was off!!! We ate out a lot which defeated the objective of the all inclusive! The cocktails were a sight to behold, small tumblers with lots of straws! The canteen experience extended to the ambiance of this hotel. Small tables, close to each other bright lights. After being a Riu loyalty card holder quite frankly this has changed our opinion of your hotels. Visit this hotel at your peril.More


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