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.

The pool area is a real focal point - it's huge, and it sports a big terrace for sunbathing. Inside, you'll find a buffet eatery and two themed restaurants.

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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 7 years and 8 to 12 years. There are activities like drawing, modelling and textile design.

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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 or chair bed. Plus you'll also find air-conditioning, a fridge and a TV included.

twin room with sea view and balcony

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

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Good holiday/pay extra for pool view room!!

Lovely hotel very clean and tidy...All staff very friendly but reception staff never look very pleasant....Thomson rep was fab and very only negative was the room we were given room was overlooking the street and unfortunately we didn't have 1 nights is a very lively place at night and when the groups start heading back to their hotels/apartments after clubs close they r very loud...we were kept awake by shouting fighting girls screaming, we stood on balcony one night and witnessed drug dealing, also the view is the worst we have ever had u overlook a derelict building and dogs bark all night...I even brought ear plugs...the rep is fully aware of all this and she tried her best to get us moved but the hotel was full.....sunny beach is a lovely place it is very cheap to eat out...overall we had a good holiday was just glad to get home for a good night sleep More


Slightly dated but still a fantastic Hotel.

Me and my Girlfriend travelled to Helios on the 1st August and was initially impressed. We was given two bottles of water and was told that we could ask for these at reception whenever we wanted, we went to our room on the fifth floor and the room was very clean, however for a 4 star hotel was dated and needed refurbishing. The air-con wasn't great and the noise coming from the sunny beach strip was sometimes unbearable. The hotel needs to invest in better soundproofing Windows and new air-conditioning. The hotel had two big pools which always seemed to be empty! The pools however were quite murky and was no where near the crystal clear water you would expect from a hotel pool; however towards the end of the holiday the staff began to clean the pool and it began to be clearer. The hotel was spotless head to toe and was always being cleaned. The Animation were fantastic and always put a smile on your face, and worked hard to make sure you was having a great holiday. The food at the hotel was excellent. The snack bar opening during the day was fantastic and the evening food had a great variety. Overall I would recommend this hotel to a family as it offers great value for money for a great quality money. Thank you Riu for always being polite, offering a fantastic service, always being helpful and giving me and my girlfriend a unforgettable hotel. 4/5, with the potential to be a 5* with a refurbishment.More

harrisonjones98, 1076985

A fantastic hotel!

The hotel is superb! Well worth the money for a fantastic all inclusive hotel! Food and drink are available all day with a wide selection to choose from! There are three different restaurants, I'd definitely recommend booking a table at the Asian restaurant one night- it's fab! The room was a good size for two people with a balcony, inside seating area and sleeping facilities. The rooms are equipped with air-con (included in all incl. package), big flat screen tv (perfect for catching up on the olympics) and plenty of mirrors! The bathroom is good, big shower and lots of space. All in all I was very impressed with the hotel and all the facilities! There are activities available throughout the day, both for children and adults alike! All the staff are very welcoming and friendly! I'd definitely recommend and will consider coming again! More

Jess S,

Highly recommended.

Just returned from a weeks holiday in Sunny Beach, Bulgaria. I was last there 23 years ago and heard so much about the changes which have occurred since then. Decided to stay at the Hotel Riu Helios....and what a choice. The place is beautiful. Rooms were spotless and cleaned every day. The hotel has two restaurants both of which served magnificent food. There are two large swimming pools, one for the adults with the other being for children. The staff were brilliant and were always on hand to help if needed. I have to single out Kirsteen who just couldn't do enough to help and advise.....she was a delight. The rest of the staff were just as good. The hotel is 50 yards from a beautiful beach. I could go on and on, but I would be writing all night. If going to Sunny Beach, this is the place.More



Couldn't fault the hotel really was nice, the staff were great in all sections from the restaurants, bars, and cleaning staff. The hotel was clean and tidy at all times. But a few things did get on my nerves one it's very German orientated, all the entertainment was in German and they took over everything, they don't like queuing in the restaurants or understand the term sorry but it's a children's pool. Two the night entertainment was rubbish again all in German. Three check your rooms on arrival and daily I noticed a crack in the bathroom sink unit on the first day but didn't take a photo or report it then half way through the week it varnished and I thought they'd take the cracked bit of the unit off for safety then when checking out I got charged for it. When speaking to the rep they said the Brits do get targeted for damages from the hotel had a argument with the manager trying to ask why would wife, me or my 9 year old daughter break a sink unit when the crack was the same height as the cleaning trolleys? Were still disputing this but don't be the nice Brit complain straight away if needed.More

Z7679BFandrewm, 190764

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Rated: 4.5 /5 based on 714 customer reviews
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