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 610 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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larger twin room with sea view

These light and spacious larger twin rooms with their sea view and their striking blue and white décor can sleep up to three. They come with twin beds, plus a sofa-bed. There's a terrace or balcony for that bit of outdoor space.

twin room

These light and spacious twin rooms with their striking blue and white décor can sleep up to three. They come with twin beds, plus a sofa-bed.

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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

first visit to bulgaria

the hotel is located very close to all amenities but far enough away for peace and quiet. sunny beach is very comercial with plenty of shops, fairground rides, bars, restaurants and nightclubs. there isnt a massive amount to do outside of this it doesnt have a lot of culture except for the trip to nessebar which is a lovely place but the culture is drowned with the usual shops bars and restaurants. the beach is fantastic and sandy and over 2 miles long. it doesnt deep very quickly so quite safe although on some days you get a short line of seaweed to wade through first. our first impressions from the corridoors was that it was a bit tired but the rooms were really good lovely comfy bed but lumpy pillows. we found the staff to be unobtrusive but really efficient. we wasnt told when we were booking that this was the last week of the season so the resort and hotel was starting wind down so the restaraunt times and availability of snacks was reduced gradually. we didnt expect this from a thomson platinum hotel. we were also unable to try the specialist restaurants as they closed without us being able to give the required booking time. all in all we had a great holiday the food and alcohol being of a good standard and came away very relaxed, yes we would go to sunny beach again and stay in the same hotel but we wouldnt do more than 7 days as we believe it would then get a bit repetetive also the hotel wifi was expensive and rubbish was getting 20 m bit in some of the bars so it was a hotel issueMore

dingaandtracey, bury st edmunds

First & last time to Bulgaria

The hotel was great, had a room with sea view, could possibly do with tea/coffee facilities in the rooms as this is only available when restaurants or bars are open, there was plenty of choices in the restaurant, would definitely recommend a visit to the Asian & Bulgarian restaurants. Would just like to point out be wary at airport (cases tampered with & items stolen) Lots of shops & bars be aware when out walking.More

37Lynn, London, United Kingdom

First time in Bulgaria

First time and i can honestly say it was beautiful, weather was hot we went in July 2015 up to 30* on some days . Very friendly helpful people, a lot of beggars but you will get that in most countries. Nesbar was like i smaller Italy beautiful cobbled streets with cottages with red rofes and flower window boxes. We stayed in Sunny Beach the beaches were beautiful lovely breeze off the sea but be careful even the breeze will burn you. We would definitely go back againMore

Tracey h, Leicester, United Kingdom

excellent hotel and staff and location

Just got back after a excellent stay in this hotel,everything was really good The room was very good with a sea view cleaned daily to a high standard with bedding and towels changed daily. The restaurant was really good with very good food and drinks and very pleasant and helpful staff,the Asian restaurant which you had to book also was very good plenty of choice to eat.All the bars were very good,the pool bar had really good snacks and drinks, the entertainment in the evening was good with good bar services.The whole staff in the hotel and around the pools were really pleasant and helpful.the location is really good on a nice clean beach and a minute away from a massive amount of shops ,restaurants,bars.we came here 7 years ago and everything about Sunny beach has improved.We will definitely be returning next year and the years to come Thank you to all the hotel staff for making it a very enjoyable holiday.More

royt35, Liverpool, United Kingdom

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