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Sunny Beach 8240 Bulgaria
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  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
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#14 of 274 hotels in Sunny Beach
The All Inclusive Hotel Riu Helios is situated in the east of Bulgaria, in the Sunny Beach resort area on the Black Sea, a lively holiday area with other hotels, entertainments and shops. The 8 km-long, wide beach of fine sand slopes gently into the sea. The RIU Classic Hotels offer comfortable rooms and excellent facilities with great leisure and relaxation facilities, as well as international gastronomy. Enjoy a relaxing holiday - whether alone, with family, partner or friends! The location is ideal because of its proximity to Burgas Airport BOY (25 km) and Nessebar (5 km) and invites you to explore the area. The hotel has 395 comfortably furnished rooms and offers many amenities. Relax in the spa area or get in shape at the gym. 2 outdoor pools. RiuLand Kids Club (ages 4-7 & 8-12 years) and for adults, day and evening entertainment. For lovers of gastronomy, we offer live cooking stations at our main restaurant, Bulgarian and Asian specialty restaurants, as well as 3 bars.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Mini golf
Children's playground
Outdoor pool
Breakfast buffet
Poolside bar
Tennis court
Entertainment staff
Evening entertainment
Table tennis
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids club
Airport transportation
Car hire
Taxi service
Conference facilities
Meeting rooms
Facial treatments
Full body massage
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Sun terrace
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Cable / satellite TV
Sofa bed
Walk-in shower
Seating area
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Family Resort
Ocean View
Languages Spoken
English, Russian, Bulgarian, German
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mozza2716 wrote a review Apr 2020
england37 contributions16 helpful votes
It's a 3 star hotel, but very good,staff can't do enough to help the rooms and hotel very clean, the only reason I haven't given higher stars is our air con was not on and our room was unbearably hot. Due to it not being turned on until later in the month.
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Date of stay: May 2019
MelisaG93 wrote a review Oct 2019
Bolton, United Kingdom38 contributions47 helpful votes
So first we visited in Sept 2018. But I just hadn't got round to making a review since. The food was very very good. Maybe not perfect but it's buffet food so you can't really complain too much. Breakfast was nearly perfect and dinner was nice. Teas maybe got a little samely but that was over a 2 week period and buffet, to me, is usually very samey. I did love the Chinese restaurant. Didn't get round to the Bulgarian. Also found out later there's a snack bar but never saw that 😂 The drinks are all yummy, best cocktails I've had on all inclusive. The main pool is a little busy but we discovered the 2nd one a few days in and migrated there. It's only a few metres away but much quieter and nicer imo. The location is amazing. I loved the beach being just on our doorstep. Also loved the 2nd bar and theatre area. It wasn't too noisy so you could still have a chat while the disco etc, was going on. My only, minor, issue is that in the 2nd week everything closed nearby (we went from 11/09 - 25/09). Which was a bit of a shame because we loved the little pizza places.
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Braddom1 wrote a review Oct 2019
Leicester, United Kingdom6 contributions7 helpful votes
Definitely one of the low end of the Riu chain. This place on arrival looked very old, we were disappointed. The staff were very friendly and very good at their jobs. The main restaurant was a nice place to eat, plenty of variety. We did find the daytime eatery near the beach was not so good. The hot food was Luke warm or cold. They would cook plenty in front of you, then put it in catering tins and put on a trolly behind. The food already served was going cold and all the extra was going cold too. I reported this to the Tui rep. The bar service was great. Shopping - never seen so many shops and good bargains too. The beach is across a walkway, great beach and lovey sea ( bit fresh). Sunbeds and umbrella’s are 10 lev each per day
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Sospanlad wrote a review Oct 2019
Llanelli, United Kingdom16 contributions33 helpful votes
Hotel is a nice Hotel close to the facility’s local bars and restaurants. Food in Hotel good , two very large swimming pools good for swimmers .Daytime activities plenty going on . Evening entertainment very poor no live music Also close to beach side bars with very loud banging music all day and night upto 4am or even 6am in the morning difficult to sleep Wouldn’t go back for that reason and poor evening entertainment
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Date of stay: June 2019Trip type: Traveled with friends
shazz25 wrote a review Oct 2019
Birmingham, United Kingdom2 contributions
On arrival our first impression was the hotels appearance which was nice but a little dated with carpet corridor areas patched up in places and tiles chipped around outside seating area. This was definitely not a 4 star standard. Room service was excellent and cleaned room on a daily basis with fresh towels replenished. Beds I felt were far too low and any person with bad knees or hips would struggle to get off. TV in the rooms did not have any english channels only French news that was english speaking. Entertainment was limited to 1 hour each night which as the week went on became repetitive and at times quite painful to endure. One night there was 1 game of bingo which lasted for 70 minutes. As we were at the end of the season the outside bar closed 3 days prior to the end our holiday. This was not advertised in any brochure. Bar staff seem to lose all interest in customer relations, the last 5 nights standards dropped and drink measures were shortened and very haphazardly presented. Food was good the first 5 days then standards dropped. There was salad available but as I have paid for a 4 star experience I would expect more choice than chicken nuggets, pizza, fish fingers, meatballs. One day there was not a main meal for a vegetarian, they had put salami on the pizza so choice was taken away.
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Frequently Asked Questions about Riu Helios
Which popular attractions are close to Riu Helios?
Nearby attractions include Condor Bar 94 (0.3 miles), Sunny Beach Luna Park (0.2 miles), and Mexo Bar (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Riu Helios?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Riu Helios?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Riu Helios?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Riu Helios?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Riu Helios?
Conveniently located restaurants include Mandarin Bar and Diner, Morris, and BBQ Fish&Steak House ARENA.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Riu Helios?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness center, and a sauna during their stay.
Does Riu Helios have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Riu Helios offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Riu Helios located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.3 miles away from the center of Sunny Beach.
Are any cleaning services offered at Riu Helios?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Riu Helios offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and conference facilities during their stay.