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Sunny Beach 8240 Bulgaria
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Updated 04/28/21


#15 of 285 in Sunny Beach
Opening for summer 2021 - on 20 May The 24h All Inclusive Hotel Riu Helios Paradise is situated in the east of Bulgaria, in the Sunny Beach resort on the Black Sea, a holiday area with many other hotels, entertainments and shops. The 8 km-long, wide beach of fine sand slopes gently into the sea and is perfect for children. The location is ideal due to its proximity to Nessebar (10km) and Burgas Airport (BOJ) is 30 km away. The hotel has 597 comfortably furnished rooms and offers updated amenities. Relax with a massage at our Spa or get in shape at our gym or with our RiuFit program. 3 outdoor pools, 1 children’s, 1 baby and 1 indoor pool. For the youngest guests, there is the RiuLand Kids Club (for children from 4 to 7 years & 8 to 12 years old), Riu4U (for teenagers ages 13 to 17) RiuArt atelier and for adults, day and evening entertainment. For lovers of gastronomy, we offer live cooking stations at our main buffet as well as Asian, Bulgarian, Italian and Grill cuisine, 4 bars situated in various areas of the hotel.
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Property amenities
Paid private parking on-site
Public wifi
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Children's playground
Free wifi in the business center
Pool / beach towels
Indoor pool
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Fitness / spa locker rooms
Fitness classes
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary welcome drink
Snack bar
Swimup bar
Poolside bar
Tennis court
Entertainment staff
Evening entertainment
Table tennis
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids club
Kids pool
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Airport transportation
Taxi service
Conference facilities
Meeting rooms
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Light therapy
Makeup services
Massage chair
Neck massage
Steam room
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Cable / satellite TV
Sofa bed
Walk-in shower
Private balcony
Seating area
Wardrobe / closet
Clothes rack
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Ocean view
Landmark view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Family Resort
Languages Spoken
English, Russian, Bulgarian, German
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Lucy wrote a review May 25
1 contribution2 helpful votes
We have just returned from a 2 week stay at the Riu Helios Paradise in Bulgaria. We had a fantastic holiday, we aren’t a couple to complain really but we do have a few negatives •The hotel is beautiful, very big and spacious and absolutely pristine! Cleaners are cleaning 24/7 to ensure the hotel is spotless. •Food was lovely, however it is the same with all ‘all inclusive’ hotels, you do get bored of having the same old thing. The Asian restaurant however is absolutely INCREDIBLE! If you love a Chinese then you must go to the Asian restaurant. •Lots of sun loungers, we never had a problem, didn’t need to get up early to secure. •Stunning views and weather. The only thing we did find quite annoying was that on the Tui website in which we booked with, does state this hotel is a 24 HOUR ALL INCLUSIVE - however it is NOT. It says you can get snacks, alcoholic and soft drinks 24 hours a day, however this is not the case. Drinks end at midnight and food ends at 9pm. (Photo attached) I’m not sure I like the whole ‘season’ thing as to me when you start having a hotel full of guests and the weather is high 20s you should be able to do everything you would do even if you visited in July. For example we asked the animation team if we could so certain things and we’re told ‘it’s not the start of the season yet’ it starts in 2 weeks time….ok - but I’m on holiday now, not in 2 weeks time. I would completely understand if it’s raining however what difference does it make being May, June or August? We had 1 day of rain, which was kind of nice to have a day out the sun as it was so hot, however we wanted to have some shots with some friends however the lobby bar would only serve you shots if you gave them tips. I found this very rude seeing as it is an all inclusive hotel and they DEMANDED we gave them tips. Even just having 1 shot they were shout ‘tips, tips’ Personally for me I would of loved to have had a kettle and some coffee in the room but that’s only a personal preference. The safe you have to pay for if you want to use it, why I’m not sure? You pay for the room, so this should come included. Overall we did have a lovely holiday and these things didn’t stop that however we were put off slightly and found them frustrating. This is a lovely place to visit if you would like to relax and switch off. Nessebar and sunny beach are great places to visit also and to do some typical souvenir shopping. The hotel also needs to be a bit more stricter, a family decided to allow their kids to bring scooters on their holiday and thought it was appropriate in the evenings to allow the kids to hare around the hotel corridors downstairs running into elderly and breaking things, not having any respect. This should have been stopped - the hotel is NOT a playground.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled
2 Helpful votes
Les wrote a review Nov 2021
Eastleigh, United Kingdom35 contributions28 helpful votes
This is a beautiful hotel but the biggest problems are the staff food and drink. Check In - Was not the quickest, no welcome drinks or bottles of water. To many members of staff are rude unhelpful or to busy treating it like there own meeting place with there friends which then becomes loud and no service for drinks until they have left. The standard of food was poor, overcooked, cold, and lack of choices. The drinks got worse as the week went by. We visted the sister hotel next door and what a difference in the choices of food and drinks and the tastes to.
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Date of stay: August 2021
2 Helpful votes
714bbb wrote a review Aug 2021
Paltinis, Romania12 contributions15 helpful votes
Overall a good place to stay. It is very noisy, it is like a party hotel, i could not sleep for 3 days in a row because of the noise from the terrace and i stayed at the sixth floor. The food is average. If you want to relax, this is not the place for it, this is a place for party and noise.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Traveled
3 Helpful votes
hristina dimitrova wrote a review Jul 2021
Sofia, Bulgaria78 contributions11 helpful votes
We've decided to visit this hotel, as we were here last year and we were very pleased with everything, client service, hygiene.. Etc. It looks like we were in completely different hotel.. This year the hygiene is on zero level,vusomers marching through the inner spaces of the resort without masks, the service is awful, the housekeeping is missing, if it wasn't for the changed towels I will not recognizer if housekeeper has visited the room. We are completely disappointed.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Traveled
1 Helpful vote
Cristian I wrote a review Jul 2021
9 contributions2 helpful votes
The hotel is beautiful but the biggest problem is the food and drink. Last year I stayed in the same complex but the adult wing, at Riu Palace, where everything was impeccable, the best from Sunny Beach. This year we chose the Riu Helios hotel because we had a child with us. I'm not picky about food or drink, but I really couldn't eat anything, especiallyj ba at lunch. I talked to the manager and even explained the hotel is so nice but they continue to serve the same tasteless food. The manager offered to upgrade me to the hotel only adults from the same complex but having a child with us it was impossible (the hotel is only adults) I would never choose the Riu Helios hotel again, if you don't have a child don't think about it and choose the Riu Palace hotel for a small price difference you have another quality I didn't think that 2 hotels in the same complex could differ as much in food as in drinks. I drink only wather and some Beer
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Traveled
2 Helpful votes
Indre K wrote a review Jul 2021
Klaipeda, Lithuania9 contributions6 helpful votes
I really enjoyed my stay at the hotel. We visited Bulgaria for the first time and were not disappointed. The hotel has a large beautiful area, lots of sunbeds that need to be occupied in advance if there are a lot of holidaymakers. The water in the pools is warm. Kids have something to do. Beach clean, good restaurant, sand clean, sunbeds enough for everyone. The food is delicious, we visited all the A la carte restaurants, reservations must be made on arrival, free of charge. I enjoyed the food everywhere. Cocktails are not very tasty. The service staff is weak, but that didn’t bother us. The hotel is in a quiet location, next to the bus stop, taxi, free access everywhere. Choose this hotel and I don't think you will be disappointed.
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Date of stay: July 2021
1 Helpful vote
Edgars N wrote a review Jul 2021
Riga, Latvia4 contributions3 helpful votes
I was impressed about staying in this hotel. Everything stands up for high standart and service. I didn't expect my staying will be as good as I planned. Food was delicious. Drinks in bars are good as well. Pools are big, chairs near pools were more than enough (from my info, hotel was full). Entertainment team was doing it's job and invited to do different activities to cheer up public. They did understood decline and were not "pushy". A little minus I would give for beach location. I expected to be a bit closer. Also chairs in beach were more than enough. About covid situation: There are many reminders (stickers on walls and elevators) to wear mask and keep distance from each other while inside hotel. Staff only asks to wear a mask when going to breakfast and dinner. Any other time it's fine to walk around hotel without a mask. Don't get me wrong, for me as a vaccinated person it's fine and was a bit of relief. Almost all street markets in sunny beach (~1km from hotel via promenade) were working and also didn't require a mask to shop. Everything works until 24.00, after that you're fine to walk around hotel and streets, but all events and street markets will end till that.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Traveled
2 Helpful votes
Biyadh00 wrote a review Feb 2021
Budapest, Hungary261 contributions108 helpful votes
We were here during the covid pandemic. Service was perfect, so was the room. Water in the pool seemed a bit cold to me. Animation was very good. Variety of food was not the same as we are used to in a RIU hotel, but it was absolutely acceptable.
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Date of stay: June 2020
3 Helpful votes
Tarintata wrote a review Sep 2020
Belgrade, Serbia147 contributions9 helpful votes
Nice, clean and A little bit far from the beach. The staff is friendly and professional. The place is clean and you even see staff cleaning the place on a regular basis. Good safety measures to prevent COVID-19 spreading (a lot of space in the restaurant, sanitizer, temperature monitoring). It's near the beach, there are several pools, several bars and even 4 restaurants that are all-inclusive. The drinks that are included are superior to other hotels, higher quality and lots more to choose from (even cocktails). The only down side so far is that possible moan mattress are uncomftable and pillows even worse other than that, it's amazing. But here comes the worst part my 3 year old got sick and there was a medical center so we took her there just to check her ear and throat after a 15 minutes consultation they give us a check on 360 Leva an equivalent of 180 euros almost its the most ridiculous and overpriced consultation we have ever been to its a complete rip off. Plus 100 more euros for the two medicaments. It's really sad because the hotel has potential but the way it is right now it's just like a sinking ship.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Traveled
1 Helpful vote
Martin H wrote a review Sep 2020
6 contributions9 helpful votes
The hotel itself is nice and new. The room was spacious and facilities are clean and well maintained. The animation team was really great. The main problem is the rather poor food quality in all the restaurants. The lunch menu is the worst I have ever seen - some of the meals simply not edible. The drinks are then a complete disaster - terrible wines and beer and cocktails without alcohol but with solid portion of artificial sweeteners and colors. Given the price we paid it was totally overpriced so my advice would be to avoid this place.
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Date of stay: July 2020
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Riu Helios Paradise
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Riu Helios Paradise?
Nearby attractions include Amigo Bar Sunny Beach (0.6 miles), CRG Airsoft Arena (0.6 miles), and Hashtag - Night Club (0.6 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Riu Helios Paradise?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, a swimup bar, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel Riu Helios Paradise?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Riu Helios Paradise?
Guests can enjoy a swimup bar, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Riu Helios Paradise?
Yes, paid private parking on-site is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Riu Helios Paradise?
Conveniently located restaurants include Khan's Tent, The Taste, and Restaurant Luxor SvetiVlas.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hotel Riu Helios Paradise?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool, a fitness center, and a sauna during their stay.
Does Hotel Riu Helios Paradise have airport transportation?
Yes, Hotel Riu Helios Paradise offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Hotel Riu Helios Paradise?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Hotel Riu Helios Paradise offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and conference facilities during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel Riu Helios Paradise?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, German, Russian, and Bulgarian.