We stayed at Riu Helios Bay for a week in September. We arrived at 3.30 in the morning and were quickly checked in by the pleasant receptionist. We were greeted with a cold drink and the option of some cakes and biscuits. We were also given a bottle of water which you get more of at any time just by asking at reception.
Our room was on the 6th Floor and we were amazed at the size of it. We had a great sea view and pool view. The room was spotless and had plenty of storage space and a large bathroom area with large walk in shower. Room was cleaned everyday and towels changed daily too. The beds were very comfortable.
We cannot understand how people on here can complain about the food, they must eat fillet steak at home every day!! The choice of food was exceptional.
Breakfast was served from 7.30 till 10. There was a great choice of cooked food. Bacon to die for, sausages, beans, scrambled eggs, fried eggs, boiled eggs, omelettes, french bread, pancakes, salad and cold meats, cereals and fresh bread, freshly squeezed orange and apple juice. If you fancied a lie in you could have the continental option in
the downstairs resturaunt until 12 or even if you were laying by the pool a mid morning croissant and coffee.
Snacks were also served in here from 12 till 3, Pizzas, Burgers, Hot Dogs, Pasta dishes, salads and fresh bread, tea ,coffee, beer, wine and soft drinks all on tap. Lunch was also available in the main restaurant but we never availed of this option.
There was ample choice again for the evening meal with plenty of variety, lots of starters and mains and deserts. We had trouble sometimes knowing what to take so just tried a bit of everything. Help yourself to Beer and Wine on tap.
Pool Bar.Lobby Bar and Entertainment Bar. Plenty of different drinks available, vodkas, rum, whisky etc. Lovely cocktails and the bar staff who were excellent had no problem giving you extra vodka or rum in them. Shots, haven't a clue what half them were but they'd blow the head off you, very good. Lovely coffee served in the lobby bar where we would relax after dinner with a coffee and a brandy.
Great location on the beach , was lovely to walk on for miles. Sometimes we'd stop at a we bar and have a beer to cool down. Beer very cheap to buy out about 70p. Obzor is a lovely quiet little town that you can walk about at your leisure without getting hassled by anyone, the locals are real friendly. We went to the House some nights, a bar/restaurant in the square, bar staff very friendly and accommodated us by getting English football to watch.
We went in 2nd week of September and the town was starting to close down for the season so maybe better going at end off August. Overall we had a brilliant holiday and would have no hesitation in going back here again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Hotel Riu Helios Bay enjoys a seafront location at the northpart of the beautiful city of Obzor. 5 km-long public beach of fine sand which slopes gently into the sea. Aproximate distances: - 62 km from Burgas airport - 35 km from Sunny Beach Centre. - 1 km from public transport (bus stop) Credit cards accepted: MasterCard, Visa ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Riu Helios Bay Hotel
- Riu Helios Bay Obzor