This was our first RIU experience. The hotel is immaculate, the staff efficient and the sunbeds plentiful.
As previous reviews state, there is plenty of food of all types.Some nights menus were better than others but this added interest. Breakfast was great - especially the freshly made tiny pancakes.
I cannot imagine any room is not good. All have sea views and both of ours, sleeping 2 and 3, were spacious.
As Tracey B said,some nationalities were less used to polite behaviour than others, but this led to us Brits, Germans, Dutch, French and Swedes (no Italians at hotel) uniting in setting an example- particularly in children's behaviour!
Obzor is rather 'unclassy'. 3ish nightclubs and lots of stalls selling tat. That said, street food is super cheap, the wine is drinkable and the measures are generous. The Town Square is lively in the evenings and there are two stages where free dancing etc. happens every night.The beach is fine as well.
The hotel is covered in birds nests, I think they are House Martins? These are so entertaining and keep the bugs down.
The Animation Team work their socks off.
We did have a most terrifying mini-bus trip back to the airport and the driver looked astonished when no one tipped him. Shame, because all the other drivers had been great- and got a tip.
Do visit Nessebarr(?). Great lunch overlooking the bay with wine made in the restaurants own vineyard.
Best til last. Barney!!! Great rep, always available. Has a huge library of books and his free 'ramble' tells you all the best places to visit.He hosts the Khans Tent excursion, which is breathtaking.If his snoring (see earlier reviewer) is as cute as his giggles, I wish I had heard it!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- In the Sunny Beach resort area on the Black Sea. 5-Storey building. Situated on the beachfront. 300 M from the centre of Sunny Beach. 25 Km from Burgas airport. Credit cards accepted: MasterCard, Visa. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Riu Helios Bay Hotel
- Riu Helios Bay Obzor