To be honest, we had been given mixed reviews about Bulgaria and Sunny Beach but it was an all inclusive holiday that was much cheaper than most parts of Europe so we thought we would give it a go.
We got there at 3am in the morning and thought that the hotel staff would be on a Skelton crew. However, due to the number of staff, check in only took five minutes and they made us feel extremely welcome.
Our room was exactly what we needed; air conditioning, a fridge, blackout curtains to stop the morning sun waking us up too early and a comfy bed. There was plenty of storage and the bathroom was well equipped with enough towels and toiletries. To be honest the hair dryer had about as much impact as a hamster blowing on you but that was such a minor thing as I had brought out my own.
As for the rest of the hotel, it was always clean and tidy. There were so many staff working to make the place comfortable and they were always friendly and helpful if you required something out of the ordinary.
A tip though: learning a little Bulgarian goes a long way.
The food was fab - such a variety to choose from, the 'animation' staff were so enthusiastic and made us smile every day.
On the whole we had a fantastic time and we would definitely go back there again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- * In the Sunny Beach resort area on the Black Sea * 5-story building * Situated on the beach front * 300 m from the center of Sunny Beach * 25 km from Burgas airport * Credit cards accepted: MasterCard, Visa ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Riu Helios Hotel
- Riu Helios Sunny Beach
- Hotel Riu Helios Bulgaria/Sunny Beach