My friend and I spent a week in the Riu Helios from 17th September. Unfortunately for us the weather was awful for 4.5 of our 7 days. This unfortunately spoiled our holiday as we had looked forward to a lazy poolside week. Our view of the 'football stadium' was a bit grey and bleak but we enjoyed our Sunday live match :-)
I was unimpressed by Obzor. Perhaps because of the weather and the fact that it was the end of the season we didn't see the town at it's best but I found it to be run down with very little to see or do. On a more positive note I have to say that the Riu Helios made the week tolerable. We had a really nice room which surprised me. I had read reviews that said the rooms were a bit dated and needed a refurb. Ours was lovely with a beautiful shower room. It was also spotlessly clean.
Eating was an experience. I wasn't particularly keen on the way the dining room was arranged. 4 tables of two pushed together which meant sharing with other holiday makers. Fortunately we shared with some lovely people. The food was reasonably good. Not as much to choose from as some other 4* hotels but we always found something we liked. Top marks for the Paella, it was fab. The staff in the hotel are lovely, very helpful and friendly and the entertainment crew do a great job. Full credit to them for keeping everyone entertained when it was cold and windy outside. This hotel might not be as 'posh' as some 4* hotels but it's not as expensive either. If you are after a good quaity, value for money hotel with good family fun entertainment try it. PS take your wet suit for the pool.....I have never in my life experienced temperatures that cold outside the freezer and that was when the sun was out!! Nice big pool though and a lovely little one for the kids :-)
- 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
- Hotel Riu Helios Bay Bulgaria/Obzor