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Hotel Riu Helios Bay
Ranked #1 of 18 Hotels in Obzor
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 21 December 2013

This hotel is probably the best there is in obzor. The food was great, the staff were great, the entertainment was very amateur, the hotel management was weak. It does say in your room guide and also outside the restaurant (even has pictures) that men must wear shirt and trousers to dinner. The management actually welcome you each evening at the restaurants but pay no attention to men who turn up looking like they have just walked off the beach. Admitted a lot of them are Russian, or Rumanian but there is no excuse for not taking a shower before you dine! This was the only point I have, otherwise I would have given 5 stars. The location is great too. Everything you want to see, in and around Obzor is within strolling distance. Walk up to the bus station and take a bus to Varna, an experience to behold. Enjoyed our first trip to Bulgaria.

Room Tip: All rooms look out over the sea and pool except for a few that look over the sea and the local footb...
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Reviewed 21 November 2013

Went here mid September..the weather was great and so was the hotel..great Riu experience again. This is the fourth Riu hotel we have stayed in and have had a great time in all of them. Arrived aound 10.30pm checking in was quick and the bags taken up to the room..so decided to have a drink in the bar...The lounge bar is open until 11.00pm then the bar in the entertainment room says open until midnight. It is great having a drink on the terrace just out side the lounge bar in the evening looking at the sea and relaxing the time away...tip if the drinks are not strong enough ask for Bulgarian mesures.....!!!!!!!!. Good range of drinks and the bar staff are friendly.
All meals are buffet style, resaurtant is clean and airy and the food is generally good...you can always find something to eat in each of the three courses, even if you are the most picky of people. If you are attocated a "sitting" you do not like then ask and they will change you to the other one...we were on late and change to early no problem. I enjoyed the Bulgarian thyme nite...The beach is great, but you have to be quick in the morning to get a sun bed .The sun beds around the pool are very close together..so we didn't use these, but easy for the bar for soft drinks. Animation team are great, very energetic and funny.....Obzor is a nice place once you have made it past Kebab street..would recommend a stroll up the beach path..some good little bars and beach areas further up by the German Bunker...Drinks and food out is cheap and good. We did two trips...one to Nesebar which is a must see town (plenty of sovy shops) and one to Sozopol + nature reserve, which was my favourite. Also it is good to see sunny beech and give glad tiding that that you went to Obzor....Genberal the hotel is clean, rooms are good and spaceous, staff are friendly and helpful and food good...what more can you ask for...

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13  Thank taffywire
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Reviewed 31 October 2013

Visited the end of September with a girlfriend, was a bit of a spontaneous booking as a last minute decision but we weren't disappointed!, the room was spacious and kept spotlessly clean with a spectacular view of the pool and beach, we saw some lovely sunsets. The food was varied, plenty of choice and restaurant again very clean, several of the chicken dishes we opted for we're too pink in my opinion, so we erred to caution and left them we'll alone, but there was always an alternative, the salads in particular we're very varied. The Bulgarian themed restaurant was rather disappointing, serving food not that much different from the main restaurant but with less choice and taste. I liked the idea you could sit anywhere for breakfast and lunch but we're allocated a table for dinner which we kept for the week, also the idea of two sittings for dinner was very good,. We visited the resort at the end of the season so the weather was a bit mixed and Obzor resort was pretty much closed down for the season, this was an observation and by no means a criticism. The staff all over the hotel were a pleasure, and the animation team were so funny!, the entertainment in the evening was honestly so bad that it was paradoxically good!, what a laugh,, bizarre has to be seen, but all in all a lovely holiday, definitely value for money and a high standard throughout, week done Riu Helios bay

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6  Thank 72Mary
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Reviewed 13 October 2013

Fantastic hotel. we stayed for a week at the end of september .The staff were lovely,the food was fantastic .The bar staff were really friendly.Entertainment was a bit basic but fun.We had a good view from are room,it was cleaned everyday,could of done with a kettle tho!! Kharns tent was well worth a visit.

Room Tip: think all the rooms were really good
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6  Thank kimbilly1968
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Reviewed 12 October 2013

Stayed for 2 weeks in September. The staff are superb, every single one of them had a smile for you. Nothing was too much trouble. The barstaff remembered what you drank, the manager and restaurant team greeted you every lunch time and evening. Different theme nights through the week. Barney our rep was brilliant. Funny, knowledgable, approachable, he's a star. Went on 2 trips, one to Khans tent, great evening fabulous entertainment,and one to Nessebar, a pretty little town you reach from a causeway.Food in the hotel was plentiful, and varied, you would always find something to eat, from 7 3 0 am to 9 at night!! Drinks were good too, if you felt the need you could drink from 10am til 12pm. The animation team were fun too, they did an excellent job keeping people entertained. You could join in or not there was no pressure to "have fun".Obzor itself is a small working town with the usual tourist shops,, some nice bars too.

Room Tip: all rooms have a sea view
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6  Thank whitewitchHull
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Reviewed 4 October 2013

Stayed the last week in September the hotel staff were brilliant the food was a bit same old same old but was well prepared our room was fantastic we had room 6106 which has an amazing view and is one of the largest rooms spotlessly clean considering it was the end of the season. Down side no tea or coffee in room it would of been nice to have sat on the balcony with a cup of tea while the wife had an extra forty winks.wifi you had to pay for wifi but then it only worked in reception this needs to be addressed.would we go back no been there seen it done it we went on trips and hired a car and we feel we have seen it but we do not know where to go next so we are going to do a cruse next

Room Tip: Room 6106 must be best room best view away from function room
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Reviewed 3 October 2013

We stayed t this hotel for a week in September. At first I wasn't too imressed as it's quite basic, but couple days in, I have changed my mind!! And mainly it was the staff that made it work!! They are brilliant team and they made our holiday!! Barmains, animators, all the staff was exceptional!! Special thanks to Vlado, who made Lithuanian flag of shots!! The room and hotel was spotless clean, good food and drinks not watered down. Well done team!!

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Address: Tchernomorska 50 | Obzor - Bulgaria, Obzor 8250, Bulgaria
Region: Bulgaria > Burgas Province > Obzor
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Top resorts Hotel in Obzor
#1 Luxury Hotel in Obzor
#1 Best Value Hotel in Obzor
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Obzor
#2 Family Hotel in Obzor
Price Range: £74 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Riu Helios Bay 4*
Number of rooms: 318
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The All Inclusive Hotel Riu Helios Bay is situated on the Black Sea, directly on the sandy beach which slopes gently into the sea and is especially suitable for children. The RIU Classic Hotels offer comfortable rooms and excellent facilities with great leisure and relaxation facilities, as well as international gastronomy. Enjoy a relaxing holiday - whether alone, with family, partner or friends! The location is ideal because of its proximity to Burgas Airport (60 km) or Varna Airport (65km) and next city Sunny Beach (about 34 km) and invites you to explore the area. The hotel has 318 comfortably furnished rooms and offers many amenities. Relax in the spa area or get in shape at the gym. 1 outdoor pools, 1 children's pool, 1 indoor pool. RiuLand Kids Club (ages 4-7 & 8-12 years) and for adults, day and evening entertainment. For lovers of gastronomy, we offer live cooking stations at our main restaurant, Spanish and Asian specialty restaurants, as well as 5 bars. ... more   less 
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