Myself and a friend stayed at this hotel the first week in July. Having arrived in the early hours we were very tired so it was lovely to be checked in quickly. We were offered food if we were hungry but we just wanted to get to the room! On entering the room which was located on the 7th floor we weren't disappointed, it was very clean, comfortable and had a great view! For the amount of time you stay in the room they are more than adequate.
The poolside was great, having stayed at hotels with a larger pool previously I thought we would struggle to get a sun bed but this was not the case, which the hotel full to capacity we could still have a nice little lay in and get beds at 9:30.
The food was great, different options everyday and lovely bread too! Unless you are extremely fussy you won't have a problem finding something you like!
The beach view was lovely but we never really went in the sea but there was a range of water activities available such as banana boating, paragliding, fishing and more!
The local area was easy to get around, none of the locals seem to bother you and you can look at what you like on your own accord. We did go on a two hour local tour with the fantastic rep Barney as this is really useful to get your bearings of the local area and where the nice restaurants are! We did head to a bar which was themed in the Flintstones which is great value!!
We didn't watch many of the hotel entertainment shows as we were early birds and preferred to get to sleep but the ones we did watch seemed OK! The staff really try hard to entertain the guests and one of the staff members is an amaxing singer!
We did Twp excursions whilst there, the first was Khans tent which I can't reccomemd enough! It was incredible! Lovely food and entertainment and well worth the money. We also did a Jeep safari which h was fun, just be aware its very bumpy! I wouldnt reccomend it to people with back problems!
Overall it was a lovely holiday and I wouldn't hesitate to return! For all those recent reviews discussing sickness and diahorrea please take in to consideration the river adjacent to the hotel is nothing to do with the hotel and the staff would endaveour to assist anyone with such illnesses. If caused by the river this should bear no fault on the hotel itself. Water is free from reception, just make sure you keep stocked up, I'm normally the one to get I'll on holidays but Bulgaria is the first place I've been too and not had any problems!
Thank you Riu Helios Bay for a lovely holiday!
- 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