This should definitely be a 4 star hotel. I was surprisingly impressed with the property and the service was outstanding. It’s a boutique hotel, clean and modern. It also has a big lounge, beautiful outdoor pool, spa amenities (which I didn’t use though) and a large cafeteria with a buffet breakfast with so many options. I especially enjoyed the yogurt bar with all the toppings you can imagine and a real honeycomb box next to it. They had a couple of machines to get espresso, hot water, café con leche, decaf, etc. Also has a juice machine with mango, apple, orange, and pineapple juice and water. Has a hot food bar with eggs, sausages, pancakes etc. All I tried was fresh and delicious.
Really pleased with their outdoor eating area and restaurant as well. I had a delicious (and nicely plated) avocado and tomato salad. The service was top notch too! Front desk was SO helpful (special thanks to Nathaly!) and always with a smile. First time in Europe and they helped me book excellent excursions. Came to celebrate my son’s 21st bday and we were surprised with a bottle of champagne & a beautiful dessert plate on his bday! It really goes to show you how lovely and personal this place is.
The hotel is only one block from the beach. It’s set in the quieter side of the beach/hotel strip. Turns out 2 miles up was the populated and loud area. People in their 20s-30s and many drunk by 10pm. Not the case at Helios. This area hosted more of a mature crowd. Just excellent overall!