Heure Bleue Palais, Essaouira

This palace of marvels lies in the heart of Essaouira, a mysterious and spiritual place loved by artists and adventurers alike. L'Heure Bleue Palais has succeeded in preserving the character of a traditional Moroccan house and the hospitality cherished by this country. At the crossroads of African, Moorish, Portuguese, English and oriental influences, the rooms and suites are located around the patio, where a fountain sings and the heart of the Riad beats. The traditional hamman is the perfect place to relax, the panoramic outdoor pool on the terrace overlooks the medina and the ocean, and the cuisine is a subtle blend of French and Moroccan influences.

This large 18th century riad at the medina's entrance has been renovated to transform it into a charming hotel with 33 suites and rooms. The Heure Bleue's defining feature is a huge fenced panoramic terrace with a heated pool and a unique view of the town formerly known as Mogador. An English lounge with an intimate atmosphere, and a gastronomic restaurant open out onto a leafy patio. Here, you can discover the new Essaouira cuisine thanks to Chef Ahmed Handour. It would be impossible to stay here without discovering the middle eastern ritual of the hammam at the Heure Bleue's Petit Spa.



Hotel Features & Amenities

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the hotel
  • 24/7 concierge service
  • Stunning view over the ancient town and the Atlantic
  • 3 restaurant venues
  • Anglais Saloon for drinks
  • Rooftop swimming pool and panoramic sun terrace
  • Billiards Room
  • Home theatre with screening of classi movies every night
  • Spa with hamma
  • Heated Pool
  • Meeting room
  • Cooking Classes
  • Guided tours of the city & surroundings and excursions can be booked by the knowledgeable concierges.



Guest Room Features & Amenities

  • Flatscreen TV with French and English channels
  • Wi-Fi access throughout the hotel
  • Hairdryer
  • Les Sens de Marrakech bathroom amenities
  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • Marble bathroom with walk-in shower
  • Room service
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Buffet or in room breakfast
  • Climatisation and central heating
  • Dry cleaning and shoe service
  • Coffee Machine in room


A Word from the General Manager

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  We love L'Heure bleue Palais and are proud to share with you a reference of the Moroccan hotel industry, member of the prestigious association of Relais & Châteaux.
History and Philosophy
L'Heure Bleue Palais is born of a magnificent dream: to give Essaouira a prestigious address worthy of its rich past at the crossroads of African, European and Arab civilizations. The establishment has retained the cachet of a traditional Moroccan mansion and offers all the comforts of a large hotel brand. The living rooms, bedrooms, suites and lounges, converge on the patio, a meeting place where a fountain sings and throbs at the heart of the riad   

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The History

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  Originally built at the end of the 18th century, on the ruins of an ancient 'fondouk' - hostel for travelling traders - the 'sleeping beauty', as it was called by the locals, initially was the sumptuous residence of the pasha Caïd Mbark Saidi. Later acquired by a wealthy merchant, it then served as an orphanage until the 1960s, before being abandoned. It was then that the Azoulay family - a family with long roots in Mogador - and associates decided to restore this once noble residence and bring it back to life. L'Heure Bleue Palais opened its doors in June 2004 after three years of renovation and reconstruction, now with a new identity as a luxury hotel. Today L'Heure Bleue Palais is the pride of Essaouira to which countless craftsmen and artisans brought their passion and unique know-how.
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