L’Heure Bleue Palais

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Essaouira, Morocco

In the laidback seaside town of Essaouira, Morocco, within the walls of the medina, lies this luxury boutique riad hotel. Recently renovated, L’Heure Bleue Palais has been transformed into a chic and peaceful hideaway, with exquisite Moroccan architecture and a stunning interior filled with elegant furniture and extravagant furnishings. The hotel’s impressive roof terrace features a stunning pool and offers spectacular views across the medina and the ocean.

The hotel offers 33 richly decorated rooms and suites clustered around a central courtyard and designed with African, Oriental and European influences. Spacious suites come in a choice of styles with king-size beds and oversized bathtubs. Some also have their own fireplace.

L’Heure Bleue Palais offers a choice of gourmet dining experiences. Enjoy a light lunch by the rooftop pool or a sumptuous feast of Moroccan and French cuisine in the opulent Moroccan restaurant, which specialises in seafood.

Head to the beach, go cycling or go on a guided tour of the city. Adventure-seekers can try kite-surfing, quad biking or four-wheel driving. Relax by the pool or unwind with a cocktail at sunset, enjoy a massage on the terrace or a revitalisation treatment in the hammam. You can also play billiards, bridge or watch a movie.

L’Heure Bleue Palais is a Relais & Châteaux property.

Lightfoot Travel provides tailor-made itineraries that include daily tours and excursions, restaurant recommendations and bookings, and can incorporate Essaouria into a greater Morocco and African holiday. Take a look at Classic Morocco as an example of a bespoke itinerary that we can create for you.

L’Heure Bleue Palais Information

Location & Getting There

For guests arriving from the airport, Heure Bleue Palais is a 15 minutes drive from Essaouira airport. The hotel can also be reached directly from Marrakech by car (2-3 hour drive) or from Casablanca (4 hour drive).


There is a total of 19 suites and 16 rooms at L'Heure Bleue. All Classic Rooms are decorated with an African simplicity, comprising of a shower and a serene inner courtyard fanned with palm-trees and day-beds. All suites comprise of Arab-Portugese inspired deco or Oriental African style, each equipped with a bath-tub and a cozy fireplace. The Family Suites are spacious and ideal for family and friends, with two bathrooms and separate toilets.


-Billiards room
-Spa Beauty Treatments
-Home Cinema Room
-Dining: 1 restaurant, 1 bar


Boat trips around the Purpuraires or Mogador Islands are a delight, and you can also explore the UNESCO World Heritage Medina, Essaouira, famous for its art galleries and Sidi Magdoul lighthouse, or simply visit the Sidi Kabuki beach, a popular spot for camel riding. The Val d’Argan Winery offers great wine with unexpected flavours and Argan oil. For cheese lovers, do visit the Fromagerie Meskala where cheese making traditions are followed and renowned goat’s cheese are produced. Water sport activities are available such as surfing, kitesurfing, windsurfing and jet-skiing. For golf lovers, the Golf Mogador overlooks the Atlantic and is one of the premier golfing destinations.


Children are welcomed. Cots and high chairs are available upon request. Children aged between 3 - 12 can share a room with the parents in a Senior Suite. Children Menu is available. Cartoons are available for borrowing in the hotel’s own home cinema.

L’Heure Bleue Palais Price Guide

3 out of 5

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