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L'Heure Bleue Palais

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   2, Rue Ibn Batouta | Bab Marrakech, Essaouira 44000, Morocco
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Ranked #15 of 78 hotels in Essaouira
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Surrey
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at this hotel for four nights whilst visiting Morocco with our two teenage daughters. It is right on the edge of the Medina near one of the old entry gates. It is quiet and tranquil when you come through the front door from the busy street outside. The rooms were great with very quiet air conditioning units and... More

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f_laustriat, Directeur général at L'Heure Bleue Palais, responded to this review

Thank you for your compliments and appreciation on the Heure Bleue. All the team will be delighted to see you with your two lovely daughters. we hope to see you soon! More

London
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40 reviews 40 reviews
25 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A charming old grand colonial style hotel which makes you stepped back a century when you arrive. A great wow factor with the old charm and gentlemens club feel to it. The central topical plant courtyard is a delight, and a lovely place for your breakfast. The rooms are smaller and very French looking all facing into the courtyard but... More

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f_laustriat, Directeur général at L'Heure Bleue Palais, responded to this review

The team composed exclusively of Moroccans collaborators thanks you for your comment. as it's ramadan period, it's not easy for some of our staff, which explains the lack of smiling from the waiter by the pool ... trust me in Morocco, the smile is a natural thing ! " More

Stockholm, Sweden
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26 reviews 26 reviews
26 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have a house in Marrakech and escaped the July heat to beautiful Heure Bleu. It is a beautiful, fantastic hotel with best possible location. The staff was super friendly and the suite we had amazing! Fantastic suite with very much attention to details/decor. The restaurant served excellent food and the lounge/pool area on the roof was terrific. Great value... More

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f_laustriat, Directeur général at L'Heure Bleue Palais, responded to this review

we thank you for your comment, we are delighted that you enjoyed the l'Heure Bleue, as it's two hour drive from Marrakech and Essaouira, so we hope to see you soon! More

london
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54 reviews 54 reviews
36 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

L'heure bleue continues to display quite an old morocan charm in the rather authentic Essaouira medina. The old palace has kept its 19th century attributes, including to quite an extent in its suites, where you can still feel part of its history. The service is impeccable for any request you may have, and the staff is certainly very well behaved.... More

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f_laustriat, Directeur général at L'Heure Bleue Palais, responded to this review

We are delighted that you love traditionnel charm of our Riad and performance of our team. we thank you for your laudatory comments, we are very proud. More

Stockport, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

The Heure Bleue Hotel is truly a five star hotel, with authentic surrounding of Moroccan Culture but offers the highest standard comfort to its residents. Perfect location. Rooms, services, dining and leisure experiences are up to perfection. All staff kind, helpful and professional. We have stayed here six years ago and hopefully will return at future time. Highly recommend the... More

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f_laustriat, Directeur général at L'Heure Bleue Palais, responded to this review

"Thank you for your comment. We hope to see you at l'Heure Bleue as soon as possible before 6 years, anyway you are and still always welcome. " More

New York City, New York
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

We were very impressed with this gorgeous place, overall. The dramatic entrance into a courtyard of palm trees looks very impressive at night when lit in colors. The staff is friendly and helpful (though most of them don't speak English well) and the breakfast spread is delicious and never-ending (try the different jams). The pool deck is also a wonderful... More

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f_laustriat, Directeur général at L'Heure Bleue Palais, responded to this review

"Thank you for your message. I'm sorry that you did not had enough towels in your bathroom . i hope you pointed out and that our team responded quickly and well. Also sorry that some customers did not respect the usual quiet patio in the evening. We intervened several times but it was difficult. " I hope to see you... More

london
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89 reviews 89 reviews
26 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

The Heure Bleue is a real oasis on the edge of the medina in Essaouira where the old town is a World Heritage Site. The staff welcome you with great warmth and nothing is too much trouble. The courtyard has a rare tranquility which belies the hotels proximity to the bustling thoroughfare outside. If possible book a suite where the... More

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f_laustriat, Directeur général at L'Heure Bleue Palais, responded to this review

thank you very much for your comment. It is true that Rachia is recognized as the best city guide. all the team of Heure Bleue thank you for your kindness and for sharing your joy with us More

Lyon, France
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

I had high expectations going in to our stay here based on the fact that it's a Relais & Chateau property and the website, description etc was awesome. It turned out to be good, not great. We stayed at the Palais Heure Bleue for two nights traveling as a family (2 adults, 2 kids). The hotel was well maintained, clean,... More

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Manama, Bahrain
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

We were only supposed to stay for a couple of nights before heading on to Casablanca but the hotel was so nice we ended up staying longer. I was a little sceptical when we arrived after driving from Marrakeh. From the outside it doesn't look like much but don't let appearances fool you. I was stunned by how beautiful the... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

We 3 friends loved our 3 night stay at L'Heure Bleu; the staff were pleasant, helpful and attentive. After a long and tiring trip when we arrived on a busy night, the restaurant was full but they served us in the bar which was brilliant. Our junior suite was fantastic and the little curtained window seat a joy! The breakfast... More

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f_laustriat, Directeur général at L'Heure Bleue Palais, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind words after your stay at l'Heure Bleue Palais We are very pleased that you enjoyed all our services, and hope to see you one day in Essaouira More

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Address: 2, Rue Ibn Batouta | Bab Marrakech, Essaouira 44000, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Essaouira
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — L'Heure Bleue Palais 4*
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Also Known As:
l`Heure Bleue Palais And Spa
l`Heure Bleue Palais Hotel Essaouira
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Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style
#2 Spa Hotel in Essaouira #2 Luxury Hotel in Essaouira #11 Family Hotel in Essaouira #24 Romantic Hotel in Essaouira
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A masterpiece of the Essaouira medina...this palace of marvels lies in the heart of this town loved by artists and aventurers alike. The panoramic outdoor pool on the terrasse overlopks the medina and the ocean. the cuisine offers a subtle blend of french and Moroccan influences ... more   less 
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