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L'Heure Bleue Palais

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2, Rue Ibn Batouta | Bab Marrakech, Essaouira 44000, Morocco
212 (0) 5 24783434
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Delightful Dinner

We booked on the day and I was surprised we got a reservation. The rather anonymous door in the street doesn't prepare you for the lovelylant-plant-filled courtyard within. We had drinks here and then moved to the warmer Dining Room We chose the 5 course "L'heure bleu" menu which includes 3... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 21, 2015
DavidAlves
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Inveresk, near Edinburgh Scotland
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English first
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3 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Went in to look around garden, terrace and view menu for restaurant. Unfriendly unwelcoming, rude really, decided not to bother going back to eat. Perhaps it's different if you're a guest...

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Inveresk, near Edinburgh Scotland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We booked on the day and I was surprised we got a reservation. The rather anonymous door in the street doesn't prepare you for the lovelylant-plant-filled courtyard within. We had drinks here and then moved to the warmer Dining Room We chose the 5 course "L'heure bleu" menu which includes 3 glasses of wine from their own exclusive vineyard. First... More 

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

Thank you for your kind words, we wait your second visit next year in order to celebrate the birthday of your son More 

Winchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

L'Heure Bleue Palais was recommended to us from friends who often stay there on holiday. Having already booked another hotel by the beach, I decided to treat my fiancé to a fine dining experience for her Birthday. Having booked by email, I asked the restaurant if they could arrange a Birthday cake with "Joyeux Anniversaire". I received a quick reply... More 

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

On behalf of all the team of Heure Bleue, i thank you for your nice comment, we hope to see soon in our restaurant More 

London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

The atmosphere is pure Agatha Christie - in a good way. The food is delicious. Moroccan and inventive. Also try the gin and tonic. It will blow your mind!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

This will be the splash-out meal of your holiday (unless you unearth a restaurant that we missed!). If you do go please give yourself an extra 30-40 minutes for pre-dinner drinks and “amuse bouche” in the English Lounge – very much the atmosphere of a St James’s club in London. The dining room itself is fine though the seating at... More 

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Lake Elmo, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Seated in front of a blazing fire we enjoyed a fine meal in a superb dining room. The service was perfect. We really enjoyed our experience.

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Fantastic food, Service & atmosphere, Very relaxed and enjoyable meal, attention to detail only to be expected from Relais & chateau

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

Pay attention to detail is one of our task every single day. all our team is happy to read this nice comment. we hope to see you among us soon More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Excellent service from the staff, who bend over backwards to help and are very courteous. A beautiful oasis of calm and luxury.

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

thank you very much for your nice comment, the chef is very happy to read it, we wait for the pleasure to welcome you again More 

Morocco
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

I ate here with my family and it was an incredible experience. Hands down the best lobster I have ever had and such a beautiful restaurant and riad. Not cheap - but very worth it for a nice occasion.

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

we thank you for your nice comment, we hope to welcome you again possible in our riad More 

London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

This is a lovely luxury hotel with a good restaurant, the food and the service is good but it should be at the price. It was an enjoyable evening but probably wouldn't go back again - locally there are lots of places with service food and ambiance to match at half the price.

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

Thank you for your enthusiasm. Please allow me the following comment: our prices are indeed higher than other restaurants in Essaouira,however we pride ourselves to buy only the best produce, have the most beautiful backdrop and the best suppliers. Our staff of 20 skilled people between restaurant and kitchen results in considerable operating costs. Please also allow me to comment... More 

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Additional Information about L'Heure Bleue Palais

Address: 2, Rue Ibn Batouta | Bab Marrakech, Essaouira 44000, Morocco
Phone Number: 212 (0) 5 24783434
Location: Africa  >  Morocco  >  Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region  >  Essaouira
Average Prices: USD 37 - 56
Cuisine: French

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  • Address: 2, Rue Ibn Batouta | Bab Marrakech, Essaouira 44000, Morocco
  • Location: Africa  >  Morocco  >  Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region  >  Essaouira
  • Phone Number: 212 (0) 5 24783434

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 37 - 56
  • Cuisine: French

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