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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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  • 71
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 3
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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
Most recent review
Great atmosphere

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 23, 2015
OneAddictedTraveler
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Lake Elmo, Minnesota
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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114 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Lake Elmo, Minnesota
Top Contributor
329 reviews 329 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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 

2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
2 reviews
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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 

Llwyngwril, United Kingdom
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58 reviews 58 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

My husband and I stayed at L'Heure Bleaue Palais and had decided to eat there of an evening as it was such a lovely place to eat in the atrium. Food and service were very good

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

the entire team of the restaurant join me in thanking you for your nice comment More 

New York City
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Go for lunch or dinner. You will be thrilled! Outstanding cuisine would be at least one star in France.

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

Thank you very much for your comment and your appreciation of the kitchen, the chef is more than happy to read your enthusiasm! More 

St. Albans, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Excellent food, and wine menu. Service was attentive and efficient. Restaurant is set around the courtyard of the Riad and very a pleasant setting. Dinner with wine and drinks cost around £45.00 each so a little expensive.

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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 

San Francisco, California
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

we happened upon this fantastic hotel when wandering around the medina, and found ourselves sitting down to dinner in the lobby (straight out of some romantic movie about life in the semi-tropics with huge plants and comfortable couches) - we were a bit worried about the cost but found that our dinner was extremely reasonable, especially given that it was... More 

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

Thank you for your kind words, really sorry if we were not fast enough to take your order for your second visit. I will be very pleased to offer you a drink at your next visit. More 

Brisbane, Australia
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

Breakfast was included in our room tariff and was quite acceptable. Compared with other included breakfasts in Morocco this was a stand out.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • 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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