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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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Paris, France
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Dinner at L'Heure Bleue was so good that we kept dining there every evening. This is the best gastronomic surprise I have had in a long time around the world. The Chef, Ahmed Handour, is very talented, creative, yet respecting traditions, and surprisingly humble. We enjoyed amazing and refined Moroccan cuisine, with a twist of audacity. We will surely be... More 

Thank CarolineMC2
London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

Slow and uninterested service, less than average food, my advice is to avoid this over priced place. Shame as the terrace is pretty and offer good views over Essouiara.

Thank Fabien-E14
Reading, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

My fiancé booked a surprise meal here to celebrate our engagement and it was absolutely fabulous. He had requested one of the tables in the courtyard surrounded by palms and it was a very magical setting. We opted for the A La Carte menu, which offered amixture of moroccan and french style cuisine - all of which was delicious! Prior... More 

Thank TaraPG
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

I am a vegetarian and each course was a new dish I had not tasted elsewhere on our trip. My dinner was a delicious array of local vegetables full of flavor. The service was wonderful and dessert should not be missed!

Thank 4InBloom
London, United Kingdom
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342 reviews
204 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2016

have stayed here twice and it's an amazing hotel, just love it. Staff are brilliant and the rooms are lovely. rooftop pool is fab after wandering round town it's fab to chill on the roof and have a drink. Now you can fly to Essaouria from Luton even easier to get there.

Thank halycondays
St. Albans, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016

A wonderful hotel as a base to visit this quaint port town and take in the sights and sounds of a fishing port. Relaxing ,fresh, clean, rooms, fabulous breakfast with freshly made local dishes as well as eggs in there various forms! The rooftop has a pool with bar, all types of sofas, sunloungers etc to relax after a busy... More 

Thank Glasgow870
Frankfurt, Germany
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41 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2016

If you want to ask your partner wether he wants to marry you, this is definitely the best place in Essaouira to do so... If you just want to have a beautiful diner in your holidays, you should also go there... In fact the restaurant is one of the reasons why it is so difficult to leave the hotel at... More 

Thank ChristianeH564
f_laustriat, General Manager at L'Heure Bleue Palais, responded to this review

Our chef and all the team of the restaurant are very proud of your comment. we hope to welcome you again for a tasty experience of "la cuisine du chef" More 

London, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2016

The hotel was as expected, given the cost to stay here, is in the top percentage on offer in the town. The staff were all friendly and attentive to our needs. The rooftop area is fabulous - but watch the seagulls looking for food! Our original room was not up to expectations, but we were swiftly moved to a beautiful... More 

Thank Gilly0502011
Newcastle, Australia
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2016

A friend and I were travelling through Essaouira and she mentioned someone she worked with had recommended this place for a cocktail. We found it at the very edge of the old Medina and it was just a door in the wall. We walked in and were completely blown away! The food was beautiful, the champagne cocktails were gorgeous, we... More 

Thank bridgetanne89
Rabat, Morocco
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2016

It is a great restaurant with a very refined menu. The atmosphere is very romantic and the setting is fabulous.

Thank Brian W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$37 - $56
Moroccan, European, French, Mediterranean
Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Private Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?