The palace L'Heure Bleue is located in the heart of the medina, close to the Bab Marrakech Gate. The souks, the port, the ramparts, the beach are close by.
of TripAdvisor Travelers recommend this hotel
"A great find."
The hotel is right by one of the entrances to the medina. The building is beautiful. Balconies run around the nicely planted and shaded central courtyard. Our room, 28 is huge, with an entrance foyer, seating area and large bedroom with a large bath and shower room. Tea and coffee making facilities and a refrigerator with water are provided and renewed each day. the bed is very comfortable with great linen. The dining is fantastic!. Breakfast is excellent with Moroccan dishes, cold meat and cheese, fresh fruits, cakes, pickled lemons, nut, dried fruits etc. Egg dishes can be ordered. Dinner is on another level. It is the best we've had in Morocco It is not cheap but well presented and served in the courtyard or separate dining room. There is a small cinema and a billiard room. I am writing this on a sun lounger on the roof terrace after a weeks traveling we are having a lazy day. I will try the pool soon. This would be hard to beat in Essaouira I think.
L'Heure Bleue Palais did not live up to our expectations. While the ambience is nice, the interior of the rooms is of rather low quality: The beds are quite uncomfortable and the plumbing is poor. What surprised us most is the low quality of the breakfast.
If your budget allows it, stay here. If not, at least try to dine here. The service is fabulous. The atmosphere is sublime. The food is delicious and creative. The wine list is varied and affordable. Highly recommended!
"excellent location, lovely courtyard, fabulous breakfast"
This is a historic building that has been carefully and tastefully renovated to preserve the ambiance but upgrade comfort. The hotel has an excellent location. Our family (two adult daughters) had two rooms, side by side, which were nice but not exceptional but very nice They were dark with the main windows facing the courtyard, as is characteristic of many older riads. Everything worked well and was very comfortable. The breakfast is outstanding with wide variety of very fresh food--the best we had in all of Morocco. The public areas of the hotel, the courtyard and roof top, are lovely. We enjoyed a nice drink in the courtyard with a musician in the evening after dinner . Excellent service.
"Not worth it"
I loved the room, loved the beauty of the riad, perfect location, great breakfast, friendly staff except one at breakfast BUT you can have the best hotel with the best view from the rooftop that does NOT make up for me having to have cold showers and a very lukewarm tub part throughout my stay- that is a non - negotiable and a basic requirement- HOT water- the excuse given by 2 staff- that we are showering when all the other guests are showering- REALLY, this is a hotel and most guests shower before breakfast! Yet the hotel was not full to capacity and we didn't have hot water at midnight, at 8:30 am at 10 am on another day and even 12 pm it was still only warm- extremely dissapointing as this was the most expensive of all the hotels that we stayed in from fes to casablanca to marrakech and even dubai !
Credit cards accepted by the hotel: Visa - MasterCard - American Express - Diners Club
Check-in: 3:00 PM , Check-out: 12:00 PM