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.
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"Luxury hotel on the edge of the medina"
We were upgraded to a suite on the 2nd floor and it was really gorgeous. The large sitting area was extremely comfortable and we also had external windows (somewhat rare in a riad). Breakfast was in the pretty ground floor garden terrace and there was also a nice rooftop area with lounge seating where we had lunch. Dinner was good but a bit too formal for our tastes.
"Midnight at the Oasis !"
Located in the medina this hotel is a little slice of luxury in a somewhat hectic area. Beautiful breakfast served in the garden courtyard. Room clean & comfortable & quite. Staff very helpful. We didn't eat in the restaurant although it looked extremely romantic & I'd love to go back & give it a try.
"Three days recovery "
As we are in our sixth week trip around Morocco it was great to stay here for three nights. Walk outside to the Medina Suite comfortable and clean Great courtyard in the middle and pool on the roof. Windy place and cool at this time of the year Staff friendly and accommodating Ahmed a divine Chef so we stayed here for dinner each night He is a great chef and the restaurant staff a delight
"A family home transformed into a boutique hotel"
Like most traditional Moroccan hotels, the Heure Bleue Palais is fashioned around a Riad's courtyard. The lush green garden sets a pretty scene for afternoon tea or breakfast. According to the hotel, the interior design features four styles; our suite was oriental.The hotel has the feel of an old colonial home, and indeed the Palais was once just that. Today the four floors feature comfortable accommodation and a rooftop pool and bar. Service was very friendly, particularly in reception, but it wasn't always prompt in the bar or at breakfast. Our room was spacious albeit the attention to detail was under par. We had a missing shower head support, non-functional tap-ware in the bath and problems with the TV remote. Not to worry, the maintenance staff were quick to respond installing a new support in the shower, replacing the bath shower hose and re-calibrating the TV. We were extremely happy with our stay and delighted to escape behind the large wooden entrance door at the end of a busy day walking the streets of this beautifully relaxed seaside town.
"Luxury setting, perfect service "
We stayed at Heure Bleue Palais for 1 week and couldn't have been happier with it. If taking a taxi from the airport you are dropped a short distance from the hotel which you are greeted by grand blue doors on your right, from the first moment you step through the doors you will feel at home. We stayed in a suite which was spacious, clean and well kept but with a rustic feel to it. The large bath was a nice bonus as normally due to height we struggle to fit in. The bed was easily big enough for us, although slightly hard for my partners taste. Breakfast buffet is well stocked and you can easily add variety so you don't get bored of the same food. Service was friendly and prompt. Housekeeping each day were thorough and restocked anything needed in the room. Water, tea, biscuits, etc. Rooftop terrace was a welcome break from venturing around Essaouira. Loungers and daybeds available. The pool is quite cold as mentioned in other reviews but you quickly warm up whilst swimming. We ate at the rooftop terrace once during our trip and really enjoyed it. The hotel put on a BBQ and/or grilled fish lunch each day and felt it was worth the money. The thing you will notice the most whilst staying at Heure Bleue Palais is how friendly all the staff are and will go out of their way to make sure you are happy and comfortable. Special mention to Mamadou, one of the hotels doorman/concierge. Very friendly, personable and happy man. As previously mentioned wifi can be quite intermittent at times and the TV only has one English channel but really this isn't the reason we visit new countries and hotels so not an issue for us. All in all a fantastic holiday and Heure Bleue Palais added to that.
Credit cards accepted by the hotel: Visa - MasterCard - American Express - Diners Club
Check-in: 3:00 PM , Check-out: 12:00 PM