The Palace Heure Bleue is a sumptuous 19th century residence deserving of Essaouira's rich past, on the crossroads of the African, European and Arabic civilizations. Situated in the Essaouira port, overlooking the new town, the medina, and its walls; the former palace falls under the exclusive family of “Relais and Chateaux” hotels, designed to meet the standards of French living. With 35 rooms, this private getaway is ideally located near the beach, where a multitude of facilities exist for the active guest. The restaurants offer authentic fusions of preparations passed down over the years. Some choose to spend their time at the resort dining, while others take advantage of the library, spa, and nearby marketplace. At Palais L'Heure Bleue, a very ambiance warmly welcomes you for an exceptional stay. The hotel features a large rooftop heated swimming pool and sun deck. The exquisite restaurant and cosy bar on the terrace offer panoramic views of the towns, the port and the sea. At the heart of the property is a lovely interior courtyard, decorated with an ornamental fountain and towering palm trees.
The suites are located on the second floor and offer generous space with additional comfort and service. With a luxurious atmosphere and Arab-Portuguese inspired decor, the suites offer marble bathrooms with bath and walk-in shower plus separate WC
Situated on the first floor, the 14 African style Classic rooms are well appointed and overlook the patio. They offer a bathroom with shower and WC, some rooms available with twin beds.
The Premium suites are located on second and third floors of the riad. With design and decor of Oriental, African or British style, the suites are distinguished by attention to detail, with working fireplace separating office, living room, bedroom and bathroom.
The delightful rooms are decorated in the colonial African style, while the suites have different themes to reflect Essaouira’s varied history. To understand the ancient Portuguese history of this city, as it has passed through English control, you must sleep comfortably under this Portuguese ambiance, letting the clear colours of blue and ochre take over. Others prefer the colonial English and African effect and request the rooms that truly feel the tones and textures that illustrate this time past.
Unique to Essaouira, L’heure Bleue offers their dining room up to appreciative patrons. Indulge in meals on the terrace or in the garden. From Oriental food mixed with French approaches, each dish is fused with a genuine Moroccan flavour. The cuisine is a perfect balance of flavors offered in a wide selection of recipes designed to satisfy every need and to stimulate even the most discerning palates. All preparations respect the local tradition by excluding the use of pork and their derivatives, in addition the Palais Khum original and tasty dishes for coeliacs and vegans.
The traditional Moroccan spa ‘Zen Rituals’ offers the best of Argana oil and natural products. Inquire about the hammam treatments, four-hand massage, sultane programme, and other revitalizing treatments. Hotel facilities also include an Outdoor Swimming Pool, solarium, quad biking and mountain biking, horseback riding and camel trekking, boutique, library, wine cellar, bar, lounge, and cinema room. Nearby, enjoy water sports, four wheel drive, beach, and windsurfing are available. Also inquire regarding hiking, hunting, fishing, sailing, kite surfing, buggy, camel rides, visits to vineyards, trekking, and visits to Argan oil production, and rural tourism. There's an Internet connection in every room, a colonial bar, rooftop pool, cinema lounge, and a billiard room. Palais L'Heure Bleue offers all the comforts and facilities of a luxury hotel at the crossroads of the beach and the medina.