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This luxurious hotel features a terrace with a heated outdoor pool with panoramic views of the Medina and the sea. It is just 1312 feet from the beach, in central Essaouira. The Heure Bleue Palais offers spacious rooms and suites with an elegant décor. They come with flat-screen TVs and marble bathrooms, and some also feature Italian showers or balconies. At the Bleue Palais, guests can choose from several dining options. The outdoor restaurant, Courtyard Patio, serves both international and Moroccan cuisine, and the Moroccan Restaurant serves gourmet cuisine. Light lunches can also be enjoyed on the panoramic terrace. The hotel’s cozy bar, the English Lounge, features a piano and a fireplace. There is also a cinema room, a hammam and a massage room. Faclities include free Wi-Fi access, room service and an on-site currency exchange.

This is our guests' favorite part of Essaouira, according to independent reviews.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.7 for a two-person trip.

Heure Bleue Palais - Relais & Châteaux has been welcoming guests since Mar 8, 2011
Hotel chain/brand:
Relais & Châteaux

Property Highlights

Located in the heart of Essaouira, this hotel has an excellent location score of 9.6

Breakfast Info

Continental, Full English/Irish, Vegetarian, Halal, Gluten-free, American

Free private parking available at the hotel

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Room Type
1 queen bed
2 twin beds
1 king bed
2 twin beds
1 queen bed
1 queen bed
Bedroom 1:
1 twin bed
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2:
2 twin beds
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Travel Sustainable Level 3
This property is making considerable investments and efforts towards becoming more sustainable. We’ve worked with experts such as Travalyst and Sustainalize to create the Travel Sustainable program – making it easier for you to experience the world more sustainably.
Guest reviews


Value for money
Free WiFi
High score for Essaouira
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See what guests loved the most:

  • Niv
    An incredible stay in Essaouira! Everything was amazing about the hotel. It's a beautifully remodeled historical building right inside the Medina. The roof, pool, and lobby were all gorgeous and so welcoming. Breakfast was delicious. The room was...
  • James
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    The atmosphere, design and staff were all excellent. I would love to go back.
  • Amy
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    The location is perfect: free parking outside the Old Town wall, and the Medina is right around your feet. Could not be more convenient . Then there is the building itself and its appointments ... yesteryear splendor! Let's not forget the...
  • Regev
    Beautiful hotel, huge luxurious room, excellent service. I wish we could have spent there one more day, to enjoy the amazing terrace with pool and view over the medina.
  • Rita
    very nice building, comfortable room, very good location! nice breakfast.
  • Isabelle
    Excellent service and warm welcome. Charming location in the Medina. The room was spacious (suite).
  • Margaret
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    We lovedthe breakfast and staff and the hotel was very beautiful.The general manager was excellent and getting covid test smooth.A very classy experience.
  • Mohammed
    United Arab EmiratesUnited Arab Emirates
    Clean classic design good location good value for money stuff professional
  • Latifa
    I love every thing about the hotel specially the staff who worked there , they were so kind and helpful . They even gives my 2 kids gifts before we leave the hotel it was very thoughtful of them and made my kids happy .
  • Paul
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Premium Deluxe room was first class. ALL the staff were 100% professional and likeable. The hotel manager was excellent and attentive. He made sure he talked to us each day. We were in the hotel when the Earthquake happened (8th Sept 2023), and we...

Property questions and answers
Browse questions from guests for anything extra you want to know about the property
The property usually replies within a few days

  • Hi do you have fridges in the rooms?

    Hello, we have minibars in all our rooms
    Answered on 11 August 2021
  • Hi there I will be looking to share a room with my female friend this wont be an issue will it as i know some places it can be from what ive heard?

    Dear Sir, Thank you for your mail, if your friend is Moroccan and you are not married, unfortunately according to the Moroccan low we will not accept ..
    Answered on 25 September 2021
  • Hi. Can I please check if your pool is heated? We are travelling with children Many thanks James

    Dear Mr JAMES, Please note that our pool is heated, Best regards.
    Answered on 22 August 2022
  • Hi. We are 2 adults and one 17 year old child. Can we add an extra bed to a room? Looking for late Aug booking

    Hello there, Thank you for your message, Please note that in our Suites and Premium Suites we can add an extra bed for a third person, 275MAD/night p..
    Answered on 30 July 2021
  • My female friend and i would like to come to your hotel, we would require a room with 2 bed, would this be possible?

    yes, it is possible.
    Answered on 5 April 2023
  • Hi. Do you have gym and hammam?

    Hello, we have a Hammam, but we do not have a Gym.
    Answered on 11 July 2022
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Hotel area info *

1 Restaurant On Site

  • Restaurant
    • Cuisine

Amenities of Heure Bleue Palais - Relais & Châteaux
Great facilities! Review score, 9

Most popular amenities
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Spa
  • Airport shuttle
  • Restaurant
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Room service
  • Bar
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Slippers
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Bathrobe
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Linens
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Walk-in closet
  • Inner courtyard view
  • Outdoor fireplace
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Sun deck
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Coffee machine
  • Electric kettle
Room Amenities
  • Clothes rack
  • Live sports events (broadcast)
  • Live music/Performance
  • Cooking class
    Additional charge
  • Bike tours
    Additional charge
  • Walking tours
    Additional charge
  • Horseback riding
    Additional charge
  • Hiking
    Additional charge
  • Windsurfing
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Pool table
  • Game room
  • Golf course (within 2 miles)
    Additional charge
Living Area
  • Desk
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Satellite channels
  • DVD player
  • Telephone
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Coffee house on site
  • Wine/Champagne
    Additional charge
  • Special diet meals (on request)
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Bar
  • Minibar
  • Restaurant
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Street parking
  • Valet parking
  • Accessible parking
Front Desk Services
  • Concierge
  • Baggage storage
  • Tour desk
  • Currency exchange
  • 24-hour front desk
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Board games/Puzzles
  • Babysitting/Child services
    Additional charge
Cleaning Services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Ironing service
    Additional charge
  • Dry cleaning
    Additional charge
  • Laundry
    Additional charge
Business Facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying
    Additional charge
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
    Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Security alarm
  • Safe
  • Shuttle service
    Additional charge
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning
  • Wake-up service
  • Tile/Marble floor
  • Heating
  • Car rental
  • Elevator
  • Airport shuttle
    Additional charge
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Wake-up service/Alarm clock
  • Room service
  • Upper floors accessible by elevator
Outdoor swimming pool
  • Open all year
  • All ages welcome
  • Pool is on rooftop
  • Heated pool
  • Pool/Beach towels
  • Pool bar
  • Beach chairs/Loungers
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Spa/Wellness packages
  • Spa lounge/Relaxation area
  • Steam room
  • Spa facilities
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Beach chairs/Loungers
  • Turkish/Steam Bath
    Additional charge
  • Massage
    Additional charge
  • Spa
    Additional charge
  • Solarium
Languages Spoken
  • Arabic
  • English
  • French

House rules

Heure Bleue Palais - Relais & Châteaux takes special requests – add in the next step!


From 3:00 AM to 12:00 AM


From 6:00 AM to 12:00 PM



Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

Children 4 and above are considered adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

Crib and extra bed policies

0 - 3 years
Crib upon request
4 - 11 years
Extra bed upon request
€ 25 per child, per night
12+ years
Extra bed upon request
€ 50 per person, per night

Prices for cribs and extra beds aren't included in the total price. They'll have to be paid for separately during your stay.

The number of extra beds and cribs allowed depends on the option you choose. Check your selected option for more info.

All cribs and extra beds are subject to availability.

No age restriction

There's no age requirement for check-in


Pets are not allowed.

Mastercard Visa American Express Cash is not accepted Heure Bleue Palais - Relais & Châteaux accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

Please note that for the Half-Board Formula guests can choose between Lunch and Ftour.

Please inform Heure Bleue Palais - Relais & Châteaux of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

License number: 44000MH0466

FAQs about Heure Bleue Palais - Relais & Châteaux

  • Room options at Heure Bleue Palais - Relais & Châteaux include:

    • Double
    • Suite

  • Heure Bleue Palais - Relais & Châteaux has 1 restaurant:

    • Restaurant

  • Guests staying at Heure Bleue Palais - Relais & Châteaux can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 7.9).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental
    • Full English/Irish
    • Vegetarian
    • Halal
    • Gluten-free
    • American

  • The nearest beach is 1,150 feet from Heure Bleue Palais - Relais & Châteaux. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • Check-in at Heure Bleue Palais - Relais & Châteaux is from 3:00 AM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM.

  • Heure Bleue Palais - Relais & Châteaux offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Spa
    • Massage
    • Turkish/Steam Bath
    • Hiking
    • Pool table
    • Game room
    • Windsurfing
    • Golf course (within 2 miles)
    • Solarium
    • Spa facilities
    • Live music/Performance
    • Horseback riding
    • Bike tours
    • Spa lounge/Relaxation area
    • Swimming pool
    • Steam room
    • Live sports events (broadcast)
    • Spa/Wellness packages
    • Walking tours
    • Cooking class

  • Heure Bleue Palais - Relais & Châteaux is 1,300 feet from the center of Essaouira. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • Yes, this hotel has a pool. See details about the pool and other facilities on this page.

  • The prices at Heure Bleue Palais - Relais & Châteaux may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.