Heure Bleue Essaouira, Morocco

“Large timeless French colonial-style Relais & Chateaux hotel just inside the Medina wall that will appeal to those who favour old school service. Ideal for couples and groups who want all the facilities and amenities of a classic 5 star establishment ”

Photo of Heure Bleue

“Essaouira's largest and only 5 star hotel in the Medina is situated conveniently close to the main entrance gate Bab Marrakech. A storehouse in the 19th century, this large building became an orphanage in the 1960s before being abandoned for thirty years. Rescued from ruin by the local Azoulay family, since 2004 it has become one of the most well known hotels in the area. Dark interiors of varnished cedar wood, Art Deco-style tiled floors, marble bathrooms and jewel coloured materials make for a sedate French colonial feel. Old school service is proffered by staff in brown linen uniforms wearing Fez caps. Everything you might need is on site, from the rooftop pool with panoramic terrace and downstairs hamman to the in-house cinema and restaurant. Guests are treated to an extensive buffet breakfast laid out at tables placed around the large leafy inner courtyard.”

Written by  Laura Campbell

Other reviews

Heure Bleu Review

Originally published by The Telegraph (view article)

What's Nearby

Facilities

Swimming Pool
Fantastic roof top pool.
Roof terrace
Bar
Free wifi
Throughout the hotel
Rooms with balcony/terrace
In room DVD
Cinema
Sauna/Steam
Hammam
Hairdresser/Beauty Salon
Sit-out Terrace
Billiard/pool table
Library
Massage
Wifi
Air conditioning
Restaurant
Four separate restaurant areas.
Spa
Child friendly
Satellite / Cable TV
Suites
Room service
Sitting Room

Activities

Cooking classes
Sailing
Local markets
Learning
Snorkelling
Close to nightlife
Surfing
Golf
Fishing
Windsurfing
Windsurfing, kitesurfing and surfing - Essaouira is a top location for all three.
Diving
Sights nearby
Situated at the gates of the Medina

Book this hotel

33 rooms from $189 per night

Call us Why book with us?

Recommended for

City Style
Swimming Pool
Fantastic roof top pool.
Chic
Previous hang out of Hendrix and Marley.
Roof terrace
Romantic Break
Families

Activities

Cooking classes
Sailing
Snorkelling
Learning
Close to nightlife
Fishing
Golf
Surfing
Sights nearby
Situated at the gates of the Medina
Diving
Windsurfing
Windsurfing, kitesurfing and surfing - Essaouira is a top location for all three.
Local markets

Other highlights

Free wifi
Throughout the hotel
Rooms with balcony/terrace
Cinema
Sit-out Terrace
Spa
Restaurant
Four separate restaurant areas.
Historic
Built at the end of the 19th Century, this was originally the home of Caid Mbark Saidi
Child friendly
Beach nearby
Minutes from the nearest beach

Hotel size

33 rooms, 19 suites
See all facilities
Your shortlist (0)