Essaouira's best known luxury hotel

Facilities & services
  • 33 rooms and suites
  • Two restaurants
  • Two bars
  • Rooftop swimming pool
  • Hammam spa

The Heure Bleue Palais is the only Relais & Châteaux in Essaouria, a 19th century riad built into the medina walls that was lovingly renovated into a charming hotel in 2004.

There are 33 rooms and suites arranged around a plant-filled courtyard, all traditional in style. Most suites also have fireplaces separating the bedrooms from the sitting areas.

Dining options are varied, ranging from tapas and cocktails at Kemia to elegant Moroccan cuisine at the candle-lit Salon Oriental. Atop this is an impressive roof terrace with the open-air Terrace Grill, heated swimming pool and sun loungers enjoying panoramic views over the town and ocean. There’s also a fine bar in the plush English Lounge.

Finally, as you’d expect from a hotel in region of essential oils and Argan, Heure Bleue Palais has a traditional Hammam and a range of wellness treatments available.

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