Heure Bleue Palais - Relais & Chateaux
2 Rue Ibn Babouta - Bab M Rrakech, 44000 Essaouira, Morocco

Discover the beauty of Essaouira with an unforgettable stay at the magnificent Heure Bleue Palais. Part of the prestigious Relais & Châteaux group, this luxury hotel was first built in the 19th century. Extensively renovated in back in 2004 it still conserves the architecture of a traditional Moroccan riad. From its magnificent inner courtyard to the rooftop pool and panoramic terrace, Heure Bleue Palais is bound to seduce and soothe your senses. It offers the perfect opportunity to enjoy the very best of Morocco through a blend of authentic styles, fine dining and modern conveniences. It is one of the best hotels in the world of its kind.:

The Rooms

With just 33 rooms & suites this is a true boutique hotel that is elegantly decorated with colonial nuances that are guaranteed to inspire and delight. Each air-conditioned room boasts a marble bathroom with a walk-in shower and luxurious Les Sens de Marrakech bath products. It’s the perfect place to sit back and relax after a day of exploring Essaouira’s many delights.


At the Salon Oriental, Chef Ahmed Handour strives to bring all the flavours of Morocco to your table. Themed evenings are held at the weekends to make your stay truly memorable. Don’t miss out on the hotel’s own ‘Heure Bleue Val d’Argan’ wine. Its truly unique floral aromas and notes of spice and honey will certainly tantalise those tastebuds!

Located on the top floor roof terrace of the Heure Bleue Palais hotel, the Terrace Grill offers a selection of tasty dishes inspired by the sea. Enjoy them while admiring the stunning panoramic views of the city.


Renowned for its warm hospitality, this luxury hotel aims to please at every turn. With 4 restaurants, a heated pool, a home spa, a hammam & treatments centre and a billiards room with home cinema, Heure Bleue Palais is guaranteed to satisfy even the most demanding of guests. Guided tours of the city, as well as excursions further afield, can be organised from the hotel itself.