Heure Bleue Palais

Heure Bleue Palais, a Relais & Chateaux property, has an extraordinary location at the gates of the old city known as the Medina, yet the hotel is also just minutes away from the Atlantic Ocean and wide beach.

The 19th Century former Riad, boasting a rooftop pool and character at every turn,  provides a great location to relax in luxury whilst soaking up the atmosphere of this historic location.  You needn’t venture out to eat either with some excellent dining options on site!

Facilities & Activities

With stunning views of the ocean and the Medina, the rooftop panoramic terrace is wonderfully complemented by the heated pool and loungers (open March to December).

The black marble Hammam meanwhile is an oasis of indoor calm and guests can choose from a myriad of treatments, where you can also take a few moments in the relaxation room.

For more sociable fun, the billiard room offers guests the opportunity to refine their skill at pool or snuggle up in the home cinema for a classic movie or the latest sporting event.

There is also the opportunity to enjoy a cookery class with the in-house chef, so that you can take a little piece of Morocco home with you!

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Your gastronomic journey will commence with a buffet breakfast in the courtyard at the heart of the house, accompanied by homemade pastries and Moroccan breads.  After a morning exploring,  The Grill Terrace is also a wonderful spot for lunch with rooftop views, serving a light menu revolving around the sea.

For your evening dining, The Oriental Restaurant, an elegant Moroccan lounge with a sophisticated, yet cosy atmosphere, allows guests to sample authentic yet innovative Moroccan cuisine in sumptuous surroundings.

The English Lounge is open throughout the day and evening welcoming guests with comfy leather sofas and Oriental rugs.  This is the spot to review your days’ activities with a cocktail or cup of tea in front of a crackling fire in Winter.

With genuine bespoke service, the chefs at Heure Bleue can cater for all specific requests or food allergies – do take advantage by ordering a special dish or menu in advance.


14 air-conditioned Classic Rooms, set on the first floor overlooking the courtyard, benefit from mini-bar and satellite TV, with painted wooden shutters and tiled floors giving a cool feel against the Moroccan sun outside. 5 Deluxe Rooms are inspired by the Orient and Africa offer more generous space.

The Suites and Premium Suites are located on higher floors offering further comfort and space, some with working fireplace separating off a sitting / office area.

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The Palais is ideal for families seeking access to a swimming pool without compromising on atmospheric location or luxury. Several suites and rooms can be connected to create extended family accommodation for up to 6 guests.

Babysitting can be arranged and children’s meals are available on request.


The hotel is certified by ‘Clef Verte’, a standard supported by the United Nations Environment Program and the World Tourism Organization. This label distinguishes tourist establishments that are committed to the development of responsible tourism and the preservation of Morocco’s natural resources.


Charmingly located within the walls of the fortified Medina Essaouira, Heure Bleue Palais is located about 2 – 3 hrs from both Marrakech and slightly longer but scenic journey from the Atlas for ease of combination.

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