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“Loved our room and fireplace” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of L'Heure Bleue Palais

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L'Heure Bleue Palais
Ranked #12 of 77 Hotels in Essaouira
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317 reviews
45 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
“Loved our room and fireplace”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2013

We had a suite and our friend had a connecting room -- just so convenient that way to go back and forth. The suite had a fireplace and since it was a cold windy nite in April, we asked the staff to make us a fire. They did, and left wood so we could keep it going. It was so wonderful to lie in bed and look at the fire -- the fireplace was in the middle of the room and could be viewed from either the sitting area or the bedroom. Just toasty. The bathroom was large with a decent shower separate from the tub. Two sinks. Nice robes and amenities plus large thick towels.
We got room service for dinner and they were quick to deliver and take away when we were done. The weather was too chilly and windy to consider even going to pool on the roof, but it did look very nice from the quick glance we gave it. This hotel is easy to find and a great location for walking in the medina.

Room Tip: We were on top floor and recommend the suite with fireplace there.
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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with friends
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f_laustriat, General Manager at L'Heure Bleue Palais, responded to this review, 20 April 2013
Thank you for sharing your feedback regarding our facilities and service. It is a great pleasure to share your comments with our team. I really look forward to see you once more at the Heure Bleue
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Wells, Somerset
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17 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2013

This is an absolutely wonderful hotel. In the Moroccan tradition, beautifully decorated and furnished with wonderful, caring staff. The suites are spacious and comfortable with very good lighting and stylish decor. There are fireplaces in every room should the wind cause the temperatures to drop too much. The restaurant offers some of the best food we have ever eaten. Very well positioned on the edge of the souk offering easy access to the seafront and the souk area. Have stayed in some beautiful riads over the years but this is just the best and we will definitely be going back.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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f_laustriat, General Manager at L'Heure Bleue Palais, responded to this review, 20 April 2013
I would like to sincerely thank you for sharing with us your feedback and letting us know about your recent visit.
Your positive feedback has been shared with the team, which will encourage them to continue their effort.
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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2013

A most impressive and comfortable hotel, just inside the city walls.
The hotel has a lift, and there is a heated swimming pool on the roof. Good views in all directions.
There is a log fire at night in the restaurant.
The helpful and attentive staff will light a log fire in your room.The rooms are very well appointed and quiet.
The hotel breakfasts are very good. Dinner in the hotel not so good.
The hotel is about 15 mins from the bustling fishing harbour. New fishing boats are built there as well.
The flat sandy beach is massive, safe for kids, and is washed twice a day by the sea..
No donkey rides tho,' it's camels!!
Three beach cafes cater for coffee's lunch etc.
Essaouira seems to be very wind most of the time and so is a "mecca" for wind surfers.
A pair of bins is a good idea.
Essaouira is about 3 hours by car from Marrakech.....but well worth a visit..


Whilst in Marrakech we stayed at Les Jardins de la Medina on a Trip Advisor recommendation
and you were thoroughly vindicated......so many thanks for that.

Room Tip: Ask for a room with a fireplace. Day old English Newspapers are available, if you are desperate.
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  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank garth t
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f_laustriat, General Manager at L'Heure Bleue Palais, responded to this review, 20 April 2013
Thank you for choosing Heure Bleue Palais for your recent visit to Essaouira, and for sharing your experience and feedback.
I do hope that we will have the opportunity once again to serve you in the very near future.
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Portland, Oregon
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2013

Service, style, dining, amenities ... all absolutely the best!! The architecture, style and quality of building and rooms classical French. We expect to return. Likely the best hotel experience for us.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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f_laustriat, General Manager at L'Heure Bleue Palais, responded to this review, 23 March 2013
I would like to thank you for sharing your thoughts of Heure Bleue Palais with others guests’ on the tripadvisor. Your feedback will be influential in improving your experience on your next stay.
Cordially
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London, United Kingdom
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359 reviews
65 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2013

Absolutely loved our 10 night stay here, the staff are all fantastic and so helpful, we just had a great time. They picked us up at the airport and we were welcomed to the hotel with mint tea and nibbles and sat in the beautiful courtyard while they took our bags up to the room. We were then shown to beautiful suite with the fireplace in the centre. Breakfast is fab here with loads of choice and the service is amazing. The rooftop area is fab, although the pool was chilly in February. We spent a couple of hours here every day chilling out. The beach is a short walk so you can do long walks on the beach every day and even the harbour is only a short 10-15 minute walk. Essaouira is small so all restaurants are nearby, the staff can advise and book any of your choice for you. One day it was raining so Kamal put a DVD on for us in the cinema. Take your own DVDs to play in the room if you don't speak French and on cold evenings it's nice to sit by the fire in your room. The management here were very hands on checking everything was just right for the guests, room service is very fast and the restaurant is lovely with a different menu every day. They serve organic wine from Val D'Argan and other wines as well. There's a spa and beauty treatments available but no gym. We will definitely be going back as had such a fab time and thankyou to all the staff for looking after us so well especially Kamal and Kamal and Mohamed, always smiling and asking how they can help. All in all I believe the staff make the hotel and this is the best example for us ever.

Room Tip: corner suites have a small balcony go for a side room to avoid street noise
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  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank halycondays
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f_laustriat, General Manager at L'Heure Bleue Palais, responded to this review, 23 March 2013
First of all thank you for your nice comment, Heure Bleue Palais team, Kamal & Kamal & Mohamed as well as the hotel management will be looking forward to your next visit.
We are glad to hear you fully enjoyed the experience. It is always a great pleasure to receive such compliments, as it truly serves as a motivational factor in striving to achieve excellence.
Sincerely Yours,
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London, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2013

Courteous, genuine and caring staff, always willing to assist.Great 'colonial' style hotel, relaxing and away from the madding crowd. Delightful, well prepared free nibbles with every alcoholic drink - no need for lunch!

Room Tip: Suite upgrades, really nice.
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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Bugsy1962
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f_laustriat, General Manager at L'Heure Bleue Palais, responded to this review, 23 March 2013
It was a great pleasure having the chance to welcome you in our Riad. I do hope that we will have the opportunity once again to serve you in the very near future.
Ward regards
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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2013

My husband and i stayed at the hotel in January for 2 nights and wished it had been for longer. From the moment we arrived the staff could not have been more helpful or friendly, our room was beautiful (we were upgraded to a suite) and the whole place has a lovely feel to it , classy but not stuffy.The views from the roof top pool are gorgeous and the pool itself was very clean and large enough to have a proper swim. After i had a bit of an accident while horse riding the staff noticed my limp and arranged for me to be taken to the pharmacy and translated for me so that i got the right medication.
The hotel is in a great location and very easy to find, Essaouira is a lovely place and on a much smaller scale than Marrakech. I recommend taking the bus from Marrakech to Essaouira it is much cheaper than a taxi , it is air conditioned and modern and stops half way for about 15 mins so can use the bathroom or get a drink.

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Frosty05
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Property: L'Heure Bleue Palais
Address: 2 Rue Ibn Batouta | Bab Marrakech, Essaouira 44000, Morocco
Region: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Essaouira
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Spa Hotel in Essaouira
#4 Luxury Hotel in Essaouira
#11 Family Hotel in Essaouira
#23 Romantic Hotel in Essaouira
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — L'Heure Bleue Palais 4*
Number of rooms: 33
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A masterpiece of the Essaouira medina...this palace of marvels lies in the heart of this town loved by artists and aventurers alike. The panoramic outdoor pool on the terrasse overlopks the medina and the ocean. the cuisine offers a subtle blend of french and Moroccan influences ... more   less 
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