Welcome Trophy 2016Read more

The prestigious international hotel association Relais & Châteaux annually recognises just a few of their member hotels for out-of-the-ordinary achievements. The much sought-after Welcome Trophy is awarded for consistently high standards concerning welcome and service.
For the year 2016 this prestigious trophy is destined for Heure Bleue Palais in Essaouira, Morocco.

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Green Key eco label

The Green Key eco label

Heure Bleue Palais received this eco label for its involvement in sustainable development.  

Printemps Musical des Alizés 2014

Printemps des Alizés festival

From the 26th until the 29th of April 2018.

The Oriental Hammam ritual

Discover the Oriental Hammam at Heure Bleue Palais

organic produce at Heure Bleue

Organic produce at Heure Bleue Palais

Head Chef Ahmed Handour pays meticulous attention to the provenance of produce used in the kitchens of Heure Bleue Palais, top quality and freshness are his main concerns and he is passionate about sourcing the exceptional.

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Special Ramadan offer at Heure Bleue Palais

Heure Bleue Palais begins the celebration by offering a special Ramadan accommodation offer throughout the fasting period and the traditional snack: Ftour.


Barley infusion at Heure Bleue Palais

The big clock shows almost 5pm, the sun starts to set and temperature falls slowly. This is the perfect time for comfort, to reflect about the day and warm up over a cup of tea - this is a perfect time to be at Heure Bleue Palais...

Argan oil : sucessful story

Essaouira local culture and history. The oil extracted from the nuts of the Argan tree is best known in the world of cosmetics for its skin nourishing and softening properties.  

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The weekly souks in & around Essaouira

The team at Heure Bleue Palais wants to reiterate that traditional Sunday morning markets are happening in Morocco as well as in France. 


Discover Moroccan pancakes at Heure Bleue Palais

Our Chef loves to showcase the culinary wealth of his native country and pay homage to time honoured traditions – and while most associate Moroccan gastronomy with tagines or couscous, pancakes are very much a part of our culinary custom and utterly delicious.

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Discover traditional Moroccan relaxation in Essaouira

A hammam ritual is an absolute must-do in Essaouira! Besides being an important part of Moroccan culture, the hammam offers undeniable and recognised health benefits. Heure Bleue invites you to discover traditional Oriental wellbeing with special offers at our Petit Spa.

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Essaouira in a different way

Let's chose Essaouira for your next trip ! We give you 12 reasons to not regreat your choice !    


72 hours at Heure Bleue Palais

You’ve been told that 3 days are plenty of time to visit Essaouira, and have accordingly booked a long weekend at Heure Bleue Palais.  Time is of the essence, so here our suggestion for a fabulous  schedule – making sure that you’ll not miss a thing in our glorious ‘blue city’ and still have time to relax and to enjoy our charming riad.  

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‘Souiri’ evenings at Heure Bleue Palais

Essaouira … enchanting city of art, traditions and ancient customs. We at Heure Bleue Palais invite you to discover the many facets of the ‘blue city’ at our ‘Souiri’ evenings.  

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Weekend gourmet enjoyment

The team at Heure Bleue Palais are always delighted to assist our guests in their discovery of Essaouira’s fascinating traditions – and now with the new ‘gourmet weekend’ at Heure Bleue, visitors can encounter Moroccan gastronomy too!

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Discover Essaouira’s Ain Lahjar oasis

Essaouira’s Medina is fascinating, but there are many other treasures to be unearthed in the region. So let’s discover the Ain Lahjar oasis north of the city!

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A relaxing start

The well-known proverb says that ‘the early bird catches the worm’… And during your stay at Heure Bleue Palais, there is all the more reason to wake up early: our fabulous breakfast buffet!

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‘Pool & Lunch’ at Heure Bleue Palais>>

The team at Heure Bleue Palais invites to enjoy our panoramic terrace and swimming pool all summer long with our ‘Pool & Lunch’ offer. 

berber couscous

Introduction to Berber couscous>>

Learn how to prepare this authentic couscous dish step by step with a Moroccan cook and our Chef Ahmed Handour.

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Golf with Heure Bleue Palais>>

Enjoy our special ‘Heure Bleue’ golf arrangement with the discovery of one of the finest golf courses in Morocco - Golf Mogador.

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A musical introduction: past and present of music in Essaouira>>

Our city’s rich musical heritage is characterised by the diversity of rites of the various musical guilds.