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Relais & Châteaux Heure Bleue PalaisRead more

The Heure Bleue Palais in Essaouira is like a book with a thousand stories and impossible to describe. Come and discover for yourself the fabulous Heure Bleue Palais – experience exceptional hospitality and special moments in the unique environment of this Relais & Châteaux hotel, the world’s most famous hotel association.

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.


Essaouira: a historic cityRead more

Essaouira is a historic city, the picturesque port was fortified under Théodore Cornut, who originated from Vauban. Now the port is a buzzing tourist destination with never ending attractions: art, culture, festivals, beach, wellness, golf, water sports to name but a few.

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Valentine’s offer: romance at Heure Bleue Palais

Discover the specially priced Valentine's Day offer at Relais & Châteaux Heure Bleue Palais, Essaouira.

In the press

Find all press coverage about Heure Bleue Palais Essaouira. The last one but not the least : Vogue !

New flights to Essaouira

News about our beautiful ancient town on the Bay of Mogador are spreading – Essaouira, the city of the Alizés, never stops to charm tourists from around the world.

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Passionate about Heure Bleue Palais: François Laustriat

Following an uninterrupted career with Relais & Châteaux, François Laustriat was appointed General Manager of Heure Bleue Palais in 2008. A real and proper Maître of the house, he is thoroughly dedicated to the happiness of his guests and the skills and efficiency of his team.

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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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Cocktail of the day at Heure Bleue Palais

New at the rooftop Terrace Grill at Heure Bleue Palais, Essaouira: cocktail of the day - freshly prepared, ‘customised’ smoothies for maximum vitamins and flavour, try next time you visit!

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A prestigious award for Val d'Argan in Essaouira

The 2013 white cuvée of Val d'Argan Essaouira was awarded with the ‘2015 Decanter World Wine Awards’

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Golf Mogador inaugurates new course

Opened in 2009 in Essaouira, Golf Mogador features an 18-hole championship course that all fans of the sport and would-be golfers can discover. From Relais & Châteaux Heure Bleue Palais, it's easy to get to Golf Mogador, just 10 minutes from Essaouira’s Medina by car or taxi. Golf Mogador is a vast 580 ha and overlooks the Atlantic Ocean, with a unique setting that guarantees a unique golfing experience.

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Essaouira’s art school

The UNESCO world heritage site of old Mogador is an inspiration to artists from all over the world. From the restless sea to Argan trees in the countryside, the region is a source of inspiration for art professionals and culture lovers alike.

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The passage of the ‘Essaouira Green Card’

Golf fans and budding players, sign up now for your Green Card! The Mogador Golf Académy, partner of Heure Bleue Academy invites you to follow a qualitative training allowing you to pass the exam.

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Saffron at the table of Heure Bleue Palais

Some anecdotal evidence points to the introduction of saffron through botanists accompanying Alexander the Great through countries around the Mediterranean, others point to Nepal or even Crete for the origins of saffron.

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Essaouira top destination in 2015!

This week, the city of Essaouira has received major international recognition from travellers around the world. In less than a week, two websites specialists in travel and adventure ranked Essaouira amongst their top destinations in 2015!

Heure Bleue Palais receives the Welcome Trophy 2016

Each year the Welcome Trophy of “Relais et Châteaux” brand crown the most popular establishment for the quality of its welcome and its services. For 2016, it is Heure Bleue Palais Essaouira who received this award.

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New menu for the restaurant Salon Oriental at Heure Bleue Palais

Here at Relais & Châteaux Heure Bleue Palais in Essaouira, Chef Ahmed Handour and his team are inspired by the changing seasons to offer creative, delicious recipes that use highest quality local produce.


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...

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The sweetness of orange blossom

Orange blossom water is a tradition in Morocco. From the distillation of the flower of the orange tree named ‘bigaradier’, it allows the creation of gentle cosmetics and perfumes. 

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Valentine's menu 2016 at Relais & Châteaux Heure Bleue Palais

Captivate your loved one with a memorable gourmet evening at Relais & Châteaux Heure Bleue Palais. 

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Romantic Valentine’s getaway in Essaouira

Surprise your loved one with a memorable overnight stay at our charming Riad. 

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