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L' Heure Bleue

2, rue Ibn Batouta - Bab Marrakech, Essaouira, Morocco

19.0

  • Rooms : 19.0
  • Service : 20.0
  • Public Spaces : 19.0

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From €153 (approx. $211)
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If Marrakech is a city that never sleeps — chaotic, colorful, romantic, and cramped — then Essaouira is a seaside town that would rather take a leisurely siesta in a hand-woven hammock. The old-fashioned port city has long drawn surfers to its stunning Atlantic beaches and the occasional guidebook-toting tourist to its ancient medina; these days, a wave of style-conscious travelers have started showing up to revel in the laid-back atmosphere at a handful of new boutique hotels.

L’Heure Bleue is housed in a traditional riad, and it feels out of another era entirely, complete with a flowering central courtyard, a billiards room, glowing glass lamps, and a colonial-style bar — but with a few notable exceptions. First there’s the cool rooftop terrace and pool, overlooking the old medina, and then there’s the cinema room and a small but lovely spa. The guest rooms themselves mix classy colonial with up-to-the-minute amenities. Four styles of suites — African, Portuguese, English, and Oriental — follow slightly different design schemes, but all have king-sized beds, wireless internet access, and oversized bathtubs.

A Moroccan-style breakfast of dark coffee, fresh fruits, and pastries is served in the open-air courtyard. Later in the day you’re faced with a choice between the obvious merits of the chef at L’Heure Bleue and an evening spent wandering the shadowy streets of the medina in pursuit of a local joint. The freshly caught seafood and laid-back natives make the charming Essaouira even more appealing — though no one will blame you for planning on a nightcap back at the hotel’s deliciously atmospheric bar.

  • L' Heure Bleue
  • 2, rue Ibn Batouta - Bab Marrakech
  • Essaouira, Morocco

Hotel amenities and services

  • 24 hour front desk
  • 24 hour room service
  • Babysitting (on request)
  • Bar
  • Central air conditioning
  • Free parking
  • Free wi-fi
  • Golf nearby
  • Library
  • Lounge
  • Luggage storage
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Shopping area nearby
  • Spa
  • Spa treatments (on request)
  • Turkish bath

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