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L'Heure Bleue

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- Roof top swimming pool
- Located in the old town
- Elegant, colonial styling
- High end service

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Since it’s opening in 2004 L’Heure Bleue has fast established itself as one of the most luxurious places to stay in Essaoura. Part of the Relais et Chateaux group you’ll find a refined and sophisticated atmosphere and facilities which you wouldn’t find in many smaller hotels and riads. From the doormen who welcome you into the property to the concierge desk in the reception the experience is akin to being in a 5* London hotel. The roof terrace pool (which is heated) is surely one of the highlights, as is are the refined and elegant communal areas, including a Billiards room and colonial style drinks lounge complete with piano and roaring fire in winter.

Located just within the walls of the medina the hotel has 33 rooms, 14 standard rooms, 5 deluxe rooms and a collection of suites. Standard rooms are quite compact so we recommend opting for a deluxe. The room décor is fairly standard throughout, perfectly nice but lacking the artistic touches you find in some of the boutique alternatives. All rooms have marble bathrooms with a walk in shower, some have baths. Each room also has a safe, tv and a wifi connection.

Standard doubles at doubles starting at around €170 per night, expensive, but as the only old town hotel with a decent sized swimming pool L’Heure Bleue can command such prices.

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  • We had a fantastic time. Thank you for all your help, advice and guidance in organising our holiday. As this was not our first booking with Tourdust we were confident that all our transfers would work perfectly and they did - everything ran so smoothly! The riad in Marrakesh was stunning - a truly beautiful oasis of calm in such a busy, bustling city. As you can imagine, we were very grateful for the air conditioning in our room as outside was so hot! I was nervous about walking through the souks at night, but as they were well lit we felt perfectly safe and found our confidence grew in navigating the journey home each time we ventured out. When we arrived at our lodge in the Atlas Mountains we were blown away by the scenery. The views were amazing and the beautiful lodge gardens were the perfect place to sit and relax before taking a dip in the pool. Our day trek was truly amazing - no small thanks to our guide Rashid, who was so helpful and knowledgable. The lunch in the traditional Berber village was delicious and we were were made to feel so welcome. The home owner showed us how to make bread and then cooked it for us in her traditional clay oven. This was a memory we will never forget as we stood surrounded by her chickens and goats watching her use her bare hands to prepare the fire! Our night in the desert was breathtaking. The camel ride at sunset was so incredible and the quad biking the next morning was brilliant fun. I am so glad we added in these extras as they really made the experience! We finally made it to our hotel at the coast, where the surf lessons were a hit and the hotel was a great place to relax and read! Thank you again for all your help. We would definitely recommend Tourdust to all our friends and family. Tanya

    MissingTanya G reviewing Marrakech, Mountains & Coast Family Holiday on 18 August 2023

  • Hi Lisa, We had a wonderful time, thank you. Sidi Kaouki is the perfect retreat from the chaos of life. We all said it was our favourite trip to Morocco, even though it's our third visit. We are already thinking of returning at Xmas. Next time we will fly to Essaouira though, because the hike to Marrakech is too long to be comfortable when we could fly to a place 20 mins away. Thanks for all your help! Alex

    Missingalex c reviewing Family surf holiday in Morocco on 16 July 2023

  • We had an amazing time thank you very much! The riads and hotels were outstanding and everything went as clockwork. We had really bad rainfall on the day we transferred to Marrakech but our driver didnt give up and we eventually found a passable road ( which I think was the last possible one to get us there!)

    Thank you so much!

    MissingMatthew A reviewing Morocco Coast, Souks & Mountains on 05 December 2014

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