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

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