Luxury hotel holiday Villa Clarisse Ile-de-Re

The boutique, 4-star Villa Clarisse is a Relais & Chateaux member with just nine rooms and suites, occupying what was a private town house dating from the 18th Century at the heart of the old town of Saint-Martin-de-Ré, just a couple of steps from the church and a three-minute walk from its sister hotel, Hotel de Toiras, and the harbour. The hotel has a lovely garden with heated swimming pool.
Included in your Expressions holiday
  • Accommodation in a double or twin room on bed and breakfast
  • Eurotunnel or ferry crossing if self-drive
  • Flights and hire of a group A car if fly-drive
  • Rail and hire of a group A car if rail-drive
  • Concierge service and Expressions Holidays regional helpful hints
  • Choice of upgrades available - rooms, flights and board basis

Luxury bespoke hotel holidays to Villa Clarisse, Ile de Ré, Atlantic Coast

The boutique, 4-star Villa Clarisse is a Relais & Chateaux member with just nine rooms and suites, occupying what was a private town house dating from the 18th Century at the heart of the old town of Saint-Martin-de-Ré, with a lovely garden and heated swimming pool.

Facts in brief

Official star rating 4

Location In the centre of Saint-Martin-de-Ré, about 3 minutes’ walk from the harbour

Annual opening April to end October

Closest airport Bordeaux

Distance from airport Two hours’ drive

Closest railway station La Rochelle

Distance from railway station 40 minutes by car

Hotel facilities and services

Casual restaurant in the garden, Fine dining restaurant at the Hotel de Toiras, garden, heated outdoor pool, valet parking (chargeable at about Euros 20 per day).

Land sports

Bicycles for hire

Out and about nearby

The natural landscape and seascape of the Ile de Ré, the Baleines light-house, the eco-museum of the salt marshes, the port of Saint-Martin-de-Ré (a UNESCO world heritage site) with its Vauban citadel, picturesque port, church with its bell tower, the half-timbered La Vinaterie, the Ernest Cognacq Museum of local history, the beaches and water sports facilities of the island, local arts, crafts and antiques. La Rochelle is about 20 minutes’ drive away.

Sports nearby

Hiking, cycling, horse-riding, water-sports including dinghy sailing, catamaran sailing, canoeing, wakeboarding, paddle-boarding, golf (9-hole on the Ile de Ré and 18-hole at La Rochelle) and fishing.

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Privilege room for 7 nights for a fly-drive holiday

From about

£2,495 Until 30 June and from 1 September

£2,825 From 1 July to 31 August

Holiday Code EXH46335

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke hotel holidays to Villa Clarisse, Ile de Ré, Atlantic Coast

Room descriptions

The Villa Clarisse has 4 rooms and 5 suites, each with bathroom with bathtub and shower, hairdryer, bathrobes and slippers, complimentary WiFi, flat screen television, mini-bar, safety deposit box, individually controlled air-conditioning, writing desk.

Privilege room king bed, 31 sqm
Premium room king bed or twin beds, 32 to 37 sqm
Junior suite king bed, 37 sqm
Deluxe suite king bed and sofa bed for 1 child, 40 sqm
Premier suite king bed and extra bed for 1 child, 45 sqm

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Privilege room for 7 nights for a fly-drive holiday

From about

£2,495 Until 30 June and from 1 September

£2,825 From 1 July to 31 August

Holiday Code EXH46335

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke hotel holidays to Villa Clarisse, Ile de Ré, Atlantic Coast

The journey and how you get there

For a holiday to the Villa Clarisse, our clients usually arrive by car (hire-car or own car), either to visit the hotel on its own for a long stay or as part of a multi-centre touring holiday. We include flights and hire-car with this holiday but can arrange it to be a self-drive with a ferry or Eurotunnel crossing, or you can travel by train to La Rochelle and collect a hire-car there. If you don’t want the use of a hire-car, transfers from La Rochelle station can be arranged.

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Privilege room for 7 nights for a fly-drive holiday

From about

£2,495 Until 30 June and from 1 September

£2,825 From 1 July to 31 August

Holiday Code EXH46335

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke hotel holidays to Villa Clarisse, Ile de Ré, Atlantic Coast

Highlights of Bordeaux

Visit vineyards and chateaux, for tasting and buying. Visit the oyster beds. Experience the Cognac distilleries, and the Romanesque architecture. Bordeaux is the historical centre for wine however you may also visit the villages of the wine region such as St Emilion.

Climate in the Bordeaux Region

Average air temperatures in Centigrade: Jan: 10.0, Feb: 9.4, Mar: 12.2, Apr: 19.5, May: 18.0, Jun: 23.7, Jul: 27.2, Aug: 25.7, Sep: 24.2, Oct: 19.7, Nov: 15.4, Dec: 11.0. Source: Direction de la Meteorologique de France

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