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“Absolutely charming few days!”
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La Villa Clarisse
Certificate of Excellence
Hertfordshire
2 reviews
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“Absolutely charming few days!”
Reviewed 15 August 2013

We recently stayed at both the hotel Toiras and Villa Clarisse for a holiday in Il de Re. Hotel Toiras is in an excellent location with a wonderful view....so much so that from one our windows our daughter could watch the fire juggling street entertainer in the harbour below. We had a perfect room with a mezzanine level for our daughter that gave us all enough space to feel like separate bedrooms.The decor of Villa Clarisse was much brightter and lighter which was more to our personal taste. the staff were very charming and nothing was too much trouble. It was so good not to even see our car the whole time we were there with the cycling adding even more to the trip. I would defiantly return to either hotel , but Villa Clarisse more so.this really is a charming quaint little place with super macaroons, ice cream and boulongeries.

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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Solihull, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 July 2013

We have visited Ile de Re for the last five years and this was our first stay at Villa Clarisse. Having twice stayed at Hotel de Toiras (it's sister hotel) we knew to expect an excellent experience, and this is exactly what we got. The ambience differs from Toiras in that the villa is very contemporary, in shades of white and cream, and the rooms and facilities, including a lovely garden and pool, were of the same high standard. We were made to feel so welcome by all of the staff who were very helpful and professional in ensuring that we had a wonderful stay. Without doubt we will return.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Stockholm
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Reviewed 18 July 2013

We spent an early summer 5-days holiday in a suite in Villa Clarisse (two adult and one child). The suite was beautiful. The garden of Villa Clarisse is so nicely arranged and we had breakfast there every morning. Very relaxing. You can expect being looked after by the personnel in a perfect manner. They help you out with anything you'd like. Only downside would be that you'd have to ask for wifi access and a few other things that one might think is taken for granted (wifi router had to be installed in the room, with some complications to make it work). We had breakfast included, otherwise outrageously expensive for what you get. The girl serving breakfast serves you what you ask for but she is not presenting what's available. Considering what they charge one would take for granted that all breakfast items are offered more generously (for example we only learned about the fruit salad offered on the second day). The pool is quiet and very nice. However, despite not staying there in high season (and I think place not fully booked), the pool and all sunbeds were taken when we arrive in the afternoon. I believe this was due to the guests of the sister hotel of Hotel Toirás being offered to spend the day at the pool of Villa Clarisse. A bit disturbing considering the pool areas is very limited. The location is good on a quiet street a few minutes from the busy harbor. We parked our car in the public parking (free) and used bikes for our entire stay. Biking is the perfect way to visit Ile de Ré!

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
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England
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Reviewed 30 June 2013

This was our third visit to Villa Clarisse but many times on the Ile De Re. We have stayed in other establishments on the island but Villa Clarisse gives us the the style and decor we like (more Provence) the calm and tranquility and a near feeling of your own private villa. All the furnishings are of a high quality and house keeping is of a very high standard. With only nine rooms it cant offer all the facilities of a much larger hotel but then it wouldnt be what makes Villa Clarisse so attractive. The staff are very helpful and in the main speak good english. Good snack dishes are available up to about 7pm but the island as many restaurants and other eating places in walking distance. Whilst all the staff are pleasant the lady called Aude is exceptional and if enquiring is worth asking for. The website also give a very true description of the villa. Stay and Enjoy

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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Sutton Coldfield, England
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Reviewed 24 June 2013

Villa Clarisse is a beautiful property, well situated and an oasis of calm. The service is more than friendly and helpful and all the young staff were impeccably polite and well mannered.
But this property sets itself out as a Relais & Chateau 4 * property and charges accordingly yet it provides little more than a B & B.
The girls on reception are expected to serve breakfast, make up rooms, scrub the stairs and even clean the swimming pool whilst providing usual reception duties. There is no night service save for a telephone button connected to the sister hotel. There is no bar.
It relies on its "4*" category to charge highly for a gin and tonic (16 euros) without lemon and a half bottle of wine from the room bar costs 32 euros
We enjoyed our stay but could not help feeling that this was a case of the emperors new clothes and we were being taken for a bit of a ride
My only other gripe is that the wc area in our suite was so small it had to be used with the door open and it was impossible to use without embarrassment and with regard to your fellow occupant.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Faringdon, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 23 June 2013

This hotel is immaculate in every way with its ridiculously young staff doing the most efficient job and making you feel a million dollars. The decoration is chic, cool and sophisticated with a quiet uncluttered calmness in fifty shades of white. Everything is taken care of like your car is whisked away by these young things and returned to the front door on your departure by the manager who barely looks old enough to pass her test. The breakfast is a very dignified affair in a beautiful stylish dining room - but a buffet breakfast would have been even better. The fresh fruit salad was a little tired and the bread not wondrous. It could have been a touch more imaginitive. The hotel is well situated within easy walking distance to the port. We visited her big sister, Hotel Toiras, for dinner which is a very different experience. It is much more serious with flunkies everywhere and the decoration is traditional Parisian toile de jouy flowery wallpaper to match the curtains ......... but delicious and impeccably served food. In all La Villa Clarisse is a wonderful hotel which we could barely fault and that is saying something for us.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 7 June 2013

The Villa Clarisse is a couple of minutes walk from the hustle and bustle of the quayside but offers a luxurious and peaceful haven with its beautiful garden and pool area.
On arrival we were welcomed by young, attentive, staff who were always on hand to give advice and assistance when required. The atmosphere of the hotel overall is one of understated luxury; the rooms were large, comfortable and immaculate. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and will definitely return.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: La Villa Clarisse
Address: 5 rue General Lapasset, 17410 Saint Martin de Re, Ile de Re, France
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Region: France > Nouvelle-Aquitaine > Charente-Maritime > Ile de Re > Saint Martin de Re
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Saint Martin de Re
#4 Luxury Hotel in Saint Martin de Re
#4 Family Hotel in Saint Martin de Re
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££££
Hotel Class:4 star — La Villa Clarisse 4*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hôtel particulier du 18ème siècle, qui a vu naître le Général Lapasset, la Villa Clarisse a été entièrement rénovée, sous l’œil expert de Pierre Yves Rochon (qui a contribué à créer certains des hôtels les plus fabuleux et célèbres dans le monde entier) et d’Olivia Le Calvez, pour devenir un véritable hôtel de charme.De cet établissement de seulement 9 chambres et suites, se dégage une ambiance légère et aérée. ... more   less 
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