Adorable Hotel de Toiras, a nice historical former ship owner’s residence on ile de Re, opened a sister property in June 2011 quite far from it however. Hôtel de Toiras (that acquired “Gabaret’s Tower” in 2008 and opened 3 new bedrooms) now opens Villa Clarisse that is 5 minutes walk from the port and the hotel. Villa clarisse is just next to the hospital.
Our point of view: Nicest Hotel of Saint Martin de Ré but its Villa Clarisse is quite far from it and is situated in a narrow busy street in the hospital / city hall area.
Could be noisy during summer, during emergencies / injuries period in ile de Re.
6th june 2011 update: The 1st of june opening has been controversial. Indeed, the mayor’s non-authorization to open was dealing with wild building permit.