Hôtel de Toiras France
Hôtel de Toiras
1 Quai Job Foran, 17410 Saint Martin de Ré, France
Date of Creation
Hotel General Manager
Olivia Le Calvez is the owner of the Hotel de Toiras and Villa Clarisse. In 2009, Olivia Le Calvez teamed up with her husband Didier Le Calvez to take over a 5-hectare vineyard in Puisseguin Saint Emilion, that they renamed Château Clarisse, inspired by the first name of their daughter.
5-star Luxury Hotel
Relais et Châteaux
HOTEL DE TOIRAS
History & Story
Olivia Le Calvez, owner of the Hotel de Toiras acquired this shipowner’s mansion from the 17th century. She turned it into a beautiful 5* hotel on the harbor of Saint-Martin-de Ré, a Unesco Site. Hôtel de Toiras became the first 5 star hotel of the Poitou-Charentes region and joined the Relais & Châteaux Association in 2006. In 2010, Olivia le Calvez opened her second hotel on the Island of Ré : Villa Clarisse.
The decoration and the interior design of the Hotel de Toiras and Villa Clarisse have been signed by Pierre-Yves Rochon. Olivia Le Calvez had the support of the best craftspeople in order to highlight the history of the island and of Poitou-Charente region, including Taillardat, Bronze d’Art Français, regional antiques… The choice of the fabrics included leading furniture makers such as Pierre Frey, Canovas, Brunschwig, Ralph Lauren… The mission consisted in reviving a 17th century shipowner’s house, located at the entrance to the harbour of Saint-Martin-de-Ré, like an invitation to a journey.
Date added extensions
Extension of The Hotel de Toiras in 2021 with the opening of a new bar located on the harbor.
Opening of Villa Clarisse in 2011 a private mansion from the 18th century totally renovated and designed by Pierre Yves Rochon. A spa will open in Villa Clarisse in April 2021, putting well-being is at the core of the villa.
Main Strengths, Special Touch
Olivia Le Calvez has initiated the revival of leading historical figures, artists or explorers through fabrics, atmospheres, colors, antique furniture, patina… to whisk you into a cozy and warm atmosphere. – Villa Clarisse has been designed more like a resort in a pure and modern style.
The beautiful Island of Ré is located on the South West of France on the Atlantic Ocean near to the city of La Rochelle. A bridge connects the island to the mainland, making its access very convenient.
Among the charming ports linked by a network of pathways to be explored by bike, crisscrossing the sandy earth, Saint-Martin-de-Ré, surrounded by the Vauban fortifications, is the best place to stay.
The Hotel de Toiras is overlooking the port of Saint-Martin-de-Ré, near the fortress by Vauban, a Unesco World Heritage site with spectacular views of the Atlantic.
Villa Clarisse, the other address to discover, is located on the old town a stone’s throw away from Hotel de Toiras..
Key sites/activities in the area
10 villages with their markets and flea markets
Bike tour on 140 km of flat bike trails
Tasting in oyster hut
Salt marsh ecomuseum
Visit of the lighthouse Phare des Baleines
Water activities (Paddle, Kitesurf,…)
Boat tripSea fishing
Horse riding and donkey rides
“Each day I take great delight in shopping at the local market to meet our local producers. I decided to share this experience with our guests, and so now I invite them to visit the market with me. These convivial moments are an endless source of ideas. I am always thrilled to see the guests again in the evening at the restaurant, where I prepare dishes from the products that we have discovered together.”
Thibaut Peyroche d’Arnaud – Chef
Special offer for families
Special breakfast (12 years old)
50m: Donkey ride, amusement parks, museums (canoe, etc..)
Remarkable sites at less than 2 hours drive: La Rochelle Aquarium, Palmyre Zoo, Le Puy du Fou, The Futuroscope
Hotel de Toiras (Open from April to mid-November):
• 9 Rooms: 2 Deluxe Rooms (24 m2), 6 Premium Rooms (25 – 30m2), 1 Privilege Room (40m2)
• 9 Suites: 3 Junior Suites (30 – 38m2), 3 Deluxe Suites overlooking the harbor (38 – 55m2), 2 Premier Suites on the harbor (55 – 60m2) and 1 Presidential Suite (110m2) on the harbor
Villa Clarisse (Open from April to mid-November):
• 4 Rooms : 3 Premium Room (32 – 37m2) and 1 Privilege Rooms (31m2)
• 5 Suites : 1 Junior Suite (37m2), 2 Deluxe Suites (40m2) and 2 Premier Suites (45m2)
Many alternatives at the Hotel de Toiras and Villa Clarisse for connecting rooms and family’s requests
Amenities (Idem Virtuoso): Handwritten note, Upgrade at time of arrival upon availability – American breakfast daily – Afternoon tea for two, once during stay – Welcome Aperitif – 10% discount on spa treatments. – Complimentary one-way airport or train station transfer for three nights stay minimum.
Restaurants & Bars
La Table d’Olivia at the Hotel de Toiras : Complete your stay on the Ile de Ré by the quality and freshness of its products, the simplicity of its welcome and the taste of vigorous, revitalizing fresh air. Treat yourself with a “cuisine” that is simple, well-preserved and honest, in harmony with your well-being and your body. We offer delicious seafood plates from the region.
April 2021, opening of a new bar at the Hotel de Toiras. The bar is located on the harbor.
At Villa Clarisse, Under the tree, in the garden or next to the pool, different places welcome you for a moment of relaxation and conviviality around a snack, coffee or tea, accompanied by their homemade pastries.
An open air heated swimming pool at Villa Clarisse.
New Spa in April 2021.
Corporate & Celebration Events
The George Washington Suite (110m2) at Hôtel de Toiras suits to welcome a private dinners for 4 to 8 people. With the great atmosphere and a working fireplace, the private dinner is a beautiful parenthesis.
Buyout of Villa Clarisse is also possible with 4 rooms and 5 suites, 1000m2 garden, a Spa & a gorgeous working fireplace. Perfect place for meetings, private events, anniversaries, family reunions…
Extra Notable Features
We organize a special trip to visit Château Clarisse, our Winery in Saint-Emilion Puisseguin with tasting and visit of the area. (http://www.chateau-clarisse.com/)
• 140kms of cycling paths
• 2 gorgeous golfs: Golf of 9 holes at Les Portes en Ré (practice on water) & Golf of 18 holes at La Rochelle (Golf de la Prée) Horse riding, sailings, mehari tour,
• 10 Villages with beautiful markets
• Light House of “Les Baleines”
Number of employees
10 to 25 employees