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, owner of the Hotel de Toiras and Villa Clarisse she is also General Secretary of Relais et Chateaux since 2013. With her husband, they own as well a vineyard renamed after their daughter Chateau Clarisse in Saint-Emilion Puisseguin.
5-star Luxury Hotel
Relais et Châteaux
HOTEL DE TOIRAS
History & Story
Olivia Le Calvez, owner of The Hotel de Toiras had a real fall in love with this shipowner’s house from the 17th century. She turned it into a beautiful 5* hotel on the harbor of Saint-Martin-de Ré, a Unesco Site. The Hotel de Toiras, first 5* hotel in the whole region became Relais & Chateaux in 2006 and Villa Clarisse in 2011at the opening.
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 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 2008
Opening of Villa Clarisse in 2011designed by Pierre-Yves Rochon in a private mansion from the 18th century totally renovated Villa Clarisse opened in 2011. The designer is Pierre-Yves Rochon. It’s a private Mansion from the 18th century. It’s the birthplace of the
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 hotels are located on the Great South West of France on the Atlantic ocean near to La Rochelle and linked with a bridge to the island.
The Hotel de Toiras is on the harbor of Saint-Martin de Ré, the Historical capital of the island, listed as UNESCO site thanks to the Vauban fortifications. La villa Clarisse is 3 minutes’ walk from there, behind the church.
The island is protected at 80% and counts lots of natural reserves with more than 200 birds species; in the old town, villa clarisse is the other address to discover. opened on one of the typical alleys of Saint-Martin-de-Ré, the Villa looks like a traditional family houses from Ile de Ré
The island is protected at 80% and counts lots of natural reserves with more than 200 birds species
Key sites/activities in the area
Bicycles, Boat, car, scooter, mehari, golf and water sports
Beautiful local markets
Lighthouse of “Les Baleines”
Many kinds of watersports
To highlight the Franco-American Friendship, we have named our largest suite with a panoramic view of the port after “George Washington”. Incredibly, the 1st President of the United States whose ancestor was Nicolas Martiau, a Huguenot native of the Ile de Ré who was the first French emigrant in Virginia in America and who founded York-Town. Many extremes experiences are available near the hotel: ie: a biplace, silent and respecting the environment ULM and parachuting
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
Hôtel de Toiras (Open all year round):
11 Rooms : 4 Superior Rooms (20-25 m2), 6 Deluxe Rooms (25-30 m2), 1 Premier Room (35 m2)
9 Suites: 3 Junior Suites (38-48 m2), 3 Deluxe Suites overlooking the harbor (50-55m2), 2 Premier Suites on the harbor (55-60 m2) and 1 Presidential Suite (110m2) on the harbor
Villa Clarisse (Open from April to mid-November):
4 Rooms: 3 Deluxe Rooms ((37 m2) and 1 Premier Room (40 m2)
5 Suites: 1 Junior Suite (45 m2), 2 Deluxe Suites (55m2) and 2 Premier Suites (60m2)
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 : 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.
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 accessible for Hotel de Toiras guests (3 minutes’ walk)
In room massages available all year long
Spa upcoming in 2019
Corporate & Celebration Events
The hotel de Toiras can accommodate groups of about 15-20 people in the Nicolas Martiau room (60m2). Discreet technology available to our guests (telephone lines, projection screens, television, DVD player, flipchart, etc.). For short breaks, the hotel can arrange tea, coffee, cocktails and small snacks at your request. The room is overlooking the harbor and offers a fireplace.
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 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/)
100kms 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 for then locals and beautiful markets
Light House of “Les Baleines”
Number of employees
10 to 25 (seasonal activity)