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Cote Thalasso Ile de Re
Ranked #3 of 4 Hotels in Ars-en-Re
Reviewed 24 December 2015

We stayed here in peak season for a couple of nights.
+quiet coastal location
+spacious, bright, airy hotel, relaxing, generally v clean
+basic, ~3 star rooms
+food was v good
+staff were very helpful, attentive

-hotel pool was v cold, in need of refurb
-many of the sun beds outside were damaged or broken

  • Stayed: August 2015, travelled with family
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Reviewed 26 August 2015 via mobile

Came for honeymoon, on arrival staff unhelpful, no drinks apart from water and tea of the day available until 7pm. Spa faculties pathetic, really smelly, jacuzzi water horrid. Room very basic, asked for water and tea making facilities, staff were very rude. Felt unwelcome and would NEVER return !!!!

Stayed: August 2015, travelled with family
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Reviewed 27 July 2015

Staff very helpful, nice and welcoming is the only positive note for this very tired and sad hotel I cannot recommend to anyone visiting the island for pleasure.
Room was large, bed uncomfortable, bathroom very tired.
The room was at the ground floor and overlooking a backyard parking...very sad.
Give a miss to the outdoor pool and go for a walk.
We hired bikes and asked to keep them one full day from afternoon to the next afternoon, and they refused saying we had to pay two half days, which is much more expensive and not the common procedure in bike rental shops on the island.
Even only one night was really too much and overpriced.

  • Stayed: July 2015, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 14 July 2015 via mobile

We have been coming to ile de re for 10 years and this is my worst experience, well to be fair my only bad experience really!
We stayed here for 1 night and it was already too long!
To start with positive notes:
The staff was lovely, very helpful and smiling made us feel really confortable.
The food at breakfast was nice too.
But that is it.
The hotel is run down, very sad and old fashioned.
The old carpet in the corridors smells of chemicals, like in a hospital, the same smell in the bedroom and in the very "tired" lift.
The room was big and so was the bed which is also a positive note I suppose.
The walls were dirty so was the floor ( made out of strange plastic) it all needs a coat of paint. The bathroom was small and dirty mould on the walls and round the tape! Disgusting.
Unluckily we had a room with a view of the bins ( noise at night)
It must have also been the back of the kitchen/delivery bay because of the beeping reversing trucks early in the morning ( no sleep in for us).
The breakfast was nice but not organized at all. Queues appeared because things were not in the right places to get a good movement around them.
The worst part was the outdoor pool not maintained at all, broken tiles, green in the bottom with red and black mould all around the edge. We got in and out in 5 minutes.
Stay away from this place at 150€ a night!
Theft in my opinion.

Stayed: July 2015, travelled as a couple
1  Thank Rolipoli
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Reviewed 27 June 2015 via mobile

Last minute booking on a 3 week tour of France.
Decent hotel, easy to find, well signposted, comfortable bedroom, and grounds.
Restaurant functional and over-priced for dinner.
Breakfast basic and staff pushed to cope with turnover of guests and new "supplies".
Bike hire expensive but enjoyable and to be recommended.
Spa centre amazing and salt pool, steam room, sauna, etc wonderful way to wind down the day.

Stayed: June 2015, travelled with family
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Reviewed 15 September 2014 via mobile

Good hotel but a bit businesslike. The distance to Ars is a 20 minutes walk but a nice walk. Ofcourse you can go by a bike or car. I read that a lot of people complained about nobody speaking English. But ofcourse we Dutch talk a bit about the border. But....I never encounter French speaking English hostesses so where are we talking about. The swimmingpool was nice and clean and they offered you towel bathrobe and slippers. Good place to be but a little unpersonal.

Stayed: September 2014, travelled as a couple
2  Thank luzUtrecht
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Reviewed 10 September 2014 via mobile

We read the review and expected the worse. But everything was ok. Clean swimmingpool with towel, slippers and bathrobe supplied. Very good breakfast for French standards a pleasant walk of 20 minutes to the beach and the beds were great. All the complaints were little things and so the staff did not speak English and we as Dutch do speak French and English too but I have been in many places in England and the USA were they did not speak a word about the border. So why complain about others??? We liked it here

  • Stayed: September 2014
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Additional Information about Cote Thalasso Ile de Re

Address: Avenue d'Antioche | Pointe de Grignon, 17590 Ars-en-Re, Ile de Re, France (Formerly Thalacap Ile de Re)
Region: France > Nouvelle-Aquitaine > Charente-Maritime > Ile de Re > Ars-en-Re
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 4 Hotels in Ars-en-Re
Price Range: $136 - $341 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Cote Thalasso Ile de Re 3*
Number of rooms: 89
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The hotel *** Thalacap Ile de Re is directly connected to the thalassotherapy institute. It is located 150 meters from the beach and 800 meters from a beautiful village: Ars en Ré. Comfortable room, pool or garden view, with bathroom, hair dryer, television, telephone, safe, wifi free access.The best of this hotel: unlimited access to the Fitness Marin (Sauna, Hammam, swimming pool with heated sea water, relaxation room, aquagym ...). ... more   less 
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Thalacap Ile De Re Hotel Ars-En-Re
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