We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 3 La Couarde-sur-Mer hotels

Residence le Mail Plage

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   17 avenue du Mail, 17670 La Couarde-sur-Mer, Ile de Re, France
Hotel amenities
Save Saved
You added Residence le Mail Plage to your Saves list
Residence le Mail Plage
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Show Prices
A recent review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2010
Kwah England
Write a Review

60 people have reviewed this hotel

Traveler rating
See reviews for
Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Any
English first
11 reviews 11 reviews
11 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2010

My partner and I stayed at Le Mail Plage for a week at the height of the French holiday season. It's a basic self-catering hotel in a great location – 100m from the beach and a similar distance from shopping for essentials and the daily morning market (for excellent local produce and tat). There are cafés and restaurants within touching... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
25 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2009

Just returned from a week with hubby and our two adult daughters, only booked a short time ago through Cottages4You. The apartment was very spacious on two levels, set at front of block, it was clean and tidy but just somewhat tired. We took our own bed linen and towels. The guy in recepiton was always very polite and friendly,... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2009

I wasn't sure what to expect after reading reviews but was very disappointed. We found reception staff to be unhelpful and unfriendly, and when we complained about anything all of a sudden they lost ability to speak English. We booked through Welcome Cottages and it stated we had a terrace. When we got there found only 25% of the rooms... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Co. Kerry
18 reviews 18 reviews
11 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2009

We were staying in the Residence La Mail Plage 2005 and it wasn't very clean at the time. Still we booked again (prices are really low) and were pleasantly suprised. The supplied linen was whiter than white, individually wrapped in a plastic bag, the apartment was spotless! We arrived outside the opening times of the reception, but no problem, the... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2008

We found Mail Plage upon friends'recommendation. It was lovely, it's not a massive resort, so you meet people, the pool is nice, the flats are quiet, cosy and nicely decorated. We appreciated having meals on the balcony and getting out sometimes to wall on the beach or cycle around the island. By all means, Ile de Re is a great... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2008

If you fancy a lovely and quiet holiday : head for the Ile de Ré, away from Cote d'Azur crowds and trafficjams. We stayed in a 2 rooms flat, self-catered (plenty of lovely restaurants nearby) with a balcony. I loved seating outside, reading and just relaxing while my husband went on roundtrips cycling around the island. The place has a... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2008

Great place, friendly staff! We stayed there 2 weeks with the missus and the kids. Kids loved the pool and the island. Missus enjoyed the balcony of the apartment. The residence is well situated, we loved it so much, we already booked for next year, although in July when it is less crowded.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
South Wales
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2008

Let's get a few things into perspective here, bearing in mind the almost universally dire reviews this accommodation has received. Residence Mail Plage is strictly budget accommodation and should be reviewed in that light. We are a family of five who got a non-camping holiday on the Ile de Re in August for less than £1700. I think that's pretty... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2008

Not sure where to start really. Never stayed in anywhere like it frankly! Stayed for one week. The apartment was miniscule, dirty and most of the 'rooms' didn't even have a window! The linen and towels were extra and some of the towels had not even been cleaned properly. We ended up cleaning our apartment ourselves on arrival and departure... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
North London
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2007

We went for one week last year to the same hotel when our experience was quite good and the service was excellent. We loved the resort itself so much we came again for 2 weeks but booked aparment 38 which is the biggest and probably the best. It has 3 bedrooms, bathroom, shower room and toilet and will sleep 8... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2

Been to Residence le Mail Plage? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Residence le Mail Plage

Also Known As:
Residence Le Mail Plage Ile De Re/La Couarde-Sur-Mer
Address: 17 avenue du Mail, 17670 La Couarde-sur-Mer, Ile de Re, France
Location: France > Poitou-Charentes > Charente-Maritime > Ile de Re > La Couarde-sur-Mer
Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 3 hotels in La Couarde-sur-Mer
Hotel Class:3 star — Residence le Mail Plage 3*
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Travelocity, TripOnline SA and Otel so you can book your Residence le Mail Plage reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Residence le Mail Plage, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.