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Hotel Le Senechal

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are thinking about going to the Ile de Ré, I want to put in a plug for Ars-en-Ré before talking about the hotel. Ars-en-Ré is the ideal village on this ideal island. It is big enough to have several nice restaurants, and small enough to be tranquil. Bicycling off road is what you do on the island. Ars... More 

Thank TOC134H
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great find in the very centre of Ars en Re. Beautiful little privately owned hotel with imaginative furnishings and lots of romantic court yards full of flowers and plants. Breakfast in the open air and sunbathing by the tiny swimming pool was a great relief from a very hot day. Cycling around the salt flats, visiting the local market and... More 

Thank SomersetFarmerjohn
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

We stayed here for a week in mid-May with our son who lives in the States but has always loved the Ile de Ré. It is a really unusual building with surprises round every corner - delightful courtyards, luxuriant flowers and a wonderful saloon where one can sit and read quietly. In addition the reception area boasts a comfortable sofa... More 

Thank RuaridhCrossbost
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

On paper HLS is perfect; it has beautiful chic interiors and is a very short distance from anything you'd want to visit in Ars en Re. Walkable distance to Church*, delis, restaurants, bike rental and a short bike ride to beach, port, a mini golf course and markets.) It truly is a beautiful holiday hideaway for anyone who needs peace... More 

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Hello, you spend one week at the hotel Le Sénéchal we thank you for having chosen our hotel. And thank you for giving your advice about your stay, but we are very surprised with what you wrote, because during your stay you seem to be so kind and so glad to be at the Sénéchal ! It is a pity... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015 via mobile

We arrived to the hotel late and they had left our key out for us. The lobby is nicely designed and a great communal space. We were staying for two nights. We didn't get much sleep for the duration of the stay. The rooms are minimalist with wooden floors, although it looks great you can hear everything from the other... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015 via mobile

Lovely shabby chic hotel, original features blended with a cool contemporary look. Beautifully designed by Christophe Ducharme... Appropriately named given his style. Conveniently positioned in the charming village of Ars en Ré with lovely shops, restaurants and bike hire within a stones throw. Lovely breakfast at 13€pp but I did find our bed very uncomfortable, to the point I hardly... More 

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Middlesex, UK
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015 via mobile

The hotel were friendly and very helpful from the first contact. We were happy with the room recommended to us and despite arriving at 8 p.m. were warmly welcomed and given a tour of the hotel by the owner. The room had a lovely bathroom and separate loo, a sitting area and spacious terrace. Breakfast was served beautifully and local... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

We stayed with our children and their grandparents for two nights. We had two rooms in the main hotel, which were charming & boutique-style. We also had an apartment which was about 50m from the main hotel. More functional than the hotel rooms - less snazzy decor, but the apartment had a small kitchen so we could cook dinner for... More 

Thank Tom C
West Sussex
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

We have stayed on Il de re four times previously and this is the best hotel we have found. The staff were welcoming and helpful. They booked restaurants for us when required and answered our questions. The building was an old granary and has been converted by an Architect with great flair.Lots of interesting touches. All the rooms are different... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Several old buildings knocked into one, numerous staircases. with inbuilt style in every corner. Our room was over the main entrance, not big but very comfortable. The bathroom was fine but the bath was narrow, making access awkward. And no shower curtain/screen. Hmmm. The courtyards were gorgeous with masses of plants and old reclaimed furniture. A lovely place to have... More 

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Charming hotel in the middle of the village, rooms are all different, patios full of flowers, a little heated swimming pool, a fire place, a hearty staff, an ideal place to spend a wonderful stay in ile de Re. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Le Senechal

Address: 6 rue Gambetta, 17590 Ars-en-Re, Ile de Re, France
Location: France > Poitou-Charentes > Charente-Maritime > Ile de Re > Ars-en-Re
Price Range: $91 - $373 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 25
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Hotel Le Senechal Ile De Re/Ars-En-Re, France
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