Hôtel de l’Océan

Le Bois Plage en Ré (Ile de Ré), Charente-Maritime

Rooms at Anne and Frédéric’s calm island hotel each have a distinctive style, from colonial to cottagey. Delicious fish is served at dinner


29 rooms


Rooms sleep 2 – 4

Children welcome

The Experience

A hotel of contrasts: big yet small; hotel and restaurant; perspex by thick curtains; Mediterranean by the Atlantic. The new owners, the delightful Anne and Frédéric, her happy-chef husband, have been running the highly regarded restaurant at L’Océan for ten years. Having left Paris to bring their children up in cleaner air and live a less frenzied life, they now feel completely at home on Ile de Ré and love pointing guests towards its treasures. Set back from the street in a quiet little town, the Océan has 29 bedrooms in sixes and sevens, each cluster with individual flavour, some round a courtyard pungent with rosemary and lavender, some tiny cottages among the hollyhocks. Children love the curtained cabin bed set in a buttercup-yellow alcove. Two new rooms in a wing are large and colonial looking, with super bathrooms (not all with showers) and a calm cool feel. Floors are covered in matting; ships, lighthouses and shells are dotted around against soothing colours. The dining room is another success in cream and palest green-grey. After your apéritif, dinner will involve fresh fish and herbs.


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Booking restrictions
Beach 15-minute walk.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Breakfast €10. Lunch & dinner €24-€50. Wine €14-€40. Restaurant closed Weds October to March.


Nightly price
from €85
22 Doubles
From €85
4 Twins
From €85
2 Triples
From €137
1 Quadruple
From €199



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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Anne & Frédéric Latour

  • Center of the Village Le Bois Plage
  • Beach - Surf