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Our recommended booking agent is Hotels.com. It
lists a wide range of hotels, both boutique and more traditional in
style on the island, at La Rochelle and on the way from any cross
Channel ferry. You can view the comments of guests who have stayed in a
particular hotel to help you make a decision. You may be able to book hotels as part of
your ferry trip and this can be convenient, but in general booking via
booking.com will get you the best available price.
The island websites are
pretty good, if slow and with a tendency to "stick", but they struggle
to advise on availability and sometimes you get no response from the
hotelliers and other suppliers you contact through them. There are over
130 hotels on the island and some of them set their prices for the
July-August high season and don't like to bring them down on their
websites. The benefit of Hotels.com is that they can offer especially good prices without hurting the hotel's website.