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Astra Hotel

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Viale Cavour 55, 44121 Ferrara, Italy
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Ranked #18 of 39 hotels in Ferrara
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Brussels, Belgium
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

This Hotel is close to the city center by foot. Parking can be arranged but involves having to contact a consiege to unlock doors etc in a very secure underground car park. Rooms are tidy and very clean although the hotel is showing its age. The staff are always very helpful and efficient although there is often only one person... More

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AstraHotel, Direttore at Astra Hotel, responded to this review

Dear guests, thanks a lot for your lovely feedback, we are very happy that your stay was good. More

2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

This 4 star hotel is very nice and centrally located, in 5 minutes by walk, you can reach the castle. All the staff are very kind and helpful. You can have also a free bicycle to visit the city. Good idea!!

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Dear Guest, thank you for your kind review. We are really happy that your stay was good and that you appreciate our free bike service. Ferrara is a city for bikes! More

Milano, Italy
15 reviews 15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

The hotel is very old, and it looks like it has not been renovated for ages. It really needs a lot of work to make it a real 4-star hotel! Our room was on the first floor, with a view over the wheelie bins that lined the back street... Also, when people walked the street, a lot of noise entered... More

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Perugia, Italy
18 reviews 18 reviews
6 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

maybe the oldest hotel i've ever seen in my experience. If Gordon Ramsey would come there... he'd starts to cry!!! ahahahaha old fornitures, duster everywhere.. fake flowers, rusted lifts, terrible roomes with bad and old smell, old carpet everywhere, terrible showers. i also have dinner there... OMG.. distusting food.. one dish a block of unfrozed food and olive oil... one... More

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AstraHotel, Direttore at Astra Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Sir, I'm really sorry about your poor experience in our hotel. I'm a little bit surprised because we had no claims from you during your stay. Usually our rooms are well cleaned, as you can read here. However, if a guest report to the reception any problem in his room we may help him to solve it, also changing... More

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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75 reviews 75 reviews
25 hotel reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2012

It’s simple to summarise this hotel. When we are due to go back to Ferrara would we stop at the Astra Hotel, the answer is NO. Not a chance. We went to this hotel on Business in September for 3 nights. A colleague made the reservations so no prior investigations were made other than the address, this was a big... More

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AstraHotel, Direttore at Astra Hotel, responded to this review

Dear guest, I'm very sorry about your poor experience in our hotel. We like to propose a classic italian design for lobby and common areas, maybe it could seem old but it's not. About room, our "standard" room is easy and functional and maybe you like a more confortable room like the "de Luxe" room. About cleaness of the room,... More

London, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2012

Central location and very friendly staff! Special thanks to Davide for his patience and for helping us sort out our travel needs and for his restaurant tips too.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
19 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2011

Stayed for 3 nights Oct. 2011. Hotel was clean but in need of refurbishment, Staff not the most friendly. My room was quite dated , I would guess the last time the place was decorated was in the early 90s. Bed comfortable, air conditioning could not be adjusted. Garage parking quite expensive at 20 euro per day. Breakfast was good,... More

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Malmo, Sweden
16 reviews 16 reviews
14 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2011

Hotel Astra is old and in desperate need of renovation. It's not by far a 4-star hotel, more like a 2-star. The rooms are out of date (sad decor from the 1960's), with old blankets in the bed instead of duvets. The rooms are incredibly cold - both me and my colleague slept with two blankets and the old bedspread... More

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AstraHotel, Direttore at Astra Hotel, responded to this review

I'm really sorry for the cold, maybe something in the temperature control doesn't work correctly. I don't know if you asked to the reception about this problem, it's quite possibie that we was able to solve your disease. Astra Hotel has a classic design, but there's nothing that has more than 15 years (the hotel was enterely renewed) and all... More

Plymouth, England
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30 reviews 30 reviews
25 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2010

Stayed in the Astra Hotel in October 2010 for just one night. The whole hotel appears tired and run down and needs a refurbishment. The room was clean but typically italian, very stark, dark and dingy with old furniture and fixtures. The exception to this was the electrical and locking system which has been upgraded. The double bed was two... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2009

The Astra is very centrally located, only a short walk to the castle and the historic heart of the town. The room we were given was clean, comfortable, quiet, well furnished and very spacious for the price. We did have a problem with the safe, it didn't work as advertised and we had to wait an hour to have a... More

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Address: Viale Cavour 55, 44121 Ferrara, Italy
Location: Italy > Emilia-Romagna > Province of Ferrara > Ferrara
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Astra Hotel 4*
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Also Known As:
Best Western Ferrara
Best Western Astra
Ferrara Best Western

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A classic design hotel with all modern comforts, well positioned near the heart of the Old Town and the railway station, easy to access by car with an internal garage. A spacious and comfortable hall will welcome you to our 66 rooms and 3 suites. The breakfast with an accent on local products and the tasteful internal restaurant make our hotel the right choice to visit Ferrara. ... more   less 
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