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“Smart but expensive”
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Astra Hotel Vevey
Ranked #3 of 6 Hotels in Vevey
Lochcarron, United Kingdom
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35 hotel reviews
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“Smart but expensive”
Reviewed October 7, 2012

This smart four-star business hotel in the heart of Vevey is conveniently located right across from the railway station. Our superior double room, while quite expensive even by Swiss standards, was spacious and attractive, with good air conditioning, well insulated from the traffic noises outside, very comfortable beds, and well equipped with various nice touches, such as an Nespresso machine (with free coffee pods and milk supplied), and a board of electric sockets for recharging lap tops, smartphones, etc. without the need for adaptors.

We ate at the hotel’s Brasserie on two nights, and the food was very good on both occasions.

Vevey itself is very pleasant and civilized – much more attractive than the overrated Montreux nearby – especially the old town and the lakeside promenades.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed September 15, 2012

For 250 chf a night they should have at least free WiFi. You have to ask for iron, coffe maker etc, there are just few english channels on TV.
However, the staff are very kind and helpful. The restaurant is good

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled on business
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Milan, Italy
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114 reviews
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Reviewed August 21, 2012 via mobile

It's an essential business hotel well managed
Everything works well and it's located in a central position near the train station
You can also enjoy the small fitness center
The price is too high for this kind of location in vevey

  • Stayed June 2012
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Los Angeles
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Reviewed July 17, 2012

We stayed here while my husband was on a business trip. The location is ideal, right by the train station and center of town. The room was clean but hot because the A/C was not working right. There were no other rooms to switch to so we dealt with it by opening the windows which faced the train station or the noisy construction site next door. They started their banging at 7 am which was not ideal. Breakfast had a nice variety and the staff was great.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed July 13, 2012

The greatest advantage of the hotel is its location. It is 2 minute walk from the train station and the hotel provides a card whereby you can take free transport to the city like Montreux. it is also within walking distance to the lake and there are several eateries along the way. The breakfast spread is all right buy must say that the waiteresses are attentive and helpful. My first room has a small balcony but it is overseeing concrete walls. The room door is damaged and I literally have to bang my way into the room. The front office tried to repair it but it could not be fixed. i waited till the evening to get my room changed. It is a bigger room with no balcony. It is also near the road and hence it is very noisy, If you are a light sleeper, propose that you do not get this rooms with this facing. Those facing concrete wall are muuch quieter. Also check the rooms when you enter. My second room has a damaged window which cannot be closed. Was too tired to get the room changed again plus the room was clean and comfortable. The below average room quality is compensated by the great location and good service.

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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled on business
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Southwest Connecticut
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Reviewed July 9, 2012

First let me say that the Astra Hotel Vevey is in a great location. It is literally right across the street from the Vevey train station. And the best way to get to Vevey, in my opinion, is to fly into Geneva and take Swiss Rail to Vevy. This hotel is located in the center of the city, within walking distance of Lake Geneva, numerous restaurants and many of Vevey's tourist sites.

If you want to get to surrounding cities, such as Montreaux, it is a very easy bus ride away.

The rooms here are fairly typical of European hotel rooms; on the smaller size and yet very comfortable. The only thing I don't get is why European hotels have no dressers, or at least some draws where I can put some of my clothes. Having to put them all on a shelf in the closet is not ideal.

The rates are incredibly high. I am here on a business trip, for a major international food company here, and the corporate discount is still a whopping 250 Swiss Euros a night, which translates into about $256 per night! For a room without a balcony, facing a roof!

The good news is that breakfast is included. :-)

The staff is very helpful and customer service oriented. They are very helpful with directions and things to do and see.

There is a restaurant and bar attached to this hotel, but like everything else here in Switzerland, especially the Astra Hotel, they are very expensive. A hamburger, by itself, is 23 Swiss Francs which is $23.59. For one hamburger!

But quite honestly, you may find hotels less expensive, but they are far from the city center and from the train station require a bus or taxi ride.

Despite the cost, the location more than makes up for it. A nice hotel in a beautiful location. They do not call this the Swiss Riveria for nothing!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled on business
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Barcelona, Spain
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Reviewed July 3, 2012

This is a well equiped hotel, with good premises. Room was clean and comfortable.
Very well located if you arrive by train.
The burguers are well cooked.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled on business
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Property: Astra Hotel Vevey
Address: place de la Gare 4, Vevey 1800, Switzerland
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Location: Switzerland > Canton of Vaud > Vevey
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 6 Hotels in Vevey
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Astra Hotel Vevey 4*
Number of rooms: 100
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome The family-owned Astra Hotel in the picturesque town of Vevey, Lake Geneva Region, Switzerland, stands for tradition, style and warm hospitality. Accommodation 100 modern guestrooms and suites with the 4*sup comfort. All rooms have air-condition, and some are non smoking. Dining and entertainment Historic Brasserie La Coupole (1912), Le Pavillon non smoking restaurant, Elegant Restaurant Quatre Saisons, Caveau le Guillon Swiss cheese specialities, Orient Express Bar. Relaxing and well-being At the beginning of 2009 an oasis of relaxation came into being above the roofs of Vevey. The new City Panoramic Spa offers you generous space for health, lifestyle and recuperation. Here you can lean back, regenerate and fill up with energy, while at the same time enjoying a fascinating view over the "Riviera of Western Switzerland" and over the Lavaux region. Relax body and spirit after a long day. The renovated and expanded wet area persuades with warm colors, with a quiet zone in the winter garden and with a remarkable view. Besides the Finnish sauna, the "Caldarium" and the "Salionarium" you will be enjoying quiet and relaxation in the new winter garden. The high point of the City Panoramic Spa is the new outside area on the roof terrace with its whirlpool bath and sundeck. Meeting and conference facilities Conference & Event center as well as large dining facilities for 10 to 250 persons. Public Wireless LAN in the hotel. ... more   less 
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Best Western Vevey

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