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“Great location, super breakfast”
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Astra Hotel Vevey
Ranked #3 of 6 Hotels in Vevey
Reviewed December 1, 2012

Just returned from an enjoyable stay at the Astra, which is one block from Lake Geneva. The room size was adequate and sparkling clean. Despite being in the heart of the city, it was very quiet in the room, and the breakfast included many different types of pastries, yogurt, fruit and cheeses. As other travelers have mentioned, getting internet service was a bit painful, but once in place was fine. I would definitely stay here again.

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  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled on business
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AstraVevey, General Manager at Astra Hotel Vevey, responded to this reviewResponded December 19, 2012

Dear estimated Guest,

We are delighted to read that you enjoyed our location and our buffet breakfast in Astra Hotel Vevey.

I do apologize regarding the free internet access, we still work very hard to bring the best setup to our guests with our internet provider Swisscom.

We thank you for your positive comments and we hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back soon.

With my kind regards,

Christophe Ming

Manager and owner

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Reviewed November 6, 2012

Literally across the road from the train station and less than 10 minutes walk to Lake Geneva and Old Town. I stayed in a superior room with kitchenette which was comfortable and spacious, with slightly dated styling (think early 90's), but in good condition.

While small, the gym/sauna/spa facilities are also very good condition.

Continental breakfast buffet is very good with great service from the waitresses.

My only gripe with Astra is the lack of free wi-fi. At the moment, guests are only entitled to 1 hour free wifi every day, which much be used in one go (i.e. you can't do 30 mins in the morning and 30 mins in the evening). This is quite prehistoric given the amount of business travellers that use the hotel who travel with iPhone's/iPads. To make matters worse, the lobby advertises 24 hours internet access for 50CHFs!!! Completely ridiculous. I find myself having to nip across the road to starbucks or mcdonalds so that I can keep in touch with the world. This is what I used to do in a cheap hostel and far below what I would expect from a 4 star hotel.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled on business
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Thank BusinessTC
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AstraVevey, Owner at Astra Hotel Vevey, responded to this reviewResponded November 9, 2012

Dear estimated Guest,

Thank you so much for your kind review of your recent stay among us.

We are delighted to read that our facilities and services met your expectations.

Please rest assured that your comment on the Free Wifi system has been heard. That is one of our most important matters at this time.

The point is our supplier (Swisscom, the biggest supplier in Switzerland regarding phone and internet networks) is providing us solutions with a range of possibilities. We are trying to enhance this, to be able to give all our estimated guests the best possible free WiFi connexion.

At this time, you have the possibility to connect with a SMS code valid for 1 hour & then you need to reconnect with a new SMS code or some free access card that are at disposal at the front desk.

We do apologize, as the setup of the Free Wifi is totally new and we still work hard to bring the best solutions for our entire worldwide guests, the final setup and efficiency of the network will take effect very soon.

We are hoping that we will have the pleasure to welcome you again soon and we will have the chance to surprise you with our regular high standing services.

With my kind regards,

Christophe Ming

General Manager and Owner

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Reviewed October 18, 2012

Central and only 10 minutes from the lakefront. Easy parking in their garage, bit tight in a large car, but easy to find. Good welcome. Spotless room with decent bed and large bathroom.
Nice bar and bistro, very nice meal and despite eating alone ( business trip) was given good table and good service. Food very nice and well priced (for Switzerland)

Agree with others, at these prices Internet should be free..

All staff very helpful and pleasant.

Would return next time in the area

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled on business
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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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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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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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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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Additional Information about 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: $160 - $298 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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