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“Not Bad, but Expensive”
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Astra Hotel Vevey
Ranked #3 of 6 Hotels in Vevey
Zug, Switzerland
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497 reviews
120 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 224 helpful votes
“Not Bad, but Expensive”
Reviewed November 19, 2013

With modern, adequately sized rooms and bathrooms, an excellent location just steps away from the train station and walking distance from Lake Geneva, and friendly staff, it seems this hotel might merit a "very good" rating.

However, three factors made me decide not to rate it that way. The first two, relatively minor ones, are the variety and quality of its breakfast, which in my opinion are below par; the other being the poor TV reception (on all channels punctuated by skips, blurs, and sound distortions).
The third however, is price. The rack rates are ridiculous for that neck of the woods, and even the discounted ones are way above reasonableness. The standard answer is "Switzerland has its price". May be so, but unfortunately fewer and fewer travelers are willing and able to pay it. It's a pity, because the country is well worth visiting.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
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AstraVevey, Directeur général at Astra Hotel Vevey, responded to this review, January 6, 2014
Dear valued guest,

Thank you for staying at Astra Hotel Vevey and for taking the time to review our services.

We here take the opportunity to excuse us for the inconvenience you reported.

Your comments are important for us and help us improve our services and amenities and are shared with the entire team.

We hope to see you soon again...

Best Regards

Christopher and Nicolas Ming
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Reviewed November 14, 2013

Stayed here for 1 night in October 2013. I had actually booked for the week but was disappointed and ended up checking out after 1 night and went to another hotel that for me was much nicer and 90CHF/night cheaper. Staff there were very courteous but the room on the 5th floor needed a good cleaning. Mainly the bathroom where there was mold on the walls(see picture) and I guess because this was the 5th floor, the roof comes in and inhibits standing straight up in the bath/shower. Seriously I couldn't stand up straight. Maybe my experience would have been better if I was on a different floor but for the price, it wasn't worth it for me.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
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AstraVevey, Directeur général at Astra Hotel Vevey, responded to this review, January 6, 2014
Dear valued guest,

Thank you for staying at Astra Hotel Vevey and for taking the time to review our services.

We here take the opportunity to excuse us for the inconvenience you reported and can confirm you that the mold you mentioned has been removed.

For the room prices, please note that you can always find the best available rate direct on our own website.

Your comments are important for us and help us improve our services and amenities and are shared with the entire team.

Best Regards

Christopher and Nicolas Ming
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Reviewed October 31, 2013

The hotel and rooms are kinda basic, good quality. What makes the difference in this hotel ( and what not all guests notice ) is the super spa outside on top of the hotel, overlooking the mountain. And the 3 saunas ( nordic, steam and ionic) in the wellness area on the top floor.

If you have the opportunity go for the rooms with a view over the square and mountain

Price a bit on the expensive side

Room Tip: If you have the opportunity go for the rooms with a view over the square and mountain
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
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AstraVevey, Propriétaire at Astra Hotel Vevey, responded to this review, November 9, 2013
Dear valued guest,

Thank you for staying at Astra Hotel Vevey and for your kind review.

We are delighted to know that you enjoyed your stay and services, especially our roof SPA !

Your comments have been shared with the entire team.

We hope to see you soon again...

Best Regards

Christopher and Nicolas Ming
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Reviewed October 26, 2013

I have to agree with the good comments regarding the Astra Hotel, unfortunately only stayed here for one night but would have liked to stay longer, room excellent, also had a small balcony which was lovely. bed really comfortable, Dinner brilliant, Breakfast wonderful so much choice, feel a bit guilty as I took a croissant for my journey home, lovely.
All staff we met were very welcoming, wish we had encountered this hotel on the start of our journey and not the last night of it. Would be happy to return.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
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AstraVevey, Gérant at Astra Hotel Vevey, responded to this review, October 28, 2013
Dear Valerie,

We are delighted to read that you enjoyed your stay with us in Vevey!

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

Your review haa been shared with our whole team.

With our kind regards,

Christophe & Nicolas Ming Manager and owner
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Reviewed October 11, 2013 via mobile

Stayed one night on way home from Italy with Great Rail Journeys,would have been nice if the hotels on the way to Italy had been as good.This hotel was excellent,and made us consider a holiday in Switzerland next year.

Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
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2 Thank Alan S
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AstraVevey, Directeur général at Astra Hotel Vevey, responded to this review, October 13, 2013
Dear Alan,

thank you for your kind feedback about your stay at Astra Hotel Vevey.

We are delighted to read that we met your expectations and that you might visit us again next year.

We hope to see you soon !

Best Regards
Nicolas Ming & the Astra Team
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Reviewed September 26, 2013 via mobile

Stayed here for one night on a Great Rail Journeys tour. Evening meal was excellent and breakfast was superb at 6.30 am! Staff were cheery and pleasant. A lovely place to stay.A short walk takes you to the lakeside with amazing views and places to sit and have a drink.

Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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2 Thank Christine G
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AstraVevey, Manager at Astra Hotel Vevey, responded to this review, October 11, 2013
Dear Christine,

Thank you very much for your kind feedback on your last stay at the Astra Hotel Vevey.

We take a good note about your comments and will share them with our staff.

We are hoping that we will have the pleasure to welcome you again soon.

With my kind regards,

Nicolas Ming
General Manager and owner
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Reviewed September 22, 2013

Visited for 7 nights with a Great Rail Journeys group and found the service in the hotel to be exceptional from the reception staff to the restaurant. Food was excellent and our upgraded room large with well furnished bathroom. no hesitation to stay there again if in the area

Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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2 Thank Kenneth D
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AstraVevey, Manager at Astra Hotel Vevey, responded to this review, September 23, 2013
Dear Kenneth,

thank you for staying at Astra Hotel Vevey and taking the time to review your stay.

We are happy to know that we met your expectations and will let all our staff know about.

We hope to see you soon again.

Best regards
Nicolas & Christophe Ming
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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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