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.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Best Western Vevey