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“Good hotel, location, service and normal Swiss value price-wise”
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Astra Hotel Vevey
Ranked #3 of 6 Hotels in Vevey
Toronto, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
“Good hotel, location, service and normal Swiss value price-wise”
Reviewed January 19, 2014

This is my second time going to Vevey on a work trip and not that I wasn't happy about the other hotel where I stayed, but I decided to just change it up this time and try a different hotel for the fun of it and stay somewhere in the centre of Vevey (although that is a bit meaningless in a small town like Vevey).

I booked the hotel for myself and three other colleagues on the recommendation of the customer we were visiting. Three of us stayed for two nights. The hotel is right beside the train station, so it's very convenient to get here. Service at reception was courteous and check-in was quick. The room was fine and quiet (even with constant music piping out in the hallways). The look is probably getting dated, but everything was clean and everything was in good shape.

I had gotten a ride to Vevey from eastern Switzerland with a colleague and there is parking available (although I am unsure how much extra is costs). But you get to ride a car elevator to the underground parking which we got a kick out of (maybe our lives are a bit boring right now!).

Breakfast was a good spread with mostly cold foods, but lots of choice of breads and croissants, yogurts, fruit, bircher muesli and cheeses. Boiled eggs were available as well. It was included in the rooms I had booked.

There is free Wifi, but it is on the slow side. It's manageable just to catch up on e-mails and the such.

I tried out the gym one evening. It is small, but it wasn't busy so it was fine.There is a hot tub outside the gym on the deck which would have been nice to try out if I had a bathing suit.

On check out, I always get a bit of sticker shock (in a bad way) in Switzerland when I get the bill for hotels. I had forgotten how much it was per night here (248 fr) when I booked so even with the 10% discount I got for an early booking, I thought they had made a mistake. But no, they were correct. I suppose that I don't know if it was worth the price, but for Swiss hotel prices, this is pretty much on par, so it is normal value here.

Since Vevey is a small town, there is not much choice as to where to stay, but I can recommend this hotel and the location give this place a plus too.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled on business
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AstraVevey, Directeur général at Astra Hotel Vevey, responded to this review, February 5, 2014
Dear Guest,

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

We are delighted to read that we met your expectations and that you had a good experience with our car elevator.

Thank you also for recommending our poperty and the location.

We hope to see you soon again !

Best Regards
Nicolas Ming & the Astra Team
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Zurich, Switzerland
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Reviewed November 24, 2013

The Astra hotel is located in the heart of Vevey not too far from the lake. Good starting point for shopping or sightseeing. The rooms are comfortable but not exciting. As usual in Switzerland the price is high for what you get but overall the deal is OK. The terrace is pretty nice and the service is also pretty good.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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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 your recent kind review.

We are delighted to know that you enjoyed your stay !

Your comments have been shared with the entire team.

Regarding the prices of the hotel rooms, rest assured that in Switzerland, they tend to fall, while many fixed costs continue to rise.

We hope to welcome you soon again in Vevey...

Best Regards

Christopher and Nicolas Ming
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Zurich, Switzerland
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Reviewed November 22, 2013

This is a pefect hotel for a business traveller, very close to the railway station and within walking distance of the dominat employer in Vevey. Nice, quiet rooms with good soundproofing, airconditioning and very clean and well kept. Staff is friendly and welcoming, be it at the reception or at breakfast (which could offer a bit more). Good value for money.

  • 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 your recent kind review.

We are delighted to know that you enjoyed your stay and services, especially our good centrally location for busy business traveller travelling by train !

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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Singapore, Singapore
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56 reviews
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Reviewed November 21, 2013

Situated just opposite the Vevey train station, convenient for travelers who do not want to drag along heavy luggages across town to reach hotel. Restaurant food was good. Room was ok. However, it is more and more expensive there these days comparing to other hotels in Vevey. Service is only so so. WIFI is not always working

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
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1 Thank Allie5515
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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 your recent kind review.

We are delighted to know that you enjoyed your stay and our convenient location for business travellers!

The WIFI is provided by Swisscom and you can be unsured the we keep the pressure for a valuable service from them.

For the room prices, as we are the only 4 star hotel in Vevey, it's difficult to compare the prices with 3* and 5* stars hôtels in town, but please note that a new competitive pricing system is starting with the new year 2014...

For your next stay, you will allways find the best available rate on our own website.

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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Zug, Switzerland
Level 6 Contributor
528 reviews
123 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 231 helpful votes
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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2 Thank GranZorro
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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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1 Thank FatherTed2006
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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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copenhagen
Level 5 Contributor
57 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
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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1 Thank sorenellegaard
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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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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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