The Astra hotel is conveniently located right in the center of the town, a 5 minute walk from the edge of the lake and litterally next door to the railway station. There is also an underground car park. It is also conveniently located near the large shopping malls, as well as the various Nestle offices that dominate this town.
I found the hotel to be a little overpriced for what it was, compared to other locations across Europe, but perhaps that is just Switzerland. The facilities are good, a nice hotel and cafe on premise that serves decent food and breakfast.
The standard room that I booked was relatively spacious, but I found the decor somewhat dated, and the bathroom in particular was not of the quality I would expect for the price. The tiles where an uninspired white, and the only lights were a few halogens attached to the mirror. This gave the room a miserable feeling. Add to that, a small hole in the wall that made me feel slightly uncomfortable when bathing. The room itself is better, and shutters are installed on the outside of the windows that when closed, provide a total blackout!
There is a bar on the top floor that is located outside, very nice provided the weather is not too cold. Next to this is a spa which I did not use so cannot comment.
Reception staff were friendly, but I felt that there was not a huge number of staff around, no concierge as far as I could tell.
All in all, not a bad choice, but I have stayed in better for less.
- 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