Just back from a 3 night stay at Palazzo Tasso, Sorrento with the family (4 of us including 2 kids, 9 and 6). The place was absolutely immaculate - we stayed on the 3rd floor in a very clean, modern room for 4. The room was at the front of the hotel, and had a balcony overlooking one of the main streets, Corso Italia, great for people watching...but surprisingly with very little, it seemed very quiet at night! No worries about being on the 3rd floor either as a lift is provided to carry your bags up to your room and breakfast was served on the floor above us in a superb, light-filled room at the top of the building. This again was very modern and clean, with stunning views from the high level windows including across to the cathedral bell tower next door (which didn't disturb is either...the place seems to be well insulated against noise). Breakfast was great, especially for our two kids who were able to pick and choose exactly what they wanted, and coffee/tea flowed generously from staff who were in the breakfast room to help serve and clean up. Staff we very friendly, Pepe in particular made it a very enjoyable stay for us, my kids loved him, and nothing seemed to much trouble. He was also a font of local knowledge and recommended some excellent places to eat. This was my kids first trip abroad and they're first comment based on our arrival at the hotel was how friendly Italians were - a credit to Pepe who was the first Italian they had met! Before our arrival I found Silvano extremely helpful - all my questions were answered informatively and promptly, and directions to the hotel from the train station were easy to follow. The main entrance to the hotel is in a characterful back street off the main road, and its was great to walk out of the hotel into this traffic-free (well apart from the odd scooter) road and emerge a few minutes later into the main square in Sorrento, or drop down through one of the alleyways and onto Corso Italia.
A gem of a place - I can't recommend it highly enough, and given the opportunity to visit Sorrento in the future I would have no hesitation in staying here again.
Thanks guys for a wonderful stay.