Don't get me wrong it is a delightful B&B in an extremely convenient setting with wonderful friendly staff and a ten minute walk from the train station, but a lot of reviews are praising the rooms for being spacious, light and airy with balconies, however ours was not. It was quite small with an equally small bathroom and very limited drawer and wardrobe space so if you intended to be there for longer than a few days to see the surrounding area then it was not a good room to stay in. There was not even a dressing table and being a female who likes a fair bit of space to put toiletries this was not possible. One of the problems was the lift shaft took up part of the room. It was also quite dingy being down a side street so we felt the need to always put the light on in the room. It also did not have a balcony although it was supposed to have according to our confirmation through our booking agent. There was also only one English speaking News channel on the tv in the room and it would have been nice to have been able to watch something else after having a meal out in the evening before actually going to bed!
On a different note we had a wonderful time in Sorrento and felt that 6 days was enough to see all we wanted to e.g Pompeii, Herculanean, Capri, Naples, Amalfi coast etc. Sadly, some buildings were looking in need of a good plaster and paint but I guess with the economy at the moment there is no money for repairs! It is easy to get to other places cheaply via the buses and train, but quite costly to go to Capri by Hydrofoil or Naples by ferry-best to go by train to Naples. Be careful in Capri as I got ripped off paying 16 euros for a limoncello cocktail on the front as I stupidly didn't ask to see the menu on this one occasion. The bus from Sorrento to Amalfi cost 7.20 Euros return and takes about 1.5hrs but is a lovely ride-make sure you sit on the right side going and the left returning for the best views. Don't forget to take another bus from Amalfi to Ravello which is a lovely village 4 miles inland. There is a charming place called Villa Cimbrone which has gardens, windy walks and stunning views (7 Euros to get in). Finally it would be nice if the Italians could smile and be a bit more welcoming to tourists. We noticed a lot of the waiters came across as being quite surly a lot of the time (quite different from other nationalities, especially the Turkish!)- This does exclude Pepe and the others at the Palazzo Tasso of course. :-)
Scooters use the side streets as short cuts so can still be noisy!
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Thank you so much for choosing Palazzo Tasso, and also for your review. As you said we are close to everything and we always suggest the most beautiful and interesting excursions to do in our beautiful Sorrento Peninsula. Also our strategical position allows to reach every place easly, this helps us a lot. Thank you also for your compliments for our friendly staff and for our breakfast which we serve up on the roof floor with fresh home made pasteries every day.
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We are sorry you thought your room was a bit small for you and we hope to welcome you at Palazzo Tasso again with a more spacious room next time.
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