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“Hidden Treasure” 5 of 5 stars
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Casa Astarita Bed and Breakfast
Corso Italia 67, 80067 Sorrento, Italy   |  
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Ranked #39 of 93 Sorrento B&B and Inns
Sioux City, Iowa, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Hidden Treasure”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2013

Will be returning year after year! This B&B is truly perfect. It is above a shop, so the location is perfect and still quiet, near the center of it all, in the heart of shopping, eating, short walk to the sea front elevator. The breakfasts were simply divine and awaiting when we woke up. Fresh rolls, choice of jams, choice of juices, breads, yogurts, cheese - more than plenty and hearty. Hand crafted cappucino, espresso or coffee with a smile. The bathroom was beautifully tiled. Apple TV, iPod charging station, free wifi in room. My only concern would be for those with physical limitations as it is upstairs and there is not an elevator so luggage must be carried up and down. If that is not a concern, this is the PERFECT B&B.

Room Tip: Small B&B - our room was fantastic!
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

My wife and I visited Sorrento for a weekend and enjoyed Casa Astarita so much we decided we'll go back next summer.

We went with 3 friends so were able to see 2 other rooms as well, every room is decorated a bit different but they are all beautiful and very colourful.

In the room you'll find everything you need and more, reading lights, large screen flat TV...etc. in addition they equipped each room with Apple TV device and iPod/iPhone station so if you want to see any of your movies, listen to your own music, etc. you can do it.

The breakfast area is shared by all the guests with a large table packed with food that kept on coming from the little kitchen, they use local ingredients (tomatoes, pitches, cheese, etc.) and will make you an excellent coffee brewed on a Stove-Top (it is a very strong coffee so if you don't like yours too strong ask for half a portion and add more milk to it).

The overall experience was great, the service was very good and the value for money was very satisfying!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Portland, Oregon
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153 reviews 153 reviews
19 hotel reviews
Reviews in 42 cities Reviews in 42 cities
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

We had a lovely room and the breakfast was lively and delicious. We really enjoyed this bed and breakfast. Very clean and quiet room. Lovely tile work in the bathroom. No reading light so if you plan to read, forget about it. Seems to be the norm in hotel rooms - no reading light. Hard if one person wakes in the middle of the night!

Downside: when you walk out onto the street you are surrounded by tourists from cruise ships and tour buses. We hated that. We enjoy being around the locals. Felt like we were back home.
It's a lovely setting but Rick Steve's surprised us when he said he loved it the most... we don't get that.

We would stay in a town like Meta next time.. then visit Sorrentto for the day or for dinner.

We would stay at this B and B again. It was nice.

Room Tip: Bring your own readying lamp.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Swindon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2012

Stayed at Casa Astarita in Sept 2012 with my wife and our little boy. We had the "Moderna" room which was perfect for us. Nice double bed with a separate mezzanine room with bed. The B&B was very clean and friendly and had a really nice atmosphere. Our room looked on to Corsa Italia, with a balcony to watch the world go by. Once the double shutters were closed on a night time there was no noticeable street noise. Breakfast was great, with fresh coffee; bread rolls; fresh fruit and cakes. Would recommend!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Monterey, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2012

I can't tell you enough how disappointed and frustrated we were with Casa Astarita's lack of any degree of professionalism and care for its patrons. We arrived and checked in with our paperwork for 3 nights (we had booked months in advance based on the information in Rick Steve's book). The next morning at breakfast we were told we only had the room for 2 nights. It did not matter at all that we had the paperwork showing that we had made the reservation. They offered to find us another room for the last night. We declined and found another one on-line. The morning we had to leave we also had booked a tour to Capri and had to leave a little after 8. Breakfast usually starts at 8 and we had planned to turn in our key, take care of the bill, and store our luggage with them until we returned that evening. The reception/dining area was not open even open at 8:15. Even though we heard voices from behind the door they would not answer our knock. We ended up having to lug our luggage to our car (a few blocks away) and leave the key with a note at the door. There was nothing about their actions that resembled professionalism and I will continue to share the details of our horrific experiences to anyone who will listen,

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2012

Sorrento is an awesome place and this B&B is just right to make the most of it. The location is great and the rooms are beautiful. Rick Steve's calls Casa Astarita a 'gem' and he is right. Don't hesitate to stay here. The hosts are just awesome, so nice and ready to help.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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31 reviews 31 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2012 via mobile

I had booked a room months in advance, received the respective confirmation and was very much looking forward to my stay at the Casa Astarita. Two days (!) before my arrival, I received an e-mail that my reservation has been cancelled - the hotel is fully booked. Although they organized an alternative accomodation in Sorrento - I have never experienced such a poor service. What a huge disappointment. 

  • Stayed April 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Casa Astarita Bed and Breakfast

Address: Corso Italia 67, 80067 Sorrento, Italy
Location: Italy > Campania > Province of Naples > Sorrento
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #39 of 93 B&Bs / Inns in Sorrento
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 9
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