We stayed at the Ascot from 7th to 14th May 2013.
The location of the hotel is excellent if you want to walk to the the main square(10 minutes) or to the beautiful shops and restaurants of The Drains(5 minutes). Marina Grande can be accessed by some steps at the side of the hospital. It's about a 15 minute walk down and I recommend you get the mini bus back up. Tickets for this can be bought at the small supermarket at the marina. Trust me, it will save your legs.
There is a small supermarket about 20 m to the left of the hotel and several shops immediately to the right. A special mention must go to A Bite of Italy which is on the first corner, walking towards the square. The family who own it go out of their way to help you. They sell everything from fine wines to delicious freshly made sandwiches all at reasonable prices.
The downside of the location is that it's on a really busy road with lots of passing traffic but if you go prepared with ear plugs like I did, it won't bother you at all!
The rooms are very yellow and are in need of a makeover, especially the bathrooms and the hair dryer but it has to be said, they were spotless and were cleaned every day. I will post a pic of the hair dryer so you can see what I mean. We found the bed very comfortable and there was adequate storage. The tv is from the 1970s and only has one English speaking channel, CNN News so we used the WIFI to keep us entertained. This really is hit and miss but considering its free and worked some of the time was good enough for us.
We were lucky enough to get a room on the 4th floor with a terrace and a great view. Most of the rooms only have a Juliet style balcony. There is a fridge in the room which was also an added bonus.
The hotel has a reasonably sized pool with a jacuzzi at one end. We only went in once as it was still quite cold due to the time of year. The seating area in the garden is lovely if you want a drink from the bar and there is also a sunbathing terrace on the roof.
The restaurant is in the a basement. Breakfast consists of croissants, coffee, cooked meats etc. There is a "toaster" but I wouldn't bother. You have to put the bread through twice and by the time it has any colour at all, it is so hard it will break your teeth. Breakfast is adequate though and all the staff in there were extremely polite and helpful.
The evening meal consists of a choice of 3 starters, 3 mains and 3 desserts. We had the meal about 4 times and although the quality of food was good, we found the choice very limited. It usually consisted of soup, a pasta dish and a veal or pork dish every night.
On the whole we found this hotel great value for money.Staying in a hotel so close to the main square is very expensive and this hotel certainly allows people on a budget to enjoy the experience without having to pay an extortionate amount of money.We would definitely recommend it. So much so that I am in the process of looking for the best deal to stay here again next year.
- Also Known As:
- Hotel Ascot Sorrento
- Ascot Hotel Sorrento
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