I judge hotels on how clean they are and how friendly. This hotel is immaculate. I felt at home the moment I entered my allotted room. Very clean. Massimo collected me in the shuttle bus from the drop off point and took my case right to my room. He refused a tip which I found really refreshing. Sweet man. Bit disconcerting being told your check out time on arrival but maybe they think you will not ask. This is such a small hotel that they know your room number before you ask for the key. I had read some bad comments about the breakfast at the hotel. Cannot understand this unless you expect an English breakfast. I have travelled extensively in Italy and what we received was the usual: breakfast cereals, boiled eggs, different cooked breakfast each morning, fresh fruit, cakes, toast, yogurts,croissants, meats. What more do you need? Valentina is a star member of staff who works so hard keeping all the items stocked on the breakfast buffet, tidying up and still a lovely smile for the patrons.
The night porter was another lovely member of staff and always happy to see you. Really sorry he was not working the last night as I wanted to say thank you. Hope his Roma team do well this year.
The location of this hotel is ideal. Just a short walk to the ferry and centre of town. I would advise a garden room as the street can be noisey on a night time. The garden is very clean but gets little sun and needs some citronella candles for the insects.
I found it inconvenient not having anywhere to sit out and sunbathe until a guest told me about the sister hotel Ascot where you could use their pool. I thought this should have been something the staff informed you about. Unfortunately the site of the building means the sun disappears at 2pm so just a short day by the pool. But it is free. The small balcony at the Astoria had the same issue.
If you are out on tours all day it will make no difference to you.
My only issue with this hotel was they had no courtesy room on the last day. I had to check out at 10am and had no where to change before my pick up at 5pm. Meaning I had to take a clothes change to a local restaurant to prepare for my flight. This made the last day a little awkward.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Hotel Astoria is in the heart of the historical centre of Sorrento, just a few minutes walk from the main square, the port and the railway station and is surrounded by narrow, cobbled streets, unique to this old part of town which is the hub of everyday activity here. The friendly atmosphere, courteous staff and a long family tradition in hospitality combine to make your stay at the Hotel Astoria enjoyable and memorable. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Astoria Hotel Sorrento