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... started, ordering vanilla, strawberry, caramel, lemon and choc mint (we may have overdone it), then we got on our tour bus. The bus took us along the edge of the cliffs on an extremely windy road, making me motion sick in the process. We got off the bus in Amalfi, intending to go to the beach but we were less than impressed by the beaches. It turns out very little of the coast meets the sea, most of it being cliffs, and so the beaches tended to be ...
... enabled us to see the beautiful seaside towns of the coast from a different perspective and we the boys were excited to sail on a body of water with so much history. We were looking at the same cliffs and settlements that Turkish pirates, Greeks, Romans, Napoleon and others had looked upon.
When we arrived at Pompeii we were met by a guide who spend approximately 3 hours bringing us through the town. I think that ...
... it was time for bed.
Today was our first full day in Sorrento and now that we've gotten a chance to walk around, my impression of this town just gets better and better. Today we spent sometime getting to know this little town by walking through all the numerous small streets and enjoying the views of the cliffs. We intentionally kept things mellow today just to get our bearings. I'm sure there is more to enjoy of this area before the week is over.
... paid and made a run for it. We were seconds late.
Thats just what we needed we were so unhappy and I had a massive headed ache so all I wanted to do was to get into bed. We tired waiting for a bus but it wasn't coming until 11pm so we had 2 hours to wait. We tried waiting but my head ache got worse and worse so I was getting grumpy. Luckily Niomi was there to help once again.
We took a short walk to a near by hotel and got them to ring ...
... Euros. He turned towards Tony “Dieci” . Now he wanted 10 from each of us. Tony looked at him with a firm “no” & a look that said “Don’t push your luck Buddy!” He got it, smiled & walked away.
We barely got on the train as it was so crowded. It was standing room only & we were stuffed like sardines. As soon as the train left we looked up at the ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Ascot Sorrento
I loved the Ascot hotel because the staff change everything to your likings. For example if I didn't like the food on the Menu I could ask for plain pasta. Also the staff were delightful to be around the waiters helped me with my Italian and they talked to us about our day. So all in all a really good stay and I hope I will come back soon!
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Ascot Sorrento
We didn't want to leave.
We have just returned from our two week stay in Sorrento. We booked an allocation on arrival holiday and were allocated the Hotel Ascot which is very central in the town.
The hotel is family run and we found the staff to be very helpful and friendly.
The hotel rooms were spacious and very clean and were cleaned daily. Most rooms had a balcony and you can have air conditioning but this is at an extra cost paid locally. We had a room over looking the main road which is quite noisy........this is the only negative thing about the hotel that we found but it was also during Italy's way to winning the World Cup. We tended to get used to this as the holiday went on.
The dining room was very welcoming as were the waiters. Roberto is the head waiter and was always pleasant and ensuring that the food was OK for us which they always were. We had no problems with the food. In fact it was the best pasta and calimari I have ever had and I have eaten quite a bit in my time abroad. Evening meals were a choice from two starters, two main courses and two sweets and if there was nothing that you fancied they would always provide something else. Drinks were good value aswell.
There was a bar in the hotel which also had a very friendly atmosphere with Claudio serving the drinks. Try the Limoncello! You can also order lunchime meals and eat on the patio area.
The pool area is on the small side with a whirlpool at one end but definately adequate for the amount of people in the hotel. No problems getting a sun bed.
Sorrento itself is such a special place but not the place to go if you want a good beach. There are no disco's, no karaoke bars and no british restaurants. Apart from that you will find some spectacular scenery and I advise you to visit the Foreigners Club. This has a large patio area with great views along the coast and across the Bay of Naples and to Vesuvius. There is one British pub and one Irish pub, both run by italians but these are good for people watching.
Getting out and about is so easy. We went to Pompei on the train which was cheap, aswell as getting the local bus to Amalfi. What a coastline. Take your camera!
We caught the Hydrofoil to Capri which takes 20 minutes. Capri is well worth a visit but it can be expensive once you are there.
We only booked one excursion with the tour operator which was to Rome. It was a journey of 4 hours each way but worth it. With only one day there we found that we would need to go back to see it properly. We saw the Vatican City which was awsome and the Colusseum. There was a lot of graffiti in Rome especially on the outskirts.
We would advise anyone to go to this area of Italy and the Hotel Ascot. I know that we can't wait to go back and were very unhappy to leave. We were told it would be expensive which we didn't feel that was the case generally. Book Sorrento, enjoy it and we're sure you'll go back. Cioa!
Enjoyed my stay at Hotel Ascot
My girlfriend and I recently spent 1 week in this hotel. We were very pleased with our selection. I would describe the hotel as clean, with very friendly and efficient staff. We were on a B&B basis. Breakfast was nice but repetitive but certainly filling. The pool is deceptively comfortable. It is in an excellent location relative to the town centre. I will recommended this hotel to my friends. It is good value for money. I did have a bad experience in a different/ separate restaurant across the road as I was overcharged.
Would not recommend this hotel.
Stayed here in May, thankfully for only 3 nights.
We were very dissapointed with this hotel, and left feeling exhausted and unrested, not a nice end to our holiday. When we arrived at the hotel, we were impressed with the location of the hotel, which if I am honest, is the only good thing about it. The reception area and bar are quite pleasant, and to their credit are kept spotless.
We were shown to our room by one of the reception staff. Upon first impression it appeared fine, decor ok, decent size, plenty of storage etc. However, upon a closer inspection it was disgusting. Because the room was on the ground floor, it never got any sunlight, hence it was dark and damp. The balcony was next to a door that lead to the corridor, so was constantly being accesed, which meant that there was constant peering from people walking to and fro. Indeed, whichever room you chose, were you to sit on the balcony, had very little privacy, as it is all so claustrophobic and cramped.
There was a musty smell about the room, and a strategically placed chair, positioned on a wall to cover a huge damp patch!
Dont even think of washing any smalls or drying any towels on the balcony, ours were still wet when we went to check out! The worst thing though was the feeling of getting into a damp feeling bed, and then putting on clothes, which despite being hung in the wardrobe felt damp and horrible. We are not the sort of people to spend our whole holiday in the hotel, but we genuinely dreaded returning to it.
There were other problems too..... The traffic noise was horrendous, especially on a night, with it being quite close to the main road, motorbike noise is constant. The walls also, are paper thin. We could hear the people in the next room flusing the toilet, and the gentleman snoring, so loud I thought he must have sneaked into our room! The maids come around really early on a morning, and are the noisiest we have ever heard, although with the walls being so thing, a whisper would probably sound like a shout.
Honestly though, the location is about the only good thing to say about this hotel.
The hotel is not up to standard, and when we complained, the staff were just not intrerested. It has a total "Brits abroad" type feel to it, which just added to the overal tackiness of it. I guess you get what you pay for.
Next time, I would stay in Sant Agnello, where you can get a good nights sleep at least, and is better value for money.
There would be nothing to tempt me back to Ascot, and unless you want a sleepless holiday, and damp wardrobe I would advise against it!
Oh, if you are determined to go, avoid the overpriced trips on offer, they are ridiculously expensive. Go to the bus station and see the Amalfi for a couple of Euros, rather than about the 50, they were charging.
Good value hotel
Very well sighted, just outside the old town and a short walk down to the prettiest part of Sorrento, the marina grande. The hotel was clean and the public areas were very comfortable. The bar was quiet and reasonably priced. Our room was quite large and quiet inspite of being just behind the bar. Some other guests on the ground floor complained that there rooms were dark although this might be an advantage in the summer. The staff were helpful and very friendly. The food was typically Italian, well cooked and tasty, although some of the men thought that the portions were a bit small. We were there on a Thomson holiday and I would recommend this hotel as good value for money.
My husband and I stayed at the ascot recently and thought it was great value for money. A little noisy at the front but we were told to expect that. The staff couldn't have been more helpful, including the dining room staff. Nothing was too much trouble for them but one or two of the meals were not to our liking, but you have to expect that in a foreign country. Bar prices were very good in comparrison to other bars in the town. Great position for going into town or to the two marina's just a few minutes walk. Altogether a great holiday and we would recommend the hotel to anybody.
Think the standard is slipping!
Have visited this hotel in the past and have recommended it to friends, however we felt on this visit that some of the previously excellent standards had dropped. The hotel has been renovated recently and some new rooms have been added. The dining room has also been moved and now seems to cater for more guests. We felt the service in the dining room was poor - there was not the same choice of food as before and we ate out some nights as we didn't like the menu. The room we were originally given was quite obviously a single room. We were moved after 3 nights in the single room however.
On a positive note, the hotel is in an ideal location although could be a bit noisy if you have a room at the front. If you have paid for half board, you can ask for a packed lunch instead of going for dinner - we did this on several occasions when we went away for the day and planned to return quite late. The packed lunches are excellent. The staff are friendly and efficient - especially reception staff, who speak perfect English. The prices in the bar and snack bar are OK as well.
i stayed at hotel ascot for 1 week last july (2005). i think it is the perfect place to stay for a short break in sorrento. our room was basic but comfortable, the buffet breakfast was good (plenty of cereal, meat, cheeses and fruit), staff were friendly and spoke good english. the location is fantastic, just 5mins walk from the main street and square which become completely pedestrianised at night. we did not eat dinner at the hotel but with pizzas and pasta available from €4 at nearby restaurants we never felt stuck for a meal (or ice cream!). i felt the area was quite and safe; the main promenade is full of families and children (local and tourist) at night time and police are always near by. i would recommend hotel to ascot to anyone looking for a reasonably priced, good hotel in sorrento. i would definitely return next year.
Excellent short break
We stayed at the Hoel Ascot for a long weekend booked though a tour operator.
The staff were friendly and spoke excellent English.
The breakfast was basic but perfectly acceptable. The evening meals were above what you would expect for a 3* hotel. The bar staff were friendly and the drinks cheap.
The hotel is ideally located to walk into town but don't expect stunning views as it looks out onto a busy street. However there are plenty of excellent and stunning views of the bay which is not a long walk away.
The room was clean and spacious - if the temperatures are extremely hot I would recommend paying for the air con at a cost of 5 euro's per day.
The pool area was clean and whilst not huge was more than adequate for our needs.
When we return to Sorrento in the future we would have no problem staying at this hotel again.
Just love this hotel
My wife and I have stayed at the Ascot ten times in the past twenty years, and we have ALWAYS loved it. The people are so friendly, the food, accommodation, and the service are very good, and the hotel is well situated for just about everything in Sorrento. Hope to be back soon.
Charlie and Morag McWilliam, Girvan, Scotland
Just returned from staying at this hotel for one week and found it to be a great value for money hotel. The staff were all very friendly and efficient and all spoke very good english. The breakfast was a basic continental breakfast but dinner was excellent value (three courses, a mixture of traditional and local dishes). The hotel is also only a three-minute walk away from the main piazza. The rooms are basic but clean. The only downside is that the hotel is positioned on a relatively busy and therefore noisy corner but if you don't mind some noise and are looking for a reasonably priced hotel the Ascot is the hotel for you.