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... salon. We stopped to get Phillip a hair cut, his first paid hair cut in over14 years. The hair salon was alongside a church and as we were leaving, a wedding was beginning, so we stopped and watched the bride arrive. We walked further to the train station, picking up some tourist brochures for activities on the way. Dinner included bruschetta, lasagna and apple pie with ice ...
... jetted over to Prague for a couple of days to ourselves to reflect on our trip. What was meant to be a romantic couple of days was unfortunately a bit interrupted by poor Greg who may have overdone it on the Italian food and wasn’t feeling his best. With a stop in London to see our friends Nathaniel and Julia, then a final stop in Dublin to see more friends there, we are on our way home as this epic adventure comes to an end.
It’s a mix of emotions ...
... and a drink. Since there was 3 hotels worth of tourists present I figured I could use this time to write my email complaint about the hotel/food and check in in the world as there would be no chance to speak to the rep. Email sent! Let's see what happens. I also took this opportunity to book our train tickets to Rome, although this turned into a mini disaster. I booked what looked like a great deal (as always) but it turns out you book and then they later confirm if these tickets ...
... hand over an ID and we set off exploring the old city. The headsets and map didn't make much sense and it was a bit frustrating so we finished up but we lost the other girl inside the ruins. We waited for an hour out the front, but she still hadn't returned and we couldn't get our id back without her haha it was a bit of a mistake!!! Sorrento was a great base to go exploring and was a really nice town. We found some nice places to eat and we relaxed by the ...
... in a quiet ristorante before we decanted out backpacks from our cases (only allowed one piece of carry-on luggage on Easy Jet...and they are absolutely strict about it) and got a ticket to Brescia. This trip takes one to one and a half hours. To get to Paderno Franciacorta, you actually have to queue to buy a ticket at a counter as there is no machine available for this branch line at Brescia. How can it take so long to sell someone a ticket?!! ...
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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 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.
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.
Stayed here in May, thankfully for only 3 nights.
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.
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.
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.
We stayed at the Hoel Ascot for a long weekend booked though a tour operator.
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.