We have just returned from a very enjoyable week in Sorrento. The Hotel Ascot is situated centrally and proved to be a very good location for sightseeing. It is a short walk to the main square with plenty of shops and restaurants. The bus station and train station are about 15 minutes away from where you can buy a one day bus ticket (7 Euros) and catch the bus to Postiano and Amalfi, taking in the Amalfi drive, which is stunning (no need to pay for expensive trips with the holiday companies). It is also possible to travel to Naples and Pompei cheaply on the train.
The port is about 20 minutues away where boats go to Capri regularly (30 Euros) and Ischia (35 to 40 Euros, depending on the day). It is a steep walk down to the harbour and a lot of steps coming back up, but there is a cliff lift (1 Euro). I would recommend Ischia, even though there is a only one boat a day. Ischia is like an Island paradise - just beautiful. Buses CS and CD run around the Island every half hour and there are some fantastic views to be had.
Onto the hotel itself we were very lucky in getting a balcony on the top floor at the back of the hotel. It is quieter at the back of the hotel and the balcony was private and large with sun loungers and tables and chairs. There is a stunning view of the cliffs and the sea. All the balconies on the top floor are large. The room we had, room 502, is much requested according to the hotel receptionist and it wasn't hard to see why. The balconies on the other floors are not as large, but there is a very big roof terrace for anyone to use. There is also a good garden terrace on the ground floor, with shaded areas, and it was always easy to be served with a drink. The staff were friendly and professional. The rooms were cleaned every day and the towels changed daily. The food is good, although not exceptional, but this is a 3 star hotel and very good value for money. The decor was good and the hotel was always spotless.
The only negative I can think of is that the pool is small, but we knew that before going and the purpose of the trip was to get out and about and tour the area. There is a wi fi hot spot in the lounge and it is expensive to use, but this is common of most hotels which charge for the internet. Some of the snack bars in Sorrento provide free wi fi (if you have a laptop, Ipad, Ipod touch etc with you, so it is worth seeking them out to save money.
Overall, I would recommend this hotel to anyone wanting a good, central location. We would definately use this hotel again.
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