We spent a wonderful week in the Rosa apartment. It was perfect for a couple. A large studio that had everything we needed. A place to cook, eat, read, sit outside and enjoy the garden. A special place where you feel at home and can imagine a long stay. Pasquale couldn't be more helpful. He makes Sorrento a special place to stay and seems to anticipate your needs. Lemons would appear on my table, a sprig of parsley from the garden, directions to the best fish monger, etc. The farm up the street for milk, cheese, olive oil, vegetables is highly recommended.
The location was perfect. Yes, its a bit of a walk uphill but it was nice to be in a quiet area, walk the Roman roads home, and have sweeping views of the city. We are 60ish and in average shape so it is not a big deal unless you have health issues or small children.
Transportation to Amalfi coast sites is great. I would recommend visiting Amalfi off season. It is a tourist haven and even in October it was crowded with tour buses and cruise ships, but I have a low tolerance for crowds. If you are exploring the area with a car I wouldn't recommend this place. Parking is a wide spot in the road down the hill a ways and all the cars are scraped on the sides. The roads are very narrow.More