I booked a one-bedroom holiday apartment online at fairly short notice. I was looking for somewhere affordable and central, with cooking facilities, and Sorrento Apartments was just about the cheapest option - and it had good reviews from past guests. I booked four nights at a total cost of €293 (€73 per night).
The apartment building has a cafe-bar on the ground floor run by the same management, and there's a reception desk inside at the back. This is a convenient arrangement for guests as it means there's almost always someone around to offer maps, advice, refreshments or a chat. When you arrive, look out for the name Sorrento Apartments on the wall to help identify the building (see bottom photograph).
My flat was on the first floor, accessed by stairs or lift. The window looked out over another building, with extractor fans in its wall.These were sometimes audible, and didn't provide the nicest of outlooks.
The street at the front of the apartment building is one of Sorrento's pedestrian lanes which can get busy at night, and several restaurants and bars had outdoor tables. I used earplugs to mute the background noise, which quietened fairly early, but might be more of a disturbance in the summer months.
Although the flats feel like self-contained holiday homes, they're actually serviced, which was a nice bonus. A cleaner came each day to give a quick clean and provide fresh towels.
The flat was absolutely fine as an affordable and practical base. I found it a bit disappointing at first, probably because the decor was a bit drab and tired, and I was rather spoiled after a couple of nights in the 5-star Grand Hotel La Favorita around the corner. But I settled in, and I liked having a retreat from the tourist scene and an alternative to eating out every night.
I think Sorrento Apartments offer a good practical place to stay in the town centre, and my stay was good value for money. Although the flat was simple, this was reflected in the price; it was cheaper than most other places when I booked. You can get a bit cooped up in a flat but at least you have the open space and views of the Villa Comunale park very close at hand, and a good choice of bars, restaurants etc. nearby. The location is pretty much ideal for sight-seeing and enjoying what the centre of Sorrento has to offer. I'd recommend the flats if you're looking for an independent stay, a cheaper option, or a practical family base. There are a range of flats on offer, including flats with balconies and flats sleeping up to four guests.
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