In the heart of Sorrento on the Corso Italia, Casa Astarita is as central as it gets, halfway between the port and the train station and slap-bang in the middle of shopping central.
Created by the designer behind La Minervetta, Marco De Luca, the decor of Casa Astarita is clean and modern with an antique chair or table here and there. Each of the six rooms is different but all feature Mediterranean colours (you can choose between the cooler sea-inspired blue and white palette or the warmer sun-inspired red and yellow palette, or something in between) boosted by beautiful floor tiles (or parquet) and modern artworks.
Bathrooms have the same tiles as the bedrooms and all have showers and/or baths. Some of the rooms also have a little balcony and, for those travelling in a group, the Moderna has an upstairs room (with a steep flight of stairs, it should be noted). Not all of the rooms are sound-proofed so, if you're a light sleeper, choose a room at the back of the house.
The communal area, where breakfast is served, has a feature fireplace that is decorated with gorgeous brightly-coloured tiles (and covered in books if you fancy a quick read).
Eating and drinking
Grandmother's Breakfast Room (as it's known) is right beside a little kitchen where a fridge holds soft drinks and where guests can also keep their own foodstuffs.
The owners are very helpful and will give you all the help and advice you might need on travel plans, buying tickets, eating out and so forth.
Who stays there
Those on a budget, young travellers and anyone looking for clean, no-frills accommodation in a friendly, family-run house.
The price includes daily cleaning (and breakfast, of course).
- Backpackers / Students
- Families with teenagers
- First-time travellers
- Seasoned travellers
- No fuss
Pros & Cons
- Central location
- Can be noisy