Via Delle Sodole 1, Pontedera, Tuscany, Italy
29.0km from Galileo Galilei Airport
31.1km from Pisa Central Station
"Less than a half hour drive or so following our arrival at Pisa Airport, Le Sodole offers a beautiful, stunning location just outside the town of Pontedora, in the hills surrounded by vineyards and fields of sunflowers. Our room, named "Merlot" (all rooms are named after wine/grapes) comfortably catered for the five of us (myself, my wife, two daughters and mum), with a double bedroom downstairs, two single beds upstairs and pull-out double sofa bed in the living area. There was a further sofa bed in a small room upstairs, but being quite cramped (low headroom) and distant from the one bathroom, we opted not to use this. Our room included a small 'kitchenette' that included double hob, fridge (with small freezer box) microwave and coffee machine. I would recommend bringing a small travel kettle for making tea however (we boiled water on the hob). The room was fully air conditioned, and this was fine throughout our stay across all areas - be warned though - do not fiddle with the settings (or at least, ask the reception staff if you're not happy). Getting the coldest setting is not necessarily intuitive, and I messed things up for our first night! Entertainment-wise, there is a TV but only in the double bedroom - with no entertainment provided in the main living room area. Internet is provided but patchy/weak, so worth popping a small portable radio or speaker into your luggage to have a bit of music available in the evenings etc. Breakfast is provided in the restaurant area, offering a lovely selection of cereals, yogurt, croissants, rolls, pastries, boiled eggs, cheese, meats and cakes, with hot drinks and juices available. Check though - our was not included in the booking, so we paid 10 Euros per adult (5 for children) each day we ate here. The restaurant is also open for dinner every night, but run independently of the hotel. The hotel pool is lovely - it may not be heated, but during our stay (August) was more than hot enough, it's also very clean and tidy, and there are changing rooms and toilets right alongside to save going up and down to your room. Our two daughters spent hours playing in the pool, and just loved it! Le Sodole is not within easy walking distance of town or any shops - so a car is rather essential - but with a car the local town of Pontedera is very close. There are restaurants, supermarkets and shops in town. There is also a very convenient railway station in town - we took direct trains to Florence, Pisa and Viareggio to sightsee during our holiday, having parked each time fairly easily just outside the station. Overall we had a lovely, relaxing stay, with good food/breakfasts, fun days out, and just stunning views and settings to enjoy when at the hotel. I would definitely recommend this hotel for anyone visiting the Tuscany area of Italy!"
"Lovely location in middle of Tuscan hills between vineyards and sunflower fields, and with a nice view of Montecastello hilltop village. Good access to Pisa (30 mins drive) and Lucca (40 mins). Very nice and relaxed swimming pool which was never too busy as the resort’s scale is pleasant. Golf is limited to a driving range, so we didn’t bother. Decent sized apartment-style rooms with a little kitchen and working airco. Good restaurant which also invited the hotel guest for an estate wine tasting. Would be better if all four the estate wines could be served by the glass in the restaurant. Very nice staff, especially sr. Paulo. Only room cleaning service could be more consistent (they skipped us some day). Great for families with elementary school kids that wish to combine a bit of the nearby culture with plenty of swimming pool time. "
"Nice hotel, spacious rooms & appartements. Good swimmingpool and restaurant. Make sure to stop by a supermarket to fill up your minibar (recommanded by the property as well strangly enough) ; no food and/or beverage available during the day. "