We have enjoyed the calm and familial atmosphere in the il sole del sodo after an disastrous trip from Rome (terrible traffic). The pool is really one of the highlights, very clean, nice view. Though you can hear the cars on the street near the hotel, it didn't bother us. Silvia welcomed us very heartily. That's true, that children and dogs (very cute :)) are running on the court. I think either you like it or not. We didn't matter. You can order a dinner menu in the evening, Silvia prepared it, very tasty and good price. The position of the hotel is perfect, near to Cortona, Arezzo. Montalcino, Sienna within reach by car. We stayed in an appartement, which was furnished in a rustical style. IT's also a matter of taste, because it's not modern and smells a tad old. But the room was clean, enough space. Beautiful court with garden in front of the hotel.
We enjoyed our stay.
The windows of the appartement were small, so it was always dark in the bedroom. It doesn't look so on the pictures on booking.com. On rainy days you feel sleepy all the time.
Difficult to find with navigation. Localita il sodo doesn't exist and you have to use coordinates. Our navigation send us in a field. Better to have a map in addition.