Villa Roma Resort and Conference Center
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... that I haven't really been bothered to try out, like horse back, sailing, and (a particular favourite of mine) trains and rocketry. With only two weeks left I am actually beginning to get quite sentimental about French Woods and all of my friends here. Knowing how terrible I am at goodbyes, I feel like the end of camp is going to be pretty hard, since a lot of my closest friends here live abroad. Having said that, I have faith that I will stay in touch with most of them ...
... had closed at 6 pm so were closed by the time I got to them. I did enjoy exploring a new route - I was surprised that rt 30 ran along a river - the Delaware - for a good part of the way at first. The highway passes Gilboa, Blenheim and the big dam on the Schoharie. Then I was in the familiar Schoharie valley and began to go through some of the towns I knew: Middleburgh, Scholarie, and finally Duanesburg and then back home to good old Schenectady.
Breakfast at the Cafe a traditional US Style with lots if pick up trucks out front. Then back to camp for a personal tour led by Mr Ethan. And the family. We then headed off to lake whatever via Walmart where we got groceries for a picnic lunch. Had two great hours with a new speedboat on the lake, that was a bit choppy. Back to camp for coffee with Stephanie and to meet Allan Smith owner. Lots of little chipmunks scurrying around. Dinner out with Troy and ...
... queue at immigration and also for car. Finger prints and photos plus grilling at immigration and burecratic obsession here is even worse than Australia. Arrived at Troy's tired and headachy after traffic and road closures. Lovely to see him. Nice house, quick shower and headed to camp. Lousy roads and lots of traffic. Pizza in Honesdale met Stephanie and the boys. Very nice. Then off to camp to meet Gene and then to stay in the Health Centre, single rooms. Very tired ...
... Liz, both 25. The next week was filled with meetings, lectures and bonding activities for the 500 staff before the kids arrived, such as sing alongs and massive games. I spent most of my time with Melaina and Liv, having the best time with everyone during the day and usually wading round the lake or to our friend Jonny's house in the evenings. It was a really great week with amazing weather, and it was exciting meeting so many new and talented people. The ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Villa Roma Resort and Conference Center Callicoon
I went to Villa Roma with my two daughters for an Easter weekend getaway. For the most part, the value was good: I was charged just 1.5 as a "single", my older daughter paid the children's rate, and my younger one was free as this was a special.
I found The Villa Roma to be so dirty and run down. Every place we went in the resort grossed us out. The rooms were dirty, the utensils were dirty. Carpets old and dirty. My daughter threw up one night and when I told the maid to clean the room thoughly, she was in and out in 15 minutes. We were leaving which meant someone else was going to be in that room that was not properly cleaned after someone was ill in it all night. THE FOOD WAS HORRIBLE. The service in the dining room was bad, no blame on the waiters, I think they were short staffed. The best part was the kid's activities. We only stayed one night but the kids had a ball with the easter activities. The credit must go to the activities director, Heather who worked so hard to give these kids a fun time. She is way to good for that place.
I wouldn't recommend this resort....I personally didn't like it....the only good thing about this place was the maids came everyday to change the linens. other then that..lots to do if you are 80 years old..it is more geared to the seniors...nothing for miles and miles...they want you to reserve your dinners and breakfast on day of arrival..not sure how one can think about that as soon as they check in...and if you change your mind, well you will still be tagged for not showing up., or if you change your mind to go to breakfast/dinner...good luck they won't let you dine ..becasue they are full...?????? the brunches have to be reserved..that is becasue they don't want to run it all morning and let people come and go all morning like most places..they have set times and that is it...our unit was dirty with other peoples hair all on the floor in the bathroom, couch was dirty and reaked of smoke.. you couldn't sit on the balcony becasue of the massive spider webs and dirt. says full kitchen..NOT the oven didn't work properly, had to ask for more dishwashing soap, they only supplied for two day....tried to have an afternoon nap and awoke to someone opening the door yelling that is was "maintance"..while i was in my underware, and no one seemed to understand why they would want to come into our unit????? not a great experience
Spent the 2004 Laborday Weekend at the Villa Roma. I was there exactly 5 years ago and they have since upgraded in a few areas. My wife and 5 yr old reserved a deluxe room in the main hotel. If you reserve a 1 bedroom suite, yo uwill have a longer walk from the lobby. Our room was comfortable and has been renovated from the last time we were here. The bathrooms are definately better. The kiddie pool with the water slide is new and the water was heated so that was great considering the mild summer we have had in NY.
I've been going to Villa Roma since 1983. My grandparents had timesharing, then my parents took that over, and then my sister and i ended up owning it! The staff is great...everyone of them, from the dining room to the night club, to the front desk, to houskeeping! They only had one pool when we first went there back in the day, and now they have like three or four pools!! i can't believe how big it's gotten! and when we first went there..our timeshare was in the main building and the other ones up the hill was ALL grass! there weren't so many condo's as there are now, so you know the place is great! The summer band there, Synergy, who played there was awesome! My best friend met one of the guys in that band there, but he's not there anymore, but they're married now for 3 years! The Food is excellent!
My family spent 4 nights at Villa Roma over President's Weekend.
just returned from a 4 day trip whcih included new years eve. the mresort mism very big and clean. the food is less than gourment but not bad at all.\night time was difficult especially nye. the children were not allowed in them night club until 11:50 . they had different parties for different age groups. they were not supervised or organized. the teen party had cd's playing on a horrible sound sysytem. no one checked to keep younger kids out. our party had small kids that went to a pj party that nite. no one checked to see who was signing the kids out they were just releasing them.At 11;50 the entrance was jammed in the nite club with kids looking to find parents and visa versa. it was a dangerous scary scene.New Year day evening there was a show and kids could come if you wanted OR there was a bowling tournament for them. our kids went bowling. it was unorganized there were 50 kids signed up and at first only three lanes opened. they eventually opened more . we paid for shoes and for them to bowl but there were no shoes for them to rent so they bowled in sneakers. kids that can to the nite club had no seats and were sitting on parents laps.
When we all arrived that was 31 of us there was no one at the bus to direct any and all as to what they wanted to do. The reps went inside to the desk and then we went in also to see what was up, the reps handed us our key cards and off we went. Villa Roma said the meals were of gourmet (NOT), alot of the food was spicey. Truly, the only place I found great was "Marty's" lounge. At no point did I (and only my opion) find the food gourmet. This is not a place I would come back to even if they paid for it. There is nothing around and if there was you would need a car. The best part was leaving to go home. My wife and I figured it out that for the amount of money we paid we could have gone to Cesar's Place and had real good fun. No more, bad mouthing. Go somewhere else. Check this place out, dont be afraid to ask questions. See the rooms first. There are major differences. They have an indoor pool we did not use it, that is our only fault that we didnt. Bye Bye, So Long, The End.
Best in n.y.
was there labor day week of 2003 and been there for 3daysers 1st class ,rooms,pools,food,better then all of above are the staff,did not have any negitive experiances,we are going back in 2003in aug(if all goes well).