A Mixed Bag A review of Villa Roma Resort and Conference Center
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.
The hotel is in good shape and clean. The lobby is bright and spacious,with comfortable couches and chairs for reading, chatting, or people watching.
The corridors leading to the rooms are austere and lack eye appeal, however (brown rug, tan walls). We found our room to be comfortable and the mattresses quite conducive to sleep. Water pressure and temp in the shower was terrific and it was convenient to have an outer sink.
The food was tasty and there was always some choices for everyone. The salads, prepared with fresh greens and homemade dressings, along with the pastas were the best bets. You eat family style at the Villa Roma and share a table with other families. This worked well for us as all were congenial.
We all took advtantage of the large indoor pool. Kudos to the Villa Roma for employing certified lifeguards!
My one problem with this resort is that I was lead to believe there would be many, varied activities for kids that weekend. In fact, there was an extra charge for several and those that were included were of quick duration and not always well organized. For example, the egg hunt was chaos as was the cooking decorating activity. In addition, the hotel frequently seemed to be "pushing" purchases of beanie babies, perfumes, photos, etc. as evidenced by the announcements at meals.
We rather enjoyed our weekend at Villa Roma, but because of the distance and lack of substantive kids' activities would probably not return again in the near future.