Mixed review of Villa Roma A review of Villa Roma Resort and Conference Center
My family spent 4 nights at Villa Roma over President's Weekend.
Initial impression on arrival was not great: teenage staff, shabby musty room, fellow guests straight out of a Sopranos episode. But I must say it grew on me. My two kids, ages 4 and 8, had a blast. They went skiing, snow tubing, mini-snowmobiling, bowled and swimming; played bocce and shuffleboard; attended shows, arts & crafts and the kids club. No problems with any of the activities that other reviewers have mentioned. The dining room is cruise-ship style: assigned seats at group tables you share with strangers. Luckily our strangers quickly became friends, and so did our kids, which really made the weekend for us. Negotiate with the maitre d for a good table. We were parked right in the main aisle and a waitress actually asked me to move my head so she could pass with a tray. The waitstaff is inexperienced and sometimes the food was slow in coming, but it was generally pretty good for an all-inclusive, with a variety of choices both Italian and continental, and kids selections as well. Alcohol is not included. We learned from our tablemates that some rooms have been renovated and you can get one if you reject the first room they offer and insist. There are also timeshare units, mostly outside the main building. Bring your own soft drinks etc and ask for a mini-fridge. The skiing is good for advanced beginners (no real first-timers bunny slope) up to intermediate. Pretty convenient and no lift lines, but only two lifts and four runs. If you plan to be up at the ski chalet for lunch, ask the maitre d for a lunch voucher before leaving the hotel, or you'll have to pay. The instructors are mostly high school kids; if you go midweek ask for Janet. Looked like it would be fun in summer, too.
Don't go with high expectations, just to relax and have fun with your kids.