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Happy Village & Camping
Ranked #687 of 1,121 Speciality Lodging in Rome
West Midlands, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
58 reviews
13 hotel reviews
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“Literally the worst place in every aspect, please read and avoid, tips to make the best of a bad situation included!!!”
Reviewed 7 August 2014

I really don't know where to start, when we arrived there was an American couple at reception having a heated argument about towels saying they were going to sue, one of the staff (a man) was laughing whilst the American was getting irate. The next day another couple were complaining they had mould in their fridge.

Our tiny portakabin (which they call a bungalow) home had no air con or fridge, our shower ran cold for 2 days and then was fixed the day we told them to be fair. My boyfriend sat on his bed and it broke, we found a slug in our sink, red ants were rife, the curtain fell down & the toilet leaked all over the floor. We complained about the above and got moved twice but in the end gave up when the bed broke again. The older woman at reception has a face like a smacked bottom and it seemed such and effort for her to listen to our complaints!!! The music at the pool and the restaurant is cheesy and on a loop, not traditional Italian or up to date music.

Happy Village charge 70 euros if you want a transfer back to the airport, 40/50 tops is the going rate but they have a captive audience.

The restaurant that is linked to Happy Village is called Morabezza, very overpriced 4 euros for half a lager. We had a meal for 3, with 1 portion of chips, 1 salad and a coke each without dessert this came to 45 euros. You don't get shown to a table, find your own! You don't get brought a menu, ask for one! On the whole the service is appalling and the staff albeit nice are half-soaked and unattentive.

Ok here are the good points, the pools are lovely and very clean, the lasagne & pizza in the restaurant are delicious & there is a free minibus that runs into town every hour or so,

Tips,
The Trevi Fountain is currently closed, it has been drained to be renovated, all of the museums in Rome are free the first Sunday of the month, ie National Museum, Colosseum etc.

Take your own towels, you don't get fresh ones unless you pay, rooms don't get cleaned unless you pay. Take a swimming cap, you cannot use the pool without one, the pool closes at 7.30pm, wifi is 4 euros but mainly only works in the restaurant, take your own toilet roll, buy a daily/weekly metro/bus pass it's a bargain. To get to the campsite head for Prima Porta on the metro, the campsite minibus stop is just outside. If you want more detailed directions or minibus pickup times please message me.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
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Measham, England, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 5 August 2014

Booked for two weeks and a reasonable price. We had booked a bungalow for 2 weeks, we where disappointed when we opened the bungalow, but it was clean. The main let downs, no facilities to cook with at the bungalow, no cleaning done throughout our stay, as we found out you needed to pay for this. The shuttle to the nearest metro station was great and ran often enough to get into Rome and was only 20 minutes out of the centre.
Food at the restaurant was good enough, more options would of been good though.
The pool was great and clean, apart from having to wear a swimming cap if you wished to swim in the pool.
Overall it was basic and if you want to save money i would recommend you upgrade so you have cooking facilities. If you want to use it as just a base and travel around then its perfect.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2014 via mobile

Just returned from a week at The Happy Village and can't speak highly enough of it. Situated in a lovely bit of countryside, we booked a transfer for ease via suntransfers.com at £40.

We rented a bungalow/chalet for two adults and one child, we had a double room, bathroom and bedroom that would sleep three. It was basic but clean and comfortable giving us a great base to explore rome from whilst providing the option to relax away from the city's hustle bustle at the lovely pool and restaurant. Next time I think we'd opt for the more expensive option simply to have access to a kitchen and lounge area.

If you go expecting a 4* spa you'll return disappointed. Let's be honest, this is basic accommodation but they do it so well.

Cannot speak highly enough of the staff, very friendly and happy to do anything to make your stay a good one. The mini bus to the local train station to Rome is a great touch and runs until around 10pm, it was never late and reception will provide you with a timetable on arrival for all your transport needs.

Food at the restaurant is decent, basic Italian stuff and fairly priced with good service. You might need some entertainment for any young children as there is only so far table tennis goes! The pool is lovely and clean, never too busy and a day on the sun lounger shaded by a parasol is a great reward after traipsing around Rome.

Thanks to everyone at The Happy Village for making our week as good as it was, we'd certainly return to stay once again!

Stayed July 2014
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 19 July 2014

We booked a chalet for two and requested a small bed for our three yr old daughter. We were given a double bed which the three of s would share. The general cleanliness of the chalet was fine however it was never serviced during the four days we were there meaning we bought our own toilet roll etc. also the duvet never had a sheet with it which isn't the best either. The facilities were quite good with the pool being the highlight although it also was unclean throughout the day and the lifeguard did very little apart from remind people to wear their swimming caps.

Although this is a camping village you would expect the service to be a lot better as the restaurant is also a public restaurant. We travelled from riccione in the east and found the cleanliness and service there far superior than that in the Rome region. I would imagine that the facilities would be OK for a camping holiday but nothing more.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 18 June 2014

We chose this site because it was nearer to Rome where we wanted to visit. The site itself was lovely with pristine facilities. We were situated on the same level as the restaurant and bar which was unfortunate. There was a birthday party on for some young child which was terribly loud and went on very late. The noise was deafening and the poor gentleman who was doing the entertaining hadn't a note in his head bless him. I wouldn't mind the music was lovely but the piano was out of tune and he was too. If you plan on staying here take a pitch on the lower level outside the entrance if you can, they are bigger and away from the noise of the bar. They ran a minibus for free into the Metro which was nice.

Room Tip: Stay away from the bar area it's too noisy.
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Berlin, Germany
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 April 2014 via mobile

My friend booked this place through expedia and because of some issues with his card the reservation was cancelled. Although the lady saw that on the computer she wouldn't honor our reserved rate and because we arrived on the last shuttle we had to stay there for a night that was not worth the price. The wifi is 4 euros for 2 hours and it may or may not work regardless if your in the wifi area or not! Restaurant does not allow you to bring any outside drinks or food! Last shuttle is at 9:30 so you have to be back from the city relatively early!!!

Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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Manchester, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2014

The site was miles away from the train station with a shuttle bus running at 8.30am, 10.30am then 5.30pm, 7.30pm & 9.30pm if you don't make them you are stuck. Local bus ends at 7pm. The staff were very unhelpful. The website claims to sell tickets for travel and visits but they don't. The superior bungalow was filthy, not equipped properly, the lights didn't work. The swimming pool was filthy, the shop had nothing. My children hated the place. Would never go there again.

  • Stayed April 2014
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Property: Happy Village & Camping
Address: Via del Prato della Corte 1915, 00123 Rome, Italy
Region: Italy > Lazio > Rome
Amenities:
Free Parking Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #687 of 1,121 Speciality Lodging in Rome
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Happy Village & Camping 3*
Number of rooms: 72
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Free Shuttle Bus from Happy Camping to the nearby Metro station of Prima Porta, which allows to reach the old city center (Piazzale Flaminio) in just 18 minutes. Completely new bungalow with or without bathroom with or without kitchen. All with small private garden. Swimming pool for adults with fully equipped solarium + supervised swimming pool for children (open from May to September). Bar with porch and T.V. room, market, pizzeria and panoramic restaurant. ... more   less 
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