I Pini Family Park0.0 out of 5.0
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My family (2 adults, 3 kids aged 9, 7 and 4) had a great week at I Pini. I would certainly go back, and the accommodation (Giotto mobile home) was HALF THE PRICE of the other site near Rome (Camping Village Fabulous)! The complex itself is GREAT. The family paddling pool thing is ideal - you can read a book while the kids splash around. There are a few water slides to keep them entertained, also table tennis, mini golf, trampolining and a small play park (but the sand was too hot to explore it!) The restaurant makes fantastic pizzas so it was really lovely to pop there in the evenings and simply wander back to our accommodation. It all felt very well looked after and very safe. The Giotto home did the job very nicely. Spacious enough inside, had a good-size fridge and mini freezer. The only issue was that my eldest child fell out of his top bunk on the first night. It's quite high and he didn't want to risk it again after that, so I ended up in there and he shared with my husband! I was glad we had a hire car, as I think I might have felt a little cabin-feverish if I'd been there all day every day. We drove to Ostia Antica which was brilliant for young kids - acres of space to roam around, ruins to clamber on. A highlight of the holiday! We also drove into Rome one day which was - contrary to reports - very straightforward. We used our SatNav function on our phone and parked at Villa Borghese car park. Really easy to get there and loads of spaces (we booked in advance, but you really don't need to). 2,20 Euros per hour so not massively cheap, but it gives you the flexibility to head home when you want - instead of getting the minibus from the campsite. I can't recommend Rome enough - but that's another review! If you have a car and are a cat lover, another charming place nearby is Nazzano - approx. 10-15 mins drive. It's a small hilltop town with a little derelict castle and packed full of cats! My son had a ball making friends with them all! All in all, a fantastic week. Highly recommended (just a shame about the perilous top bunk!)
I have just returned from a 4 night stay at I Pini with my family, a party of 4 with 2 little kids aged 1 and 3. I loved the mobile home and the grounds. The large soft pool with slides was ideal for our little ones, especially my one year old (who still enjoyed the slides thoroughly with mum or dad). My 3 year old thought it was heaven on earth. The mobile home was equipped with all basics except for microwave, but I still managed very well. ( I paid €15 extra and was provided with high chair, baby bath and cot). We had the opportunity to enjoy a bbq as well. The staff were all nice and helpful, especially (I hope I'm getting the name right) Fabiana at reception. She was great with both my kids and took the time to get to know us, even though they can be extremely busy with people coming and going. Kids also loved the trampoline, and sandy playground, equipped with buckets and spades for general use, as well as the soft play area in the Games Room. I understand that since our visit was in early September some of the animation had slowed down, and the stock at the minimarket was somewhat limited. It is to be expected considering the resort would be closing its doors in a couple of weeks. We did not have our own transport, and shopping with a 3 and 1 year old is a chore in itself, so my husband rented a bike and visited the supermarket in Fiano Romano. (Could have taken the free shuttle that was available daily too). We did manage Rome as well, a coach (subject to enough visitors) is organised everyday. It leaves at circa 10:30 and returns at 19:00. The cost (€15)included the return. In our case it would not have been easy to stay a whole day with the little ones in tow in Rome, so reception kindly explained our other options and we made it back by 5. We overheard the nightly show from our mobile home while kids were peacefully asleep, it would have been nice to join in, but my kids sleep at around the time it started so had to miss it. Sounded like fun for all! So basically the limitations I found at I Pini were mostly due to us having travelled with very young kids. I think older kids would enjoy it even more and older kids allow for flexibility. I should also mention the easy airport transfers with a car adequately equipped with seating for the little ones and a very polite driver. Even the driver picking us up from Fara Sabina Train station and taking us to Fiano Romano and back was extremely nice and friendly. My only comment would be reserved to the restaurant and games room times. Though the pool bar is always open, you can only get simple snacks. I would have thought that the restaurant would be open for lunch but it was available from 18:00 onwards. All in all we really enjoyed it a lot, the site and amenities are great and I already miss the place. Any mothers with small children/babies just go ahead and book! Thank you to all at I Pini for a memorable stay. Regards from Malta!
This was our second year in a row staying at I Pini (with extended family this time, spread over 3 mobiles), with children aged 2, 6 and 8 in the group. I'd been little anxious that it wouldn't live up to the memory, but thankfully it was as good, if not better than the previous year. The animation team were brilliant (Greg, Leonardo, Jessica, Layla, and Laura), and the nightly shows after the 'mini-disco' were loved by everyone. All the staff were lovely, including those on the reception, who were particularly good with the children when we were checking in. Other improvements this year included the daily leaflet with a schedule of what was happening that day, as well as info on some employees, and the weather forecast etc. There's still plenty to do, such as the trampolines, mini-golf, football etc, but this year we didn't even use these once, as we just enjoyed the pool area, and pool games etc. We had hired a car, and ate in Fiano Romano one night (Eduardo's, would definitely recommend it), and made some day trips into Rome. For this we drove to Fara Sabina train station, and left the car there, and then got the train into Rome Ostiense (only €3 each way for an adult). This year we also ate in the onsite restaurant, which was also lovely and reasonably priced (for the portions/quality). All in all, we had another brilliant holiday at I Pini, and are hoping to return for a third year!
I really liked this place. I enjoyed the fact it was so small because that meant everywhere is accessible regardless of where your accommodation is; many of the staff (notably at the shop) were very helpful and proactively so; the restaurant is first class; and there is even a leaflet "posted" to you every morning to let you know what's on and who's who. The general atmosphere was thus very pleasant. Even for a small site, there is pretty much everything there - a football pitch, mini-golf, pools, a games room and a (very basic) shop alongside the restaurant/bar. What is negative? Well, firstly, this seems set primarily for families with very small children. The pools are miniature with water only ever up to the waist and relatively short slides, and the entertainment is also aimed and children at age single-digits. It is not a big problem for those with teenagers as they too have places to gather (and indeed other local teenagers to gather with), but they are not priority here. Secondly, it is remote and the shop is very basic; without a hire car this could be slightly tricky (although there are shuttles to Fiano Romano and ultimately Rome itself, I believe). Thirdly, the music at the evening entertainment was identical every weeknight; up to a point this is funny and understandable but a little variety may have done no harm. One other thing is that free WiFi is generally freely available and reaches any outdoor location around the site. However, over the last couple of days we were there the connection did not work. None of these negatives bothered me even remotely (our teenagers got on fine, we had a hire car, and that in turn meant we went out some evenings; nor do I holiday for WiFi), and I found the whole overall relaxed and pleasant atmosphere a huge benefit. I just note them for others to consider, and I feel I need to knock a star off for them because although the vast majority will get on very well here, it won't quite be for absolutely everyone I suspect.
This was our third time at I Pini and, as before, it was fantastic. The animation team, Greg, Rada, Layla, Mattia and Simone were superb. They entertained both young and old throughout the day, our little boy loved them! The campsite restaurant was great too. Henry (restaurant) Andrea (pool bar) and Yasser (pizza) made us feel very welcome. See you next summer I Pini.
This was our second year here with our children (5 and 9) and we have had another very enjoyable, relaxing holiday. The children are entertained and happy from morning until night if they wanted which makes it relaxing for us. The animation team work so hard to make sure everything runs well. The park is small and safe enough to have allowed our children a little bit of freedom to go places by themselves. We hired a car and drove in to Rome one afternoon which we was easy enough. We booked direct with the campsite and got a great deal on a 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom bungalow. It was a little tired and dated - the sofa cover wasn't fixed on so kept coming off - not a major thing but annoying to have to keep putting back on after anyone had sat down. If anything we would have preferred a bit more sports/entertainment for our 9 year old. He was too old for the kid's club and last year a lot of the pool games/races/football etc were aimed at his age where this year it was mostly aimed at the adults - we would have preferred him to have been catered for rather than us. Having said that we all had a fantastic and we will be back!
We visited in our motorhome for 10 days. When we arrived it became apparent there was a problem with my brakes. Within an hour or so of me mentioning to the staff they had managed to get a local mechanic to me who diagnosed the problem. The following day a member of staff Alberto, took me to the workshop where my camper was fixed. The site was always clean with cleaners constantly patrolling the site. A couple of times we went into Rome using the train and the metro system . The staff told me which station to get on and off, where to buy tickets and writing down the times of trains etc. The staff are the most pleasant and helpful I've encountered anywhere. Alberto the driver, is a thoroughly nice man as well as being very helpful. Roberta in reception is also a lovely woman and again very helpful. We will be going back again as this is the best we have found.
Day 1, beautiful surroundings, quiet, a little but cut off I thought as I like to walk and explore a bit on holiday. Day 2, decided due to relaxing (and a little bit of cut offness) would indulge myself in the Italian way of 'Dolce far Niente' The Sweetness of Doing Nothing:) Thought lazy days, crickets, reading, peaceful, quietness, pool for kids, perfect. Then by Day 3 was sucked in by the energy of The Animation Team, run by the amazing Greg and the beautiful Laura and a some newbies in for the high season and was doing group dances, quiz night, men v woman! The outstanding organisational skills and professionalism, friendliness and infectious energy exuded by Greg is unique. He truly is the talent behind the whole team and the kids adore him! He will go far so watch out I Pini (don't lose him!) Truly made the entertainment (which I usually kinda dread going to, but do for the kids) Fun and funny. Lots of laughs and kids will be doing the group dances the whole Summer. Really made for the perfect getaway. A mixture of The Sweetness of Doing Nothing, seeing Roma and keeping the kids happy. Thank you for the perfect holiday with lots of smiles. Take me back there NOW! HaHaHa!
Nice quiet camp with a number of different accommodation options from camp in your own tent caravan or camper to mobile homes of all sizes . Great for adults and children ( the kids pool is soft underfoot for safety ) on site shop is convenient but only stocks essential items and is a little pricey compared to the supermarket in fianno Romano which is a 5 min drive away (car recommend )evening entertainment was pretty much the same as every holiday park . they run a daily bus to rome (subject to 15 passengers minimum ) for 8 euros which we used twice From here we drove to pisa which took about 4 hours each way ( a long day but worth it ) we also drove to naples 3 hours each way. Shower blocks are clean and work well On the whole we would recommend this park Nb everything in Italy cost more than you think it is going to
We stayed in the I Pini Family Park mid June for 8 nights and found all the staff very friendly & most helpful. We stayed in a 2 bed mobile, which was a good size but we missed not having an oven or microwave, which we have had on previous camping trips. The decking outside was shaded and we spent most of our evenings sitting out while the kids slept. The location of the park is quite rural and as we didn't hire a car, found ourselves quite isolated. We did avail of the shuttle bus to Fiano Romano but when we called to be collected there was no driver available (this was not explained to us before going). We were therefore stuck in Fiano Romano in +35 degrees with nowhere to go with small children. The supermarket in Fiano Romano was low stocked and the supermarket on site had even less. I would definitely recommend hiring a car! However, the facilities for the kids were excellent and the animation team (Greg, Lella & Francesca) were all amazing and gave 100% at all times. I don't know where they got their energy from as they seemed to be constantly working on entertaining the kids or if not the kids, the adults!!!! All in all, we had a good time but the kids had an amazing time thanks to the animation team.
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