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# 142990 31-Mar-2014 10:48
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Hi There!

My wife and I have been together since we were 17, nearly 20 years and married for 10 Years this year, and I thought I'd like to surprise her with a weekend away from myself and the kids. 

We are based in Auckland but a small amount of travel would likely be ok. 

I am trying to find a place that has nice accommodations, has Spa treatments, room service, and a swimming pool. I'd like to keep the per night cost to under $200 but I can be flexible if it's a great place. Obviously that excludes consumables like massages etc. 

Anyone recommend a place?


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  # 1015871 31-Mar-2014 10:54
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I'm not sure if it'll fit your budget, but I'd recomment the Langham Hotel - see if you can get a special deal on one of their Chuan Spa experiences.





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Tutakaka Whangarei, Look at Matapouri.
And if you like it up there buy something from this ol chap: http://www.barfoot.co.nz/g.alexander 



 
 
 
 


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  # 1015888 31-Mar-2014 11:09
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Lift your budget, because she's worth it smile




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Handsomedan: I'm not sure if it'll fit your budget, but I'd recomment the Langham Hotel - see if you can get a special deal on one of their Chuan Spa experiences.



Looks great, there is a bundle special for $750 a night, but everything is for two. Perhaps she could take her boyfriend :) 


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  # 1015894 31-Mar-2014 11:15
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My wife and I have been together since we were 17, nearly 20 years and married for 10 Years this year, and I thought I'd like to surprise her with a weekend away from myself


That reads as pure gold wink



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  # 1015895 31-Mar-2014 11:17
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Jaxson:
networkn:

My wife and I have been together since we were 17, nearly 20 years and married for 10 Years this year, and I thought I'd like to surprise her with a weekend away from myself


That reads as pure gold wink


Upon reflection, yes I agree, both grammatically and by inference that didn't read as it was intended. 

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iPad, iPhone, iMac. How bout getting her an iRon? tongue-out




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  # 1016123 31-Mar-2014 17:21
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What about somewhere like Rotorua? Easy drive from Auckland, and some nice places to stay that meet your requirements




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  # 1016136 31-Mar-2014 17:49
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Ask another female they will know




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  # 1016287 31-Mar-2014 23:21
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networkn: Hi There!

My wife and I have been together since we were 17, nearly 20 years and married for 10 Years this year, and I thought I'd like to surprise her with a weekend away from myself and the kids. 

We are based in Auckland but a small amount of travel would likely be ok. 

I am trying to find a place that has nice accommodations, has Spa treatments, room service, and a swimming pool. I'd like to keep the per night cost to under $200 but I can be flexible if it's a great place. Obviously that excludes consumables like massages etc. 

Anyone recommend a place?



Huka Falls Lodge. And ditch the rug rats.





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Geektastic:
networkn: Hi There!

My wife and I have been together since we were 17, nearly 20 years and married for 10 Years this year, and I thought I'd like to surprise her with a weekend away from myself and the kids. 

We are based in Auckland but a small amount of travel would likely be ok. 

I am trying to find a place that has nice accommodations, has Spa treatments, room service, and a swimming pool. I'd like to keep the per night cost to under $200 but I can be flexible if it's a great place. Obviously that excludes consumables like massages etc. 

Anyone recommend a place?



Huka Falls Lodge. And ditch the rug rats.


Ew.

Tutukaka much better. At the beach

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  # 1016297 1-Apr-2014 00:05
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Brackenridge, Martinborough. 

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I recommend holiday at Waiheke.

Anyway, IMO it does not make sense to 'celebrate alone'.

If it was me, I will make it a family outing (i guess everyone is different)





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Me too, wouldn't want to go alone. Maybe minus the kids tho.

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Honestly, if it were me, I'd be surprised, thrilled, and then bored as hell without anybody else with me. The sentiment is lovely, but I suspect she'll spend a lot of time wondering about you and the kids and never relaxing properly. I agree with others who have suggested a family outing, or if you wanted to get romantic ditching the kids and going somewhere with her.




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