My sister and myself save up every week, and once every 3-4months we have a weekend away. This time we choose to go to Hamner Springs. I looked at many different accommodation offers, but loved the look of this retreat. Rippinvale was about an $100 more than staying in one of the regular motels/hotels, but it was soooooo worth it. The service was incredible and we got truly spoilt. Upon ariving there was a carafe of port and some beautiful chocolate cake waiting for us. The place was very clean and tidy, and the lovely french courtyard outside made it a pleasure to enjoy our port and cake. Helen, was a lovely person and made us really feel welcome. At 6pm we were treated to some pita bread and a wonderful creamy dip, which filled us up enough that we didnt even go out for dinner, opting to enjoy a nice relaxing spa on the property instead. Afterwards we enjoyed watching an dvd from their dvd library, but forgot to order our complimentary popcorn as time just got away from us, sitting relaxing in the spa.
The following morning we were treated to an amazing breakfast, which was all homemade and tasted incredible. I have to say I was very surprised, when after filling up on croisants, freshly made bread, creamy porridge, to be asked if we were ready for our cooked breakfast. Even though we were already very full we couldnt miss this opportunity and enjoyed some lovely hotcakes with bananas and bacon.
An amazing stay, and thinking about cancelling our Auckland trip in February to come here again!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A very special New Zealand experience, offering fine boutique accommodation in a relaxed atmosphere. Our suites are private and semi contained set in a private courtyard. Tariff includes pre dinner wine and canapes,fabulous gourmet breakfast of the finest locally grown ans seasonal produce and full evening turn down with Port and chocolates.Use of all facillities. ... more less
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