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Best day spa up to an hour from Hamilton?

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Best day spa up to an hour from Hamilton?

Hello,

One of my best friend's who lives in Hamilton has just told me she is pregnant, and I am so excited for her and her husband. I would love to buy them both a day at a beautiful day spa for a bout of pampering before the baby arrives (and sleep deprivation kicks in). I was hoping someone could recommend a spa for me...I've found a couple of websites, but without personal recommendations it's really hard to know how nice they are! Ideally, they won't have to travel more than an hour from Hamilton and it will be a proper spa, rather than just a salon that also does beauty treatments. Here are some of the websites I've found:

http://www.indulge.org.nz/index.html

http://www.bodycafe.co.nz/home

http://www.limespa.co.nz/index.html

Any thoughts on the above, or other recommendations would be hugely appreciated! Thanks for your help :-)

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1. Re: Best day spa up to an hour from Hamilton?

Hi lexy, sorry I can't recommend any off your list although they all look great going by their websites. They are all handy and in or near the city centre. Limespa has a beauty clinic in Raglan too, a lovely beach settlement about an hour away from Hamilton. There are some great luxury lodges out that way to stay overnight in too.

I can give you another couple to consider, both are 50 minutes from Hamilton. It would be great if they could stay overnight at Hotel du Vin, it's set in a beautiful vineyard tucked into a hill side smothered with native bush. It has a great restaurant, hot pool, archery, clay bird shooting, tennis, tasting room and very romantic chalets. Along with a range of spa treatments.

http://www.spaduvin.co.nz/spainfo.php

The other is in Te Aroha, which is a very small town located beneath the Kaimai Ranges. There is a hot soda mineral water spring in town and the spa has been developed around the spring since Victorian times when it was very famous NZ and world wide. people came from far and wide to partake in the waters. It would be better if they stayed overnight again just saves driving home after all the lovely treatment.

http://www.tearohapools.co.nz/spa_home.php

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2. Re: Best day spa up to an hour from Hamilton?

Thanks so much for your help Zappers. Spa Du Vin looks lovely! And the other place looks gorgeously quaint. These are some fantastic ideas, so thank you again :-)

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3. Re: Best day spa up to an hour from Hamilton?

Hi

Good idea to shout a Day Spa for your friend in Hamilton.

One of the nicest places to stay in Te Aroha is the Holiday park

www.tearohaholidaypark.co.nz

For only $ 70 (a couple), you can book a private Cottage, attached to a Hydro Spa and enjoye an evening under the stars in Hot Water. The location is purely rural, horses and lambs grazing in direct sight just across from your large deck. Hope this helps. Anna

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4. Re: Best day spa up to an hour from Hamilton?

Hasn't the Hotel du Vin closed down? I thought I saw recently where Dilworth School has bought it.

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5. Re: Best day spa up to an hour from Hamilton?

Our friends went to Hotel du Vin and loved it!

Might be worth checking if there are any spa treatments that aren't recommended for pregnant women though.

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6. Re: Best day spa up to an hour from Hamilton?

PS Hotel du Vin is a bit further than an hour from Hamilton though, albeit not that much further.

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