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#1 Guest_LeChatNinjah_*

Posted 02 January 2013 - 10:16 PM

AND I LOVE IT!

I'm currently researching accommodation on the Gold Coast for an upcoming holiday and am leaning towards Peppers Broadbeach, which has rave reviews and is definitely at the top end of our budget.

I asked DS13 to take a look and sort of apologetically said that it wasn't one of the massive kid-geared places with slides and playgrounds.

His response?  "Oh, good, I hate kids and (looked at photos) OMG, Mum, granite benchtops!  I'm so there!"

*sigh*

I'm so proud, lol, in a really weird way.

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#2 Guest_LeChatNinjah_*

Posted 02 January 2013 - 10:20 PM

FWIW, he's looking at a future in architecture, interior design or computer game design.

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#3 Soontobegran

Posted 02 January 2013 - 10:28 PM

That is classic.
Sounds like you've found your rental original.gif

#4 Guest_LeChatNinjah_*

Posted 02 January 2013 - 10:31 PM

After that comment I get to make him cook every night, right?

Surely...

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#5 Life'sJuggle

Posted 02 January 2013 - 10:35 PM

he is spot on, we just stayed there it was lovely!

#6 Guest_LeChatNinjah_*

Posted 02 January 2013 - 10:38 PM

Sweet mother of all, he just challenged my cooking concept with "but we'll be on holiday, we must try all of the local restaurants, surely, Mother"

Whose kid is this?



#7 ChickenortheEgg?

Posted 02 January 2013 - 10:39 PM

QUOTE (LeChatNinjah @ 02/01/2013, 11:38 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Sweet mother of all, he just challenged my cooking concept with "but we'll be on holiday, we must try all of the local restaurants, surely, Mother"

Whose kid is this?



10 points!

#8 Guest_LeChatNinjah_*

Posted 02 January 2013 - 11:21 PM

I do love this child.  He is a mini-me.

Kitchen and food snob from way back.  Now I just need him to grow up and get rich and keep me in fine cheeses and stuff.



#9 Soontobegran

Posted 02 January 2013 - 11:25 PM

Just found out DD1 and her partner and child stayed there early December......apparently you son does have very good taste. They said it was amazing. original.gif

#10 Holidayromp

Posted 03 January 2013 - 07:16 AM

The ones that are not massively geared towards children and at the upper end of costs are usually the best to go to because you are not overrun by families seeking the cheaper accomodation and still have all the bells and whistles for the kids.
I looked into Peppers in Broadbeach but ended up going to Paradise Island Resort which had been advertised at 41/2 stars and had the price tag- unfortunately it had climbed down two stars within months and it was accomodation from hell - very cheap and overrun by families seeking budget accomodation.  In the end I got back most of the money I had paid but there is noway we will ever look at cheap resort accomodation again - not worth it.

#11 gmc88

Posted 03 January 2013 - 07:23 AM

Be proud!!

Oh and it is a holiday after all so he is right, live it up!  tthumbs.gif

Mrs GMC88

#12 Pompol

Posted 03 January 2013 - 07:33 AM

I stayed at Peppers Broadbeach last year. Your son has great taste, it is the most beautiful property I've ever seen. And Broadbeach is a much nicer part of the gc than surfers in my opinion. Plenty nearby for kids to do - esp kids who prefer units with granite bench tops wink.gif wait till he sees the fabulous lobby & elevators!

#13 NunSoFeral

Posted 03 January 2013 - 07:53 AM

QUOTE (Holidayromp @ 03/01/2013, 07:16 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I looked into Peppers in Broadbeach but ended up going to Paradise Island Resort which had been advertised at 41/2 stars and had the price tag- unfortunately it had climbed down two stars within months and it was accomodation from hell - very cheap and overrun by families seeking budget accomodation.  In the end I got back most of the money I had paid but there is noway we will ever look at cheap resort accomodation again - not worth it.


So glad you posted that HR - I thought I was the only one.
We did Paradise and I found it valium-inducing. We bailed early.  

We have also done Peppers - it is ace.

Loving your boy LCN.
Train 'em up I say.

My eight year old has joined me in the odd cheese orgy. Loves him an olive as well.
The rest of my lot are heathens.

#14 *Lib*

Posted 03 January 2013 - 08:06 AM

We did paradise resort, we stayed there with kids, for a friends wedding. The kids were kept nicely entertained while we caught up over cocktails. Ideal for people who want to keep the kids busy to allow the adults to relax.

#15 Ritaroo

Posted 03 January 2013 - 08:17 AM

Broadbeach is so much nicer than surfers. There are so many restaurants to try in that area so your son will love it.

#16 Ducky*Fuzz

Posted 03 January 2013 - 08:26 AM

Lol. Awesome!

#17 Pearson

Posted 03 January 2013 - 09:28 AM

Paradise island resort and paradise resort are two TOTALLY different places!




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