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Rive Gauche B&B Lodge

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zeist
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Beautiful bed and breakfast , well located for all the great spots around Lake Taupo .Lynn and Jim are wonderful hosts , making you feel at home and giving yiu balanced guidance on exploring the area .Great wines out of their own vineyard , you cannot ask for more!

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Lynne F, Owner at Rive Gauche B&B Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind comments. We enjoyed meeting you both and sharing our special place with you. We are always available to offer advice so that guests can maximise their Taupo experience according to the time they have available. Sharing experiences over a glass of our own wine is an enjoyable way to end the day. Thanks again for...

Bountiful, Utah
Reviewed 3 May 2016

We spent two nights at this lovely B & B for our 20th Wedding Anniversary. The setting is idyllic from every window. The views are perfectly framed and the owners are kind and very professional. We would recommend this property to anyone wanting to experience New Zealand hospitality framed by a simple yet lovely vineyard. Loved it.

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TaupoRiveGauche, Owner at Rive Gauche B&B Lodge, responded to this review

It was great to have you stay, especially as your trip was marking a significant anniversary. We are so pleased you could unwind and enjoy some of this special celebration here at Rive Gauche. We wish you all the best for the future.

Reviewed 28 February 2016 via mobile

A warm and kind welcome, luxury rooms, lovely view over their vineyard, in a quiet place close to the town center. It's a perfect cozy place to visit geothermal pools around and Taupo. And if you're French, we'll be delighted by Lynne and Jim : they are passionate about France and speak French. Not doubt I'll come back !

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TaupoRiveGauche, Owner at Rive Gauche B&B Lodge, responded to this review

It was a pleasure to have you stay. I really enjoyed our discussions and I do hope that our paths cross again. Perhaps you will be back to walk the elusive Tongariro Crossing. If so, we would love to see you again. You deserve to get suitable weather next time. Thanks again for choosing to stay with us.

Tamahere, New Zealand
Reviewed 8 February 2016

had a wonderful weekend at Rive Gauche - included Concert Tour so was on right side of Taupo to beat traffic and hassles. Accommodation was clean, smart and had wonderful views. Felt private, so much so that we made dinner and ate outside on the lawn overlooking vines. Hosts were lovely, and joined us for latter part of breakfast (which...

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TaupoRiveGauche, Owner at Rive Gauche B&B Lodge, responded to this review

We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us. Our aim in developing the property has been to create a relaxing environment where people can enjoy peace and quiet away from the bustle of Taupo yet have the convenience of being close enough to town to access restaurants etc. From the studio the view over the vineyard and the...

Maidstone, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 January 2016

This was a beautiful location, quiet and a so so so comfortable bed. Slept like a log. Fantastic walk to Haka Falls, don't drive walk through the woods....just 25 minutes walk away. You will also enjoy the breakfast....you won't be hungry! Lynne and Jim were very informative about all sorts of things from restaurants, places to visit as well as...

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TaupoRiveGauche, Owner at Rive Gauche B&B Lodge, responded to this review

We very much enjoyed meeting you and are so pleased you managed to follow up on many of our tips on what to see and do in the region. Thank you also for your positive comments on our Pinot Gris. Guests often purchase it as a souvenir to take home, with bottles travelling as far as Paris! We are confident...

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 4 January 2016 via mobile

A wonderful stay in this very elegant B&B. Lovely linen, full use of the spacious lounge. Private kitchenette. Beautiful gardens and just a couple of minutes drive to town. They have three rooms all with ensuite. Host assisted with restaurant reservations and recommendations for activities. Hard to fault.

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TaupoRiveGauche, Owner at Rive Gauche B&B Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for choosing to stay with us at Rive Gauche. We are pleased you enjoyed your time here. Full marks for managing to do so many of the suggested activities, and find time to relax as well. We enjoyed your company and hope to see you again if you are ever back in Taupo. We wish you all the best.

Reviewed 1 December 2015 via mobile

We stayed at Rive for three nights and enjoyed every day and night. We felt very welcome and our hosts were very informative. The spot is a great starting print for trips to the Tongariro NP and Rotorua. The view on the vineyard is very nice. We hope to code back some day!

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TaupoRiveGauche, Owner at Rive Gauche B&B Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks so much for choosing to stay with us at Rive Gauche. We really enjoyed meeting you and helping you to choose sightseeing options during your stay. Thanks for your appreciatiion of what we have to offer: fine accommodation, good conversation and our unique environment, not to mention our own wine. Guests enjoy the fact that they have a view...

Reviewed 29 November 2015 via mobile

We stayed two nights with Lynne & Jim in Rive Gauche and have enjoyed our visit. Lynne and Jim are fabulous and generous hosts and we felt most welcome from the first minute. The rooms are new and large with a modern en-suite - just perfect. Thank you for the hospitality during our stay.

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TaupoRiveGauche, Owner at Rive Gauche B&B Lodge, responded to this review

We loved having you to stay, which is always the case when we meet such lovely people as yourselves. As keen travellers, we are especially happy to host our international visitors and endeavour to make their Kiwi experience a memorable one. New Zealand visitors are also welcome of course!

Miami, Florida
Reviewed 11 November 2015

We had just a quick overnight at Rive Gauche, a real shame. Lovely, purpose-built facility, modern and up to date. Breakfast with the hosts was perfection. REAL maple syrup for my pancakes. Little vineyard out back. The hosts sat with us that evening after we got back from dinner and we spoke our business and their wine and they treated...

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TaupoRiveGauche, Owner at Rive Gauche B&B Lodge, responded to this review

We so much enjoyed your company and appreciated your sharing a little of your lives with us. As always, when we are not travelling somewhere ourselves, we love the contact with the outside world. Thanks for choosing to stay with us. We wish you all the very best.

Reviewed 5 May 2015 via mobile

We travel 3 days Auckland 2 days rotorua 3 days taupo 1 days tauringa 2 days hemilton until now but we still regret why we did not stay Rive Gauche more days. Because we could not find better place than Rive Gauche until now. We will strongly recommend this place who want to take real good rest same as 5...

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TaupoRiveGauche, Owner at Rive Gauche B&B Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for choosing to stay with us. We really enjoyed meeting you and sharing wonderful conversations over breakfast. Meeting people like yourselves makes hosting such and an interesting experience. We were sorry to see you leave and hope you see you again some day.

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
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  • Multilingual Staff
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A stylish homestay lodge offering luxury bed and breakfast and self-catering accommodation options. Set in a tranquil location with private gardens and its own vineyard, Rive Gauche overlooks the Waikato River Valley near Huka Falls, only 2km from downtown Taupo, with convenient access from main routes leading to the many tourist attractions of the Central North Island. Our 3 rooms all have en-suite bathrooms, tea/coffee making facilities, independent access, off-street parking and free WiFi. A generous breakfast is included in the B&B tariff, however studio guests may choose an independent option for a lower tariff. Genuine Kiwi hopitality offered by well travelled hosts. English, French and some German spoken. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Rive Gauche B&B Lodge

Address: 128 Ferndale Way | RD 4, Taupo 3384, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Taupo District > Taupo
Price Range: $213 - $348 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Rive Gauche B&B Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 3
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“They have a suite with a kitchenette.”
 of 5 bubbles smithe3353, 2 May 2016 | Read review
“All the rooms are great.”
 of 5 bubbles jillmiami, 10 Nov 2015 | Read review
“great views, easy access to the town, lake, golf course, biking, etc.”
 of 5 bubbles F7514JIjohnt, 17 Mar 2015 | Read review
“Choose from QS or KS, otherwise amenities the same”
 of 5 bubbles Gazeaway, 15 Mar 2015 | Read review
“make an effort to know Lynne & Jim and you will no doubt have a great experience.”
 of 5 bubbles 587ryanr, 15 Feb 2015 | Read review
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