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Rive Gauche B&B Lodge

04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed at Rive Gauche for 2 nights, what a lovely experience. Starting from the moment we drove up and saw the beautifully designed home and landscaped gardens. Lynne and Jim met us at the door and immediately made us feel at home. The interior of the house was beautiful and the guest area was in a separate wing which...

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

It was certainly a pleasure to meet you both. We are pleased to have been able to spend quality time with you and with the guests we had staying at the time. Thank you once again for choosing Rive Gauche for your Taupo stay.

Auckland
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well, the accommodation on the website looked fabulous hence our choosing Rive Gauche, but when we arrived it was far better than on the photos. The room was beautifully and tastefully appointed and spotlessly clean. The vines were spectacular, especially with the early morning mist rising at sunrise. Our generous and friendly hosts invited us for drinks and nibbles to...

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

Thank you so much for choosing to stay with us at Rive Gauche and for your enthusiastic comments. We are so pleased that your stay was beyond expectation. We designed the studio as a peaceful retreat, a place to unwind at the end of a busy day, from where guests can admire the ever changing vineyard and river views. In...

Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

We stayed in Rive Gauche for four nights. It was THE best place to visit the lake, walk in Tongariro and cycle the Great Lake Trail. A wonderful house in a beautiful location, just out of town. Lynne and Jim are very hospitable and they can give you all the advice you need. Best of all, their Pinot Grigio is...

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

Thanks for choosing to stay with us and for your vote of confidence. We are so pleased you enjoyed your time with us here in Taupo. We would love to host you again should you ever return to the North Island. Furthermore, we are proud of our Pinot Gris and are pleased that our guests do too.

Brewood, United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 March 2017

Amazing,a superb large room with all facilities, very comfortable bed and beautiful bathroom all set in a lovely garden and vinyard. Our hosts were very friendly and helpful, breakfast was excellent. The situation is just outsde Taupo and very peaceful.If I visit the area again I would not consider staying anywhere else. The attention to detail is beyond reproach.

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

Thank you so much for your generous comments. We are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to hosting you again should you ever return to Taupo.

Reviewed 12 March 2017

We stayed there for 2 nights and we truly loved it. The room was very spacious, tastefully decorated and overall delightful. We really enjoyed the breakfasts, as well as how welcoming and gracious our hosts were. Since we are French, the fact Lynn spoke the language really helped us. She really spent a lot of time sharing stories with us...

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

Thank you so much for your kind words, Brigitte. We really enjoyed hosting you and hope you manage to come back to NZ some day. We are sorry that you didn't get around to tasting our wine, but when the weather is great and time limited it is important to focus on sightseeing when you have travelled so far to...

Reviewed 13 January 2017

Lynne and Jim provide a beautiful experience within their generously appointed architecturally designed b&b overlooking their vineyard yet close enough to all the area has to offer. The gardens compliment the house and are lovely to walk in and the views and bird life make for a super relaxing break. Highly recommended.

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

Thank you for choosing our studio for your stay in Taupo. We are pleased that you found it so relaxing and enjoyed the views and the bird life. Our intention in offering the self-contained option for longer stays was just that, for people to relax and enjoy the environment. With Taupo town centre only 2 km away it is possible...

zeist
Reviewed 4 December 2016

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...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Multilingual Staff
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A stylish homestay lodge offering exclusive 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 hospitality 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: ₹ 9,689 - ₹ 15,826 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
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See which rooms travellers prefer

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