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Rive Gauche B&B Lodge

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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.
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Free Parking
Public Wifi
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Multilingual Staff
Breakfast Available
Non-Smoking Hotel
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Non-Smoking Rooms
Air Conditioning
Accessible rooms
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Full view
Getting there
Taupo Airport8 km
Rotorua Airport65 km
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All reviews lynne and jim new zealand delightful hosts self catering breakfast was delicious tongariro national park comfortable stay other guests accommodation privacy kitchenette
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Reviewed October 31, 2018 via mobile

Everything that makes a great B & B stay, beautiful home and garden, large lounge with fire place to relax, complimentary wine and cheese with Lynne & Jim, tasting their own wine from their vineyard (beautiful wine) Separate bedroom wing for privacy including own well...More

Thank MantisTD
Response from TaupoRiveGauche, Owner at Rive Gauche B&B LodgeResponded November 1, 2018

Thanks very much for your kind comments. It is a pleasure to welcome guests such as yourselves who appreciate the environment we have created. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay, and our wine too!. We look forward to seeing you again sometime. Best regards...More

Reviewed October 28, 2018

Lynne and James are delightful hosts and welcomed us to their beautiful home. The garden room is enormous and very well equipped with self catering facility if needed. Their recommendations for restaurants in Taupo were excellent. Breakfast was fresh and delicious and it was so...More

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Response from TaupoRiveGauche, Owner at Rive Gauche B&B LodgeResponded October 29, 2018

Thank you for your kind comments. It was a pleasure having you to stay and to be able to share a few moments with you, pre-dinner, over a glass of our own wine. We are pleased too that you appreciated our restaurant recommendations and overall...More

Reviewed April 4, 2018

We arrived at Rive Gauche for our 2 night stay to a very warm welcome from Lynne and James.They were very helpful with advice on the local area, restaurants and walks and we enjoyed friendly discussion over coffee and good wine in the lovely lounge....More

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Response from TaupoRiveGauche, Owner at Rive Gauche B&B LodgeResponded April 4, 2018

Thanks so much for choosing to stay with us at Rive Gauche. We really enjoyed your company and the fact that you so enjoyed your stay means a lot to us. Taupo really does have a lot to offer, especially on those days when the...More

Reviewed April 3, 2018

Well from the time of arrival we were in for multiple treats, superbly comfortable bed, charmingly greeted and good with advice about things to do, very accommodating as we left early one morning for golf and breakfast was all ready for us in the self...More

Thank anna s
Response from TaupoRiveGauche, Owner at Rive Gauche B&B LodgeResponded April 4, 2018

Thanks so much for your generous review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us at Rive Gauche. We loved having you as guests and would be delighted to host you again should you decide to return to Taupo. There are certainly à...More

Reviewed May 21, 2017

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...More

Thank RonandGloria
Response from Lynne F, Owner at Rive Gauche B&B LodgeResponded May 23, 2017

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.

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"Platinum Double Room"
Apr. 4, 2018
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"all beds are top of the range,"
Apr. 3, 2018
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"They have a suite with a kitchenette."
May 2, 2016
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"All the rooms are great."
Nov. 10, 2015
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US$173 - US$203 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
New ZealandNorth IslandWaikato RegionTaupo DistrictTaupo
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