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River Valley Lodge

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Mangahoata Road | Pukeokaku, RD 2, Taihape 4792, New Zealand
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River Valley Lodge
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Sao Paulo, SP
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hostel was nice enough and had a homely feel to it. But all the food was super pricey and the kitchen facilities were poor for how much we were paying. The slumber room was not cheap enough for how many people were squished in, plus you had to pay extra for a duvet which added up being as much... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Tucked away deep in a valley next to the Rangitikei, this was the highlight of my visit to New Zealand's North Island. We booked the Double Trouble package, which included a night in one of the Deluxe Rooms, with dinner and breakfast included. The room was connected to two others and facing the river. It was small, but comfy. The... More

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Palmerston North, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

We are a family of 4. Mum, Dad, !6yr old girl & 13yr old boy. We'd already spent 3 weeks in NZ & having done a 10 day road trip down South already we were really hoping for a good night's sleep before our rafting the next day. We were not disappointed. The family room was a delight. The kids... More

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Surbiton, United Kingdom
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63 reviews 63 reviews
15 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

We stopped off here for 1 night as part of a tour. The setting is remote and beautiful - the perfect place to relax after a couple of weeks on the road. Unfortunately there were not enough people to go rafting so we opted for the horse riding and loved it! Lizzie (our instructor) was brilliant and so knowledgeable -... More

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Gladstone, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

My partner and I stayed at River Valley Lodge on Saturday 12/07/14. We purchased the double trouble package which included a beautiful room with river views, 3 couse dinner and breakfast in the morning. Food was amazing! Room was warm and very comfortable! Staff very friendly and helpful. The location of this lodge is just breathtaking, a must see when... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Fantastic place for a getaway. The location is gorgeous, with the high cliffs and river running past the lodge. We had a room with private bathroom and were extremely comfortable. Loved the large dining hall with bar and massive open fire place. Our focus was the horse riding and it was amazing. We did a couple of days of home... More

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rivervalley1, Owner at River Valley Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Catherine Thanks for your review of your time at River Valley. It always lifts our spirits and makes us want to achieve more when we receive such positive feedback. There is no doubt that River Valley Stables is providing a way deeper experience with horses through the use of Natural Horsemanship techniques. It is incredible to me how passionate... More

Superior, Wisconsin
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135 reviews 135 reviews
46 hotel reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014 via mobile

This place is literally in the middle of nowhere. No Internet, no cell service. BUT it's extremely relaxing this way. The staff have colorful personalities and the lodge is clean and comfy. We had rain while there and they started a fire in the lodge which maxed for a fantastic evening while everyone hung out by the fire. We stayed... More

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rivervalley1, Owner at River Valley Lodge, responded to this review

Hi guys Thank for your review. Always great to hear from people who appreciate the Lodge feel of the place. Out of interest, the showers are generally hot - unless there has been a huge run on them. The water is heated by a wood fired boiler which has an excellent recovery time. All the best Brian More

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

Me and 2 friends made a stop here on the way to Ohakune- and so glad we did!!! I have previously stayed here as a stop on the kiwi experience bus and knew my friends would appreciate it, they were not disappointed. The room was very spacious and comfortable but basic, which was fine :) What made our time here... More

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rivervalley1, Owner at River Valley Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Ashleigh Thanks for your review. Nice to see that your first stay with us while traveling on a Kiwi Experience was cause enough to bring your friends back. The chef sounds like it was Miranda, who will really appreciate the feedback. All the best Brian Megaw More

London, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
15 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Stayed here just for the one night and loved it. Great warm, cosy atmosphere, cheap drinks, amazing food and great company. Staff were fantastic aswell and there's plenty to keep you occupied during your stay. Would definitely recommend and stay here again

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rivervalley1, Owner at River Valley Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Pete Thanks for your review and for pointing out that you found there was plenty to do. Really appreciate the thumbs up about staying again and the recommendation to other travelers. All the best on your travels Brian Megaw More

Reading, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

Had a really lovely time here, big spacious rooms, big spacious communal area, delicious food, well stocked bar (little pricey) The surrounding are beautiful, however there's not all that much to do if you don't want to go white water rafting or horse riding. There is no phone signal and the internet is crazy expensive. However this was actually a... More

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rivervalley1, Owner at River Valley Lodge, responded to this review

Hi LadyV92 Thanks for your review. It does appear that conversation and making entertainment without an electronic device is becoming a lost art. Nice to see you rediscovered it. As far as not a lot to do is concerned. We are an Adventure Lodge, and what we deliver is river and horse based adventures. These define us. I am happy... More

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Address: Mangahoata Road | Pukeokaku, RD 2, Taihape 4792, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Manawatu-Wanganui Region > Rangitikei District > Taihape
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Number of rooms: 14

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