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Rive Gauche B&B Lodge

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128 Ferndale Way | RD 4, Taupo 3384, New Zealand
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

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... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Really nice place with great views, easy access to many activities. The owner, Lynne is very hospitable and makes you feel right at home with good a good breakfast to start the day. The room (river view) was very comfortable and quiet with a nice view out the back door and patio...perfect for sitting out with a glass of wine... More 

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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. You made the most of the opportunities to relax and enjoy what we consider is the best part of living here: the lovely outdoor environment, ever changing with the seasons. Relaxing a while over a glass of wine or a cup of coffee is the perfect way to end a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

A beautiful, modern and tastefully decorated B&B on the outskirts of Taupo with the comforts of home. Lynne prepared a beautiful breakfast each day. There is a small vineyard on the property and Lynne and Jim shared a bottle of their delicious wine with us at sundown. We highly recommend Rive Gauche.

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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. March is a particularly lovely time of year, the season in which to enjoy the change of seasons: occasional morning mists and amazing sunsets and the view over the vines down to the river is one we never get tired of. Studio guests have this view from their room. We... More 

Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We had the perfect weekend at Rive Gauche, Lynne & Jim where outstanding hosts and really made it an extra special experience for us... I recommend grabbing a bottle of their wine and asking Jim to light the outdoor fire for you... Breakfast was delicious and I will be back without a doubt!

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

We really enjoyed hosting you and being able to share such a beautiful Taupo evening. There is nothing nicer than to be able sit around the fireside on a clear night. Of course there is no guarantee of suitable weather for this, but we always enjoy conversation with our guests, over a cup of tea or coffee or a glass... More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Taupo is an interesting place. One that seems to adore motels, fast food eateries and small town shops catering to the many tourists that come through here. Well we found Rive Gauche to be a wonderful escape from all of that, and we very much enjoyed our stay there. Lynne & Jim have built a wonderful house, with the vineyard... More 

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

We delight in the fact that guests staying with us can truly relax at the end of a busy day - without the inconvenience of being far from town if they choose to dine out at one of Taupo's restaurants. Rive Gauche offers a retreat from life in the fast lane, and guests in the studio particularly appreciate this. The... More 

San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

We booked a B & B at Hawks Bay five months in advance and three weeks before leaving home, the owners canceled our booking due to personal circumstances. The good news was that they recommended Rive Gauche to us as an alternate. Lynn & Jim were the perfect hosts. The breakfast was fresh and hearty and included homemade jellies. Our... More 

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

We were very pleased to be able to host you when the accommodation you had booked was no longer available. We really enjoyed meeting you and are happy that you found our advice about the area helpful. We find that we have many interests in common with our guests and chatting over breakfast or a glass of wine is a... More 

Hastings
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Great overnight accommodation, good breakfast & very accommodating & helpful hosts. Very modern home with gardens - nice patio area & close to Taupo. Haven,t sampled the own vineyard grown Pinot Gris from the property yet!!

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

We were very happy to be able to accommodate you on what was one of the busiest weekends of the year, the weekend of the TAUPO summer concert. This was a hectic time for us as we had guests departing the same day, but we enabled you to check in early and leave your bags here before going to the... More 

San Francisco, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015 via mobile

From welcome note to thank you note, Lynne's warm hospitality and her excellent ability in paying attention to details made our stay comforting. She welcomed us with refreshment, and sent us off with great journey tips. The room was bright and elegantly decorated. Great breakfast. Thank you so much for having us!

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

It was a pleasure to welcome you to our home, sadly only for one night. Fortunately our King room was able to accommodate the three of you at short notice during an incredibly busy period. At this time, in line with other accommodations, our tariffs were more expensive than usual, especially for one night stays. The best value can be... More 

Bern, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

We had a perfect overnight stay and where perfectly hosted by Lynne and Jim. The bedroom is beautifully designed, the bathroom is luxiourious like in a *****-hotel. The breakfast was just delicious with the best Kiwi-fruit-jelly ever tasted!

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

It was a pleasure to have the privilege of hosting you both and are so pleased you enjoyed your short time with us. We appreciate your acknowledgement of the quality we aimed to achieve in creating our lodge, with the design partly influenced by our travels in Europe where we have often stayed in home-hosted bed and breakfast accommodation. We... More 

Tairua, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

Rive Gauche has the most amazing spaces to relax and chill out. The beautifully comfortable room was spacious and the bathroom luxurious! Guests have a separate area to make tea and coffee PLUS a lounge room to enjoy and relax in. All of this looks over the vineyards and NZ bush beyond. Soooo serene and lovely. Lynne made us a... More 

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

I so much enjoyed having you both to stay and to be able to spoil you with some Taupo hospitality. We had a wonderful chat over a leisurely breakfast, finding so much to talk about. I find this is the case with most of our guests. Staying in home-hosted accommodation like ours gives people the chance to interact with Kiwi... More 

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