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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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Tamahere, New Zealand
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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... More 

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Thank rhonda p
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... More 

Maidstone, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 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... More 

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Thank Bill3075
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... More 

Brisbane, Australia
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48 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 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. More 

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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 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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Thank Frank R
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... More 

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6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 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! More 

Miami, Florida
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16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 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... More 

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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. More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 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... More 

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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. More 

Sydney, Australia
1 review
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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45 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
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 

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