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Rive Gauche B&B Lodge

#2 of 30 Hotels in Taupo
Certificate of Excellence
128 Ferndale Way | RD 4, Taupo 3384, New Zealand
Rive Gauche B&B Lodge
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

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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4 reviews 4 reviews
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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 

St Austell, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

My wife & I were fortunate enough to stay at Rive Gauche during our holiday in NZ. This was superior accommodation of the highest order in a wonderful location - what more could you want. The B&B rooms are attached to a wonderful home & the hostess, Lynne, was very helpful with information about Taupo & the surrounding area. The... More 

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

We are pleased that you chose to stay with us at Rive Gauche and to know that you greatly enjoyed the experience. We endeavour to cater for individual tastes and interests by providing breakfast options and restaurant recommendations and helping guests with the planning of local activities. We are always happy to help in this respect but it does pay... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

Wonderful hosts who went above and beyond the call of duty, perfect rooms set in a beautiful house and a great surrounding area! Would definitely stay there again and highly recommended to anyone who's planning on staying in the area!

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

It was a pleasure to host you and we appreciate the fact that you chose to stay three nights to make the most of your stay in the area. Even if the weather wasn't always good during the time you spent with us, you made the most of every opportunity to explore what Taupo has to offer. The beautiful trout... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

What a beautiful house. Our room was extremely tasteful, quiet and comfortable. Lynne was a most gracious host, and over a very welcome cup of tea on our arrival, gave us information about the area. Although only staying the one night we managed to see a fair bit of the area including the Huka Falls and a walk along the... More 

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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 and managed to do so much in the short time you had in Taupo. There are so many ways in which to enjoy our environment, whether you are interested in the numerous tourist attractions and outdoor activities on offer, art and culture or just relaxation. We always endeavour to advise... More 

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Additional Information about Rive Gauche B&B Lodge

Address: 128 Ferndale Way | RD 4, Taupo 3384, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Taupo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Rive Gauche B&B Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 3

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