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Rive Gauche B&B Taupo

5.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   128 Ferndale Way | RD 4, Taupo 3384, New Zealand
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Rive Gauche B&B Taupo
Ranked #3 of 28 Taupo B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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English first
Melbourne, Australia
1 review
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 Taupo, 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

Bath
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
16 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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 Taupo, 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

Delft, The Netherlands
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014 via mobile

Stylish is the first thing that comes to mind. Beautiful and very scenically located first class B&B where we stayed for 2 nights. Graceful hosts with whom we had nice conversations about our and their travels. Learned a lot about NZ from them. Had a very nice relaxed birthday breakfast there. Will certainly go there again when we come to... More

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

It was so nice to meet you both and to have the opportunity to engage in interesting conversation with you. Thanks not only for choosing to stay with us but for letting us know that you would be spending a birthday at Rive Gauche. We were pleased to be able to mark the event with a special breakfast, and hope... More

Quebec City, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
15 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

Rive Gauche is in a neighborhood just outside Taupo city centre, which is only 5 minutes away by car. The place is absolutely beautiful, surrounded by Pinot Gris vines. It is very quiet, far from the main road, and very comfortable. We had the little studio, which was very modern, and beautifully decorated. There was everything we needed, especially in... More

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

We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay at Rive Gauche and hope you return soon to sample our Pinot Gris. We expect to have our first wine made this year. We found we had a common interest in wine and having recently been to Québec, found we also had a lot to discuss about both your region and ours.... More

Wellington, New Zealand
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

Well worth it's five-star rating, Rive Gauche is well placed on the Huka Falls slip road. The room and the overall facilities were immaculate; extremely quiet and immaculately clean. Add to this two delightful hosts and this is a must for people looking for high-quality and memorable accommodation near Taupo. Jim and Lynne were genuinely welcoming and great conversationalists! Many... More

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

Although the majority of our guests are international it is really nice to host other Kiwis. It is a good way to keep touch with what is happening around the country. We really enjoyed your company Allan and are pleased you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope to see you again when you next spend time in Taupo. More

Perth, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

Our parents had a very nice stay at Rive Gauche, hosted by Lynn and Jim. Their house is beautiful, with an area dedicated to guests with their own access. Room was spotless clean, furnished with a lot of taste, and overall very comfortable. Breakfast was delicious, and our parents even got a real German breakfast!!! (which was a big deal... More

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

We really enjoyed having the Rupperts to stay with us, and were delighted to able to provide them with their perfect breakfast. We know they really enjoyed their stay with us, away from the hustle and bustle of town. We really appreciated their daughter booking them in and looking after them so well during their time in Taupo More

Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013

5 stars are not enough to rate this beautiful stay with Lynn and Jim. Perfect with fabulous attention to detail and ultimate comfort. The setting is perfectly situated close to Taupo but quiet in its location with a 5 minute drive into town. The hospitality and feeling of being very welcome as if nothing was too much trouble with our... More

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

We welcome families and yours remains in a special place in our memory. We loved having you stay and helping you discover activities and places for the three of you to enjoy. Three days may have seemed a short time but you managed to fit in a lot of sightseeing and activities, and I am sure your son Joe benefited... More

canberra
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

Rive Gauche is located a few minutes out of Taupo (toe-paw) on the high side of the Waikato river. We stayed for 3 nights (21-23 April) and were the only guests at the time. The house is very spacious, clean and comfortable with a European feel. Lynn was full of great local tips and very friendly and helpful. Lovely breakfast.... More

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

We are so pleased you decided to stay in Taupo and not Rotorua. Many guests have told us they wish they had decided to spend more time here and less there, some of course being put off by the sulphur smell of Rotorua and others just discovering how much there is to see and do in the Taupo region. No... More

Honolulu, Hawaii
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

We loved the Rive Gauche and its owners Jim and Lynn who were very helpful and welcoming. We stayed three nights in the self catering studio overlooking the vineyard. We cooked great dinners and breakfasts and ate them on the private lanai amidst the planted herbs and flowers. The studio is beautifully designed and the decor is modern luxury -... More

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

We felt privileged to host you and so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. The studio offers peaceful and private accommodation where guests can really unwind and enjoy the surroundings, as you did. Conveniently close to town too, only a 2km drive away. More

Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

Just what we were looking for. A beautiful and comfortable stay. We were made to feel very welcome and appreciated the time and space to relax and just enjoy. Just a short drive from central Taupo and close proximity to some beautiful views and thermal tourist spots. We were able to capture a beautful sunset overlooking Taupo.

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

We like to think that we are providing a place where people can take a relaxing break from their busy schedules and return home regenerated. Rive Gauche can be a place to chill out, taking time out from busy lives, or a base from which to explore the numerous activities and tourist attractions the area has to offer. Thank you... More

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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 Taupo 5*

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Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
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A stylish modern home offering luxury bed and breakfast and self-catering accommodation options. Located on a tranquil 1 hectare site with private gardens and its own vineyard overlooking the Waikato River Valley near Huka Falls, Rive Gauche is only 2km from Taupo CBD. Ease of access to main routes means convenience for visiting Taupo and 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 hopitality offered by well travelled hosts. English, French and some German spoken. ... more   less 
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