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Rive Gauche B&B Lodge

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A stylish homestay lodge offering exclusive bed and breakfast and self-catering accommodation options. Set in a tranquil location with private gardens and its own vineyard, Rive Gauche overlooks the Waikato River Valley near Huka Falls, only 2km from downtown Taupo, with convenient access from main routes leading to 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 hospitality offered by well travelled hosts. English, French and some German spoken.
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Property amenities
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast Available
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Public Wifi
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Accessible rooms
Air Conditioning
Non-Smoking Rooms
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We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Rive Gauche. Lynne and Jim were very welcoming hosts who made us feel comfortable at all times. They were more than happy to provide advice regarding activities and restaurants in the area. We enjoyed sampling their wine, and even brought a
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Response from Lynne F, Owner at Rive Gauche B&B Lodge
Responded 1 week ago
We were so pleased to be able to accommodate you at short notice due to a cancellation, and very happy that you enjoyed your stay with us. As you discovered, Taupo is well located for discovering the Central North Island. It is certainly easy to fill one’s days and to continue to find things to do, with or without advice from us. However, we find that guests who follow our recommendations are generally pleased they did. Local knowledge helps! We do hope the wine travelled well and that you enjoy it in your home environment. Best wishes from us both.
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Property's Favorite Review
Lynne and James are delightful hosts and welcomed us to their beautiful home. The garden room is enormous and very well equipped with self catering facility if needed. Their recommendations for restaurants in Taupo were excellent. Breakfast was fresh and delicious and it was so
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Response from TaupoRiveGauche, Owner at Rive Gauche B&B Lodge
Responded Oct 29, 2018
Thank you for your kind comments. It was a pleasure having you to stay and to be able to share a few moments with you, pre-dinner, over a glass of our own wine. We are pleased too that you appreciated our restaurant recommendations and overall had a pleasant time in the Taupo region. We hope to see you again if you are ever back in the area. Best regards from us both.
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Rive Gauche B&B was the perfect choice for our family. Lynne and Jim run the place and make you feel at home. They’ve been great host, helping us with our fishing tour booking as well as many recommendations for places to visit and activities to do in the region. Breakfast was
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Response from Lynne F, Owner at Rive Gauche B&B Lodge
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you so much for choosing to stay with us. It was a pleasure to host your family, and we were pleased to be able to help with reservations and suggestions of things to do during your time in Taupo. We are glad that your stay at Rive Gauche exceeded your expectations, and that you enjoyed our wine, and the breakfasts. The only thing we could’t manage was the weather - we are sorry it was so windy! Best regards, Lynne & Jim
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Everything that makes a great B & B stay, beautiful home and garden, large lounge with fire place to relax, complimentary wine and cheese with Lynne & Jim, tasting their own wine from their vineyard (beautiful wine) Separate bedroom wing for privacy including own well appointed
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Response from TaupoRiveGauche, Owner at Rive Gauche B&B Lodge
Responded Nov 1, 2018
Thanks very much for your kind comments. It is a pleasure to welcome guests such as yourselves who appreciate the environment we have created. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay, and our wine too!. We look forward to seeing you again sometime. Best regards L & J
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We arrived at Rive Gauche for our 2 night stay to a very warm welcome from Lynne and James.They were very helpful with advice on the local area, restaurants and walks and we enjoyed friendly discussion over coffee and good wine in the lovely lounge. Our excellent bedroom /
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Response from TaupoRiveGauche, Owner at Rive Gauche B&B Lodge
Responded Apr 4, 2018
Thanks so much for choosing to stay with us at Rive Gauche. We really enjoyed your company and the fact that you so enjoyed your stay means a lot to us. Taupo really does have a lot to offer, especially on those days when the weather is not so great elsewhere. There is always something for guests to do in the vicinity. We like to ensure guests make the most of their time by making recommendations, which they usually find most helpful. We have just harvested our 2018 grape crop, so hopefully another good will be forthcoming and the centre of some interesting discussions in the future. Best regards to you both.
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Rive Gauche Queen room
vue d'une des fenêtres : à côté ... un beau citronnier !
partie salon (en face il y a une cuisine équipée)
"Platinum Double Room"
"all beds are top of the range,"
"They have a suite with a kitchenette."
"All the rooms are great."
"great views, easy access to the town, lake, golf course, biking, etc."
$175 - $221 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
New ZealandNorth IslandWaikato RegionTaupo DistrictTaupo
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