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River Valley Lodge

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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good22%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“kiwi experience”(63 reviews)
“horse riding”(34 reviews)
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed here for 1 night as part of the kiwi ex. Kitchen under stocked and dirty - even before everybody started cooking. Common area/dining room was cold despite there being a fire (which wasnt lit even after requests) and it was the start of winter....More

Thank MichelleShellD
Response from rivervalley1, Owner at River Valley LodgeResponded 2 weeks ago

Kia ora Michelle Thanks for your review. The customer kitchen is cleaned at least once per day, and given a thorough clean each afternoon. I am afraid that many people who use it do not exhibit the same care and it only takes one or...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

WOW! Me and two of my friends decided to stay at this place for one night and ended up staying three! The staff were incredible, so approachable and fun to be with, the vibe they have there is wonderful, not to mention they are all...More

Thank tcamp48
Response from rivervalley1, Owner at River Valley LodgeResponded 2 weeks ago

Kia ora When I first read this review I thought WOW! It was so much fun to read such a positive review, especially one that summed up so much of the River Valley experience. I couldn't help but wonder just who you were. However after...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We only stayed here one night as it was part of our kiwi experience tour but it was brilliant, we stayed in the 6 bed dorms out the back which were great and we had booked to do the white water rafting the next morning....More

Thank gilly1878
Response from rivervalley1, Owner at River Valley LodgeResponded 2 weeks ago

Kia ora Nathan and Stacy Thanks for your review. It is always so positive for us to read reviews from people who appreciate the whole River Valley experience, and also appreciate people, like Daniel, who only make it better. All the best on your travels...More

Reviewed 19 April 2018

We only visited River Valley Lodge for one night, but had a fantastic time. We had a camper van so I cannot say anything about the rooms, but the lodge is secluded and the main dining hall beautiful. Kirk was our guide for the Rangitikei...More

Thank nicola s
Response from rivervalley1, Owner at River Valley LodgeResponded 2 weeks ago

Kia ora Nicola Thanks for your review. We are indeed very lucky to have such incredible staff and live in this beautiful location. Of course the river is a bonus! Yes, cleaning up the customer kitchen is a thank less chore. The house keeping staff...More

Reviewed 17 April 2018

We visited River Valley for a two hour horse trek which was a fantastic experience. As someone who hadn't ridden for over 20 years, I arrived feeling rather nervous but our guides Autumn and Whiz were friendly and helpful and immediately made me feel relaxed....More

Thank cherola64
Response from rivervalley1, Owner at River Valley LodgeResponded 2 weeks ago

Kia ora Thank you for your review. I will pass on to the horse trekking guides your review. Hope to see you again sometime. Brian

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Free Parking
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Spa
Hotel Amenities
Free Parking
Self-Serve Laundry
Airport Transportation
Breakfast Available
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Air Conditioning
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US$109 - US$121 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
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Price range
US$109 - US$121 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
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Primrose B
23 June 2016|
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Response from rivervalley1 | Property representative |
Hi There I have been away for several days, so will follow up about why you have not yet received an answer. Thanks for your enquiry. Kind regards Brian
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"The riverside guest rooms are quiet and secluded. Rooms closer to, or in, the lodge are more 'in the..."
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"wish I could put more than 5 stars on the location .. it was better than awesome... ."
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"If you chose to sleep in one of the bunk houses, pay a little extra for the 4-bed dorm--It's quieter..."
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"Range of dorm rooms, smaller dorm rooms, private double, ensuite rooms and family rooms. Take your pick!"
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