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    River Valley Lodge

    266 Mangahoata Road | Pukeokaku, RD 2, Taihape 4792, New Zealand
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    Overview
    • Excellent61%
    • Very good22%
    • Average9%
    • Poor5%
    • Terrible3%
    Travellers talk about
    Free Parking
    Breakfast Available
    Air Conditioning
    Hot Tub
    Non-Smoking Rooms
    Restaurant
    Airport Transportation
    Family Rooms
    Bar/Lounge
    Pets Allowed
    Spa
    Meeting Rooms
    Self-Serve Laundry
    Shuttle Bus Service
    3.5 Star Hotel
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    1 - 5 of 184 reviews

    Reviewed 1 week ago

    The setting is so perfect it is hard to believe it's real. The water is crystal clear and the video on their website is no exaggeration. The "product" is as good as advertised. They had great equipment, talented and personable guides, and incredible food. In...More

    Thank isle20152017
    Response from Rob H, Director of Sales at River Valley LodgeResponded 1 week ago

    Thanks for your kind words and so glad you enjoyed your stay.

    Reviewed 6 August 2017

    Just back from having a weekend conference at River Valley.. we got a suite which was so luxurious and warm... great staff, food was awesome and they had no problems at all catering for food intolerances even though we didn't advise in advance... so relaxing...More

    Thank nancybees2017
    Management response:Responded 22 August 2017

    Hi nancybees2017, Thanks so much for your kind comments, so glad you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to see you back at River Valley Lodge soon.

    Reviewed 15 July 2017

    We stayed here for 1 night on a stay with the Kiwi Experience. We had a twin room which was above the main bar seating area and was noisy but it was a Lions match night! And it was other Kiwi Experience guests making the...More

    Thank 2016JuliaM
    Response from Kaysanne, Manager Sales & Marketing at River Valley LodgeResponded 26 July 2017

    Kia ora Julia, Thanks for taking the time to review River Valley Lodge. Glad to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. The Lions match night was quite loud earlier in the evening - there were a lot of passionate Lions (and All Blacks) supporters...More

    Reviewed 26 June 2017

    River Valley Lodge is in the middle of no where. Stayed here on the Kiwi Experience adventure. I didn't do any rafting or horse riding but still had a good time. The place encourages you to be social with no wifi and nothing else around...More

    Thank Robert019u
    Response from Kaysanne, Manager Sales & Marketing at River Valley LodgeResponded 26 July 2017

    Kia ora Robert, Thanks for you review. It is always cool to hear of someone who really tries to experience what River Valley Lodge is about - like you said, its about getting off the beaten track, stepping away from the busyness of everyday life,...More

    Reviewed 14 June 2017 via mobile

    This place is in the middle of no where so there is nothing to do apart from drink or white water raft (drinking is cheaper). We stayed in the "orgy room" because it's essentially one very long bed, sleeping next to someone on either side....More

    Thank nattyemily4
    Response from Kaysanne, Manager Sales & Marketing at River Valley LodgeResponded 26 July 2017

    Kia ora, Thank you for taking the time to review River Valley Lodge. While we are in "the middle of nowhere", we do offer many activities and experiences - paid and free. The Grade 5 white water rafting is awesome, but we also offer horse...More

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    • Top amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Spa
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    • Free Parking
    • Shuttle Bus Service
    • Airport Transportation
    • Meeting Rooms
    • Self-Serve Laundry
    • Breakfast Available
    • Room amenities
    • Air Conditioning
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    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Spa
    • Hot Tub
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    • US$31 - US$175 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
    • Family Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 14
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    • Location
    • New Zealand >
    • North Island >
    • Manawatu-Wanganui Region >
    • Rangitikei District >
    • Taihape
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    Traveller (79)
    Dining (8)
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    Room & Suite (8)
    Hotel & Grounds (83)
    Bathroom (3)
    Business Centre & Event Rooms (2)
    Family and Play Areas (1)
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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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    "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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    "Tell everyone that they will not be able to contact you before arriving at the lodge so they dont freak out..."
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