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128 Ferndale Way RD4, Taupo 3384 New Zealand
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A note from Rive Gauche B&B Lodge
Updated 25/05/21


#8 of 51 in Taupo
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. We have two B&B rooms and a self-contained studio, all with independent access. The studio has a kitchenette suitable for preparation of light meals, and a heat pump for those cooler periods. With plenty of outdoor space and proximity to walking trails our location is perfect option for guests wanting a retreat from their busy lives.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Breakfast available
Canoeing offsite
Highchairs available
Hot spring bath
BBQ facilities
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Outdoor dining area
Wine / champagne
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shared lounge / TV area
Private check-in / check-out
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Room features
Soundproof rooms
Dining area
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Electric blanket
Walk-in shower
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Electric kettle
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Landmark view
Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, French
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carolF4079NQ wrote a review Mar 2022
New Plymouth, New Zealand19 contributions2 helpful votes
Had an amazing few days away in Taupo at Rive Gauche, a very peaceful b&b in a beautiful setting which made for a relaxing stay. The garden room with self catering facilities was very clean and stylish with lovely views of the vineyard. Lynne and Jim are very welcoming hosts and look after guests really well. Central Taupo is a short drive away as are Huka Falls or you can do a lovely walk to the falls from the property. This is our second stay here and we will definitely return when we holiday in Taupo again.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled
Response from Lynne Fauchelle, Owner at Rive Gauche B&B Lodge
Responded 3 Mar 2022
Thanks for your lovely review, Carol. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay, and could comme back a second time to make the most of what our area has to offer. At the moment we are readying for our wine harvest. The nets are on, and it only remains to set the date and find some local pickers. Take care and keep well in these unusual omicron times.
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themilnesnz wrote a review Nov 2021
Katikati, New Zealand4 contributions4 helpful votes
We couldn't have chosen a better place to stay. Stylish accommodation in a beautiful setting, and the most perfect of hosts. Lynne and Jim run a small vineyard on the property. Reminded us of holidays in France. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Highly recommended !
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled
Response from Lynne Fauchelle, Owner at Rive Gauche B&B Lodge
Responded 12 Nov 2021
Thanks so much for your lovely review.. We thoroughly enjoyed meeting you both and hope we will meet again some day. Best regards, Lynne
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Katieclem46 wrote a review Oct 2021
Hamilton, New Zealand676 contributions195 helpful votes
This is a lovely and peaceful b&b in a secluded spot near Huka Falls. We were welcomed with afternoon tea to this stylish purpose built lodge. Jim and Lynne are extremely well travelled hosts, so know how to make their guests very welcome. Decor is smart and the rooms are well fitted out. Breakfast was good,and overall this b&b was exactly what you hope for when you make a booking.
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Date of stay: October 2021
Response from Lynne Fauchelle, Owner at Rive Gauche B&B Lodge
Responded 15 Oct 2021
Thanks for very much for your review, Katie. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay with us as much as we did hosting you. It has been a pleasure in recent times meeting Kiwis like yourselves. B&B guests at Rive Gauche get to partake of more of our hospitality, but self-contained accommodation is available in our studio for guests who prefer to be more independent, particularly in these uncertain times. Keep well. Best regards L & J.
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Nicholas L wrote a review Jul 2021
Wellington, New Zealand17 contributions2 helpful votes
Lynne and Jim are the most welcoming of hosts. Their property, complete with its own vineyard in the back yard, is an architectural wonder that combines a very comfortable, modern design with ample touches of rural France, their second home. The bedrooms are beautifully appointed and the place is absolutely spotless. A very highly recommend!
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled
Room Tip: Lynne and Jim have many repeat guests, so book well in advance.
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Response from Lynne Fauchelle, Owner at Rive Gauche B&B Lodge
Responded 18 Jul 2021
Thank you for your generous comments about our property. It was such a pleasure to meet your both and to be able to reminisce about the wonderful times we have spent in Europe. Since Covid, however, we have enjoyed meeting a cross section of the NZ population, including residents and recent arrivals. We do miss hosting our European guests, who previously made up a large part of our market, so thanks again for finding us and writing your review.
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Pol & Lol wrote a review Mar 2021
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Lynne & Jim are charming, relaxed and welcoming hosts. On arrival we were lucky enough to be offered a chilled glass of their 2015 Pinot Gris (Rive Gauche) vintage from the vines in their garden. A delicious start to our stay. Our room was spacious and quiet with a lovely view over the vineyard. With blackout blinds and a large comfortable bed a good night’s sleep was had, ready for the sights and delights of Lake Taupo the next morning. A gentle stroll through their back garden to the Redwood forest and a path to the Huka Falls is a must. Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Travelled
Response from Lynne Fauchelle, Owner at Rive Gauche B&B Lodge
Responded 24 Mar 2021
We were fortunate to be able to host you both, and pleased you enjoyed the quiet, relaxing environment we provide at Rive Gauche. We are always to happy to offer a glass of Rive Gauche pinot gris to our guests, the vineyard being such an integral part of our property. Non wine drinkers are of course offered other options. We enjoy promoting our local region and sharing travel information with our guests. Thanks for booking direct - we always appreciate it when guests take the time to do that. Best wishes from us both.
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US$44 - US$204 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
New ZealandNorth IslandWaikato RegionTaupo DistrictTaupo
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Frequently Asked Questions about Rive Gauche B&B Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Rive Gauche B&B Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Formula Challenge Racing (3.1 km), Huka Falls tracks (2.1 km), and Lake Taupo (2.7 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Rive Gauche B&B Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free parking, free internet access, and reduced mobility rooms.
Which room amenities are available at Rive Gauche B&B Lodge?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Rive Gauche B&B Lodge?
Guests can enjoy breakfast, barbeque facilities, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Rive Gauche B&B Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Rive Gauche B&B Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Incredible India Restaurant and Bar, Malabar Indian Restaurant & Bar (Nepalese & Indian Cuisine), and Master of India.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Rive Gauche B&B Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and French.
Is Rive Gauche B&B Lodge accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.