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Rive Gauche B&B Lodge

128 Ferndale Way RD4, Taupo 3384 New Zealand
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Updated 25/05/21


#8 of 50 B&Bs / Inns 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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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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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 as a couple
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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Tom GC wrote a review Mar 2020
Red Hill, Australia54 contributions4 helpful votes
Lynne and Jim will make you feel very welcome. Everything about the B&B is first class - the room, the food, the great location. Our hosts were very knowledgeable and a font of wisdom for things to do and see. Taupo is a wonderful place and this was a great place to stay.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from Lynne F, Owner at Rive Gauche B&B Lodge
Responded 12 Mar 2020
Thank you so much for choosing to stay with us at Rive Gauche. We really enjoyed meeting you and are happy you enjoyed your stay. You got to discover some of the attractions Taupo has on offer and were able to make the most of your short stay. We like to direct our guests to activities that suit their interests and abilities so that they can have the best experience possible.
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WelltravelledJill wrote a review Mar 2020
Solihull, United Kingdom51 contributions22 helpful votes
Do not hesitate to book a visit to Rive Gauche where you will receive a warm welcome and so much more. The owners Jim and Lynne are delightful and happy to pass on copious helpful information. You can walk to Huka Falls from the house though, in heat, take water as it’s a fair 40 minute hike but very very worthwhile. We were very fortunate to share the Rive Gauche wine in the evening and the breakfast was beautifully presented. The room was spotlessly clean and there really isn’t anything not to like ! We’d like to say a special thank you to Lynne and Jim for making our very short visit such a special memory
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from Lynne F, Owner at Rive Gauche B&B Lodge
Responded 3 Mar 2020
Thanks so much for your words of praise, Jill. It was a pleasure to host you both. We are very pleased you have retained a special memory of your stay with us Take care. We hope to see you again if you are ever over our way.
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Bentik wrote a review Feb 2020
Palma de Mallorca, Spain15 contributions3 helpful votes
This is the perfect place to relax. Beautiful house and location surrounded by nature. Rooms with views to the river and its own vineyard. You can walk to the Huka falls, 30 mins along the river. Just 5 minutes by car from Taupo's town centre but away from the crowds. We loved our stay here. The hosts do their best to accommodate your needs and will help you with advice and recommendations, even booked restaurants for us. The location is also great because is on the way to famous hot springs and volcanic parks, less crowded than the ones in Rotorua. Good quality amenities.
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Date of stay: January 2020
Room Tip: Both rooms have nice views.
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Response from Lynne F, Owner at Rive Gauche B&B Lodge
Responded 9 Feb 2020
Thank you so much for choosing to stay with us and taking the time to write a review. It was a real pleasure to meet you. Offering recommendations of things to see and do in our area is something we like to do to ensure our guests make the most of their stay. We are so pleased you enjoyed the peacefulness of our location - a good reason to stay at Rive Gauche - it is quiet but close to amenities, with easy access to tourist attractions.
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Timandsally wrote a review Nov 2019
Sydney, Australia51 contributions21 helpful votes
We had a fantastic stay of 5 nights with Lynne and Jim, travelling as a family of three for a milestone birthday. When we pulled up after our drive from Auckland, we immediately felt at home when Lynne warmly welcomed us at the front door. We then shared afternoon tea with our hosts, complete with Lynne's home-made orange cake (very yummy and Lynne gave us the recipe later - Gisborne oranges seem to be the secret!). The house is lovely with carefully chosen design features, a beautiful garden and boutique vineyard, and Lynne and Jim are warm and engaging hosts. The B&B rooms are spacious and are in a separate wing of the house so privacy is assured, and there's also a lounge where you can read or watch Sky TV if you like. Breakfasts are fantastic with all home prepared fare and it was lovely to meet fellow guests from Switzerland and we enjoyed plenty of breakfast banter, with Lynne and Jim joining in too. This is a 5 star B&B - great quiet location with leafy grounds and only a short drive into Taupo for restaurants, cafes and shops. Tongariro National Park isn't too far away and we enjoyed walking in mountains on one of our days. Rotorua's just up the road and Lynne has heaps of advice about things to see and do locally and further afield. This was our Taupo home away from home - who could ask for more?
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Date of stay: November 2019
Response from Lynne F, Owner at Rive Gauche B&B Lodge
Responded 30 Nov 2019
It was a privilege to have you stay at Rive Gauche while on this milestone birthday trip. We are thrilled you enjoyed your time with us. You were able to make the most of what our region has to offer by choosing to stay five nights. I feel that some travellers, in trying to cover too great a distance, miss out on a number of experiences which make the region special, so bravo for what you managed to see and do. Thank you too for booking directly with us. We look forward to hosting you again if you are ever over our way. We wish you all the very best, and many more special birthday celebrations.
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US$141 - US$174 (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 Huka Falls tracks (2.1 km), Lake Taupo (2.7 km), and Formula Challenge Racing (3.1 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 Malabar Indian Restaurant & Bar (Nepalese & Indian Cuisine), Incredible India Restaurant and Bar, and Suncourt Indian.
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.